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HMHS Drama Club livestream

In partnership with the Haddonfield Educational Trust, the High School Drama Club will present an evening of showtunes on Thursday, June 11 at 7pm. (This event was originally scheduled for June 4.)

Titled “Places! At Home,” the event will be livestreamed on the Drama Club’s YouTube channel, HERE.

Admission is free, but viewers are asked to donate to the HMHS Auditorium Improvement Fund, on the Trust’s website, HERE.

The Trust also is planning a golf tournament for August 17, 2020, at Tavistock Country Club. (Stay tuned.)

This Haddonfield Today news story sponsored by Lisa Wolschina & Associates (Keller Williams Realty).

Plays & Players suspends 2020 season

The executive board of Haddonfield Plays & Players today notified its patrons, actors, crew, staff and extended theatre community that it had “made the difficult decision to suspend theatre operations through summer.”

“Unfortunately, this means that all summer programming including our productions of PicnicNight at the OscarsNight of 1000 Plays and 24-Hour Play Festival, as well as our OnStage summer camp program, will not go on as planned.”

The board said it will re-evaluate the remainder of the season during its meeting in September.

“We recognize that, now more than ever, we need to stay connected — with our craft and with each other,” the board said. “We are working on creative new ways to bring you performance opportunities and entertainment experiences and we welcome your suggestions!”

The announcement concluded: “This is only intermission. We are appreciative of your continued support as we plan our next act. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.”

Connect with Haddonfield Plays & Players HERE.

Giraffe sculpture arrives in Haddonfield

Photo: Susan Baltake

After a traffic-stopping ride through downtown Haddonfield early this morning, a 1,000-pound, 15-foot tall bronze giraffe was installed in the Children’s Sculpture Zoo, within Tatem Memorial Garden, at the corner of Kings Highway East and Evergreen Avenue.

Now all he needs is a name. To suggest a name, enter on the Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust’s website, HERE, through May 31.

Plays & Players revises line-up

The show must go on … “in July!” says Haddonfield Plays & Players.

The local community theater released the following statement on April 25, 2020:

While the theatre is temporarily closed in adherence with state and federal guidelines, we’re actively working behind-the-scenes to adjust our season schedule accordingly.  

We’re pleased to announce that Picnic will be our first show upon reopening. Set in Kansas during the lazy days of summer, the show has appropriately been rescheduled to run this summer from July 16 through August 1. Please note that based on social-distancing guidelines at the time of the performance, this show may be converted to general admission seating to accommodate any necessary restrictions. 

Our production of Young Frankenstein, originally slated for summer, has been removed from the 2020 season. We’re looking for future dates to reschedule that production.

Given this scheduling change, the Box Office will be contacting season ticket holders and single ticket holders of Picnic and Young Frankenstein to discuss options. We appreciate your patience as we work through any necessary accommodations.  However, if for some reason you do not hear from us by May 15th and need to update your ticket arrangements, please email the box office at [email protected]

We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation and will keep you informed of any additional scheduling updates. We miss our theatre community and look forward to resuming our high-quality programming soon!

Masks for all!

Statues in downtown Haddonfield are now protecting themselves and others from the spread of COVID-19. One example: “Stanley the Witness,” at 137 Kings Highway East.

Stuart Harting, founder and chair of the Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust (HOST), which has placed more than two dozen sculptures around the town, has outfitted a number of sculptures with protective masks. In addition to “Stanley” … “The Mailman,” outside the Post Office, and “Steadfast and Loyal,” at 116 Kings Highway East.

Check them out … from a safe distance.

Name that giraffe!

While you’re quarantining at home, here’s something fun to do online.

Since we’re all locked down due to COVID-19, Sculpture Month events planned for April have been postponed … and the Name the Giraffe contest has been extended, through noon on May 31.

The 12-foot-tall bronze giraffe will be installed in Haddonfield’s Children’s Sculpture Zoo (within the Tatem Memorial Garden, Kings Highway East and Evergreen Avenue) at a date to be announced, with a formal dedication and the giraffe’s name – contest winner’s name – announced.

Enter here: Name That Giraffe.

While Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust welcomes input from all, near and far, the winning name will be selected from those submitted by Haddonfield residents and students.

Stay tuned… and stay safe!