BRUNDAGE PARK PLAYHOUSE Presents: Bye Bye Birdie

Posted By on October 20, 2014

Brundage Park Playhouse on Carrell Road in Randolph, NJ is pleased to announce performances for its upcoming show, Bye Bye Birdie at the playhouse on Carrell Road in Randolph, NJ on Performance Dates: October 10, 17 at 8:00 pm and October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 at 2:00 pm.   For further information, please call (973) 989-7092. Tickets are $15 for Seniors (62+) and Children under 12, All other tickets are $20. You must use a Visa or Mastercard to reserve your tickets.

Bye, Bye, Birdie

Book by Michael Stewart

Music by Charles Strouse

Lyrics by Lee Adams

Directed by Ray Gelpke

This Tony Award-winning musical is an American theater classic. When teenager Kim MacAfee wins a contest to be the fan chosen to kiss rock and roll star Conrad Birdie goodbye before he goes into the Army, life in Sweet Apple, Ohio is never the same again. Featuring well-known hits such as “Kids”, “A Lot of Livin’ To Do”, “One Boy” and many others, Bye Bye Birdie is nothing but good ol’ fashioned fun.

CAST

Albert Peterson –   Kenny Roggenkamp, Dover

Rose “Rosie” Alvarez – Lanea Odenbrett, Morris Plains

Conrad Birdie –  Manny Lopez, Randolph

Kim MacAfee – Clare Capuzzi, Morris Plains

Mr. Harry MacAfee – Joe Bellina, West Milford

Mrs. Doris MacAfee – Emily James, Dover

Hugo Peabody –  Akash Bhide, Randolph

Mae Peterson –  Anna Gelpke, Randolph

Ursula Merkle – Julia Frost, Randolph

Gloria Rasputin – Sandy Gooen, Randolph

The Mayor/Maude/Mr. Johnson/Cop – Christian Spahr, Denville

The Mayor’s Wife/Reporter III – Ingrid Spahr, Denville

Mrs. Merkle – Kelly Mabin, Mine Hill

Karl – Nick Short, Randolph

Deborah Sue Miller/Helen –  Kristin Ware, Newton

Margie Johnson – Claire Dempsey, Convent Station

Alice/Sad Girl/One Girl – Renee Gopon, Denville  

Nancy/Sad Girl – Elena Rossetti, Randolph

Harvey Johnson – Alex Gelpke, Randolph

Penelope Ann Henkel- Regina Silikovitz, Randolph

Charity Garfin/Sad Girl- Danielle Brecht, Morris Township and Jordan Brenner, Morris Plains

Suzie - Lyndsey Anjelica, Maplewood

Ensemble/Quartet - Dan Crochery, Boonton

Tween Ensemble – Michael Luciano, Randolph*

Tween Ensemble – Michael Gopon, Denville*

Tween Ensemble – Bobby Brecht, Morris Township*

Randolph MacAfee - Alternate Cast Member

CREW:

Director – Ray Gelpke, Randolph

Sound, Lights and Costume Design – Mark Carovale, Mine Hill

Set Design and Property Manager – Nola Young, Wharton

Next Production: Babes In Toyland

Posted By on October 20, 2014

 

Brundage Park Playhouse on Carrell Road in Randolph, NJ is pleased to announce performances for its upcoming showBabes In Toylandat the playhouse on Carrell Road in Randolph, NJ on Performance Dates:  December 5, 12 at 8:00 pm and December 6, 7, 13, 14 at 2:00 pm.   For further information, please call (973) 989-7092. Tickets are $12 for Seniors (62+) and Children under 12, All other tickets are $15. You must use a Visa or Mastercard to reserve your tickets.

 

Babes in Toyland

Music by Victor Herbert

Book and Lyrics by Glen MacDonough

Directed by Mark Carovale

Adapted by Mark Carovale from the story by L. Frank Baum

The scheming and miserly Barnaby wants to steal his nephew Alan’s inheritance and wed his lovely bride-to-be, Mistress Mary. To achieve his evil goals, Barnaby threatens to foreclose on Widow Piper’s shoe if her daughter does not marry him. Desperate to thwart Barnaby and get married, Alan and Mary go to Toyland to seek the help of the Master Toymaker, who, it is rumored, can do anything. Can the Toymaker find a way to help Alan and Mary before Barnaby carries out his threat?  Featuring many of Victor Herbert’s most beloved songs, including Toyland; March of the Toys; Go to Sleep, Slumber Deep; and The Toymaker’s Workshop, this charming, old fashioned musical is a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday spirit.

CAST

 BARNABY: Mark Carovale, Wharton

MOTHER HUBBARD: TBD

CURLEY LOCKS: Gillian Bolnick, Randolph

MRS. SPRATT: Roalyn Mai Diament, Budd Lake

LITTLE MISS MUFFET: Isabella Diminchino, Randolph

WIDOW PIPER, MARY’S MOTHER: Nola Young, Roxbury

MISTRESS MARY QUITE CONTRARY: Julia Drahzal, Mendham

JACK: Benjamin Kushpit, Randolph

JILL: Amanda Claas, Randolph

BO PEEP: Grace Judith, Randolph

LITTLE BOY BLUE: Michael Luciano, Randolph

RED RIDING HOOD/ INSPECTOR MARMADUKE: Isabel Vega, Randolph

RODERIGO: Ryan Domalewski, Randolph

GONZORGO: Clare Capuzzi, Morris Plains

SIMPLE SIMON: TBD

ALAN, BARNABY’S NEPHEW: Manny Lopez, Randolph

THE MASTER TOYMAKER: Rene Dussault, Randolph

GRUMIO/ JACK BE NIMBLE: Christopher Lange, Succasunna

Ensemble: Julia Frost, Randolph

CREW:

Director/Costume Design – Mark Carovale, Randolph

Sets/Props/Music Director – Nola Young, Mine Hill

Assistant Director/Sound  - Larry Turner, Roxbury

Lights – Tom Young, Wharton

 

AUDITION NOTICE FOR FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Posted By on September 9, 2014

 

AT BRUNDAGE PARK PLAYHOUSE

Directed by Mark Carovale

Book by Joseph Stein

Music by Jerry Bock

Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Audition Dates:

Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15 at 2 – 4 pm. Call backs Saturday, November 22 from 2-4.  at the playhouse on Carrell Road in Randolph, NJ.

Auditioners should come prepared to sing a Broadway song (no Pop songs) and be prepared to read from the script. Some dancing (standard musical staging/Some Dance/Optional) will be required for some characters. Bring picture and resume if available.

Seeking Adult Males and Females, Some roles for Children 12 and older. Large Chorus/Ensemble. Refer to the character breakdown for main roles.

Performance Dates:  February 6, 13, 20 at 8:00pm, February 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 2 pm

THE STORY

Based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories by special permission of Arnold Perl

Winner of 10 TONY Awards when it debuted in 1965, Fiddler On The Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, and bookwriter Joseph Stein. A musical theatre tradition, Tevye the milkman tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world. With iconic and beloved songs such as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”, Fiddler On The Roof is the perfect mix of audience-pleasing humor and heart.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: ALPHABETICAL LISTING

AVRAM – Runs the local bookstore and keeps the town advised of the all the news in the area. Male, 40-50 yrs old, Range D3-Eb4

BIELKE – Tevye’s youngest daughter. Takes lessons at home from Perchik. Female, 8-12 yrs old, Range B3- D5

CHAVA – Tevye’s middle daughter who loves to read. Falls in love and runs away with Fydeka, a Russian soldier. Female 15-20 yrs old, Range B3- D5

CONSTABLE – Russian military officer stationed near Anatevka, who knows the villagers well; however, he has a superficial relationship with the villagers. Male 35-45 yrs old. Speaking Role.

ENSEMBLE – Various Villagers and Russian Soldiers.

FRUMA-SARAH – Lazar Wolf’s deceased first wife. She becomes enraged when her husband plans to wed Tzeitel. Female 35-45 yrs old, Range C4 – Eb5

FYEDKA – A strong, young Russian soldier who sees past his military obligations and falls in love with Chava. He challenges Tevye’s imposed silence. Male 20-25 yrs old. Speaking Role.

GOLDE – Tevye’s strong-willed wife who wishes for her daughters to have good husbands and live easier than she and Tevye. Female 40-50 yrs old. Range A3 – Eb5

GRANDMA TZEITEL – Golde’s deceased grandmother, who endorses the marriage between Tzeitel and Motel. Female 60-75 yrs old. Range C#4 – D5

HODEL – Tevye’s second eldest daughter, who must choose between her family and Perchik. Female 18-23 yrs old. Range B3- E5

LAZAR WOLF – The fiesty, brawny butcher and the town’s wealthiest citizen, who wishes to marry Tzeitel. Male 40-50 yrs old. Range C3-F#4

MOTEL – The poor and meek tailor who shares a deep love with Tzeitel. Sensitive and nervous, but sincere and friendly. Male 18-25 yrs old. Range E3 – F#4

PERCHIK – The outspoken student and visitor to Anatevka, who constantly challenges the traditions of the town. He eventually falls in love with Hodel. Male 20-30 yrs. old. Range B2-E4

SHPRINTZE – Tevye’s fourth daughter, also takes lessons at home with Perchik. Female 9-13 yrs old. Range B3-D5

TEVYE – The likeable, hard-working, pious dairyman who always tries to see the positive side of life. He is a proud patriarch and father of five unmarried daughters, who he has raised according to the old scriptures.

TZEITEL – Tevye’s eldest daughter, who bravely defies family tradition to wed the man she loves instead of the man her father has chosen for her. Female 18 – 25 yrs old. Range: B3 – D5

YENTE – The meddling matchmaker and town busybody who knows all the town gossip. Female 50-60 yrs old. Range F3 – F5.

 

For further information please contact Brundage Park Playhouse at (973) 989-7092