Current Production: YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

Posted By on April 14, 2015

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown Program Cover

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

Directed by Larry Turner

Assistant Director:  Mark Carovale

Music Director:  Johnny Citarelli

Set Designer:  Nola Young

Lighting and Sound Operator:  TBD

Performance Dates  May 8, 15 and 22 at 8:00 pm and May 9, 16, 17, 23, and 24 at 2:00 pm

 

 

THE STORY

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (Revised) is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic. The time of the action is “an average day in the life of Charlie Brown.” It really is just that, a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening.  Charlie Brown is joined by his sister Sally, along with his friends Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy in this version. Two new songs, Beethoven Day and My New Philosophy, have been added to the twelve wonderful numbers of the original version, such as My Blanket and Me, The Kite, The Baseball Game, Little Known Facts, Suppertime and Happiness.

Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner,  Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer , Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa,  Original Direction for this version of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” by Michael Mayer, Originally Produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson

 

CAST LIST
Charlie Brown:  Jeffrey Meudt, Budd Lake
Sally Brown:  Kelly Miller, Dover
Snoopy:  Mark Carovale, Wharton
Lucy Van Pelt:  Kristina Plate,  Sparta
Linus Van Pelt: Matthew LuminelloParsippany
Schroeder:  Johnny Citarelli,  Hamburg
Woodstock:  Christopher Lange, Succasunna

ENSEMBLE
Clare Capuzzi, Morris Plains
Amanda Claas, Randolph
Kelly Ganning, Morristown
Alexandra Martins, Succasunna
Ariana Pereira, Randolph, NJ
Andrew Speers, Morristown
Isabel Vega, Randolph, NJ

Performances will be at the playhouse on Carrell Road in Randolph, New Jersey.  For ticket reservations, please call (973) 989-7092.

Tickets are $15 for Seniors over 62 and Children under 12.
All other tickets are $20.
No one under the age of four is permitted to any main stage production. Please, no babes in arms.

A Visa or Mastercard is required to hold all reservations.  American Express is not accepted. 

Tickets can only be exchanged up  to 24 hours ahead of the production by calling the box office at (973) 989-7092 during weekdays only.

 

 

2015 Summer Theater Camps — Register Now!

Posted By on April 13, 2015

2015 Summer Theater Camps – Registration Open

073113_0207_KIDSCABARET1.jpgRegistration open!  Register online or download registration forms:

     Register Online

     Budding Stars Registration Form

     Summer Stages Registration Form

     Advanced Performers Workshop Form

 

BUDDING STARS

Our exciting theater program for children ages 5-7 is back by popular demand we have now expanded to two sessions! Each session will include different performance themes.

What do 5-7 year-olds have an abundance of? The answer is clearly — creativity and energy! We have put together a program that will keep your child actively engaged from 9 am – 3 pm, Monday through Friday for a session loaded with exposure to the world of performing arts.

Our experienced staff will have the little “budding stars” acting, singing, and dancing their little hearts out. Wait, it gets better! How about using your imagination and artistic ability to create simple props and costumes for the skits you will perform, acting out fairy tales or children’s stories? Games, videos, lip synch, role playing and so much more will fill your mornings and afternoons with theatrical activities. Just bring your originality, enthusiasm, motivation and a bag lunch and you’ll be ready to escape to a world where all things are possible if you can just imagine them to be so!

Please join us for this exhilarating adventure culminating in a final performance that will have you brimming with pride and up on your feet!

Place: Community Center on Calais Road (next to the library)

Date: Session I   June 22 – July 2 (no class July 3)

   Session II   July 6 – 17

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Performance Dates: July 2 and 17 at 11:30am*
(*time may change)

Camp Fees:  $380 each session before April 10, $400 after April 10

Ages:  5-7 years of age (Child must have attended kindergarten during the 2014/2015 school year)

Class size is limited to 20 students, so register NOW!!!

More Information and Budding Stars 2015 Registration Form or Register Online 

 

SUMMER STAGES

Brundage Park Playhouse proudly announces its 34rth season of Summer Stages, a workshop for young performers ages 8–14. All students must have completed 2nd grade or higher during the 2014/2015 school year.

Our qualified staff will instruct students in acting, music, and dance. Students will also gain performance experience through participation in a different production each session. We offer four two-week sessions. Each session can accommodate a maximum of 2 groups, with approximately 20 students in each group.

This camp takes place at Brundage Park on Carrell Road. Students entering 7th grade or above in the 2015/2016 school year are eligible for our Advanced Performers Workshop, however, students must audition for that camp.

What to Expect During Sessions at BPP’s Summer Stages

At the beginning of each session, students will be divided into groups where they will learn a song and simple movement, which will then be used to “audition” for the directors. After auditions, each student will then be assigned a role and placed in a cast. Students will participate in acting, music, and dance workshops during one part of the day with the other half of the day dedicated to rehearsals for the show. Friday mornings of performance days, dress rehearsals will take place using costumes and props. Each group will have the opportunity to rehearse on the BPP stage.

Performances

What theatrical performance experience would be complete without an audience? At the end of each two-week session we present a production for an audience of parents, relatives and friends. Performances will be held in the theatre each session’s final Friday afternoon at 1:00* or 2:00*, depending on the particular group’s assigned time. Admission is free for these performances.

* Times may be adjusted depending on needs.

Sessions

Sessions will run on the following dates:

Session 1:            June 22– July 2 (no class 7/3)

Session 2:            July 6 – July 17

Session 3:            July 20 –July 31

Session 4:            August 3 – August 14

Please try to schedule any personal appointments after camp time.

We cannot guarantee that friends will be in the same group.

Camp Fees:  $375 per two-week session  if registration and payment are received before April 10, 2015 and  $400 thereafter.  (You must add Extended Day Program fee to Camp Fee if you need it.)

More Information and Summer Stages Registration Form or Register Online 

 

Advanced Performers Workshop

Brundage Park Playhouse proudly announces its 34rth season of summer performing arts education with the return of our “Advanced Camp”. The Advanced Performers Workshop, or APW, is a more intensive alternative to our regular Summer Stages program. The three-week session will culminate with a two-show performance weekend, not only for family and friends, but the general public as well!

APW is only open to students who are already 12 years of age or who will be entering 7th –11th grade in the 2015-2016 school year. Admission is by audition/interview only. *Students who have attended APW previously, need not audition.

 

What to Expect at BPP’s Advanced Performers Workshop…

This camp will take place at the Senior Center on Calais Road, next to the Randolph Library. Much like our regular Summer Stages program, APW students will spend part of their time with us in rehearsal for whatever show they are currently working on, and part of their time in workshops on various aspects of theater arts. Past workshops have included Stage Combat, Improvisation, Shakespeare and more. Due to the more intensive nature of this program, admission is determined by an interview with staff members as well as a voice and movement audition.

 

Auditions…

Please call the theater at (973) 989-7092 or e-mail vlenyk@randolphnj.org to set up an audition appointment. This audition is part of the learning experience we’re hoping to create for your child. Your child will initially be auditioning for admission to the program. All students will be expected to prepare a song and should be prepared to learn a simple dance combination and cold read from “sides” that will be supplied at the audition. Auditions for specific roles in the camp production will be held during the first week of camp. There is a 20-student limit to the session.

 

Performances…

What theatrical performance experience would be complete without an audience? At the end of the session we present two performances. Tentatively, performances will be held at 5:30 pm on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday morning at Brundage Park Playhouse on Carrell Road.

 

Session

The session will run on the following dates from 9:00AM-3:00PM at the Senior Center on Calais Road:

This is a 3 week camp which runs from July 20 through August 7.   Performances are on August 7 and 8.  Campers must be available all three weeks.

Camp Fees:  $550.00 for the 3 week session if registration and payment are received before April 10, 2015 and $575 thereafter.

More Information and APW Registration Form or Register Online 

 

BPP SURVEY!

Posted By on April 11, 2015

Brundage Park Playhouse and the Randolph Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Complete the Survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/RandolphParks

As the Randolph Township Parks and Recreation Department is preparing a master plan to improve the parks and recreation system throughout Randolph, Brundage Park Playhouse wanted our patrons and supporters to know how you can help improve our Randolph community theater.

Some of you may not know that Brundage Park Playhouse falls under the jurisdiction of the Parks and Recreation department and is therefore, eligible for some of the upgrades being considered in the planning meeting. As a source of revenue for the township, the playhouse should be included in any decision affecting Randolph’s parks, recreation and leisure opportunities.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey to let the township know how you feel about our community theater.

Complete the Survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/RandolphParks.

Share your ideas and vote in instant polls at BuildingCommunityThroughParks.MindMixer.com .

When you review the workshop survey, please pay particular attention to Question 12 and check Performing Arts Facility, Question 13, Improve or expand the Brundage Park Playhouse, and Question 19,  What recommendations would you like for Randolph Township to consider in the Parks?

When responding to the survey we have several projects we would love to have completed to improve our little theater in the park, as listed below:

Improvement Project 1. A permanent dressing room facility connected to the theater to replace a badly deteriorated two-room trailer with no toilet facilities in the winter (water is turned off to prevent pipes from freezing as the plumbing is outside the trailer). Performers need to cross from the trailer into the theater via an open walkway that is exposed to extreme weather conditions all year long.

Improvement Project 2. Relocate the softball field electrical equipment room from our backstage area to a separate outside area to give the theater more room on stage for musicians and performers.

Improvement Project 3. Complete refurbishment of the theater seating area (new seats, carpeting, railings, etc.) to make the theater ADA accessible.

Please include these in your response to question 19.

Thank you for your cooperation and support of our theater!

 

 

 

2015 Audition Dates

Posted By on January 10, 2015

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SAVE THE DATES!

Audition Dates for Upcoming 2015 Mainstage Productions:  Additional information regarding auditions will be posted closer to the audition dates.\

Kid’s Cabaret:  Monday, June 29 from 6pm-9pm and Wednesday July 1 from 6pm-9pm

Hairspray: Sunday, August 16 from 7pm-9pm and Tuesday, August 18 from 6pm-9pm
Call Backs Thursday, August 20 7pm-9pm.

Scrooge:  Friday, October 2 from 7pm-9pm and Saturday, October 3 from 2pm-4pm