Next Production: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Posted By on January 13, 2015

AT BRUNDAGE PARK PLAYHOUSE

Directed by Mark Carovale

Assistant Director: Larry Turner

Music Director: Nancy James

Choreographer: Colleen McCardle

Book by Joseph Stein,  Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

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.

CAST LIST

TEVYE: Mark Carovale, Wharton

GOLDE: Nola Young, Roxbury

TZEITEL: Emily James, Dover

HODEL: Lanea Odenbrett, Morris Plains

CHAVA: Alicia Vega, Randolph

SHPRINTZE: Kaitlyn Franck, Basking Ridge

BIELKE: Hope Keil, Randolph

YENTE: Cathy Storzum, Lake Hiawatha

MOTEL: Rahul Sachdeva, Lake Hiawatha

PERCHIK: Will Sandoval, Budd Lake

LAZAR WOLF: Ray Gelpke, Dover

MORDCHA the INNKEEPER: Jake Zillioux, Kinnelon

RABBI: Rene Dussault, Randolph

MENDEL, his son:  Jack Pacetti, Warren

AVRUM the BOOKSELLER: Johnny Citarelli, Hamburg

GRANDMA TZEITEL: Kathy Mierisch, Morris Township

FRUMA-SARAH: Christen Demnitz, Hackettstown

CONSTABLE: David Polin, Parsippany

FYEDKA: Sid Ceballos, Hackettstown

SHAINDEL Motel’s Mother: Kelly Mabin

SASHA Russian Tenor:  Kenny Roggenkamp, Dover

FIDDLER: Aimee Briant

ENSEMBLE:

Akash Bhide, Randolph

Megan Brennan, Chester

Clare Capuzzi, Morris Plains

Amanda Claas, Randolph

Roberta Diament, Budd Lake

Rosalyn Diament, Budd Lake

Isabella Dimichino, Randolph

Benjamin Kushpit, Randolph

Christopher Lange, Succasunna

Michael Luciano, Randolph

Kelly Mabin, Mine Hill

Regina Silikovitz, Randolph

Isabel Vega, Randolph

 

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

 

 

2015 Winter Theater Classes

Posted By on January 13, 2015

 

WINTER 2015 THEATER CLASSES AT BRUNDAGE PARK PLAYHOUSE

 

Register Online

 

Acting 1

(ages 8-14) 8 sessions
Wednesdays: 4:00 –5:00 pm

February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 8, 15

Instructor:  Alicia Vega
Location:  Theater

Cost:  $150

This course is designed to introduce the student to the “craft” of acting.  This course will enable the students to access and refine the foundations on which all great actors build.  Through exercises and application the student will practice the fundamental skills used by actors.  These skills include: listening, concentration, creativity, trust, focus, emotional access and teamwork.  Even though this class is designed for those with limited acting experience, students who have taken this class before will find the elements of this class invaluable in the strengthening of their already developing skills.

 

Musical Theater Performance Class

(ages 8-14) 8 sessions
Wednesdays: 5:00 –6:00 pm

February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 8, 15

Instructor:  Alicia Vega
Location:  Theater

Cost:  $150

This class is designed for the musical theatre student who enjoys singing, dancing, acting and choreography. Class will begin with jazz warm-ups, across the floor movement and close with staged/choreographed musical numbers. The session will end in a half hour- review style production showcasing numbers from Broadway productions both classic and new!

 

Tap for the Younger Set

(ages 5-8) 8 sessions

Saturdays: 10:00 –11:00 am

February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25

Instructor:  Alicia Vega
Location:  Theater
Cost:  $150

This program is geared towards improving basic tap skills and providing further knowledge of this style.  We will introduce and review movement vocabulary while providing a fun, positive and non-competitive atmosphere.  There will be a small performance at the end of the session.

 

Musical Theater  for the Younger Set

(ages 6-7) 8 sessions

Saturdays: 11–12:00 p.m.

February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25

Instructor: Alicia Vega

Location: Theater

Cost: $150

 

This class is for the young performer who loves to sing and dance! This workshop guides students at their level of experience through the three facets of musical theater: acting, singing, and dance. In a relaxed, fun environment students will explore all three disciplines while rehearsing musical numbers from Broadway hits and favorites. Students engage in the fun, yet challenging process of learning through experience, which builds skills in listening, responding, creativity, problem-solving, risk taking, and group awareness.

 

Improv in Performance

Ages (8-16)  2 Sessions

Mondays: April 20th and 27th (4:00-6:00 P.M.)

Instructor: Shafer Ward

Location: Theatre

Cost:  $75

 

Class description:  This is a game-based class that aims to use theatre and improv games to show that having fun and being creative on stage are key for any actor.  The class promises lots of laughter, but all the while will work on a young actor’s ability to develop a character, working with a scene partner, react to whatever’s thrown at them on stage, story building, and the all important rule of saying “Yes”.  We’ll play many theatre games meant to make the most serious actor feel silly and loose, and from there will move into creating our own scenes and stories.  No previous experience necessary, although those of any experience level will have something to take away from this unique take on stagework.

 

 

Makeup classes are determined by the theater in case of weather or theater conflict not on student social conflicts.

Parents and friends are NOT permitted to watch or participate in classes unless noted.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis and enrollment is strictly limited for each class.

Class Instructors are subject to change.

Classes can be cancelled due to lack of enrollment.

 

Playhouse is located on Carrell Road in Randolph.

 

Brundage Park Playhouse is a division of the Randolph Township Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.

 

THE STAFF…

Alicia Vega has a wealth of experience in musical theatre. She has been a part of nineteen productions at Brundage Park Playhouse, including The Wizard of Oz as Dorothy and My Son Pinocchio as the Blue Fairy. Alicia has had twelve years of dance training in various styles; Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Modern. She has been and is currently a Co-Director/Choreographer for BPP’s Advanced Performer’s Workshop and Budding Stars theatre camps.  She will be the Director of the Kid’s Cabaret in our 2015 Season.

 

Shafer Ward is a current sophomore at Drew University, studying Theatre Arts with a concentration in directing.  Being relatively new to Brundage, Shafer has worked in a variety of capacities for BPP’s Summer Stages, Budding Stars, and Advanced Performer’s Workshop over the last two years.  He has also just come off his first BPP production experience, having stage managed the 2014 Kid’s Cabaret, I Won’t Grow Up.  Shafer has been actively involved in Improv comedy and Improv performance since 2009, and is currently in the process of forming his third improv troupe, with Drew students.  

 

Register Online

 

OR COMPLETE THIS MAIL IN REGISTRATION FORM

 

Name:______________________________

Address:_______________________________

Town/Zip:______________________________

Phone:______________ Cell:______________

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Age:________________Grade:_____________

Date of Birth: ___________________

Parent(s):______________________________

Emergency Contact_____________________

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I am registering for the following:

___ Acting 1(ages 8-14) $150

___ Musical Theater Performance (8-14)$150

___ Musical Theater Younger Set (ages 6-7) $150

___ Tap for the Younger Set (ages 5-8) $150

___ Improv for Performance (ages 8-16) $75

Total amount $_____________

 

Please make checks payable to:

Township of Randolph

Payment is due at time of registration. No registration will be processed without payment.

Send to: Brundage Park Playhouse

c/o Municipal Bldg.

502 Millbrook Avenue

Randolph, NJ 07869

Attn: Vivian Lenyk        

 

I give my child permission to participate in theatre classes and understand that the Township does not insure participants with accident insurance. I also understand that all fees are non-refundable unless the offered class is cancelled due to lack of enrollment.

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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.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie BrownFriday, February 27th from 7pm-9pm and Saturday, February 28th from 2pm-4pm.

Peter Pan:  Friday, April 10 from 7pm-9pm and Saturday, April 11 from 2pm-4pm

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

 

Auditions: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Posted By on September 9, 2014

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown Program Cover

Brundage Park Playhouse is pleased to announce Auditions for our upcoming production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown for our 2015 Season.

Directed by Larry Turner 

Audition Dates and Times:
Friday, February 27th at 7-9pm
Saturday, February 28th at 2-4pm.
Possible Call Backs will be held on Saturday March 7 at 2pm

Looking for singers/actors ages 17 and older.  Come prepared to sing a Broadway show tune or song from the show.  Auditions will be acapella.  Auditioners may be asked to read from sides.  Bring picture and resume if available.

List of Characters:
Charlie Brown- baritone
Snoopy- tenor
Schroeder- tenor
Sally – mezzo soprano
Lucy Van Pelt- alto
Linus Van Pelt- baritone

Auditions will be held at the playhouse on Carrell Road in Randolph, New Jersey. For further information, please call (973) 989-7092.

Synopsis:
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.

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

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