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 show Babes In Toyland at 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 Dimichino, 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 at 7 – 9 pm 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

2015 Mainstage Season

Posted By on September 3, 2014

 

BRUNDAGE PARK

PLAYHOUSE

The Community Theater of Randolph, NJ


2015 at Brundage Park Playhouse

Brundage Park Playhouse is proud to continue our tradition of presenting affordable, quality entertainment to our patrons during our 2015 Season. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and welcome you to Brundage Park Playhouse for the following productions in 2014-2015. From the small village of Anatevka in Czarist Russia, to Charles M. Schultz’s Peanuts and J. M. Barrie’s Neverland, to 1962 Baltimore and London, our 2015 season is full of beloved musicals for both our youngest patrons to the eldest. You can also visit our website for more information on our upcoming performances and auditions. Visit us at www.brundageparkplayhouse.org .

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Book by Joseph Stein, Music by Jerry Bock

Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories

by special permission of Arnold Perl

Directed by Mark Carovale

February 6, 13 and 20 at 8:00 pm

February 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 2:00 pm

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 theater tradition, Tevye the milkman tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world. With iconic and beloved sons such as “Sunrise, Sunset”, “If I Were a Rich Man”, and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”, This is the perfect mix of audience-pleasing humor and heart!

You’re a Good Man,

Charlie Brown

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

Directed by Larry Turner

May 8, 15 and 22 at 8:00 pm

May 9, 16, 17, 23, and 24 at 2:00 pm

Though considered a “good man” by his friends, Charlie Brown can’t seem to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl, nor his friend Lucy, her crush, the piano-playing Schroeder. Meanwhile Snoopy and Linus daydream and the rest of the friends battle with kites, school, baseball and misunderstandings before finally coming to realize what makes them truly happy.

DISNEY’S

Peter Pan, Jr.

Book and additional Lyrics by David Zellnik

Music and lyrics by Winston Hibler, Ted Sears, George Bruns, Sammy Fain, Jack Lawrence, Sammy Cahn, Michael Tumes, Xavier Atencio, Frank Churchill, Oliver Wallace and Ray Kelly

Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Lyrics by Eric Svejcar

Directed by Mark Carovale

July 10, 17, and 24 at 8:00 pm

July 11, 12, 18, 19, 25

and 26 at 2:00 pm

Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up. The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney sons, such as “Following the Leader:, “You Can Fly” and Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me”. Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Neverland. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous
pirate, Captain Hook!

 


Kid’s Cabaret

Directed by Alicia Vega

August 12, 13 and 14 at 8:00 pm

August 15 and 16 at 2:00 pm

One of our favorite productions, the 2015 Kid’s Cabaret is sure to please audiences of all ages! A wonderful chance for our youth to take center stage and shine in delightful musical numbers.

HAIRSPRAY

Music By Marc Shaiman

Lyrics by Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman

Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan

Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters

Directed by Ray Gelpke

October 9 and 16 at 8:00 pm

October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 at 2:00 pm

You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance. The 1950′s are out and change is in the air? Hairspray, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

Scrooge,

A Musical Christmas Carol

Adapted by Mark Carovale

Directed by Mark Carovale

December 4 and 11 at 8:00 pm

December 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 2:00 pm

The classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge from the Charles Dickens story “A Christmas Carol”. Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his partner Jacob Marley and is told he will be visited later that night by three spirits. If he can alter his miserly ways, Scrooge can change his gloomy fate and escape an eternity of agony.

 

Tickets for all productions can be ordered by calling the box office at 973-989-7092

*All reservations require a Visa or a MasterCard

2015 SCHEDULE

Show

 

Adults

Children

under12

Seniors

Fiddler on the Roof

 

$20

$15

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

$20

$15

Peter Pan, Jr.

$20

$15

Kid’s Cabaret

$20

$15

Hairspray

$20

$15

Scrooge A Musical Christmas

$20

$15

There is a discount available for groups of ten or more.

BOX OFFICE CAN BE REACHED 9:00-4:00, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. RESERVATIONS ARE TAKEN FOR ALL PRODUCTIONS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. YOU MUST HAVE A VISA OR MASTERCARD TO MAKE ANY RESERVATION. CANCELLATIONS MUST BE CALLED IN AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE. CANCELLATIONS FOR A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY PERFORMANCE MUST BE MADE BY 4:00 PM ON FRIDAY. TICKETS NOT PICKED UP PRIOR TO 7:50 PM OR 1:50
PM OF PERFORMANCE DAY, WILL BE CONSIDERED A NO SHOW AND YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL BE CHARGED.

MORE AT BRUNDAGE PARK PLAYHOUSE

Summer Stages , Budding Stars and Advanced Performers Workshop 2015 Summer Programs

Theater Classes – Fall and Winter

Please call the theater at 973-989-7092

or visit our website at www.brundageparkplayhouse.org

or

www.randolphnj.org

for details on all of our programming!

EVERYONE IS WELCOME AT BPP

Whether you have been involved in theater for years or have never even seen a play, we have an opportunity for you. We’re always looking for new people with varying skills and interests to get involved. Ushers can attend shows for free. We’re always seeking new set builders, costume designers, camp staff, and more. Please contact the theater if you are interested in becoming part of the BPP family by calling us or by contacting BPP@brundageparkplayhouse.org

Call 973-989-7092 or visit our website for audition info.

All shows subject to change – stay tuned to our website for the latest information!

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