Upcoming Production: Thoroughly Modern Millie

Posted By on July 24, 2016

 

Thorouhgly Modern Millie Program CoverBRUNDAGE PARK PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Performance Dates: 

October 7, 14 and 21 at 8:00 pm

October 8, 15 and 22 at 5:00 pm

October 9, 16 and 23 at 2:00 PM

Directed by: Ray Gelpke

New Music by Janine Tesori

New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan

Book by Dick Scanlan and Richard Henry Morris

Original Story and Screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures Filmoan

Millie Dillmount arrives in 1922 Manhattan. She has guts, pluck, charisma, and moxie. She may be from a small town, but she’s got big dreams. She’s here to make those dreams come true and nothing can deter her or send her running home.  Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villain audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment.

CAST LIST
MILLIE DILLMOUNT – Alexa Scano (Succasunna)
MISS DOROTHY BROWN – Alicia Vega (Randolph)
MISS FLANNERY/MAMA/DOROTHY PARKER – Bernadette Lola (Morris Plains)
MRS. MEERS – Chrystina Kepreos (Lafayette)
MUZZY VAN HOSSMERE – Victoria Carroll (Somerset)
TREVOR GRAYDON – Cory Herbert (Boonton)
JIMMY SMITH – Will Sandoval (Budd Lake)
CHING HO – Michael Yin (Exchange Student, Hong Kong)
BUN FOO – Tina Yi (Exchange Student, Hong Kong)
ALICE – Kristin Ware (Newton)
RUTH – Kelly Hollenbeck (Rockaway),
CORA – Isabella Dimichino (Randolph)
LUCILLE – Chiara Ricupero (Randolph)
RITA – Julia Frost (Randolph)
GLORIA – Eve Hind (Landing)

ENSEMBLE
Zoe Turner (Wharton), Melina Turner (Wharton),
Michael Luciano(Randolph), Jordan Brenner (Morris Plains)
Brigid Cavanagh (Wharton), Grace Judith (Randolph),
Nick Short(Randolph), Hannah Hind (Landing)
Maya Slaughter (Morristown)

Tickets are $20 for Adults, $15 for Seniors (over 62) and Children (under 12), and Military with valid ID (active, reserve, retired).

Purchase your tickets online using Randolph Community Pass

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

 

Fall 2016 Theater Classes — Registration Open

Posted By on July 22, 2016

TO REGISTER GO TO www.randolphnj.org and click on online registration.  Choose Fall 2016 Theater Classes from the drop down menu.  

 

 

Fall Classes

Broadway Bound for the Younger Set (Ages 5-7, MUST be in kindergarten) 8 Sessions

All classes meet September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, & 17

Thursdays: 4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Instructor: Cari Sanchez

Location:  Theater

Cost:  $150

This class is for the young performer who loves to sing, dance, and act!  In a fun, relaxed, environment students will visit all three disciplines while learning various Broadway musical numbers.  Students will engage in games and exercises which build skills in group awareness, listening, memorization, speech, creativity, pace, and energy.  Each class consists of physical and vocal warm-ups, theatre activities, and exploring their favorite Broadway shows.  

 

Broadway Bound for the Older Set (Ages 8-14) 8 sessions

All classes meet September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, & 17

Thursdays: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Instructor: Cari Sanchez

Location:  Theater

Cost:  $150

This is a fun and up-beat musical theatre class for students exploring the performing arts.  This class will hone performance skills while learning famous Broadway musical numbers.  This class consists of a physical and vocal warm up, theatre exercises, and rehearsing routines from popular Broadway shows.  

 

Enchanted Tales and Crafts Class (Ages 3-5) 8 sessions

All classes meet September 21, 28, October 5, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16

Wednesdays: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Instructor:  Stephanie Bianchini

Location:  Bungalow 1

Cost: $150

This class has a separate craft materials fee of $40 made payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Calling all princesses and princes!  Dress up as your favorite fairytale characters and join us for magical stories, crafts and games!  Every week, a different royal guest will arrive to enjoy the class alongside your child.  Each class will contain a tale, music, craft and magical surprises.  The course will finish with an enchanted “Tea Party”. 

 

Drama for the Budding Actor (Ages 4-5) 8 Sessions

All classes meet September 20, 27, October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15

Tuesdays: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Instructor: Stephanie Bianchini

Location:  Theater

Cost: $150

Drama for the Young Actor (Ages 6-8) 8 Sessions

All classes meet September 20, 27, October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15

Tuesdays: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Instructor: Stephanie Bianchini

Location:  Theater

Cost: $150

All the world’s a stage!  Casting all actors and actresses for our new Drama class!  Every week your thespians will learn about the theater through acting exercises and games.  Feel free to dress up as your favorite characters!  Our actors will put on a short performance at the end of the course.

 

Dance Party Jr.  (Ages 3-5) 8 Sessions

All classes meet September 19, 26, October 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21

Mondays: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Instructor: Stephanie Bianchini

Location:  Bungalow 1

Cost: $150

Dance Party (Ages 6-8) 8 Sessions

All classes meet September 19, 26, October 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21

Mondays:5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Instructor: Stephanie Bianchini

Location:  Bungalow 1

Cost: $150

Who said partying was just for weekends?  Come party with us, play party games and dance your heart out!  Learn dances to the best party songs such as the Whip Nae Nae, Cupid Shuffle and Cotton Eye Joe.

 

Stephanie Bianchini is thrilled to return to Brundage Park Playhouse as a drama instructor, dance teacher, and Disney princess actress.  BPP was her home away from home growing up.  From performing in multiple productions to stage managing to assistant directing at Summer Stages, she experienced the many facets of theater.   As a Randolph High School graduate, Stephanie performed in several musicals and dance showcases.  It was through the RHS Dance Program that she discovered her love of dance in addition to acting.  She recently graduated from Drew University where she majored in psychology and minored in creative writing.  While at Drew, Stephanie was on the Rangerettes Dance Team.  Currently, she is pursuing her dreams of being a Disney princess, actress, and dancer by starting her own business, Princess Magic, and working at Sports Universe.  Her work involves teaching young children drama, dance and sports as well as portraying Disney princesses at parties and events.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and volunteering with children at Homeless Solutions.

 

Cari Sanchez is a born and raised Jersey girl and a graduate of Montclair State University’s Theatre Program.  With a vast musical theatre background she has performed in productions such as Footloose, The Sound of Music, Cabaret, Crazy for You, Bye Bye Birdie, Peter Pan, Shrek, and the list goes on.  Cari recently returned home after 5 years working with Norwegian Cruise Line as a principal Vocalist/Dancer on various ships around the world including the Norwegian Getaway where she originated the role of Elle/Margot in Legally Blonde the Musical at sea.  She is also one of the principal vocalists for the famous, world-wide ballroom sensation Burn the Floor.  She is grateful to be joining the team at Brundage Park Playhouse and is looking forward to meeting you!

 

TO REGISTER GO TO www.randolphnj.org and click on online registration.  Choose Fall 2016 Theater Classes from the drop down menu.  Classes go live on Monday, August 22, 2016.

 

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.

 

 

 

AUDITIONS FOR ELF THE MUSICAL, JR

Posted By on May 14, 2016

New Elf Program[1]Brundage Park Playhouse is pleased to announce auditions for its upcoming performances of
ELF The Musical, JR.

All auditions will be at the playhouse on Carrell Road in Randolph, NJ.  Some of the roles will be played by adults and have already been cast by the director.  All auditioners ages 10-16 should be prepared to sing a brief selection of a song appropriate for their range and read from sides.  Provide a headshot and resume if available. Photos will be taken at the audition for those performers without headshots.  All auditioners must be available for rehearsals during tech week and for all performance dates.   No appointments necessary for auditions.

Audition Dates: October 17, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm and October 19, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. 

Performance Dates: December 2 and 9 at 8:00 pm, December 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 2:00 pm

Directed and Choreographed by Colleen McArdle  

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin 

Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum 

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).   All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  

Buddy, a young orphan mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list, and his stepbrother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. 

Note: The roles of Buddy, Jovie, Santa, Walter (Dad), Emily (Mom) will be played by adults. 

All other roles are up for audition and will be cast as appropriate by ability and fit for the part.

Auditioners ages 10-16 may audition for the following roles: 

Elves: Santa’s special helpers who love their jobs making toys. Enjoy singing and working together. Ideal for younger performers. Gender: Both.

Charlie: Manages the other Elves, making sure every present is wrapped, bows tied and always remains friendly with the rest of the Elves. Good speaking voice and ability to command the stage. Gender: Male.

Shawanda: Dependable and caring, she does whatever she can to help out others. Must have a clear speaking voice. Gender: Female

Sam: One of Walter Hobbs’ office staff, who is in a bind at the top of the show. Must be able to make strong character choices.

Deb: Walter’s secretary, very positive attitude, pleasant demeanor and very efficient work ethic. Gender: female.

Michael Hobbs: Son of Walter and Emily Hobbs, smarter-than-average 12 year old, who befriends Buddy. Looking for a solid actor and singer with an unchanged voice. Gender: Male. Vocal Range D5-G3.

Security Guards #1 and #2: A stern duo from Walter’s office, should work well together and and fits the bill for a tough pair. Gender: Both

Saleswoman: Works at Macy’s department store, smiling, overfriendly and always tries to sell something.

Manager: Featured role for a performer with good comedic timing. Does everything he can to make sure the department store employees stay in line.  Gender: Male

Santa’s Helper: Works at the department store, good role for performer with a loud voice. Gender: Both

Fake Santa: Rough around the edges, a poor replacement for the real Santa. He’s over-the-top, and has good physical movement.

Police Officer #1 and #2: Friendly pair of cops who return Buddy to the Hobbs household. Gender: Both

Sarah: Staff member at Walter’s office. Good singing voice. Gender: Female

Mr. Greenway: Crankiest businessman around, big boss, looking for an older performer with a commanding presence.

Chadwick and Matthews: Staff members at Walter’s office, doing everything they can to save the day and make their boss happy.  Need a pair of good character actors who are able to drive the action of scenes. Gender: Male.

Charlotte Dennon: TV reporter, big personality. Ideal for performer who has professional charisma, makes strong acting choices.

Final Soloists: 4 Strong solo singers, Range B4-B3.

Darlene Lambert and Emma Van Brocklin: Small, featured roles with nice singing voices.

Ensemble: Various New Yorkers, Macy’s employees, Office staff, Carolers, etc. Actors/Singers Needed to create the distinct worlds between the North Pole and New York City. Gender: Both

Ticket prices are $20 for adults, and $15 for Seniors, Children under 12, and military personnel.  All seats are General Admission (no assigned seating). 

You can now purchase your tickets online at Randolph Community Pass

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

 

ONLINE TICKETING

Posted By on February 9, 2016

Patrons can now purchase Brundage Park Playhouse production tickets online through Randolph’s Community Pass system.   Click here for more information regarding online ticket purchases.