Posted By on September 11, 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.



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 – TBD *


Director – Ray Gelpke, Randolph

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

Set Design and Property Manager – Nola Young, Wharton


Posted By on September 9, 2014



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

Audition Dates: Friday, October 3rd at 7-9 pm and Saturday, October 4th at 2-4 pm at the playhouse on Carrell Road in Randolph, NJ.

Auditioners will be asked to prepare a short Christmas or Musical Theater song that best features your vocal range and may be asked to read from a script. A headshot and resume is helpful, but not required. If you do not have a headshot, a recent photograph will be sufficient. Looking for Adults and Children 12 and over. This is a large cast production and there will be many parts available.

Performance Dates: December 5 and 12 at 8:00 pm, December 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 2:00 pm.


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.


Barnaby/Aging Thespian, Alan (Barnaby’s nephew), Mistress Mary Quite Contrary, Widow Piper (Mary’s mother), Mother Hubbard, Curley Locks, Mrs. Spratt, Jack Be Nimble, Little Miss Muffet, , Jack, Jill, Tom-Tom, Bo Peep, Sallie Waters, Little Boy Blue, Red Riding Hood, Roderigo, (a soft-hearted ruffian), Gonzorgo, (his hard-hearted partner), Simple Simon, Giant Spider, The Master Toymaker, Grumio, Inspector Marmaduke, Toys and Elves.

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

Fall Theater Classes

Posted By on August 15, 2014


Acting 1

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

September 17 – November 12 (no class11/5)
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. 



Tap for the Older Set

(ages 8-14)

Wednesdays: 5:00 –6:00 pm

September 17-November 12 (no class 11/5)
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.

Tap/Jazz for the Younger Set

(ages 5-7) 8 sessions

Saturdays: 1:00 – 2:00 noon

September 20-November 15 (no class 11/8)

Instructor: Alicia Vega

Location: Theater

Cost: $150

The Tap portion of the class will concentrate on building confidence through mastering rhythmic patterns and steps. Jazz class includes an introduction to proper warm-ups and stretches for the body combined with across-the-floor progressions and mini combinations.


Theater Mash-up

(ages 4-5) 8 sessions

Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:00 am

September 20 – November 15 (no class 11/8)

Instructor: Alicia Vega

Location: Theater

Cost: $150

The 8 week session will be divided into 4 themes. Each theme will be comprised of activities including arts and crafts, singing, dancing, stories and short skits. Our young performers will be given the opportunity learn what it is to be part of an ensemble and be introduced to the art of theater performance.


Musical Theater for the Younger Set

(ages 6-7) 8 sessions

Saturdays: 11–12:00 p.m.

September 20 – November 15 (no class 11/8)

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.



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.




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.


























































Phone:______________ Cell:______________



Date of Birth: ___________________


Emergency Contact_____________________

Emergency Phone ______________________


I am registering for the following:

___ Acting 1(ages 8-13) $150

___ Tap (ages 8-14) $150

___ Theater Mashup (ages 4-5) $150

___ Musical Theater Young (ages 6-7) $150

___ Tap/Jazz (ages 5-7) $150


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.