Auditons for Peter Pan Jr.

Posted By on March 25, 2015

Peter-Pan-Program

 

AUDITIONS: DISNEY’s PETER PAN JR. 

Brundage Park Playhouse is pleased to announce auditions for its upcoming show Peter Pan Jr.

Auditions will be held on the following dates at the playhouse on Carrell Road in Randolph, NJ.:
      Friday, April 10th      at 7-9 pm
      Saturday, April 11th      at 2-4 pm 

Seeking Children Ages 12-17. 

Auditioners will be asked to sing Broadway song material only and read from sides, which will be provided.

Please bring a headshot and/or resume to the audition. If you do not have a headshot, a photo will be taken at the audition.

 

DISNEY’S PETER PAN JR.

Performance Dates:  July 10, 16, 17 and 24 at 8:00 pm, July 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 2:00 pm

Directed by: Mark Carovale

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 Kelley.

Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Lyrics by Eric Svejcar

Book and Additional Lyrics by David Zellnik

The Story

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 songs, such as “Following the Leader,” “You Can Fly,” “The Second Star to the Right” 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 Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook!

Characters (In Alphabetical Order) 

CAPTAIN HOOK: The dangerous villain who seeks revenge on Peter Pan for the loss of his hand.
Range: B2-Eb4
CHIEF TIGER BAMBOO: The leader of the native population on Never Land.
JOHN: The middle Darling child who acts quite mature for his age. He is a smart, analytical thinker.
Range: A2-D4
MICHAEL: The youngest Darling child and baby brother to Wendy and John. He is sensitive and playful.
Range: A2-D4
MR. DARLING: The Darling children’s father. He is a moody, pompous man who has an extremely caring heart underneath.
MRS. DARLING: The mother of Wendy, John and Michael. She is wise and sensible; the calming opposite to Mr. Darling’s fussing.
NANA: a canine nursemaid to the Darling children. She cannot speak but takes very good care of Wendy, John and Michael.
PETER PAN: The boy who wouldn’t grow up. He is a hotheaded, adventurous adolescent who is also very caring.
Range: A2-C#4
SMEE: Captain Hook’s right-hand man and the show’s comic relief. The role of Smee is another opportunity to showcase a comedic performer alongside Captain Hook.
THE CROCODILE: Ate Captain Hook’s hand and is now following him to eat the rest. This is a non-speaking role, and the actor playing this character can become part of the ensemble for other group numbers.
THE FAIRIES: Tinker Bell’s friends whom she has roped into telling the story. Silvermist is sweet and supportive. Rosetta has southern charm. Fawn is spunky and fun. Iridessa is the most cautious and sensible. Lyria is delicate and inquisitive. And Vidia can’t believe she has to put up with being in someone else’s story.
Range: G#3-Eb5
THE INDIANS: The native inhabitants of Never Land. They include Brave Pine, Brave Oak and Brave Shrub. You may expand the size of your ensemble by creating additional indian roles as needed.
Range: Ab3-C#5
THE LOST BOYS: Peter Pan’s faithful gang. They are fellow orphans and incredibly loyal to their leader. The Lost Boys include Cubby, Skunk, Foxy, Hop and the Raccoon Twins.
Range: Bb2-D4
THE MERMAIDS: also native to Never Land and live in Mermaid Lagoon. They very friendly to Peter but resentful of Wendy when she arrives. The mermaids include Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella and Allana.
Range: C4-D5
THE PIRATES: Captain Hook’s rough gang of henchmen. They are mean and gruff characters that do Captain Hook’s bidding. They include Jukes, Flint, Cookson, Murphy, Noodler and Skylights. You may expand the size of your ensemble by creating additional pirates as needed.
Range: C3-Eb4
TIGER LILY: The indian Chief’s daughter. She is a strong and proud young woman, so look for a performer who is a confident and comfortable on stage.
Range: Ab3-C#5
TINKER BELL: Peter Pan’s fairy. She is full-size and able to speak English when talking to the audience, but two inches tall and only able to speak through bells while in scenes.
Range: G#3-C#5
WENDY: The eldest Darling child and a gifted storyteller.
Range: A3-D#5 -

For further information please contact Brundage Park Playhouse at (973) 989-7092 or visit our website at www.brundageparkplayhouse.org

 

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

Posted By on March 24, 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 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

 

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Age:________________Grade:_____________

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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