EVITA – Opens May 6th

Posted By on March 10, 2016

New Evita Program[1]EVITA    

Brundage Park Playhouse is pleased to announce the Performance Dates for EVITA:

Friday, May 6, 13 and 20 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, May 7, 14, 21 and Sunday, May 15 and  22 at 2:00 PM.

Note: There is No performance on Sunday, May 8th

Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Larry Turner

From the announcement of her death in a movie theater in Buenos Aires in 1952, the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical retraces Eva’s early life to her meteoric rise to power as the First Lady of Argentina. Narrated by the character of Che, Evita examines the true impact that Eva Peron had on her country through well-known songs such as “Oh, What a Circus”, “Another Suitcase In Another Hall”, and the beloved ballad “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina.” and many others.

 

CAST & CREW

Director: Larry Turner (Roxbury), Assistant Director: Mark Carovale (Wharton)

Choreographer: Alicia Vega (Randolph)

Set Designer:  Nola Young, (Wharton)

Musical Arrangements by: James Eberhard

 

Eva Peron: Kelly Miller  (Dover)

Che:  Gabriel Weiss (Pine Brook)

Juan Peron: Brett Peterson (Randolph)

Augustin Magaldi: Brian George (Stanhope)

Peron’s Mistress:  Alicia Vega (Randolph)

 

Ensemble: 

Alex Marchesani (Vernon),  Amanda Claas (Randolph), Christine Cavaliere (Randolph)

Clare Capuzzi  (Morris Plains), Elysha Ravitch, Jaime Crowley (Denville), Jean Cavaliere (Randolph),

John Jay Cavaliere (Randolph), Julio Ortiz (Hopatcong), Paul Tracy  (Andover),  Lauren Santarelli (Hackettstown),  Mary Anne Delany-Bush  (Randolph)

 

Ensemble /Children’s Choir 

Alexa Yudoff (Randolph), Steven George (Stanhope), Michael Luciano (Randolph),

Hope Keil (Randolph), Zoe

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 Community Pass via this link: https://register.communitypass.net

Online Ticketing

 

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

 

DOCTOR DOLITTLE, JR. – Opens July 8th

Posted By on March 7, 2016

Dr Dolittle Program online ticket siteDOCTOR DOLITTLE, JR.

Performance Dates:  July 8, 15 and 22 at 8:00 pm, July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 2:00 pm

Directed by: Mark Carovale

Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse

Based on the Doctor Dolittle stories by Hugh Lofting and The Twentieth Century Fox Film.

A wacky, but kind doctor who can talk to animals, Dr. Dolittle, Jr. takes the audience on a journey from the small English village of Puddleby-On-The-Marsh to the far corners of the world. When Doctor Dolittle attempts to help a seal named Sophie, he’s wrongly accused of murder and stands trial before General Bellowes. Once pronounced innocent, Dr. Dolittle is free to continue with his search for the Great Pink Sea Snail – the oldest and wisest of the creatures on earth.

Characters:

Doctor John Dolittle:  An eccentric country doctor who loves animals more than people. He is smart, passionate, driven and the consummate optimist, always looking for the best in every situation.

Madeline Mugg: Dolittle’s sassy friend who thoroughly enjoys the adventures she goes on with Dolittle. Madeline is Dolittle’s compatriot, sharing his love and views of animals. This is a perfect role for a good singer who can act and has comic timing. Gender: Female, Vocal range top: E5- Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Tommy Stubbins: A happy-go-lucky kid who idolizes Doctor Dolittle and enjoys playing with the animals. Cast one of your high-spirited younger students who can act and sing.: Male, Vocal range top: D#5, Vocal range bottom: C4

Emma Fairfax: A strong, tough woman who is willing to speak her mind. She learns to appreciate Dolittle’s love of animals and grows to have feelings for him. Ideal casting is a strong singer and actor who can command the stage. Female, Vocal range top: Db5- Vocal range bottom: Ab3

General Bellowes: Emma’s uncle and the magistrate of Puddleby-On-The-Marsh. An ill-tempered man with limited people skills, this non-singing role with good stage presence and a powerful speaking voice. Gender: Male

Albert Blossom: A shrewd business man who owns a dilapidated touring circus. This curmudgeonly old guy is a nice character role,  a solid singer and actor. Male, Vocal range top: Eb5-Vocal range bottom: C4

Gertie Blossom:  One tough cookie. She is Albert’s wife and makes sure the circus runs the way she wants it to.  Very grounded and speaks with a heavy European accent.  Female, Vocal range top: A4-Vocal range bottom: E4

Each of these smaller roles have to show lots of personality with only a few solo singing lines, ideal role for  quirky character actors who can hold a tune.

Workers in Blossom’s circus:

Berta:  Female, Vocal range top: A4- Vocal range bottom: C4

Vladimir: Male, Vocal range top: A4- Vocal range bottom: C4

Mavis: Female, Vocal range top: C#5- Vocal range bottom: C4

Straight Arrow: A well-educated and passionate man living the life of a warrior chief on Popsipetel Island. He’s warm and embracing to both humans and animals. Needs a strong singer, male or female, who can convey Straight Arrow’s power and passion. Gender: Male or Female, Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: C4

Bailiff: A small non-singing role. Gender: Both

Villagers

Circus Folk: Ideal casting actors with special skills, such as tumbling or juggling, to give the scene a circus-like authenticity. Gender: Both

Warriors: Inhabitants of Popsipetel Island. Strong singers and dancers for these roles. Villagers and Circus Folk may double these roles. Gender: Both

Polynesia: Doctor Dolittle’s intelligent, spunky assistant: his right-hand parrot. She speaks in English with the Humans, and she is often the one with the answers. Ideal cast is an actor with a big personality and strong singer in this role. Gender: Female, Vocal range top: E5-Vocal range bottom: C4

Jip: Dolittle’s ever-faithful dog. Ideal Cast is a performer who has a lot of energy and is able to move quickly around the whole stage. Gender: Both

Herbert: A quiet hedgehog who likes to sit in Doctor Dolittle’s chair. Gender: Both

Dab-dab: A pet duck. A good mover and is willing to act a little goofy. Gender: Both

Toggle: A nearsighted plough-horse who comes to Doctor Dolittle for glasses. Toggle is one of the calmer animals. Gender: Both

Sheila: A fox who has been hurt by a hunter’s trap. This is another quieter role. Female

Pushmi-pullyu: A two-headed llama. This is a great featured-dancing role for two solid dancers who can work together to appear as one animal. Gender: Both

Rufus: Bellowes’ big, energetic dog. He should be portrayed by someone who is larger-than- life and enjoys playing to a crowd. Gender: Both

Chee-chee: A monkey who is capable of steering a ship. A good sense of humor. The actor playing Chee-Chee needs to be willing to jump around the stage. Gender: Both

Sophie: A seal and non-speaking role. She has just a short moment onstage, good role for one of the ensemble members. Gender: Female

Additional Animals

In the opening number, Doctor Dolittle’s clinic and in the “The Voice of Protest.” Feel free to add whatever type of animals you and your cast want. This is a great opportunity to cast anyone who wants to be in the show!

Gender: Both

 

NEW ONLINE TICKETING

Posted By on February 9, 2016

Purchase your 2016 theater tickets online via  Online Ticketing

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.

Summer 2016 – Summer Stages

Posted By on February 1, 2016

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SUMMER STAGES 2016

Brundage Park Playhouse proudly announces its 35th season of Summer Stages, a workshop for young performers ages 8–14. All students must have completed 2nd grade or higher during the 2015/2016 school year.  Our qualified staff will instruct students in acting, music, and dance.  Students will also gain performance experience through participation in a different production each session.  We offer three two-week sessions and the last (fourth) session is a one-week cabaret style performance.  Each session can accommodate a maximum of 2 groups, with approximately 20 students in each group.  This camp takes place at Brundage Park on Carrell Road.  Students entering 7th grade or above in the 2016/2017 school year are eligible for our Advanced Performers Workshop as well.  However, students must audition for that camp.  Please call us at

(973) 989-7092 for more information.

 

What to Expect During Sessions at BPP’s Summer Stages
At the beginning of each session, students will be divided into groups where they will learn a song and simple movement, which will then be used to “audition” for the directors.  After auditions, each student will then be assigned a role and placed in a cast.  Students will participate in acting, music, and dance workshops during one part of the day with the other half of the day dedicated to rehearsals for the show.  Friday mornings of performance days, dress rehearsals will take place using costumes and props.  Each group will have the opportunity to rehearse on the BPP stage.

Performances
What theatrical performance experience would be complete without an audience?  At the end of each two-week session we present a production for an audience of parents, relatives and friends.  The one week session will also end with a cabaret style performance.  Performances will be held in the theatre each session’s final Friday afternoon at 1:00* or 2:00*, depending on the particular group’s assigned time.  Admission is free for these performances.
* Times may be adjusted depending on needs.

Our Staff
Our staff is comprised of dedicated and talented individuals who have studied the arts and whose skill sets qualify them to provide our students with a comprehensive learning experience.  Their impressive resumes include all aspects of performance, with particular emphasis on dance, acting and music.  As a result of our staff’s efforts, many of our students have gone on to perform in professional arenas.

Sessions
Sessions will run on the following dates:

Session 1:            June 27– July 8 (no class 7/4)

Session 2:            July 11 – July 22

Session 3:            July 25 –August 5

Session 4:            August 8 – August 12

Please try to schedule any personal appointments after camp time.

We cannot guarantee that friends will be in the same group. Request must be submitted upon registration with email to vlenyk@randolphnj.org.

 

Daily Arrival & Daily Departure Procedures
Students should be dropped off at the theatre at 9:00 am.  The theater is located in BrundagePark, on Carrell Road in Randolph. The program will begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. Students must be picked up promptly at 3:00.  Wait outside of the theater lobby until the theater doors are opened.  Proceed through the theater doors and out through the right hand exit in front of the stage.  For safety reasons, we must insist on this one-way traffic pattern.  On performance date Fridays, students may leave following their performance.  Please park your car in the park parking lot and do not block the entrance into or out of the park.  This is a safety concern.

Lunch
Students are asked to bring a lunch in an insulated lunch bag.  Lunch will not be refrigerated.  Soda and candy are available for $1.50 each.  Chewing gum is not permitted.

Clothing
Comfortable playwear and sneakers are recommended.  No open-toed shoes or sandals are permitted. Please leave all valuables at home. Toys and electronics are not permitted

Extended Day Program
Drop off 8:30 am and Pick up 5:30 pm
$60 each two week session per child
$30 each one week session per child

Camp Fees
$400 per two-week session  if registration and payment are received before April 11, 2016 and  $425 thereafter.  The one week session is $200 before April 11, 2016 and $225 after that date. (You must add Extended Day Program fee to Camp Fee if you need it.) There is a $25 discount for any additional sessions in which you enroll your child after the initial registration.  Must be the same child.

Refund Policy
All refunds must be requested in writing by May 4, 2016 and are subject to a $25.00 processing fee.  No refunds will be given if requested after May 4, 2016.   No substitutions of students may be made.

**All registrations are accepted on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis and class size is STRICTLY LIMITED**

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