A Brief History of TBTA

The building that houses The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts was originally a gymnasium for The Curtis School for Boys. First established in 1875 in Bethlehem, Connecticut by Frederick S. Curtis, the school was moved to Long Meadow Hill in 1883 and then to the present site that was the former Goodsell Estate in 1886.

In 1906 the price for one school year was six hundred dollars. This included “tuition, board, a seat in church, lighting and worming, the care and mending of clothing, and the use of school books.” In the 1920s, girls were allowed to enroll as day students.

This is the second gymnasium for the Curtis School. The first was destroyed by fire in 1906. The present stone building was built in 1907. The Curtis School closed its doors in 1943.

The gymnasium was purchased by the Brookfield Country Players in 1959 and, since then, has been used as a theatre/playhouse for year-round plays and musicals.

The Paddy Awards

The Paddy Awards is an evening to celebrate and honor the achievements of the previous season, provide a sneak peak of the coming season, and thank the many people who work so hard to make TBTA the very special community theatre that it is. It began as a tradition many years ago and the award is named after the husband of Tilly Ciccala, a founder of the theatre. Highlights include Volunteer of the Year which is awarded to someone who has given exceptional service to the theatre.

History of Shows

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2014

Next To Normal

Next To Normal

book & lyrics by Brian Yorkey
music by Tom Kitt
directed by Michael Burnett
produced by Meg Jones
assistant producer Janice Gabriel
stage managers
starring

July

more information will be posted soon.

 

God of Carnage

God of Carnage

April 25-May 10, 2014

by Yasmina Reza

translated by Christopher Hampton

directed by Maureen Trotto

produced by Kristin Hoose & Lou Okell

CAST:
Annette Raleigh – Elizabeth Young
Veronica Novak – Reesa Roccapriore
Alan Raleigh – Christopher Bird
Michael Novak – Alex Echevarria

CREW
SM/Properties - Mensah Robinson
Set Design - Duane E Langenwalter
Lighting Design - Stephen Cihanek
Sound Design - Stephen Cihanek, Mensah Robinson
Costumes - Meg Jones
Lighting & Sound Execution - Rob Bassett
Set Construction - Duane E Langenwalter, Christopher Bird, Kerry Bulson, Larry Coleman, Alex Echevarria, Sophia Gharaibeh, Adel Gonzalez Jr., Kristin Hoose, Steve Hoose, Don Lombardo, Joe Mariano, Samuel Molina, Justin Morgan, Lou Okell
Painting Crew - Duane E Langenwalter, Kerry Bulson, Arlene Coleman, Sophia Gharaibeh, Kristin Hoose
Lighting Crew - Courtney Tanner
Lobby Artist - Dustin Barrett
House Manager - TBTA Board

Special Thanks
Carol Hoose, Joy Tagliavento, Kristin Hoose, Dustin Barrett, Tyler Bigham, Frank Bulson, Anthony Chiodo, Steve Cihanek, Claris Construction, Bob Lane, Andrew Okell, Jim Silvestri, Lia Spear, Nikki Zaia

 

The Divine Sister

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The Divine Sister

March 7-22, 2014

by Charles Busch

directed & choreographed by Matt Austin

produced by Kerry Bulson & Sara Mariano

CAST:
Mother Superior – Kevin McDonough
Sister Acacius – Jody Bayer
Sister Walburga – Kelly Mullins
Agnes – Melanie Romano
Mrs. Levinson – Mary Shuldman
Jeremy/ Brother Venerius – Michael Wright
Timothy – Desirae Carle

CREW
SM/Properties - Shannon McColgan
Set Design - Matt, Bob & Andy
Lighting Design - Stephen Cihanek
Sound Design - Jay Austin
Costumes - Meg Jones & Karen E Steckler
Lighting Execution - Rob Bassett
Sound Execution - Lou Okell
Set Construction - Bob Lane & Andy Okell
Set Decoration - Bob , Andy, Lou, Matt, Kerry Bulson
Lighting Crew - Dan Achilles, Ashley Dunn, Sam Sweikert, Willson Wallace
Stage Crew - Erin Mitchell
Lobby Artist - Ken Musselman
House Manager - Molly Just

Special Thanks
Carol Hoose, Joy Tagliavento, Kristin Hoose, Arkettype Graphics, Carl Andress, Charles Busch, Glen Couture, Lewis Flinn, Duane E Langenwalter, Justin Morgan, Rankin Sporting Goods, Joe Russo

 

2013

The Paddys

Volunteer of the Year - Sara Mariano

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Nov. 8–30, 2013

book & lyrics by Joe DiPietro

music by Jimmy Roberts

directed& choreographed by Erik E Tonner

musical director Melissa L Jones

produced by Lou Okell & Sara Mariano

CAST
Carey Van Hollen
Frank Beaudry
Rebecca Pokorski
Shawn Brown

BAND
Piano - Melissa L. Jones
Piano (Nov. 9) - Charles Smith
Violin - Angelica Jara
Violin (Nov. 17) - Tom Bloss
Violin (Nov. 23) - Larry Deming
Bass - Mark H. Campbell

CREW
SM/Properties - Rob Bassett
Assitant SM - Bennett Cognato
Set Design - Andrew Okell
Lighting & Sound Design - Brian Casella
Costumes - Gina Tonner
Lighting Execution - Karen E Steckler
Sound Execution - Lou & Erik
Set Construction - Bob Lane, Andrew Okell, Lou Okell, Shawn Brown
Dresser - Sofia Gharaibeh
Stage Crew - Justin Morgan, Sara, Lou
Page Turner - Melanie Fay, Sara
Lobby Artist - Joel Schapira
House Manager - Andrew E Okell

Special Thanks
Carol Hoose, Joy Tagliavento, Kristin Hoose, A Common Ground, Carol Martino’s Fabulous Faux Foods, Arkettype, Steve Cihanek, Justin Morgan, New Balance Bethel, Immanuel Lutheran Church & School, Dave Tyrell, Vivid Events

Tuesdays With Morrie

Sept. 6–21, 2013

by Mitch Albom & Terry Hatcher

directed by Tom Sheehan

produced by Andrew Okell & Kristin Hoose

CAST
Morrie Schwartz - Ron Malyszka
Mitch Albom - Gary Millar

CREW
SM/Properties - Carol Martino
Set Design - Andrew Okell
Lighting Design - Chris Gillotte
Sound Design - Stephen Cihanek
Costume Design - Meg Jones & Karen E. Steckler
Set Construction - Bob Lane, Andrew Okell, Emma Okell, Lou Okell
Assistant Stage Manager - Nicola Gillotte
Lighting Execution - Rob Bassett
Sound Execution - Bennett Cognato
Lobby Artist - Carlos Serbia

Special Thanks
Carol Hoose, Joy Tagliavento, Marv Bronstein, Anna De Masi, Sara Mariano, Justin Morgan

Rent

July 5–27, 2013

by Jonathan Larson

directed & choreographed by Michael Burnett

musical director Nsangi Kariamu

vocal director Diane LaPine

produced by Meg Jones & Kerry Bulson

CAST
Mark Cohen - Rob Bassett
Roger Davis - Bennett Cognato
Mimi Marquez - Molly Rose Just
Maureen Johnson - Lauren Brown
Joanne Jefferson - Sara Mariano
Tom Collins - Nick Kuell
Angel Dumott Schunard - Torrey Thomas
Benjamin Coffin III - John Mudgett
Ensemble - Ryan Bulson, Sydney Coelho, Mallory Escott, Janice Gabriel, Kristin Hoose, Christopher Hunter, Jessica Sciuto, Kezia Waters

BAND
Keyboards - Nsangi Kariamu
Lead Guitar - Rich Conte
Rhythm Guitar - Steven Cognato
Bass - Dan Pacuk
Drums - Andrew Gercak

CREW
SM/Properties - Carol Martino
Set Design - Ellen Diker, Bob Lane
Costume Design - Meg Jones
Lighting Design - Justin Morgan
Sound Design - Wendy Yung
Director’s Assistant - Crystal Schewe
Seamstress - Rebecca Pokorski
Set Construction - Bob Lane, Andrew Okell, Emma Okell, Lou Okell
Set Painting/Set Decoration - Ellen Diker, Crystal Schewe, Courtney Tanner
Assistant Stage Manager - Jenny Dear
Light Board Operator - Jill Hancock
Master Electrician/Spot Operator - Courtney Tanner
Sound Assistants - Jamie Bishop, Nicola Gillotte

Special Thanks
Carol Hoose, Joy Tagliavento, Kristin Hoose, A Common Ground, Seth Baldwin, Danbury H.S. Productions, Chris Gillotte, New Milford Thrift Mart, Kelly Scott, Karen Steckler, Len & Lorraine Toscano, Windhorse Acupuncture

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Be A Good Little Widow

April 19–May 4, 2013

by Bekah Brunstetter

directed by Matt Austin

produced by Andy Okell, Lou Okell & Karen E Steckler

CAST
Melody - Melanie Romano
Craig - Chad Dutcher
Hope - Kelly Mullins
Brad - Matt Austin
News Announcer - Tom Sheehan
Caterer - Carol Martino

CREW
SM/Properties - Carol P. Martino
Set Design - Jay Austin, Andy Okell
Lighting Design - Stephen Cihanek
Sound Design - Jay Austin
Costumes - Meg Jones
Lighting Execution - Nicola Gillotte
Sound Execution - Courtney P. Tanner
Set Construction - Bob Lane, Don Lombardo, Andy Okell
Set Painting - Andy, Karen, Lou, Matt, Courtney
In Our Lobby - The Women’s Center of Greater Danbury
House Manager - Nikki Shaner-Bradford

Special Thanks
Carol Hoose, TBTA Board, Kristin Hoose, Erik Leidal

17 Debacles

Improv Night - Special Event

March 30, May 11, Aug. 10, Oct. 5, 2013

directed by Matt Austin

produced by TBTA Board of Directors

CAST
Matt Austin, Billy Dempster, Kristin Hoose, Denise Howard, Meg Jones, Abbey Lynch, Joe Mariano, Crystal Schewe, Jody Bayer, Kelly Luf

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR EQUAL RIGHTS and BROADWAY IMPACT’s

8

Special Event

Feb. 1 & 2, 2013

by Dustin Lance Black

directed & produced by Michael Burnett

CAST
Theodore B. Olson - Joe Mariano
David Boies - Bennett cognato
Charles Cooper - James Hipp
Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker - Tom Sheehan
Sandy Stier - Cindy Maddox
Kris Perry - Meg Jones
Jeff Zarrillo - Michael Hilderbrand
Paul Katami - Matt Farina
Elliott Perry - Ben Panzarino
Spencer Perry - Brandon Robbins-Cartagena
David Blankenhorn - Matt Austin
Evan Wolfson - Michael Bobehausen
Maggie Gallagher - Alicia Dempster
Clerk - Michael Bobenhausen
Broadcast Journalist - Kristin Hoose
Dr. Nancy Cott - Sara Mariano
Dr. Ilan Meyer - Billy Dempster
Ryan Kendall - Rob Bassett
Dr. Gregory Herek - Janice Gabriel
Dr. Gary Segura - Jackie McNeil
Dr. William Tam - Stephen Hoose

CREW
SM - Carol Martino
Lighting Design - Justin Morgan
Sound Engineer - Jamie Bishop

Special Thanks
A Common Ground, Dustin Lance Black, Broadway Impact, American Foundation for Equal Rights

2013 SEASON SPECIAL THANKS:
Alicia Dempster, Meg Jones, Kerry Bulson, Karen Steckler, Chris Cenatiempo, Jackie Decho-Holm, Alex Echevarria, Janice Gabriel, James Hipp, Jeffrey Rossman, Caitlin Witty

2012

The Paddys

Volunteers of the Year - Justin Morgan & Steve Cihanek

President’s Award - Brian Casella

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Nov. 16–Dec. 1, 2012

by Sarah Ruhl

directed by Alicia Dempster

produced by Kristin Hoose & Brian Casella

CAST
Jean - Vicki J. Sosbe
Gordon - Kevin Sosbe
Mrs. Gottlieb - Susan Lang
Other Woman/Stranger - KC Ross
Hermia - Meg Jones
Dwight - James Hipp

CREW
SM - Robert Bassett
Set Design - Alicia Dempster
Lighting & Sound Design - Brian Casella
Costumes - Lena Negron & Cast
Lighting Execution - Leandra Thompson
Sound Execution - Nicola Gillotte
Set Build - Brian Casella
Properties - Robert Bassett, Kristin Hoose
Stage Crew - Janice Gabriel, Courtney Tanner
Lobby Artist - Paula Renee

Special Thanks
Carol Hoose, Jean Jackson, Kristin Hoose, Bob Lane, Sue Murray, Andrew Okell,Westport Country Playhouse

Into The Woods

Sept. 21–Oct. 13 , 2012

book by James Lapine

music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

directed by Maureen Trotto

musical director Sabrina Post

choreographor Todd Santamaria

scenic designer Duane E Langenwalter

produced by Jean Jackson, Caitlin Nolan, Kira Wallace

CAST
Narrator - Joe Harding
Cinderella - Amy Crupi
Jack - Rob Bassett
Jack’s Mother - Nina Wilson
Baker - Ralph Papp
Baker’s Wife - Kira Wallace
Cinderella’s Stepmother - Rebecca Pokorski
Florinda - Janice Gabriel
Lucinda - Karen Robinson
Little Red Ridinghood - Sydney Coelho
Witch - Marilyn Olsen
Cinderella’s Mother - Grace Robles
Mysterious Man - Tom Sheehan
Wolf - Mensah Robinson
Rapunzel - Grace Robles
Rapunzel’s Prince - Stephen Michelsson
Cinderella’s Prince - Mensah Robinson
Steward - Karl Hinger
Giant - Meg Jones
Musicians - Sabrina Post, Anna DeMasi

CREW
SM - Meg Jones
Lighting Design - Stephen Cihanek
Sound Design - Cody Zanard
Costumer - Cindy Tyler
Props Master - Joy Tagliavento
Lighting Execution - Courtney Tanner
Sound Execution - Jay Austin
Spot Operator - Nicola Gilotte
Assistant Costumer - Lena Negron
Costume Assistants - Donna Panzarino, MaryLou Nolan, Sheridan Jones
Assistant Props - John Duron
Pages - Courtney Jackson, James Kry
Set Build & Paint - Larry Coleman, Frank Beaudry, Stephen Cihanek, Arlene Coleman, Chad Dutcher, Nicola Gilotti, Bob Lane, Ralph Papp, John Schneider, Courtney Tanner, Ning Xue
Lobby Artist - Stephen Cihanek

Special Thanks
Carol Hoose, Jean Jackson, Kristin Hoose, Carol Martino, Tom Morris, Origin Point Brands, Stepney Hardware, XL Color

Suburbia

July 2012

Special Event - Poetry Festival

directed by Michael Burnett

produced by TBTA Board of Directors

Hair

July 6 –28, 2012

book & lyrics by James Rado & Gerome Ragni

music by Galt MacDermot

directed & choreographed by Michael Burnett

musical director Norris Person

produced by Sara Mariano, Kira Wallace & Meg Jones

CAST
Berger - Bennett Cognato
Claude - Nicholas Kuell
Crissy - Kristin Hoose
Dionne - Janina Reiner
Hud - Deyon Rosado
Jeanie - Kate McMorran
Margaret Mead - Matt Austin
Sheila - Lauren Brown
Woof - Robert Bassett
Tribe - Yessica Braun, Ryan Bulson, John Duron, Mallory Escott, Matt Farina, Joshua Friedmann, Christopher Hunter, Willie Marte, Leila Noone, Ralph Papp, Crystal Schewe, Holly Sorrells

BAND
Keyboard - Norris Person
Lead Guitar - Michael Mosca
Guitar - Nicholas Paul Panzarino
Bass - Mauro Campoverde
Percussion - Adam Heavens

CREW
SM/Properties - Carol Martino
Set Design - Michael Burnett, Justin Morgan, Bob Lane, Jeanette Draper, Deb Farber, Kim Bald
Lighting Design - Justin Morgan
Sound Design - Jamie Bishop
Costumers - Jill Hancock, Lena Negron, Meg Jones, Mary Lou Nolan
Set Construction - Bob Lane, Andrew Okell
Set Painting - Jeanette Draper, Deb Farber, Kim Bald
Assistant Stage Manager - Jenny Dear
Sound Execution - Jamie Bishop, Wend Yung
Lighting Execution - Jill Hancock
Lighting Assistants - Victoria Howe, Seth Baldwin
Spot Operator - Courtney Tanner
Lobby Artist - Larry Gillette

Special Thanks
Carol Hoose, Jean Jackson, Kristin Hoose, A Common Ground, Windhorse Acupuncture, Danbury H.S. Productions, Warner Theatre, Chris Gillotte, Nicola Gillotte, Jean Hatcherson, Kris Hodge, Menoo Jared, Jim LaPine, the alignment of the stars for the coming together of the Yava’Hasinai

First Annual...

June 2, Oct. 20, 2012

Special Event - Improv Night

directed by Matt Austin

produced by TBTA Board of Directors

CAST
Matt Austin, Bennett Cognato, Jess Costello, Billy Dempster, John Duron, Kelly Luf, Abbey Lynch, Chrystal Schewe, Jody Bayer, Meg Jones

Special Thanks
Joy Tagliavento, Andy Okell, Emma Okell, Lou Okell, Brian Casella, Carol Hoose, Jean Jackson

Moonlight & Magnolias

April 27–May 12, 2012

by Ron Hutchinson

directed by Tom Sheehan

produced by Andrew Okell & Joy Tagliavento

CAST
David O. Selznick - Tim Phillips
Ben Hecht - Matt Austin
Victor Fleming - Steve Yudelson
Miss Poppenguhl - Paulette Layton
Voice Over Artists - Tom Sheehan, Bob Lane

CREW
SM/Properties - Carol Martino
Set Design - Andrew Okell
Sound & Lighting Design - Brian Casella
Costumer - Carolyn Onorato
Set Construction - Bob Lane, Donald Lombardo, Andrew Okell, Emma Okell
Set Painting - Andrew Okell, Emma Okell, Lou Okell, Tom Sheehan
Sound Execution - Dan Spring
Lighting Execution - Emma Nissenbaum
Lobby Artist - Janet Iffland

Special Thanks
Carol Hoose, Jean Jackson, Kristin Hoose, Arkettype Graphics & Printing, Brookfield High School Theatre Department, Mary & Steve Chiappalone, Crown Trophy, Savings Bank of Danbury, Warner Theatre, Frank Wargo

Thou Shall Not Dance

Special Event - World Premiere

March 9–11, 2012

by Lynn J McNeil

directed by Maureen Trotto

produced by Cindy Maddox & Lou Okell

CAST
Sara - Meg Jones
Narrator/Poet - Kristin Hoose
Stage Attendant - Jenny Dear

CREW
Set Design - Duane E Langenwalter
Lighting Design - Brian Casella
Sound Design - Stephen Cihanek
Costumes & Properties - Cast
Set Construction & Painting - Arlene Coleman, Larry Coleman, Duane E. Langenwalter, Andrew Okell, Emma Okell, Lou Okell, Emily Renwick
Sound Execution - Lou Okell
Lighting Execution - Nicola Gillotte
Lighting Crew - Leandra Thompson, Josh White
Backstage Manager - Jenny Dear
In Our Lobby - Silent Witness Initiative, I Stand With You, In Our Shoes
House Manager - Emma Okell

Special Thanks
Carol Hoose, Jean Jackson, Andrew Okell, Robert Lane, Arkettype Graphics & Printing

2011

The Paddys

Volunteer of the Year - Andy Okell

President’s Award - Carol Martino

Cabaret

Nov. 4 –26, 2011

music by John Kander

lyrics by Fred Ebb

book by Joe Masteroff

directed & choreographed by Michael Burnett

musical director Tom Morris

produced by Jean Jackson & Meg Jones

CAST
Master of Ceremonies - Bennett Cognato
Sally Bowles - Kira E. Wallace
Clifford Bradshaw - David Cheris
Fraulein Schneider - Diane LaPine
Herr Schultz - Tom Sheehan
Fraulein Kost - Stephanie Tornatore
Ernst Ludwig - Matt Austin
Kit Kat Girls - Samantha K. Gronwoldt, Caitlin Nolan, Leila Noone, Janina Reiner, Melanie Romano, Jessica Smith, Carly Spaeth, Mariel Vincente
Kit Kat Boys - John Duron, Zachary Jackson, Keenan Martin, Ryan Reynolds
Conductor/Customs/Sailor/Max - Frank Beaudry

BAND
Keyboards - Tom Morris
Percussion - Matt Hsiung
Bass - Nicholas P. Panzarino

CREW
Assistant Musical Director - Bennett Cognato
SM/Properties - Carol Martino Set Design - Michael Burnett
Lighting Design - Justin Morgan
Sound Design & Execution - Jamie Bishop
Costumes - Meg Jones, Jill Hancock, MaryLou Nolan
Set Constructiong - Robert Lane, Don Lombardi, John Martino, Andrew Okell
Set Painting - Kim Bald, Jeannette Draper, Deborah Farber, Monica Ramos
Lighting Execution - Jill Hancock
Spot Operator - Kristin Hoose Lighting Crew - Seth Baldwin, Victoria Howe, Devin Muniz, Ben Gillotte
In Our Lobby - Vincent James Pia

Special Thanks
Carol Hoose, Jean Jackson, Kristin Hoose, A Common Ground, Kris Hodge, Victor Jackson, Windhorse Acupuncture, Brian Casella, Liz Popiel, WCSU Theatre Department

The Book of Liz

Aug. 26 –Sept. 10 , 2011

by The Talent Family: David Sedaris & Amy Sedaris

directed by Matt Austin

produced by Joy Tagliavento, Andrew Okell & Lou Okell

CAST
Reverend Tollhouse - Joe Harding
Sister Elizabeth Dunderstock - Kelly Doherty-Luf
Brother Nathaniel Brightbee/Donny Polk - Michael Wright
Sister Constance Butterworth/Sophisticated Visitor/Dr. Barb Ginley - Cindy Maddox
Oxana Kolobko/Cecily Cole/Ms. Yolanda Foxley - Denise Fitzsimmons-Kelly
Yvone Kolobko/Rudy Bruton - Patrick Spaulding
Visil/Duncan Trask - Chris Sumrell
Brother Hesikiah - Matt Austin

CREW
SM - Carol Martino
Set Design - Matt, Jay, Andrew
Lighting Design - Stephen Cihanek
Sound Design - Jay Austin
Costumers - Meg Jones, Carolyn Onorato
Set Construction - Andrew Okell, Bob Lane
Set Painting - Andrew Okell, Emma Okell, Lou Okell
Peanut Costume - Mary Lou Nolan
Prayer Pillow - Donna Panzarino
Assistant Stage Manager/Intern - Jenny Dear
Stage Crew - Karla Pereira
Lighting Execution - John Duron
Sound Execution - Jay Austin
House Manager - Joy, Andrew
Lobby Artist - Ken Musselman

Special Thanks
Carol Hoose, Jean Jackson, Kristin Hoose, Arkettype Graphics, Gloria Austin, Erik Tonner, James Murphy, New Balance - Bethel

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Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

July 1 –23, 2011

music by Andrew Lloyd Weber

lyrics by Tim Rice

directed by Erik E Tonner

musical directed by Joanne Archibald

choreographed by Caitlin D Nolan

produced by Kristin Hoose, Caitlin D Nolan & Kira E Wallace

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(photos © Stephen Cihanek)

Sylvia

April 29 –May 14, 2011

by A R Gurney

directed by Maureen Trotto

scenic design by Duane E Langenwalter

produced by Lou Okell

Dog Sees God

March 4 –19, 2011

Special Event

by Bert V Royal

directed by Michael Burnett

produced by Stephanie Skrok Daniels

2010

The Paddys

Volunteer of the Year - Bob Lane

Wait Until Dark

directed by David Cheris

Spelling Bee

directed by Maureen Trotto

Once On This Island

directed by Michael Burnett

The Night of the Iguana

Staged Reading - Special Event

directed by Joe Russo

Neil Simon’s

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

directed by Joel Paley

The Laramie Project

Special Event

- directed by Michael Burnett

Auntie Mame

Staged Reading - Special Event

directed by Joe Russo

Love Letters

Special Event

directed by Tom Sheehan


2009

The Paddys

Volunteer of the Year - Lou Okell

President’s Award - Brian Casella

Storytime With Santa

Special Event

produced by TBTA Board of Directors

(holiday open house and food drive for Brookfield Food Bank)

Little Shop of Horrors

Nov. 6-21, 2009

book & lyrics by Howard Ashman

music by Alan Menken

directed by Alicia P Dempster

musical direction by Stephanie Gaumer-Klein

produced by Meg Jones

Much Ado About Nothing

Sept. 18-Oct. 3, 2009

by William Shakespeare

directed by Rob Sniffin

assistant director Joy Tagliavento

produced by Diane Millar, Gary Millar & Sammy Panzarino

The Not Suitable for Children Concert

The Music of Joe Iconis - Special Event

produced by Alicia Dempster & Brian Casella

Dear Edwina Jr.

Children's Workshop - Special Event

directed & produced by Alicia Dempster

Pippin

July 17-Aug. 1, 2009

book by Roger O. Hirson

music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

directed & choreographed by Michael Burnett

musical director Kim Russell

vocal director Diane Lapine

produced by Jean Jackson & Stephanie Skrok

Sleeping Beauty Jr. -

Children's Workshop - Special Event

directed & produced by Alicia Dempster

Harvey

May 1-16, 2009

by Mary Chase

directed by Gene Golaszewski

produced by Kristin Hoose & Brian Casella

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(photos © Trisha Haldin)

Die Vampire, Die

Workshop with Susan Blackwell (photos courtesy of Susan Blackwell)

Tea At Five

Special Event

2008

The Paddys

Volunteer of the Year - Meg Jones

Little Women

directed by Alicia Dempster

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(photos © Trisha Haldin)

Spoon River Anthology

directed by Maureen Trotto

Peter Pan

directed by Alicia Dempster

The Odd Couple

directed by Suzanne Kinnear

2007

The Paddys

Volunteer of the Year - The Jackson Family

50 Years of Cabaret

Alice In Wonderland Jr.

Children's Workshop & Performance - Special Event

directed & produced by Lori Mele

Seussical

directed by Michael Burnett

Carnival

directed by Maureen Trotto

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(photos © Duane E. Langenwalter)

The Diviners

directed by Alicia Dempster

2006

The Paddys

Volunteer of the Year - Carol Hoose

(Dedication of the annex)

I Think I Can

Teen Workshop & Performance - Special Event

Nov. 4–12, 2006

by Kathryn Schulz Miller & Barry Miller

directed by Megan O’Lena

produced by Bart Geissinger & Sammy Panzarino

Assassins

Sept. 15–30, 2006

music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

book by John Weidman

directed by Bill Possidento

musical directed by Joanne Archibald

produced by Barbara Kessler & David Tuttle

Master Class

July 7–22, 2006

by Terrence McNally

directed by Wendell MacNeal

produced by Diane & Gary Millar

Bye Bye Birdie

April 28–May 13, 2006

music by Charles Strouse

lyrics by Lee Adams

book by Mike Stewart

directed by Bart Geissinger

musical directed by Oksana Protenic

choreographed by Megan Sikorski

produced by Kristin Hoose & David Tuttle

As Bees In Honey Drown

March 3–18, 2006

by Douglas Carter Beane

directed by Scott R. Brill

produced by Patricia Glatzel & Steve Yudelson

2005

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The Paddys

Volunteer of the Year -

Songs For A New World

Outward Bound

Beyond Therapy

Cinderella Goes DIsco

Teen Workshop & Performance - Special Event

Man Of La Mancha

2004

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The Paddys

Volunteer of the Year - Jay Austin

Putting It Together

Food Chain

Little Red and the Hoods

The Fantastiks

Yale Alley Cats

Special Event

produced by Bart Geissinger


- Country Players of Brookfield -

2003

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The Paddys

Volunteer of the Year - Joan Matson

A Century of Song

Prisoner of 2nd Avenue

Jacques Brel Is Alive & Well...

Jerry Hornak

Magic Show - Special Event

produced by Bart Geissinger

2002

The Paddys

Volunteer of the Year - Gina Rea

(history note: Groundbreaking on the annex)

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An Inspector Calls

Jesus Christ Superstar

House of Blue Leaves

Nunsense II

Cabaret

Concert - Special Event

Snowmaiden

Performance for Children - Special Event

produced by Bart Geissinger

2001

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The 5th of July

Godspell

Exit The Body

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown

2000

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La Cage Aux Folles

Spider's Web

All Night Strut

A Celebration of the Arts - Special Event

1999

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Gospel Stars of Hartford

Concert - Special Event

Come Back To The 5 & Dime...

Three Tall Women

Dial “M” For Murder

It Had To Be You

Side By Side By Sondheim

1998

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Lips Together Teeth Apart

Goodbye Charlie

The Private Ear The Public Eye

Grand Night for Singing

1997

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Twelfth Night

Eleemosynary

The Butler Did It

The Middle Ages

Quilters

1996

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The Importance Of Being Ernest

The Sisters Rosensweig

Lend Me A Tenor

Come Back Little Sheeba

Whodunit

1995

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Lost In Yonkers

The Cemetery Club

Jake's Women

The Effect of Gamma Rays...

Company

1994

The Octet Bridge Club

Nov. 11-Dec. 3, 1994

I Never Sang For My Father

Sept. 9-Oct. 1, 1994

Light Up The Sky

June 24-July 16, 1994

Marvins Room

April 22-May 14, 1994

Catch Me If You Can

Feb. 11-March 5, 1994

by Jack Weinstock & Willie Gilbert

directed by Bill Possidento

produced by Imelda

CAST
Daniel Corban - Fred King
Inspector Levine - Bruce Grogan
Father Kelleher - Bruce Saunders
Elizabeth Corban - Micheline Mann
Sadie - Ann Lohan
Mrs. Parker - Melissa Sumple
Everett Parker - Ralph Perillo

CREW
SM - Mary Broas
Set Design - Kathleen Dzubak
Lighting/Sound Design - Christopher Ashe
Costumes - Marian Miller
Lighting/Sound Execution - Mary Guss
Set Construction - Steve Affinito, Bob Dzubak, Bill Pazman, Bruce Saunders, James Zaccari George Zielinski
Stage Crew - Lorraine Conlon
Properties - Oliva Lydia

Special Thanks
Jeanine Denning, Marian Miller, Sarah Smith, Micheline Mann, Alice & Angelo Bonvenuto, Babe Taylor, Loretta Langtry, Kathy Maher, Betty McCaffrey, Suzanne Nassar, Matt Johnston, Gloria Laposka

1993

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Sept. 10-Oct. 2, 1993

by Edward Albee

directed by Chris Brown

produced by

CAST
Martha - Donna Gaspero
George - Bruce Grogan
Honey - Daryl Meyer
Nick - Al Canal

CREW
SM - Steve Affinito
Set Design - Chris Brown
Lighting & Sound Design - Christopher Ashe
Costumes - Cynde Grogan
Lighting & Sound Execution - Jon Berman
Set Construction - Jon Berman, Matt Johnston, Anne Lohan, Bill Lohan, Marian Miller, James Zaccari
Stage Crew - Matt Johnston, Paula Mascia

Special Thanks
Jeanine Denning, Marian Miller, Sarah Smith, Bill Possidento, Babe Taylor, Loretta Langtry, Kathy Maher, Betty McCaffrey, Suzanne Nassar, Matt Johnston, Gloria Laposka

The Nerd

July 9-31, 1993

by Larry Shue

directed by Elizabeth Bonnabeau

produced by Rusty Judd

CAST
Willum - Joe Harding
Axel - Steve M. Affinito
Tansy - Christine Nuccio
Waldgrave - Michael Irwin
Clelia - Paige Thompson
Thor - Patrick Carney
Rick - Kevin T. Morgan

CREW
SM - Darla Haney
Set Design - Rick Woodside
Lighting Design - Peter Nobel
Sound Design/Execution - Rob Poodiack
Costumes - Marian Miller
Lighting Execution - Jon Berman
Master Builder - Michael Irwin
Set Construction - Joe Harding, Paula Mascia
Stage Crew - Matt Johnston, Paula Mascia
Properties - Elizabeth McCaffrey, Marcia Riordan

Special Thanks
Anya Studenc, Babe Taylor, Gloria Laposka, Mary Broas, MaryLou Harvey, Kathey Maher, Loretta Langtry, Suzanne Nassar, Elizabeth McCaffrey, Goodwill Budget Booster

Driving Miss Daisy

April 23-May 15, 1993

by Alfred Uhry

directed by Wendell MacNeal

produced by James L. Zaccari

CAST
Daisy Werthan - Sonnie Osborne
Boolie Werthan - Frank Vanella
Hoke Coleburn - Lonnie Young

CREW
SM - Darla Haney
Set Design - George Loya
Lighting Design - Christopher Ashe
Sound Design - Rusty Judd, Raymond Sammarco
Costumes - Betty McCaffrey
Lighting Execution - Sean Gannon
Sound Execution - Rusty
Set Construction - George, James
Stage Crew - Jon Berman
Properties - Gail Bristol, Candice O'Connell

Special Thanks
Jeanine Denning, Sarah Smith, Imedla Roth, Gloria Laposka, Alice McMahon, Angelo Bonvenuto

Gingerbread Lady

Feb. 12-March 6, 1993

by Neil Simon

directed by Maureen Torsney-Weir

produced by Marian R. Miller

CAST
Evelyn Meara - Alice McMahon
Jimmy Perry - Mark Adzick
Toby Landau - Carolyn Kelly
Polly Meara - Kelly Curran
Lou Tanner - Rick Hulswit

CREW
SM - Kathy Pazman
Set Design - Marian & John Miller
Lighting Design - Peter Nobel
Sound Design - Maureen Torsney-Weir
Costumes - Jean Baker
Lighting Execution - Michael Girlamo
Set Construction - John Miller, Greg Regan, Bill Pazman, Paul Lincoln
Properties - Gail Bristol, Candice O'Connell
Backdrop Painting - Dot Roise, Gretchen Smith
Paintings - Gloria Laposka
Recorded Music - Charles Pope
Vocal Music - Maureen Torsney-Weir

Special Thanks
Sarah Smith, Betty McCaffrey, Paul & Mary Lincoln

1992

Jacques Brel....

Nov. 13-Dec. 12, 1992

music by Jacques Brel

lyrics by Jacques Brel, Mort Shuman and Eric Blau

book by Mort Shuman and Eric Blau

directed by Bill Possidento

musical director Anne Carlson

produced by Mary Broas & Mary Lou Harvey

CAST
Patricia Howell
Rick Hulswit
Mary Ann Milite
Frank J. Vanella

Band
Pianist - Sandy Simpson
Drummer - Drew Grouse

CREW
SM - Lorraine Conlon
Set Design - Kathleen Dzubak
Lighting Design - Peter Nobel
Costumes - The Cast
Lighting Execution - Sean Gannon
Master Builder - Robert Dzubak
Set Construction - Kathleen Dzubak, Jon Maroto
Properties - Sarah Smith

Special Thanks
Sarah Smith, Laposka-Roise, Michael Girlamo, Loretta Langtry, Kathy Maher, Betty McCaffrey, Suzanne Nassar, Alice and Angelo Bonvenuto, Charles Smith

Murder Among Friends

Sept. 11-Oct. 3

Barefoot In The Park

July 10-Aug. 1

Isn't It Romantic

April 24-May16, 1992

by Wendy Wasserstein

directed by Wendell P. MacNeal III

produced by Carlton Laskauskas & Leslie A. Pagan

CAST
Janie Blumberg - Michelle Papier
Harriet Cornwal - Alexandra Sussman
Marty Sterling - Kevin R. Elston
Tasha Blumberg - Elie Finkelstein
Simon Blumberg - Hoyt Tanner
Lillian Cornwall - Chase Crosley
Paul Stewart - John Ryan
Vladimir - Joe Harding

Telephone Messages
Schlomo - Zak Laskauskas
Hart Farrell - J.P. Merola
Julie Stern - Carlton Laskauskas
Tajlei Kaplan Singleberry - Leslie A. Pagan
Operator - Operator
Cynthia Peterson - Daryl Meyer
Milty Sterling - Bruce Grogan

CREW
SM - Basia Hirsh
Set Design - Darla Haney
Lighting Design - Christopher Ashe
Sound Design - J.P. Merola
Costumes - The Cast
Lighting Execution - George Meadows
Sound Execution - David Zschunke
Stage Crew - Barb Rotkovich
Set Construction - Romas Laskauskas, Bill Lohan, John Ryan, Kevin Sosbe
Properties - Kathleen Pazman

Special Thanks
Gloria A. Laposka, Sarah Smith, Mary Broas, Sherri & Lyndon Fuller, Loretta Langtry, Betty McCaffrey, Leslie Anne Harmon, Nina Zschunke, Immaculate Heart of Mary Emmaus, Rusty Judd, Cecelia Laskauskas, Zak Laskauskas, Rosa Martins, Daryl Meyer, Bill Pazman, Maria Ribiero, Thomas L. Ryan, Sr., Kelli Youngblood

Seven Year Itch

Feb. 14-March 7, 1992

by George Axelrod

directed by Joe Hronec

produced by Anne Lohan

CAST
Richard Sherman - Joe Harding
Helen Sherman - Diana Pappas
Ricky - Zachery Rudes
Miss Morris - Nancy Ann Hatscher
Elaine - Audrey Looye
Marie Whatever Her Name Was - Maryanne Kilcourse
The Girl - Anya Studenc
Dr. Brubaker - George Meadows
Tom MacKenzie - Kevin Elston
The Voice of Richard’s Conscience - Rusty Judd
The Voice of the Girl’s Conscience - Elizabeth Bonnabeau
Unidentified Girl - Elizabeth Bonnabeau

CREW
SM - Sandi Smalley
Set Design - George Meadows
Lighting Design - George Meadows
Sound Design & Execution - Rusty Judd
Costumes - Marcia Riordan, Betty McCaffrey
Lighting Execution - Nicole D’Amico
Technician - Michael Hronec
Stage Crew - Clare "Darla" Haney
Set Construction - Bill Lohan, Kevin Elston, George Zielinski, Bill Pazman, Paul Lincoln, George Meadows, Kathy DelCasino, Joanna Lohan
Properties - The Motley Crew

Special Thanks
Imelda Roth, Alice & Angela Bonvenuto, Roy Barker, Sarah Smith, GEAM

1991

Steel Magnolias

Wait Until Dark

Talley’s Folly

Staged Play Reading - Special Event

June 7-June 9, 1991

by Lanford Wilson

Chapter Two

July 12-August 3, 1991

by Neil Simon

directed by Chris Brown

produced by Bill, Imelda

CAST
George Schneider - Steve Miller
Leo Schneider - Kevin Elston
Jennie Malone - Kate Luce
Faye Medwick - Daryl Meyer

CREW
SM - Lois Jane Campanile
Set Design - Steve Miller, Bill Possidento
Lighting & Sound Design - J. P. Merola
Costumes - Yvette Benjamin
Assistant SM - Steve Affinito
Lighting & Sound Execution - J.P. Merola, Yvette Benjamin
Set Construction - Steve Affinito, Kevin Davis, Michael Girlamo, John Lamendola, Bill Lohan, Jon Maroto, George Meadows, Daryl Meyer, Steve Miller, George Zielinski
Properties - Steve Affinito

Special Thanks
Gloria A. Laposka, Colette, Michael Girlamo, Peggy Ellis, Marylou Harvey

Relatively Speaking

Sept. 13-Oct. 5, 1991

by Alan Ayckbourn

Same Time Next Year

Nov. 8-30, 1991

by Bernard Slade

1990

(New furnace, lighting equipment, first ever running hot water)

The Subject Was Roses

Social Security

The Foreigner

It's Only A Play

Unsung Cole (And Classics Too)

1989

Suddenly Last Summer

Crimes Of The Heart

Mary, Mary

Blithe Spirit

The Fantasticks

1988

Nightwatch

And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little

The House Of Blue Leaves

Our Town

The Miracle Worker

Jerry's Girls

1987

The Runner Stumbles

Everything In The Garden

The Odd Couple (female version)

Ain't Misbehavin'

Come Blow Your Horn

Kismet

1986

Mass Appeal

Threepenny Opera

'night, Mother

Pump Boys and the Dinettes

Beyond Therapy

Working

1985

The Ritz

Cat On A Hot Tine Roof

Invitation To A March

Baby

To Grandmother's House We Go

Hello, Dolly!

1984

Gemini

Angel Street

They're Playing Our Song

Fools

A Day In Hollywood...

1983

On Borrowed Time

Harvey

Cinderella

Deathtrap

Barnum

1982

Little Mary Sunshine

Whose Life Is It Anyway?

The Robber Bridegroom

Light Up The Sky

Mame

1981

The Ruling Class

Tribute

The Apple Tree

A Shot In The Dark

Cabaret

1980

All Over Town

The Diary of Anne Frank

The Tavern

Carousel

Child's Play

1979

The Night of January 16th

The Children's Hour

Slow Dance on the Killing Ground

The Mad Show

Steambath

Side By Side By Sondheim

1978

God's Favorite

Of Mice & Men

Pippin

Lil' Abner

The Real Inspector Hound & After

Magritte

1977

The Boys In The Band

The Glass Menagerie

Detective Story

South Pacific

My Fat Friend

Candide

1976

The Chalk Garden

Our Town

Promenade All

Prisoner Of Second Avenue

Lovers & Other Strangers

How To Succeed In Business...

1975

The Gingerbread Lady

I Do, I Do

Luv

That Championship Season

Opera As You Like It

Company

1974

Butterflies Are Free

Portraits of Gershwin

Norman, Is That You?

The Owl & The Pussycat

My Fair Lady

1973

The Prime of Miss Jean Brody

Man of La Mancha

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

1972

Fiddler on the Roof

Jacques Brel...

Hello, Dolly!

After The Fall

1971

Ladies In Retirement

The Drunkard

Cabaret

Luther

1970

High Sign & Snow Angel

The 13 Clocks

Don't Drink The Water

You Know I Can't Hear You When The Water's Running

Oliver

1968/69

Arsenic & Old Lace

Only An Orphan Girl

The Pajama Game

The Bear, Pinter Vignettes, and Sarah & the Sax

The Roar of the Greasepaint...

Love Rides The Rails

Gypsy

1967

Blithe Spirit

A Streetcar Named Desire

See How They Run

Annie Get Your Gun

1966

Dark of the Moon

The King & I

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Once Upon A Mattress

Janus

1965

Dial M For Murder

West Side Story

Kind Sir

The Boy Friend

The Devil's Disciple

1964

Mister Roberts

Little Mary Sunshine

A Hatful of Rain

Bus Stop

Spoon River Anthology

Oklahoma!

1963

Pal Joey

The Crucible

Carousel

Brace Yousrelf

Tea & Sympathy

1962

Summer and Smoke

Kiss Me Kate

Stalag 17

The Mousetrap

Three Men On A Horse

1957

Picnic

Fallen Angels

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