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Rob

Rob

by Ray Sipherd
Directed by Lou Okell

May 17 & 18

Note: Special times for this FREE Staged Reading on Friday at 7PM and Saturday at 2PM

Tickets are free, but you may reserve your seats using the button below:

 

When typical Americans Peter and Cindy Kirby invite college exchange student Rob into their home, they find he is the perfect guest - even though he has a lot to learn. Their daughter Kate helps Rob navigate American society with the help of her boyfriend, Sam. But will Rob cross the line and outstay his welcome? "Rob" is a play about technology and about our society's expectations and constrictions. It is about discovering your true self and learning how to express your feelings in an unfamiliar society.

The free staged reading will be held at Brookfield Theatre with a preview on Fri., May 17 at 7pm and final performance on Sat., May 18 at 2pm. It stars Tom Ovitt in the title role of Rob. Tom Heydenburg and Alicia Dempster play Peter and Cindy Kirby with Delaney Dempster as their daughter Kate, and Andrew Peterson as Kate's boyfriend Sam. Rounding out the cast is Isabelle Bergman as social worker Mrs. Vogel, Gary Blu as Agent Harrison from the federal immigration department, and Barbara Bock as the voice of Alexa. It is narrated by Jane Farnol.

Brookfield Theatre's 2024 Season is made possible with the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of Arts; Support has also been provided to Brookield Theatre from CT Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature; Along with the generous donations of our many supporters and subscribers.

Coming Next!

The Producers

The Producers

Book by Thomas Meehan, Mel Brooks
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks

June 28–July 20, 2024

Directed by Craig David Rosen
Musical Director Sarah Fay
Choreographed by Craig & Jessica Chesbro

Free preview for seniors Thurs., June 27 at 8PM

More information coming soon!
NEXT AUDITIONS

The Spitfire Grill

The Spitfire Grill

Music and Book by James Valcq
Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley

Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff

Sept. 13–28, 2024

Director & Musical Director Steven Oliveri

Free preview for seniors Thurs., Sept. 12 at 8PM Auditions June 16 & 17, 2024

 

Audition Information
Special Event

What The Constitution Means To Me

What The Constitution Means To Me

by Heidi Schreck

October 4–6, 2024

Directed by Beth Bonnabeau
Starring Alicia Dempster

Free preview for seniors Thurs., October 3 at 8PM

One Weekend Only!

STAGED!

Hiraeth

Hiraeth

by E. Kyle Minor
A Free Staged Reading

Oct. 11, 12 & 13, 2024

more information to come

Winter Show

Calendar Girls

Calendar Girls

By Tim Firth
Based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth

November 8–23, 2024

Directed by Terry Sagedy

Free preview for seniors Thurs., Nov. 7 at 8PM Auditions August 25 & 26, 2024


Brookfield Theatre's 67th Season is made possible with the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of Arts;
Support has also been provided to Brookield Theatre from CT Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature;
Along with the generous donations of our many supporters and subscribers.

 

Miss Beth's Spotlight

Spotlight Program


Sign up now for this summers' Spotlight program with Miss Beth Bonnabeau

For students 7 to 12 Legally Blonde Jr. follows Harvard's beloved blonde as she takes the stage by glittery pink storm in this fun and upbeat adaptation of the hit film and award-winning Broadway musical! Classes begin on Monday, July 8, 2024 and rehearsals will be held Monday through Friday from 10 am to 1 pm. Youth shows are Friday & Saturday, August 2 & 3 at 7PM and Sunday, Aug. 4 at 2PM. Scholarships available on request. For students 13+ Heathers The Musical: Teen Edition is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously handsome new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized butt . . . but J.D. has another plan for that bullet. Classes begin on Monday, July 8, 2024 and rehearsals will be held Monday through Friday from 2 pm to 4 pm. Teen shows are Friday & Saturday, August 9 & 10 at 7PM and Sunday, Aug. 11 at 2PM. Scholarships available on request.

Tuition is $385 per student and scholarships are available on request. Show tickets are $15 general/$10 students & seniors

 

About Miss Beth


Spotlight is a theatre program for youth ages 7 to 17 led by Beth Bonnabeau. The teen program is designed for high school and college students. It is underwritten by Brookfield Theatre to keep costs low and to make theatre education accessible to all.

Beth has been a childrens theatre educator/director since the early 90's. She received her BA in Theatre in 1989 from SUNY Plattsburgh where she served as President of Alpha Psi Omega, a National Theatre Honors Fraternity, and Vice President of the College Theatre Association. Beth discovered her passion for childrens theatre early. She taught and directed at many local theatres, schools and dance studios and is thrilled to be bringing her very specific skill set to Brookfield Theatre. Beth is known for creating safe spaces for children to express themselves and discover the joys of being part of a family of actors . . . a "no judgement zone" where young people are free to stretch their imaginations and creativity to the max!

Current Covid-19 protocols will be adhered to by our fully vaccinated staff. For more information, please email: brookfieldtheatrect@gmail.com

Mission Statement

The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, Inc. is an all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing quality live performances and creative opportunities, rooted in cultural equity, to the Brookfield region. The regular season of shows is chosen to provide a meaningful and entertaining experience that will appeal to a wide ranging audience. Additional workshops and special events are added throughout the year. The Spotlight Program is a low-cost learning experience for young performers. It includes free mentorships for student directors and tuition assistance as needed. Along with live & virtual performances, Brookfield Theatre offers a gallery space for area artists to show their work and provide more depth to the cultural experience. We finish the year with our annual Paddy Awards to honor and thank our supporters and volunteers!

For more information, visit the ABOUT page

To apply for Brookfield Theatre's annual college scholarship for students studying theatre arts, please download the Scholarship Application

Auditions

The Producers

Thank you to everyone who came out to audition for "The Producers" - a cast list will be posted soon! We are still seeking young men for the ensemble - join us for a sarcastic summer of fun & songs!

 

The Spitfire Grill

Brookfield Theatre announces open auditions for

The Spitfire Grill

Music and Book by James Valcq
Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley
Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff

Director & Musical Director Steven Oliveri

Auditions will be held on Sunday, June 16 & Monday, June 17 at 7PM.

Callbacks will be scheduled as needed.
Sides will be provided. Auditioners should bring a printed copy of a 16-32 bar cut of musical theatre music for the accompanist. Please clearly mark where the cuts begin and end. Also bring a headshot or recent photo and a list of all schedule conflicts. Rehearsals will be scheduled based on the conflicts listed.

SYNOPSIS:
Newly revised in 2024! A troubled young parolee yearning for a fresh start follows her dreams to Wisconsin, based on a page from an old travel book, only to find a small town with a gritty heart aching with longing and regret. Unexpectedly discovering the healing power of community while working at the Spitfire Grill, Percy reawakens the entire town’s capacity for rebirth, forgiveness and hope. Set to a melodic folk-inspired score, The Spitfire Grill is a joyous celebration of human kindness

Music style is folk/country - song samples:
Ring Around The Moon
This Wide Woods

Show dates are Sept 13 - 28 on Friday and Saturday at 8 PM with matinees on Sunday at 2PM. There will be a free preview for area senior citizens on Thursday, Sept 12 at 8 PM. Rehearsals begin in July.

CASTING: 4 w / 3 m

All roles are open and inclusive casting will be emphasized. Brookfield Theatre is looking for actors with a passion for storytelling. Appearances are noted for staging purposes only - actors are welcome to audition for any role. All characters except for Percy speak with a midwestern accent ("without countrified intonations").

Percy Talbott
"tom boy" f, 20-30 - Lead - Mezzo-Soprano, belt to D, some head voice required - parollee seeking a fresh start

Hannah Ferguson
f, 55-75 - Supporting - Alto - "flinty" owner of the Spitfire Grill

Shelby Thorpe
"traditional" f, 20-40 - Supporting - Soprano, high belt to D - worker at the Spitfire Grill

Caleb Thorpe
m, 30-50 - Supporting - Baritone (top G) - Shelby's husband, out of work quarry foreman

Sheriff Joe Sutter
m, 20-40 - Supporting - Tenor

Effy Krayneck
f, 45-65 - Supporting - Alto - Postmaster and busybody

The Visitor / Eli
m, 30-50 - Supporting - Silent, mysterious

Brookfield Theatre's audition form may be filled out on-line at https://bit.ly/bt-audition or download a pdf at https://brookfieldtheatre.org/BTheatre_Audition.pdf Audition forms will also be available at the theatre.

For more information, email BrookfieldTheatreCT@gmail.com
See you at auditions!

Brookfield Theatre is a 501(c)(3) all volunteer non-profit arts organization dedicated to producing the highest quality live entertainment and to keeping theatre arts accessible to all. No experience is necessary and all are welcome to audition. We strongly encourage performers of all backgrounds, identities, and abilities to audition for our shows. Actors must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by the start of rehearsals or show proof of medical exemption.

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Brookfield Theatre

Our historic building is located on Route 25
184 Whisconier Rd, Brookfield
adjacent to the Brookfield Library.


The original home of the Paugussett and the historic center of colonial Brookfield, it remains a place for gathering together and creating community.

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