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Our 67th Season

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On Stage

Shakespeare in Hollywood

Shakespeare in Hollywood

by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Jane Farnol

April 5–27, 2024

Free preview for seniors Thurs., April 4 at 8PM


From the comic genius of Ken Ludwig, "Shakespeare In Hollywood" is a celebration of stage and screen!

It's 1934, and celebrated director Max Reinhardt is planning to film Shakespeare's most famous comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream" to bring culture to tinseltown. He must quickly learn to deal with studio bosses, blonde bombshells, Hollywood stars, the press, and the newly formed Hays Commission! Will he be able to complete his film before it gets shut down by high strung actors and zealous censors? Help is on the way from the magical realm as Oberon, the king of fairies and his trusty sidekick Puck land amid the glitz and glamour of show biz—with raucous results. The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious comic romp.

Adam Battelstein • Abi Heydenburg • Christopher Bird • Jennifer Wallace • Bob Roda • Rebecca Annalise • Rob Pawlikowski • Rebecca Cebollero • Billy Anderson • Chris Fay • Tim Breslin • Tony Benedetti • Tom Heydenburg • Ron Malyszka • Vincent D'Ambrosio

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.

Upcoming Auditions

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

Auditions April 14 & 15, 2024
Audition Information
Paving Update

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Paving Update!


We're getting close to raising all funds needed! Preparation work has begun with repaving scheduled for spring 2024. Help us make our fundraising goal. Donations will be acknowledged with a commemorative plaque.

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!

Fall Show

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 July 7 & 8, 2024

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

Brookfield Theatre & Miss Beth's Spotlight present
Spotlight Lion King

Disney's "The Lion King Jr"

Celebrate the Circle of Life in this timeless story of courage, friendship, and destiny presented by Miss Beth's Spotlight students, ages 7 through 17.

The Lion King JR. features classic songs from the Broadway musical and animated feature film, including “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” “He Lives in You,” and “Hakuna Matata.” Young performers also get the chance to learn a wide range of new theatrical skills, encouraging them to explore this beloved story with creativity and pride.

Shows are on Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4 at 7pm and Sunday, May 5 at 2pm. 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


The Producers

Brookfield Theatre announces open auditions for

"The Producers"

A Mel Brooks Musical
book by Thomas Meehan, Mel Brooks
music & lyrics by Mel Brooks

directed & choreographed by Craig David Rosen
musical director Sarah Fay
with additional choreography by Jessica Chesbro

Auditions will be held on Sunday, April 14 & Monday, April 15 at 7PM. Callbacks will be scheduled as needed.
Sides will be provided at callbacks. Auditioners should bring a headshot or recent photo and a list of All schedule conflicts. Rehearsals will be scheduled based on conflicts listed.

Winner of 12 Tony Awards! A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers (all "little old ladies") out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive "Springtime for Hitler"), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends. With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan ("Annie") and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks, The Producers skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an "equal opportunity offender!"

Show dates are June 28 - July 20 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, June 27 at 8 PM. Rehearsals begin in April.

CASTING: 4 Leads, 4 Supporting, 19 Featured & Ensemble

Prepare 32 bars of an uptempo song that you feel shows off your voice best and be prepared for dance/movement including tap, so bring your tap shoes if you've got ‘em. If you are not a trained tap dancer, NOT A PROBLEM!!! Come on down and show us what you've got!!!

All roles are open. Brookfield Theatre is committed to cultural equity in all aspects of theater making and inclusive casting will be emphasized. Brookfield Theatre is looking for actors with a passion for storytelling. Gender and age appearance are noted - come audition for the role of your choice:

Max Bialystock
The consummate schmoozer. Naturally animated and bombastic, he is never at a loss for charm and manners. New York accent needed.
Male, Age: 40 to 55 - Vocal range top: F#4, bottom: A2

Leo Bloom
An accountant. Mousy/Nervous. He is a hesitant optimist who longs for something more. New York accent needed.
Male, Age: 35 to 45 - Vocal range top: F4, bottom: A2

Ulla Inga Hansen Benson Yonsen Tallen-hallen Svaden-svanson
A young and hopeful actress. Though her beauty might eclipse her talent, Ulla is passionate about life and art. Quite a clueless seductress in some ways. Swedish accent needed.
Female, Age: 20 to 30 - Vocal range top: G5, bottom: A3

Franz Liebkind
German loyalist playwright. True believer in the motherland. He is imposing yet tender. German accent needed.
Male, Age: 35 to 55 - Vocal range top: G4, bottom: F2

Rogers Debris
Extremely flamboyant stage director. Surrounds himself with deliciously beautiful clothing, people, and possessions. In a crowd, it would be impossible to miss him.
Male, Age: 50 to 60 - Vocal range top: G4, bottom: G#2

Carmen Ghia
Roger Debris' faithful assistant. Carmen is severe in looks and passion for Roger. Almost as flamboyant as Roger DeBris.
Male, Age: 25 to 35 - Vocal range top: A4, bottom: C3

Ensemble The Producers is an ensemble driven show. The ensemble is a VITAL part of this show playing various roles and providing commentary. We are seeking a multiethnic, multi gendered, multi-talented ensemble cast. Seeking actors, dancers, singers, actors who move well, actors who sing, etc. Tap experience is a PLUS! All types and abilities are encouraged to attend.

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.

Make plans now to join us this summer for this unforgettable show experience!

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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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