by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Jane Farnol
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.
Book by Thomas Meehan, Mel Brooks
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Directed by Craig David Rosen
Musical Director Sarah Fay
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by Heidi Schreck
Directed by Beth Bonnabeau
Starring Alicia Dempster
Music and Book by James Valcq
Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley
Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff
Director & Musical Director Steven OlivieriFree preview for seniors Thurs., Sept. 12 at 8PM Auditions July 7 & 8, 2024
By Tim Firth
Based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth
Directed by Terry SagedyFree preview for seniors Thurs., Nov. 7 at 8PM Auditions August 25 & 26, 2024
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!
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Brookfield Theatre announces open auditions for
From the author of Moon Over Buffalo and Lend Me A Tenor, Ken Ludwig's Shakespeare In Hollywood is a celebration of stage and screen! It's 1934, and Shakespeare's most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, the two are ushered onto the silver screen to play (who else?) themselves. With a little help from a feisty flower, blonde bombshells, movie moguls, and arrogant "asses" are tossed into loopy love triangles, with raucous results. The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious comic romp.
Shows are April 5 - 27 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, April 4 at 8 PM.
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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