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About Brookfield Theatre

Community Theatre in Brookfield since 1957

Photos by Stephen Cihanek except where noted.

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directions
Directions

Our address is 184 Whisconier Road, Brookfield—on Route 25 behind the library (GPS search Brookfield Library)

From points west (Danbury/New York):
Take I-84 east to exit 7 (Route 7). Continue on Route 7 to exit 12 (Brookfield). At the end of the exit ramp turn right onto Route 202. Turn right at the intersection with Route 25 and follow 1.7 miles towards Brookfield Center. The playhouse is on the right, just before the library.

From points east (Waterbury/Hartford):
Take I-84 west to exit 9 (route 25). At the end of the exit ramp turn right onto Route 25 and follow for 4 miles. Turn left at the Brookfield Library.

From points north (New Milford/Northwest Corner):
Take Route 7 / 202 south to the Brookfield town line. Turn left on Route 202 to Brookfield Center. Turn left onto Route 25 (at four corners) and follow 1.7 miles towards Brookfield Center. The playhouse is on the right, just before the library.

refreshments
Facilities

The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts has designated parking, access ramps, and ADA compliant restrooms. Refreshments are available one hour before each show and during intermission. Please contact press@brookfieldtheatre.org with any other needs you may have. We will make every effort to accommodate all our patrons and volunteers.

Tickets

The best value in live community theater!

Individual Tickets are $25.00

Students: Tickets are $20 with student I.D.

Seniors: Tickets are $20 for senior citizens. Seniors 65 and older are also welcome to attend our FREE senior night performances held the evening before opening night for each show.

Veterans: Brookfield Theatre participates with Vet Tix providing selected tickets free to active duty military, veterans, and their families.

Spotlight Tickets: Tickets are $15.00 / $10.00 for Students & Seniors. Spotlight shows are fully produced junior shows by and for students.

Special Events: A wide variety of special events are offered throughout the year. Ticket prices vary and reservations are suggested.

Virtual Theatre: Video-on-demand and show previews are available to view on Brookfield Theatre's YouTube channel.

Box Office: The box office accepts cash, checks, and credit cards. Tickets may be purchased online until the box office opens (1 hour before curtain time). Seating is open - first come, first served. Donors, members, and subscribers get first choice seating at all shows. Tickets will not be reserved without payment. However, we will make every effort to honor phone and email reservations.

Discounts: Discounts are available for Chamber members (BCC & CTGLC), NEA members, and other local partners on specially selected show nights. Please contact the box office for information.

Dinner & A Show: Enjoy dinner at one of our partnering restaurants and receive a discount for that evening’s show. Contact the box office for more information and a list of participating restaurants.

Subscriptions: Get 1 ticket to each of our main shows for a special discount price. Additional subscription options are available including senior subscriptions and special event discounts. Available online, at the box office, or by mailing your check to Brookfield Theatre, PO Box 528, Brookfield, CT 06804.

Group sales are also available:
10% off full price for 20 or more ($22.50/ticket)
15% off full price for 30 or more ($21.25/ticket)
20% off full price for 40 or more ($20/ticket)
Group discounts cannot be combined with any other offer (such as opening night member discount). Contact press@brookfieldtheatre.org to book your group!

Seating: The lobby opens 1 hour before show time. Refreshments are available before the show and during intermission. The house opens 1/2 hour before curtain time. Seating is first come, first served. Special needs accommodated upon request.

Do you need hearing assistance? Captioning is available with advance notice.

Attire: We encourage patrons to dress as they feel most comfortable. All are welcome.


Donations

The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) all volunteer non-profit organization providing arts, culture, and education to the greater Brookfield region. It is registered at the federal, state, and local levels along with listings with GuideStar, PayPal Giving, AmazonSmile, Network For Good, Fairfield County Giving Day, the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, CTGLC, Cultural Alliance of Western CT, American Association of Community Theatre, and other arts and non-profit organizations. Donations to Brookfield Theatre are tax deductible - please contact your tax accountant for information.

Giving categories:
Front Row Center - $2,500+
full page ad in all playbills, 2 subscriptions, theatre membership, name recognition on our web site and in all playbills, recognition on all posters and theatre advertising

Orchestra - $1,000-$2,499
half page ad in all playbills, 1 subscription, theatre membership, name recognition on our web site and in all playbills

Platinum - $500-$999
2 tickets to any regular season show, theatre membership, name recognition on our web site and in all playbills

Gold - $250-$499
theatre membership, name recognition on our web site and in all playbills

Silver - $100-$249
name recognition on our web site and in all playbills

Bronze - $25-$99
name recognition on our web site and in all playbills

Friends - up to $24
name recognition in all playbills

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. Donations are tax deductible - please consult your tax advisor for information.

About Brookfield Theatre

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 to the Brookfield region. Our 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 theatre program for young performers ages 8 to 17. It is taught by Beth Bonnabeau (Miss Beth) with student assistants offering quality learning and mentoring opportunities to area youth. 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 of theater-goers. We finish each season with the annual Paddy Awards to thank sponsors, performers, and volunteers—and to celebrate!

Visit the HISTORY page for information about past shows.

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

Brookfield Theatre Board of Directors

Regular meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, in person at the theater and virtually. All are welcome - join us! Contact BrookfieldTheatreCT@gmail.com for meeting details.

2022 Meeting Dates:
Oct. 11  •   Nov. 8   •   Holiday Meeting: Dec. 13

2023 Meeting Dates:
Annual Meeting: Jan. 10   •   Feb. 14   •   March 14   •   April 11   •   May 9   •   June 13   •   July 11  •   Aug. 8   •   Sept. 12   •   Oct. 10  •   Nov. 14   •   Holiday Meeting: Dec. 12

President - Lou Okell
Vice President - Andrew Okell
Treasurer - Danette Bottelsen
Secretary - vacant

DIRECTORS:
David Anctil, Gary Blu, Sarah Denn, Jane Farnol, Chris Fay, Faith Fernandes, Terry Sagedy
Student Representative: vacant

Board Member Biographies

 


Lou Okell

Lou Okell

PRESIDENT

Lou is a graphic arts professional by day with a wide range of clients in the greater New York area. She began volunteering by providing free graphic design for flyers and programs back in 1987. She was recruited as a child wrangler for Peter Pan in 2008 and has been volunteering for shows ever since. She recently directed Sweat and previously directed MMRP. Lou has directed staged readings of Christmas Letters, Come Find Me, Players, Kindertransport, Personality Conflicts, Are You My Sister, and several virtual shows. She has produced and technical directed numerous shows here at Brookfield and enjoys mentoring others. You can find her at the box office or house managing at shows.


Andrew Okell

Andrew Okell

VICE-PRESIDENT

A business manager and graphic designer by day, Andy manages set building at Brookfield Theatre. He has designed and built more than 50 sets since 2008. Favorites include Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Moonlight & Magnolias (Rose Brand Best Amateur Set Design 2012), Steel Magnolias, Lion In Winter, Moon Over Buffalo, and personal favorite Noises Off. He can be seen behind the bar or house managing for shows.


Faith Fernandes

Faith Fernandes

SECRETARY

Faith is honored to be a member of the Brookfield Board of Directors. She feels extremely lucky to have found a safe and loving theatre community where she belongs. Her first show at Brookfield was American Idiot (Ensemble) and she has also gone on to appear in Mr. Burns (virtual) as Colleen/Bart and then choreographed [title of show]. Some of her favorite credits include In the Heights (Vanessa), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Ensemble), and West Side Story (Francisca/dance captain). She is also a kindergarten teacher who stays busy. She choreographed and performed in Brookfield's 65th anniversary cabaret and hopes to be back performing on the stage very soon. Thank you to the Brookfield family for all these opportunities!! Cheers to the 65th and many more!


Danette Bottelsen

Danette Bottelsen

TREASURER

Danette is a tax professional. She has an entrepreneurial mind set and is a well respected strong leader and mentor. She is skilled at developing staff and creating a team atmosphere. At Brookfield Theatre, she provides thoughtful guidance in the successful running of this non-profit organization. Danette has taken on the role of Grants Administrator, making it possible for us to successfully apply for much needed grant money to help us survive the effects of the pandemic while continuing to maintain our historic building and grow our creative programs. You can see her running box office at various shows along with her husband, John.


David Anctil

David Anctil

Outside of theatre, David works in the non-profit education world and spends his free time traveling, learning languages, and advocating for educational equity and anti-racist teacher leadership. He also turned into a bit of a Jonathan Larson historian, and is in the process of adapting his show Superbia (the one at the center of tick, tick... BOOM!). At Brookfield, David has been on stage as Jon in tick, tick...BOOM! and Johnny in American Idiot as well as behind the scenes directing, musical directing, and technical directing various shows. He nevers misses a chance to inspire those around him and to share his love of musical theatre.


David Anctil

Gary Blu

Gary Blu has worked alongside Donald Fagen as assistant arranger and music copyist with The New York Rock & Soul Revue, and from 1997 until 2007 for all of the Steely Dan tours. He was also music copyist for Steely Dan's multi Grammy winning Two Against Nature, and Everything Must Go, Donald Fagen's solo records Kamakiriad and Morph the Cat, and Walter Becker's 11 Tracks of Whack. Some of Gary's horn arrangements can be heard on Steely Dan's CD Alive In America. He was also involved in Steely Dan's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction. Gary had the pleasure to work briefly alongside the late Gerry Mulligan re-arranging music for Mulligan's tentet. Gary's diverse experience also includes live performances and recordings with many local artists. Other endeavors includes the formation of Hybrid Records (which released Bock & Blu's Still with the Music, Bock & Blu's I Hide My Face Like This... and A Bock & Blu Christmas) and Rancho Cucamonga where Gary produces and records local songwriters. Gary was the 2013, 2014, & 2015 Laurel Music Camp Jazz Band Conductor/Director. His compositions have won Best Original Music and Best Song in a Short Film awards at Film Festivals across the country. He serves a member of the Brookfield Arts Commission, along with being on the Board here at Brookfield, and can be seen at the bar or the box office during our shows.


Sarah Denn

Sarah Denn

With a degree in theatre management, Sarah has proven a valuable member of the Board of Directors. She spearheaded the education and training of Board members, producers, and volunteers and she has previously served as Board Secretary. Sarah has produced, stage managed, and performed in several shows. She recently stage managed Sweat and performed on stage for Green Day's American Idiot. During the pandemic, she performed virtually in Mr Burns, Skin of Our Teeth, and several other shows. When she is not on stage or backstage, she can be found in the booth or house managing.


Jane Farnol

Jane Farnol

Jane, a veteran of the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, has authored a series of books on Shakespeare For Contemporary Theatre. She is a book editor and indexer by day. She has directed over 40 shows throughout the region. At Brookfield alone, she has directed Hamlet, Shakespeare Monologues, Shirley Valentine, Taming of the Shrew, Richard II, A Child's Christmas in Wales, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry V, Moon Over Buffalo, Macbeth, The Lion In Winter, Tea At Five, Twelfth Night, and The Importance of Being Earnest. When she is not directing, she volunteers for concessions and house managing at shows.


Chris Fay

Chris Fay

Chris has a long history with Brookfield Theatre appearing in numerous shows throughout the years. His most recent roles include Wealthy Husband in Disaster!, Principal in Blood at the Root, Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Larry in Company. Chris has taken on the role of building manager and made numerous improvements and repairs to the building including refinishing the actors's changing area and installing new dehumidifiers. He also enjoys working in the booth and house managing for shows.


Terry Sagedy

Terry Sagedy

With over two decades of broad marketing and advertising experience including expertise in both B2B and B2C arenas, new business development, account planning, strategic brand and marketing development, creative development and implementation, Terry brings much needed expertise to Brookfield Theatre in creating events and promoting shows. He has directed several shows here including Native Gardens, Miss Bennett: Christmas At Pemberley, The Skin of Our Teeth, and Perfect Arrangement. He can also be seen working box office.


Kevoy Sommerville

Kevoy Sommerville

You may have seen Kevoy on the Brookfield stage as Chris in "Sweat", Jake/Chef in "Disaster!", or Justin in "Blood at the Root". He has also been on stage in the Shakespeare Monologies and in our virtual "Richard II" as Duke of Aumerle. Kevoy is a graduate of NVCC where he performed in and directed numerous shows and where he currently works as a technical director. He can also be seen house managing during shows.


Sharon Suchecki

Sharon Suchecki

Sharon is human resources professional who specializes in identifying and sourcing top tier talent within the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries, primarily working within Commercial, Investor Relations, Human Resources, Medical Affairs, Program Management and Legal. At Brookfield Theatre, she is a set builder and designer. You can also see her behind the bar or house managing.

2022 Paddys:
We have been trying different formats for the Paddy Awards. This year, we are planning a 2-night fundraising event with awards presented on Saturday night. Watch for more information on our event page.

VOLUNTEER:
College & high school internships, service hours, and meaningful volunteer experiences available. All experience levels welcome. Join our team! Contact us for information.

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For more information on any of our programs and events or for any special requests, please contact us.

Brookfield Theatre

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

CONTACT

203-775-0023

press@brookfieldtheatre.org

PO Box 528, Brookfield, CT 06804

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