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Opening Sept. 12

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

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.

STARRING: Kiersten Bjork as Percy Talbott, Maggi Heilwell as Hanah Ferbuson, Bella Renee Delgado as Shelby Thorpe, Andy Stubbs as Caleb Thorpe, Jared Reynolds as Sheriff Joe Sutter, Missy Slaymaker-Hanlon as Effy Krayneck, and Tom Heydenburg as Eli/The Visitor

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.

Coming Next!

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!

More information coming soon!

NOVEMBER SHOW

Calendar Girls

Calendar Girls

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

November 1–16, 2024

Directed by Terry Sagedy

Free preview for seniors Thurs., Oct. 31 at 8PM Auditions August 25 & 26, 2024

Audition Information coming soon!

STAGED!

Hiraeth

Hiraeth

by E. Kyle Minor
A Free Staged Reading

Oct. 11, 12 & 13, 2024

more information to come

STAGED!

Causation

Causation

by Elizabeth Young
A Free Staged Reading

Nov. 22, 23 & 24, 2024

directed by Jane Farnol

more information to come.

THE PADDYS

Paddy

The Paddys

Join us at our annual celebration of past accomplishments with a glimpse into our 2025 season! Performances, prizes, photos, and people! Join us for a fun night of music, comedy, food & drink, gratitude and friendship!

February 2025

Date tba - more information to come.


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 Youth Spotlight present
Spotlight Legally Blonde Jr

"Legally Blonde Jr"

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! Featuring Youth students ages 7 through 12, shows are Friday & Saturday, August 2 & 3 at 7PM and Sunday, Aug. 4 at 2PM. Tickets are $15 general/$10 students & seniors

 


Brookfield Theatre & Miss Beth's Teen Spotlight present
Spotlight Heathers Teen

"Heathers Teen Edition"

Come support our teen performers in Heathers The Musical: Teen Edition, 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. Teen shows are Friday & Saturday, August 9 & 10 at 7PM and Sunday, Aug. 11 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

Auditions

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

On Stage Sept. 13 - 28, 2024

Thank you to everyone who came out to audition—a cast list will be posted soon!

 

What The Constitution Means To Me

What The Constitution Means To Me

Brookfield Theatre announces open auditions for one additional role!

"What The Constitution Means To Me"
by Heidi Schreck
directed by Beth Bonnabeau
starring Alicia Dempster

Casting: Female presenting teen/young adult. Preferred age 14 to 19 years old. Non-white actor preferred. Must be comfortable with debate and improv.

Audition Date: Sunday, July 14 at 6PM at the theatre

Auditioners should prepare the following sides and select one of the metaphors to perform as part of your audition.

 

 

Also bring a headshot or recent photo and a list of all schedule conflicts. Rehearsals will be scheduled based on conflicts listed.

SYNOPSIS:
Direct from Broadway, playwright Heidi Schreck's boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans. Fifteen year old Heidi earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives. Schreck's timely and galvanizing play, originally directed by Oliver Butler, became a sensation off-Broadway before transferring to Broadway where it received two Tony Award nominations among countless other accolades. The New York Times hailed What the Constitution Means to Me as "not just the best play to open on Broadway so far this season, but also the most important."

SHOW DATES:
Fri. & Sat., October 4 & 5 at 8 PM and Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 PM
One weekend only.
Rehearsals begin in July—please list all known conflicts on your audition sheet for the purpose of rehearsal scheduling.

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 quality live performances and creative opportunities, rooted in cultural equity, to the Brookfield region. 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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