Auditions for The Secret Garden at Brundage Park Playhouse

Posted By on July 16, 2017

Brundage Park Playhouse is pleased to announce auditions for its upcoming show The Secret Garden.

Auditions are Sunday, August 6, 1-5 pm and Tuesday August 8 from 7-9 pm with call backs on Thursday August 10 from 7-9 pm at the playhouse on Carrell Road in Randolph, NJ. Auditioners will be asked to sing and read from sides, which will be provided. Please bring a headshot and/or resume to the audition. If you do not have a headshot, a photo will be taken at the audition.

Performance Dates: October 6, 13, 20 at 8:00 pm   October 7, 14, 21 at 5:00 pm October 8, 15, 22 at 2:00 pm


Music and Lyrics by Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Winner! 1991 Tony® Award for Best Book of a Musical

Directed by Ray Gelpke


The Secret Garden – Musical

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved Victorian classic, The Secret Garden, blossoms anew in this enchanting musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. When young Mary Lennox loses her parents to a cholera outbreak in India, she is sent to live with her uncle, hermit Archibald Craven, who lives in an imposing, secluded manor on the British heath. Inside the haunting house upon the hill, Mary finds a reclusive, long-suffering collection of souls. Since her Aunt Lily’s death, Mary’s uncle has pushed away his surviving loved ones, leaving his bedridden son, Colin, alone. Sickly Colin, hidden away in the depths of the manner, bears the guilt of his mother’s death on his crippled shoulders. When Mary discovers her Aunt Lily’s hidden garden, locked shut and overgrown with vines, stubborn Mary is determined to revive the beauty that once was. Surrounded by spirits from the past, who both warn and welcome her, determined Mary begins to peel away the layers of sadness that cover the house and the garden, showing us the power that “one small girl” can have when she “wants things to grow.” Cast of Characters:

Mary Lennox – Female Lead/Non Dancing, Soprano D5-A3 Belt (Early Teen) British accent

Archibald Craven– Male Lead Non Dancing, Baritone F4-C#3/Db3 LEGIT (Adult mid 20’s-mid 40’s) British accent.

Dr. Neville Craven – Male Supporting/Non Dancer Baritone F#4/Gb4-C3 LEGIT (Adult mid 20’s- mid 40’s) British accent

Martha – Female Supporting/Non Dancer Mezzo-Soprano D5-G3 Belt (Young adult/adult Late Teens to early 30s) Yorkshire accent

Dickon – Male Supporting/Non Dancer Tenor G4-D3 (Mid Teens –Mid 20s) Yorkshire accent

Lily – Female Supporting/Non Dancer Soprano D6-A#3/Bb3 LEGIT (Mid 20s to Mid 40’s) British accent

Colin Craven – Male Supporting /Non Dancer (Treble/Boy Soprano) E5-A3 (10 to 13 years old)

Ben Weatherstaff –Male Featured/Non Dancer Tenor D#4/Eb4 – E3 (Adult/older man) British accent

Mrs. Winthrop – Female/Non Dancing Spoken (Adult Mid 20’s to Mid 40s) British accent

Mrs. Medlock – Female/Non Dancing Spoken (Adult Mid 20’s to Mid 40s) British accent

Ensemble of Dreamers:

Ayah – Female Featured/Non Dancer Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano, (Adult Mid 20’s to Mid 50s) Indian accent and speaks Farsi.

Fakir – Male Featured/Mover Tenor (Adult Mid 20’s to Mid 50s) Indian accent and speaks Farsi.

Rose – Female Featured / Non Dancer Soprano D6-A3 LEGIT, (Mid 20s to Mid 40’s) British accent

Capt. Lenox – Male Featured/Non Dancer Tenor A5-D3, (Mid 20s to Mid 40’s) British accent

Alice – Female Featured/Non Dancer Soprano D6-A3 LEGIT, (Mid 20s to Mid 40’s) British accent

Mrs. Claire Holmes, Mrs. Shelly – Female Mezzo-Soprano/Non Dancer (Mid 20s to Mid 40’s) British accent

Lieutenant Wright, Major Holmes, Major Shelly – Male / Ensemble Tenor C2 (Low C), (Mid 20s to Mid 40’s) British accent

Lieutenant Shaw – Male /Ensemble Baritone (Mid 20s to Mid 40’s) British accent




Current Production: THE LION KING, Jr.

Posted By on June 4, 2017


Brundage Park Playhouse is pleased to announce upcoming performances of THE LION KING, JR.

Performance Dates: July 7, 14, 21 at 8:00 pm and July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 2:00pm

Directed by Mark Carovale
Music and Lyrics by Elton John & Tim Rice
Additional Music and Lyrics by Will Van Dyke, Lebo M., Mark Mancina, and Jay Rifkin
Book by Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi
Based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor


You’ll have ‘no worries for the rest of your day’ when our young performers bring The Lion King, Jr. to Brundage Park Playhouse in July 2017. Enjoy the heartwarming tale of Simba, the young lion who must face his deepest fears to avenge the murder of his father, Mufasa, and return to Pride Rock to claim his rightful place in ‘The Circle of Life’.


RAFIKI: Clare Capuzzi, Morris Plains
MUFASA: Christopher Simon, Mendham
SARABI: Kaitlyn Franck, Basking Ridge
ZAZU: Isabella Dimichino, Randolph
SCAR: Tobin “Toby” Todd, Randolph
YOUNG SIMBA: Steven George, Hoptcong
ADULT SIMBA: Tim Rocca, Mendham
YOUNG NALA: Aisha Rehan, Parsippany
ADULT NALA: Hope Keil, Randolph
SARAFINA: Kristin Ware, Newton
BANZAI: Zachary Sussman, Randolph
SHENZI: Brigid Cavanagh, Wharton
ED: Collin Ware, Newton
TIMON: Nicholas Profito, Chester
PUMBAA: Jacob Marsh, Chester


James Degenaars, Rockaway
Michael Luciano, Randolph
Arthav Naidu, Randolph
Elizabeth Pietrucha, Randolph
Sophia Rehan, Parsippany
Lloyd Silikovitz, Randolph
Abby Simon, Mendham
Charlotte Sussman, Randolph
Lillian Walker, Randolph
Mary Young, Chester
Alexa Yudoff, Succasunna


Ticket prices are $25 for Adults and $20 for Seniors, Children under 12, and Military Personnel.   Brundage Park Playhouse has moved to an online ticket purchasing system. Tickets can be purchased online at Randolph Community Pass.    All seats are general admission and there is no assigned seating.   Each patron must have a ticket.  Children sitting on parents laps must have a ticket and no babes in arms.

For further information please contact Brundage Park Playhouse at (973) 989-7092


Upcoming Production: Kid’s Cabaret

Posted By on January 25, 2017

Brundage Park Playhouse is pleased to announce upcoming performances of our annual
Directed by Philipe AbiYouness

Performance Dates: August 9, 10, 11 at 8:00 PM, August 12 and 13 at 2:00 PM.

Talented youth put on the 2017 Kids Cabaret, one of our most popular performances for young performers, with various musical numbers and comedy skits that is family friendly fun.

Summer 2017 – Advanced Performer’s Workshop

Posted By on December 10, 2016

Advanced Performer’s Workshop 2017 at Brundage Park Playhouse!

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Brundage Park Playhouse proudly announces its 36th season of summer performing arts education with the return of our “Advanced Camp”. The Advanced Performers Workshop, or APW, is a more intensive alternative to our regular Summer Stages program.   The three-week session will culminate with a two-show performance weekend, not only for family and friends, but the general public as well!  APW is only open to students who are already 12 years of age or who will be entering 7th –11th grade in the 2017-2018 school year.   Admission is by audition/interview only.  *Students who have attended APW previously, need not audition.

What to Expect at BPP’s Advanced Performers Workshop:

This camp will take place at the Community Center on Calais Road, next to the Randolph Library.  Much like our regular Summer Stages program, APW students will spend part of their time with us in rehearsal for whatever show they are currently working on, and part of their time in workshops on various aspects of theater arts.  Due to the more intensive nature of this program, admission is determined by an interview with a staff member, as well as a voice and movement audition.


Please call the theater at (973) 989-7092 or e-mail to set up an audition appointment. This audition is part of the learning experience we’re hoping to create for your child. Your child will initially be auditioning for admission to the program.  All students will be expected to prepare a song and should be prepared to learn a simple dance combination and cold read from “sides” that will be supplied at the audition.  Auditions for specific roles in the camp production will be held during the first week of camp.  There is a 20-student limit to the session.


What theatrical performance experience would be complete without an audience?  At the end of the session we present two performances.  Tentatively, performances will be held at 5:30 pm on Friday and  11 a.m. on Saturday morning at Brundage Park Playhouse on Carrell Road.


The session will run on the following dates from 9:00AM-3:00PM at the Community Center on Calais Road:
This is a which goes from July 17 through August 4.  Performances are held on August 4 and 5.
Campers must be available all three weeks.

Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated and talented individuals who have studied the arts and whose skill sets qualify them to provide our students with a comprehensive learning experience.  Their impressive resumes include all aspects of performance, with particular emphasis on dance, acting and music.  As a result of our staff’s efforts, many of our students have gone on to perform in professional arenas.


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