Upcoming Production: A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story
Directed by Colleen McArdle

Written by: Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark

Performance Dates:
December 7, 14 at 7:00 PM
December 8, 9, 15, 16 at 2:00 PM

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.

Cast List

Adult Ralph: “A voice” (First weekend TBD/Second Weekend Mark Carovale, Wharton)

Ralphie Parker: Ryan Hall, Flanders

Mother: Nola Young, Roxbury

The Old Man: Jay Cavaliere, Randolph

Randy: Grady Hall, Flanders

Miss Shields: Kate Cullin, Randolph

Flick: Jude Hall, Flanders

Schwartz: Braden O’ Brien, Hackettstown

Ester Jane Alberry: Amaia Biggan, Randolph

Helen Weathers: Carly Ellermeyer, Randolph

Scut Farkas: Evan Vongas, Mendham

Cowboy: Ariel Gorbaty, Randolph

Cowpoke I: Brianna Hetherington, Flanders

Cowpoke II: Marissa Noonan, Flanders

Tree Lot Owner/Neighbors Voice: Abbie Herring, Randolph (Production Assistant)

Delivery Man: Ryan Arends, Chester

Black Bart: Sabrina Urriola

Desperado One: Shaunak Bangalore Shashikanth, Lake Hiawatha

Desperado Two: Barbara Melo, Randolph

Mrs. Schwartz: Georgia Cullin, Randolph

Classmates & Carolers:

Delaney Yosh, Stanhope

Roisin Yosh, Stanhope

Katelyn McGovern, Rockaway

Bella Cantave, Roxbury

Jessica Leonard, Randolph

Artistic Team:

Director: Colleen McArdle

Assistant: Director: Larry Turner

Set: Nola Young

Costumes: Mark Carovale

Lighting Design: Mark Carovale

Ticket prices are $25 for Adults and $20 for Seniors, Children under 12, and Military Personnel.

All seats are General Admission (no assigned seating).
You can now purchase your tickets online through Randolph’s Community Pass system.   Click here for more information regarding online ticket purchases.

For more information or call (973) 989-7092 for ticketing questions.

Fall 2018 Theater Classes

Follow this link  to register now for Fall Classes!!

Broadway Bound for the Younger Set (Ages 5-7, MUST be in kindergarten) 8 Sessions

All classes meet

September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 November 1

Thursdays: 4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Instructor: Cari Sanchez

Location: Theater

Cost:  $150

This class is for the young performer who loves to sing, dance, and act!  In a fun, relaxed, environment students will visit all three disciplines while learning various Broadway musical numbers.  Students will engage in games and exercises which build skills in group awareness, listening, memorization, speech, creativity, pace, and energy.  Each class consists of physical and vocal warm-ups, theatre activities, and exploring their favorite Broadway shows.

Broadway Bound for the Older Set (Ages 8-14) 8 sessions

All classes meet September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 November 1

Thursdays: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Instructor: Cari Sanchez

Location: Theater

Cost: $150

This is a fun and up-beat musical theatre class for students exploring the performing arts.  This class will hone performance skills while learning famous Broadway musical numbers.  This class consists of a physical and vocal warm up, theatre exercises, and rehearsing routines from popular Broadway shows.

Audition Intensive (10+) 8 Sessions

All classes meet September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 November 1

Thursdays: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Instructor: Cari Sanchez

Location: Bungalow 1

Cost: $150

This class is for the student who has some experience with musical theater and would like to prepare to audition for main stage productions here at Brundage Park Playhouse or elsewhere.  Tips on what to do, what to expect, what to bring, what to prepare, resumes, & headshots are some of the topics we will discuss.  This class will also focus on acting through a song selection and various vocal techniques.

Drama for the Young Actor (Ages 6-8) 8 Sessions

All classes meet September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6

Tuesdays: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Instructor: Stephanie Bianchini

Location: Theater

Cost: $150

All the world’s a stage!  Casting all actors and actresses for our new Drama class!  Every week your thespians will learn about the theater through acting exercises and games.  Feel free to dress up as your favorite characters!  Our actors will put on a short performance at the end of the course.

Dance Party (Ages 6-8) 8 Sessions

All classes meet September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November 5

Mondays: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Instructor: Stephanie Bianchini

Location: Theater

Cost: $150

Who said partying was just for weekends? Come party with us, play party games and dance your heart out! Learn dances to the best party songs such as the Whip Nae Nae, Cupid Shuffle and Cotton Eye Joe.

Disney Sing-Along (Ages 5 to 8) 8 Sessions

All classes meet September 12, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7

Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30 pm

Instructor: Stephanie Bianchini

Location: Theater

Cost: $150

Join us on our enchanted adventure through your favorite fairy tales.  Bring your singing voices, dance moves and imagination for this brand new class.  Learn how to sing and dance like your favorite characters while working on your vocal technique.  Don’t miss out on this magical journey!


Stephanie Bianchini is thrilled to return to Brundage Park Playhouse, which was her home away from home growing up.  From performing in multiple productions to stage managing to assistant directing at Summer Stages, she experienced the many facets of theater.   As a Randolph High School graduate, Stephanie performed in several musicals and dance showcases.  It was through the RHS Dance Program that she discovered her love of dance in addition to acting.  She recently graduated from Drew University where she majored in psychology and minored in creative writing.  Currently, she is pursuing her dreams of being a Disney princess, actress, and dancer by starting her own business, Princess Magic, and working at Sports Universe.  She recently directed the camp show at Tamarack Day Camp and is looking forward to fall at Brundage!


Cari Sanchez is a born and raised Jersey girl and a graduate of Montclair State University’s Theatre Program.  With a vast musical theatre background she has performed in productions such as Footloose, The Sound of Music, Cabaret, Crazy for You, Bye Bye Birdie, Peter Pan, Tommy, Parade, Pippin, Oklahoma, Shrek, and the list goes on.  Cari recently returned home after 5 years working with Norwegian Cruise Line as a principal Vocalist/Dancer on various ships around the world including the Norwegian Getaway where she originated the role of Elle/Margot in Legally Blonde the Musical at sea.  She is also one of the principal vocalists for the famous, world-wide ballroom sensation Burn the Floor.  You might have seen her in the Brundage Park Playhouse production of Elf, playing the role of Jovie.  She is looking forward to meeting you!

TO REGISTER GO TO www.randolphnj.org and click on online registration. Choose Fall 2018 Theater Classes from the drop down menu.

Makeup classes are determined by the theater in case of weather or theater conflict not on student social conflicts.

Parents and friends are NOT permitted to watch or participate in classes unless noted.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis and enrollment is strictly limited for each class.

Class Instructors are subject to change.

Classes can be cancelled due to lack of enrollment.

There are no refunds.

Playhouse is located on Carrell Road in Randolph.

Brundage Park Playhouse is a division of the Randolph Township Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.



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