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

THE SECRET GARDEN

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

 

 

 

Upcoming Production: Kid’s Cabaret

Posted By on January 25, 2017

Brundage Park Playhouse is pleased to announce upcoming performances of our annual
KID’s CABARET 
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.

CAST

Thomas Becht, Morris Twp
Kate Cullin, Randolph
Isabella Dimichino, Randolph
Michael Luciano, Randolph
Hannah Marney, Long Valley
Braden O’Brien, Long Valley
Sophia Olup, Flanders
Elizabeth Pietraucha, Randolph
Anabelle Plociniak, Stanhope
Sophia Rehan, Parsippany
Aisha Rehan, Parsippany
Daniella Sapone, Randolph
Chris Simon, Mendham
Abby Simon, Mendham
Maya Slaughter, Morris Twp
Naina Slaughter, Morris Twp
Genna Smith, Chester

Ticket prices are $20 for Adults and $15 for Seniors, Children under 12,
and Military Personnel.
All seats are General Admission (no assigned seating).

You can now purchase your tickets online at
www.brundageparkplayhouse.org

For further information please contact Brundage Park Playhouse at (973)
989-7092 or visit our website at www.brundageparkplayhouse.org  .

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.

Auditions 

Please call the theater at (973) 989-7092 or e-mail vlenyk@randolphnj.org 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.

Performances

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.

Session

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.

ONLINE REGISTRATION INFO:

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Summer 2017 – Summer Stages

Posted By on December 1, 2016

SUMMER STAGES 2017

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Brundage Park Playhouse proudly announces its 36th season of Summer Stages, a workshop for young performers ages 8–14. All students must have completed 2nd grade or higher during the 2016/2017 school year. Our qualified staff will instruct students in acting, music, and dance. Students will also gain performance experience through participation in a different production each session. We offer four two-week sessions. Each session can accommodate a maximum of 2 groups, with approximately 20 students in each group. This camp takes place at Brundage Park on Carrell Road. Students entering 7th grade or above in the 2017/2018 school year are eligible for our Advanced Performers Workshop as well. However, students must audition for that camp. Please call us at (973) 989-7092 for more information.

What to Expect During Sessions at BPP’s Summer Stages

At the beginning of each session, students will be divided into groups where they will learn a song and simple movement, which will then be used to “audition” for the directors. After auditions, each student will then be assigned a role and placed in a cast. Students will participate in acting, music, and dance workshops during one part of the day with the other half of the day dedicated to rehearsals for the show. Friday mornings of performance days, dress rehearsals will take place using costumes and props. Each group will have the opportunity to rehearse on the BPP stage.

Performances

What theatrical performance experience would be complete without an audience? At the end of each two-week session we present a production for an audience of parents, relatives and friends.   Performances will be held in the theatre each session’s final Friday afternoon at 1:00* or 2:00*, depending on the particular group’s assigned time. Admission is free for these performances.
* Times may be adjusted depending on needs.

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.

Sessions

Sessions will run on the following dates:

Session 1:           June 26– July 7 (no class 7/4)

Session 2:            July 10 – July 21

Session 3:            July 24 –August 4

Session 4:            August 7– August 18

Please try to schedule any personal appointments after camp time.

We cannot guarantee that friends will be in the same group. Request must be submitted upon registration with email to vlenyk@randolphnj.org. No requests after 6/21.

 

Daily Arrival & Daily Departure Procedures

Students should be dropped off at the theatre at 9:00 am. The theater is located in Brundage Park, on Carrell Road in Randolph. The program will begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. Students must be picked up promptly at 3:00. Wait outside of the theater lobby until the theater doors are opened. Proceed through the theater doors and out through the right hand exit in front of the stage. For safety reasons, we must insist on this one-way traffic pattern. On performance date Fridays, students will leave following their performance. Please park your car in the park parking lot and do not block the entrance into or out of the park. This is a safety concern.

Lunch

Students are asked to bring a lunch in an insulated lunch bag. Lunch will not be refrigerated. Soda and candy are available for $1.50 each. Chewing gum is not permitted.

Clothing

Comfortable playwear and sneakers are recommended. No open-toed shoes or sandals are permitted. Please leave all valuables at home. Toys and electronics are not permitted.

PLEASE NOTE:  STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO USE CELL PHONES DURING CAMP INSTRUCTION TIME.

EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM

Drop off 8:30 am
Pick up 5:30 pm
$60 each two week session per child

Camp Fees

$400 per two-week session if registration and payment are received before April 10, 2017 and $425 thereafter (You must add Extended Day Program fee to Camp Fee if you need it.) There is a $25 discount for any additional sessions in which you enroll your child after the initial registration. Must be the same child.

Refund Policy

NO refunds will be given. No substitutions of students may be made. 

Online Registration

**All registrations are accepted on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis and class size is STRICTLY LIMITED**

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