BPP History

The History of Brundage Park Playhouse

 

Brundage Park Playhouse is sponsored by the  Randolph Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services. It had its beginning in the fall of 1978 when the Randolph Recreation Committee approved the Randolph community theater program. In the summer of 1979, the theater performed its first production, the musical Pippin. For the following three summers, several musicals and one drama were presented using the Randolph High School auditorium.

During the fall of 1982, with the help of the Kiwanis Club of Randolph, a proposal was made to convert several buildings in Brundage Park into a home for the theater. Since that time, a hard working crew of volunteers and staff has converted these buildings into a rehearsal studio, costume shop, scene shop and our present Playhouse.

We work very hard to maintain a professional atmosphere and comfortable surroundings. The Township provides space and support staff, and the playhouse continues to raise funds for renovations, improvements and general operations to keep it a self-sustaining program.  The theater has become a central gathering place for people interested in the performing arts.

We provide a wide range of theatrical experiences including major productions, children’s theater, performing arts classes and several summer theater camp programs.  During the course of our seasons you can expect to see a wide variety of main stage shows including productions designed specifically for children (For Kids By Kids), comedies, dramas, musicals, classical works, innovative contemporary plays: in short, something for everyone!

Our professional staff, in conjunction with many volunteers and our Brundage Park Advisory Board, works cooperatively to make Brundage Park Playhouse an entertaining and enriching resource.  We hope to continue the evolution of our theater and look to expand the involvement of residents in our organization.

Brundage Park Playhouse is committed to the patrons and its primary goal, which is to service the community by bringing quality entertainment and innovative programming as a convenient and affordable venue.  Volunteers are always needed in assisting as ushers and support staff.  Please call the playhouse at 973-989-7092 if you are interested in joining our dedicated BPP family.