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Current Production: The Secret Garden

THE SECRET GARDEN

Brundage Park Playhouse is pleased to announce performances for The Secret Garden.

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

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 shot 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 List:

Mary Lenox: Lauren Fabio, Flanders, NJ

Mary Lenox:   Abbie Simon, Mendham, NJ

Archibald Craven: Kenny Roggenkamp, Dover, NJ

Neville Craven: Joe Bellina, West Milford, NJ

Lily Craven: Kelly Miller, Dover, NJ

Martha: Alexa Scano, Succasunna, NJ

Dickon/ Major Holmes: Chris Simon, Mendham, NJ

Colin Craven: Michael Gopon, Denville, NJ

Colin Craven: Steven George, Stanhope, NJ

Ben Weatherstaff: Kevin Gopon, Denville, NJ

Alice/Mrs. Winthrop: Abbie Herring, Randolph, NJ

Mrs. Medlock: Robin Miller, Succasunna, NJ

Rose Lenox: Julia Frost, Randolph, NJ

Capt. Albert Lenox: Alex Gelpke, Randolph, NJ

Claire Holmes: Kate Cullin, Randolph, NJ

Mrs Shelly: Brigid Cavanagh, Wharton, NJ

Lt. Wright: Nick Short, Randolph, NJ

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 at Randolph Community Pass.

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

 

Fall 2017 Theater Classes

Follow this link  to register now!!

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

All classes meet September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 16, & 30

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 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 16, & 30

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.

 

Enchanted Tales and Crafts Class (Ages 3-5) 8 sessions

All classes meet September 26, October 3, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21

Tuesdays: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Instructor: Stephanie Bianchini

Location: Theater

Cost: $150

This class has a separate craft materials fee of $40 made payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Calling all princesses and princes! Dress up as your favorite fairytale characters and join us for magical stories, crafts and games! Every week, a different royal guest will arrive to enjoy the class alongside your child. Each class will contain a tale, music, craft and magical surprises. The course will finish with an enchanted “Tea Party”.

 

Drama for the Budding Actor (Ages 4-5) 8 Sessions

All classes meet September 27, October 4, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22

Wednesdays: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Instructor: Stephanie Bianchini

Location: Theater

Cost: $150

 

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

All classes meet September 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20

Mondays: 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 26, October 3, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21

Tuesdays: 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.

 

Hip Hop (Ages 8-12) 8 Sessions

All classes meet September 27, October 4, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22

Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30 pm

Instructor: Stephanie Bianchini

Location: Theater

Cost: $150

Join us for a high-energy class full of popping and locking.  Bring your own original style to old and modern hip-hop hits. Students will learn techniques, stage presence and confidence through movement.

 

Pop Rockers Ages (8-14) 8 Sessions

All classes meet September 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20,

Mondays: 4:30 – 5:30 pm – Theater

Instructor: Casey Druga

Location: Theater

Cost: $150

This class will allow the students to sharpen their singing and dancing on the newest popular music! Students will have lessons on vocal technique in the pop/rock style as well as choreography to contemporary popular radio music.

 

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!

 

Casey Druga is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a BFA in Musical Theater. She has worked professionally as an actor and teaching artist for 12 years, 6 of those years in NYC and New Jersey. She currently works as a Director/Choreographer for educational theatre as well as a dance and fitness instructor. She is thrilled to return to the Brundage Park Playhouse family and can’t wait meet you!

 

TO REGISTER GO TO www.randolphnj.org and click on online registration. Choose Fall 2017 Theater Classes from the drop down menu. Classes go live on Monday, August 21, 2017.

 

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.