show
Disaster - April 2022
show
Shirley Valentine - March 2022
show
Night of the Assassins - February 2022
show
Dot - December 2021
show
[title of show] - October 2021
show
Blood At The Root - September 2021
show
Red - August 2021
show
Native Gardens - July 2021

Current
Shows

Seussical Jr.

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss
Music Sueprvised, Adapted and Produced by Bryan Louiselle

directed by Beth Bonnabeau

June 3, 4 & 5, 2022

Dr Seuss' best-loved characters collide in this unforgettable musical! Performed by the students of Miss Beth's Spotlight, shows are Friday, June 3 at 7PM (cast A), Saturday, June 4 at 2PM (cast A), Saturday, June 4 at 7PM (cast B), and Sunday, June 5 at 2PM (cast B).

Tickets on sales now!

 

65th Anniversary Cabaret

a celebration of Brookfield Theatre's 65 years of Community Theatre

director Emma Burke-Covitz
musical director David Anctil
choreographer Faith Fernandes
assistant director Craig David Rosen
accompanist Sarah Fay

July 22 - 24, 2022
a special celebration!

This special cabaret will feature songs, stories, photos, and memories from the early days of the theatre to the present and future! Join us as we honor all those who created and sustained this community treasure and dream with us of all the possibilities to come.

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Summer Spotlight Shows

Peter Pan Jr.

for ages 6 through high school

Rent School Edition

for high school and college students

Classes begin July 11, 2022

Peter Pan Jr. will meet Monday-Friday from 10AM to 1PM beginning July 11 with final shows Aug. 5, 6 & 7. Rent School Edition will meet Monday-Friday from 2PM to 5PM beginning July 11 with final shows Aug. 12, 13 & 14. Join Miss Beth for an unforgettable summer

Sign up now!

 

Sweat

by Lynn Nottage

directed by Lou Okell

Sept 9-24, 2022
free senior preview Thurs., Sept 8 at 8PM

Its the year 2000 in Reading, Pennsylvania and a group of friends go to work at the steel mill and then decompress at the bar like theyve been doing for over 20 years. But, unbeknownst to them, their lives are about to be uprooted. Their steel mill, Olsteads, is making some changes and the blood, sweat and tears, not to mention the generations of loyalty these workers have shown, dont seem to amount to much. These middle class, unionized, steelworkers have made plans to save money, go on vacations and then retire with a nice, healthy pension, but when rumors start flying that the company is considering layoffs, and flyers are hung to recruit non-union Latino workers for less money, the war between community and capitalism begins, and tensions start destroying not only jobs, but also relationships. This poignant play takes a look at the de-industrial revolution through the lens of a history play, but also delves into the issues of today: the economy, immigration, race-relations in America, and politics. Lynn Nottages Sweat gives us characters filled with the good and the bad and asks us to reflect on our own views and the views of others. Nottage never tells us who's right or who's wrong, but always shows us whos human. —Stage Agent Lynn Nottage is an American playwright whose work often deals with the lives of marginalized people. She is a professor of playwriting at Columbia University. She was the first woman to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice; the first in 2009 for Ruined, and the second in 2017 for Sweat.

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Tick, Tick...Boom!

book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson

directed by Beth Bonnabeau
musical director Sarah Fay
produced by David Anctil

Oct 21 - Nov 5, 2022
free senior preview Thurs., Oct 20 at 8PM

Tick, Tick... Boom! tells the story of an aspiring composer named Jon, who lives in New York City in 1990. Jon is worried he has made the wrong career choice to be part of the performing arts. The story is autobiographical, as stated by Larson's father in the liner notes of the cast recording Larson had been trying to establish himself in theater since the early 1980s.
Larson began to perform the piece as a solo work in 1990. After his death, in 1996, it was revised and revamped by playwright David Auburn as a three-actor piece and was premiered Off-Broadway in 2001. Since then, the show has had an Off West End production, a West End production, an American national tour, two Off-Broadway revivals, in 2014 and 2016, and numerous local and international productions. A film adaptation, directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and starring Andrew Garfield, was released by Netflix in November 2021.

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Bernhardt/Hamlet

by Theresa Rebeck

directed by Jane Farnol
produced by Andrew Okell

Dec 9 - 17, 2022
free senior preview Thurs., Dec 8 at 8PM

Mark Twain wrote: There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses, fair actresses, good actresses, great actresses and then there is Sarah Bernhardt. In 1899, the international stage celebrity set out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet. Theresa Rebecks new play rollicks with high comedy and human drama, set against the lavish Shakespearean production that could make or break Bernhardts career.

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Miss Beth's
Spotlight

Summer Programs

Spotlight Summer Shows
It's time to plan for summer!

Brookfield Theatre & Miss Beth's Spotlight
present

Peter Pan Jr.

For students ages 6 through high school, join us on a magical adventure to Neverland with Peter Pan, Tiger Lily, Captain Hook, the Darling family, Lost Boys, and many more in this unforgettable musical! Classes begin on Monday, July 11 from 10 am - 1 pm with shows Aug. 5, 6, 7.

Tuition $385.00*
*scholarships available

Rent School Edition

For high school & college-aged students, find your voice and measure each moment in love with this school edition of Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking muscial "Rent"! Classes begin on Monday, July 11 from 2 pm - 5 pm with shows Aug. 12, 13, 14.

Tuition $385.00*
*scholarships available

All Covid-19 protocols will be adhered to by our fully vaccinated staff. Keeping everyone safe is our priority! For more information, please email: brookfieldtheatrect@gmail.com

About Miss Beth's Spotlight

Spotlight is a theatre program for youth ages 7 to 17 led by Beth Bonnabeau. The teen program is designed for high school and college students. It is underwritten by Brookfield Theatre to keep costs low and to make theatre education accessible to all.

Beth has been a childrens theatre educator/director since the early 90's. She received her BA in Theatre in 1989 from SUNY Plattsburgh where she served as President of Alpha Psi Omega, a National Theatre Honors Fraternity, and Vice President of the College Theatre Association. Beth discovered her passion for childrens theatre early. She taught and directed at many local theatres, schools and dance studios and is thrilled to be bringing her very specific skill set to Brookfield Theatre. Beth is known for creating safe spaces for children to express themselves and discover the joys of being part of a family of actors . . . a "no judgement zone" where young people are free to stretch their imaginations and creativity to the max!

 

Virtual Theatre

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Featured video: Connections

 

Auditions

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Submissions are accepted anytime and all are welcome. Completed forms can be emailed to BrookfieldTheatreCT@gmail.com.

  • Upcoming Auditions

    Brookfield Theatre's 65th Anniversary Season!

    Sun., June 5 at 7 PM

    Sweat

    Brookfield Theatre announces open auditions for

    "Sweat"

    by Lynn Nottage

    director Lou Okell

    SHOW DATES: Sept. 9 - 24, 2022

    AUDITIONS

    Auditions will be held on Sunday, June 5 from 7 - 9 PM at Brookfield Theatre located at 184 Whisconier Rd in Brookfield, CT, behind the Library. Additional auditions and callbacks on Monday, June 6 from 7 - 9PM.

    CASTING
    All of the characters were born in Berks County, Pennsylvania
    Evan - 40s, African American
    Jason - 21/29, White American of German descent
    Chris - 21/29, African American
    Stan - 50s, White American of German descent
    Oscar - 22/30, Columbian-American
    Tracey - 24/53, White American of German descent
    Cynthia - 45/53, African-American
    Jessie - 40s, Italian-American
    Brucie - 40s, African-American

    Sides will be provided. The audition form can be filled out at the theatre or ahead of time at THIS LINK.

    About The Show

    Its the year 2000 in Reading, Pennsylvania and a group of friends go to work at the steel mill and then decompress at the bar like they've been doing for over 20 years. But, unbeknownst to them, their lives are about to be uprooted. Their steel mill, Olsteads, is making some changes and the blood, sweat and tears, not to mention the generations of loyalty these workers have shown, don't seem to amount to much. These middle class, unionized, steelworkers have made plans to save money, go on vacations and then retire with a nice, healthy pension, but when rumors start flying that the company is considering layoffs, and flyers are hung to recruit non-union Latino workers for less money, the war between community and capitalism begins, and tensions start destroying not only jobs, but also relationships. This poignant play takes a look at the de-industrial revolution through the lens of a history play, but also delves into the issues of today: the economy, immigration, race-relations in America, and politics. Lynn Nottage's "Sweat" gives us characters filled with the good and the bad and asks us to reflect on our own views and the views of others. Nottage never tells us who's right or who's wrong, but always shows us who's human. —Stage Agent
    Lynn Nottage is an American playwright whose work often deals with the lives of marginalized people. She is a professor of playwriting at Columbia University. She was the first woman to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice; the first in 2009 for "Ruined", and the second in 2017 for "Sweat".

    For more information, email us at BrookfieldTheatreCT@gmail.com

    See you at auditions!

    Brookfield Theatre is a 501(c)(3) all volunteer non-profit arts organization dedicated to producing the highest quality live entertainment and to keeping theatre arts accessible to all. No experience is necessary and all are welcome to audition. Actors must be fully vaccinated by the start of rehearsals or show proof of medical exemption.

     

About
Brookfield Theatre

Brookfield TheatreThe Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, Inc. is an all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing quality live performances and creative opportunities to the Brookfield region. Our regular season of shows is chosen to provide a meaningful and entertaining experience that will appeal to a wide ranging audience. Additional workshops and special events are added throughout the year. The Spotlight Program is a low-cost theatre program for young performers ages 8 to 15. It is taught by Beth Bonnabeau (Miss Beth) with student assistants offering quality learning and mentoring opportunities to area youth. Along with live & virtual performances, Brookfield Theatre offers a gallery space for area artists to show their work and provide more depth to the cultural experience of theater-goers. We finish each season with the annual Paddy Awards to thank sponsors, performers, and volunteers—and to celebrate!

 

Many
Thanks!

Your support helps us to provide the best quality live and virtual performances while keeping ticket prices low to keep the arts alive in our community.

Sponsors/Donors

Thank you to our 2022 season supporters!

*in memory of Larry Stewart

Please be patient as our web site is updated with the latest information.

SEASON SPONSOR

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FRONT ROW CENTER

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Subscribers receive 1 ticket to each season show with bonus tickets to all Spotlight shows and discounted special events. Get a subscription for 2 or 3 and save even more! Brookfield Theatre thanks show directors and area community theatre presidents with a free subscription

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Tony & Eric Bosco-Schmidt*
Danette & John Bottelsen*
Emma Burke-Covitz
Anthony Chiodo
Larry & Arlene Coleman*
Jane Farnol
Anne & Neil Gardner*
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Jeanne & Chris Steers
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Wendell MacNeal
Barbara Locke
Imelda Roth*
Bill Possidento
Bart Geissinger*
David Tuttle*
Stephanie Skrok Daniels*
Michael Burnett*
Carol Hoose
*past president

 

2022 Members

David Anctil, Eric Bosco-Schmidt, Tony Bosco-Schmidt, Danette Bottelsen, Arlene Coleman, Larry Coleman, Sarah Denn, Jane Farnol, Faith Fernandes, Paget Haylon, Rick Haylon, Carol Hoose, Steve Hoose, Donald Lombardo, Karlene Lombardo, Andrew Okell, Lou Okell, Terry Sagedy, Walda Salomons

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Gallery

The Gallery features the work of area artists. Contact us to be considered for a show. Gallery hours are by appointment due to the pandemic. Our gallery curator is Jeanne Steers.

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Life, seen from a different perspective.

Serene by Jeanne Steers

 

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