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2023 - Our 66th Season of Shows!

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Jane Farnol's Classics

Twelfth Night

Classic Plays for Modern Audiences

adapted & directed by Jane Farnol

Sept. 8-23, 2023

Fri & Sat at 8pm, and Sun at 2pm
$25 general admission/$20 students & seniors.

Free preview for seniors on Thurs., Sept. 7 at 8PM



Spotlight Program

Broadway Rocks The 80s!

Broadway songs & skits in the style of of the 1980s

directed by Beth Bonnabeau

Classes start Saturday, Sept. 16 at 10am

Wedn. 4 - 6pm & Sat. 10am - 1pm with shows Nov. 10-12. Tuition $385, scholarships available



3X3: One Man Show Festival

3 Plays / 3 Actors / 3 Weekends

Oct 6-22, 2023

Fri & Sat at 8pm, and Sun at 2pm
$25 general admission/$20 students & seniors — OR — see all 3 shows for $45 with a 3x3 show pass!

Free preview for seniors Thurs., Oct 5, 12, & 19 at 8PM



3X3: Tru

by Jay Presson Allen

Oct 6-8, 2023

directed by & starring Don Stitt
Free preview for seniors Thurs., Oct 5 at 8PM



3X3: How I Learned What I Learned

by August Wilson, Todd Kreidler

directed by Rae Janeil • starring Jeramie Gladman

Oct 13-15, 2023

Free preview for seniors Thurs., Oct 12 at 8PM



3X3: Misterman

by Enda Walsh

directed by Bill Hughes • starring Joseph Russo

Oct 20-22, 2023

Free preview for seniors Thurs., Oct 19 at 8PM


Fun Home

Fun Home

book & lyrics by Lisa Kron
music by Jeanine Tesori

Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel
directed by Bennett Cognato & Rob Bassett
musical director Sarah Fay

Dec. 1-16, 2023

AUDITIONS Sept. 17 & 18

Fri & Sat at 8pm, and Sun at 2pm
$25 general admission/$20 students & seniors.

Free preview for seniors Thurs., Nov. 30 at 8PM


Paving GoFundMe

Paving Project Fundraiser


Help us raise funds for much needed repairs - any amount helps! Donations will be acknowledged with a commemorative plaque.


Brookfield Theatre's 66th Season is made possible with the support of the
Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of Arts;

Support has also been provided to Brookield Theatre from CT Humanities (CTH),
with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and
Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA)
from the Connecticut State Legislature;

Along with the generous donations of our many supporters and subscribers.

Mission Statement

The 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, rooted in cultural equity*, to the Brookfield region. The 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 learning experience for young performers ages 8 to 15. It includes free mentorships for student directors and tuition assistance as needed. 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. We finish the year with our annual Paddy Awards to honor and thank volunteers!

*Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people—including but not limited to those who have been historically, and continue to be, underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion—are represented in the development of arts policy; the support of artists; the nurturing of accessible, thriving venues for expression; and the fair distribution of programmatic, financial, and informational resources. While intersectionality is real and crucial to providing entry for people at various stages of readiness, we acknowledge that racial inequity is central to most societal issues, particularly when it comes to the distribution of resources.

For more information, visit the ABOUT page

To apply for Brookfield Theatre's annual college scholarship for students studying theatre arts, please download the Scholarship Application

Miss Beth's Spotlight

Fall Program

Spotlight 2023

Brookfield Theatre & Miss Beth's Spotlight

Broadway Rocks The 80s!

For students ages 7 through 17. Classes begin on Saturday, September 16 and are held Wednesday from 4 - 6pm and Saturday from 10 am - 1 pm with shows Nov 10, 11 & 12. Tuition is $385 per student and scholarships are available on request. Show tickets are $15 general/$10 students & seniors


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!

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

spotlight kids


Fun Home

Auditions coming up in September for

"Fun Home"

book & lyrics by Lisa Kron
music by Jeanine Tesori

Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel
directed by Bennett Cognato & Rob Bassett
musical director Sarah Fay
dramaturg Sarah Denn

Audition Dates:
Sunday, Sept. 17 - Youth from 6 to 7 pm, Adults from 7 to 9 pm
Monday, Sept. 18 - Adults from 7 to 9 pm. Callbacks as needed.
Please be prepared to bring a headshot or recent photo and all schedule conflicts.

The Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home traces the coming-of-age of lesbian author Alison Bechdel, from her youth, to her years at Oberlin College, and finally to the present, where Alison, now grown, is struggling to write her own graphic autobiography. As Alison reflects on her past, she struggles to make sense of it, particularly her relationship with her father, Bruce, a closeted gay man and the owner of the family business -- the Bechdel Funeral Home (“fun” home, as it’s known to young Alison and her brothers, John and Christian). As she watches her father’s self-loathing consume him, Alison recognizes her own experience of discovering, and ultimately embracing, her identity. As Fun Home progresses, Alison is drawn deeper and deeper into her memories, finally entering into them, desperate (but unable) to reverse her father’s self-destruction. An unforgettable and groundbreaking musical, Fun Home explores the haunting pull of memory and the power it has to alternately destroy or shape, our identity.     —StageAgent

Alison (Mezzo-Soprano) - presents as adult female
Medium Alison (Mezzo-Soprano) - presents as college-aged female
Small Alison (Alto) - presents as youth female
Bruce (Baritone) - presents as adult male
Roy/Pete/Mark/Bobby Jeremy (Tenor) - presents as young adult male
Joan (Alto) - presents as college-aged female
Helen (Mezzo-Soprano) - presents as adult female
John (Treble/Soprano) - presents as youth male
Christian - presents as youth male

All roles are open and no experience is necessary. Brookfield Theatre is committed to inclusive casting and is looking for actors with a passion for storytelling. Roles are noted as "presenting" to inform actors regarding costuming and role content.

SHOW DATES: Dec. 1-16 on Fri. & Sat. at 8 PM, Sun. at 2 PM
Rehearsals begin in September.

Brookfield Theatre's audition form may be filled out on-line at or download a pdf at Audition forms will also be available at the theatre.
Sign up for an audition time:

For more information, email
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. We strongly encourage performers of all backgrounds, identities, and abilities to audition for our shows. Actors must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by the start of rehearsals or show proof of medical exemption.

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For more information on any of our programs and events or for any special requests, please contact us.

Brookfield Theatre

Our historic building is located on Route 25
184 Whisconier Rd, Brookfield
adjacent to the Brookfield Library.

The original home of the Paugussett and the historic center of colonial Brookfield, it remains a place for gathering together and creating community.

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