Brookfield Theatre's 67th 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.
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
Brookfield Theatre & Miss Beth's Spotlight
For students ages 7 through 17 beginning on Saturday, February 17 at 10 am. Classes are held Wednesday from 4 - 6pm and Saturday from 10 am - 1 pm with shows Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4 at 7PM and Sunday, May 5 at 2PM. Tuition is $385 per student and scholarships are available on request. Show tickets are $15 general/$10 students & seniors
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: email@example.com
Brookfield Theatre announces open auditions for
Sunday, Dec. 10 & Monday, Dec. 11 at 7PM. Callbacks will be scheduled as needed.
Sides will also be provided. Please dress prepared to move.
Auditioners should bring a printed copy of a 16 - 32 bar cut of musical theatre music for the accompanist. Please clearly mark where the cuts begin and end.
Also bring a headshot or recent photo and a list of all schedule conflicts. Rehearsals will be scheduled based on the conflicts listed.
With charm, wit, and heart, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of the Peanuts gang. This revue of songs and vignettes, based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, has relevance across the spectrum for all people and at any stage in life. Musical numbers include "My Blanket and Me," "The Kite," "The Baseball Game," "Little Known Facts," "Suppertime," and "Happiness."
2 lead & 4 supporting, age range 25 to 45 preferred
All roles are open and inclusive casting will be emphasized. Brookfield Theatre is looking for actors with a passion for storytelling.
Charlie Brown - Lead - range Bb2 - F4; character - optimist
Lucy Van Pelt - Lead - range G3 - F5; character - assertive
Linus Van Pelt - range Bb2 - E4; character - dreamer
Schroeder - range Bb2 - Ab4; character - thoughtful
Snoopy - range C3 - A4; character - fearless
Sally Brown - range B3 - Ab5; character - comedic
SHOW DATES: February 9 - 24, 2024 on Fri. & Sat. at 8 PM, Sun. at 2 PM
Rehearsals begin in December - please list all known holiday conflicts on your audition sheet for the purpose of rehearsal scheduling.
Brookfield Theatre's audition form may be filled out on-line at https://bit.ly/bt-audition or download a pdf at https://brookfieldtheatre.org/BTheatre_Audition.pdf
Audition forms will also be available at the theatre.
For more information, email 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. 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.
For more information on any of our programs and events or for any special requests, please contact us.
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.