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2023 - Our 66th Season of Shows!

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Eagles Tribute

an authentic experience of the music and harmonies of The Eagles - the songs you love, played the way you know them.

Fri., March 10 at 8pm

$25 general admission,
$20 students & seniors


Beyond The Wall

Beyond The Wall

Pink Floyd Tribute

Playing the best of Pink Floyd including projections and light show to create an authentic musical experience

Sat., March 11 at 8pm

$30 general admission,
$25 students & seniors


The Revolutionists

The Revolutionists

by Lauren Gunderson

directed by Jared Reynolds

April 21 - May 6, 2023

free senior preview Thurs., April 20 at 8PM

A modern comedy about the French Revolution's Reign of Terror




It ShoulDa Been Broadway

a Spotlight musical revue

directed by Miss Beth Bonnabeau

Begins Feb. 18 with shows in May

Still time to sign up!




music & lyrics by Mark Hollman
book & lyrics by Greg Kotis

directed by David Anctil

June 9-24, 2023

free senior preview Thurs., June 8 at 8PM


Mr Burns

Mr Burns

by Anne Washburn

music by Michael Friedman
lyrics by Anne Washburn
directed by Kevoy Somerville

July 14-29, 2023

Free preview for senior citizens on Thurs., July 13 at 8PM


Jane Farnol's Classics

Twelfth Night

Classic Plays for Modern Audiences

adapted & directed by Jane Farnol

Sept. 8-23, 2023

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



3X3: One Man Show Festival

3 Plays / 3 Actors / 3 Weekends

Oct 6-22, 2023

free senior previews Thurs., Oct 5, 12, & 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

free senior preview Thurs., Nov. 30 at 8PM


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.

About Brookfield Theatre

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 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 17. 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!

For more information, visit the ABOUT page

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

Miss Beth's Spotlight

Spring Program

Spotlight 2023
Begins Feb. 18

Brookfield Theatre & Miss Beth's Spotlight

It ShoulDa Been Broadway

For students ages 7 through 17 - Miss Beth presents a cabaret of favorite songs that Should be on Broadway! Classes begin Sat., February 18 at 10 am. Classes on Wed. 4 pm - 6 pm & Sat. 10 am - 1 pm with shows May 19-21.

Tuition $385*

Show Tickets $15 general admission / $10 students & seniors

*Scholarships available on request.

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


Thank you to everyone who came out to audition for

"The Revolutionists"


directed by JARED REYNOLDS

SHOW DATES: April 21-May 7

We are proud to announce the exciting cast!

Olympe deGouges - Amanda Friedman
Marianne Angelles - Faith Fernandes
Charlotte Corday - Jennifer Wallace
Marie Antoinette - Rebecca Sargeant

You won't want to miss this show!



Brookfield Theatre announces open auditions for


music & lyrics by Mark Hollman
book & lyrics by Greg Kotis

directed by David Anctil
musical director Sarah Fox
choreographer Josephine Harding

Sunday, March 26 & Monday, March 27 from 7 - 9 PM
at the theatre located at 184 Whisconier Rd, Brookfield

SHOW DATES: June 9-24
Rehearsals will begin in April.


Please come prepared with an approximately one-minute cut of a musical theatre song that shows off your range. An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music in the correct key. We will provide you with a side from the show to read at your audition. You will not be asked to stay to learn choreography after your audition. Audition forms will be provided to all upon arrival. All performers cast in the show are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or show proof of medical exemption) by the start of rehearsals.

About The Show

Urinetown takes place in the not-so-distant future where a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. After too long under the heel of evil Caldwell B. Cladwell, the poor stage a revolt, led by a brave young hero Bobby Strong, fighting tooth and nail for the freedom to pee “wherever you like, whenever you like, for as long as you like, and with whomever you like” as he navigates his newly-discovered love for Cladwell’s daughter Hope. Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself.

Casting the following roles

All roles in this production are available and open. When relevant, we’ve indicated the gender identities of characters (not actors) below. We encourage performers of all gender identities to audition for the roles/characters that they identify with and/or are most comfortable portraying on stage.

BOBBY STRONG: 20s, male-identifying. Our story’s leading man, the handsome and rebellious everyman who works for Miss Pennywise at the poorest, filthiest town urinal. He becomes an unsuspecting protagonist and romantic hero when he starts a revolution. Range: Tenor with a clear, strong voice up to Ab4 and falsetto to C5.

HOPE CLADWELL: 18-25, female-identifying. An innocent, romantic optimist who falls in love with Bobby and becomes vengeful and determined after being exposed to her father's evil. Hope is sweet and naïve, and believes there is good in everyone. Should have excellent comic timing. Range: Soprano timbre with a strong command of mix and soprano register, can easily sing up to Ab5.

OFFICER LOCKSTOCK: 30s+, male-identifying. A corrupt policeman and the tongue-in-cheek narrator of our story. Bold and brash; seeking a strong actor with excellent comic timing. Range: An authoritative voice, with rich low notes and versatility up to G4.

CALDWELL B. CLADWELL: 40s+, male-identifying. The president and owner of the Urine Good Company. A tyrant who both gleefully exploits the poor and genuinely believes he is helping the city. Should have a very strong stage presence. Range: baritone with crisp diction, should be able to sing up to Gb5.

PENELOPE PENNYWISE: 40+, female-identifying. The tough, jaded warden of the poorest, filthiest urinal in town. Gutsy with great comic timing. A gutsy female character. Range: Excellent mezzo with a strong belt (or strong/shrill mix) up to a G5, big plus if she can sustain a C6 in soprano.

LITTLE SALLY: 15+ to play young teen, female-identifying. A precocious and irreverent street urchin. She serves as a quasi-narrator who often questions Lockstock and the play's logic. Actor playing Little Sally may be older but comically aged down. Impeccable comic timing needed. Range: Strong mezzo up to E5.

JOSEPHINE “MA” STRONG: 50+, female-identifying. A strong-willed woman with fight, and a better ability than most to deal with the hard hand life has dealt her. Range: Alto/Mezzo up to D5.
JOSEPH “OLD MAN” STRONG: 50+, male-identifying. Bobby's rebellious father. His refusal to follow abusive laws ultimately launches the revolution. Range: Baritone.
HOT BLADES HARRY: 20s+, male-identifying. One of the city’s Poor. Relatively violent and unpredictable. A sadist. Range: Baritone up to F4.
LITTLE BECKY TWO-SHOES: 20s+, female-identifying. One of the city’s poor. Rebellious and impulsive, she definitely has a dark murderous side. Range: Mezzo with belt or strong mix up to E5.
SOUPY SUE: 20s+, female-identifying. One of the city’s poor. Kind and anxious. Range: Mezzo, should be able to sing full voice at least to Bb4.
TINY TOM: 20s+, male-identifying. One of the city’s poor. Immature and confused. Despite his name, he is perhaps large in stature. Range: Baritone, should be able to sing full voice at least to F4.

OFFICER BARREL: 20s-40s, male-identifying. Lockstock's patrol partner who is secretly in love with him. He sees himself as a thuggish and aggressive policeman yet does show a caring side. Range: Bass/Baritone, should be able to sing full voice at least to Eb4.
SENATOR FIPP: 30s+, gender unimportant. A greedy politician in Cladwell's pocket. A coward who hides all his crimes through politics. A creepy character who seems to lurk in all the wrong places. Range: Baritone (C#3 to at least D4) or Mezzo (C#4 to at least D5).
MR. (/MRS.) McQUEEN: 20s+, gender unimportant. Cladwell's sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant. Range: Baritone (Bb2 to at least Db4) or Mezzo (Bb3 to at least Db5).

Seeking several ensemble members to be heavily used throughout the many group numbers in Urinetown; will likely double both as a member of the Rich and Poor ensembles. Range: All

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.
For more information, email
See you at auditions!

Mr Burns

Brookfield Theatre announces open auditions for

"Mr Burns, a post-electric play"

by Anne Washburn
music by Michael Friedman
lyrics by Anne Washburn

directed by Kevoy Somerville

Sunday, April 2 & Monday, April 3 from 7 - 9 PM
at the theatre located at 184 Whisconier Rd, Brookfield

SHOW DATES: July 14-29
Rehearsals will begin in late April.


Catastrophe. What blossoms from a world saturated with fire and fear? After the collapse of civilization, a group of "survivors" share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of The Simpsons episode Cape Feare entirely from memory. 7 years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. 75 years later, these are the myths and legends from which we tell our stories.

Mr. Burns A post-electric play is about the world, the stories we keep alive, at its core humanity.

Auditions will consist of sides from the script and 30 seconds of any song sung A Capella to show your personality and vocal abilities. If you play an instrument, feel free to show that off! Please bring resume, headshot or experience with you and be prepared to give ALL known conflicts.

Casting the following roles

While each character is given a traditionally, masculine or feminine name, the specific gender orientations are not a main focus to the character. Feel free to audition for any character.

MATT - fast talker, and a storyteller. Matt leads the conversation, maybe not because they have to be but because they need to

JENNY - Focused, does their best to keep it moving. Matt's right hand, or maybe left?

MARIA - Maternal, they try to find the deeper meaning in it all

SAM - A strong presence and focused, realistic—they've seen enough.

COLLEEN - mysterious, a bomb waiting to go off

GIBSON - too much knowledge for everyone else's good.

QUINCY - talented, strong vocals, and they know it, a high commodity and they own it

The roles within the third act include: EDNA, ITCHY/SCRATCHY, HOMER, MR.BURNS, BART, LISA, MARGE
CHORUS and other Simpson characters
Act 3 characters can be doubled by the characters from the second act. If you have a preference of Act 3 Simpson character, please note that on your audition sheet.

Everyone participates in the second act medley, and everyone spare sings chorally in the third act - with Edna Krabappel as the Chorus Leader.

All roles are open and all are welcome to audition. Actors cast in the show must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or show proof of medical exemption).

Want to join the show team? Contact Lou for more information!

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.
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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