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Dot - December 2021
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[title of show] - October 2021
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Blood At The Root - September 2021
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Red - August 2021
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Native Gardens - July 2021
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Richard II - virtual - March/April 2021
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Mr Burns - virtual - February 2021

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Night of the Assassins

by Jose Triana

translated by Kevin Dreyer
directed by Tony Bosco-Schmidt
fight choreographer Janice Gabriel
starring Sean Latasa, Morgana Kate Watson, Lizzy Booth

February 4 - Feb. 19, 2022

Fri. & Sat. at 8PM and Sun. at 2PM
Free preview for senior citizens on Thurs., Feb. 3 at 8PM
*dates subject to change
Three siblings plot to kill their parents in this award-winning play. The siblings play various parts in their plotting/retelling of events. This psychological drama provides an allegory of politics and human relations. It is controversial and compelling.

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The Paddys

our annual awards celebration

directed by David Anctil

Date to be announced

Join us as we celebrate the 2021 season and look forward to 2022!

 

Shirley Valentine

by Willy Russell

directed by Jane Farnol
starring Susan Pettibone

March 11 - 26, 2022
free senior preview Thurs., March 10 at 8PM

The heroine in this actor's tour-de-force is an ordinary middle class English housewife. As Shirley prepares chips and egg for dinner, she reflects on her life and tells the wall about her husband, her children, her past, and an invitation from a girlfriend to join her on holiday in Greece to search for romance and adventure!

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Disaster!

by Seth Rudetsky & Jack Plotnick

directed by Todd Santa Maria
musical director Adam Snyder

April 29-May 14, 2022
free senior preview Thurs., April 28 at 8PM

Auditions Feb. 7 & 8 at 7PM Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the songs of the '70s take center stage in this comedic homage to 1970s disaster films. A group of New Yorkers attend the opening of a floating casino and discothèque that quickly succumbs to multiple disasters. These calamities correlate with plots of various disaster films of the 1970s (everything from earthquakes to killer bees). Set to the score of popular songs of the 1970s, it's a hilarious send up of everything and anything that can happen in a Disaster!

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Growing Pains

Jake Strong

a family friendly magic show about growing up

Tuesday, May 17 @ 7PM

One Night Only! Join Jake Strong for a family friendly magic show about growing up. Jake blends comedy, improv, and magic for a fun night—perfect for teens and young adults! The show begins at 7PM. Admission is $25 general / $20 students & seniors. Patrons are asked to wear masks and show proof of vaccination. Don't worry - we can still hear you laugh! About Jake Ever since Jake was old enough to speak, he has been obsessed with magic. After honing his craft for over half of his life, Jake has taken his show out on the road and has learned the ins and outs of the business. Jake stays away from boring card tricks and blends comedy with astounding, original magic. His youthful energy is evident in every show he performs, making every experience unique. Jake always guarantees professional and unique entertainment for your event, and you wont be disappointed!

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65th Anniversary Cabaret Concert

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

directed by Emma Burke-Covitz

July 8 - 23, 2022
free senior preview Thurs., July 7 at 8PM

This special cabaret concert 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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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

Seussical Jr.

Seussical Jr
Tuition Link is now open - use the Sign Up button below!

Brookfield Theatre & Miss Beth's Spotlight
present

Seussical Jr.

Dr Seuss' best-loved characters collide in theis unforgettable musical! Make plans to join Miss Beth starting in February 2022 with shows in June.

Classes: Wed. 4 pm - 6 pm & Sat. 10 am - 1 pm
*scholarships available

Classes begin Sat., Feb. 6 at 10 am Please join us for an information session.

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. 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

Visit Brookfield Theatre's YouTube channel for more virtual performances.

Featured video: A Child's Christmas In Wales

 

Auditions

Download the Audition Form. 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!

    Mon. Jan. 31 & Tues. Feb. 1 @ 7PM

    Disaster

    Brookfield Theatre announces open auditions for

    "Disaster"

    by Seth Rudetsky & Jack Plotnick

    directed by Todd Santa Maria
    musical director Adam Snyder

    SHOW DATES: April 29-May 14, 2022

    AUDITIONS
    Feb. 7 & 8
    Callbacks as needed.

    Auditions will be held in-person on Monday, Feb. 7 and Tuesday, Feb. 8 from 7:00-9:00 PM at Brookfield Theatre, 184 Whisconier Rd. in Brookfield, CT. Brookfield Theatre’s audition form is located HERE and can be completed either in advance or upon arrival.

    ABOUT THE SHOW
    Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the songs of the '70s take center stage in this comedic homage to 1970s disaster films. A group of New Yorkers attend the opening of a floating casino and discothèque that quickly succumbs to multiple disasters. These calamities correlate with plots of various disaster films of the 1970s (everything from earthquakes to killer bees). Set to the score of popular songs of the 1970s, it's a hilarious send up of everything and anything that can happen in a Disaster!

    More information to come. Please be prepared to sing and dance. Audition appointments required to maintain safety protocols.

    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!

 

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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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Eric & Tony Bosco-Schmidt

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Subscribers

2022 Subscribers

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

Barbara Bogart*
Beth Bonnabeau
Tony & Eric Bosco-Schmidt*
Danette & John Bottelsen*
Emma Burke-Covitz
Anthony Chiodo
Larry & Arlene Coleman*
Jane Farnol
Anne & Neil Gardner*
Rick & Paget Haylon*
Walda Salomons
Todd Santa Maria
Jeanne & Chris Steers
Mary & Ron Vallo*
Steve & Danuta Wright*


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Thank you for your support!


Members

Lifetime Members

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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Internships

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Internships

 

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.

Ornery

Zest

On view now.

Life, seen from a different perspective.

Serene by Jeanne Steers

 

Zephyr

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