Brookfield Theatre

Returning soon:
Moon Over Buffalo
November 2021

64 Years!

See the history page for photos
and playbills of past shows

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and appreciated.

Current
Shows

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Special
Events

Along with our regular season of shows, we are happy to offer a wide range of special events.

Starlight Summer Showcase

Spotlight Program
The Spotlight Program is back in a new format!

Starlight Summer Showcase
Outdoors at Brookfield Theatre
M-F 11:00-3:00
July 12 thru 31 with shows 7/30 & 7/31
Tuition: $385
Limit 20 students age 7-16

It's time to get back onstage! Join us for a summer full of long overdue song and dance! Students will be performing scenes and songs from some of our favorite Broadway musicals on our wonderful outdoor stage! 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

Contact BrookfieldTheatreCT@gmail.com for more information.

The Taming of the Shrew

Taming of the Shrew
directed by Jane Farnol

Virtual Theatre - Fall 2021

This past year we learned the value of including virtual theatre. We are happy to be back with another wonderful interpretation of Shakespeare's classic plays! For more information, please email: brookfieldtheatrect@gmail.com

 

Virtual Theatre

Visit Brookfield Theatre's YouTube channel for a wide range of virtual performances.

Featured video: Richard II Preview from March 2021.

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Auditions

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

  • Upcoming Auditions

    Sun. & Mon., Aug. 1 & 2 @ 7PM

    Brookfield Theatre announces open auditions for

    title of show

    "[title of show]"
    Music & Lyrics by JEFF BOWEN
    Book by HUNTER BELL

    Directed & Music Directed by DAVID ANCTIL
    Choreographed by FAITH FERNANDES
    SHOW DATES: October 15, 16, 17, 22, & 23

    AUDITIONS
    Auditions will be held in-person on Sunday, August 1 and Monday, August 2 from 7:00-9:00 PM at Brookfield Theatre, 184 Whisconier Rd. in Brookfield, CT. If necessary, callbacks will be held on Wednesday, August 4 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM. If interested in auditioning, please complete THIS FORM so we can be sure to not overcrowd our lobby during auditions. Brookfield Theatre’s audition forms are located HERE and can be completed either in advance or upon arrival.

    Please come prepared with an approximately one-minute cut of a musical theatre song that shows off your range. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. You will be given a side to read during auditions. All cast in the show are expected to be vaccinated by the start of rehearsals (late August) if they are able.

    ABOUT THE SHOW
    Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival; however, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the eighty-eights. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival’s deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. "[title of show]" - taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the title of show - follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes, they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends, and artists as they continue to grow and expand the production. "[title of show]" is, above all, a love letter to the musical theater: a uniquely American art form - and to the joy of collaboration.

    ROLES
    All auditioning should be able to play late twenties/early thirties and should be vocally strong and comfortable holding their own part in 4-part harmonies; there are no ensemble roles. Folks of diverse race/ethnicity, gender expression, and body type are encouraged to audition. Jeff, Hunter, and Heidi should ideally be comfortable being shirtless (Heidi in a bra) on stage for a brief moment.

    JEFF (30-ish; baritenor; full voice to A#4)
    Jeff is the composer and lyricist of the team. He is a Broadway enthusiast who especially likes obscure musicals, collects Playbills from shows that ran 50 shows or less, and loves bird watching, computer games, and comic book heroes - especially Wonder Woman. Jeff is a realist; while he has a passion for creating, he worries about what others will think of his work. He exudes a softness (personality? physicality?) while still being smart, fun, funny, and principled, even if a bit naïve. Baritenor/tenor to sing full voice to A#4.

    HUNTER (30-ish; tenor; full voice to a B4)
    Hunter is the show's book writer. He dreams about making it to Broadway and one day winning a Tony Award, enjoys watching trashy reality television and 1980s mega musicals, gets sweaty under his left armpit when nervous, and is often a little too eager to please. Hunter is quick-witted and goofy, but also shows moments of vulnerability and sincerity. Tenor to sing full voice up to B4.

    HEIDI (30-ish; mezzo w/ belt; belt up to D5)
    Heidi is Jeff's friend who moved to NYC to pursue her dreams of being an actress. She's had the most Broadway experience with ensemble and understudy roles, but hasn’t had her big break yet. The "new girl" in the group. Because of her commitment understudying for an upcoming Broadway production, she finds it hard to fully commit to the musical, causing tension in the group. Heidi is a really good singer. Mezzo who can belt up to a D5, with a strong and versatile voice in both lower and higher ranges.

    SUSAN (30-ish; alto/mezzo)
    Susan is Hunter's friend – she is quirky, kooky, and truly an individual; a 'downtown' artist who portrays the reality for many in the performing arts industry, maintaining a day job to support her artistic endeavors. Susan enjoys turkey burgers, encouraging others to achieve their creative potential (aka killing vampires) and spending time with her friends Hunter and Jeff (though she is at first reluctant about being friends with the new girl, Heidi). She has some doubts about her singing ability, but should have a strong alto/mezzo voice.

    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.

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 2020-2021 season supporters!

*in memory of Larry Stewart

SEASON SPONSOR

Josephine H. Luicci

FRONT ROW CENTER

Rodney L. White Fdn
Eric & Tony Bosco-Schmidt

ORCHESTRA

Larry & Arlene Coleman
Sandra Haydon
Rick & Paget Haylon

PLATINUM

Carol Cleary / Macerich
Kevin & Mary Pat Kelleher

GOLD

Joseph & Angela Barna
Larry & Arlene Coleman
The Culbreth Family
Bart Geissinger & David Tuttle
Theatre Arts & Opportunities
Elizabeth & Kevin Young

SILVER

David Anctil
Susan Anderheggen
Robert & Janice Belden
Bird-Yuan Giving Fund
Danette & John Bottelsen
The Campbell Family
Rebecca Pokorski-Cebollero
Anthony Chiodo
Paula Culbreth
Stephanie & Mike Daniels
Sarah Fay
Anne & Neil Gardner
Laura & Tom Heydenburg
Carol Hoose
Kristin Hoose
The Hoyt Family
Alfred H. Jennings Jr.*
David Jurman
E Gerald King
Barbara E. Locke*
Donald & Karlene Lombardo
Lou Okell
Roberto Perez
Rebecca Pokorski-Cebollero
Gretchen & Vito Rossi
Terry Sagedy
Thomas Samuels
Ray Sipherd & Anne Marie Foran
David Tabasko
Christopher Wallin
Danuta & Steve Wright
Vincent Young

BRONZE

Maritza Badinelli
Brookfield Arts Commission
Michael Burnett
Anya Caravella
Bennett Cognato
John Cottrell
Kathryn Culbreth
Carol & John DeGiere
Jackie Scotto Fischetto
Susan E. Gabriele*
Elizabeth Gilbert
Abby Hambidge
Maggi Heilweil
Desirae & Brian Kelley
John & Louise Kuran
Diane LaPine
Noah Leibowitz
Sean Latasa
Laurel Lettieri
Valerie Lorimer
Mike Lozier
Peter & Anne Lloyd
Will Mahan
Judy Mangan
Bruce McQueen
Craig David Rosen
Jordan Roy
Joyce Schriebman
Ted Schwartz
Robert R & Susan Smith
Joy Tagliavento
The Waterbury Family

FRIENDS

Gayle Baker, Ashley Brundage, Vivian Cebollero, Roseanne Coppola, Alicia Dempster, Loretta Donovan, Jillian Dyer-Doherty, Chris Fay, Molly Farrell-Savage, Jacklyn Fischetto, Jill Gentile, Anna Hicks, Barbara Kessler, Sean Latasa, Leonard Leibowitz, Peter Lerman, Laurel Lettieri, Will Mahan, Jennifer McCaughan, The Munn Family, Jennifer O'Farrell, Andrew Okell, Anthony & Kristin Papucci, Craig David Rosen, Michele Sacco, Mark Simpson, Asuncion Sosa, Jo-Ann St Leger, Jennifer Titus, Jami Valzania, Deirdra Wallin, Melissa Young

GIFT OF THEATRE GIVERS

Rachel Almeida • William Hunt • Bernadette Parker • Denise Reidy

IN-KIND SERVICES

Arkettype Graphics & Printing • Beyond The Wall • Simpson & Vail • Brian Casella - Vivid Events

We apologize for any errors or ommissions. Please contact press@brookfieldtheatre.org to report an error.

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Subscribers

2020-2021 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

Sherry Asch
Ken Ayoub*
Angela & Joseph Barna*
Tony & Eric Bosco-Schmidt*
Danette & John Bottelsen*
Laurie Boxer
Elizabeth Breitsch*
Anna & Roy Chan*
Anthony Chiodo
Larry & Arlene Coleman*
Susan Corretti
Paula Culbreth*
Christine Daley
Brian DeToma
Purvi Dudhedia
Jane Farnol
Dennis & Diana Filibert*
Anne & Neil Gardner*
Sandra Haydon
Wilda Hayes & Ronald Olsen*
Rick & Paget Haylon*
Cathy & Bill Hunt*
Pamme Jones
Don & Karlene Lombardo*
Margaret & Kevin McLoone**
Larry Meth
Kenneth Ng
Susie Ng
Tara Peterson
Jared Reynolds
Clint & Anne Rickards*
Terry Sagedy
Bettianne Smith
Stacey Snyder
Jeanne & Chris Steers
Steven Stott
Renee Sutherland
Patricia Vallera
Mary & Ron Vallo*
Patricia Villella
Christine Volo*
Deirdra Wallin
Steve & Danuta Wright*


*subscription for 2
**subscription for 3
***subscription for 4

2020 SUBSCRIPTIONS and Gift Certificates will be honored throughout 2021.
Thank you for your continued support!


Members

Lifetime Members

Wendell MacNeal
Larry Stewart*
Barbara Locke
Imelda Roth*
Bill Possidento
Bart Geissinger*
David Tuttle*
Stephanie Skrok Daniels*
Michael Burnett*
Carol Hoose
*past president

 

2020/2021 Members

David Anctil, Eric Bosco-Schmidt, Tony Bosco-Schmidt, Danette Bottelsen, Arlene Coleman, Larry Coleman, Sarah Denn, Purvi Dudhedia, Jane Farnol, Faith Fernandes, Sandra Haydon, Paget Haylon, Rick Haylon, Donald Lombardo, Karlene Lombardo, Andrew Okell, Lou Okell, Rebecca Pokorski-Cebollero, Doreen Rafferty, Terry Sagedy, Joy Tagliavento

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Your $20 membership includes a discount on opening night tickets
and invitations to members only events.

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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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Our historic building is on Route 25 in Brookfield Centre, just behind the Brookfield Library.

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phone   203-775-0023
 

mail   PO Box 528, Brookfield, CT 06804
 

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