2019 History

 

Our 62nd Season

Photos by Stephen Cihanek except where noted.

2019

Volunteer of the Year: Danette Bottelsen
President's Award: Purvi Dudhedia, David Jurman & Joe Bagala

BACK TO HISTORY

 

Spotlight Showcase

Spotlight Showcase

December 13-15, 2019

Brookfield's Spotlight Program presents
SPOTLIGHT SHOWCASE
directed by Purvi Dudhedia
musical director David Jurman
choreographed by Joe Bagala
Show poster by Molly

The Spotlight Program(SM) is a free arts education program sponsored by Brookfield Theatre as part of its community service and outreach. It is student led, conceived and directed by college student PURVI DUDHEDIA.
The Showcase features favorite songs around the theme of social media, friendship, and growing up.

Green Day's American Idiot

Green Day's
American Idiot

November 1-23, 2019

Cast Photo       Poster

Green Day's American Idiot
Music by GREEN DAY
Lyrics by BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG
Book by BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG and MICHAEL MAYER

Directed by Beth Bonnabeau
Musical Director Adam Snyder
Choreographed by Alicia Dempster
Lighting Design by Stephen Cihanek
Produced by Lou Okell
STARRING:
Johnny - David Anctil
Tunny - Mason Sacco
Will - Noah Leibowitz
Whatsername - Anna Hicks
Extraordinary Girl - Carly Phypers
Heather - Ruby White
St. Jimmy - Jami Valzania
Favorite Son - Jared Reynolds
with
Eli Brito, Phil DeHuff, Sabine Dempster
Sarah Denn, Faith Fernandes, Amanda Higley,
Samantha LaMendola, Kate Patton, Jasmin Love Salas

The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day's American Idiot, based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. It follows best firends Johnny, Tunny and Will as they struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. An energy-fueled rock opera about love, dreams, disappointment, and friendship.

Turn Up The Heat Comedy Night

Turn Up The Heat
Comedy Night

October 4, 2019

Join us for a night of stand-up comedy featuring
Rick Roberts
(Mohegan Sun, Dangerfields & Twin River Casino)
& Tom Liberati
(Foxwoods, Treehouse Comedy & ABC)

with Special Guests
Sam Bass & Wesley Orser

Macbeth

Macbeth

September 13-28, 2019

Cast Photo       Poster

"Macbeth"
by William Shakespeare
directed by Jane Farnol
produced by Andrew Okell
Witches, ghosts, prophesy, and murder feature in Shakespeare's classic tale of ambition, greed, and revenge.
STARRING:
David Regelmann (Macbeth), Vicki Sosbe (Lady Macbeth), Thomas Samuels (Banquo), Molly Badinelli, Sam Bass (Malcolm), Christopher Bird (Macduff), Kylie Block, Rebecca Cebollero (Lady Macduff), Michael Cosentino, Sebastian Gilbert, Sean Gorman, Tyler Guy, Tom Heydenburg, David Jurman, Patrick Kelly, William Kenyon, Sean Latasa, Peter Lerman, Ron Malyszka, Katelyn McGuire, Louisa Okell, Payton Shevlin, Dylan Sosbe, Kiera Sosbe

Beautiful Boy

Staged:
Beautiful Boy

August 23, 2019

The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts will present a free staged reading of "Beautiful Boy," an original play written by Pete Pryor, on Friday evening, August 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm.
"Beautiful Boy" is a play which explores the process of a father coming to terms with his son's diagnosis of autism. It captures the frustration, anger, humor and love experienced by all families.
The reading, directed by Michael Wright, will feature Erik E. Tonner, Joseph DeVellis, and Amber Loija Mason.

Love! Valour! Compassion!

Staged:
Love! Valour! Compassion!

August 3, 2019

Cast Photo

Brookfield Theatre is proud to present a staged reading of
"Love! Valour! Compassion!"
by Terrence McNally
directed by Scott R Brill
produced by Sarah Denn
STARRING
Sam Bass, Duane Lanham, Matthew LaBanca, Matthew Brand

Hilarious and heartfelt, Love! Valour! Compassion! is a Tony-Award winning play by Terrence McNally about 8 gay men who share experiences over three holiday weekends of one summer in a country house in New York that will test the dynamics of their friendships, reveal inner truths, cause love to be discovered and make a lasting impact on all of their lives. The performance of this staged reading will feature some of Community Theatre's best actors in a not to be missed evening of theatre directed by Scott R. Brill. Filled with biting wit, intimate moments and memorable characters, Love! Valour! Compassion! is powerful and laugh out loud funny. Note: This play deals with adult themes and situations.

Chamber of Commerce
Comedy Night

July 26, 2019

Brookfield Arts Commission
Film Festival

April 5-7, 2019

The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas

The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas

June 28-July 20, 2019

Cast Photo       Poster

BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE in Texas
by Carol Hall, Larry L. King, Peter Masterson
Directed by Craig David Rosen
Musical Director Sarah Fay
Choreographer Doreen Rafferty
Produced by Doreen Rafferty
STARRING:
Beth Bonnabeau (Miss Mona)
Chris Fay (Ed Earl)
Eli Patton (Melvin P. Thorpe)
Stacey Snyder (Jewel)
Peter Lerman (Governor)
Anya Caravella (Doatsy Mae)
Kate Patton (Angel), Katie Yeargin (Shy), Samantha LaMendola (Linda Lou), Sophia Delohery (Dawn), Elizeth Brito (Ginger), Erin Walsh (Beatrice), Olivia Kirby (Ruby Rae), Carlie Zucker (Durla/Angelette), Morgana Kate Watson (Elouise) Craig David Rosen (Mayor Rufus Poindexter), Tony Benedetti (Edsel Mackey), Jim Woods (Senator Wingwoah/CJ Scruggs) Beth Brandon, Caetlin Broadmeyer, Emma Burke-Covitz, Atom Carassco, Megan Collina, Melanie Fay, Justin Gaynor, Lisa Goldberg, Matthew MacGregor, Tatem Perlman, Victor Roldan, Deborah Shaw

This happy-go-lucky view of small-town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850s as one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas. Governors, senators, mayors, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona's cozy bordello, until Watchdog focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution.
Winner! 1978 Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Lyrics & Outstanding Music
Nominee! 1979 Tony® Awards: Best Musical & Best Book of a Musical
Nominee! 1981 Olivier Award, Best New Musical

Annie Jr

Spotlight presents
Annie Jr.

May/June 2019

Cast Photo

CHARLES STROUSE, lyrics by MARTIN CHARNIN, book by THOMAS MEEHAN
directed by Purvi Dudhedia
musical director David Jurman
choreographers Joe Bagala
stage manager Eden Schwanke
produced by Lou Okell
Thurs/Sat Cast:
Annie - Jamie C
Hannigan - Molly B
Warbucks - Kolby C

Fri/Sun Cast:
Annie - Ava H
Hannigan - Carissa T
Warbucks - Dylan F

Th/Fr/Sa/Su Cast:
Grace - Jocelyn T
Molly - Kiley R
Pepper/Greer - Zoe T
July - Olivia G
Duffy - Vitabella M
Tessie - Mariana R
Kate - Arianna A
Rooster - Evan L
Lily - Harper K
Apple Seller/Cecile/Ensemble - Cameron S
Bundles/Busker - Tyler G
Dogcatcher/Swing - Payton S
Officer Ward - Kendra R
Drake/Healy - Sophia F
Star To Be - Amanda M
FDR/servant/ensemble - Della T
Chauffer/Howe/Ensemble - Ella D
Mrs. Pugh/Ensemble - Ritika A
Telegram Delivery/Ensemble - Teagan M
Orphans/Servants/Ensemble - Addy C, Emma F, Kate A, Mia J, Olivia S
Sandy - Francoise S

The Spotlight Program(SM) is a free arts education program sponsored by Brookfield Theatre as part of its community service and outreach. It is student led, conceived and directed by college student PURVI DUDHEDIA.

Perfect Arrangement

Perfect Arrangement

April 26-May 11, 2019

Poster

"Perfect Arrangement" by Topher Payne
directed by Terry Sagedy
produced by Sarah Denn
STARRING:
Dean Alexander
Tony Bosco-Schmidt
Laurel Lettieri
David Regelmann
Morgana Kate Watson
Molly Wheaton
Elizabeth Young

Perfect Arrangement is set in 1950, when new colors were being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There's just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay and have married each others partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap laughs give way to provocative moments as two All-American couples are forced to stare down the closet door.

Lost In Yonkers

Lost In Yonkers

March 1-16, 2019

Cast Photo       Poster

"Lost In Yonkers" by Neil Simon
directed by Dana O'Neal
produced by Lou Okell & Rebecca Pokorski
STARRING:
Bella - Rigby Wilkins
Grandma - Pat Covino
Jay - Nico Apicella
Arty - Dylan Fischetto
Louie - Michael Reilly
Eddie - David Cheris
Gert - Lynn Nissenbaum
with - Jeffrey Rossman, Brian Rasor, Kolby Coutts, Alyssa Grey, Tara Vega, Will Mahan, Isabelle Tiska, and Hector Diaz

"Lost In Yonkers" highlights the new season at Brookfield Theatre
The best play Simon ever wrote, cheered one critic of the Pulitzer-prize winning comedy drama, Lost in Yonkers, which inaugurates the 2019 season of The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts. Here, laughter and tears combine in Neil Simons deft observations of the human heart that touchingly portrays the plight of two young teenage boys after they are abandoned by their father to the care of their stern grandmother and their flighty aunt.

Every Little Bit

Every Little Bit

June 9, 2019

presented by Theatre Arts & Opportunities
Brookfield Theatre is happy to host InsideOut Youth Theatre in their performance of skits and songs "Every Little Bit" on Sun., June 9 at 2PM - admission is free and all are welcome - come support these young performers!

The Paddys

The Paddys

February 16, 2019

Join us as we celebrate the past year and look forward to the coming season with musical tributes, awards, games, prizes & fun!
Directed by Dianna Waller with accompanist Sarah Fay, the evening is hosted by Brookfield Theatre's Board of Directors. It will feature performances from Marilyn Olsen, Elayne Gordon, Rebecca Pokorski, Anya Caravella, Alyssa Serrambana, Bob Lussier, Erin Shaughnessey, David Jurman, Ron Malyszka, Morgana Kate Watson, the talented students of the Spotlight program, and many more!
Doors open at 7PM for light refreshments & mingling, show begins at 8PM. See you at The Paddys!