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Hamlet

Hamlet

by William Shakespeare

adapted & directed by Jane Farnol

Dec. 9-18, 2022

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

 

A dead king's ghost, revenge, madness, and murder!

In Shakespeare's most popular and most puzzling play, Hamlet seeks vengeance for the murder of his father by his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark and Hamlet's stepfather. Things are never as they seem or are they? What is madness and what is deceipt? With the most famous ending of any of Shakepeare's plays, join Hamlet as he struggles to do what is right while trying to escape the treachery of his uncle.

Shows are Thurs., Fri. & Sat. at 8PM and Sat. & Sun. at 2PM
Tickets are $25 general admission / $20 students & seniors

Special group discounts available!

2023 Subscriptions

2023 Season Subscriptions

Join us for our 66th Season of Shows

Save money while supporting Brookfield Theatre with your purchase of a Season Subscription! See the ticket link for complete information

 

"Season Subscription" includes tickets to our 6 regular season shows (Spotlight shows and special events are not included)

"The Works" includes all 6 regular season shows noted above PLUS all 3 shows in the 3x3 Festival PLUS Straight Men Can't Dance AND all 4 Spotlight student shows

"Spotlight Pass" is a family pass to all 4 Spotlight student shows
Subscribers receive 2 adult and 2 student/senior tickets to each of 4 Spotlight shows (16 tickets total)

Please note: dates and offerings are subject to change

Straight Men Can't Dance

Straight Men Can't Dance

written and directed by Craig David Rosen

Feb 13 - 21, 2023

free senior preview Thurs., Feb 12 at 8PM

 

Straigt Men Can't Dance A coming of age story about Dexter who invites his friend Marc over after school. When Marc meets Dexter's parents, Stephen & Rick, and their friend Paul(a), both teens realize that other families are not like theirs. Sparks fly and hilarity ensues when Dexter's family invites Marc and his straight-laced parents, Bitsy & Winston, over for dinner. ("Straight Men Can't Dance" is intended as adult entertainment.)

Show times are Fri. & Sat. at 8PM and Sun. at 2PM
Tickets are $25 general admission / $20 students & seniors

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

book & lyrics by Stephen Sater
music by Duncan Sheik

basic on the play by Frank Wedeking
directed by Beth Bonnabeau
musical director David Anctil

Feb. 17-March 4, 2023

free senior preview Thurs., Feb 16 at 8PM

 

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years!("Spring Awakening" is intended as adult entertainment.)

Show times are Fri. & Sat. at 8PM and Sun. at 2PM
Tickets are $25 general admission / $20 students & seniors

Spring Awakening is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

The Revolutionists

The Revolutionists

by Lauren Gunderson

directed by Jared Reynolds

April 21 - May 6, 2023

free senior preview Thurs., April 20 at 8PM

 

Four women (or is it five?) live boldly in this comedy set during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. Author Olympe de Gouges, Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle, assassin Charlotte Corday, and former queen Marie Antoinette hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the insanity of 1793 Paris. What was a hopeful revolution for the people is now sinking into hyper-violent hypocritical male rhetoric. However will modern audiences relate?

Show times are Fri. & Sat. at 8PM and Sun. at 2PM
Tickets are $25 general admission / $20 students & seniors

The Revolutionists is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals

Urinetown

Urinetown

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

 

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, it provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.

Show times are Fri. & Sat. at 8PM and Sun. at 2PM
Tickets are $25 general admission / $20 students & seniors

Urinetown is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

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

 

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" from memory as a way to connect. Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture have become the entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society trying to hold onto its past. Seventy-five years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of art are created.

Shows are Thurs., Fri. & Sat. at 8PM and Sat. & Sun. at 2PM
Tickets are $25 general admission / $20 students & seniors

Mr Burns is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals

Jane Farnol's Classics

Jane Farnol's Classics

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

 

Our resident Shakespearean, Jane Farnol, will once again present a classic script, condensed for action and modern viewing. Title to be announced.

Shows are Thurs., Fri. & Sat. at 8PM and Sat. & Sun. at 2PM
Tickets are $25 general admission / $20 students & seniors

3X3

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

 

3x3: One-Man Show Festival features 3 different plays over 3 weekends

October 6, 7 & 8: "Tru" by Jay Presson Allen, directed by & starring DON STITT

October 13, 14 & 15: August Wilson's "How I Learned What I Learned"(author of THE AMERICAN CENTURY CYCLE), by August Wilson, Todd Kreidler, directed by RAE SUTHERLAND, starring JERAMIE GLADMAN.

October 20, 21 & 22: "Misterman" by Enda Walsh, directed by BILL HUGHES, starring JOSEPH RUSSO.

More information is on our web site.
Show times are Fri. & Sat. at 8PM and Sun. at 2PM
Tickets are $25 general admission / $20 students & seniors for a single show
or purchase a special 3 show pass for $45 and get a ticket to all 3 shows

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

 

The Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home traces the coming-of-age of lesbian author Alison Bechdel, from her youth, to her years at Oberlin College, and finally to the present. As Alison reflects on her past, she struggles to make sense of it, particularly her relationship with her father, Bruce, a closeted gay man and owner of the Bechdel Funeral Home ("fun" home, as it's known to young Alison and her brothers). As Fun Home progresses, Alison is drawn deeper and deeper into her memories, desperate (but unable) to reverse her father's self-destruction. An unforgettable and groundbreaking musical, Fun Home explores the haunting pull of memory and the power it has to alternately destroy or shape our identity.

Shows are Fri & Sat @ 8pm, with a Sunday matinee on Dec. 3rd @ 2pm

Tickets are $25 general admission / $20 students & seniors

Fun Home is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Brookfield Theatre's 65th Anniversary 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
Starting in 2023

Brookfield Theatre & Miss Beth's Spotlight
present

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 in February on Wed. 4 pm - 6 pm & Sat. 10 am - 1 pm with shows in June.

Tuition $385*

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

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: brookfieldtheatrect@gmail.com

spotlight kids
Spring Awakening

Auditions

Brookfield Theatre announces open auditions for

"Spring Awakening"

Music by DUNCAN SHEIK
Lyrics & Book by STEVEN SATER

Directed by BETH BONNABEAU
Music Directed by DAVID ANCTIL
Choreographed by JOSEPHINE HARDING

AUDITION DATES: Saturday, Nov. 19 & Sunday, Nov. 20 from 7 - 10PM
SHOW DATES: February 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, March 3 & 4
Rehearsals will begin on November 30.

Auditions

Thank you to all the wonderfully talented people who came to auditions for Spring Awakening - a cast list will be posted soon.

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 in early December.

About The Show

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through what Entertainment Weekly called, "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," Spring Awakening explores the journey of puberty and adolescence with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.

In late 19th-century Germany, teenagers struggle to cope with the sexual mysteries of puberty. Moritz has been having dreams that he can't explain - dreams that make him feel insane. When Melchior attempts to explain their sexual nature to him, they only get worse. Wendla attempts in vain to learn more about her body and her transformation to womanhood, but is instead forced to learn from experience. Melchior, the most handsome and intelligent boy in school, struggles to handle his changing emotions and give his friends the aid they need. Faced with sexual repression and an often-unjust class of adults, these young teenagers attempt to walk the difficult road to emotional and physical maturity the best they can.

Watch for more auditions for our 2023 to be announced

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.

Contact Us

For more information on any of our programs and events or for any special requests, please contact us.

Brookfield Theatre

Our historic building is located on Route 25
184 Whisconier Rd, Brookfield
just behind the Brookfield Library.

CONTACT

203-775-0023

press@brookfieldtheatre.org

PO Box 528, Brookfield, CT 06804

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