Beauty and the Beast
Nov
2
to Nov 25

Beauty and the Beast

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Beauty and the Beast

NOVEMBER 2–25, 2018
Location: 124 NORTH MAPLE STREET ENFIELD, CT 06082

Friday/Saturday performances @ 8:00pm
Sunday performances @ 2:00pm

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

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We want to give our patrons the best possible venue for our future shows.  Because of this, the extensive renovations that we are undergoing at our upcoming 100 High st location are going to take a little longer than originally expected.
We will be hosting this production of Beauty and the Beast at 124 North Maple Street Enfield, CT 06082

DIRECTOR: BECCA COOLONG

MUSIC DIRECTOR: DEVON BAKUM

CHOREOGRAPHER: KRISTA BRUENO

Cast:

  • Belle – Kaite Corda

  • Beast – Silk Johnson

  • Gaston – Tim Reilly

  • LaFou – Harper Laino

  • Mrs. Potts – Stevie Norman

  • Madame De La Grande Bouche – Erin Dugan

  • Lumiere – Michael Graham Morales

  • Cogsworth – Joe Lessard

  • Babette – Nichole Wadleigh

  • Monsieur D'Arque/castle creature –Mark Proulx

  • Chip – Henry DiNapoli

  • Maurice – Frank Cannizzo

  • Silly Girls:
    Erin Fields
    Alexis Trice
    Yumeko Stern

  • Gaston Understudy – Zach Bakken

  • Adult Male Ensemble:
    Zach Bakken
    Lou Scungio
    Noah Desmarais
    Josh Prouser

  • Adult Female Ensemble:
    Emily Smith
    Sherrie Schallack
    Amy Rucci
    Reva Kleppel
    Trish Neild Barry
    Lisa Abate
    Jessica Dean
    Julie Thouin

  • Youth Ensemble:
    Emma Cervasio
    Sammi Choquette
    Alex Barry
    Remy Socha

  • Adult Swing – Gene Choquette

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Auditions for Forum
Sep
30
to Oct 4

Auditions for Forum

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Auditions for
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

SEP 30TH & OCT 4TH

Directed by George R. LaVoice
Musical Direction by Mark Ceppetelli
Choreography by Karen McMahon 

Auditions to be held at the Enfield Mall, 
90 Elm St, Enfield, CT 06082

Please contact the director at lvatnc@sbcglobal.net with any questions

Schedules:

Auditions (Age 18+)
Sunday, September 30th at 2pm
Thursday, October 4th at 6:30pm

Please be prepared to remain after your initial audition is finished.
A dance call will be held following the cold readings.

Callbacks Friday, October 5th at 6:30pm
When auditioning, please make yourself available for callbacks. You will be notified via email if you are needed to return for callbacks. Also note that even if you are not required for callbacks, you may still be cast in this production.

Rehearsal Schedule
Rehearsal start date TBD. Additional information will be provided at the auditions.
Regular rehearsal schedule for Nov, Dec, Jan, will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons, this includes dramatic staging along with musical and dance sessions. 
Not all actors will be needed at every rehearsal, but please anticipate being present for every rehearsal when organizing your personal schedule. There will also be consideration for holidays. If you celebrate any holidays in December, you will be excused from that rehearsal.  If you have any questions please let the director know.

Performance Schedule
“A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum” is scheduled to be performed at – a venue in the Enfield area – TBDon
February 8 thru February 24.  There are 9 performances for this show. 
Fridays & Saturdays will be evening performances; Sundays will be our matinee performances.

 Please note that our Set Strike will be held following the final performance.

Audition Requirements:

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY

  • Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show – nothing from the show please. 
  • An accompanist will be provided by the theatre. 
  • Please bring your own sheet music.
  • Singing to tracks or a cappella will not be allowed unless pre-approved by the director.
  • Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for dancing.
  • We are looking forward to meeting you.

From The Director:

  • All roles are available for casting.
  • Bring a headshot / resume if you have one.
  • Be prepared to do cold readings from the script and to stay for a short dance call.
  • Dance requirements are standard and some basic gymnastic skills may be required for the roles of the Proteans and Courtesans.
  • Please note, the readings are not specific to the characters you may be considered, but are general examples of language from the show.
  • Please be prepared to outline possible rehearsal conflicts.  The standard rehearsal schedule will be Mondays, Wednesdays,  Thursdays evenings and Sunday afternoons but there may be a need to select other days. We will be looking for all conflicts from October through February
  • Once the show is up, there may be a weekly pickupif necessary.
  • Please note that any conflicts given to production staff after rehearsals have begun may or may not be excused. These will be determined at the discretion of the director. 
  • I realize that rehearsals for this show encompass special holidays.  No rehearsals will be scheduled for Thanksgiving Eve, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years day. Please see note in “Rehearsal Schedule” section.  
  • Thank you.

Character List: 

Prologus/Pseudolus: 
Male - Age: 30 +
Vocal range top: A4, Vocal range bottom:A2
Actor who introduces the audience to the comedy they are about to see and owned by Hero. He is a Roman slave who seeks to win his freedom by helping his young master win the heart of Philia.  Quick witted, scheming, childlike spirit.

Senex:
Male – Age: 45 – 70
Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: B2
An old man and father to Hero and husband to Domina.

Hero:
Male – Age: 18-30
Vocal range top:G4, Vocal range bottom: B2
The young son of of Senex and Domina.  He falls in love with Philia and agrees to give Pseudolus his freedom if he can help Hero woo her.  Practical, privileged, romantic.

Domina:
Female – Age: 35 – 55
Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: B3
Senex’s wife.  A shrewish woman who dominates to the point of answering herself the questions she has asked of others.  Loves her husband deep down, but is outwardly controlling, demanding, and manipulative

Hysterium:
Male – Age: 35 – 55
Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: D4
The chief slave in the House of Senex.  Believes he is in control, but is actually Pseudolus’ puppet to carry out his schemes.  Anxious, conservative, loyal, he desperately wants everything to be in order. 

Erronius:
Male – Age: 45 – 75
Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: B2
An old man searching for his children. 

Miles Gloriosus:
Male – Age 25 – 40
Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: B3
The archetype of the braggart soldier.  A captain in the Roman army to whom Marcus Lycus has promised Philia. Commanding, boastful, manly and strong. 
*Height is not a requirement. *Emphasis on vocal and acting skills.

Marcus Lycus:
Male – Age 40 – 55
Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: A3
The owner of the Courtesans.  Always out to make a profit, but also wants to provide good merchandise on what his business offers. 

Philia:
Female – Age Minimum 18
Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: B3
A virgin in the House of Lycus whom we also find out is Erronius’ daughter. She is promised to Miles and vows to give him bodily what he has paid for, but loves Hero and promises he will always have her heart.  Young, pretty, devoted.  An archetypal ingénue. 

Courtesans:
Female – Age Minimum 18
Women who work in the House of Marcus Lycus
General Acting, Dancing, basic gymnastic and vocal skills. 

Proteans:
Male – Age Minimum 18
Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: B2
Multiple support roles, dancers, soldiers, etc. 
General Acting, Dancing, basic gymnastic and vocal skills. 

General reference for vocal ranges

Soprano: C4 – C6
Mezzo-soprano: A3 – A5
Contralto: F3 – F5
Tenor: C3 – C5
Baritone: A2 – A4
Bass: F2 – F4
Bass: C2-E4, Baritone: F2-G4, Tenor: B3-C5, Alto: E3-E5, Mezzo: G4-G6,

A SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:
The Opera House Players are in the process of moving to a new facility. Over 50 years have passed since the inception of this wonderful group and it is a very exciting time for everyone involved.  However, during the 2018 – 2019 season, the move to our new home and the growing pains that will accompany the journey will require patience and understanding.  We move forward knowing that all things that are good in life take time.  There are many facets to the move that include financial, legal, construction, contractors, sub-contractors, inspectors, etc. who will be guiding us through the process.  We refer to it as “the show within the show.  There will be drama, comedy, routines to learn and new partners to make the “larger” show a success.  If you would like to learn more about how you can become active within the process, please contact info@operahouseplayers.org

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S.P.A.R.K
Jun
25
to Jun 29

S.P.A.R.K

S.P.A.R.K
Saving Performing Arts, Reaching Kids

Musical Theatre Workshop, Ages 6-18
June 25-29, 2018 at the Broad Brook Opera House
Camp: 9:00am-3:00pm / Final performance: June 29th @ 2:00pm
Tuition: $275.00

The Opera House Players are excited to be hosting the S.P.A.R.K Youth Theatre Workshop for the second time.

SPARK is the ultimate performing arts summer workshop for your child to experience the fun and excitement of the performing arts.  If your child loves singing, dancing, acting, comedy, music, as well as the technical side of being creative, then SPARK is the place for them! Send your child to SPARK and let us inspire them for a lifetime. 

From the latest Broadway hit, to cutting edge dance, singing and performance tips that will inspire and shape any young performer, SPARK offers an intense and unforgettable adventure into the secrets and sensations that make being a performer the experience of a lifetime.

Registration is open now!

TO LEARN MORE VISIT: 
WWW.MYSPARKCAMP.COM
OR CALL 860-454-5069

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#9 Beatles Tribute Concert
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

#9 Beatles Tribute Concert

JUNE 23RD, 2018, 8:00-10:00PM

AT THE BROAD BROOK OPERA HOUSE
107 MAIN ST, BROAD BROOK, CT 06016

Join us for an evening of nostalgia and great music, performed by one of the best Beatles cover bands around, Band #9!

Tickets will be available online, over the phone, or at the door. 

TICKETS (AVAILABLE SOON) $20, OPEN SEATING

BAND MEMBERS: 
George Schultz - vocals
Bill Baronas - vocals, keys, rhythm guitar
Geo. J. Filippides - lead guitar, vocals
Don Woods – bass, vocals
Bob Glick - rhythm guitar, vocals
Chris Griffin - horns, percussion, sound effects, vocals
Todd Purcaro - drums, vocals

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Beauty and the Beast Auditions
Jun
10
to Jun 12

Beauty and the Beast Auditions

Auditions for
Beauty and the Beast

 Directed by Becca Coolong
Music Direction by Devon Bakum  –  Choreography by Krista Brueno

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD AT THE BROAD BROOK OPERA HOUSE, 107 MAIN STREET, BROAD BROOK CT.

CONTACT THE DIRECTOR AT BECCACOOLONG@GMAIL.COM WITH ANY QUESTIONS. 

Schedules:

Children's Auditions (Age 10-15)
Sunday June 10th at 4:00pm.

Seeking a small number of children for Chip and 2-4 ensemble.
 Please be prompt as we will begin with a dance call and will finish with some readings and singing.  

Adult Auditions (Age 16+)
Sunday, June 10 at 6pm and Tuesday, June 12 at 7 pm. 

Please be prepared to stick around after your initial audition is finished.
A dance call will be held following the cold readings.

Callbacks (All Ages) ~ Wednesday June 13th at 7:00pm
When auditioning, please make yourself available for callbacks. You will be notified via email if you are needed to return for callbacks. Please also note that even if you are not required for callbacks, you may still be cast in this production.

Rehearsal Schedule
Rehearsals will begin in August. Exact date is not determined yet.
Regular rehearsal schedule will be Monday, Wednesday, Tuesday. 
Not all actors will be needed at every rehearsal, but please anticipate being needed for every rehearsal when organizing your personal schedule.

Performance Schedule
Beauty and the Beast will be the Opera House Players first show at our new location at 100 High St, Enfield CT.
November 2nd – November 25th There are 12 performances for this show. 
Fridays & Saturdays will be evening performances, Sundays will be our matinee performances. Please note that our Set Strike will be held following the final performance.

Audition Requirements:

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY

  •  Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show - nothing from the show please. 
  •  An accompanist will be provided by the theatre.  Please bring your own sheet music.
  •  Singing to tracks or a cappella will not be allowed.
  •  Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for dancing.

From Our Director:

  • All roles are available for casting.
  • Bring a headshot / resume if you have one.
  • Be prepared to do cold readings from the script and to stay for a short dance call.
  • Please note, the readings are not specific to the characters you may be considered for but are general examples of language from the show.
  • Please be prepared to outline possible rehearsal conflicts.  The standard rehearsal schedule will be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays but there may be a need to select other days so we will be looking for all conflicts from August through November.
  • Please note that any conflicts given to production staff after rehearsals have begun may or may not be excused. These will be determined at the discretion of the director. 

Character List: 

Belle Age 18-25
A vibrant, intelligent girl with beauty, who wants more out of the life than an ordinary existence. She is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life.  
Vocal range top: F5.  Vocal range bottom: E3

Beast Age 20-40
A Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion. He is hot-tempered and commanding, but has a warm, loving heart buried far beneath his gruff exterior.  
Vocal range top: F4.  Vocal range bottom: A2

Gaston Age 20-40
The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest. 
 Vocal range top: E4.  Vocal range bottom: A2 

Maurice Age 40-70
Belle's loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world.  
Vocal range top: Db4.  Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Cogsworth Age 30-60
A tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast's household. He is uptight, strict, and punctual but also hard-working, faithful, and thorough.  
Vocal range top: E4.  Vocal range bottom: A2

Mrs. Potts Age 40-70
A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful.  
Vocal range top: G5.  Vocal range bottom: F#3

Lumiere Age 25-45
A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant.  
Vocal range top: F#4.  Vocal range bottom: F#2

Chip Age 7-10
An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts' darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed.  
Vocal range top: F5.  Vocal range bottom: A3

Babette Age 20-40
A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid.  
Vocal range top: F5.  Vocal range bottom: C4

Madame De La Grande Bouche  Age 30-50
A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.  
Vocal range top: D5.  Vocal range bottom: C#4

Lefou Age 20-40
Gaston's bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy.  
Vocal range top: F#4.  Vocal range bottom: B2

Monsieur D'arque Age 35-75
The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum. He is a dark, sinister villain who aides Gaston in his plot to marry Belle.  Vocal range top: A4.  Vocal range bottom: D3

 Ensemble Age 10-100
Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople

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Parade
May
4
to May 20

Parade

Parade
May 2018

Amid religious intolerance, political injustice, and racial tension, the stirring Tony Award-winning Parade explores the endurance of love and hope against all the odds. With a book by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and a rousing, colorful and haunting score by Jason Robert Brown (Songs For a New WorldThe Last Five YearsBridges of Madison County), Parade is a moving examination of the darkest corners of America's history.

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(860) 292-6068

Directed by Sharon Fitzhenry
Musical Direction by Bill Martin

 

Cast:

  • Leo Frank – Carl Cannella

  • Lucille Frank– Lindsay Botticello

  • Frankie Epps – Alex Bilodeau

  • Mary Phagan – Mia Sommers

  • Iola – Yumeko Stern

  • Essie – Aimee Meunier

  • Monteen – Julia Kroegel

  • Betty Jean – Zoey Roland

  • DA Hugh Dorsey – Tim Reilly

  • Britt Craig – Michael King

  • Tom Watson – Rodney K

  • Jim Conley – Jermaine Woodard, Jr.

  • Governor Slaton – Frank Cannizzo

  • Sallie Slaton – Sherrie Shallack

  • Minnie / Angela – Chelsey Moore

  • Luther Rosser – Zach Gray

  • Newt Lee / Riley – Josh Thompson

  • Detective Starnes – James Galarneau

  • Ivey – TBA

  • Judge Roan – John Kielb

  • Mrs Phagan – Lauren Hyne

  • Ensemble – Harry Evageliou

  • Ensemble – Sudie Evageliou

  • Ensemble – Tara Kennedy

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Sister Act
Feb
9
to Feb 25

Sister Act

Sister Act
February 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 2018


MUSIC BY:
ALAN MENKEN

LYRICS BY:
GLENN SLATER

BOOK BY: 
CHERI STEINKELLNER
& BILL STEINKELLNER

ADDITIONAL BOOK MATERIAL BY:
DOUGLAS CARTER BEANE
 

A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. 

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film, and it has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar-winner, Alan Menken (NewsiesBeauty and the BeastLittle Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Box Office: (860) 292 - 6068

DIRECTOR:
CHERYL CONNELL

MUSIC DIRECTOR:
KIM ALICZI

CHOREOGRAPHER:
CHELSEA DERBY

Cast:

  • Deloris – Nekita Waller 
  • Mother Superior – Jenna Levitt
  • Mary Robert – Saralynne Brown 
  • Mary Martin of Tours – Tammy Young Cote
  • Mary Patrick – Tracy Lynn Funke
  • Mary Theresa – Amy Rucci
  • Mary Lazarus – Becca Greene-Van Horn
  • Monsignor – Jim Metzler 
  • Eddie – Michael Scott III
  • Curtis – Dennis Scott
  • TJ – Alex Bilodeau
  • Joey – Tim Grant
  • Pablo – Michael Graham Morales
  • Ensemble – Erin Dugan
  • Michelle / Ensemble – Sara Fabrizio 
  • Ensemble – Reva Kleppel
  • Ensemble  – Julianne Thouin 
  • Tina / Ensemble – Sarah Van Horn
  • Ernie / Ensemble – Joshua Hamre
  • Drag Queen – Tom Schutz 
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Annual Meeting
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Meeting

Opera House Players 2017 Annual Meeting 

During the meeting we get a chance to socialize, reminisce, have a bite to eat, and make some important decisions for the coming year. Please feel free (but not obligated) to bring munchies or a dessert to share! 

The agenda for this meeting will include helping to create the list of potential shows for the 2018/2019 (In honor of our 50th anniversary November 2018 we have decided to reprise our first SMP musical, directed by the original director ) and electing a Board of Directors to serve during 2018. You must be a paid-up member to vote. If you are not yet a member, you will be able to join at the meeting.

Anyone (actors, directors, technical crew members, audience members, OHP supporters etc.) can suggest a show for us to consider during the meeting. At this time we not considering shows we have already done at the Opera House. Please consider shows that will appeal to local directors, performers, and our audiences. Think about the technical demands of the shows and how it can be presented in our theater, given our space constraints, when making suggestions.

Please consider becoming a member of The Opera House Players! The Players are always in need of people with a variety of skills to assist us in all aspects of theater production.

VOTING PROCESS:
At the annual meeting, a list of “suggested” shows is presented on a ballot to the members present. (Please send your suggestions to me at OHPfield@verizon.net by noon Oct 5th) During the meeting we will discuss the suggested shows and anyone present can share thoughts on why a show should be produced by OHP. Then each member selects their top five choices by numbering them from "1" to "5". The number "5" indicates your top choice, "4" your second choice, and so on. The votes are tallied, and the top 12 shows are submitted to the Board. The Board then selects four shows for the next season during upcoming monthly board meetings. All members are welcome to attend monthly board meetings.

– Moonyean Field
The Opera House Players

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