Community Theater

 
 
 

Photo from Brooklyn Players Community Musical Theater’s Production of HAIRSPRAY 2016

We are still accepting submissions for Men of all ages (18-80), sizes, abilities and Colors and backgrounds for audtion slots for Brooklyn Players Community Musical Theater’s seventh annual production of RAGTIME  which will be at Brooklyn Music School Playhouse, 126 Saint Felix Street, around the corner from BAM.  We will have six performances, a matinee and evening performance on 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Saturday March 18, Saturday March 25 and Thur March 30 and Friday March 31 at 8:00 pm..  Rehearsals start the week of January 7.


We are seeking actors of all ethnicities, shapes and sizes and are casting for all roles. Our ensemble includes actors of a wide range of movement, acting and singing ability.  Rehearsals are Saturdays from 3:00 to 6:30 pm, and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:45 to 0 or 9:45 p.m. in Park Slope Brooklyn on 7th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, as well as other Brownstone Brooklyn rehearsal venues.


To sign up for an appointment, please first explore this page and our Facebook page.  Then e-mail Corinne Goodman, Artistic Director at brooklynplayerstheater@gmail.com and tell us why you’d like to be part of this particular community theater's production (not just why you’d like to be in RAGTIME, or be in a musical.) Also tell us how you feel about working in an ensemble of community theater actors of a wide-range of experience.  If you have a picture and resume, please email those to us in a generic form. If you have outside links, include them in the body of your email.


Additional Auditions for BPCMT’s 2017 production of RAGTIME for Men will be:
Wednesday January 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m
Saturday January 7 12 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. on 7th Street in Park Slope
You only need to sign up for a slot on ONE of these audition days. We will email you more information about the exact address, etc. if you receive an audition slot.


You will be asked to sing 16-32 measure of a song in the style of the show and/or that you like to sing. You will be asked to read sides from the show and don't need to bring a monologue.


Wistar Murray of Park Life Photography blogged about Friday April 8th’s dress rehearsal of HAIRSPRAY 2016:  http://parklifephotography.com/2016/04/14/561/.


Our second annual fundraiser:  Broadway Salutes Community Theater Sunday November 16, 2015  at The Laurie Beechman was a treat for all!  http://www.broadwayworld.com/cabaret/article/Broadway-Salutes-Community-Theater-to-Support-BPCMT-at-the-Beechman-This-Sunday-20141113


BPCMT was started in the fall of 2010.  We’ve mounted six previous annual musicals: URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL in 2011, INTO THE WOODS in 2012, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in 2013, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in 2014, THE PAJAMA GAME in 2015 and HAIRSPRAY in 2016.


The philosophy of Brooklyn Players Community Musical Theater is the same as it has been at Brooklyn Players for the past 15 years  - a nurturing and non-competitive artistic community that collaborates to put on shows with heart and fun.  There is a range of performance experience and abilities in shows’ cast members, and there will be room for everyone in the cast to be supported in their abilities to grow as musical theater performers.


BPCMT was founded on principles of nurturing talent, raising the bar for existing talent, and most of all, creating a safe space for growth in a talent pool that is diverse in performing experience, training, age and background. BPCMT is dedicated to non-traditional casting racially, ethnically and otherwise. In this year’s production of RAGTIME, many roles will be cast according to script description, but other roles will be open to actors of all races. This is a positive environment for beginning musical theater performers who are open to taking risks, and for experienced performers who are open to trying new things and challenging themselves. We have cast actors who have never danced; dancers who have never sung, etc. This is an excellent opportunity for actors looking to work on rewarding material with a supportive and skilled artistic team in a nurturing environment.


Our first BROADWAY SALUTES COMMUNITY THEATER fundraising concert  with Tony Award Winner Beth Leavel and other Broadway Performers singing songs from their community/youth theater days was in January, 2014.   You can see photos of the event here:   http://www.playbill.com/news/article/186965-PHOTO-CALL-Beth-Leavel-Rachel-Bay-Jones-Andrew-Samonsky-Betsy-Morgan-and-More-Salute-Community-Theater


If you’re interested in keeping updated about auditions or performances, friend us on Facebook:  Brooklyn Players Community Musical Theater.


http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/34/14/24_urinetown_2011_4_8_bk.html


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzqxjSwWrxw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y24HETVcl2U


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    Max Quinlan, Director                               Kenna Morris Garcia, Choreographer












                               

Justin Ward Weber, Music Director              Ed Morrill, Lighting & Sound Designer

                                                                        










Christina Renee Sutton, Stage Manager




                                                                     









Chris Carlson, Production Manager




                                                                       Loretta Agro, Scenic Artist










Corinne Goodman, Artistic Director






                                                                      Rachel Adler, Costume Designer