Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

March  09- 14, 2013

By The Brothers Grimm

Produced by

 

Directed by  

 

 

 

Musical Direction by 

 

 

Choreographed by  

When the Wicked Queen asks the audience, “Don’t you think I’m beautiful?” and her magical Mirror (who must always tell the truth) replies, “Yes, Oh Repulsive and Ravishing Queen.” the tone is firmly set for this delightfully fanciful version of the well-known tale. All the other familiar characters are here, as well: the Dwarfs (all seven), the Huntsman, the Prince and, of course, Snow White. You may have heard it before, but this original retelling will put you under the spell (no poison apple ingestion required) of an enchantingly enjoyable theatrical experience.
General Admission – All tickets $10
Saturdays at 12NOON and 3:00PM, Sundays at 12NOON.
Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’,
e-mail boxoffice@villagerstheatre.com or call 732-873-2710 
Group Rates available upon request.

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A Seussified Christmas Carol

A Seussifed Christmas Carol

December 08-16, 2012

by

Peter Bloedel

 Produced by 

Directed by Tina Lee

Musically Directed by  

Now ghost, Past ghost, then comes Last ghost! Dr. Seuss never had the opportunity to collaborate with Charles Dickens, so Mr. Bloedel was forced to author this whimsical reinvention of the beloved Christmas classic himself. In wacky rhymed couplets depicting zoot fruited juices and binka bird geese, with Bed-Headed Fred and Timmy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorphonious holiday cheer is sure to delight fans of either (or
both) of these famous writers. And if a swarm of annoying Hum Bugs isn’t part of the story already, someone should consider writing them in.A Seussified Christmas Carol is not affiliated, endorsed, or sponsored by Dr. Seuss Enterprises.
General Admission – All tickets $10
Saturday December 10th at 12NOON and 3:00PM.
Sunday December 11th at 12NOON and 3:00PM.
Saturday December 17th at 12Noon.
Sunday December 18th at 12Noon and 3:00PM.
Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’,
e-mail boxoffice@villagerstheatre.com or call 732-873-2710 
Group Rates available upon request.

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Baby Bear and the Big, Bad Wolf

Baby Bear and the Big, Bad Wolf

by

CHET FRAME and JAN H. WOLFE

September 08-16, 2012

Produced by

Directed by  

 

As we venture into the enchanted forest, we find that some of our favorite fairy tale characters are quickly finding that life is not always sunshine and ice cream in the world of fantasy. With luck and effort, however, they may learn to recognize evil and work together to overcome it. Thus, Baby Bear is given the chance to become a hero, after joining forces with Hansel and Gretel and the Three Little Pigs, by confronting and defeating the ever-hungry Big Bad Wolf and the eternally-wicked Wicked Witch, in this modern-day mash-up (in a good way) of some of our beloved bedtime stories.
General Admission – All tickets $10
Saturdays at 12NOON and 3:00PM, Sundays at 12 Noon.
Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’,
e-mail boxoffice@villagerstheatre.com or call 732-873-2710 .
Group Rates available upon request.

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By Barbara Robinson

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

December 10-18, 2011

 Produced by Paul Carver, Jaime Moritz

Directed by Ana Kalet

Musically Directed by  Francois Suhr

In this hilarious holiday story, the two directors of the Christmas pageant at the local church are struggling with all the little complications of this annual production. But, this year, they have a new, and much bigger problem—finding parts in the pageant for the horrible Herdman kids—possibly the most creatively maniacal and totally dreadful group of siblings in history. These kids are a pack of lying, stealing, cussing, cigar smoking terrors…the boys, too! The last place anyone expected to see them was in church. But you will want to see them. And you won’t want to miss the mayhem—and the fun!—for there will be no silent night when the uncontrollable, unholy Herdmans drop like a ton of yule logs on the once peaceful story of Christmas!
General Admission – All tickets $10
Saturday December 10th at 12NOON and 3:00PM.
Sunday December 11th at 12NOON and 3:00PM.
Saturday December 17th at 12Noon.
Sunday December 18th at 12Noon and 3:00PM.
Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’,
e-mail boxoffice@villagerstheatre.com or call 732-873-2710
Group Rates available upon request.

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How I Became A Pirate

How I Became a Pirate

Book, Music and Lyrics by

JANET YATES VOGT AND MARK FRIEDMAN

September 10-18, 2011

Produced by Jessica Murray

Directed by Mark Scoff(Corey Rubel Director’s Mentor) 

Choreographed by Nicole Sigur

Musically Directed By Chris Peckhardt

Based upon the book “How I Became a Pirate” Written by Melinda Long and Illustrations by David Shannon

Performed by arrangement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and The Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE” received its world premiere at First Stage Children’s Theatre, Milwaukee , WI.

AARRRRGH! Who wouldn’t want to be a pirate!? Imagine Jeremy Jacob’s surprise when, sand shovel in hand, he’s recruited on the beach by Captain Braid and his motley crew to be their new treasure-burying digger. At first, pirate life is great fun: swabbing decks, counting ducats, singing shanties. But when Jeremy gets no bedtime story, no tucking in, he begins to have his doubts. Finally, Jeremy makes a novel, pirate-pleasing suggestion which neatly solves the Captain’s latest dilemma, leading to a swashbucklingly happy ending…and, to the realization that life’s richest treasures might not be under a big X on a map.
General Admission – All tickets $10
Saturdays at 12NOON and 3:00PM, Sundays at 12 Noon.
Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’,
e-mail boxoffice@villagerstheatre.com or call 732-873-2710 .
Group Rates available upon request.

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The Pied Piper

Book, Music and Lyrics by Feather Schwartz

The Pied Piper

April 14 – 22, 2012

Produced by Jeff Dworkin

Directed by  Annette Fielder and Jeff Dworkin

Musical Direction by Ruslan Odintsov

Choreographed by  Jessica Murray

Meet B. Rutherford Rodent, the Mayor of the Mice in the town of Hamelin, for he has a musical tale to tell. The people of Hamelin are desperate. The cheese in town has been slowly disappearing. This might not seem so important, until we hear that their famous cheese is Hamelin’s main export and source of income. Losing it will mean bankruptcy for the entire town! In this fanciful musical adaptation of The Pied Piper, the people of Hamelin, with the help of their neighbors in Bremen, must capitalize on their strengths and overcome their weaknesses to solve the mystery, recover the cheese and save the town. We guarantee you won’t leave the theatre feeling bleu.

 

General Admission – All tickets $10
Saturdays at 12NOON and 3:00PM, Sundays at 12NOON.
Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’,
e-mail boxoffice@villagerstheatre.com or call 732-873-2710
Group Rates available upon request.

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The Music Man

Produced by Donna Kimberlin and Roz Wroblewski

Directed by Mark Ilardi

Assistant Direction by Sherry Lilenfield

Musical Direction by Ruslan Otindsov

Choreography by Jaime Moritz

Music and Lyrics by Merideth Wilson
Book and Lyrics by Frank Lacey and Merideth Wilson
 
THE MUSIC MAN follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

The cast features a soaring soprano ingйnue, parts for young performers and children, and one of the musical theatre’s treasures, a tour de force leading role for a charismatic actor. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, THE MUSIC MAN is family entertainment at its best.

Classic musical numbers include Till There Was You; Seventy-Six Trombones; Ya Got Trouble; Gary, Indiana; Pick a Little; Shipoopi and Goodnight My Someone.

 
Reserved seating – $18 Adult, $16 Senior/Student
Fridays and Saturday at 8:00PM, Sundays at 2:00PM.
Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’,
e-mail boxoffice@villagerstheatre.com or call 732-873-2710
Group Rates available upon request.

Leslie HockmanMartha Pizzigoni

CAST
Harold Hill Kris Longwell
Marian Paroo Liz Rzasa
Marcellus Wesley Loon
Mrs. Paroo Mary O’Connor
Charlie Cowell Frank Takacs
Mayor Shinn Sam Rosalsky
Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn Dee Gantz
Alma Hicks Desise Jobes
Ethel Toffelmeyer Danielle Fiorello
Maude Dunlop Marie Fiorello
Mrs. Squires Doreen Healy
Pick-a-Little Ladies
Amaryllis Kaitlyn Franck
Winthrup Mathew Cox
Gracie Shinn Darcy Schulz
Tommy DiJillis Darius Delk
Zanetta Jenna Zielinski
Barbershop Quartet

 

Thomas Buckley
Drew Cyburt
Mike Patierno
Francois Shur
Salesman/Townsperson Mark Smith
Conductor/Townsperson Norm Halvorsen
Teen Ensemble

 

 

 

Dorian Andrews
Jennifer Fung
Megan Halvorsen
Jerome John
Lindsey Jordon
Scott Morris
Jessica Musolino
Jack Tomy
Kids Band

 

 

Emily Kafas
Jessica Kimberlin
Marissa Madson
Andrew Mercurio
Jack Puluka
PRODUCTION STAFF
Producers Donna Kimberlin and Roz Wroblewski
Director Mark Ilardi
Assistant Director Sherry Lilenfield
Musical Direcotr Ruslan Odintsov
Choreographer Jaime Moritz
Stage Manager Framcome Mondie
Set Designer/Master Carpenter Guy Suabedissen
Costume Designer Susan Takacs
Lighting Desinger Patrick McGlone
Sound Designer Matthew Carlsen
Light Operator
Sound Operator

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The Christmas Toy Shop

 

The Christmas Toyshop

December 11 – December 19, 2010

Produced by  David Hampson

Directed and Choreographed by  Tina Lee  

Sponsored by

Cafe Amici ~Pasta & Pizza

225 Demott Lane

Somerset, NJ 08873

732-828-6545

cafeamici@cafeamici.net

It is December 23rd in a small town . . . somewhere. As darkness falls we hear distant sleigh bells and the faint chattering and giggling of high-pitched elfin voices. These elf-like creatures transform a deserted store into a colorful, fully-stocked toyshop. In the morning the townspeople are amazed by the sudden appearance of the toyshop. Above the door a sign says “Nicholas S. Claus, Proprietor.” Claus befriends two unhappy orphan children, Michael and Jennifer, and he invites them to work in his shop, each hoping to earn a present for the other. On Christmas Eve he sends them home to rest, but they sneak back to the shop to investigate some of the odd things they noticed in the workroom. Find out what Michael and Jennifer discover—come see The Christmas Toy Shop, a touching and humorous original fantasy filled with the mysterious enchantment and joyful excitement of Christmas.
General Admission – All tickets $10
Saturdays at 12NOON and 3:00PM, Sundays at 12NOON and 3:00PM.
Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’,
e-mail boxoffice@villagerstheatre.com or call 732-873-2710.
Group Rates available upon request.

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The Jungle Book

 

Disney’s

The Jungle Book Kids

September 25- October 3, 2010

 Produced by

Directed by Mark Scoff

Musically Directed by  Chris Peckhardt

Choreographed by Nicole Sigur

General Admission – All tickets $10
Saturdays at 12NOON and 3:00PM, Sundays at 12NOON.
Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’,
e-mail boxoffice@villagerstheatre.com or call 732-873-2710.
Group Rates available upon request.

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A Flea in Her Ear

By: Georges Feydeau
Adaption by:  David Ives

 

March 16 – April 1, 2012

Produced By:

AJ Meeker and Matt Carlsen

Directed by:

Eric Walby

A Flea in Her Ear:

The works of Georges Feydeau, the father of modern farce, have influenced the plots of countless plays, films and TV shows. In this French comedy, artfully combining bedroom farce with comedy of manners, Raymonde, suspects her husband, Victor Emmanuel, of infidelity. With the help of her best friend, Lucienne, she concocts a plan involving a perfumed letter in order to expose Victor’s dalliance at the Hotel Coq d’Or and confirm her suspicions. In exquisite Feydeau fashion, the plan misfires monumentally. Additional convolutions include confused identities, revolving beds, a multitude of doors and the fact that the none-to-bright hotel porter, Poche, is an exact double of Victor. The barrage of hilarity and romantic turmoil continues non-stop until the final curtain.

Ticketing and Performance Information

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Reserved seating – $16 Adult, $14 Senior/Student
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM. Sundays at 2:00PM.

Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’.  Group Rates available upon request.

Email us at: boxoffice@villagerstheatre.com

Phone: 732-873-2710

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