Over the past sixteen years BTC has performed in a number of different venues throughout the village of Brewster and the town of Southeast. Unfortunately, many of our regular venues have either become unavailable or have become prohibitively expensive to rent. So this year, BTC is seeking its own home.
While we are searching for a permanent venue we will still continue to present a full season of performances.
Christopher Gladysz, Vice President and Artistic Director is pleased to announce our 2016 season: First up in The Brewster Theater Company’s 2016 Main Stage Season is Neil Simon’s THE ODD COUPLE. We’re mixing it up and presenting the original male version featuring Felix and Oscar and their pals, in repertory with the female version featuring Florence and Olive and their friends. Directed by Donald Birely and produced by Joe Manuele, THE ODD COUPLE will be performed at the Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Center over two weekends in mid-March.
In April, BTC is planning a SWEET SIXTEEN party. This fund-raising event will be loads of fun with proceeds going towards the funding of our new home.
In May, BTC will present an evening of ONE ACTS written by playwright Christopher Durang. Mr. Durang is a playwright known for works of outrageous and often absurd comedy. And our One Act series is the perfect spot for folks who are not quite ready for a MainStage production, but are itching to “tread the boards”, along with many of our favorite friends and returning performers.
Our popular cabaret series kicks off in June with THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK, directed by Melissa Jones and Kim Papa. You won’t want to miss this summer’s eve of American standards.
The summer musical will be MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, directed by Christopher Gladysz with musical direction by Melissa Jones. This musical comedy is adapted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the film, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, but it differs from the film in many ways. And the show offers plenty of roles for men and women of all ages.
BTC will present the thriller DEATHTRAP in the Fall of 2016. The play was written by Ira Levin in 1978 with many exciting and unexpected plot twists and holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway. The production will be directed by Christopher Gladysz and produced by Joe Manuele.
In November, BTC alum Ted Schwartz will helm a cabaret evening featuring tunes by Billy Joel, Elton John and Carole King. If you’re in a NEW YORK STATE OF MIND, you’ll want to put this on your calendar now.
We finish off the year with our annual HOLIDAY CABARET, which always puts everyone in a festive mood.
Throughout the year, The Brewster Theater Company will have its Armchair Actor series which has taken to performing within Brewster and Southeast but also with productions at the libraries in Mahopac, Carmel, Kent and beyond. This group takes to the road to let our neighboring communities know what BTC is up to and to encourage everyone to take part - regardless of experience.
We are asking all members to participate in any of our committees and shows - be a part of this historic chapter in our development! As always, consult the website for The Brewster Theater Company for more details. And we look forward to seeing you throughout the year at one of our theatrical events.
For more information email us.
BTC is a non-profit community theater group serving Putnam and its surrounding areas since 2000. Current and new members are encouraged to attend the meeting to learn about production opportunities and ways to become involved in your community's theater.
These events are made possible, in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature and with public funds from Putnam County. These grant programs are managed and monitored by the Putnam Arts Council, Mahopac NY.