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298 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ 07649


Bergen County Players, inc.


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All-Day Event to Include Entertainment, Refreshments, Backstage Tours and Surprises

Oradell, NJ, April 25, 2013 - Capping off its 80th season, Bergen County Players (BCP) opens its doors for its annual theater Open House on Saturday, May 11 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack in Oradell. Free and open to the public, this special Spring event runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, with free workshops in various aspects of theater, backstage tours of BCP, information tables, family events,free raffles, an introduction to the new 2013-2014 season, live music and complimentary food. The Open House will have something for everyone: live performances, demonstrations, kids' activities, master classes, and much more.
Tours leave every hour on the half hour. Theater staff will be on hand throughout the day to answer any questions about Bergen County Players and its upcoming 2013/14 season of entertainment.
"The Open House at BCP has proven to be a great tradition," said Steve Bell, President of BCP. "There's something for everyone -- with new workshops or raffles taking place every fifteen minutes. It's a great way to kick off the new season and show everyone how special Bergen County Players is."
According to Bergen County Players' Vice President of Membership Jennifer Cottone, "We are extending a special invitation to the people of Oradell and surrounding areas to see this wonderful theater right in their own backyard. The day will be very festive and fun, our way of saying 'thank you' for the warm welcome and overwhelming support we have received over the years."
The Bergen County Players has grown tremendously from its roots as a small community theater when it was founded in 1932; today, nearly 300 volunteer members, working on and off stage, make possible the nine productions presented each season. The remaining season includes the comedy Boeing-Boeing (May 4th-June 2nd, 2013).  The remaining Second Stage production includes The "Sing-Along" Sound of Music (June 21st-23rd, 2013).
10:00 - 10:30 am   Audition Techniques for Children
10:00 - 10:30 am   Stage Makeup
10:30 - 11:00 am   Benefits for Involving Your Child in Theater
10:30 - 11:00 am   Sound Design
11:00 - 11:30 am    Set Design / Construction    
11:30 - 12 noon      Producing for the Stage
11:30 - 12 noon      Theatrical Lighting
12:00 - 12:30 pm    Stage Management
12:30 - 1:00 pm      Photography
12:30 - 1:00 pm      Set Décor
1:00 - 1:30 pm        Set Design / Construction
1:00 - 1:30 pm        Props for the Stage
1:30 - 2:00 pm        How to Audition for a Musical
1:30 - 2:00 pm       Sound Design
2:00 - 2:30 pm       Choreography
2:30 - 3:00 pm       Choreography
2:30 - 3:00 pm       Theatrical Lighting
3:00 - 3:30 pm       How to Audition for a Play
*Workshops on the half hour starting at 10am.
*Tours every half hour on the half hour.
*Information tables in lounge all day for "behind the scenes" job discussions.
*Raffles - two sets of tickets to Boeing Boeing and two sets of tickets to Man of La Mancha. Raffle winners will be selected at the end of the day (winners do not need to be present).
*BCP giveaways.
*Complimentary coffee and bagels (AM sessions) and sub sandwiches, chips and drinks (lunch). Each visitor gets a "lunch ticket" if they attend a workshop or tour.
*Box office open for ticket sales for Boeing Boeing and for BCP mailing list sign up.

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