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Bergen County Players, inc.


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Oradell, NJ, November 16, 2018 - Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 86th season with the timeless classic, JACK & THE BEANSTALK. The play is directed by Bill Kaufman and will be presented onstage November 24th - December 16th. Performances will take place at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell with curtain at 7:30 pm on Fridays (except November 30th) and matinee performances at 1 pm and 3:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours.

Jack & The Beanstalk (Prince Street Players Version) is a magical retelling of a most beloved adventure, and a tuneful, fast-paced musical comedy specifically created for younger audiences. This playful pantomime style offers direct asides to the audience and involves audience participation to be appreciated by the youngest of theatregoers. The show runs approximately 60 minutes and is suitable for children of all ages.

First appearing in 1734, this English fairy tale chronicles the adventures of a poor, little boy named Jack who does his best to save his family and trades a cow for magic beans. When Jack awakens the next morning, he discovers a beanstalk to the sky where he finds a castle inhabited by a mean giant and his wife. Jack must find the courage to escape the giant and return safely to earth with the giant’s magical treasures: a golden harp and a golden goose.

Director Bill Kaufman of Fair Lawn is no stranger to theatre. With over 40 years of directing experience, he has helmed more than 100 shows with actors and singers of all ages. His directing credits include productions at The Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Players, William Paterson University, Garden State Opera, Montclair Operetta Club, Old Library Theatre, Studio Players, Teaneck New Theatre, and Playhouse on the Mall. Bill has also spent 20 years as resident director at James Caldwell High School and has received several nominations for the Papermill Playhouse Rising Stars Program. He recently appeared in BCP’s production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood and in How to Succeed in Business with Leonia Summerstage. As Bill reminds us, “It’s important to be in service to our family and friends. It is Jack’s sense of empathy and desire to be in service that propels this magical adventure to begin with; and it is his courage and determination that brings him back to earth with fortune and freedom for his family.” Jack & The Beanstalk promises a special treat for theatregoers this holiday season. Order your tickets soon, as seats are moving fast and are bound to sell out.

The talented cast of Jack & the Beanstalk includes Alexander Cafe of Emerson (Jack), Eileen Mager of Haworth (Mrs. Sprague), Chris Cantu of Butler (The Giant), Michael Del Valle of New Milford (the Baron), Joanna Sigurdsson of Bergenfield (The Golden Goose), Sarah A. Feinmark of Haworth (The Golden Harp), Lori Feiler-Fluger of River Edge (The Housekeeper), Richard L. Field of Cliffside Park (Giant Assistant/Cow), Kax Petkevich of Hillsdale (Ensemble) and Alanna Branco of River Edge (Ensemble).

The crew of Jack & the Beanstalk includes: Bill Kaufman (Director), Steve Bell (Musical Director), Jim Lupfer (Producer), Linda Taub (Assistant to Director), Kathleen Ruland (Stage Manager), Diana Baer (Choreographer), Jody Laufer (Set Construction), Michael Smith (Set Design and Construction), Zack Chambers (Lighting Design), Joe Ercole (Sound Design), Lauren Zenreich (Décor), Gloria Bumbaco (Crew), Sylvia Kates (Props), Alan Zenreich (Photography) and Alison Miller (Publicity).


  • All performances for JACK & THE BEANSTALK take place at The Little Firehouse Theatre at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, home to the Bergen County Players since 1949.
  • Performances run November 24th through December 16th, 2018 with show times on Fridays at 7:30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm and 3:30 pm.
  • Tickets for JACK & THE BEANSTALK are $14 and can be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell during regular box office hours. Visa, Master Card, and American Express are accepted.
  • Those interested in Group Sales of 20 or more tickets can email groups@bcplayers.org or call the main number and press #6.
  • Row K, Seats #1 and #2 are held to accommodate people with disabilities. They can be purchased by calling the box office at 201-261-4200. These seats will be released for public sale two weeks prior to performance.
  • Parking is free at the Park Avenue municipal lot, across the street, one-half block north of the theater.

Calendar Listing: JACK & THE BEANSTALK OPENS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 THROUGH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16. PERFORMANCES: Fridays at 7:30 pm (except November 30), Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm and 3:30 pm. LITTLE FIREHOUSE THEATRE, 298 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ. Free parking at the lot off Park Avenue one-half block north of theater. All tickets are $14. Group rates are available for groups 20 people or larger. For tickets, please call (201) 261-4200 or buy online at www.bcplayers.org. Group discounts are available.

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.

To schedule press interviews, request press comps or for additional information, please e-mail PUBLICITY@BCPLAYERS.ORG. Photos and press information are available at www.bcplayers.org.

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Photo Caption: The cast of Jack & the Beanstalk, presented by the Bergen County Players at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, November 24th to December 16th, at 7:30 pm on Fridays and 1 pm and 3:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours. All seats are $14. Photo by Alan Zenreich


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