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Bergen County Players Announces 2022/2023 Season, Celebrating 90 Years of Live Theater

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Bergen County Players
298 Kinderkamack Rd
Oradell, NJ 07694
201-261-4200
www.bcplayers.org

Bergen County Players Announces 2022/2023 Season, Celebrating 90 Years of Live Theater

Oradell, NJ, June 7, 2022 – The Bergen County Players is proud to announce its 2022-23 season by returning full-time to the stage with an ambitious, joyous and playful year of audience-pleasing musicals and innovative plays for its 90th season. From delightful musicals to hilarious comedies to thought-provoking dramas, BCP has garnered a reputation for outstanding quality productions at affordable prices. As audiences have been anxiously anticipating the return to theater, we are excited to kick off with the Tony Award-winning musical, RAGTIME: The Musical.

Tickets for RAGTIME: The Musical and the rest of the 2022-23 season are available online and by phone

Starting Monday, August 1, 2022.  The box office, located at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, NJ, will open on Friday, August 19, 2022 for walk-up sales or by calling 201-261-4200. (Dates subject to change, please visit www.bcplayers.org for updates).  Special discounts for groups of 20 or more are also available by calling the box office number (extension 6) or by emailing groups@bcplayers.org.

MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

RAGTIME: The Musical
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally
Directed by Larry Landsman
Sept 17 - Oct 15, 2022

A compelling epic musical capturing the American “melting pot” experience at the turn of the 20th century, Ragtime tracks three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream as they confront the contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair. Nominated for 13 Tony Awards, “The show contains some of the most breathtaking musical theater writing of the last 25 years. Trust me, musical theater lovers: The show, pulled off with polish and panache, is one you won’t want to miss!” (LA TIMES)

Clue
Based on the Screenplay by Jonathan Lynn; Written by Sandy Rustin
Directed by Bill Kaufman
Oct 29 - Nov 19, 2022

Based on the 1985 movie, all of your favorite characters are brought to life, including Professor Plum, Miss Scarlet, Colonel Mustard and more! “This game is a madcap, 90-minute puzzle that's mostly silly and engagingly fun.  Chockfull of physical comedy, sight gags, and dorky goodness, this board game come to life is a wonderful distraction from 21st century realities.” (NEW JERSEY STAGE)

The Story Of The Velveteen Rabbit
Based on the book by Margery Williams
Adapted by Anita Larsen; Music & Lyrics by Bill Francoeur
Directed by Bunny Mateosian 
Dec 3 - Dec 18, 2022

The entire family will enjoy this classic story about how a toy rabbit learns the true meaning of being real. In this enchanting musical, based on the children’s book by Margery Williams, the Velveteen Rabbit earns the love of a young person and learns about the joys and pains of love, loss, and self-esteem. 

The Play That Goes Wrong
Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields
Directed by RAlyson Cohn 
Feb 18 - Mar 11, 2023

The thespian troupe of Cornley University is putting on a production of ‘The Murder at Haversham Manor’, but in this ‘play-within-a-play’ you can just sit back and bust a gut at all of the misplaced props, forgotten lines, banged heads, missed cues, pratfalls, door slams, broken fingers and mispronounced words as the show literally falls apart at the seams. Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, you will truly enjoy “one of the most laugh-filled works that has ever jollied a stage” (NY Stage Review).

Barbecue
Written by Robert O'Hara
Directed by Peter Colletto
Mar 25 - Apr 22, 2023

One of the most creative and inventive plots ever seen on the BCP stage, this dark family satire about addiction, intervention and recovery works around the edges of class, race and fame. But trust us, it’s not what you think it is! Written for an adult audience, this is a “sly and cynical play (that) also happens to be hilarious.” (TheaterMania).

It Shoulda Been You
Music by Barbara Anselmi
Book & Lyrics by Brian Hargrove
Directed by Dottie Fisher
May 6 - Jun 3, 2023

“A delightfully giddy, goofy musical comedy!” (USA TODAY) follows the comings-and-goings of two crazy families on the morning of the impending nuptials between the Jewish Rebecca and the Catholic Brian. Tensions rise to the fore in this fast-paced farce featuring contemporary music that will appeal to anyone who has been through wedding plans. “…it practically redefines the term “guilty pleasure”.” (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER)

SECOND STAGES

The Realistic Joneses
Written by Will Eno
Directed by Glenn Woertz
Jan 14-15, 2023

It’s a simple premise: Bob Jones and his wife Jennifer meet their new next-door neighbors, John and Pony Jones, and they proceed to discuss their lives. "But don’t come to the play expecting tidy resolutions, clearly drawn narrative arcs or familiarly typed characters. 'The Realistic Joneses' progresses in a series of short scenes that have the shape and rhythms of sketches on 'Saturday Night Live' rather than those of a traditional play…but cut to the heart of how we muddle through the worst life can bring." (NY TIMES)

From Screen To Stage
Conceived and Directed by Jacqueline Poquette
Jun 9-11, 2023

Reprised from a concept originally seen on our stage in 2010, here's a new chance to see your favorite movie scenes from our American cinematic history come to life on the BCP stage as they are reenacted in front of you. A very different type of show that will be sure to bring back fond memories!

TICKET AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION

  • All performances will take place at The Little Firehouse Theatre at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, home to the Bergen County Players since 1949. Mainstage performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm with Second Stage performances on Saturday at 2 pm and Sundays at 7 pm.
  • Tickets prices for the 2022/23 Season are Musicals $29, Plays Fri/Sat $24, Plays Sun $21, Second Stage $15 and Children's Show $15, 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.
  • BCP's popular Questions & Artists talkback session will be held on the first Friday performance of the show’s run.
  • 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.
  • Advance discount tickets for students age 25 and under with proper ID are available for $18 by phone or walk-up only, and student rush seats can be purchased for $5 (cash only) starting 30 minutes before curtain at every performance, pending seat availability. There is a limit of one rush ticket per student.
  • Parking is free at the Park Avenue municipal lot, across the street, one-half block north of the theater.

COVID REGULATIONS: Please chck our website at www.bcplayers.org for the most updated information. 

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

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