Bergen County Players Present JACK & THE BEANSTALK

Bergen County Players Present JACK & THE BEANSTALK

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 (SetDesign 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.

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