BEEHIVE PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nancy Levine 201-803-6985
BERGEN COUNTY PLAYERS CONTINUES 80TH SEASON CELEBRATION
WITH BEEHIVE, THE 60s MUSICAL!
Female vocalist 60s revue makes its Bergen County Players debut!
Oradell, NJ, January 22, 2013— Celebrating 80 years, the Bergen County Players (BCP) will present Beehive, The 60s Musical, a rollicking revue of a musical decade dominated by historically powerful female performers. Under the direction of Dottie Fischer, Beehive will be performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell from February 16th through March 9th. Shows will be on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets may 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. Tickets are $22 or $18 for groups of 20 or more.
Whatever you think or remember of the 60s, Beehive is a celebratory 60s musical revue of the famous female vocalists of that time. This fun revue is all about the songs and how these incredible women singers were influenced by their social and political times. So while there was a lot of excitement, turbulence was always in the air. Women were questioning their roles in society and standing up for themselves in ways never before attempted.
Dottie Fischer, director of Beehive, said “This was an important time for women, as they were beginning to feel empowered. Think of the songs ‘Respect’ which was a huge hit for Aretha Franklin, and Lesley Gore’s ‘You Don’t Own Me.’ Also ‘Downtown’ and ‘The Beat Goes On’…what were they really saying?” Fischer, a Life Member of BCP, is a veteran director of more than a dozen shows on the BCP stage, including Anything Goes, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, They’re Playing Our Song, Honk! and Seussical, the Musical.
The show starts off with Jaimie Hayer of Rutherford singing a light-hearted, upbeat song alluding to “What is a beehive?” and the 1960s, “how I miss those days!” She is joined by Nadiya Braham of Hackensack, a professional singer and the lead vocalist of a local R&B cover band, who sings the songs made famous by Patti Labelle, Diana Ross and Tina Turner. The superbly talented cast is rounded out by Joanne Moldt of Cresskill, Staci Beth Block of Hackensack, Paula O’Brien of Park Ridge, Sarah Feinmark of Haworth and Joanne Guarnaccia of Englewood Cliffs, who each get their star turn in the spotlight throughout this quick-paced evening of entertainment.
Production team members include Al Wander and Jim Dolan (Producers); Myra Richards (Assistant to the Director); Steve Bell (Musical Director); Dottie Fischer and Oren Korenblum (Co-Choreographers); Anita Esteve (Stage Manager); Katie Lupfer (Assistant to Stage Manager); Steve Moldt (Set Design and Construction),; Lauren Zenreich (Set Design, Décor); Barbra Murtha (Assistant Set Décor); Alan Seward (Lighting Design); Paul Reitnauer (Lighting Operator); Paul Stabile (Spotlight Operator); Jim Higgins (Sound Design); Ron Siclari and Howard Kerner (Sound Operators); Ruth Morley and Marisa Dolkart (Costumes); Gloria Bumbaco and Elisabeth Erdman (Wardrobe Mistresses); Dana Robitz (Hair); Sandy Stead (Make up); Pat Bain (Properties); Steve Mintz and Charles Cino (Photography); Nancy Rollins (Publicity); and Chris Nelson (Program).
TICKET AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION:
All performances of Beehive take place at The Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, home to the Bergen County Players since 1949. Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm.
Tickets for Beehive are $22, and can be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200, or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express cards accepted.
Tickets are priced at $18 for group sales of 20 or more; call the Group Sales Hotline at 201-262-0515 for more information and to place an order.
As it has for the past few seasons, BCP will continue to offer a "Questions & Artists" (Q&A) discussion following select performances. Beehive, The 60s Musical Q&A will kick off immediately following the February 22, 2013 performance. Admission to the Q&A is included in the cost of the ticket.
Discount tickets for students age 25 and under with proper ID are available in advance for $14 by phone or walk-up only. A ‘Student Rush’ ticket can be purchased for $5 at the box office window starting 30 minutes before curtain with proper ID; this is a cash-only with a limit of one ticket per student.
Parking is free at the Park Avenue municipal lot across the street, one half block north of the theater.
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: Better Late (March 23rd – April 20th, 2013) and Boeing-Boeing (May 4th – June 2nd, 2013)
Remaining Second Stage productions include: The “Sing-Along” Sound of Music (June 21st-23rd, 2013).
Bergen County Players, Inc., is a non-equity, non-profit community theater company
dedicated to presenting quality productions for the enrichment of the community.
FOR FULL SIZE PRESS PHOTO IMAGES, PLEASE CLICK ON THUMBNAILS BELOW:
Sitting L to R: Sara Feinmark, Nadiya Braham, Joanne Guarnaccia.
Standing L to R: Staci Block, Paula O'Brien, Jaime Hayer, Joanne Moldt
L to R: Staci Block, Joanne Guarnaccia, Sara Feinmark, Joanne Moldt