Matinee Theatre Trip to Once on This Island Rescheduled for Wednesday, June 27th
Matinee Theatre Trip to Once on This Island Rescheduled
Bonnie Brae is pleased to announce that we have rescheduled our March 21st Matinee Theatre trip to see Once on This Island for Wednesday, June 27th at 2:00pm. Buses will pick up as they normally would from Essex Fells Country Club, Glen Ridge Country Club and Canoe Brook Country Club. Those who normally park and are picked up from Basking Ridge Country Club will be advised of their pick up location sometime in the next few weeks, as the country club is unable to accommodate the group for the June 27th date.
Once on This Island is the 4th matinee this year’s Matinee Theatre Group is attending and according to Broadway.com, “This is the sweeping theatrical power of Once On This Island—the universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods (played by Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, Alex Newell, Merle Dandridge, and Quentin Earl Darrington), Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. The groundbreaking vision of Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown conjures up ‘a place where magic is possible and beauty is apparent for all to see!’ (The Huffington Post).Gather around for Once On This Island, the musical NY1 hails as ‘exhilarating theater! It’s impossible to resist!’ And where the timeless power of theatre brings us together, moves our hearts, and helps us weather the storm.”
The 2017-2018 Matinee Theatre season began in October, with Anastasia followed in November and February with The Play That Goes Wrong and The Parisian Woman, starring Uma Thurman. In April the group will see the acclaimed revival of Carousel. While the season normally concludes in April, this year’s season will be extended to the end of June with the rescheduled performance of Once on This Island.
Founded in 1956, the Bonnie Brae Matinee Theatre Group is an auxiliary group founded by Ruth Carrey and chaired for many years by Mrs. Flora Hewett. The more than 200 members of the Matinee Theatre Group purchase a subscription to see five Broadway shows every season and a portion of the dues are donated to Bonnie Brae. Proceeds enable Bonnie Brae to improve the quality of care for the 100+ boys and young men in crisis who are served by Bonnie Brae each year.
Registration for the 2018-2019 season will begin in mid-April and the cost for a full season, which includes 5 trips and round trip transportation from one of 5 different country clubs will be $750. Bonnie Brae also offers a partial season, where members can purchase a subscription to see 3 shows for $500. Bonnie Brae is looking to grow its Matinee Theatre membership and is more than willing to add buses at other locations as long as we have approximately 25 members willing to take the bus from there. See below for additional FAQs: