BRICK – Zarrilli Homes, New Jersey’s premier custom modular homebuilder, has always done what they can to give back to the communities in which they operate, supporting many local charities, youth groups, schools and non-profit organizations all over Ocean and Monmouth counties since its inception. Their favorite non-profit organization, however, is one in which owner Anthony Zarrilli is greatly involved—Brick Children’s Community Theatre (BCCT).
Zarrilli began their work with BCCT over five years ago when one of Zarrilli’s daughters at age six auditioned for the group’s summer production of The Wizard of Oz and was cast as a munchkin. The group relies heavily on parent volunteers to produce their shows and Anthony Zarrilli was quick to offer to help in whatever way he could with Set Construction. What he thought was going to be a few nights helping to build scenery turned into a love for an organization that itself does so much for the talented children in our area.
“From my first experience with Brick Children’s Community Theatre, I was nothing short of impressed with what they do for the children of our community. Not only does their program provide opportunities for our children to increase self-confidence, hone their skills in theater, and work as a team, BCCT instills a strong sense of family. What results is a place where children are safe to just be themselves,” shared Anthony Zarrilli.
Now, five years later, Zarrilli works closely with set designer Robert DiGrigoli as the group’s Construction Foreman/Lead Carpenter and Assistant Stage Manager. “I love being involved with this group. Not only is there something very rewarding about giving back to the community in such a positive way, I truly enjoy the people I get to work with and seeing the finished product up on stage is always exciting,” said Zarrilli. “Most of all, though, BCCT is a family affair with my two daughters on stage and my wife behind the scenes as the group’s newest president.”
This summer, Zarrilli is helping the organization prepare to mount its first full-scale production on a professional stage – Roald Dahl’s immortal “Willy Wonka” at the historic Strand Center for the Arts in Lakewood. The show runs the weekend of August 8, 9 and 10, with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and two matinee shows at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Each year the group outdoes itself with its grand scenery that delights audiences and exceeds their wildest expectations. Willy Wonka is no exception. “The set pieces this year are just amazing! From the big factory reveal to the full-scale candy boat to Grandpa and Charlie flying after they sneak a taste of Wonka’s Fizzy Lifting Drink, the audience is in for a treat,” said Zarrilli.
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