Shows Gone By

October 2017

On Golden Pond Anthony Contento

Reviews of 'On Golden Pond'

Republican American - Joanne Grecco Rochman

May 2017

Outstanding Director , Play - Will Jeffries
Outstanding Actor, Featured Role, Play - Joe Russo - Winner!
Outstanding Cast, Play
Outstanding Play - Winner!
Outstanding Sound Design, Play - Lou Okell
Outstanding Lighting Design, Play - Jonathan Curns

Reviews of 'Bent'

Someday Productions' 'Pillow Talking' , by Wayne Keeley and Stephanie Lyons

"Brookfield’s Bent is a powerful, engaging, searing piece of theatre..."

"Anthony Contento (who Pillow Talking loved in Brookfield’s, "And Then There Were None") gives an authentic, layered performance as Max. Mr. Contento convincingly portrays the one-hundred-eighty-degree arc of his character (and his journey through the aforementioned five stages) so that by the end of the play, the denouement is not surprising at all, but nevertheless still electrifying."

"Anthony Contento is just spectacular as the angst-ridden Max. A demanding role, he delivers a heavily nuanced portrayal of this conflicted man who has little sense of self; a man who will do anything to survive, including making deals with the devil."

"Thank you TBTA for Bent – theatre that is beyond thought-provoking; that sometimes makes you uncomfortable, and most definitely leaves a profound impression. The kind of theatre that stays with you long after the curtain has come down."

The Newtown BeeReview by Elizabeth Young

"Absorbing, Breathtaking 'Bent' in Brookfield"

"...all excruciating and exacting performances."

"Anthony Contento is strong as Max, the ne’er do well playboy who finds himself fighting for survival as he protects his lover. His character’s growth and suffering is palpable, yet he continues to reach out to others in need. For two scenes in particular, Mr Contento displays agony and heartbreak with an intensity that overwhelms."

OnStage Blog; Review by Nancy Sasso Jannis

"Anthony Contento of Woodbury (Caleb in ‘Spitfire Grill’ at Community Theatre at Woodbury) was the driving force of the play as Max and gave a most memorable performance."

Talkin' Broadway; Review by Zander Opper

"Bent, Martin Sherman's devastating 1979 play, is receiving a powerful and moving production at Brookfield Theatre for the Arts."

"It is in the scenes between Max and Horst, working together in the concentration camp, that this production truly takes hold. Their growing relationship is the most searing and effective part of Bent. A sexual tension builds between the two men, though they must keep from even looking at each other as they work. Playwright Martin Sherman has written one of the most erotic scenes I have ever seen in a play, involving Max and Horst, miraculously accomplished with the two men simply talking to each other and standing on opposite sides of the stage. One truly comes to care deeply about these characters and both Anthony Contento and Joe Russo give sterling performances."

May 2016

I have been entrusted with the opportunity to play the role of Mr. Caleb Thorpe in Community Theatre at Woodbury's production of James Valcq and Fred Alley's "The Spitfire Grill"!

Back to the Music! And what an amazing score it is with lots of beautiful and melodic solo's and ensemble pieces. Please come and experience this wonderful story told through lyrics and spoken word by several very real characters from a very small town.

Outstanding Actress, Musical - Rebecca Zaretzky - Winner!
Outstanding Lighting Design, Musical - Bill Geddes
Outstanding Director, Musical - Sarah Robards
Outstanding Musical Direction, Musical - Lynne Kearney
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Musical - Elizabeth Gower
Outstanding Musical

March 2016

I am so thrilled to announce that I have been cast as Philip Lombard in The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts' production of Agatha Christie's, "And Then There Were None"!

Outstanding Cast, Play
Outstanding Director, Play - Kate Valiska
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Play - Ron Malyszka
Outstanding Play