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Spring Performing Arts Season Begins

Beaver’s spring performing arts season is right around the corner. Actors, musicians, and the tech crew have all been working hard to bring you amazing performances over the next month. This post contains information about each event with information about how to get tickets.

Choral and Chamber Concert
Thursday, May 3, 7:00 p.m.
Bradley Hall

Months of practice and performances culminate in this final concert for the Upper School Chorus and Chamber Ensemble. We bid farewell to many seniors, giving them the opportunity to perform some of their favorite music.

Tickets: Free

Upper School Drama Workshop
Friday, May 4, 12:00 p.m.
Black Box Theater

This presentation is comprised of seniors and will focus on scene study with an emphasis on contemporary theater. Including both the veteran drama students and students that wish to explore drama for the first time, it will be an exciting afternoon of sophisticated scene work!

Tickets: Free

Jazz at Johnny D’s
Thursday, May 10, 7:00 p.m.
Johnny D’s Restaurant and Music Club

Join us for our last jazz concert of the school year and especially to say farewell to our seniors! Our Upper School Jazz Ensembles will perform repertoire from a wide variety of composers and styles. Johnny D’s in Somerville is an ideal venue to showcase the student’s work and talent developed during the spring term.

Tickets: $6, Available online May 7 at www.bcdschool.org/tickets and at the door if space allows.

Upper School Musical, Urinetown
Thursday & Friday, May 17 & 18, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 19, 2:30 p.m.
Bradley Hall

Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire about a town in which the water supply is controlled by a greedy corporation. Inspired by the political theater of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown invites it’s audience to think critically about social injustice and exploitation and to move towards social change.

Urinetown premiered at the Fringe Festival in 1999 before transferring to Broadway in 2001. It is the first musical to achieve this feat. Critically acclaimed, it was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and it won the awards for Best Book, Best Book, Best Original Score and Best Direction.

Tickets: $10, Available online May 7 at www.bcdschool.org/tickets, at lunch the week of May 14, and at the door.

Foundations of Theater Ten-Minute Play Fest
Friday, May 25, 12:00 p.m.
Black Box Theater

Putting into practice the script analysis tools, design and production aspects of theatre that they have studied throughout the term, students will present, produce and perform in several 10 minute plays. It will be an exciting and creative afternoon of theater!

Tickets: Free

Middle School Play, The Antigone Project
Thursday & Friday, May 31 & June 1, 7:00 p.m.
Black Box Theater

What inspires a person to take a stand? How do you define citizenship? How do you define “right” and “wrong”? Using the classic Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles as a starting point, the ensemble will explore these issues and how they relate to their lives today. This classic tale of a young girl standing up to the king to save the honor of her brother is the culmination of the middle school drama season.

Tickets: $5, Available online May 25 at www.bcdschool.org/tickets, at lunch the week of May 28, and at the door.

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