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BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Tyngsborough High SchoolBWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Tyngsborough High School
by Emily Holzman - January 19, 2018

In the latest instalment of an annual Tyngsborough tradition, the town's high school theatre program puts on SHE LOVES ME as this year's dinner theatre production, which you do not want to miss. Resolve to see this show with a dear friend before the days go by! (more...)
Fair Lawn High School Premiere's Amateur Production of ONCEFair Lawn High School Premiere's Amateur Production of ONCE
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2018

Fair Lawn High School is now selling tickets for their school musical production of Once. Performances are Thursday March 22, at 7:30pm, Friday March 23 at 8:00pm, Saturday March 24, at 8:00pm and Sunday March 25, at 3:00pm. (more...)
DCPA Announces Finalists For 2017/18 Regional High School Playwriting CompetitionDCPA Announces Finalists For 2017/18 Regional High School Playwriting Competition
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2018

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is pleased to announce the finalists of the fifth annual Regional High School Playwriting Workshop and Competition for Colorado high school students. (more...)
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Seeks Original Student Plays for Young Playwrights FestivalEugene O'Neill Theater Center Seeks Original Student Plays for Young Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2018

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is now accepting scripts for its 13th annual Young Playwrights Festival to be held May 11-13, 2018. Applications are due by February 13, 2018. A world-renowned developer of new work and new artists for the American theater, the O'Neill is the winner of two Tony Awards and National Medal of Arts. Employing the signature 'O'Neill process,' the festival provides professional support to develop original one-act plays written by local middle and high school students. (more...)
BWW Review: Desert Stages Theatre Opens the Humorous MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOTBWW Review: Desert Stages Theatre Opens the Humorous MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
by Emma Suttell - January 14, 2018

Desert Stages Theatre opened MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT this Friday, January 12th, a musical cited as lovingly ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail . Directed by Dan Ashlock Jr., this comedy had the audience roaring with laughter, eyes brimmed with tears. (more...)
Photo Flash: Teens Tackle Topical Social Issues in HEATHERS THE MUSICAL: High School Edition At Drama Learning CenterPhoto Flash: Teens Tackle Topical Social Issues in HEATHERS THE MUSICAL: High School Edition At Drama Learning Center
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2018

Drama Learning Center's professional training company for emerging young artists will present Heathers the Musical: High School Edition in a run that begins tonight. Adapted from the cult classic 1980's film by the same name, Heathers follows the social rise and fall of teenage misfit Veronica Sawyer in a fictional suburban Ohio town. On the heels of a growing romance with social outsider JD and her dismissal from the high school clique known as The Heathers, things in Sherwood, Ohio take a decidedly dark turn. (more...)
BWW Preview: CHARLOTTE'S WEB at Desert Foothills Youth TheaterBWW Preview: CHARLOTTE'S WEB at Desert Foothills Youth Theater
by Emma Suttell - January 10, 2018

CHARLOTTE'S WEB, a play described as a fun, silly, and heartwarming by several cast members, opens January 12th at Desert Foothills Youth Theater. (more...)
BWW Preview: THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE at Theater WorksBWW Preview: THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE at Theater Works
by Emma Suttell - January 10, 2018

THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, Theater Works YouthWorks' second show of the season, opens on January 12th and runs through January 28th. The show will be performed at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts in the Gyder Theater. (more...)
Women's Rights Explored in New Oratorio by Van Nuys High School StudentsWomen's Rights Explored in New Oratorio by Van Nuys High School Students
by BWW News Desk - January 9, 2018

Hear Our Voice: A Woman's Journey, a timely new oratorio written by Van Nuys High School students for the Los Angeles Master Chorale's Voices Within Oratorio Project, will be premiered by students and members of the Master Chorale on Friday, February 16 andSaturday, February 17 at the school's auditorium. The Friday performance will be for fellow students. The Saturday performance at 1 PM is presented as a free community concert and is open to the public. (more...)
'Artist Empowered' Summer Intensive Offers Expert Training for High-Schoolers Wanting to Study Performing Arts in College'Artist Empowered' Summer Intensive Offers Expert Training for High-Schoolers Wanting to Study Performing Arts in College
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2017

The School of Performing Arts will open submissions for its 2018 Summer Intensive in Chicago in late-December 2017. To register, visit TheArtistEmpowered.com and apply through the GetAcceptd portal by February 1, 2017. Commit by March 6, 2017 for early-bird registration, and final submissions are due April 18, 2017. (more...)
BWW Review: Desert Stages Theatre's NUNCRACKERS is a Hilarious Holiday MusicalBWW Review: Desert Stages Theatre's NUNCRACKERS is a Hilarious Holiday Musical
by Emma Suttell - December 9, 2017

NUNCRACKERS features a fantastically innovative, combined cast of adults and children who are vividly energetic and jump on each comedic opportunity given to them. The show is a spinoff of NUNSENSE, but showcases the convent during Christmas-Time, since they have decided to host their own Christmas special. (more...)
BWW Review: PETER PAN is Pure Magic at Desert Stages TheatreBWW Review: PETER PAN is Pure Magic at Desert Stages Theatre
by Emma Suttell - November 20, 2017

Upon first sight of Desert Stages Theatre's PETER PAN, the view is spectacular. From a dazzling lobby to a beautiful and multileveled set, the show is well put together at first glance. The ambiance of the theatre is filled with music that makes the audience feel as if they are in Neverland from the minute they enter the venue. (more...)
BWW Review: PIPPIN at Spotlight Youth Theatre Cannot Be Missed This FallBWW Review: PIPPIN at Spotlight Youth Theatre Cannot Be Missed This Fall
by Emma Suttell - October 25, 2017

Spotlight Youth Theatre's PIPPIN easily exceeds all expectations for a youth production. A cast constructed of 24 award winners, nominees, and experienced youth, the talent could not be more amusing and breathtaking. (more...)
Review: HAIRSPRAY Stuns Audiences at Desert Stages TheatreReview: HAIRSPRAY Stuns Audiences at Desert Stages Theatre
by Emma Suttell - October 17, 2017

Bold, bright, and breathtaking can all be used to describe Desert Stage's production of HAIRSPRAY, an amusing show starring a mix of 31 spectacular performers. (more...)
BWW Interview: Tara Whitman of BRIGHT STAR at West Orange High SchoolBWW Interview: Tara Whitman of BRIGHT STAR at West Orange High School
by Clarissa Moon - October 10, 2017

West Orange High School Theatre kicks off their season with the high school premiere of BRIGHT STAR. Written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, the musical follows the story of Alice Murphy at two different points of her life. I talked with director Tara Whitman about premiering the show, the live band, staging, and more! (more...)
BWW Previews: Rehearsals Begin for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Winslow Homer Center For The ArtsBWW Previews: Rehearsals Begin for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Winslow Homer Center For The Arts
by Student Blogger: Samuel Laro - October 2, 2017

We gotta dance! The Oak Hill Players are back at it again in their 2017-18 season with SINGIN' IN THE RAIN! After a record breaking run of GREASE, the Oak Hill Players putting on their raincoats and grabbing their umbrellas as they prepare this new show for the public. (more...)
BWW Blog: Loving What Constantly Lets You DownBWW Blog: Loving What Constantly Lets You Down
by Emily Holzman - September 14, 2017

Every performer hears the phrase 'no' countless times in their life, and it can really cause them to question whether or not performing is worth it, which is why reminding yourself why you perform is so important. (more...)
BWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents SHREK THE MUSICALBWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents SHREK THE MUSICAL
by Emma Suttell - September 2, 2017

I have to admit, I had been counting down the days to see VYT's Shrek The Musical. Ever since seeing Wizard of Oz back in June, I had been itching to see another one of the Phoenix youth theatre's spectacular, cutting-edge shows. (more...)
BWW Blog: Awards, Nominations, and Casting? Emma Suttell's Reflection on Her 2016-17 SeasonBWW Blog: Awards, Nominations, and Casting? Emma Suttell's Reflection on Her 2016-17 Season
by Emma Suttell - August 6, 2017

With a summer that quickly flew by, and a new season approaching, I decided that now would be a good time to take a quick break from my usual interviews and talk a bit about what I've been up to this past season. (more...)
BWW Interview: Mackenna Goodrich of ARIZONA YOUNG ACTOR'S ALLIANCEBWW Interview: Mackenna Goodrich of ARIZONA YOUNG ACTOR'S ALLIANCE
by Emma Suttell - July 23, 2017

Mackenna Goodrich, founder of Arizona Young Actor's Alliance, and host of the AYAA Awards, is an Ohio college student majoring in drama. She started theatre at the age of six, in a production of The Frog Prince in Montana. While playing a 'venus fly trap' she got to 'hang backstage and eat snacks'. She continued theatre through high school, and started directing shows her sophomore year of high school at Hamilton High School. (more...)
High School Drama: Cookeville High Grad EMMA CHOATEHigh School Drama: Cookeville High Grad EMMA CHOATE
by Jeffrey Ellis - July 18, 2017

t's been an exceptionally busy summer thus far for recent Cookeville High School graduate Emma Choate as she prepares to make the transition to college student at Tennessee Technological University in her hometown. Making the leap from high schooler to college student is a challenge, no matter who you are, but for Emma - who has been an over-achiever in live theater most of her life - it's probably made easier by her decision to remain at the local college, where she plans to major in vocal music education. (more...)
BWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at Sandra Day O'Connor High SchoolBWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at Sandra Day O'Connor High School
by Emma Suttell - July 9, 2017

When it comes to seeing high school theatre productions, some do not receive nearly as much credit and publicity as they deserve. It is so for Sandra Day O'Connor High School's How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, directed by Toni Fioramonti. The production was put together in a short period of only five weeks, with about twenty rehearsals total, however, you would have never been able to tell from the overall splendor of the production. (more...)
BWW Feature: Cast of SDOHS HOW TO SUCCEED Choreographs, Blocks, and Designs Their Way to Opening Weekend!BWW Feature: Cast of SDOHS HOW TO SUCCEED Choreographs, Blocks, and Designs Their Way to Opening Weekend!
by Emma Suttell - July 5, 2017

As Sandra Day O'Connor High School's Summer Intensive comes to an end, it means that their production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying debuts in less than one week! Their shows are Friday and Saturday (July 7th and 8th) at 2:00pm, and an additional show on Friday at 6:30pm. and the cost of tickets is completely free! Junior Cat Birkenfeld advises to "make sure that if you attend the show you get there in plenty of time! Our summer shows are free and usually have a big turnout!" (more...)
BWW Feature: Finishing Act One with HOW TO SUCCEED at SDOHSBWW Feature: Finishing Act One with HOW TO SUCCEED at SDOHS
by Emma Suttell - June 26, 2017

The cast of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at Sandra Day O'Connor High School has set aside another week of rehearsals as they come close to finishing act one! Producing the show has proven to be quite a feat, as the students are putting together a full-length musical in only five weeks! (more...)
BWW BLOG: What I Learned From High School TheatreBWW BLOG: What I Learned From High School Theatre
by Jessica Vanek - June 26, 2017

Jess here. As some of you may know, I just graduated from a performing arts high school. Now that I'm on summer vacation I've taken some time to reflect upon my experiences in the high school theatre world. I thought I'd share some observations/insight with my fellow thespians, and attempt to shed a little light on topics that remain a mystery. (more...)

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