Friday, May 24, 2013
The Performing Arts Company's production garners the most nominations in Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild Awards.
"Grease" is the word for Belmont High School's Performing Arts Company. On Thursday, May 23, The Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild announced their nominations for the upcoming MET Musical Awards co-sponsored with Broadway in Boston. And out of 50 high schools entering the awards, Belmont High School's PAC's production of Grease took home more nominations than any other production. The new MET Musical Awards recognize student excellence across several performance, design and production categories in both high school and middle school musicals. "Grease" was directed and produced by Chris Brindley, choreographed by Karen L. Herndandez, the music direction was by Sean Landers and the pit orchestra conducted by Lauren Haley. An awards …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Annual short form works to be performed tonight at 7 p.m. at Belmont High School.
The shorter the play, the sweeter the results. And the small auditorium at Belmont High School will be like a candy shop and the High School's Performing Arts Company presents the 2013 student-directed One-Act Festival. The four plays, produced by Chris Brindley, include: • "Will's Women," a comical, feminist perspective on Shakespeare’s female characters and their representation in his works. • "The Fidelity Farce," a philandering businessman in town for an fling hasn't counted his wife, her sister (with whom he is also having an affair), and another woman from his past showing up. • "Fixing Fifi," is three short stories that have nothing to do with each other, but they have one thing in common, the script. Each of the scenes has …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
A FOX25 segment on how the Performing Arts Company of Belmont High School put on the spring musical.
It is a bit of "High School Musical" and "Smash" rolled up in one as Boston FOX25 came to Belmont High School to show the behind-the-scenes preparation and staging of this school year's musical "Grease." As part of a partnership with Broadway in Boston and the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild in a segment called "Behind the Musical," FOX25's Sorboni Banerjee visited with the actors and Director Chris Brindley to discuss the $30,000 production – through fundraising and ticket sales – of the Broadway hit that has become a regular production by high schools across the country.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Performing Arts Company's production of Broadway hit will run through Saturday.
It's finally here: opening night for the Performing Arts Company's production of the hit Broadway show, GREASE. The production is directed and produced by Chris Brindley, choreography by Karen L. Herndandez, music direction by Sean Landers and the pit orchestra conducted by Lauren Haley. And students who attend tonight's opener will be able to fill the Belmont High School auditorium at a discount by purchasing $10 tickets on-line. There will be four performances of the show: • Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. • Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. • Two shows on Saturday, April 6; a matinee at 2 p.m. and closing night at 7 p.m. Tickets are now on sale for the show: $10: Student ticket price for THURSDAY PERFORMANCE ONLY that are available online. $15: …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Patrons/PARTS supporters raise $6,500 at annual action/wine tasting night.
When he led the effort to form Patrons/PARTS (Parents of Theatre Students), the parents group that provides production and activity support to the Performing Arts Company students and the Department of Fine and Performing Arts of Belmont High School, Scharfman – who died a week ago at 55 – was the group's soul. "He has always been the heart of Patrons and I dare say, he always will be," said Patrons' Karyn Miller-Medzon to the 100 current members, "alumni," and other community supporters who raised close to $6,500 at Patron's annual fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 26 which was a combination silent auction, wine tasting and jazz piano evening. "[Scharfman] started the group with a handful of people and grew the organization to a healthy quorum. …
Saturday, October 22, 2011
The annual musical revue benefits the Performing Arts Company of Belmont High.
The final performance of the Performing Arts Company of Belmont High School's annual Broadway Night Musical Revue: "Let the Stars Shine," is tonight, Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Little Theater of Belmont High School. Freshmen to graduating seniors will be performing songs from "Rent," "Tick Tick Boom," "Spamalot," "Seussical," "Oklahoma," "Fiddler on the Roof" and a performance of “Guy Love” from the television show "Scrubs." The entire cast will perform in a finale number. Tickets are $10 general admission and are available at the door of the Little Theatre at the High School.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Annual Broadway Night tonight and tomorrow at Belmont High School's Little Theater.
Here's your chance for you to say that you heard some of Belmont High School's best singers before they star on Broadway. Tonight and tomorrow night, Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22, the Performing Arts Company of Belmont High presents their annual Broadway Night Musical Revue: "Let the Stars Shine." The night's entertainment begins at 7 p.m. About 20 students from freshmen to graduating seniors will be performing songs from "Spamalot," "Seussical," "Oklahoma," "Rent" and "Fiddler on the Roof" to name a few. And this year, the entire cast will perform in a finale. The complete list of performers and songs is below. Tickets are $10 general admission and are available at the door of the Little Theatre at the High School. Solos “Oh, …