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Burt Wood School of Performing Arts
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Welcome to our 18th Season!!!

80s

 

 

Dear Families,

Even though it's 15 degrees today, before we know it SUMMER will be here!  We are VERY EXCITED for our Summer Arts Festival 2013 production of BACK TO THE 80’s! This show features over 25 amazing songs from the 80’s. There is literally SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE in this show. This play is going to be a STRONG, CAST PIECE with MANY opportunities for EVERYONE to be on stage singing, dancing and acting a LOT. If you want to read more about this show visit http://mtishows.com/. Attached please find the brochure for our summer arts festival, the fund-raising packets, parental contracts and lots of other important information you will need in order to plan to spend your SUMMER ON STAGE WITH US!

Here is some additional information and a song list!  BACK TO THE 80’s! Remember when actors became American Presidents? When Bubble skirts and blue eye shadow were cool? When Atari was cutting edge technology?

BACK TO THE 80's is a "totally awesome" musical that tells the story of the senior class of William Ocean High School that graduated in the 1980's, as remembered and seen through the eyes of Corey Palmer, who is now 30-something. Throw in a Star Wars dream sequence, high-energy dance routines, the obligatory 80's party scene, copious amounts of blue eye-shadow, twenty cans of hairspray, as well as some of the most popular songs ever written, and the result is a musical that will not only delight and amuse an audience of any age, but will also inspire any young cast.


A FEW OF THE SONGS ON THE SHOW!

 Baby One More Time

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Kids In America

Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Footloose 

Mickey

Michael's Election Rap

Video Killed The Radio Star

The Greatest American Hero Theme

Let's Hear It For The Boy

I'm Gonna Be

You Give Love A Bad Name

Man In The Mirror

Nothing's Going To Stop Us Now

Love Shack 

Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Walking On Sunshine

Get Out Of My Dreams

Centerfold 

Lost In Your Eyes

Don't Worry Be Happy

Come On Eileen

Never Gonna Give You Up

Material Girl 

(I've Had) The Time Of My Life

The Fight Scene

WE CANNOT WAIT TO SPEND ANOTHER SUMMER WITH YOU!

Fondly,

Miss Lorna (Proud owner of HUGE hair in the 80's)

PLEASE CLICK BELOW FOR THE FOLLOWING LINKS:

*Click Here For Back To The 80's Brochure*

*Click Here For Back To The 80's Fundraising*

*Click Here For Back To The 80's Parental Contracts*

*Click Here For Back To The 80's Block Greeting*

*Click Here For Back To The 80's Audition Form*

*Click Here For Back To The 80's T-Shirt Order Form*

 

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Glee Jubilee
Spend a week with your fellow GLEEKS performing at the
Glee Jubilee!


August 8, 2011-
August 12, 2011
Ages 10-18
Monday-Friday
8:30am-12noon
Total Hours:
17.5 hours


Sing Pop, Top 40 and
Your Favorite GLEE Hits
Learn Hip Choreography
Master Harmonies
Rock Out Choral Singing
Awe the crowd with the art
of A Cappella

The Glee Jubilee will end
with a free showcase on
Friday, August, 12, 2011-
11AM- The Alley Theatre

Miss Julie Parcels (Vocals/Dance/Acting)
Mr. Daren Jacobs (Music)
For staff bios visit burtwoodschool.com click ENSEMBLE

TUITION:
$150.00 for Burt Wood Students
$170 for Non-Burt Wood Students

Must have 10 students in
order to run the jubilee

 


Members of the cast of 42nd Street in costumes for rehearsal.

Leading actress Hannah Record of Wareham, poses as Peggy Sawyer

 

 

 

The Burt Wood School
of Performing Arts
proudly presents the musical
42nd Street

 

 

 

Saturday, August 6th at 7PM and Sunday, August 7th at 1PM at Apponequet High School located at 100 Howland Road in Lakeville, Massachusetts. Tickets are $15.00 and will be available at the door. Cast members from Middleboro, Lakeville, Raynham, South Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Wareham, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Taunton, Weymouth, Gloucester, Norton, Plymouth, Acushnet, Easton, Braintree and Marion. In this classic musical, ingenue Peggy Sawyer replaces the star at the last minute in what could be producer Julian Marsh's last production. For information visit burtwoodschool.com or call 508-946-1071.


Cameron Decas of Wareham and Michael Braddock of Middleboro play Andy Lee the choreographer and Julian Marsh the producer in "42nd Street."

 


Cast members Courtney Adelman and Mike Zahar pose for a photo op in costume.

 

Middleboro Students to perform in 42nd Street

The Burt Wood School of Performing Arts proudly presents the musical 42nd Street Saturday, August 6th at 7PM and Sunday, August 7th at 1PM in the air conditioned Apponequet High School located at 100 Howland Road in Lakeville, Massachusetts. Tickets are $15.00 and will be available at the door. Cast members from Middleboro, Lakeville, Raynham, South Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Wareham, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Taunton, Weymouth, Gloucester, Norton, Plymouth, Acushnet, Easton, Braintree and Marion. In this classic musical, ingenue Peggy Sawyer replaces the star at the last minute in what could be producer Julian Marsh's last production. For information visit burtwoodschool.com or call 508-946-1071.


The Cast of "42nd Street" rehearses "We're in the Money" in The Alley Theatre at The Burt Wood School of Performing Arts.

 

 


Peter Carboni of Wareham (L) and Megan Jepsen of Middleboro (R) pose for a photo during the first week of rehearsal. Carboni will be playing Judas and John the Baptist in GODSPELL, and Jepsen will be starring as Jesus.

‘Godspell’ to be performed on July 31, August 1 - Wicked Local Article

 

"Thanks for being a part of our 15th Summer Season!"

SummerArts Festival
2010

 

Dear Singers, Actors, Dancers and Acrobats!

We have selected our SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL PRODUCTION! We are SO EXCITED to announce that we are doing GODSPELL! We are going to set this show in the present time...2010 in a city somewhere in America! Costumes will be very hip, modern, and urban. This show lends LOTS OF solo time on stage for performers of all ages, lots of beautiful group numbers, tear jerking moments and ROCKING songs! To hear samples of the music visit http://www.mtishows.com/

A description of the show is listed below. We are PUMPED for this show and cannot wait to spend our summer on stage with all of you! Fundraising is available for tuition! Rehearsals begin July 6th, and run Monday-Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm for the 1st three weeks. The 4th week is tech week, and rehearsals run to 2pm. Show dates are July 31st at 7pm and August 1st at 1pm. Brochures and reg forms will be up on our web site by the end of the week. For more information contact Miss Lorna or Miss Maureen at 508-946-1071.


Clockwise from Top Left) Jenna Kendall of Lakeville, Grant Savage of Lakeville, Jordan McClure of Middleboro, Lorryn Savage of Lakeville, Hillary Savage of Lakeville, Cassie Jordan of Middleboro, and Courtney Adelman of Middleboro take a break from GODSPELL rehearsal to pose for a photo.


 

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!!!!
THE BURT WOOD SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS GODSPELL

The Burt Wood School of Performing Arts’ 14th annual Summer Arts Festival will feature area students in a production of GODSPELL. One of the most successful musicals in history, GODSPELL tells the story of Jesus based on parables from the Gospel according to St. Matthew. His followers and disciples re-enact parables and scenes from Jesus' life with great energy in a modern urban setting. GODSPELL debuts at the air conditioned Wayne Caron Auditorium at Middleboro High School on Saturday, July 31st at 7 PM and will also have a matinee showing on Sunday, August 1st at 1 PM. Tickets are $15. For more information, please call 508-946-1071.

Check out photos from Behind the Scenes! click here!

 

 

 

 


THE BURT WOOD SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS GODSPELL

The Burt Wood School of Performing Arts’ 14th annual Summer Arts Festival will feature area students in a production of GODSPELL. One of the most successful musicals in history, GODSPELL tells the story of Jesus based on parables from the Gospel according to St. Matthew. His followers and disciples re-enact parables and scenes from Jesus' life with great energy in a modern urban setting. GODSPELL debuts at the air conditioned Wayne Caron Auditorium at Middleboro High School on Saturday, July 31st at 7 PM and will also have a matinee showing on Sunday, August 1st at 1 PM. Tickets are $15. For more information, please call 508-946-1071.

 


Lucy Record to choreograph GODSPELL

L.A. Choreographer Lucy Record returns to MASS for GODSPELL

Los Angeles, California resident Lucy Record will be returning to The Burt Wood School of Performing Arts this summer to choreograph GODSPELL for their 2010 Summer Arts Festival . There are many high stepping exuberant numbers in the show! This summer marks Lucy Record's 11th season choreographing for the annual festival. She has just completed her 4th year as a resident choreographer in LA for Chaminade College Preparatory's largest annual fundraiser. Ms. Record is a renowned West Coast Choreographer who has won numerous awards for her professional work. She has been named Best Choreographer by the Santa Monica Theatre Guild several years in a row, and also won first place in the celebrated Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Competition for middle schools for her work with "MUSIC MAN." Ms. Record created, designed and is teaching a new Musical Theatre class at the prestigious Colburn School in downtown L.A.

At the Burt Wood School, Ms. Record has worked on "Oliver" (2000), "Bye Bye Birdie" (2001), "Anything Goes" (2002), "Grease" (2003), "Footloose" (2004), "Fame" (2005), "Those Summer Nigths" (2006), "High School Musical" (2007), Thoroughly Modern Millie" (2008) and "The Wiz" (2009).

In addition to choreographing GODSPELL this summer, Lucy Record will be offering a three week Dance Intensive Class for all levels on Mondays running for three weeks. The program will offered for beginner and advanced dancers. In lieu of the holiday being observed on Monday, July 5, the first class will be held on Tuesday, July 6th and will run on Mondays consecutively with an open house stage performance on Wednesday, July, 21, 2010.

Auditions for GODSPELL are Tuesday, June 15th, from 4-8pm, at The Burt Wood School of Performing Arts in Middleboro. For more information call 508-946-1071.


Middleboro Woman to Direct “GODSPELL”


Melissa (Ferguson) Donnelly
to direct GODSPELL

Having grown up with a passion for the arts, Middleboro native Melissa (Ferguson) Donnelly is the perfect choice to once again direct the Burt Wood School Summer Arts Festival annual production. Celebrating her tenth year as director for the summer production, Melissa has filled those shoes in 2000 with the show “Oliver”, 2001: “Bye Bye, Birdie”, 2002: “Anything Goes”, 2004: “Footloose”, 2006: “Those Summer Nights”, 2007: “High School Musical”, 2008: "Thoroughly Modern Millie, 2009: "The Wiz," 2010: "Thank You For the Music". She has also directed fall musicals at the bustling cultural arts center, including “Music Man Jr.”, “Godspell Jr.” and “Into the Woods Jr.”.

A voice, acting and pageant preparation teacher at The Burt Wood School, Donnelly recently earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Cambridge College. She is on staff at the Hanson Middle School, where she is a Special Education teacher. Melissa has an extensive background in music, both academically and professionally. After receiving her degree in vocal performance from Hofstra University where she made numerous stage appearances as a soloist, Melissa then went on to perform locally, regionally and nationally. She has continued to perform locally as a soloist and as part of a local trio that performs an original version of The National Anthem, having appeared in several New England venues including Gillette Stadium, Fenway Park and Mohegan Sun.

“I can’t wait for another Burt Wood summer,” the talented performer/teacher/director exclaims. “We are all working towards the same goal and no matter what age you are, you bond because you rely on each other to make the show a success. That’s what makes our summers so special.” Auditions will be held on Tuesday, June 15th at The Burt Wood School. For more information about the festival please or how to fundraise tuition for GODSPELL, call (508) 946-1071 or to download a registration form from our website.

 

 

 

 

July 6 - August 2, 2009

Featuring the full-scale, musical production

BURT WOOD SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS STUDENTS
"EASE ON DOWN THE ROAD"

Burtwood Students in The Wiz - production photos...
More Photos from The Wiz 2009 - click here...

Burt Wood School of Performing Arts presents 'The Wiz'
- Article on SouthCoastToday.com


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Director Andrew Osborne pauses for a photo opportunity with the cast of the movie "Midafternoon," which is the Burt Wood School of Performing Arts' summer movie project. "Midafternoon" will wow moviegoers on Sunday, August 2nd at 1PM at the Middleboro High School's air conditioned Wayne Caron Auditorium prior to the performance of The Wiz. Tickets to enjoy the double feature of both "Midafternoon" and "The Wiz" are $15.

 

 


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The Burt Wood School of Performing Arts cast members of "The Wiz" take five from rehearsal to pose for a cast photo. The Wiz debuts at the air conditioned Wayne Caron Auditoruim at Middleboro High School on Saturday, August 1st at 7 PM and will also have a matinee showing on Sunday, August 2nd at 1 PM. Tickets are $15.

Bridgewater / Raynham students
cast in the WIZ Click here for more...

Wareham student cast in The Wizclick here...


Burt Wood Students Prepare for THE WIZ
 
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Philie to direct Summer Arts Festival 2009

MIDDLEBORO — The Burt Wood School of Performing Arts has announced that Scott Philie will be returning for his seventh season as Musical Director at their annual Summer Arts Festival.

Having performed these duties on past production of "Anything Goes," "Footloose," "Fame," "Those Summer Nights," "High School Musical" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie," the dedicated educator said he is "excited to once again be spending the summer with the talented students from Burt Wood."

The accomplished musician/director is also a voice, piano and musical theory teacher at The Burt Wood School during the school year. He has also filled the position of musical director for several local schools, colleges, community theatre groups and professional companies, as well as for the North Congregational Church in Middleboro. His most recent music directorial duties were with the Bridgewater Raynham Regional High School spring production of "All Shook Up."

Mr. Philie is also the keyboard player for a local Journey tribute band which performs for several local venues, including the Hard Rock Café in Boston.

The festival will run for four weeks this summer with auditions being held at The Burt Wood School on Monday, June 15. For more information and all registration and fund raising forms, visit the web site burtwoodschool.com. Students have the ability to fund raise their entire tuition. Call the Burt Wood office for more information at (508) 946-1071.


TO DIRECT: Melissa Ferguson will
be directing the Burt Wood School's
summer festival this year.
Registration opens March 1.

Middleboro Native to Direct “THE WIZ”

Middleboro native Melissa ( Ferguson ) Donnelly is returning to the Burt Wood School of Performing Arts summer arts festival staff to direct the Tony award winning musical "The Wiz". 

Melissa made her directorial debut at The Burt Wood School during the summer of 2000 for their production of “Oliver”. Since then she has directed the following Burt Wood productions: "Anything Goes", "Bye Bye, Birdie", "Footloose", “Those Summer Nights”,  "Into the Woods", “Music Man”, “Godspell”, “High School Musical”, and “Thoroughly Modern Millie”.

With the help of the original Louisa Burt Wood Pratt scholarship, Melissa earned a degree from Hofstra University .  As a member of the Hofstra Chamber Singers, she toured the East Coast and Great Britain . Along with her many featured roles, she has also performed for NFL Quarterback Boomer Esiason, N.Y. Senator Alfonse D'Amato, Billy Joel, and former President George Bush. She has also shared the stage with Tony award winning Broadway Diva Betty Buckley and 2005 American Idol Top 10 Finalist Constantine Maroulis.
Melissa voice has also been heard at Fenway Park , Gillette Stadium, and the Mohegan Sun Casino. She was also the lead female vocalist for the 1980s band, Square Pegs. Melissa enjoys giving something back to the community that has guided her to where she is today.

The Burt Wood School of Performing Arts summer arts festival runs from July 6, 2009 through August 2nd, 2009 and allows each participant to fundraise their entire tuition. Registration for the 2009 Summer Arts Festival begins on March 1st, 2009.  For more information on Melissa Donnelly or the Burt Wood School of Performing Arts production of "The Wiz", visit www.burtwoodschool.com or call 508-946-1071.

For more information please check out this article on SouthCoastToday.com.

 

California Choreographer to Join Burt Wood Staff for Annual Summer Festival

Lucy Record, of California, will once again join the Summer Arts Festival staff for the Burt Wood School 2009 production of “The Wiz”. An updated version of the classic story, Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz have been set to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music.

As Choreographer of the stage production, Lucy Record will be returning for her tenth season with the annual festival. Hailing from California, Ms. Record is a renowned West Coast choreographer who has been awarded numerous awards for her professional work. She has been named Best
Choreographer by the Santa Monica Theatre Guild several years in a row, and also won first place in the celebrated Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Competition for middle schools for her work with “Music Man”. The talented performer/choreographer has worked on the past
productions at The Burt Wood School of “Oliver” (2000), “Bye Bye, Birdie” (2001), “Anything Goes” (2002), “Grease” (2003), “Footloose” (2004), “Fame” (2005), “Those Summer Nights (2006),“High School Musical (2007) and “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (2008).

Ms. Record will also be offering a Dance Intensive Class for all levels on Mondays. Running for three weeks, the program will be offered for Beginner and Advanced dancers. It will run on Mondays, consecutively w/the stage production, with a finale lesson/performance on Wednesday of
the third week. There will also be a film production running in conjunction with the stage production of “the Wiz” and all students are encouraged to audition on Monday, June 15th. There is also the opportunity to fund raise tuition and fees through several local companies such as Pampered Chef, Silpada, Mary Kay and Tastefully Simple. For more information on the annual Summer Arts Festival, for Registration or Fund Raising forms.


Summer Arts Festival Movies

At long last...the grand finale of THE PROTECTORS is now available on YouTube!!!!!!
YouTube - The Protectors: Part Three

2007 Summer Arts Festival Movie "3:15"(click here for photos from the production)

Photos from the production of the movie "MIDAFTERNOON" - Burt Wood School Summer Arts Film Project 2009. Click here...

2004 - Rhinoceros
2005 - Assassin
2006 - Most People
2007 - "3:15"
2008 - "THE PROTECTORS" (click here to view movie)
2009 - MIDAFTERNOON (click here to view the movie)

  • Lakeville Girls Ready To Get 'Modern' Click below to view article. http://www.wickedlocal.com

  • 'Millie' opens read article here on southcoasttoday.com

  • "Disney's High School Muscial" 2007
    (click here for photos from the production)

  • "Disney's High School Musical" Behind the Scenes 2007
    (click here for photos from the production)

  • "Disney's High School Musical" Greeting the fans after the show (click here for photos from the production)

Past Burt Wood Summer Arts Festival Shows:
1996 - Annie
1997 - Peter Pan
1998 - Wizard of Oz
1999 - Cinderella
2000 - Oliver
2001 - Bye Bye, Birdie
2002 - Anything Goes
2003 - Grease
2004 - Footloose
2005 - Fame
2006 - Those Summer Nights
2007 - Disney's High School Musical
2008 -
Thoroughly Modern Millie and Pre-Performance Photos
2009 - The Wiz
2010 - GODSPELL

2011 - 42nd Street



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