Welcome to BHS Musical Theatre...Join Us!
Musical Theatre is a tough business. It takes years of dedication and disciplined practice to develop a versitile "triple threat" performer that can sing, act and dance. Training in each of those disciplines must be comprehensive so that the performer can thrive in many different genres of music, theatre and dance. And that is only the beginning. Special skills such as tumbling and proficiently playing a musical instrument are now regularly a part of the working actor's resume. In the BHS Musical Theatre program, we train artists. Rather than copying the style and sound of another performer, our students work to find their own voice, literally and figuratively. They ask questions of the world and themselves and rise to the challenge of discovering their art. They graduate with a strong foundation in Musical Theatre technique and performance as well as a clear understanding of the purpose art and it's influence on history and culture.
In short...they DO THE WORK.
Mamma Mia! Auditions Announced - February 4 & 5, 2019
Open to ALL BHS STUDENTS
A young woman wants to invite the father she's never known to her wedding — only to discover that there are three possible choices. Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! Everyone is encouraged to come out and audition. We need lots of actors, singers and dancers to bring life to this high energy show!
BHS Drama's Winter Production - Clue!
The BHS Drama Society has announced their winter production, the play Clue! Based on the cult classic film and popular board game, this comedy will keep you guessing until the final plot twist. Thank you to all who auditioned. The cast list and information can be found on the BHS Drama Society page. Performances will be March 8-10, 2019.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED? - JOIN IN!
Anyone interested in working on the winter production of "CLUE" (onstage or backtstage) is encouraged to do so. Please see Mr. Wahlers in the drama room (House 6 Rm 250). Bring a friend or two!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAST AND CREW OF "ELF!"
The cast of Elf featured more than 80 children representing all areas of Bayonne. After months of rehearsal, they presented a wonderful holiday production of the favorite musical based on the hit movie to sellout crowds every night. Thank you for supporting the arts in Bayonne!
A COLLEGE EVENT JUST FOR PERFORMERS
For the 4th year in a row, BHS will attend the Visual and Performing Arts College Fair at the Javits Center in NYC on Monday, November 5, 2018. Admissions representatives from more than 200 college and university programs from the US and the UK will be in attendance and meet with hundreds of students from the Northeast region. Students are able to get admission, audition and financial aid information directly related to their discipline. This event is open to all BHS students who are considering a college performing arts program. Registration is free and already open. You can register here. Please see Ms. Alexander for a permission slip.
Check out the BHS Drama promotional reel featuring Musical Theatre students in action: BHS Theatre Promo 2018
INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY TROUPE 5093
Congratulations to all Thespian members who attended the NJ State Thespian Festival in Robbinsville, NJ. 19 BHS students participated in a 2 day conference, joining theatre students from all over the state in competitions, workshops, scholarship auditions and a celebration of arts education and it's importance in the development of successful, creative thinkers. GREAT NEWS: BHS Thespian Troupe 5093 was recognized as an HONOR TROUPE for it's outstanding work in theatre and it's dedication working with the Bayonne community. This is a huge accomplishment and a great honor. A special thank you to Katie Harrigan and Gabby Stanowski for preparing the adjudication materials and stellar presentation to the judges. CONGRATULATIONS to all!
Hudson County Teen Arts Competition
On Tuesday, May 22nd, the BHS selection from 1776 took FIRST PLACE at the Bergen County NJ Teen Arts competition at NJCU in large the Musical Theatre category. The cast took their performance to the NJ State Teen Arts Festival representing Hudson County in the Large Group Musical Theatre category. Congratulations cast and crew!!!
Want to take Musical Theatre Class?
Musical Theatre I
Musical Theatre I is a beginner course teaching technical and practical aspects of musical theatre and the impact of the arts, in general, on society. Students work on basic acting, music and movement skills. The focus is on collaboration, problem solving, critical analysis and understanding the arts as a business.
- Prerequisite: None
- Grade Level: 9-11
- Course Length: Full Year
Musical Theatre II
Musical Theatre II is an intermediate course in acting, singing, and dancing that focuses on musical theatre history and repertoire from 1900-1960 as well as musical theatre technique and performance. Students are required to audition for school musical productions and work on the end of year dance concert.
- Prerequisite: Musical Theatre I
- Grade Level: 10-12
- Course Length: Full Year
Musical Theatre III
Musical Theatre III is an advanced course in acting, singing, and dancing that focuses on contemporary musical theatre styles from 1970- present. Heavy emphasis is placed on character development, performance skills and dance technique. Students are required to audition for school musical productions and work on the end of year dance concert. This course is repeatable for credit.
- Prerequisite: Musical Theatre II
- Grade Level: 11-12
- Course Length: Full Year