2021-22 Theater and Dance Extracurricular Schedule Changes

The Burr and Burton Performing Arts department has just released the schedule for the 2021-22 school year, and it includes some exciting changes that will enable students even more opportunities to participate in performances.

The fall production, John Glore’s adaption of A Wrinkle In Time, is based upon the classic science-fiction fantasy book written by Madeleine L’Engle. Theater director, Jim Raposa, thinks the award-winning play is sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages: “A large cast of actors are needed to bring the story of our heroine Meg Murry, a high-school-aged girl who is transported on an adventure through time and space with her younger brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin O’Keefe.”

The winter musical, to be held in March, is The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This witty, fast-paced musical, written by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn, centers on a fictional spelling bee set in Putnam Valley Middle School. 

Scheduling the musical in March opens up the spring for more student-directed performances, including student written and directed one-act plays. Raposa said, “We are excited to announce we are creating a student board of directors to run the Student Repertory Theater Company.  This SRTC’s mission is to create a safe space where student work can be nurtured while allowing these artists the opportunity to experience and run a theater company in all areas of production, marketing, directing  and more.”

See below for audition, rehearsal, and performance details.

Fall Play: A Wrinkle in Time

Auditions:  
Mon. 8/30/2021
3pm-6pm

Callbacks:
Tues. 8/31/2021
3pm-6pm

Cast Read Through:
Wed. 9/1/2021
3pm-6pm

Rehearsals Start:
Thurs. 9/2/2021
Mon -Thur 3pm-6pm
Fri - 1pm-4pm

Performance Dates:
11/3/2021-11/6/2021

BALLET/POINTE/VARIATION  - classes starting Wed. 9/8/21  3pm-5pm - dance studio 

CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP - starting Thurs. 9/9/21 3pm-4:15pm - see New Works below 


Winter Offerings

Musical: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Auditions:  
12/6/2021
3pm-6pm

Callbacks:
12/7/2021
3pm-6pm

Final Callbacks:
12/8/2021
3pm-6pm

Read Through:
12/9/2021
3pm-6pm

Rehearsals Start:
12/10/2021
Mon -Thur 3pm-6pm
Fri - 1pm-4pm

Performance Dates:
3/15/2022 - 3/19/2022

2022 NEW WORKS THEATER & DANCE PROJECT: 1/28/2022
Features original choreography created and performed by BBA students during the Fall Choreography Workshop & original scripts created by BBA students presented as a stage reading.  Future enhanced performances of original works are possible and may be produced in the springtime.

Spring Offerings

ONE ACT FESTIVAL
5/10/2022

The Winter & Spring Showcase performances are performed by students in the dance & acting curricular courses.
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