Performing arts play an essential role in shaping the learning experience of all students at Bosque School. As part of the core curriculum, participation in the performing arts will engage students in content and skills that will provide meaningful and successful life experiences. Bosque offers a rich variety of performing art disciplines which include drama, technical theater, choir, band, jazz ensemble, string ensemble, wind ensemble, dance and guitar. All performing arts activities at Bosque lead to performance opportunities where students build self-confidence and a sense of pride in their accomplishments.
Congratulations to Ms. Sage, Ms. Bode, and Mr. VeSeart on a fabulous first weekend of performances!
February 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:00 p.m.
February 19 & 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Bosque's Mainstage Theater Presents:
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
By William Gleason
November 4, at 7:00 p.m.
November 5, at 7:00 p.m.
November 6, at 2:00 p.m.
The world's clumsiest criminologist, Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau fights for his life and for the future of all mankind in the most bizarre and dangerous caper of his unusual career. Paul Dreyfus, his ex boss turned raving lunatic holds the world at bay with the ultimate weapon- The Doomsday Machine. Dreyfus is out to get Clouseau, the man whose undeserved success has driven him crazy, and he threatens to vaporize continents if the nations of the world don't deliver Clouseau to him-alive or, if at all possible, dead! Blissfully unaware of the army of assassins gunning for him, or that the beautiful girl he befriends is actually a Russian agent, Clouseau hilariously stumbles through and slips by every attack. With Clouseau and the rest of the world running out of time, the audience must hold on to their hats and get ready for a wild ride of plotting, scheming, and appearances by non other than The Pink Panther!
Cantate Performs a Variation of The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back"
Bosque School's vocal ensemble Cantate performs The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" for the Macy's A Capella Challenge. Good Luck Bosque! The video was filmed and produced by Forrest '16.
Cantate Performs in Rome
June 2014: From Rome to Verona, 33 Bosque musicians, along with parents, grandparents, siblings and three chaperones (Mrs. Hart, Mrs. Maniacci and Mrs. Chavez), spent 10 days in Italy performing at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City and at the Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome. Invited to audition, then asked to join the Sixth annual Rome International Choral Festival, under the artistic direction of Dr. Z. Randall Stroope, the performances were a culmination of a years worth of hard work and preparation. Listen here to one of their performances! Read More!
MIDDLE SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS
Students enroll in band, chorus, drama or technical theater. Through their participation, they learn the techniques and skills necessary for their chosen art form. They also learn many important life skills: how to work effectively in groups, how to share responsibility for attaining goals, and how to express thoughts and emotions through performance.
- MIDDLE SCHOOL DRAMA: Students in this course develop acting skills through a study of technique, improvisation, theater games, mime, camera work and scene study. In addition, theater history is introduced in a general survey, exposing the students to the themes, styles and development of dramatic arts. Each grade has a different area of concentration: 6th—improvisation; 7th—mask and contemporary drama; 8th—Shakespeare. All courses culminate in a performance at the end of the year.
- EIGHTH GRADE DRAMA TECH: This class is intended to give students a broad experience in stage design, scenery, props, lighting, sound and stage management. Students will learn the components of stage production including safety, history, lore, etiquette and protocol. Every student will learn the proper use and care of tools and equipment in each discipline. During the course of the year, production needs will be supported by the work done during class. Students will increase the depth of experience as a working member of the stage crew on at least four Bosque productions.
- 6th, 7th, and 8th GRADE BAND: Instrumental ensembles in the middle school teach the students the subject of music through performance. Each level of ensemble provides a unique learning experience to strive for musical excellence and challenges the individual to grow as a confident musician. Ensemble classes cover a wide variety of subjects, including music theory, music history, form and analysis, improvisation, and composition. The goal for all ensembles is to develop a lifelong appreciation for music, beginning with performance.
- MIDDLE SCHOOL STRING ENSEMBLE: Strings teaches the students the subject of music through performance. Each level of ensemble provides a unique learning experience to strive for musical excellence and challenges the individual to grow as a confident musician. Ensemble classes cover a wide variety of subjects, including string technique, music theory, music history, form and analysis, improvisation, and composition. The goal for all ensembles is to develop a lifelong appreciation for music, beginning with performance.
- MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR: Choir focuses on teaching music through performance, movement, singing games, sight-reading, basic music history and music theory. There are three choirs in the middle school and each increase in grade level increases the degree of difficulty of the music and music theory involved. Students in middle school will learn what it takes to become part of a group that fosters a sense of community and how to be self-evaluators. The choral program encourages students to take creative risks, develop independent thought and creative problem-solving, develop tolerance and sensitivity toward others, and respect the work of their fellow students while developing an acceptable, productive voice.
UPPER SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS
Upper school students are required to take an equivalent of two years of performing or fine arts courses.
- Upper School Drama: The primary goals of the upper school drama program, also known as the Bosque School Theatre Conservatory, are fourfold: 1) To provide a learning environment that is fun, safe and nurturing. 2) to help students develop strong acting skills. 3) to expose students to a broad range of international theatrical literature. 4) to present students with numerous performance opportunities.
- Drama Tech: This class is intended to give students a broad experience in stage design, scenery, props, lighting, sound, and stage management. Students will learn the components of stage production including safety, history, lore, etiquette, and protocol.
- Theater Production: This class will encompass the theatre arts as a whole from pre-production to post-production. Students will learn the entire process of putting on a play including selecting a show, designing and building sets, directing, stage managing, casting, rehearsal, publicity and performance.
- Upper School Choir: Cantate and Treble Choir are groups that focus on healthy singing and excellent choral tone. In addition, students will work each day on sight-reading music, and attention is paid to learning about and understanding all aspects of the repertoire.
- Upper School String Ensemble: For students interested in continuing string ensemble. This is an advanced level course and previous playing is required.
- Upper School Band: For students interested in continuing instrumental ensemble in the upper school. This is an advanced level course and previous band experience is required.