Thank you for your interest in the 2020–21 drama season at Bosque School! Things are going to look a little bit different this year, so please read the following letter from Ms. Bode carefully for all of the important info.
This year, both the Mainstage and Musical productions will only be available for 8th graders and upper school students. It was a hard decision to make, and I plan to have a small middle school musical showcase at the end of the year, so 6th and 7th graders are still able to get a good dose of singing and dancing. Hopefully, a middle school musical will become part of our program in coming years!
Because we won’t be performing inside of our beloved Black Box theatre this year, and due to trying to schedule many exciting events for the spring, we will be performing both the musical and mainstage shows “in rep,” which means that they will both happen on the same two weekends, alternating nights of performances. We will also rehearse both shows concurrently. A tentative breakdown of rehearsals and performances is below:
Mainstage (Shakespeare’s Macbeth) will rehearse on Mondays and Tuesdays; performances will be in Sanchez Park. The tentative performance dates for Macbeth are April 22, April 24, April 29, and May 1 (Thursday and Saturday nights).
Musical (The25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) will rehearse on Thursdays and Fridays, with tentative performance dates of April 23, April 25, April 30, and May 2 (Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons).
Students will be allowed to participate in both shows if they choose, but they should be aware that it will be a heavy time commitment from the time we begin rehearsals in October through performances in April.
Students who are remaining in remote learning are allowed to participate in-person in after-school events; just like our Athletic Department, we will be following all NMAA and CDC health guidelines. If your family is uncomfortable with in-person rehearsals this fall, we are allowing virtual rehearsals for the fall semester only. Anyone who wants to participate in the shows needs to be available for in-person rehearsals and performances beginning in January.
Auditions will be held after school the week of October 12 For Macbeth, a short monologue will be provided (it does not need to be memorized). For the musical, everyone auditioning needs to pick a one-minute selection from a song they feel comfortable singing; it is preferred that the song choice is in the style of a Broadway show. More information about audition times and sign-ups will be out soon. Rehearsals will begin the week of October 19.
If you are interested in participating in either of the shows this year, please fill out this form to help with planning and coordinating everything. Please contact me with any questions.