Our 3rd Grade Mini-Production of "Made to Be" was a huge success! We are so proud of our 3rd graders and grateful for our amazing Arts Faculty that pulled off a great show in our temporary location!
Did you know that all grade levels at BRCVPA are part of a production during the school year?
In Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade, students participate in a Mini-Production. These are shows adapted from childrens literature that are approximately 20-minutes long. Students are divided into crews about 6 weeks before their show. The crews are: actors, dancers, singers, and ORFF. During the 1st half of arts block, students rehearse with their crews daily to prepare for their show. They attend their regularly scheduled arts block during the second half of the hour. One week before the show, they move into Tech Week/Full Cast Rehearsals to prepare for the big stage!
In 4th Grade, our students create their own show from start to finish! Our current process is based off of a program called "Creating an Original Opera," on which our original arts staff were trained at the Met in New York! We have since adapted this process, but the premise remains true to the original. Students form a company, brainstorm a theme, then break into crews to write the script, compose the music, create lyrics, build sets, design costumes and make-up, handle the technical theatre components (sound, props, sets, backstage, lights, curtains) AND they perform the whole thing! This process takes the entire spring semester with a show in May. We love seeing the personality of each class shine through in the show they create.
In 5th Grade, since students have a good understanding of what it takes to create a show from scratch, we purchase licensing for a Broadway show. All students audition for all of the crews! There are audition pieces for orchestra, chorus, acting, and dancing. The students are cast based on their auditions and they spend the entire fall semester preparing for their December show. This year, our show is Dear Edwina, Jr.. We will have performances open to the public on December 5th, 6th, 7th at 9:30 a.m. and December 7th at 6:30 p.m.
Our Pre-K 4 students are typically incorporated into one of our shows, so stay tuned for more information about that!
All of our shows can be watched on our YouTube Channel: @BRCVPAVideos. (Look for the BRCVPA Productions Playlist).
Download the EBR School System App from the App Store. Skip the registration part and go to additional apps. Select BRCVPA from the dropdown. Menu. Be sure to enable push notifications!