All In Ten Minutes: Annual One Act Plays On Stage Friday, Saturday

Photo: The poster for the 2016 One-Act Plays. A man falling from a plane who spends his final moments on a business call, a bedtime story that goes terribly awry and the tale of a boy becoming a man with a topsy-turvy ending you’ll see coming from miles away.  These are just a few of […]

Not Holding It In: ‘Urinetown’ Belmont High’s Number One Musical

Photo: Rehearsal for “Urinetown.” For three days in April, the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company is turning the “Town of Homes” into “Urinetown.” But don’t worry folks. Unlike the residents of the mythical city, it’ll still be free to pee for the steady stream attending this year’s spring musical. Rumors to the contrary are […]

Belmont High Performing Arts Coffeehouse Friday: For the Spotlights

Photo: Poster for Friday’s PAC Coffeehouse. Belmont High School Performing Arts Company performers will be in the spotlight Friday, Dec. 17 putting on a coffeehouse fundraiser FOR the spotlights: all of the night’s proceeds will support the purchase of new lighting equipment for the main theater space in the auditorium and the Little Theater. There will […]

The Opportunity and the Challenge of ‘The Laramie Project’

Photo: A moment at the end of Act One of The Laramie Project. The high school play, the annual tradition that, at times, have a certain “sameness” to what is produced.  The most popular plays performed by US high schools include romances (Almost, Maine); Shakespeare (Midsummer Night Dream) the classics (Our Town) along with comedies (Noise […]

Discussing Inclusivity in Belmont with ‘The Laramie Project’ Tuesday

Photo: Poster for the community dialogue. The Belmont High School Performing Arts Company’s fall show is “The Laramie Project,” a play written after Matthew Shepard, a gay college student was kidnapped, beaten and left to die in Laramie, Wyoming. In conjunction with the production, PAC and the Belmont High School Gay Straight Alliance are jointly […]

Limited Number of Tickets Remain for Annual BHS PAC ‘Broadway Night’

Photo: The dancers performing to “King of New York” for Newsies. It’s a touch of the Great White Way in Belmont as the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company presents “Broadway Night,” its annual musical theater showcase on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. in the high school’s Little Theater. But you need to get […]

‘Anything Goes’ Behind the Scenes Stars Honored at Theater Guild Awards

Photo: Belmont High’s Sara Nelson and Nomi Vilvovsky with their “Best Stage Management’ award from the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild.  They are the unsung heroes back stage at a play or musical; providing actors their cues, oversee the tech crew, assist the director, making sure props are either off or on stage while keeping the show moving. And for a production with as many […]

PHOTOS: Sail to Belmont High to see Performing Arts Co.’s ‘Anything Goes’

Photo: Zoe Miner as Reno Sweeney leading the ensemble in “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” in the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company’s production of “Anything Goes.”  Who knew you had to rehearse final bows? But for director/producer Ezra Flam, nothing can be left to chance, especially when you have more than 70 students on the stage in the last […]

Tickets ‘On Sail’ for Performing Arts Company’s Musical ‘Anything Goes’

What do I hear? Is that spring in the air? It must be as tickets are now on sale for Belmont High School’s Performing Arts Company’s spring musical, Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes.” The story consists of a series of madcap antics between a stowaway, a heiress, a nobleman, a nightclub singer and “Public Enemy #13 […]

Curtain Raises on Performing Arts Company’s ‘Twelfth Night’ Tonight

The curtain goes up tonight, Thursday, Nov. 6 on the Performing Arts Company’s production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” a comedy about a cross-dressing, ship-wreck surviving, poetry-loving girl who finds herself at the center of a not-so-average love triangle. The production, produced and directed by Ezra Flam, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Belmont High School auditorium. […]