02 April 2014

Ticket Sales Launch for Noises Off!

Ticket sales for Noises Off went live this morning.
  • Evening Shows are $10 & $5 for early entry (6:30pm)
  • Evening walk-up tickets are Pay What You Want but don't begin to seat until 6:45pm
  • Saturday's Matinee is entirely Pay What You Want; doors open at 1:30pm

13 March 2014

One Acts Open; Noises rehearsals resume

The Senior Project production of Original One Acts Opens TONIGHT in the LITTLE THEATER!

Early Entry tickets are on sale at SeatYourself for $10 (adults) and $5 (students and seniors). Pay What You Want admission is contingent on available seats. Thespian card holders can Pay What You Want while entering early!

The One Acts carry a PG-13 rating for coarse language and violence in the first play, "Finding a Bit of Strength" and for violence and intense situations in the third work, "Untold."  The middle piece is considerably lighter fare.

Written by seniors Kate Pelch and Kyle Bird, and directed by Bird, Pelch and senior Leslie Kirstein, the evening is a senior project for all three students.

Noises Off Rehearsals resume

After takin an hiatus during the strike, Noises Off is back with table reads and dust off rehearsals over the two weeks before spring break. Construction on the NO set will begin in earnest on March 31, after the Pear Blossom Pagaent


28 February 2014

Contract Negotiations lead to Strike, forces Black Tornado Theater Schedule Changes

Teachers in the Medford District went on strike on Feb 6 and the teachers were out of classrooms for 11 school days. When teachers returned on Feb 24, several very key things had to change with the Black Tornado Theater calendar.

The production of Noises Off, already in rehearsal and with money invested, was less than a week from scheduled opening, but had no opportunity for rehearsal during the stoppage. It would need to be rescheduled. Kiss Me, Kate, slated for the first weekend in May, was supposed to audition during the week of Valentine's Day. The strike eliminated the prospect of the audition window for Kate and prompted the decision to reschedule Noises into the calendar slot onriginally intended for Kate.

Other Theater projects (Original One Acts and Live & Laughing) are still slated for their intended dates.

09 January 2014

Congratulations to the Casts of the One Acts

Congrats to everyone in the one acts!

Finding a Bit of Strength
Kevin-Brady Straub
Narrator-Vince Ibarra...
Father-Nick Goyette
Angel-Emma McMillen
Derek-Isaac Lila
Friend 1-Becca Hutchinson
Friend 2-Alex Gao
Teacher-Maya Roussell

Are You a Man or a Dog?
Shelby-Emma McMillen
Mom-Madison Winchell
Tessie-Christopher Vincent
Greasy Sam-Isaac Lila
Watch Seller-Nick Goyette
Old Lady-Becca Hutchinson
Crazy-Maya Roussell
Poop Guy, or Man-Vince Ibarra
Puppeteer-Alex Gao

Stephan-Christopher Vincent
Valeria-Maya Roussell
Tobias-Alex Gao
Deborah-Madison Winchell
Jeremiah-Isaac Lila
Rachel-Becca Hutchinson
Anya-Jaxi Woods-Smith
Aaron-Nick Goyette
Nazi 1/ News boy 1-Vince Ibarra
Nazi 2/ News boy 2-Brady Straub

Congratulations to the Cast of Noises Off!!

Dotty Otley -- Jorden Smith
Lloyd Dallas -- Garrett Bond
Garry Lejune -- Zach Perkins
Brooke Ashton -- Tyler Grahame
Poppy Norton-Taylor -- Chloe Motta
Frederick Fellowes -- Brandon Bellamy
Belinda Blair -- Jolie Thompson
Tim Allgood -- Megan Reeves-Fox
Selsdon Mowbray -- Kyle Shirey

Michael Surgeon is an understudy (Freddie & Selsdon)
Other understudies will be identified, as needed!

Noises Off opens Feb 27th on the Sjolund Stage, running 4 performances over 3 days.

19 November 2013

Hamlet time changed to 6:30

Normal show time of 7pm is NOT IN EFFECT for Hamlet, because of the length of the show!  Doors will open at 6pm and the show will begin at 6:30 for this production to accommodate a running time of just over three hours plus two intermissions!

06 August 2013

It Begins Again...

This week, the casts of The Diary of Anne Frank and Hamlet, Prince of Denmark began daily rehearsals in the Sjolund and Broud Theaters, respectively. The Troupe Officers have started the production history posters project in FA8. The costume inventory has grown and organization projects are underway. Later this week, two work days (Wednesday, 8/7 from 10am to 12n and Saturday, 8/10 from 10 am to 4pm) are scheduled to get the spaces ready for school to start and for two productions to launch. Additional work days will happen most of the remaining Saturdays and scattered across several weekdays. Keep an eye here and on the #358 facebook group for details.

For fans of BTT, the facebook BTT page is the place for schedule and ticket announcements, share it with your friends!

24 April 2013

Oz in the Mail Trib!

Read it all here!

Nice picture of the Munchkinland sequence, too!