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Grade Eights Bring Back Bugsy

Nov 25, '19

The Grade 8 musical is an exciting performance event that occurs every year before winter break. On Friday, the school had the honour of enjoying the young, yet talented, group that is the 2024 graduating class of eighth graders perform Bugsy Malone Jr. on stage. Staff, students, and family alike filled the Killy Theatre top to bottom to witness...

The Quest for the Holy Grail Begins

Oct 16, '19

Each year, Mrs Widenmaier, Mr Newns and Mrs Blake get together to discuss what musical experience they want to bring to the Brentwood stage. They take into account the returning students and select a show they believe that will feature and challenge the skills of the cast. This year the school will get to enjoy the comedy Spamalot, a stage version...

Casting Spamalot

Oct 06, '19

The 52 members of Brentwood’s musical theatre program, led by Ms Widenmaier, Mr Newns, & Ms Blake, have been hard at work this month honing their skills and auditioning for roles in the school’s 2020 musical, Spamalot. Spamalot, written by Monty Python’s Eric Idle, is the 2005 stage adaptation of the 1975 classic comedy, Monty Python and the...

West Side Story Opens on Killy Stage

Feb 26, '19

Brentwood’s production of West Side Story launched it’s week-long run on the boards of the Killy Theatre last night to an enthusiastic audience. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the musical tells a tragic tale of intolerance and transformative love in 1950s New York. The production is led once again by the expert team of Director &...

Jets v Sharks

Feb 10, '19

With Officer Krupke (Jacob B, Ellis ‘19) as referee, the two gangs from West Side Story battled it out for turf on the hardcourt at the Foote Athletic Centre on Sunday morning. The gangs then moved into the Bunch Centre for Performing Arts and joined the rest of the cast for a dress rehearsal with the orchestra. The show opens Monday, February...

Our Ephemeral Foundation: Theatre Pro

Jan 19, '19

As though camouflaged, Mr Donald Armitage, along with his Theatre Production crew, are the brains behind almost every illusion produced within Brentwood’s T. Gil Bunch Centre for the Performing Arts - and elsewhere around campus. Measurable and unmeasurable skills are bestowed upon the students of this course, in a hospitable environment, through...

Term Two Musical

Jan 15, '19

As auditions came to a close, and roles were all filled, the 41 students participating in the 2018/19 production of West Side Story were thrown straight into the challenges of musical theatre. Ms Blake led the boys as they started off learning several dances that the majority of the lads would perform in the show. The girls indulged in their own...

Music at Brentwood: All the Right Notes

Dec 06, '18

The music program at Brentwood provides many options for students to try out different instruments and perform in different ensembles. Music at Brentwood is one of the largest parts of the Arts programme and the largest part of the Performing Arts programme. With eight music options, you can choose from Wind Ensemble, String Ensemble, Choir,...

Our Journey To The Jungle

Nov 26, '18

Everyone in the Grade 8 classroom was ecstatic when we started our first steps to creating an outstanding musical, “The Jungle Book”. It all started with Ms Blake teaching us our first dance, “The Bear Necessities.” Leading up to the day of the auditions, everyone was giving it their all to try and perfect their audition so they could get the...

West Side Story is Cast

Oct 15, '18

The cast has been cast for Brentwood’s 2018-19 musical, West Side Story. The following forty-four young thespians will spend much of the next five months learning their lines, The Jets: The Sharks: Bernardo, the Leader Darcy S Maria, his sister Ashley C Anita, his girl Fabiana G Chino, his friend ...

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