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Concert for a Summer’s Eve

Jun 27, '18

Every year, as the school year draws to a close, a final concert is held to showcase the incredible musical and performing art talent that Brentwood possesses. The Concert for a Summer’s Eve is a highly anticipated event and this year was no different. There were two shows, open to both members of the school, as well as the public, and both were...

The Jazz Band at MusicFest Canada

Jun 05, '18

The String Ensemble and the Jazz Band recently had the opportunity to attend the 46th annual MusicFest Canada at the University of Toronto (Victoria University, Faculty of Music, Emmanuel College). During the week-long event, both groups received adjudication from skilled musicians, and had the opportunity to perform in front of large crowds of...

Behind the Curtains

Mar 10, '18

Audience members see the fruits of many hours of rehearsal, the emotion of a show’s characters, and the joy upon the faces of performers who give 120% of their energy and passion to collectively create a work of art. But what goes on behind the curtains of a Brentwood musical is so much more. Six months before opening night, the show is announced...

I'm Crazy for This Week's Musical!

Mar 08, '18

This year’s musical at Brentwood is unlike any other production the school has put on. Set in the 1930s, Crazy For You follows wealthy New Yorker Bobby Child (Caden K) on his quest to break away from the future his banking family has predetermined for him, and on his dreams to a careers in acting. After a failed audition at Zangler’s Follies, he...

Three Crazy in the Pit!

Mar 07, '18

This year’s highly anticipated musical at Brentwood is “Crazy For You”. Not only does Brentwood put on spectacular performances with amazing sets, talented performers, and professional musicians, but this year, three of our own talented student musicians will be playing in the pit alongside the hired professional musicians. Jeremy H, Rogers ‘19,...

Crazy For Your Theatre Etiquette

Mar 04, '18

In anticipation of this week’s run of Crazy For You, Mrs. Edna Widenmaier Director of the Musical and Director of Arts passionately addressed the school at assembly on Thursday about the finer points of Theatre Etiquette. Below is her text: I know the word sounds old-fashioned and perhaps even stodgy, but in the real world it is the standard of...

Lion King Jr.

Dec 04, '17

We assume you’ve all seen the Grade 8 musical Lion King, Jr. but there’s a lot more to the show than meets the eye. In the first practice, we were all really overwhelmed because it was still the first week of us being at our new school. We started out by saying the lines in a circle one at a time. The next practice we started to sing and...

Crazy For You

Nov 17, '17

The cast of this year’s musical, Crazy For You, has recently been decided. The following young actors are now in full rehearsal for March’s performances: Luke A: Everett B: Polly’s father; Finn B: Lank; Chloe O & Fabiana G: Irene and Follies 1; Sabrina H & Caitlin M: Mother; Will H: Eugene Fodor; Caden K: Bobby; Emma M: Tess; Hannah R: Patricia...

Arts Captains 2017

Sep 28, '17

Here are Brentwood’s Arts Captains for 2017-2018 as announced in Assembly today. Drawing and Painting Anika P Musical Theatre Hannah R Wind Ensemble Zara P String Ensemble Francis V Debate John E & Morgan W Model UN Dylan C Public Speaking Sarah L Dance Hannah S Pottery Will H & Mark W 2D...

Arts at the Heart

Sep 16, '17

A week into the Fall term, Brentwood’s Arts program is in full swing. A walk around campus yesterday revealed our 530 artists participating in any two of the following: acting, sculpture, debate, public speaking, musical, ceramics, photography, yearbook, robotics, photojournalism, woodworking, theatre production, choir, jazz band, strings, rock...

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