Theatre is back at Belmont Hill. After a year of cancelations, compromises, and creative workarounds, the stage is set for a return to normal. Mr. Diresta enthusiastically details the program’s current production Take Ten as an “incredible set of short 10-min plays.” He guarantees that “audience members will be treated with back-to-back, short and action-packed shows, detailing distorted realities and identities, judgment and jealousy, comedy, drama, thrillers and everything in between! We’re so excited that this concept of performing so many back-to-back 10-minute plays will be a FIRST for our program, and will certainly be a night not to miss!”
Currently being rehearsed across the Middle and Upper school, the show is set to be performed in November. In the pipeline, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, a collaboration with Winsor, will start rehearsals in November before performances begin in February. The spring will see the arrival of both Middle and Upper school musicals. The middle schoolers are heading into the swamp with Winsor for Shrek the Musical, Jr., which will “bring the house down!” Concurrently, the upper schoolers will venture to Dana Hall for Into the Woods.
If any of these shows sound like something you might want to be a part of, Mr. Conway imparts on you this message: “As we work together to come out of COVID and regain our normal schedule, now is the perfect time to try something new. Work together, have some fun with friends, and make something you can be proud to show off at the end of the day.”