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Burnsville High School Theatre Guild offers a week-long summer camp for grades 6-9

Burnsville High School Theatre Guild’s summer camp, “Dear Edwina, Jr.,” runs June 17-21, which will culminate with three performances in the Mraz Center for the Performing Arts, located at 600 E. Highway 13.

The camp will be held 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. daily at Burnsville High School and is open to students entering grades 6-9 for the 2019-2020 school year.

The cost for the camp is $100, and checks can be made payable to Burnsville High School Theatre Guild.

Final performances are slated for June 21 at 7 p.m. and June 22 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

'Seussical the Musical' opens April 25 at Burnsville High School

Burnsville High School Theatre Guild presents "Seussical: The Musical," a fantastical, musical extravaganza featuring Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters. The musical opens April 25 at the school’s Mraz Center for the Performing Arts, located at 600 E. Highway 13.

"Seussical" takes viewers young and old into the world of Dr. Seuss, where beloved characters come to life, including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and JoJo.

The cast of "Seussical" includes of the following students:

  • Cat in the Hat - Megan Bormann

‘Akeelah and the Bee’ opens Feb. 7 at Burnsville High School

Burnsville High School Theatre Guild will perform “Akeelah and the Bee” Feb 7-9 at the Mraz Center for the Performing Arts, located at 600 E. Highway 13.
 
Akeelah has a crazy passion for words: the more abstruse and labyrinthine, the better. But this gift is almost overwhelmed by the challenge of her daily life in a tough Chicago neighborhood. Akeelah’s aptitude earns her a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., and inspires the people in her neighborhood with her courage and tenacity.
 

‘High School Musical’ comes to life on the BHS stage Nov. 8

"High School Musical," a musical based on the Disney Channel original movie, opens Nov. 8 at the Burnsville High School Mraz Center for the Performing Arts, located at 600 E. Hwy 13.
 
Directed by Amy Stead, the musical follows Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High as they deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. Featuring a large cast and upbeat music, “High School Musical” will be a production that’s fun for the whole family!
 

BHS Theater receives $500 grant

The Burnsville High School Theater Guild announced this week that it received a $500 grant from the California Casualty music and arts grant program. The grant supplements the program’s budget to support theatrical productions.

“When budgets are tight, an extra boost like this can go a long way,” Director Amy Stead said. “We’re grateful for the support and I’m excited about what our students will be able to do this year, thanks in part to this grant.”

BHS musicals earn recognitions from Hennepin Theatre Trust

The Burnsville High School Theatre Guild began participating this year in Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education, a program that evaluates casts, crews and technicians as well as providing master classes for high school theatre students.  

The school’s two musicals, “The Music Man” and “Mary Poppins,” both earned outstanding rankings in recent recognition from Hennepin Theatre Trust. Along with these high ranks, came specific feedback for many individual performers both on stage and behind the scenes.

‘The Crucible’ comes to BHS stage May 17-19

The award-winning play, “The Crucible,” will be performed at Burnsville High School at 7 p.m. on May 17, 18 and 19 and at 2:30 p.m. on May 19, in the Mraz Center, 600 E. Highway 13.

The play focuses on a farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie, and the plot thickens. Written by Arthur Miller, “The Crucible” won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1953.

‘Music Man’ draws top marks from Hennepin Theatre Trust program

Many audience members called Burnsville High School Theatre Guild’s fall production of “The Music Man” outstanding, but it was also the official rating of the show according to Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education program.

Spotlight Education is a program by Hennepin Theatre Trust in Minneapolis that honors and supports high school theater students in 94 high schools throughout Minnesota, including Burnsville High School. This is BHS’s first year being part of the program.

BHS theater Director Amy Stead praised both the program and the theater students.

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