EACH YEAR more than 500 Brookline High School students participate in our school's vibrant programs in music, dance, drama, and stagecraft, creating nearly thirty performances! A committee of the Brookline High School PTO, FoPA is a volunteer parent organization dedicated to supporting this activity and to ensuring that the performing arts flourish and remain a vital part of education at BHS.
Join us! FoPA meets monthly and all are welcome! We meet the first Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Faculty Lounge, next to the MLK Room.
Read about Dance Master Classes with Olivier Besson, sponsored by a FoPA Grant.
Progressions Program Book ads due April 21. Sign up to volunteer for Progressions.
May 2, 7:30 PM
Roberts/Dubbs AuditoriumNeeds Improvment
May 2 @ 7:30pm Roberts/Dubbs AuditoriumBrookline High School’s talented improv troupe can make a mountain out of a molehill and turn a phrase inside out in the blink of an eye. Their array of short and long-form skits require fast thinking, quick wit, and an ability to roll with the punches — not to mention a willingness to play the fool to hilarious effect. This benefit performance gives you a chance to laugh 'til it hurts and lend a helping hand at the same time. Bring a canned donation for Needs Improvment’s food drive for the needy.
May 8, 9, and 10 at 7:30 PM
Tickets are $5 for students,
$10 for adults.
GET TICKETS ONLINE.
Progressions 2014 will be the dance event you'll not want to miss this year! More than 100 students from all levels of BHS dance classes will perform to music from classical to pop. This year the theme is "color." Each teacher has picked a favorite color and choreographed dances to best represent it. Also on the program are a work by independent choreography student Aubrey Johnson, plus a senior dance collective choreographed and danced by twelve of the dance department's finest.
STUDENT DIRECTED DRAMA FESTIVAL
May 16 @ 7:30pm Black Box Theater,
May 17 @ 11am-6pm Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium
SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL
May 20 & 21 @ 7:30pm Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium
STUDENT A CAPPELLA GROUPS
May 29 @ 7:30pm Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium
NEEDS IMPROVMENT BATTLE
May 30 @ 7:30pm Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium
THE FULL BHS PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT CALENDAR IS HERE.
JAZZ BAND CONCERT
April 10 & 11, 7:30 PM
CAMERATA AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT
April 1, 7:30 PM, BHS Atrium
A spectacular production of Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria was performed by Brookline High School's Camerata and Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Michael Driscoll. Vivaldi's exuberant Gloria has enjoyed universal appeal since it was discovered in the 1920s amongst some of the composer's lost manuscripts nearly two centuries after his death. The performance featured a student orchestra along with professional baroque trumpeter, Bruce Hall. Solos were sung by members of the choir. Tickets $5 (elementary students attend for free) at the door. For more information, please email: Mike_Driscoll@brookline.k12.ma.us
ALL-TOWN STRING ORCHESTRA CONCERT
March 26, 7:00 PM, Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium.
Admission is free.
The Brookline High School Orchestra performed a joint concert with two of Brookline's elementary school ensembles: Brookline Youth Orchestra and the Townwide Orchestra. The program featured Grieg's Holberg suite, one of the masterpieces in the string repertoire, as well as music from "The Lord of the Rings" and a chamber works by Schubert.
March 14, 7:30 PM, March 15, 6:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Dance Studio 1, Tappan Gym.
STATE-WIDE DRAMA COMPETITION
The cast of "V for Vendetti"* celebrated their advancement to the next round of competition in the state-wide drama competition March 12 at 3:30 PM and March 13 at 7:30 PM in Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium. The previous Saturday BHS thespians went head to head with schools from around the State performing short works (under 40 minutes each) as part of the Mass Educational Theater Guild's state-wide drama competition including over 100 schools at 14 different sites. Competition was fierce, but Brookline was a cut above, and the judges chose BHS to advance to the next round of competition.
The BHS Orchestra performs
March 10, 7:30 PM, Black Box.
Members of the BHS Orchestra will perform duets by Bach, Vivaldi, and Havorsen; a Schubert string quartet; Elgar's Serenade for Strings; and more.
STATE FESTIVAL PLAY
March 12, 3:30 PM, March 13, 7:30 PM
Dance Studio 1, Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium.
SHE KILLS MONSTERS
March 5, 3:30 PM, March 6 & 7, 7:30 PM
March 8, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM, Black Box Theater.
"She Kills Monsters" is the story of a young woman exploring her relationship with her sea sister, through the world of Dungeons and Dragons.
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
February 6, 7 and 8, Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium.
Order a video of the performance.
View the program book.
EMERSON FESTIVAL PLAY
January 30, 31, Black Box Theater
January 10, Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium.
January 16, 17, Dance Studio 1.