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    Theatre Department at Bellaire High School


    Hello, Current and Future Theatre Students,
    We, your theatre teachers, are busy planning all sorts of new and exciting projects, trips, and events for the school year. Here is some information about them. If you have further questions or ideas, please feel free to email us at any time. 
    Rachel Ollagnon - rollagno@houstonisd.org
    Kayla Boffone - kboffone@houstonisd.org
    Allison Underhill - Allison.Underhill@houstonisd.org 

    Bellaire Theatre and Red Bird Productions are preparing for auditions for the 2019-2020 school year! The Department continues to create opportunities for a varied group of students interested in the Theatre Arts. Courses offer a general background in theatre both as a performance and technical art.

    In the Red Bird Production Company (RBP) the students will take on all the many responsibilities of theatre productions. Students will act or work on a crew for at least one performance in the fall and one in the spring. Technical theatre students will learn hands on about the varied theatre arts of set design, lighting, sound, costumes, and make up. Students in this class will support the productions produced by the Red Bird Production Company.

    Entrance into the Theatre Production and Technical Theatre classes are by audition only. Entrance into IB Theatre SL or HL are with teacher permission. Theatre 1 and Tech Theatre 1 are open enrolment classes that have no prerequisites.

    Auditions requirements and materials can be found HERE.

    Auditions will be held on the following dates:

    Current 8th graders (and other students new to Bellaire) and Current Bellaire Students, not already in RBP: Auditions will be held on April 22nd and April 24th from 4:00-5:30. Please email Ms. Ollagnon to request a time slot. Time slots will be ten-minutes.

    New York!
     We will be taking a trip to New York in mid-October to see Broadway productions and participate in IB theatre workshops (TAPS) with other students from all over the world. This trip will be open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors who are taking theatre courses this year. Documents will be posted HERE at the beginning of the school year. Email rollagno@houstonisd.org with any questions.
    Texas Thespians!
    We will be taking a trip in late November to Grapevine, Texas to participate in the Texas Thespian convention. Students will have the opportunity to participate in workshops and compete, if they chose, in various theatrical events. Documents will be available HERE at the beginning of the school year. Email jscott15@houstonisd.org with any questions.
    We are excited about the coming year and hope you are, too!
    More info about the program 

                The Bellaire High School Theatre Department has accumulated numerous achievements in UIL competitions, including the UIL one act play 5A state championship, numerous regional, and area wins. Countless Best Actor and Supporting Actor awards, including the Samuel French Best Actor award at the state UIL one act play competion, the highest award in high school theatre in Texas, won by John Bass.

                The theatre department has also been nominated for Best Musical, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor in the high school musical Tommy Tune Awards. Josh Brenner did receive the Tommy Tune Best Actor award.

                Students routinely receive scholarships to the University of Texas, Boston University, New York University, University of Southern California, and Northwestern University, to name a few.

                Graduates of the theatre program currently are appearing on Broadway, off-Broadway, in film and television, as actors, agents, and executives.

                We offer several levels of theatre classes including beginning theatre, if you’d just like to try out acting, theatre production, where students work on black box and main stage shows, and technical theatre, where students work on lighting, costume, and scenic design.