Middle Schoolers

Welcome Middle Schoolers!

We are excited to announce two new shows for Barrington Middle School.  Sponsored by the BMS PTO, 6th & 7th graders will present Fiddler On The Roof and 8th graders will present Into The Woods.  Scroll down for more information on these shows and other program details.

6th & 7th Graders: Act I:

Fiddler Jr Text CMYK

Fiddler On The Roof JR. is a special adaptation of the classic Broadway musical, which tackles the universal theme of tradition in ways that reach across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion.

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with tradition in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. The show features a star turn in Tevye, among the most memorable roles in the musical theatre canon. Its celebrated score, by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, features songs loved the world over, including “Tradition,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”

Rehearsals:  Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30, beginning Wednesday, 11/12.  Rehearsals will take place in the BMS Gallery Cafeteria.  Actors may not be called to every rehearsal.  A complete rehearsal schedule will be available in advance.  (If students need to stay after school for teacher assistance/study periods, that will take priority! Just let us know ahead of time and come along to rehearsal afterwards.)  

Please keep in mind that Rehearsals are mandatory and a strong commitment to the play is required by all cast members.  Please do not register unless you are sure that your student is able to commit to the entire program.

Performances:  March 6-8  (4 performances, Friday-Sunday)

Participation Fee:  *$175.00 The participation is fee due by Friday, November 14th.  You will be prompted to pay on-line during the registration.  For information about what your participation fee pays for, please see the complete description of the Arts Alive! School Play Program HERE.

*Scholarships (full and partial) are available.  Click Scholarship Application to apply.

*Payment plans are also available by contacting Arts Alive! at artsalivebarrington@cox.net

*Sibling discount of $25.00 off the second or subsequent student’s fee.

Students may not participate in a rehearsal until full payment or payment arrangements have been made.

If you have any questions concerning this program, please email artsalivebarrington@cox.net or call us at 401-237-0638.

8th Graders: Act II:

Into The Woods Junior Color

The Brothers Grimm “go Broadway” as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale in Into The Woods JR., an adaptation of one of Sondheim’s most popular works designed especially for young performers.

All of your favorite characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch—meet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

Rehearsals: Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30, beginning Monday, 11/17. Rehearsals will take place in the BMS Auditorium. Actors may not be called to every rehearsal. A complete rehearsal schedule will be available in advance. (If students need to stay after school for teacher assistance/study periods, that will take priority! Just let us know ahead of time and come along to rehearsal afterwards.)

Please keep in mind that Rehearsals are mandatory and a strong commitment to the play is required by all cast members. Please do not register unless you are sure that your student is able to commit to the entire program.

Performances: March 6-8 (4 performances, Friday-Sunday)

Participation Fee: *$200.00 The participation fee is due by Friday, November 14th. You will be prompted to pay on-line during the registration. For information about what your participation fee pays for, please see the complete description of the Arts Alive! School Play Program on this website. A practice CD will be provided for all registered students in the 8th grade play.

*Scholarships (full and partial) are available. Click Scholarship Application to apply.

*Payment plans are also available by contacting Arts Alive! at artsalivebarrington@cox.net

*Sibling discount of $25.00 off the second or subsequent student’s fee.

Students may not participate in a rehearsal until full payment or payment arrangements have been made.

If you have any questions concerning this program, please email artsalivebarrington@cox.net or call us at 401-237-0638.

*8th Grade Auditions:  If possible, please prepare an audition song from Into The Woods.  You can find the broadway soundtrack from Into The Woods on Youtube.