Tuesday, May 18, 2010

BHS Summer Theatre Opportunities! Don't Miss Out!

Burlington Public Schools is pleased to announce that Burlington Educational Summer Theatre (BEST), a theatre program for local students, will return this summer with two exciting musical favorites this June and July.

“Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented on Friday, June 25 at 7:30 pm, and Saturday, June 26 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm by the BEST Teens program. The story of a clumsy florist shop worker who finds his chance at success and love with the help of a man-eating plant, “Little Shop” is a high energy rock-and-roll spoof of ‘50s sci-fi movies that will have you rockin’ in your seats!

“Alice in Wonderland, Jr.,” will be presented on Saturday, July 24 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm by the BEST Kid’s program. A family classic, it will delight young and old in this lively stage adaptation with updated dialogue and new arrangements of such classic Disney songs as “I’m Late,” “The Un-birthday Song” and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.”

Burlington Educational Summer Theatre offers an educational summer theatre experience for students in the Burlington Public Schools. Under the guidance of BEST Executive Director John Middleton-Cox, the production staff for BEST Kids includes Jeanne Coroniti as Artistic and Music Director, Jamie Jaffe as Production Director and Leanne Reardon as Choreographer. Middleton-Cox will return as Artistic and Co-Music Director for BEST Teens with staff members Amanda Potts as Co-Music Director and Brad Jenson as Assistant Director and Choreographer. Returning this year are professional set designer Peter Waldron and award-winning costume designer Maureen Krebs.

Reserved seating tickets for both BEST productions are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased athttp://www.burlingtontickets.org/. For more information, phone 781-A-FUN-TIC.

Performances will be held in the 800-seat, fully air-conditioned Fogelberg Auditorium of Burlington High School, 123 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA. Fogelberg Auditorium is handicapped accessible.


  1. Burlington has a phenomenal theater program. This is a great community, and the summer programs in this town are abundant.

  2. Its always been a fun to join their summer camp for my son. He is very enthusiastic to get participation in these summer programs.