Saturday, August 13, 2011

BURLINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS presents "The Last Five Years"

Check out what some of our talented performing arts students and grads have been up to this summer!

From the BHS Music Boosters Blog:

There is something fresh and exciting on the arts scene inBurlington that has arisen from the thriving programs at Burlington HighSchool. Former BHS students have taken their experience and love for music,theatre and the visual arts, combined it with the momentum in our town to grow the town center intoa flourishing community space, and created Burlington Centerfor the Arts.

Ovian, Parker and Cook collaborate on staging
Theinaugural event for Burlington Center for the Arts will take place onFriday, August 19 with the production of Jason Robert Brown’s award winning musical drama, The Last Five Years, a remarkable work and favorite from contemporary musical theatre. The story follows an ambitious andheadstrong writer, and an aspiring but not so successful actress through their relationship in achronological/counter-chronological narration that offers a level of depth tothis painfully sad and, at times, hilariously silly, piece of award-winningtheatre.

Thetwo-person cast stars Zaven Ovian and Jamie Cook, both by-products of Burlington High School musical theatre productions. Cook graduated from BHSin 2009 and is currently studying at Hofstra University in New York. Ovian will be enteringhis senior year at Burlington High School with his sights set on New York City. Both actors have a number of impressive credits and possess a charismatic stage presence.

The directing team features Brad Jensen (BHS 2008) and Kevin Parker (BHS 2010).

BurlingtonCenter for the Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to the developmentof arts in Burlington. Educating youth in the arts is a primary aim of theorganization with a long-term goal to create and maintain a venue foreducational arts groups, regional theatre companies and dance troupes, and localartists to rehearse, perform, or showcase their skills.

Theperformance of The Last Five Years willtake place at the UCC Congregational Education Building at 6 Lexington Streetin Burlington at 7:30 pm. A silent auction will also take place during the evening's event including items from The Huntington Theatre and Beacon Grille.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students andsenior citizens and can be reserved at 866-936-4354, by email at or purchased at the door. Formore information about Burlington Center for the Arts, visit their websiteat


1 comment:

  1. Very impressive!!! Good luck to you, Jamie and Zaven!!!! Best wishes!!!