Burlington High School Stage Crew

A student group at Burlington High School that is committed to 1) providing a professional technical crew for Burlington High School's Fogelberg Performing Arts Center, 2) cleaning and organizing the stage, its accompanying spaces, and its technical systems, and 3) ensuring knowledgeable students can assist teachers, faculty, and out of school groups in the use of the center's full capabilities.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Huntington Theatre Company - Join the Conversation!: TCG: Stage Matters

Huntington Theatre Company - Join the Conversation!: TCG: Stage Matters: "contributed by Todd Williams Here's a really interesting video about how/why theatre matter from some of our friends from around the countr..."

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Burlington High School Principal's Blog: Disney's Beauty and the Beast Already Breaking Rec...

Burlington High School Principal's Blog: Disney's Beauty and the Beast Already Breaking Rec...: "From the BHS Music Boosters Blog The Burlington High School production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is breaking records already! ..."

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Beauty and the Beast

Burlington High School Principal's Blog: BE OUR GUEST!: Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast" at ...: "From The BHS Music Boosters Blog Burlington High School invites you to be our guest this spring as it presents the most heart-warming story..."

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Back to School Night!

On September 16th, the BHS Booth Crew got it's first real job of the school year. With several students having walked through BHS' doors for the new school year just three short weeks ago, it was now the parents' turn. The feature event of the night was a presentation by Angela Maiers, a quest speaker who specializes in 21st century education and technological application in school systems. Mrs. Maiers' presentation covered an array of topics including the power that the internet gives it's users, the redefinition of what being a good writer means, and most importantly to BHS in this new transition year; how technology will change education both in and out of the classroom.

Working on the technical crew were Chris Coe, Pat Hanafin, Chris LaRocque, and Joseph Nosack. As far as technical details go, they ran Mrs. Maiers' 13-inch MacBook Pro into a VGA input bay located in the Performing Arts Center's orchestra pit. The VGA input fed into our projector up in the booth, which was used-as one would hope-to display the Keynote slideshow Mrs. Maiers had prepared.

As far as microphones went, they used 3 of our Audio-Technica wireless handheld microphones for those in the audience who wanted to ask questions, and an Audio Technica lavalier microphone for Mrs. Maiers.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mobile Blogging?

It would appear that BHS Stage Crew has taken a leap forward; I'm updating this blog from my phone's email. More to come!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

First Meeting Today!

Today the BHS Stage Crew had it's first meeting of the 2010-2011 school year. It was a quick introductory meeting, ran by Tori Carrabino and Chris LaRocque. The purpose of the meeting was to get contact information from the crew members, as well as outline the requirements and expectations for each and every crew member.

We also introduced two new ideas for this year's crew; regular stage crew meetings, and regular booth crew training.

Every week the Booth Crew will meet on Mondays to learn the skills necessary to run a full show. Up until this year, Booth Crew had largely been dependent on the skills and knowledge of purely one sound technician, and one lightboard operator. With these new meetings we hope to 1) Train the next generation of Booth Crew as certain members leave, and 2) Gain more people who are able to operate the systems, so that we will have someone available in any and all situations.

Stage Crew will meet every other Wednesday to learn EVERYTHING about the theater, with the exception of lights and sound. The purpose of these meetings is to make Stage Crew more efficient and educated so that setting up for a show, running a show, and maintaining the Fogelberg are done in a quick and professional manner.