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The BCAE Takes a Look "Behind the Curtain"

Posted by Clark Crowley on Fri, Oct 07, 2011

Last Thursday, the BCAE held its first installment of “Behind the Curtain,” an exclusive opportunity for our students to take a behind-the-scenes look at Boston’s historic theaters and attend world class performances.

The night started off with a tour of the Boston Opera House, one of the city’s most storied theaters. Originally operating as a movie and vaudeville theater, the Opera House was rededicated in the summer of 2004 after undergoing $38 million in renovations.  After the tour, students voyaged to exciting and dangerous World War II era French Polynesia, by way of a performance of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, South Pacific.

South Pacific at the Boston Opera House

For the second installment of “Behind the Curtain,” BCAE students will explore Boston Ballet’s headquarters, costume shop and rehearsal space located at 19 Clarendon Streetin the South End, on Thursday, November 10.

Founded in 1963, Boston Ballet was the first professional repertory ballet in New England and is considered one of the major ballet companies in North America. The 19 Clarendon St. location is one of the largest and best-equipped dance spaces in the country and an important hub for dance.

Romeo + Juliet at the Boston Opera House

Following the tour, they’ll view a performance of Romeo + Juliet, choreographed by John Cranko at the Opera House, Boston Ballet’s sole performance venue. BCAE students are also invited to attend Offstage, a performance after-party with Boston Ballet dancers and patrons at BiNA osteria.

Sign up now to reserve your spot for "Behind the Curtain" with the Boston Ballet's performance of Romeo + Juliet.  Look for new theaters, performances and exclusive “Behind the Curtain” opportunities every term!

Topics: BCAE Theater Classes, Behind the Curtain