The Barr Academy of Performing Arts

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Into The Woods Jr - Sunday 15th July 2018

February 2018

To conclude this year on Sunday 15th July, every class in the academy will be part of a full musical production of Stephen Sondheim's “Into The Woods”! We are already really excited about the production and hope it will continue to develop and nurture the children's confidence & performance skills. More details of the show will be provided nearer the time but please do put the date in your diary and block off the whole day! Tickets will be available to purchase at class every Sunday, after Easter.

Show Stoppers!

July 2017

Show Stoppers cast

CONGRATULATIONS to everybody who took part in our variety performance, ‘Show Stoppers!’ at Arts4Every1 in High Wycombe on July 16th. We're so proud of all of you and thank you so much for your hard work & dedication! Have a fabulous summer and we look forward to seeing you all in September!

Les Miserables - WEST END

May 2017

This year, Principal Emma will be joining the West End cast of ‘Les Miserables’. Her performances begin in June and if there is enough interest we would love to organise a group trip to watch the show!

NEW Senior Class!

April 2017

From September 2017 we are pleased to announce a new ‘Senior’ extension to the existing Intermediate class. The idea behind this is to allow our current older students the opportunity to work on more mature, soloistic & emotionally involved material while also continuing the gradual expansion of the academy.

The plan is that the Intermediate class will run as normal (11:30-12:30), with students who are in school year nine and above then staying on for an extra thirty minute intense session, finishing at 13:00. Eventually this class will break away from the intermediate group, becoming a fully fledged ‘Senior’ class, taking students up to the age of eighteen but we feel that it is best to progress gradually at present.

The extra cost for this class will be £15.00 per term, taking the total for affected students to £90.00 per term. If you have any questions regarding this, please don't hesitate to get in touch by phone or email, or by all means have a chat with Dave or me one Sunday morning.

Show Stoppers! - Sunday 16th July

January 2017

To conclude this year on Sunday 16th July, every class in the academy will be part of a musical variety spectacular! We are already really excited about the production and hope it will continue to develop and nurture the children's confidence & performance skills.

We will be learning lots of different songs/dances/combined routines & scenes, covering a broad range of musical styles - solos, duets and interclass collaborations will also allow all of the children a chance to shine.

More rehearsal details will be provided nearer the time but please put the date in your diaries. As with previous ‘show days’, the children will be needed ALL DAY on Sunday 16th July for morning technical rehearsals. The performance will then commence at 3.30pm.

We will be asking for a costume contribution of £5.00 per child after half term. The children will be provided with a new ‘show t-shirt’ to keep as well as additional props/costume hints etc. They will then need their own black leggings/tracksuit bottoms and black trainers/plimsoles as normal.

Tickets are on sale every Sunday, priced at £8.00 for adults and £5.00 for children & OAPs. We hope you are all looking forward to the production as much as we are!

The Jungle Book

August 2016

Jungle Book cast

Here are our wonderful ‘Jungle Book’ cast! Massive CONGRATULATIONS to everybody involved! We think the show was absolutely fantastic and we're so proud of you all. We hope you have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you all in September!

Also, don't forget to start working on your talents and skills for our talent show style performance at the end of the Autumn term - ‘The Barr Academy's Got Talent!’

The Jungle Book! Sunday 17th July!

January 2016

To conclude this year on Sunday 17th July, every class in the academy will be part of a full musical production of The Jungle Book! We are already really excited about the production and hope it will continue to develop and nurture the children’s confidence & performance skills.

Every child in Junior and Intermediate Musical Theatre will require their own full script/ musical score that is theirs to make notes on and keep after the production. These scripts are £5.00 each and must be paid for by the end of term so that they can be taken home to look at over the Easter holidays.

More details of the show will be provided nearer the time but please do put the date in your diary!

Spring Term 2016!

January 2016

Happy New Year and welcome/welcome back to the Spring Term 2016 at The Barr Academy of Performing Arts!

Just a reminder of our uniform requirements - everyone must wear an Academy T-shirt with ideally black leggings/tracksuit bottoms and trainers/plimsoles/jazz shoes. Thank you!

Christmas Presentations

November 2015

This term will conclude with Christmas Presentations in class on Sunday 13th December 2015. Parents and other family members are invited to join us for the last 30 minutes of class to watch some classwork as well as performances of numbers that we have been working on throughout the term.

“The Beauty Sleeping” Pantomime

November 2015

Good luck to some of our Intermediate Musical Theatre students who are going to be performing in The Masque Players production of “The Beauty Sleeping” this November. If you'd like to watch the production please visit www.masque-players.co.uk to purchase tickets. Break a leg everyone!

Autumn Term 2015!

September 2015

Welcome/Welcome back to the start of the new Autumn term. We are really excited for the coming term and year and look forward to getting to know all of the new faces in classes!

Don't forget that this term will feature WEST END FRIENDS for the Junior and Intermediate classes! Friends and colleagues direct from London’s WEST END will be coming in throughout the term for a series of workshops!

In the Spotlight! DVDs!

September 2015

CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who took part in “In The Spotlight!” at the end of last term. We were immensely proud of all of the children performing and hope they enjoyed being on stage and under the lights! A DVD of each show will be available to purchase… more details coming soon.

West End Friends!

July 2015

NEW for AUTUMN 2015!

I will be inviting friends and colleagues direct from London's WEST END for a series of workshops for children in our Junior and Intermediate Musical Theatre classes throughout the term!

Summer Show – “In The Spotlight!” – Sunday 19th July 2015

July 2015

All students in ‘Tiny Tots Musical Theatre’ (9.30am class and selected soloists) will be needed from 10.00am until 12.30pm.

All students in ‘Junior’ and ‘Intermediate Musical Theatre’ (10.30am & 11.30am classes) will be needed from 2.00pm – 4.30pm.

Please could all children wear their yellow “In The Spotlight!” t-shirts with black bottoms (leggings/joggers/tracksuit bottoms) and trainers/plimsolls.

Please can all girls have their hair tied back in either a low pony tail/plait/French braid and shorter hair clipped back or with a headband.

Timetable for the day…

We look forward to seeing you all there and don't forget to buy your tickets if you haven't already!

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