Performing Arts

In just the past 5 years, over one thousand students have participated in our premiere performing arts program. Whether in the spotlight or behind the scenes, the girls of Bay View are truly an inspiration.

Bay View puts on three major productions a year: a rousing fall musical performance, like “Godspell” and “Nunsense;” an inspiring spring Drama Festival production; and the annual “Cabaret” performance during the Academy’s major fundraising event, Manhattan at the Bay. This two-hour production showcases the talents of close to 200 of our own vocalists, actors and dancers.

For more than two decades, the Bay View Players have participated in the RI State Drama Festival, winning six titles and several alternate positions. We’ve also represented Rhode Island in the New England Drama Festival with adaptations of pieces like Lillian Hellmann’s “The Children’s Hour” and Muriel Spark’s “The Prime of Miss Jean Brody.” And in 2010, the Bay View Players were awarded the prestigious Franco Coli Ensemble Award for our performance of Brian Friel’s “Dancing At Lughnasa.”

 

So many chances to shine:

  • The Belles of St. Mary’s Show and A Capella Choir
  • Trinity Repertory Company Theatre Workshop
  • In-School Music and Theatre Programs
  • Drama Festival Production
  • Fall Musical Production
  • Chamber Chorus
  • Junior Chamber Chorus
  • Senior All-State Chorus
  • Junior All-State Chorus
  • Technical Theatre
  • Orchestra
  • Yearly State Wide Competitions
  • English Speaking Union’s
  • Shakespeare Competition
  • RI State Drama Festival

Bay View In Partnership with the Following Community Arts Programs:

  • Trinity Repertory Company
    Guest artists from Trinity Repertory Company visit the Bay View campus to conduct weekly actors’ workshops in scene study, script analysis, and production with a select few high school students.
     
  • The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School
    Bay View middle and high school students are offered the opportunity to study music at the state-of-the-art Carter Center for Music Education at the RI Philharmonic Music School located minutes from the Bay View campus.
     
  • The Providence Performing Arts Center
    The Bay View Choir has been chosen to perform before and during a variety of productions including “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and the world-famous Rockettes.

…Plus performances at the Vatican, in Paris, and an invitation to perform at the acclaimed Edinburgh International Drama Festival.

 
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