Burr and Burton Academy's Media and Performing Arts Department in partnership with the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning and Northshire Performing Arts will present a high-definition broadcast performance in the school's Riley Center for the Arts every other Saturday evening from September through April at 7 p.m. A wide variety of genres will be represented: theater, film, opera, ballet, and dance. All the performances are stunningly presented on a large screen using the latest high-definition technology.
Starting the series off on Sept. 1 will be the 25th anniversary production of The Phantom of the Opera from the Royal Albert Hall in London, which includes over 200 cast members, orchestra musicians, and luminaries involved with with the show since its premier in 1986.
On Sept. 15 the National Theatre of London's production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" will be shown. Based on Mark Haddon's 2003 award-winning novel, the drama focuses on a young boy wrongly accused of killing his neighbor's dog and his arduous journey to solve the mystery. The play is directed by Marianne Elliott, who co-directed the hugely successful stage production of "War Horse" for the National, for which she won a Tony Award
Enjoy the chance to vote on short films by young filmmakers at the broadcast of the Manhattan Short Film Festival on Sept. 29. "Manhattan Short is not a touring or traveling film festival...it is the world's first Global Film Festival, taking place in over 250 cities across six continents during one week. For a filmmaker who wants to get their short film out there, there is no greater test than Manhattan Short."
Tickets for all performances are $18 for adults and $9 for students ($16 and $6 for the films). They may be purchased online after August 15 at bba.ticketjunior.com.
For a full description of all the performances scheduled for the 2012-2013 Saturday Series, visit www.burrbuton.org/arts/RileyCenterSaturdaySeries or www.greenmtnacademy.org.