The mission of Bak Middle School of the Arts’ theatre department is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice theatre arts through hands-on instruction.
SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
6th Grade: Introduction to Acting, Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre/Stagecraft, Costuming, Movement for the Actor, Movement & Improv
7th Grade: Intermediate Acting, Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre/Stagecraft, Costuming
8th Grade*: Advanced Acting, Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre/Stagecraft, Costuming *Students may audition or apply for a performance or technical track
GENERAL INFORMATION 2023-2024
The Theatre Department encourages you to be familiar with and use the Cashless Schools option available to all parents. The information is posted on www.schoolcashonline.com.
Tickets to our productions are sold in advance online through a program called Seat Yourself. A link will be shared with all parents at least a week prior to the show date. Tickets can be purchased online until showtime. There will be no cash sales at the door. ALL tickets must be purchased online.
There are many volunteer opportunities in the Theatre Department throughout the year. Specific requests are made via a Google form at the beginning of the school year, email, on the Bak Theatre Parents Facebook page, and via the Remind app. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions about volunteer opportunities, please contact our Theatre Parent Coordinators at email@example.com.
JR. ITS (THESPIANS) TROUPE 88441
The Junior International Thespian Society (ITS) is more than 80 years old and has individual high school and middle school troupes all over the world. ITS is an honor society for advanced theatre students and students who love to work in the theatre in all aspects including acting, technical skills, design, marketing, and theatre management. Any Bak student may join Troupe 88441 while earning points toward a formal initiation. Although attending the regular monthly meetings is encouraged, recognizing that our students have very busy schedules, it is not required. Mr. Frederickson and Mr. Steadman are our Troupe Leaders this year. Please see the enclosed parent letter regarding Jr. ITS for more details.
WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT THE THEATRE DEPARTMENT
The experiences your child will gain through the Bak Theatre Department are invaluable and have led many students on to achieve successful careers in the theatre industry and to even become stars! These experiences are made possible through having the support of our students’ parents, families and friends.
We publish a program or playbill for all of our productions. The program features information about the show, designs, biographies of those involved, and advertising. Advertising purchases will be available on www.schoolcashonline.com. More details will soon be posted online. This is a great way to advertise a business or to recognize your own Bak Star! Please see the Theatre Program Ad form enclosed.
Bak PTO ADOPT-A-CLASS
This is a program sponsored by Bak PTO that provides parents the opportunity to choose a teacher or teachers to designate funds to be used for their child’s/children’s classes - Adopt-A-Class, Foster-A-Class, or Assist-A-Class. Families may join forces to support-a-class at any level. Updated 2023-24 forms will soon be available on the Bak PTO website. https://www.bakpto.com/adopt-a-class
BAK MSOA FOUNDATION
Each year, the Bak Middle School of the Arts Foundation is committed to raising the funding needed to provide Bak MSOA with the resources, opportunities, and experiences required for the highest quality arts enriched education.
ART AREA FEE
Art area fees can be paid via www.schoolcashonline.com
We ask for your full support of the rules and guidelines of the school as outlined in the student planner. We particularly ask your support of our enforcement of the following: NO GUM; No electronic devices; proper footwear – no open toe or open-heel shoes; clothing should be suitable for movement in the acting studio and safety in the technical areas.
Email is our first line of communication: addresses listed below. If you need to schedule a conference, please call Student Services at (561) 882-3849. The main number for the Theatre Office is (561) 882-3864. Ms. Seeger’s office number is (561) 882-3856.
BAK THEATRE FACULTY
Aubrey Seeger - Department Contact
Wayne Steadman, Jr. - Scene Shop
Eric Frederickson - Acting & Directing
Cristina Caperna - Musical Theatre
Camille Johnson - Costume Shop
Laura Graham - Artist-in-Residence
HOW TO STAY INFORMED
There is a lot going on throughout the year and we have a variety of communication resources
to help you stay informed.
- REMIND APP
To join the Remind App - Text ‘@sy24thea’ to 81010. Remind is a free, safe and simple messaging tool that helps teachers share important updates and reminders with students and parents.
- BAK THEATRE PARENTS FACEBOOK PAGE
(Note: This FB page is completely parent-driven and not overseen by Bak MSOA in any way, shape or form.)
NOTE: No child will be denied the opportunity to be involved in any of our programs or events
due to an inability to pay. Please contact your current theatre teacher or Ms. Seeger for details.
- REMIND APP