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As the school year winds down and finals arrive, all eyes point to next year and the Jesuit Theater program is looking good.  In a year filled with many One Acts and productions, the theater program is booming now more than ever with a record number of auditions. Next year is shaping up to be one of the best...
This Friday, February 18, 2011, Bulls in a China Shop (BICS) will play at the Door, a popular night venue in Deep Ellum. In the final round of a battle of the bands which featured 18 bands, BICS will compete against five other groups for a chance to win $1,000 as well as some much earned recognition and publicity. Consisting...
Jesuit Theater kicks off the 2010 year with the highly anticipated Senior One Acts.  Mr. Myers, director of Jesuit theater, calculated that “last year the two One Act productions attracted more than 1,200 audience members.” In addition, the One Acts, according to Myers, are “a great opportunity for anyone to get onstage,” and experience the thrill of being in...
The pianist gazes out toward the audience - twenty, maybe thirty thousand members he presumes - and proceeds to take his seat at the glossy Yamaha piano. He slowly rolls his shoulders backward and exhales slowly, clearing his mind of distractions and focusing his attention solely on the sheet music that faces him. His fingertips gently touch...
A young girl lying bedridden, prisoner of a mysterious curse, is being treated by her father, the town pastor. Cheers from the audience subside and "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller starts. Set in the late 1960’s, the play depicts the infamous event commonly known as the Salem Witch Trials. The play’s protagonist, John Proctor, must fight off accusations of witchcraft...
A nervous actor walks through the long, dark hallway up to the stage. The bright lights flash on. The actor stands, alone, in front of the directors, with a few precious minutes to prove himself worthy of a role. This was the experience of every aspiring Jesuit actor on August 23 when auditioning for the Jesuit theater’s fall drama. These...
Students rehearsing their lines, the set being constructed, and the curtain opening back up, Jesuit Theatre prepares to kick off the 2012-2013 school year.  The Jesuit Theatre program has been working hard to make 2012 the best year of theatre yet. Led by Mr. Myers, actors and actresses from Jesuit and Ursuline have been working since the first day of...
The first two weekends of April showcased the impressive talents of the Jesuit and Ursuline theater departments as the lecture hall housed both a series of show tunes, the second annual Musical Revue, and a hilarious play, Black Comedy. As the lights dimmed in the gallery, and the actors, all dressed in black garb, emerged from the dark hallways, Love,...

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