Murder mystery: Thespians perform improv whodunit

Murder. A whodunit mystery presented by the theatre department shocked both the theatre group and the audience. Law and Hors d’oeuvres is an improv show put on by the thespian group in the Blue Bistro as a murder mystery dinner theatre. The show was done in an improv style, preventing even the cast from knowing who the murderer was beforehand.

Trunk or Treat for Hurricane Relief

Viking Theatre will host a trunk or treating event on Saturday, October 28 from 5-8 pm in the BHS Fine Arts parking lot. Admission = 5 canned goods per person Flier Information

OAP earns awards district, bi-district

One Act Play advanced out of district to the bi-district in competition in Waco. Individual district awards: Technician Award – Chadney Ferguson Honorable Mention All-Star Cast – Alejandra Reyes All Star Cast – Joey Hendrix and Kassie Gough Individual bi-district awards: Emily Kapchinski – Technician Award Kaylee Gough – All-Star Cast Honorable Mention Taylor Hull […]

Into the theatre: Fine arts department unites to create musical production

The curtain rises as all the hours of work, tears, and nerves culminate in this single moment. The Narrator begins the story: “Once upon a time in a far off kingdom”, and the stage comes to life transporting the audience into the fairy tale world. Fine arts students involved with choir, band, and theatre labored for months creating their own version of the Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods.

All the world’s a stage: Theatre program performs play, playwright attends

The lights blind senior Caleb Duane as he takes the stage. He feels the familiar rush of adrenaline as a hush falls over the audience. Caleb is used to performing to both crowds large and small, but this time it’s different. This time he is performing for the shows creator. This time he portrays a character with the writer, who originally brought this true story to stage, sitting in the audience.

Crossing over: Teacher transitions back to being student for summer

Many of us look to our teachers as mentors, guides, and in many cases, holders of infinite knowledge who we could only one day hope to possess. Often times we forget that teachers were once students, and have shared many of the difficult feats we face every day. For some teachers, school doesn’t end with the final bell after finals, but instead they trade their teaching caps for thinking caps, and take on the role of a student once again.

Viking theatre advances to Nationals

Viking Theatre competed at the Texas Thespian Convention this weekend where students qualified to attend the National Thespian Competition in Lincoln, Nebraska this summer. Dinner with Friends Duet Acting Caleb Duane and Kassie Gough Empty Chairs at Empty Tables Solo Musical Theatre Max Stratton The Triangle Fire Factory Project Group Acting Ryan Simpson, Nicholas Roman, […]

Fahrenheit 451 cast list announced

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All the world’s a stage: Senior finds family, direction through theatre troupe

The curtain rises. The lights shine down on the stage. Senior Katie Svatek walks out and begins to sing as the crowd falls silent. Opening night can shake a performers nerves, but knowing there is a support group backstage can make all the difference both on stage and off.

Theatre competes at bi-districts, actors earn awards

Viking theatre competed in the Bi-District round of One Act Play on Friday. Although the show did not advance, the cast did earn several individual awards: Haven Pottinger- All Star Acting Award Kassie Gough- Honorable Mention All Star Acting Award Martin Hay- All Star Technician

One Act Play advances to bi-district

The cast and crew of One Act Play’s Booby Trap advanced to bi-district competition this weekend. The cast was also honored with two individual awards: Nick Roman received the Outstanding Technician Award and Haven Pottinger was named to the All-Star Cast. The cast will perform for the public at 7:30pm at Rudder High School Auditorium […]

Viking theatre students host Shakespeare workshop

Click here to view a short video about the workshop.

Fine Arts department to perform In the Heights

Tony Award-winning musical is about family, home and finding where you belong Bryan High School’s ​F​ine ​A​rts Department launches its 2015 spring season with “In The Heights,” by Lin-Manuel Miranda, February 6, 7 & 9. (​Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda Book bu Quiara Alegria Hudes) “In The Heights” by Lin-Manuel Miranda February 6, 7, […]

Viking Theatre Qualifies for National Thespian Competition

Members of Viking Theatre Troupe #3463 traveled to Dallas for the State Thespian Convention. While there students we able to experience workshops with professional actors, directors, and stage managers as well as a private concert with composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family). At convention members of troupe #3463 entered acting and technical […]

Viking students shine during Christmas pageant performance

Coming on the heels of a successful showing at the Texas Thespian convention, Viking Theatre scored big again with the success of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, performed on December 5 and 6 in the Blue Auditorium.

Theatre program huge hit after first performance

The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood is everything a high school play should be: funny, entertaining, clean-humored, and hilariously weird. And the quirky, lovable Viking cast brought the characters to life – onstage, and off.

Students chosen for state theatre competition

The Theatre Department hosted open auditions for students to compete at the State Thespian Convention in November. The following students auditioned and were chosen to compete. Monologue Ryan Simpson Monologue Sara Brittain Duet Scene Emily Kapchinski and Cristina Thomas Solo Musical Theatre Kathryn Svatek Group Scene Haven Pottinger Caleb Durda Matt Waskom Stage Management Emily […]

Viking Theatre presents ‘The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood’

October 2 – 7:00 pm October 4 – 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Black Box Theatre Students – $5 Adults – $10

Cast announced for ‘The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood’

Congratulations to the cast of “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” Performances: October 2 at 7pm and October 4 at 2pm and 7pm Robin Hood- Matt Waskom Lady Marian-Katie Svatek Prince John-Caleb Duane Sheriff of Nottingham-Chase Taylor Town’s Person- Mary Kate Walker Lady in Waiting- Sara Britain Friar Tuck-Caleb Durda Willamina Scarlet- Hailee Goodman […]

Seniors theatrical marketing design to be on display at state

The Advanced Technical Theatre class competed in the UIL Theatrical Design Contest for the first time this year. The contest consisted of four parts: Theatre Marketing, Costume Design, Set Design, and Makeup Design. Although the group entry did not advance to State, senior Cain Miller’s Theatrical Marketing Design received an Honorable Mention and will be […]

Theatre performs Noises Off this weekend

The cast of Noises Off will SCREAM if you don’t come see one of their performances this weekend! Friday and Saturday @ 7pm; Saturday and Sunday @ 2pm in the Black Box Theatre. BISD Faculty/Staff are FREE. Adults $8, Students $5. Black Box Theatre. Park by Tennis Courts.

Fine Arts puts on a wicked rendition of classic musical

The Wizard of Oz, a classic American cultural entity, is cherished by children and adults across the country–and messing with something so treasured is always a risk.

Still, the risk paid off for the Fine Arts department over the weekend as they performed their interpretation of The Wizard of Oz to an audience that was left both delighted and fulfilled.

Musical tickets on sale now

Tickets for the Fine Arts department’s spring musical, The Wizard of Oz, are on sale now. The show will be from February 3 – 6 at the Bryan Civic Auditorium.

Pre-sale tickets cost $7 for students and $10 for adults. All tickets are $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from any cast or crew member, or in the Choir room.