The Fogelberg Performing Arts Center at Burlington High School is poised for what The New York Post has described as the “funniest farce ever written,” with the performances of Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off” on December 2 and 3 at 7:30 pm.
“Noises Off” follows a traveling acting company’s struggles to prepare and perform a bedroom farce called “Nothing On.” The romantic entanglements, general cluelessness, and bad habits of the cast and crew create a catastrophic production of the play-within-a-play, which in turn provides for a hilarious experience for the audience of “Noises Off.”
Noted for its strong ensemble of comedic players, the Burlington cast includes Danielle Schissler as Dotty Otley, Zaven Ovian as Lloyd Dallas, Anthony Cruz as Garry Lejeune, Katrina Gilstrap as Brooke Ashton, Chris Coe as Frederick Fellowes, Giovanna Fernandes as Belinda Blair, Michelle Lee as Poppy Norton-Taylor, Jeff Manni as Tim Allgood, and Walker Peterson as Selsdon Mowbray.
Reserved seating can be purchased by visiting www.burlingtontickets.org or by calling 781-A-FUN-TIC. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.
Filled in basic course descriptions for all core courses, AP offerings and electives.
Changed introductory page to include a menu of teachers’ classroom pages.
Introduced departmental policies.
Introduced Twitter feed for @BHSAdvocate – the Twitter account for the Devil’s Advocate – onto the baseline of the main page.
Here’s a filmed version of a chapter from John Green’s novel “Zombicorns” produced and filmed by Melanie Canales (Class of 2012)
UPDATES: Nov 16th
Added link to the BHS Literary Map
Added link to Mrs. Janovitz’s webpage, as well as her book recommendation
UPDATES: Nov 15th
Cleaned up the Contact Us information
Cleaned up the electives menu. Descriptions coming soon. Even better descriptions coming slightly later.
UPDATES: Nov 14th
Moved the BHS Poetry Out Loud page from http://www.burlington.mec.edu/~poetryoutloud to this site
Added links to Ms. Netishen’s and Ms. Lombardo’s class webpages
Added class description to Contemporary Literature page
Added Book Recommendations from Mr. Milton & Ms. Netishen
The dates for the 2012 BHS Poetry Out Loud competition are:
Semifinals: February 3rd
Finals: February 10th
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint – Brady Udall
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint - Brady Udall
“If I could tell you only one thing about my life it would be this: when I was seven years old the mailman ran over my head.”
Brady Udall’s thoughtful and skillfully crafted first novel, The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, opens abruptly and honestly. The book chronicles the ups and downs of the young Edgar Mint, an authentic and sympathetic underdog character who suffers great horrors and enjoys moments of true happiness. Edgar is a survivor, a champion over accident, impairment, bullying, menace, and oppression. He possesses an endearing goodness, a respect for the power of language, and an inspiring ability to overcome all obstacles in his path. The book is full of black humor, and a cast of characters both comic and tragic. If you want a novel that is immediately uplifting, this is not the book for you. There is definitely some darkness within the pages, but those pages are also infused with hope. It is an interesting and imaginative novel, and well worth a read.
The Devil’s Advocate, Burlington High’s school newspaper, is unveiling their new WordPress site. It is currently under construction, but you can check it out as it develops. Click on the Devil’s Advocate tab in the header above.
Collab is currently running both its annual music contest and the annual art contest.
The music contest will remain open until after winter break, perhaps until February. Eligibility rules: The songs must be original – no cover songs. At least one member must be a current BHS student. Multiple submissions encouraged. No restrictions on music genre.The winner will be played over our morning announcements and will be the featured track on this year’s album, included with the magazine.
The art contest is open to all students and all media. The winning entry will be used as our cover art for the 2012 edition of Collab. Top entries from juniors will be considered as the cover art for next year’s British Lit. textbook. Top sophomore entries will be considered as the cover art for next year’s American Lit. textbook.
Submissions for either contest can either be submitted to Mr. Lally or emailed to
The English Department is pleased to announce that we will be offering a new elective for next fall: Young Adult Fiction. This will be a half-year course available to freshmen and sophomores, and will be the only existing reading course offered to our underclassmen. We are very excited to see this course get started, so spread the word!
The Hunger Games Trilogy – Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins
A story about a dystopian society in which the government exercises complete control over its people by dividing them into smaller zones and forcing two children from each zone to participate in a televised fight to the death, called The Hunger Games. The stories hero,16 year old Katniss Everdeen, volunteers to be a tribute for the 74th Hunger Games to take the place of her younger sister who was chosen by a lottery. The games seem to be just as much about marketing as they do about battle itself – and Katniss learns to excel in both (even playing up a love angle in order to stay alive). After a few recommendations, I picked up the first book on a cross country trip. By the end of the trip (and a few detours to book stores), I had completed the series.