The mission of the Baychester Middle School Theatre Department is to be an all-inclusive program that inspires its participants and audiences to appreciate and understand the arts through quality live productions and educational opportunities.
Studies have shown that students with sustained involvement in theatre show substantial improvement in reading-proficiency, self-concept and motivation, and higher levels of empathy for others. At Baychester, we have witnessed first-hand the confidence that is built, the friendships that are formed, and the passions that are developed within our program.
Our 7th annual musical was “Legally Blonde.”
Due to COVID-19 school closures, we never got to present the final production to a live audience.
Despite our disappointment, we rallied together to record a virtual concert, which was shared with our school and families. This production will still go down in Baychester history as another excellent piece of musical theatre. The cast was incredible, the crew worked very hard, and we are so proud of what we accomplished.
“Theatre doesn’t last. Only in people’s memories and in their hearts. That’s the beauty and sadness of it. But that’s life. Beauty and sadness. And that is why theatre is life.”
2020: Legally Blonde
2019: The Lion King
2016: Shrek the Musical
2015: The Little Mermaid
2014: The Wiz
Black Box Shows
The Baychester Black Box theatre was conceived and implemented in 2018. Its goal is to provide students a non-musical theatre experience that exposes them to a wide range of writing and acting styles, as well as a vast array of subject matters.