Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tickets now on sale!

Tickets are now on sale for Titanic. The show will be presented March 19th, 20th, 26, and 27th at 7:30 and on March 28th at 2 p.m. Ticket price is $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.

New this year is our online ticketing service. If you wish to buy tickets go to

Friday, January 1, 2010

Look for rehearsal schedule

The first rehearsal schedule has been emailed to all cast members. If you did not receive a schedule in email, please let Ms. Potts or Ms. Diozzi know.

Anyone attending the 1/7 rehearsal with Ms. D and Mr. M. needs to work on your character sheet prior to the rehearsal. Again, if you didn't get that in an email, please confirm that your contact information is up to date.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Follow us on Twitter

Students have requested that we establish a Twitter account for late-breaking, instant updates regarding the show.

Our Twitter username is: BHSTitanic.

If we don't come up in a search on Twitter, we are following Mr. Larkin, so "click" on us at his Twitter account on his blog.

For more general updates, students are still encouraged to join the BHS Titanic group on Facebook. (This group is limited only to people directly involved with the production.)

For students who have neither a Twitter or Facebook accounts, we will still contact you via email. You will not be left out of the loop.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Wear Shoes

People on the Titanic did not wear sneakers.
Please try to wear shoes or boots to rehearsal, even auditions.

Friday, December 4, 2009

About the Links to Your Right

Several links to helpful websites are posted to your right. Here is a brief overview of what each one is about and why it was posted.

A Modern Perspective: Oasis of the Seas. Oasis of the Seas is the newest ship in the Royal Caribbean line and was launched this fall. Her sister ship, Allure of the Seas, will be launched in November, 2010. Oasis of the Seas is five times the size of the Titanic and is the largest luxury cruise ship in the world. Its amenities are quite luxurious, just as the Titanic's amenities were in her day. As you look through the photos, what impresses you most? How would a first class passenger view the amenities? How would a third class passenger? Try to relate to the grandeur of this ship.

Artifacts - You will need to register an email address to view this site but no other identifying information is required. Use your first name and last initial if you don't want to register your name. On this site, RMS Titanic, are actual photographs of items recovered from the ship. (Click on Artifacts and use the drop-down menu to view jewelry, papers, coins, etc.) As you look at each item, try to think of what it represented to its owner. What objects in your life are important to you? What objects are important to your character? If you find that a prop could be useful or meaningful to your character, let us know and we'll do our best to get that prop for you!

Encyclopedia Titanica - Everything you want to know about the ship and especially all of her passengers, you can find on this site. You will be responsible for using this site to learn autobiographical information about your character. If you're in the chorus, you will use this site to select a character. More on that following casting.

National Geographic/Sixty Minutes and The History Channel - these are the sites to learn factual information about the Titanic and her underseas resting place. The Titanic was discovered by Dr. Robert Ballard in 1985. Recently he has disclosed that he was given money to find the Titanic if he agreed to two classified dives for the U.S. Navy. Since those missions became declassified, he has explained more about them. You can view underwater photos and learn about exploration of the ocean and shipwreck recovery at any of these sites.

Titanic on Broadway - information regarding the 1997 Tony Award winning production of this musical. Background notes on its creative team, cast, etc. This musical was written before the movie and is nothing like it... except for, well you know.

Twenty-One Accents - Exhaustive searching on Youtube yielded very little in the way of quality dialect coaching, but Ms. Diozzi highly recommends YouTube videos by Amy Walker. Ms. Walker's dialects are spot-on and she is a very talented actor. Check out the "21 Accents" video and any others you find of hers. She is on YouTube as "amiable walker."

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Interest meeting held today

Students interested in auditioning for or working backstage on the BHS production of Titanic met this afternoon in the Chorus Room. Students received basic information about the show and a short excerpt from the song, "Godspeed Titanic."

Auditions will be held next Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 9th & 10th in the auditorium. See Mr. Middleton if you still want to be involved! We'd love to have you join us!