Written by August Schulenburg
Directed by Babatunde Alford
Assistant Direction by Chrissy Sardano
Technical Direction by Francis Smith
Produced by Andy Moeller
CONTENT WARNING: This show contains implications of sexual assault and brief themes of suicide.
In a not so special town, at a not so special high school called Plainview High, six seemingly not so special kids work through teenage drama while expecting to come out unscathed. When Scotty the Hotty falls for Jane the Plain, Scotty quickly betrays her trust, leaving the other four shocked and Jane at her most vulnerable. At this point, Jane is mysteriously given a cursed gift and all six are plagued by its unforeseen consequences. Jane and Scotty are plagued by humility and self-reflection. Betty and Leonard are plagued by jealousy and obsession. Lexi and Leeson are plagued by expectations and self-worth. While struggling with these insecurities the six strive to find friendship, self-esteem, approval and love but are soon faced with the fact that in order to get the thing they’ve always wanted, they’ll have to do something they’ve never done.
Come out and audition for our three main stage shows of the spring season: Jane the Plain, Smokefall, and Next to Normal. Auditions will be held on Monday, January 22 to Wednesday, January 24 from 6-10 PM each night. You only have to come on one of these nights and you will not be required to stay the whole time. Please print out an audition form (located on the 'Forms & Resources' page of this website) for each show you would like to audition for. No preparation is necessary for Jane the Plain or Smokefall. For Next to Normal, please prepare about a minute of a song to be sung a capella. There will be cold readings for all three shows.
Written by Annie Baker
Directed by Lucy Gamades
The Student Theater at Agganis Area
In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three deadbeat employees tend to one of the last 35mm projectors in the state. The three have a reluctant friendship, but often take out their inner struggles on each other. Sam is a fully-grown man with no prospects in life, Rose knows she is a stereotype of herself, and Avery has a turbulent past. They learn more about each other as they sweep, mop, and take care of the old place, only to reach a crisis point when they learn the little theater may be turned into a multiplex. They deal with the mundanity of their job in funny, sad, and unexpectedly poignant ways.
Pitches for the Spring semester are due by November 2 at 4 PM.
Pitches should include a completed pitch form (found on the Forms & Resources page of this website) and two printed copies of the script. Put all your materials in an envelope labeled "Attn: Eric Jacobsen" and deliver it to 111 Cummington Avenue, Room B17 by 4 PM.
Come audition for our One Acts Festival! We have three totally original shows you can audition for:
The Tickle Monster
Written and Directed by Chinda Eleonu
An Adaptation of
Alice in Wonderland
Written and Directed by Taylor House
Written and Directed by Erin McSweeney and Maggie Skaza
Auditions are happening this Tuesday, October 31 and Wednesday, November 1 from 6-9 PM at 700 Beacon St. You can come at any point in that time frame to audition. Please print out an audition form for each show you plan on auditioning for. The forms are located here:https://bustagetroupe.com/forms-and-resources/
700 Beacon St is located near Kenmore Square in South Campus. Someone will be in the lobby to direct you when you arrive.
If you would like to sing a musical number or perform a monologue, please bring those to auditions as well. You don't have to have them memorized when auditioning!
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Stephen Karam
Directed by Sarah Sosland
The Student Theater at Agganis Arena
Speech & Debate is a dark comedy that is too smart to ever call itself a “dramedy.” It revolves around three misfit high school students in Salem, Oregon: Solomon, a school newspaper reporter; Howie, a gay transfer kid; and Diwata, a wannabe actress who can’t even get cast in her school district. The three come together to expose their drama teacher for sexually abusing teen boys by competing in a Speech & Debate contest. The play covers tough issues (abortion, homophobia, sexual assault) with an honesty that makes it heart wrenching, compelling, and funny at the same time.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Directed by Ellie Lavelle
Musical Direction by Jake Hudgins
Technical Direction by Alicia Giannetti
Produced by Sam Curley
Tsai Performance Center
It's the first day of school at the clique-y, clichéd Rydell High School in 1959. The coolest kids in school are without a doubt the Greasers (aka the Burger Palace Boys), a rough guy-gang who can only be shown up by the sassy, sarcastic Pink Ladies, who are the most untouchable girls at Rydell. Through a remarkable twist of fate, the leader of the Greasers, Danny, finds himself face-to-face with his sweet summer love, Sandy, after she transfers to Rydell. Sandy is shocked to find that Danny is far from the gentle boy she met on the beach, while Danny struggles to choose between his image and the girl he loves. With both encouragement and determent coming from their respective cliques, Sandy and Danny eventually make their way back to each other, but not without some some major bumps, minor feuds, really un-ironic dance numbers, and of course, those Magic Changes.