The Burlington Township Theater Program is an after-school, extra-curricular activity open to all Burlington Township High School students. There are two shows per school year: one in the fall and one in the spring. Students put in countless hours rehearsing for three to four months for every show.
Students are given the opportunity to express themselves through acting, singing, and dancing. They become a family, where together they train and work with professionals who have worked in the business themselves. Students advance their skill sets and learn basic life skills such as communication and networking with with others. For many, if not all the students, theater is a way to learn how to walk in other people’s shoes and is an escape from their everyday lives. They become storytellers who share their messages with anyone who is willing to listen.
Behind the curtain are those who assist in bringing the story to life by adding lights, sounds, sets, and costumes. These students work with the same professionals while making the family even larger as the show weekends inch closer and closer. Without them, those people telling the story wouldn’t be seen or heard and the stories would be lost.
To make all of this possible, we enlist the support of our community each year. If you would like to help us sustain our programs, please consider purchasing an ad in our programs or making a donation.
By Darian Lambert
Ryan is this year's assistant to the business manager for the fall play and spring musicals. As you read the program, you will see that many of the biographies for the the cast and crew are the result of Ryan's hard work.
The following is Ryan's response when asked to tell us a little bit about himself:
I am Ryan Havas. I have been in three play festivals and wrote two plays in this past one. I work at Regal cinemas-the best job in the world. Happiest place on earth. It always makes me happy being at Regal. That being said, my other passion is history. I plan on going to college for secondary education to become a high school history teacher to be able to help other children with dyslexia like me.
Thank you Ryan for your hard work and dedication to the BTHS Theater program!