Barrington Middle School

Announcing the 2021-22 Arts Alive! & BMS PTO Production of REVOLTING!

***REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. ALL REHEARSAL DAYS ARE FULL. Email to be added to waitlist.***

It’s Power To The People in this journey through some of Broadway’s most popular historic musicals. Students will learn how history has been made (and repeated) through revolution and bravery. This musical REVUE will cover scenes and songs from Tony Award winning shows like Les Miserables, Hamilton & Newsies – and a few surprises!
BMS Students are invited to explore their creativity and engage in the art of theatre, dance and music through an after-school program sponsored by the BMS PTO. Professional artists from Arts Alive!, an East Bay based non-profit organization, will work with students to guide and direct them through the process of learning, rehearsing and performing in an ensemble musical production.
Dust off those character shoes- it’s time to get back on stage!

Description: Health & safety will continue to be a priority and as such students will rehearse in 3 stable pods of 20-30 students per pod. Parents will select their student’s rehearsal day/ pod at the time of registration and students will be called every week during the rehearsal period on that selected day. Monday & Wednesday rehearsals will be held at BMS immediately after-school until 5:15pm. Sunday rehearsals will be held at the Arts Alive! Studio at Cutler Mill in Warren from 2:00-4:00pm. Transportation will not be provided.

Registration: Registration will open on Thursday, January 13th at 6pm – Wednesday, January 26th (or when rehearsal pods fill). Space will be limited, so please sign up early!

Auditions: Everyone gets a part! Auditions will be held on your student’s selected rehearsal day on the following dates:

  • Sunday, January 30th 2:00-4:00pm (At Arts Alive! Cutler Mill Studio in Warren)
  • Monday, January 31st After-School-5:15pm at BMS in the Student Union
  • Wednesday, February 2nd After-School-5:15pm at BMS in the Student Union

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will take place from February 6th – March 30th. See rehearsal days below that you will be able to select from at registration:

  • Sundays 2:00-4:00pm (At Arts Alive! Cutler Mill Studio in Warren)
  • Mondays After-School-5:15pm at BMS in the Student Union
  • Wednesdays After-School-5:15pm at BMS in the Student Union

Performance Dates: Friday, April 8, 2022 at 7pm, Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 1pm, and Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 7pm

Program Fee: $178 for all registrants. Sibling discount of $25 off second and subsequent students’ registration fees. Scholarships are available.

COVID Policies & Procedures: Please read through our COVID Safety Procedures. Arts Alive! will be following all current BPS COVID-19 Protocols. Please refer to the BPS COVID-19 Protocol Update, the BPS Health & Safety Guidance, and the RIDE/ RIDOH Playbook. Masks will be required by all participants and staff. All Arts Alive! staff are vaccinated. All participants are required to be vaccinated OR if a participant is unvaccinated, they must adhere to weekly testing. COVID-19 verbal screenings will be required upon arrival. Rehearsal day pods will be limited to 25-40 students per pod and will remain consistent.

Scholarships: We have a General Scholarship Application and an application for our Pete Bilderback Scholarship. PLEASE NOTE: Those applying for just the Pete Bilderback Scholarship must make payment at time of registration and will then be reimbursed if selected for the scholarship. Those applying for the General Scholarship do NOT need to make payment at the time of registration. All Scholarship information & Applications are available on as part of the online registration. The deadline for scholarship applications is January 20th. For questions regarding scholarships, please email:

For additional tip on the Arts Alive audition process, please view our AUDITIONING 101 VIDEO.

Policies for Barrington Middle School


All communications are through email from Arts Alive.  Please do not call the office with questions about the play.

It is imperitive that we have the correct email for you and any other caregivers for your child. Also, please ensure that you are able to receive emails from

Rehearsal Dismissal + Late Pick-Up Policy

Unless otherwise noted, all after-school rehearsals at Barrington Middle School end at 5:15pm and rehearsals at Cutler Mill Studio end at 4:00pm.

You do NOT need to send in a dismissal note for rehearsals. Arts Alive! staff will provide a list of children participating in rehearsals each week for sign-out.

Please be aware, there will be NO TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED to Cutler Mill Studio by Arts Alive! or the BMS PTO.

Please be on time to pick up your child. If your child remains in our care 15 minutes beyond the designated pick-up time, you will incur a $10.00 late pick up fee per family for every 10 minutes beyond the 15 minute grace period (i.e., 1-10 minutes late, $10.00; 11-20 minutes late, $20.00, etc.). Late fees must be paid in full at the time of pick up. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Refund Policy

While we are confident that your experience with Arts Alive will be a positive one, we have outlined our refund policy below. All refund requests must be made in writing and submitted to

If a registered student decides not to participate in the Arts Alive school program:
– A full refund, minus a $30 processing fee will be given if the student withdraws, prior to the first day of auditions
– A 50% refund will be given for withdrawal after auditions have started but before the cast list is posted
– A 25% refund will be given after cast lists have been posted but prior to the first rehearsal
– No refunds will be given once rehearsals have begun. Extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis.

Cast List

The play consists of an ensemble cast. Even if you think your child has a small part, they are a significant part of the play. Their absence affects the entire cast. Please do your best to ensure that your child is present for every rehearsal for which they are called. If your child has to miss a rehearsal, please notify us as soon as possible. More than three (3) absences may result in removal from the play.

Discipline Policy

All participants and their parents will be required to review and sign the Arts Alive! Discipline Policy. The Discipline Policy will be reviewed at the start of the program. In addition, a hard copy will be provided to be signed and returned.


Scholarships are available.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please complete a General Scholarship Application or the Pete Bilderback Scholarship ApplicationThe deadline to submit a scholarship application is January 20, 2022. No applications will be considered this date.

Costume Fittings

Fitting dates will be announced through email. No costume pieces or props will be shared amongst students. Any props that are shared will be disinfected before another students uses them

All fittings take place at our storage facility:

The Handkerchief Factory
569 Main Street, Suite 211
Warren, RI