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15th Annual Arts Festival Schedule of Events

thursday, april 25 - saturday, april 27, 2013



Friday, April 25th

Our schedule will continue to be updated. Please check back for future developments.

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Afternoon Schedule


BC bOp!

Under the Direction of Sebastian Bonaiuto, instrumental and vocal ensemble performs traditional and contemporary jazz literature. Its repertoire of over 50 selections includes music from the 1940s to the present and is designed to satisfy a variety of musical tastes. O'Neill Plaza


Stories of Transformation

True, personal accounts of transformation from BC retreats, performed by student actors. Stokes Art Tent


Readings by Faculty

Carlo Rotella, Suzanne Berne, Peter Fallon, Maxim D. Shrayer, Kim Garcia, and Christopher Boucher. Gasson 100


Dance Showcase

The Festival Dance Showcases feature an assortment of dance styles – ranging from traditional ballet, jazz, modern, and tap to hip-hop, swing, and step. These showcases feature student choreographers and dancers from 18 different student groups working extensively outside the classroom on their art form.  Intercultural student groups will present exhibitions of their dance styles from all over the world. O'Neill Plaza


Theatre Sports Smackdown!

Will Luera's Improvisation for the Stage class compete in a comedy battle royal full of hilarious characters and amazing feats of improvisation. Stokes Art Tent


Chamber Music Society

Performances by the BC Flute Choir, Cello Ensemble, BC Baroque. O'Neill Plaza


Gallery Hours

Outside the BC Studios: Work by Student Artists. Stokes Art Tent


A Cappella Showcase

A variety of a cappella groups. O'Neill Plaza


Carnival of the Animals

The Chamber Music Society performs the work of Camille Saint-Saens. Professor Mark O'Connor narrates. Conducted by Jonathon Mott ('14). Gasson 100


Dance Showcase - Critics' Choice

A variety of dance styles. O'Neill Plaza


Awards Celebration and Reception

Join University President William P. Leahy, S.J., to recognize the artistic accomplishments of BC students, faculty, and alumni. The Arts Council Alumni Award will be presented to Robert Polito '73 for his work as a poet and scholar, while Sheila Gallagher (Fine Arts Department ) will receive our Faculty Award. We will also present student awards for achievement in the arts. Join us on the plaza for refreshments as we celebrate in honor of our award-winners. Please register for this free event at or 617-552-4700. Stokes Art Tent.



Evening Schedule


ArtSlam Fashion Show

BC student designers present art inspired fashion. O'Neill Plaza


My Mother's Fleabag

A night of interactive comedy from BC's premier improv group. Adult content. Stokes Art Tent


The Deadfast Club

Community for Creative Enactments

An interactive comedic murder mystery. *Discretion advised. Admission $5 at the door. O’Connell House


Avenue Q

In this contemporary musical comedy most of the characters are puppets living in rundown tenements on a rundown street in New York City. Several characters are parodies of Sesame Street regulars, however they are in their twenties and thirties and face adult problems; despite the fuzzy faces, this is not a children's show. *Admission $15, $10 for seniors or with a BC ID. Tickets available online at or at 617-552-4002. Robsham Theater Arts Center


Symphonic Band

Featuring original pieces by David Faleris and BC's own Rachel S. Butler ('13). Gasson 100


The Deadfast Club

Committee for Creative Enactments

An interactive comedic murder mystery. *Discretion advised. Admission $5 at the door. O’Connell House.


BC Underground

An evening showcasing BC students in often underrepresented genres:  Electronic musicians, DJs, mixers, rappers, spoken word poets, break dancers, and hip hop dancers will perform in collaborative programming. *Discretion advised. O'Neill Plaza


After Hours Theatre

A night of ten-minute plays written, directed, and performed by students. O'Neill Plaza.