MOUNTAIN BROOK FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT
The Fine Arts Department of Mountain Brook High School includes the areas of art, music, and theatre. A Fine Arts Education is fundamental to every student and provides all students the opportunity to grow aesthetically; to develop and expand a critical awareness of their cultural heritage; and to acquire the skills needed to distinguish the fine from the mundane through their experiences in the arts. The intent is to help students increase their perception and awareness of their environment, to encourage an imaginative and creative approach to problem solving and communication, and to develop self-discipline and confidence. The courses offered by the Fine Arts Department are designed to instill a lifelong involvement in and appreciation with support of the arts through challenging, effective and engaging experiences to achieve higher levels of performance.
benefit students in their intellectual, personal, and social development through empathy and collaboration.
build many kinds of literacy while developing intuition, imagination, and dexterity into unique forms of expression and communication.
explore the influences of history and culture in the arts bringing better understanding of diversity, human behavior and motivation.
engage students in a process that enables them to develop the self-esteem, self-discipline, self-motivation, and cooperation for success in life.
The Mountain Brook Drama Department will present Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers". America's greatest comic playwright created this memory play that is set in Yonkers in 1942. It was a big hit on Broadway, winning a Tony award and also won the Pulitzer Prize in 1991. Bella is thirty-five years old, mentally challenged, and living at home with her stern mother, Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, ne'er-do-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons on the old lady's doorstep. He is financially strapped and taking to the road as a salesman. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers. The play will perform at the MBHS Black Box on September 27, 28, and 29 at 7 pm and on September 30 at 2 pm. You can reserve tickets by calling 414-3842 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org, and leave your name, your telephone number, the date you would like to attend, and how many tickets you would like reserved and we will hold your tickets until the evening of the show. Tickets are $10.00 each. You may pay and pick up your tickets the night of the show. Don't miss this funny, poignant and heart felt play. Make your reservations today!!
MBHS Theatre Department and Carver High School will present the Broadway musical, "Hairspray".
"Hairspray" performances will also be at Mountain Brook High School on April 27 and 28 at 7pm and on April 29 at 3pm. Please call 414-3842 for ticket reservations. Come out and experience this unique and special collaborative production from two outstanding schools.