The CB freshman who is a theatrical star. Christian Brothers freshman Bella Bagatelos (’16) reached new heights this summer in her performing arts career. The laid back freshman starred in the famous Joseph Stein musical Fiddler on the Roof at the Sacramento Music Circus. Bella played the role of Shprintze, the main character’s fourth daughter. This was no casual […]
The CB freshman who is a theatrical star.
Christian Brothers freshman Bella Bagatelos (’16) reached new heights this summer in her performing arts career.
The laid back freshman starred in the famous Joseph Stein musical Fiddler on the Roof at the Sacramento Music Circus. Bella played the role of Shprintze, the main character’s fourth daughter.
This was no casual summer job — it was not uncommon for the daily rehearsals to be eight and a half hours long. It was hard work, but it paid off in the end with a successful show and a rewarding experience for Bella.
“I love acting because I love the chance to be someone else and maybe not follow the rules,” the freshman said. “It’s awesome to have the chance to be someone completely different for a couple of hours.”
Bella began doing ballet at a young age and absolutely loved being on stage, so her mother decided to sign her up for a musical. The performer’s first role was playing an “additional orphan” in the musical Annie.
The thespian has loved performing ever since.
Over the years Bella has participated in over 20 shows for community theatres. Most notably, the talented underclassman performed in Oliver, A Christmas Carol, and The Music Man.
Currently, the young actress is working on The Miracle Worker, in which she will be starring as Helen Keller.
When asked by the Talon what her plans for the future are, the gifted student says, “I am not really sure what I want to do in the future, but I’m doing everything I can to make sure acting is a possibility.”
Along with performing arts Bella is a dedicated student and during her limited spare time, the hardworking freshman participates in competitive soccer. Additionally, she is already contributing her talents to the Falcon community by singing in the CB choir.
“Singing is amazing because you can express yourself in ways you really can’t through words,” Bella revealed.
When asked by the Talon what she would want people to know about her, the humble frosh says, “ I [want] people [to] know that I’m not in theater for the fame and money — I really do love being on stage and if I were to pursue [acting] it would be to pursue the art, not the red carpet.”
Whether on the stage, on the field, or in the classroom, Bella Bagatelos is definitely deserving of Falcon of the Week honors.
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