Because school is cancelled today, the superintendent has said that all afternoon and evening activities are also cancelled.
Saturday's show will go on as scheduled. I'll see you all tomorrow around 6:00 pm for another fabulous performance!
Tuesday - Rehearsal after school - 3:00-5:30 pm (We need to have everything put away by 6:00.)
Wednesday - Shows at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm
- Stage set-up begins at 8:00 a.m.
- Student preparations begin at 8:30 a.m.
Thursday - No rehearsal
Friday - Students to arrive at 6:00 pm: Whoover kids, Estrellitas, Grunch, Millie, Willie
- Students to arrive at 6:15 pm: All other students
- Show at 7:00 pm!
Saturday - Students to arrive at 6:00 pm: Whoover kids, Estrellitas, Grunch, Millie, Willie
- Students to arrive at 6:15 pm: All other students
- Show at 7:00 pm
- Cast party in the cafeteria, immediately after the show
We are in need of one more trench coat, short or long, for a 5th grader. If you have one we could borrow, let me know or send it to school with your child. Thanks!
REMINDERS TO STAY HEALTHY:
AND....keep working on your lines!
(This photo is from another drama club's version of The Grunch.)
Costume Clarification #1
The following students should plan to leave their costume pieces at school after this Friday. Please label all clothing!
Estrellitas (t-shirts, shoes)
Críticos (jackets, hats, i.d. badges, notepads)
John R., Anna O., Evelyn C.
Sophia, Winnie (jackets, hats, ties, etc.)
Critic's chorus members who wear something other than regular kid clothes
Whoover Drama kid black shirts can hang on the costume rack
The costumes listed above will hang on the costume rack. The students listed above should bring a labeled box or plastic bin in which they can keep their accessories and their regular clothes and shoes while they are in costume. These boxes/bins will be stored at school until after the final performance. Please send the labeled box/bin with your child this Friday.
Whoover Drama students, paparazzi, reporters, taxistas, Grunch, Willie, and Millie will wear their regular clothes. They should wear the same outfit for this Friday's rehearsal and each of the performances. They are not required to bring a box or bin, because they will arrive in costume for each performance.
Costume Clarification #2
Whoover Drama kids should plan to wear a black t-shirt under their regular shirt. This is their scene 10 & 11 costume -- they know what that means.
Parent Volunteers Needed!
I need volunteers for the following jobs:
Parent supervision on Tuesday, Feb. 18; 3:00-6:00 pm
Pre-show preparations (hair, make-up, crowd control, etc. for all 4 shows); 1 hour before showtime
Backstage help during the shows (all 4 shows); help with entrances, microphones, crowd control
Make photo display boards -- This involves typing up student information and attaching it and student photos to the boards (boards and photos provided) - often a 2-person job
Lobby decoration for Friday & Saturday night - help decorate the foyer in front of the gym; involves arranging display boards and some decorations on tables.
Party Planner--We need at least one other parent to help plan the after-show party (Saturday at 8:00 in the cafeteria); pick up party supplies and cake
I'd really appreciate it if you'd contact me as soon as possible if you'd like to help.
Here is the updated rehearsal calendar. Please have your child attend this Friday if possible. Rehearsals are going well. We are, however, just two weeks from our first performance! Please help your child with his/her lines. Starting Monday, February 10, no scripts will be allowed on the rehearsal stage--lines must be memorized!
Parent Supervisors needed for all of the remaining rehearsals!
Please contact me if you can help. Thanks!
I've uploaded the audio recordings of the songs for the show. They are amateur recordings, but should be helpful for practicing the songs and dances. We are so fortunate that two former Drama Club members, Annabella and Anna, are helping with the choreography and the singing! The recordings are on the music page.
Students can start bringing in costumes this week or next. All students must wear their complete costume at the Friday, February 14 rehearsal. Each family is responsible for getting their child/children's costume(s) unless otherwise noted below. When possible, borrow costume pieces from friends or family; no need to go out and buy new items.
For students wearing "regular or school" clothes, I'd like them to wear the same outfit for each show. If your child wears "regular or school clothes" and you'd like your child to keep that costume at school, we'll keep it on the costume rack.
LABEL ALL CLOTHING THAT YOU SEND TO SCHOOL FOR THE SHOW!
Stage Manager - black pants and shirt
Rudy Grunch - jeans, school clothes, but nothing cutesy (I'd love to hear what you have in mind!)
Millie and Willie - school clothes, same-colored shirts (Talk to each other & decide on the shirts)
Whoover Drama Club kids - school clothes, black t-shirt for Scenes 10-11
Extra props/costume pieces:
Jamie - tape measure, wrist pin cushion
Jayde - dance-type clothes
Harper - headphones
Director Agustín - jacket and tie, or suit if you'd like, cell phone
Sra. Cooper - dress pants, blouse, nice shoes, jewelry if you'd like
Sra. Woods - dress pants, blouse, nice shoes, jewelry if you'd like
NY Critics - dress pants, blouse, nice shoes, wrist watch, sunglasses (Drama Club has some), jean jackets (I think trench coats may be too difficult to find); will also need a small notebook and pen
Hannah - cell phone
MN critics - jeans or dress pants, button-down shirt, any shoes, jacket if you'd like; will also need a small notebook and pen
Estrellitas - black leggings, white socks, black shoes; t-shirts and headbands provided by Drama Club
Train conductor - dark pants, white shirt, dark jacket, hat
Critic's Chorus - dressed as though you are going "to work", any job you'd like
Ticket seller - dark pants, white shirt, bow tie (Drama Club has one), hat
Paparazzi - regular clothes, camera (Drama Club has small cameras, if you'd like to use them. Let me know.)
Reporters - regular clothes, microphones or notepads
Taxi drivers - dark pants, any shirt, jacket (you'll be "outside")