Let’s read 4th graders present. Depending on how many people can make it, we may switch characters halfway through, so everyone can get a chance to read. When reading it, pay attention to the line breaks – the playwright is doing some of the work for you by breaking up each line into one thought.
One of the reasons I like 4th Graders is because we could make it into more than just a performance by having a speaker address suicide in teenagers. In 2014, suicide was the second leading cause of death among 10-14 year olds and 15-24 year olds. As well as a powerful performance, we could help to bring awareness to an important issue.
I haven’t decided anything yet, but this is my favorite so far.
I cleaned out my notepad today. Here are some of the random notes scattered on the pages. Please don’t ask me what any of them mean.
How can the sock monkey be stopped?
Tris gets trapped in the house
Story story die
Who are these people?
Claire at jail
Why does she have antlers?
The mom raising the cantaloupe
You got a brother?
It’s time for a read-through! How about this Thursday at 3pm? The play is Hannah and Martin and it deals with the relationship between a Jewish philosophy professor and her mentor who collaborated with the Nazi goverment during WW II. It is based on real people and events. One thing I like about it is that it has a strong, intelligent woman at it’s center. As written, it is for 4w, 4m, but it could be done with 5w, 3m (and maybe more if we didn’t double some of the small roles).
This is just one possibility for the one act. I’m still considering 4th graders present, Antigone Now (an updating of the Antigone story), and I still have more scripts to read.
Also, the stage floor is being re-done (no word on if they’ll paint it black) and we need to clear some of the platforms off.
The musical for next year (Feb 2-4) will be Cinderella. We’ll be doing the “Enchanted Version” which has six female leads. If I get the material in soon enough, we will do a read-through over the summer.
Double congratulations, in fact! Mykala was accepted in GHP for tech theater, and was also named a Shuler Award Honorable Mention for Sound! Thank you Mykala, for being awesome!
Thank you to everyone who auditioned! We will have a read-through on Monday.
Mr. Mozel Richard
B Flat Christina
Jimmy Deeanne Claire
Mary Sue Tynan
Narrators Gregor, Katt, Marguerite, Wylie
Patron at the Beauty Parlor/Understudy: Kaitlyn
Patron at the Bar/Understudy: Perry
The spring play will be Second Samuel. Auditions will be March 3 &4. There is a sign-up sheet on the drama room door. Performances are April 14 &15.
Please make certain you have the following items for Monday.
-Black yoga pants (not leggings)
-Black Jazz shoes
-Black booty shorts
-Black leotard or cami
-Black character shoes
-Nude tights or pantyhose
-Black booty shorts
We also need:
-Boots for knights
Bright Side of Life: Laker Girls and Dancers are already finished, and lead knights wear their knight costume, but everyone else needs:
-White long sleeve button down shirt with a collar
-Black dress pants or yoga pants if your shirt is long enough to cover
-Everyone in Finland song needs a pair of knee high socks. The can be crazy colors. Boys and girls!
-Black shoes (girls character if you have them)
The new schedule is posted on the Spamalot page. Please let Jacob know if there is a rehearsal you cannot attend. Show Week starts 2/13 – no one – cast or crew – is allowed to miss any of the rehearsals starting on the 13th. Please make certain you schedule is free!