There will be a parent meeting for the one act at 6pm on September 3. If your child is in the cast, or you would like to help out in any way (advertising, ticket sales, fundraising) please make plans to attend. My hope is to make this the biggest one act yet, but we will need all the help we can get!
Thank you to everyone who auditioned! I will have written feedback for everyone on Monday. If you were not cast, please audition for Spamalot (September 12) and the spring musical.
Cristina Tomato Sauce (Ha! Get it?)
Gregor in das Haus
Jessica No-relation-to-that-Roid-Cheater-Alex (Yankees stink!)
Josh Susses it out
Kat EL Guapo
Kyle Pied Piper
Madeline Hardcore Hervs
Richard Cool in da House
The crew is:
Stage Manager: Rophie Sogg
Tech Goddess: Audrey Sea Gin (Get it? Wow, I am so clever!)
Jorie OMG! Would you please stop talking!
Julian Super Soaker
Cast, please send me a confirmation email from whatever email you use the most. See me Thursday afternoon for a script. Starting Friday, I will email some people letting you know what scenes I’d like you to try. If there is a scene you would like to be in, please email by Sunday afternoon.
You should plan on being at every rehearsal this coming week (unless you have conflicts that you put on the sheet). Please see me if you have any questions.
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind – 30 plays in 60 minutes. Please see the Too Much Light page for more information, including a sample from the script, and come see me if you have any questions.
Auditions are August 17, 18 and 19. There is a sign-up sheet on the drama room door. You should prepare a comedic monologue. If you plan on auditioning and were not at the auditioning workshop, please read the following: Auditioning dos and donts, Audition Tips
Performances are October 1 and 3. The Regional competition is October 17.
Auditions for the one act will be on August 17, 18 and 19, after school. There will be a sign-up sheet on the drama room door.
There will also be an auditioning workshop on August 11, from 4 to 5:30.
I will know by Monday, August 10 what the one act will be. It may be a drama, it may be a comedy, so I can’t tell you yet what kind of a monologue to start working on.
The audition workshop will be postponed to Tuesday, August 11, from 4:00 to 5:30. Auditions for the one act will be the next week. And yes, I’m still trying to figure out the one act.
This year’s musical will be
The Music Man. Sorry, just kidding. It will be Monty Python’s Spamalot. There is a fair amount of gender flexibility in casting. King Arthur will be a man, and the Lady of the Lake needs to be a woman, but other roles, like Sir Robin and even Lancelot could be played by a woman. Casting will be based mainly on auditions and who we think can best play each role, regardless of gender.
The performances are February 18, 19 and 20. All cast and crew must be available the weekend of Feb 13 and the two days we have off from school (including President’s Day). I’ll post information about auditions as soon as Ms. Potter and I figure out the time – probably in late September or October.
And no, I still don’t know what the one act will be. I’m having a few technical difficulties with it. Stay tuned!
Please see the AD page for your summer assignment.
Except for the audition workshop, these dates are firm.
August 3: Auditioning workshop afterschool
August 11 & 12: One act auditions (Callbacks on Aug. 13 if needed)
August 17: First rehearsal for one act
October 1 & 3: School one act performance
October 17: Regional one act competition
January 28 & 29: Advanced Drama play
February 18, 19 & 20: Musical
April 14, 15 & 16: Spring play
very still & hard to see
It’s a very eerie play about making a deal with a devil and the long term consequences that ensue. I like that it allows for some very striking movement and stage pictures. We could also add on-stage drummers playing Japanese style drums for scene changes and sound effects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBmybt13Jlk
As written, it is for 4 men and 4 women, but that is with double casting. We could have anywhere from 8 to 20 cast members.
Ask me for a script if you would like to read it.
As of now, I think the strongest candidates – and the ones the best fit our talent – are Women of Lockerbie, Too Much Light (30 plays in 60 minutes) and very still. I still have quite a few more plays to read and we will have at least one read through during the summer. If you have any suggestions for the one act, please let me know. I would prefer anything we do to have at least 5 roles for women.
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