ThesCon

Here is the complete list of attendees:

Amy

Anna

Annie

Audrey

Ava

Christa

Clay

Colton

Cullen

Diana

Emily

Emma

Erin

Erin

Ethan

Gavin

Grace

Haley

Haley

Hannah Beth

Iain

Jack

Jaclyn

Jawahir

Jayna

Kaitlyn

Kalani

Ken

Lenora

Lydia

Lynde

Maddie

Melissa

Melissa

Morgan

Natalie

Perry

Ryan

Sydney

Tynan

Will

Wylie

Zakai

 

ThesCon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Georgia Thespian Convention will be February 8, 9 and 10 in Columbus. For those of you new to Thescon, it is a conference attended by over 4000 high school students from all over Georgia that features over 100 different workshops and performances. Many students say that Thescon is the highlight of their year. Students will miss all of school on Thursday and Friday, and will return Saturday night.

The first payment for ThesCon is $125 and will be due by October 16. The $125 covers only the cost of registration and is non-refundable. The remaining payment will be due in January, and will be $100 – $150, depending on the cost of the hotel and bus. All meals will be included.

Along with registration fee, you must turn in the Agreement Form. The form should be fully filled out. Everyone (including chaperons) must have two emergency contacts. If a physician is listed, you must also list the phone number. It is acceptable to write NONE for the physician and phone number. Make certain both you and your child sign the form. This form is also due on November 1.

We currently have a few chaperones lined up, but we could always use more. If chaperones want to attend the workshops and performances, they will need to pay the $125 registration fee.

If you would like more information please visit gathespians.org or send me an email at buswell.ken@mail.fcboe.org.

The Cast of Urinetown is…

The Poor

Bobby             Iain

Penny              Emma

Little Sally      Morgan

Hot- Blades Harry      Clay

Little Becky Two-Shoes         Lydia

Josephine         Anna

Old Man Strong          Josh

Tiny Tom         Wylie

Soupy Sue       Jawahir

Bobby the Stockfish   Jack

Ensemble: Braylinn, Katherine, Lauren, Leonora, Zakai, Sully, Natalie, Courtney, Tynan, Jayna

 

Cops

Lockstock       Perry

Barrel              Sydney

Ensemble: Eddie, Jaelyn, Erin, Kalani, Kaitlyn

 

The Rich

Cladwell          Ryan

Hope               Diana

McQueen        Ava

Senator Fipp    Colton

Mrs. Millenium            Lee

Dr. Billeaux     Will

Ensemble: Ann-Charlotte, LJ

Cast and Callbacks

Callbacks will now be on Wednesday. Ms. Potter and I know that the wait can be nerve wracking, so below is the cast list. It does not list roles since that will depend on callbacks. We also have a few more people to audition, so more names may be added.

Thank you to everyone who auditioned. If you would like feedback, please see Ms. Potter or me.

Jawahir
Zakai
Diana
Braylin
Sydney
Lydia
Natalie
Jack
Perry
Sully
Will
Tynan
Kalani
Eddie
Colton
Iain
Katherine H
Josh K
Clay
Leonora
Ryan
Kaitlyn
Lauren S
Anna S
Emma
Erin
Jaelyn
Courtney
LJ
Ava
Morgan
Wylie

 

Callbacks!

Thank you to everyone who came out today! We would like to see the following students on Monday from 5 – 7pm:

Iain, Clay, Ryan, Perry, Josh and Colton

Emma, Lydia, Morgan, Diana

Please do not read too much into the callback list. If you are not on it, that might mean that we saw what we needed to see and already know what role you will have.

Urinetown Auditions

Auditions are Saturday, September 9 from 9-5.. There is a sign-up sheet on the drama room door. You will sign up for a 1 hour block. If you absolutely cannot make it that Saturday, please talk to me. Callbacks will be Monday, Sept. 11. Please read all of the following below in order to prepare for the audition.

  • Read the script: Urinetown You should know what you are auditioning for and should be familiar with the main characters.
  • Listen to the soundtrack! You can find it on youtube.
  • You should prepare 1 minute of a song. Your song must have a backing track – preferably on youtube (we need to know that you can stay in tune with the band).
  • You should act your song. If you just stand there and sing without emotion, you will not be cast. Take risks!
  • You should memorize and prepare one of the monologues below. Read the script to know what the characters are like.
  • You should be prepared to read scenes from the script.

Please see me or Ms. Potter if you have any questions.

LOCKSTOCK

Well, hello there.  And welcome – to Urinetown! Not the place, of course. The musical. Urinetown “the place” is… well, it’s a place you’ll hear people referring to a lot throughout the show. It’s kind of a mythical place, you understand. A bad place. A place you won’t see until Act T wo. And then…? Well, let’s just say it’s filled with symbolism and things like that. But Urinetown “the musical,” well, here we are.  Welcome.  It takes place in a town like

any town…that you might find in a musical. This here’s the first setting for the show. As the sign says it’s a “public amenity,” meaning public toilet. These people have been waiting for hours to get in; it’s the only amenity they can afford to get into.

 

PENNY

Quiet back there! No one’s gettin’ anywhere for free! Don’t you think I have bills of my own to pay?!  Don’t you think I have taxes and tariffs and payoffs to meet too?!  Well, I do! And I don’t pay them with promises, see. I pay them with cash! Cold hard cash. Every morning you all come here. And every morning some of you got reasons why ya ain’t gonna pay. And I’m here to tell ya, ya is gonna pay!

 

CLADWELL

Well, that’s absolutely right, Hope dear, absolutely right. For you see, ladies and gentlemen, twenty years ago we came to the people of this community with a simple proposition: Look the other way while we run this company the way we see fit, and we will keep the pee off the street and the water in the ground. Hope here has come to join our little operation, to help us keep that promise, so promise me you’ll treat her like the Cladwell she is, for one day she may be standing in the shoes you see me wearing today, the shoes I wore when I made that promise those many years ago.

 

MCQUEEN

And so with this piece of paper the UGC awards Amenity Number Nine the first of our new and entirely legal fee hikes, which we hope you all will honor and enjoy. Of  course  ,  no one knows  better than  the good  people  at  Urine  Good  Company  how difficult times are, but research into findmg the long -term solutions we need is expensive. So, for the time being, our decision is firm and we look forward  to going  to  Rio with  our new profits. I mean, we look forward to finding lasting solutions…and things like that. Good luck, Ms. Pennywise, see you in…well, you know where.

 

BOBBY

Sure, Mister Cladwell, that’s what you’ve been saying for twenty years. And for twenty years we’ve waited for the long-term solutions that never came. Well, we’re done waiting, you see, for a new day has dawned today. A day of hope and happiness when the idea of human dignity is more than  just a forgotten  notion but a living, breathing reality. A day- this day – when the people pee for free, because the people are free!

 

 

HOT BLADES HARRY

I say five more seconds and then we let her have the rope.  Five…Four…Three, two, one! That’s it, she gets the rope. Why not?! Whaddaya think they talk about in those quorums they got up there – how good we are?! So listen up, now! Any second those cops are gonna bust in here and bust us up like a bunch of overripe cantaloupes! So I say as long as our juice has gotta spill – all over this floor, here – her juice has gotta spill, too! Cladwell juice! Then we’ll see who’s better than who.

 

CLADWELL

Do you remember the Stink Years, Mister Strong? The first years when the water table started to  drop and then  just kept on dropping?   No one thought they had much time then, and many of us did…questionable things, much like the things that are happening right now. There was the looting, of course, and the hoarding. Riots broke out like there was no tomorrow, for there was no tomorrow, but there is always a tomorrow if you’re tough enough  to cling to it.  Which is why I’ve asked you here tonight. Some people see me as an….evil man. But the truth is, I’m no more evil than you or Ms. Pennywise or any of those poor people you insist on trying to lead.  I’m  only a simple man trying to cling to tomorrow.  Every day.  By any means necessary.

 

HOPE

My heart is telling me many things right now, as you can all well imagine . But one thing it’s bellowing louder than anything else is that when there’s wrong in the world we must right it. You did a wonderful thing by coming here, Ms. Pennywise.  Mom.  And if you can reform yourself, maybe we can reform a lot more than we know. Ladies and gentlemen of the rebellion, if you want to do to me what they did to Bobby, I wouldn’t blame  you. But if this righteous rebellion were to peter out in Bobby’s absence, sending his memory to oblivion, I would blame you. All of you! Kill me and the rebellion dies with me. Let me lead you and the rebellion will triumph!

 

HOPE

Now is the beginning for all of us. Now is a new day when each of us, regardless of race, creed, class, or criminal history, can come together as one people and share the fruits of our labor as one. Now is the dawning of a new age of compassion and the right to do whatever you like, whenever you like, with whomever you like, in whatever location you like. Ladies and gentleman, today marks the final day of an age of fear, an age that lasted far too long.  Today marks the first day of a new age! A new age of hope!

McImprov Cast

If you were not able to make it to auditions today, you should plan on coming to the first practice next Wednesday after school to audition.

Jawahir
Zakai
Maddie
Kalani
Iain
Joshua
Clay
Leonora
Bella
Max
Ryan
Billy
Doug
Wylie
Morgan
Luke
Oscar