TheatreCHS 9/2-9/5 News

Dear All,
Welcome to September!

One-Act auditions were likely the most impressive I have witnessed at CHS!
Also we had an incredibly high turnout. Thanks so much for helping with this if there were a couple later days last week.

The cast list is posted on www.theatreCHS.org

Please also “LIKE” TheatreCHS on facebook so that you can be informed periodically of important goings on within the CHS as well as TheatreCHS community.

After school this week:
9/2
Read-through and Tech Meeting Tuesday 4:00-5:30
Forms will be collected from actors/crew members interested in participating at VTAs and VHSL (one-acts).
Rehearsal Schedules will be distributed.
Payment timeline will be distributed to actors
FINAL CREW LIST WILL BE DECIDED ON FRIDAY 9/5
For more info please visit the VTA Website for more info!

9/3
Improv Meeting at 4:00 PM
One-Act Rehearsal 4:45-6:30PM
We had our first improv gathering last Thursday and decided that Wednesdays from 4:00-4:45 is a good start for our improv team.
Students will be provided Pizza
Rehearsal will pick up at 4:45-6:30

9/4
One-Act Rehearsal 4:00-6:00PM
ALL CALLED

9/5
One-Act Rehearsal 4:00-6:00PM
ALL CALLED

Dates required for this production.
In house performance (Oct 22) 7:00 PM
VTA (Oct 23-26) One-Act Theatre/Tech Theatre Conference
VHSL (Nov 1) Fluvanna High School

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Upcoming Dates:
Hairspray Audition Dates:
November 17-20

Looking ahead:

SHAKESPEARE AUDITIONS
MORE INFO HERE

Governor’s School Auditions
Nov 3

This is enough info for now most likely.
More info will be shared on the website and facebook as always!

Have a great week!

Happy Labor Day!

Mr. Becker

VTA Registration is now OPEN

10659223_777166680394_2231152819493065118_nDear VTA Hopefuls,
Payment schedule will be distributed tomorrow after school.
Below is a list of the additional events that you may have an opportunity to get involved!

College & University Pre-Screening Auditions (For Seniors)

Students Participating in Virginia Unified Auditions (Ages 16+) Summer jobs!

Students Participating in Improvathon

Students Participating in Tech Olympics

Students Participating in Design Competition

Additional Fee Breakdown (minus hotel room accommodations)
Student Conference Fees $ 50.00 USD
Student Membership Fees $ 30.00 USD
Friday pick-up bag lunches $ 8.00 USD
Student Banquet Tickets $ 25.00 USD

Elephant’s Graveyard Cast

FIRST READ THRU WILL BE SEPTEMBER 2 (WHEN WE GET BACK FROM LABOR DAY WEEKEND). WE WILL DISCUSS THE TRIP, PAYMENT, AND COMMITMENT.

ALL INTERESTED CREW MEMBERS SHOULD ATTEND THIS FIRST READ-THRU/REHEARSAL. IF THERE ISN’T ANYTHING TO DO YET, THE LEAST YOU SHOULD DO IS MAKE SURE TO CHECK IN WITH MADELINE McGRATH WHO IS THE STAGE MANAGER TO MAKE SURE SHE HAS YOU ACCOUNTED FOR. THIS IS GOING TO BE AN AMAZING SHOW TO DESIGN AND BE PART OF!

ENJOY YOUR FRIDAY TOMORROW!

I AM SO EXCITED TO TAKE ON THIS TREMENDOUSLY CHALLENGING AND POWERFUL PROJECT WITH YOU ALL! CONGRATULATIONS! PLEASE GET PERMISSION FORMS TO ME BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON (YOU CAN SEND THEM DIGITALLY!)

Ringmaster
Theo Herrin

Trainer
Elliot Craft

Ballet Girl
Emma Kessler

Tour Manager
Dora Baker

Strongman
Jack Ronayne

Clown
Abby Haggerty

Marshal
William Schuyler

Hungry Townsperson
Scotti Drumgoole

Muddy Townsperson
Colleen Shea-Hacket

Preacher
Francis MacCall

Steam Shovel Operator
Carter Mace

Young Townsperson
Julia Kenner

Circus Performers
Maire Lee
Holden Hays
Emma Strock
Charlotte McDonnald

Townspeople
MyKaela Morris
Elizabeth Belling
Mike Holt
Chloe Koehler

Drum/Guitar/Voice (SET)
Kiki Dowell
Arthur McCord
Cina Bouton
Valery Duron

Engineer
Trevir Craft

Call Back List Elephant’s Graveyard ***updated

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Musician Callbacks
Scottii Drumgoole
Haden Cunningham
Valery Duron
Arthur McCord
Maire Lee
Kiki Dowell

BRING DRUMS/GUITARS/HARMONICAs
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In addition to these speaking roles, there will be ~6 other roles that speak during unison lines. If you cannot make it after school tomorrow, please arrange to meet with me BEFORE 4:00 PM on Wednesday.

5:00 PM -6:00 PM
Acting Callbacks

Ringmaster
Dora Baker
Theo Herrin
Trevor Craft
Francis MacCall
Haden Cunningham

Trainer
Dora Baker
Francis MacCall
Carter Mace
Maire Lee
Coleen S-H

Marshal
Jack Ronayne
Mike Holt
William Schuyler
Maire Lee

Clown
Anna Hennigan
Elliot Craft
Abby Haggerty
Julia Kenner

Strong Man
Elliot Craft
Holden Hays
Parker Sullivan
Jack Timmons

Young Townsperson
Anna Strattos
William Schuyler
Chloe Norris
Julia Kenner

Engineer
Theo Herrin
Trevor Craft
Jeff Dillenbeck
Cecille Travingo

Hungry Townsperson
Kiki Dowell
Valery Duron

Muddy Townsperson
Emma Strock
Elizabeth Belling
Coleen S-H
Scottii Drumgoole
MyKaela Morris
Charlotte McDonald

Ballet Girl
Hannah Norris
Abigail Haggerty
Cina Bouton
Chloe Koehler

Steam Shovel Operator
Theo Herrin
Haden Cunningham
Jeff Dillenbeck
Holden Hays

Preacher
Holden Hays
Francis MacCall
Jack Ronayne
Jeff Dillenbeck
Charlotte McDonald

8/25-8/29 Theatre Update

This week there is one major event: ONE-ACT AUDITIONS!
We start tomorrow right after school.
For those of you who are new:
  • Forms will be distributed to actors/crew members interested in participating.
  • Students are not required to audition for every production. Crew members will need to complete same forms (indicating interested in CREW).
  • Auditions begin at 4:00 (with a GROUP WARMUP) I then go down the list in the order of sign-ups.
  • We should be done by 6:00 PM on both nights (Mon-Tuesday)
  • If there need to be Call-Backs, they will be Wednesday
  • Students do NOT need to memorize a monologue.
To download the audition application:
Dates required for this production.
In house performance (Oct 22) 7:00 PM
VTA (Oct 23-26)  One-Act Theatre/Tech Theatre Conference
VHSL (Nov 1) Fluvanna High School
About Elephant’s Graveyard:
Elephant’s Graveyard is the true tale of the tragic collision of a struggling circus and a tiny town in Tennessee, which resulted in the only known lynching of an elephant. Set in September of 1916, the play combines historical fact and legend, exploring the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence and revenge.This abridged version, which runs about 40 minutes in length, is perfect for high schools looking to perform the play at theatre competitions or for producers looking for a shorter version of the original script. Adapted by the author, it maintains the haunting drama of the award-winning full length play.

 

UPCOMING DATES:

August 21, 4:00 PM  Black Box —-Season Announcement! Also election of officers.

August 22, 6:30 PM Black Box—-theatreCHS Booster meeting. Will discuss season, fundraising needs, and trip coordination.

August 25-28, (Auditions for One-Act) 4:00-6:30 pm (prepare a monologue or a song if possible) students should visit the monologue resource page on this website for monologue help.  *Parents will NEED to sign off on audition conflict sheets before first rehearsal. Sheet is also located on website under: production paperwork

September 2, 4:00-5:00 PM First Rehearsal

VTA final payment due September 23

VTA Conference Dates: Oct. 23-26 Norfolk, VA (info about VTA)

VHSL Conference Date: Nov 1 Fluvanna High School

November 17-21 Auditions For Hairspray in MLK PAC