Year: 2013

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Reserve Your Tickets!

Tickets are available for reservation for this semester’s MTE (Musical Theatre Ensemble) production of Pippin! The title character is a naive, inexperienced young man looking to make his mark in the world. Appropriate for a the high school experience– making choices becomes the central plot of the show. That, and a great many terrific songs!

Come hear great music sung by the ensemble, great dancing, and terrific acting in a showcase of one of the finest examples of the musical songbook from the 1970s.

Tickets are $5.00
Bring your friends!!
The show will be in the Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center on Thursday  @ 7:00 PM
Click the link below to reserve your tickets!
Have a lovely evening!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO CAST AND CREW OF EURYDICE! SWEENEY SING-THRU TOMORROW!

Congratulations to everyone!

You have made me very proud!

Come by the Black Box before break any time to pick up any personal items that you may have left behind!

3:45-6:00 PM Monday 

SWEENEY TODD FIRST SING-THROUGH STARTS

UNDERSTUDIES WILL BE ANNOUNCED

SCRIPTS DISTRIBUTED

Soon will come, Soon will last. Wait. Don’t you know, Silly man? Half the fun is to Plan the plan!

All good things Come to those who can Wait

IT STARTS!

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Newsletter TheatreCHS 12/2-12/7

1460138_708464739634_1116750185_nDear Parents, Students, and Friends of TheatreCHS,

I sincerely hope that everyone has had a restful break from the busy year; the numerous activities that we take on tend to become almost a blur at this point, and from here on until Winter break, we really have to hold on to our hats!
  • Eurydice Opens on December 13 @ 7:00 PM in the Black Box
  • Tickets will go on sale next week! If you haven’t seen our poster design for the show, Trevor Haggerty really outdid himself again! I attached it to this email.
  • Pippin will be performed on December 19 @ 7:00 PM in the MLK PAC
  • Tickets will go on sale during exam week!
I did want to take this opportunity to congratulate those cast in the Spring Musical, Sweeney Todd. The casting process for this ambitious show was needless to say, difficult. It is a decision to which I give tremendous consideration, and no part or ensemble role is taken lightly. Students will have a chance to attend a read-thru of the show on December 16th @ 3:45. During which time:
  • Understudies will be assigned for principle roles (Sweeney, Anthony, Mrs. Lovett, Johanna, Tobias, Pirelli, Beggar Woman, Judge, Beadle)
  • Music/Scripts will be distributed.
  • Everyone who auditioned filled out an audition form that also serves as their commitment letter.
  • Students will be receiving these forms for parental signatures between now and winter break. Forms will need to be signed indicating acceptance of role/commitment to the show.
  • Performance Dates: March 20-23 (FRI-SUN) 2014
Congratulations to Everyone For their Hard Work!
I am very excited to roll up my sleeves and get started!
 
But… BEFORE we begin…..
We have upcoming productions, midterm exams, and competitions for our students!!
 
Below you will find housekeeping information about the next week-and-a-half regarding after school hours.
 
EURYDICE REHEARSAL INFO:
 

December 2, 2013

 

Monday:

Eurydice Rehearsal

3:45-6:30 PM

 

 

December 3, 2013

Tuesday:

ESU Shakespeare Auditions *SEE ATTACHED INFO

3:45-4:30

Eurydice Rehearsal

4:30-6:30 PM

 

December 4, 2013

Wednesday:

Eurydice Rehearsal

3:45-6:30 PM (Faculty Meeting @ 4:00) will try to get started ASAP

 

December 5, 2013

Thursday:

Eurydice “TECH”

3:45-7:00 PM

 

December 6, 2013

Friday

Eurydice “TECH”

3:45-7:00 PM

 

December 7, 2013

Saturday

Eurydice FINAL SET BUILD DAY * students will want to attend for credit if they have not yet participated. 

10:00-4:00 PM

 

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(DINNERS WILL BE CREATED BY SIGN-UP GENIUS)

 

December 9, 2013

 

Monday

Eurydice TECH

3:45-8:00 PM

(FULL TECH)

 

 

December 10, 2013

Tuesday TECH

3:45-8:00 PM

(FULL TECH)

 

December 11, 2013

Wednesday TECH

3:45-8:00 PM

(FULL TECH/FIRST DRESS REHEARSAL) *** COSTUMES

 

December 12, 2013

Thursday FINAL DRESS

4:00 PM ** COSTUMES

7:00 PM (CHOIR CONCERT)

PAINT BLACK BOX FLOOR

 

 

December 13, 2013

Friday SHOW

5:15 CREW CALL

5:30 CAST CALL

6:30 WARM UPS

7:00 CURTAIN

 

 

December 14, 2013

Saturday SHOW

5:15 CREW CALL

5:30 CAST CALL

6:30 WARM UPS

7:00 CURTAIN

 

 

 CLASS INFO 

…..HAPPENING THIS WEEK

 
Intro to Drama
Blocking Rehearsals for both classes.
Parts have been distributed for performance mid-terms
Students are expected to work on lines and memorize for rehearsals in class.
Congrats on getting cast! 
*note period 6 is TBA with parts until we make official determinations based on time/blocking needs
Sets will be designed this week
MTE 
Students will have chance to refine and finalize blocking/add lines into scenes for transitions.
Block period will be a run-through then fix-up
Technical Theatre
Students will need to make sure to work on any number of different projects.
Set for Eurydice must be completed by this Saturday.
Any extra work will be absolutely finishing touches (to be completed mostly by tech crew during tech week which begins Dec 9)
C’ville Players
Amazing work with first “no shame” performance. I was really impressed and thoroughly humbled by the artistic spirit of the whole thing! This week we will be finalizing Mid-Term performance ideas. Remember that the piece needs to be a classical one (pre-1920s) You have a FEW options   🙂
 SHAKESPEARE COMPETITION AUDITIONS
The English Speaking Union 
Students can audition (or pre-screen) to be considered for the Shakespeare competition representing the Charlottesville Branch at Blackfriars in Staunton. Attached is information about this event and what is needed to audition.
We have many posters.. if you want to help hang them up around town, please let me know!

Have a wonderful week! 
Mr. Becker

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Sweeney Todd Cast List

Congratulations to Everyone Cast!

This is truly the most amazing group of young people!

 Please Pick Up your audition form ASAP to get it signed!

Again, I could not have had a more impressive turnout of talented performers.

 Rehearsals will kick into full swing after Winter Break with voluntary singing rehearsals during exam week.

 Music will be arriving in the next couple weeks.

 I love you all!  Mr. Becker

 

Sweeney Todd Cast List

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Sweeney Todd Callback List

Attention Actors, the callback list is posted below! You will see that there are many callbacks tomorrow. I will need you to arrive promptly so that we can begin on schedule with a warmup @ ~ 4:00 PM in the MLK PAC. Songs from the show will be taught to each group so that there will be no need to panic. Congratulations on being called back! Remember that the part you are being called back for may– or may not have any bearing on the ultimate casting decision which shall be made next Monday.

As always,  these callbacks do not determine absolute roles for the show, it is just an opportunity for me to hear you once again in the context of particular and perhaps different parts.

See you tomorrow!

 

 

Sweeney Todd Callback List

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Sweeney Todd Audition Week 11/18-11/22 (Build Day 11/23)

Good evening everyone!

Many thanks to those of you who helped out this weekend with our exciting tech build for Eurydice. The set is going to be simply extraordinary.

Tomorrow begins our exciting week of auditions! Remember to bring homework with you so that you can get some of it done while you are waiting your turn. Tech students interested in being on crew for the show, feel free to help out if you can with the audition process!

  • If you are interested in being on crew for the show, fill out a crew form application. You may also audition for the show if you’d like, and simply indicate that you’d like to be involved backstage if you are not interested in a role for this show.
  • Audition applications are going to be made available after school tomorrow, and after school on Tuesday.

Monday Nov. 18

  • 3:45 GENERAL WARMUP in PAC (for anyone who is already there)
  • Pick up audition applications outside the PAC from techies.
  • 4:00 PM  Auditions in PAC
  • ~6:30 PM Finish Monday Nov. 18 Auditions
  • You may use the black box as a warm-up space
  • (Tell your ride according to what Audition time slot you have on the audition sheet when they should pick you up, but we may be a bit behind schedule)
  • Once you audition tomorrow, you are free to go!
  • Following Auditions
  • Eurydice Rehearsal  6:30-8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19
  • 3:45 GENERAL WARMUP in PAC (for anyone who is already there)
  • Pick up audition applications outside the PAC from techies.
  • 4:00 PM  Auditions in PAC (Your audition is intimate, there will not be anyone else in the theater)
  • ~6:30 PM Finish Monday Nov. 18 Auditions
  • You may use the black box as a warm-up space
  • (Tell your ride according to what Audition time slot you have on the audition sheet when they should pick you up, but we may be a bit behind schedule)
  • Once you audition tomorrow, you are free to go!
  • Following Auditions
  • ~6:30-8:00 PM
  • TECH TUESDAY (NO REHEARSAL) * this is a change. 

 

  • Wednesday, Nov 20. 
  • 3:45 -7:00 PM CALL BACKS
  • SAVE THIS DATE SO THAT YOU CAN BE CONSIDERED FOR A ROLE.
  • You will sing with others and have specific music to sing or parts to read for
  • Getting a call back is not a guaranteed role. 
  • Not getting a call back does not indicate that you are not being considered for a role

 

  • Thursday, Nov. 21
  • 3:45-6:00 PM
  • Eurydice Rehearsal (All Called)

 

  • Friday, Nov. 22
  • 3:450-5:30
  • Run Thru Eurydice off book

 

  • Saturday, Nov. 23
  • Eurydice Build Day 10:00-3:00 PM

 

 

Looking ahead…..to Next week

Monday Nov. 25

3:45-6:00 PM Eurydice Rehearsal

C’ville Players involved in No Shame (Call at 6:15)

Nov 25 @ 7:00 PM

Our First NO SHAME Performance!

C’ville Players will be running the first night! 

THE CAST LIST FOR SWEENEY TODD WILL BE POSTED OUTSIDE THE BLACK BOX IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING “NO SHAME”

 

 

 

 

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Build tomorrow!

Don’t forget that there will be a build day tomorrow from 10 AM until 3 PM in the blackbox theater see you there!

Also, if you are passing by the Charlottesville recycling center we are in need of newspaper. Lots of it. Anyone who has piles of old newspaper might be willing to part with their newspaper we would love to take it off your hands and have it for our papier-mâché.

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11/11-11/16 Theater Department News

Dear Parents, Students, Friends, and Colleagues,

Welcome to Mid-November!!!

I can’t believe that we are just about ready to celebrate Thanksgiving!
In keeping with the trend— I am thankful for all of the support that I receive constantly from parents, faculty, and students at CHS!
Rehearsal Information/Tech Information This Week:
 
Monday:
Eurydice All Call 4:00-6:00 PM
Tuesday:
Eurydice All Call 4:00-6:00 PM (Off Book Run?) 4:00-6:00 TECH in Scene Shop Only
Full Tech 6:00-9:00 PM
Wednesday:
Eurydice:
Work Opening Scene with Guest Assistant (Trevor/Scottie)
Father/Stones/Man in Mainstage
Thursday:
Run Show 4:00-6:00
Friday:
TBA
4:00-6:00 PM
Saturday:
Paper Mache Day! (Messy Tech Day) 10:00-3:00 PM
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News/Dates to Save
 
Auditions for Sweeney Todd! 
I hope to see all of you at auditions next week! There are many parts in the show– some of them are not required to sing.  Everyone should at least give it a shot!
See attached flyer and scenic breakdown and character descriptions in email
  • Auditions Next Monday-Tuesday 4:00-6:00 PM. Nov 18-19
  • Callbacks Wednesday 4:00-6:00 PM MLK-PAC Nov 20
  • Tech Build Week for Eurydice Happening at the same time 4:00-6:00 PM (Black Box)
  • Eurydice Rehearsal resumes AFTER dinner break 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Stage Manager Applications are attached to this email
First Monthly Showcase of “No Fear” scheduled for Monday Nov 25 @ 7:00 PM after Eurydice rehearsal. C’ville Players will be showcasing their work mostly with this “kick-off” but entire school is welcome to participate.
See attached Flyer for more info.
  • No Fear is FREE to public
  • We can do bake sales with every event if we want. 
  • CAST LIST WILL BE POSTED FOR SWEENEY TODD IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING!
THANKSGIVING! Nov. 27- Dec 1
 
Parent Booster Meeting, Monday December 2, 6:00 PM Black Box
 
Auditions English Speaking Union December 3, MLK PAC 4:00 PM 
 
Eurydice Tech Week Officially Begins Dec 5 and goes through Dec 12th
  • Dec 9-12 Rehearsal Times 4:00-8:30 PM Likely
  • Sign-up genius will be coming soon. 
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Class Activities
 
Intro to Drama
Radio Play Projects DUE FRIDAY
Begin to Look at One-Act for Semester Performance
Learning Character Voices for Radio
Block Day for Sound Production Demo
 
Tech Theater 1-3
Building/Designing Eurydice Set 
Assistance with PAC productions 
Return Tool Quiz for discussion
STAGE MANAGER/ ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER APPLICATION IS ATTACHED
IF YOU WERE NOT AT LAST SATURDAY’S BUILD— 
YOU ARE NEEDED THIS SATURDAY FOR PAPER MACHE WORK
 
MTE
Finish Blocking for Act II
ADD IN SONGS/CHOREO FOR ACT II (Block Day)
OFF BOOK BEFORE THANKSGIVING!
 
C’ville Players
Continue Video projects if recently assigned
Work on scenes for performances. 
Tuesday will be an archetypes day.
 
I hope that everyone has had a wonderful weekend!
 
See you soon!
Mr. Becker