Month: August 2013

Fine Arts Calendar, Parents, STUDENTS

Cast Lists For “Women and War” & “Eurydice”

Congratulations on being cast in this year’s One-Act and Fall Play!

This was a very difficult decision making process, and, as always, I congratulate you all for challenging me with my the difficult task of casting what promises to two phenomenal shows on all accounts.

  • Rehearsals for Women and War shall begin this TUESDAY immediately following school.
  • If you are unable to commit to performances of both VTA/VHSL for the one-act, please let me know by Monday at the very latest.
  • The VHSL dates have not yet been released, however possible weekends include: October 18-19 and November 1-2.
  • If you have any immediate questions please come by the black box any time on Friday.
  • The first Eurydice read-thru and meeting will be on Tuesday, September 10th
  • Scripts should be available upon request as soon as TUESDAY. (AFTER LABOR DAY)

Cast Lists Women and War & Eurydice

 

Congratulations again!

 

Mr. Becker

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Callbacks! Congratulations to everyone called back!

Dear actors/actresses,

This was by far the most impressive pool of applicants I have ever seen at CHS! I’m so excited to be starting the year off with such tremendous talent around me!  Quick reminder: Call Backs will be at 3:45 PROMPTLY tomorrow in the Black Box theater. I will NOT be able to work a call back in at any other time. If you cannot make it, it may very well impact your casting for either the One-Act or Fall Show.

Please take time to read the copies of Women and War as well as Eurydice during the day tomorrow before the call backs.

We will be reading from both scripts.

Finally, be reminded that a call back is not a guarantee of a role. Additionally, if you were not called back, it doesn’t mean that you are out of the running.

Keep checking the call board outside the black box for information and cast lists. The final list should be posted by Friday afternoon at the LATEST.

Have a great evening!

Mr. Becker

Call Backs For Women and War

(VHSL/VTA One Act)

Buddy

Jack Ronayne

Arthur McCord

Daniel Neale

John Russell Pinkston

Kadin Sullivan

Theo Herrin

Jack

Arthur McCord

Daniel Neale

John Russell Pinkston

Kadin Sullivan

David Caraway

Francis MacCall

Johnny

Arthur McCord

Eliot Craft

Daniel Neale

Trevor Craft

Kadin Sullivan

Max Freedman

Vietnam Marine

Trevor Craft

Daniel Neale

David Caraway

Theo Herrin

Francis McCall

Dessert Storm Soldier

Arthur McCord

Daniel Neale

Kadin Sullivan

David Caraway

Helen

Scottie Wardell

Ava Collins

Dora Baker

Colleen Shea-Hackett

Augie Groeschel-Johnson

Anna Hennigan

Cara Warren

Betsy

Scottie Wardell

Colleen Shea-Hackett

Augie Groeschel-Johnson

MyKaela Morris

Hannah Winckler-Olick

Joelle Sloand

Anna Hennigan

Agnes

Scottie Wardell

Ava Collins

Colleen Shea-Hackett

Augie Groeschel-Johnson

Hannah Winckler-Olick

Anna Hennigan

 

Vietnam Nurse

Abigail Haggerty

Diana Thomas

Scottie Wardell

Colleen Shea-Hackett

Joelle Sloand

Hannah Norris

Doughnut Gals

Abigail Haggerty

Diana Thomas

Colleen Shea-Hackett

Kate Steele

Helaina Stratos

Hannah Winckler-Olick

Haden Cunningham

Elizabeth Beling

Gabi Szabo

Western Union Girl

Diana Thomas

Colleen Shea-Hackett

Haden Cunningham

Joelle Sloand

Helaina Stratos

Kate Steele

Edan Keighley

Hannah Norris

Elizabeth Beling

Gabi Szabo

Specialist 4th Class Delaney

Abigail Haggerty

Ava Collins

Dora Baker

Augie Groeschel-Johnson

Anna Hennigan

Elizabeth Valtierra

Brittany Nickle

Camp Follower

Brittany Nickle

Gold Star Mother

MyKaela Morris

Hannah Norris

Hello Girl

Joelle Sloand

Cara Warren

Kate Steele

Edan Keighley


 

Eurydice Call Backs

 

Eurydice

Abigail Haggerty

Scottie Wardell

Ava Collins

Dora Baker

Hannah Winckler-Olick

Anna Hennigan

Haden Cunningham

Joelle Sloand

Hannah Norris

Elizabeth Beling

Her Guardian

Theo Herrin

David Caraway

John Russel Pinkston

Trevor Craft

Denise Folley

Arthur McCord

Francis McCall

Orpheus

Eliot Craft

David Caraway

John Russell Pinkston

Trevor Craft

Nasty Interesting Man

Theo Herrin

David Caraway

John Russell Pinkston

Ezra Maille

Trevor Craft

Francis McCall

Lord of the Underworld

Theo Herrin

Elliot Craft

Denise Folley

Dora Baker

 

There will NOT be a call back for the Stones/Chorus

 

 

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8/26-8/30

 

This Week Bullet Points:

Tech I

  1. Turn in ALL  Charlottesville High School related forms for collection
  2. This week we will begin reading the One-Act play and discussing shop safety. 
  3. Make sure to sign up or indicate to me whether you’d like to be part of the VHSL/VTA Fall One-Act Season
  4. Auditions for VTA/VHSL  One-Act and Eurydice are Monday and Tuesday
  5. ASM/SM needed

Tech II/Tech III

  1. This week we will be taking shop inventory, identifying needs for additional items, discussing shop safety, and organizing the costuming area. 
  2. Make sure to sign up or indicate to me whether you’d like to be part of the VHSL/VTA Fall One-Act Season
  3. Design Practicum (In Class)
  4. Discuss the Video Lab
  5. Auditions for VTA/VHSL  One-Act and Eurydice are Monday and Tuesday
  6. SM and ASM needed

MTE

  1. Visit http://theatrechs.org/classes/mte-musical-theatre-ensemble/ for rehearsal information
  2. Trip/Workshop info forthcoming. 
  3. Auditions for VTA/VHSL  One-Act and Eurydice are Monday and Tuesday

Intro to Drama

  1. Auditions for VTA/VHSL  One-Act and Eurydice are Tuesday and Wednesday (SIGN UP BEFORE 4:00 PM on TUESDAY)
  2. First acting journal entry due WEDNESDAY
  3. Group projects for FRIDAY! 8/30
  4. Bring in an unused balloon next MONDAY
  5. Bring in a sock (mismatched or lonely) next MONDAY
  6. Improv Club?

C’ville Players

  1. Auditions for VTA/VHSL  One-Act and Eurydice are Tuesday and Wednesday  (SIGN UP BEFORE 4:00 PM on TUESDAY)
  2. VIDEO PROJECT OVERVIEW AND CAMERA MAINTENANCE — MONDAY
  3. Visit http://theatrechs.org/classes/cville-players/ for class deadlines/rehearsal information
  4. Duo Assignment due FRIDAY 8/30
  5. Improvathon!?

 

 

Fine Arts Calendar, Parents, Rehearsal Calendar, STUDENTS

For New Students!!

HOW CAN NEW THEATRE STUDENTS FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE DEPARTMENT?

  • Theatre Class
  • Call Board – the bulletin board outside the Black Box
  • Facebook – TheatreCHS
  • Website: www.theatreCHS.org
  • Twitter– @TheatreCHS
  • Theatre Meeting on 8/22 for students
  • Booster Meeting on 8/23 for parents

WHAT ARE SOME ACTIVITIES THAT FRESHMAN STUDENTS CAN GET INVOLVED?

  • One-Acts (September, February)
  • Auditions for Fall Play and Spring Show (very competitive)
  • Homecoming Parade
  • Haunted House Party Planners
  • Mainstage Productions (Fall, Winter, Spring).
  • Forensics Team
  • Provide tech support (set construction, painting, costumes, props, publicity)
  • Improv Team (very competitive)

VTA – WHAT IS THE VIRGINIA THEATRE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE?

  • This is the annual convention of Virginia Theatre Association (VTA) members. This convention features festivals and competitions, workshops, auditions, exhibits, special showcase performances and meetings.
  • The High School Theatre Festival takes place annually at this conference.
  • The winners go on to represent Virginia at the regional Southeastern Theatre Conference.
  • Typically, students from advanced level acting classes are eligible at attend.
  • Students perform a one-act in the competition and receive feedback from judges.
  • Senior students have the opportunity to audition for college and university theatre programs.

WHAT IS VHSL?
The Virginia High School League (VHSL) is an organization overseeing interscholastic competition among
public high schools in Virginia. It includes athletic and non-athletic programs such as Drama: One-Act
Plays. Students perform a One-Act at the showcase at the District level. Top places schools move on to
Regional and State competitions. Typically, students from advanced theater classes participate.

WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY?
This is an honorary student society recognizing excellence in high school theatre. High School students in
grades 9-12 who have been inducted into the International Thespian Society are known as Thespians.

HOW CAN PARENTS GET “INTO THE ACT?”

  •  Become a Theatre Booster
  •  Attend monthly Theatre Booster meetings. New faces and ideas are always welcome!
  •  Volunteer your time and talents: Volunteer Signup Genius sent out through email
  •  ushering,
  •  ticket sales, concession sales, stargram sales
  •  advertising/publicity
  •  baking/cooking
  •  costuming /sewing
  •  painting
  •  set building/carpentry
  • ATTEND TheatreCHS  EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES!

WHAT DO THE THEATRE BOOSTERS DO?

  •  Raise funds to augment the theatre budget and provide additional performance opportunities through the production of Booster Events:  Haunted House, main events.
  •  Use the funds for :
  •  Grant senior Scholarships
  •  Production Support, equipment and “home improvements”
  •  Subsidize field trips

 Coordinate Build Days: Provide mentoring and sweat equity in the production of sets and costumes.
 Loan and acquire items for props and scenery (nothing heirloom, please)
 Publicize all events and assist in the production of mainstage shows.
 Manage front of house for all events: Tickets, Ushers, Concessions
 Provide hospitality – We feed students and booster volunteers on long build days and show previews
 Provide financial administration – collect lots of little checks and write big checks.
MORE QUESTIONS?
Send an email to: McGrath.K@hotmail.com

Fine Arts Calendar, Rehearsal Calendar, STUDENTS

Audition Info:

This year’s FALL audition schedule shall be a rolling one:

Starting on Monday August 26th, there will be rolling auditions for the One-Act play, Fall Play, and Parts in the MTE Show.

You need not indicate what show you are interested in unless you would like to be only considered for ONE show.

Callbacks will occur only as needed. If you do not get a callback, it has no bearing on getting a role in a show!

 

 

 

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Theater Parent Meeting!

Attention CHS Theater Department:

Our beginning of the year meeting will be on Friday, August 23 @ 6:00 PM

On the agenda:

  1. Season Announcement of shows
  2. VTA/VHSL (Competitions/Festivals and Field Trips
  3. Positions needed for this year:  Ticket Sales, Costume/Wardrobe Parent
  4. Website and Ticket Purchase Integration (Buy Tickets online!)

Thats about it!!

Everyone is invited to attend!