Month: October 2013

Fine Arts Calendar, Rehearsal Calendar, STUDENTS, Uncategorized

VTA Results are In!

For the third year in a row, Charlottesville High School participated in the Virginia Theater Association Conference. 

Every year students across the state come together in Reston, Virginia and spend the weekend performing one act productions in competition, participate in a variety of different workshops, audition for college and pre-professional programs, and share in all things theatre and drama. Every year, students come away with a deeper more meaningful understanding of the creative performing arts through not only their own performances, but through viewing other productions from different communities. 

One-Act Play  individual and group awards:

Women and War 

Costume Merit Award — Awarded to student costumers 

Technical Merit Award –Awarded to technical theater program (they loved our set)

All Star Actor Award — Trevor Craft, (Junior)

Overall — Honorable Mention, Best One-Act Play 

 

Special Conference Activity Awards:

Student Flash Mob: Awarded  1st Place

Technical Theater Olympics: Awarded 3rd Place 

 

Individual Student Achievements (Design Competition Awards) 

Students were given a play title before the conference in which they had research, and come up with appropriate design based on what they read; students would then have an opportunity to describe their design concept to the panel of judges. Judges were professionals in the theater world 

(Broadway Costume Designer was among them) This year, there were the most design submissions in VTA recent history

 

Scenic Design:  1st Place, Daniel Neale (Sophomore)

Costume Design: 1st Place Claire LeBlond (Sophomore)

 

VTA Student Advisory Board of Directors:

provides VTA’s largest membership base (students) a place to communicate with

other students who then provide advice and feedback to the VTA Board of Directors in relation to the annual conference

This year, Sophomore, Daniel Neale was chosen to represent the student board as Vice President! 

 

Auditions/Scholarships for high school seniors seeking admission to college and university theatre programs.

This year, three of the TheatreCHS students chose to audition for colleges represented at the conference.

These students were, Denise Folley, Kira Jackson, and Nadasia Walker.

Of these three students, ALL THREE were offered acceptance into theatre programs!! Scholarships were offered as well!

 

It was a wonderful experience for everyone involved! 

Thank you for being the school division that we are! 

We clearly grow and achieve success with fine arts in a division that supports the endeavors we have to challenge and discover! 

 

Visit VTAsite.org for scrapbook photos of this year’s conference.

 

Also visit the theatreCHS VTA page for more exciting news 

 

 

 

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One-Act Play Opens this Week!

Dear All,

Happy Rainy Sunday!

Please continue to review the google calendar for rehearsal/class deadlines and updates. If there are additional email addresses that you would like me to add – as always,  let me know, and I’ll happily share those with the calendar as well. Thanks so much for coming to the booster’s meeting on Thursday! We will have our next booster meeting in mid-November.The next two weeks are going to be very busy ones for the entire theater department. The One-Act Competition season is often the most rewarding part of the school year. Everyone is encouraged to see the show on Friday! If you miss it, students may certainly come to Harrisonburg High School to participate in the VHSL One-Act Competition.

Come out and see a great show this week!
This year’s One-Act play pays tribute to the women who have supported our troops at war for the past hundred years. Told from the perspective of fictional characters based on true stories, Jack Hilton Cunningham’s One-Act play,Women and War is a transformative and challenging drama that retells the history of American intervention through monologues and letters. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 4:00 PM. Tickets are $5.00. The show will be held in the black box theater at 7:00 PM this Friday. The show running time is under 45 minutes: concessions will be provided for purchase.
TECH WEEK SIGN-UP FOR FOOD/CONCESSIONS
Link below:
Tickets can also be reserved by emailing the box office @ theaterCHSboxoffice@gmail.com.
Patrons are advised to arrive no later than 6:30 to be guaranteed a seat.

Tickets are $5.00

email: theaterchsboxoffice@gmail.com  or visit contact us to reserve tickets.

OTHER BLACK BOX PROJECTS/FUND RAISER OPPORTUNITIES:

Intro to Drama students will be producing a school-wide haunted ghost story house on Wednesday, October 30th. The idea is that proceeds from this event can also serve to fund future trips for students. PARENTS OF INTRO TO DRAMA STUDENTS,  WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN ASSISTING WITH THIS? IT WOULD BE A GREAT WAY TO GET INVOLVED AND ALSO GET TO KNOW ME BETTER. 

UPDATES… GETTING THE DRAMA ON STAGE

STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THIS COMING SOON! As a new incentive for performance diversity and self expression, I am developing with our new librarian Kelly Kroese, a slam night also known as “NO SHAME” which I would like to have on a monthly basis occurring in the black box theater. Of course, there are ground rules, but I feel like this would be a terrific way for students to create, sing, act, dance, paint, show their film projects, etc. My advanced acting class is going to be spearheading this endeavor, but again, if you are interested in assisting with this, please let me know!

 

REHEARSAL INFO …. PLEASE READ.

Please see the Rehearsal Calendar for extended dates/rehearsals. http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=davidmalachi%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York 

Tech week will be from Oct 11-18th (Rehearsals CAN go until 8:00 PM on these nights, and dinner will be provided)

 

Monday 10/14
3:45-4:30
Costumes and Full Props/Setup and takedown practice of set
4:30 GO
5:30 Notes:
6:00 Dinner Break
6:30-8:00 Fixing trouble spots
Break 8:00 PM

Tuesday 10//15 (NO EURYDICE REHEARSAL)
3:45-4:30
Costumes and Full Props/Setup and takedown practice of set
4:30 GO
5:30 Notes:
6:00 Dinner Break
6:30-GO
7:30- Notes
Break 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10/16
3:45-4:30
Costumes and Full Props/Setup and takedown practice of set
4:30 GO
5:30 Notes:
6:00 Dinner Break
6:30-8:00 Fixing trouble spots
Break 8:00 PMThursday 10/17
3:45-4:30
Costumes and Full Props/Setup and takedown practice of set
4:30 GO
5:30 Notes:
6:00 Dinner Break
6:30-GO
Early Break? 7:00?

Friday  (SHOWTIME)
CALL 5:45
Costumes 6:00
Warmups 6:30
GO 7:00 PM
LOAD TRUCK 8:00 PM
PARTY ! 8:30-9:00PM

SATURDAY  (VHSL DEPARTURE FROM CHS)
CALL 6:15 AM
LOAD BUSSES AND DEPART BY 6:30 AM
ARRIVE HHS 8:30 AM for meeting
GO 10:30 AM
LUNCH PROVIDED

 

 

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Women and War opens on Friday!

Come out and see a great show this week!
This year’s One-Act play pays tribute to the women who have supported our troops at war for the past hundred years. Told from the perspective of fictional characters based on true stories, Jack Hilton Cunningham’s One-Act play,Women and War is a transformative and challenging drama that retells the history of American intervention through monologues and letters. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 4:00 PM. Tickets are $5.00. The show will be held in the black box theater at 7:00 PM this Friday. The show running time is under 45 minutes: concessions will be provided for purchase. 
Tickets can also be reserved by emailing the box office @ theaterCHSboxoffice@gmail.com.
Patrons are advised to arrive no later than 6:30 to be guaranteed a seat.

Tickets are $5.00

email: theaterchsboxoffice@gmail.com  or visit contact us to reserve tickets.

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10/7-10/12 TheatreCHS Newsletter

Update Update Update!!! Hope everyone has enjoyed the weekend.

               TheatreCHS has a lot going on, but I will try to be brief— YEAH RIGHT, no.. really.

  • WE HAD A VERY SUCCESSFUL COSTUMING RUMMAGE AT UVA THIS PAST WEEKEND!  Students Laura Holt and Claire LeBlond brought back to CHS 3 racks full of donations to the Department. This is really HUGE news! I can’t wait for everyone to see what they found– but to make a long story short, we can start planning the next 5 years of shows!  
 
  • Danny Wagner was celebrated at the PCA Rising Star Event this past Friday! Congratulations, Danny!
  • Rehearsals for Women and War go into “tech” starting 10/10 (Thursday) of this week. For this week, there will be NO late night rehearsals however EVERYONE on crew and cast MUST be there for rehearsals.  PLEASE remember that Hotel Reservations would also require your remaining payment if you only submitted the 60 dollar registration fee.
  • Parent Booster Meeting 10/10/2013  (6:00 PM)
Continued:
WOULD YOU LIKE TO CHAPERONE A TRIP THIS MONTH?
Let me know! We could still use a few more!
the VTA/VHSL One-Act festival season has become very popular amongst the students.
This year over 40 students will be participating!
OTHER BLACK BOX PROJECTS/FUND RAISER OPPORTUNITIES:
Intro to Drama students will be producing a school-wide haunted ghost story house on Wednesday, October 30th. The idea is that proceeds from this event can also serve to fund future trips for students. PARENTS OF INTRO TO DRAMA STUDENTS,  WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN ASSISTING WITH THIS? IT WOULD BE A GREAT WAY TO GET INVOLVED AND ALSO GET TO KNOW ME BETTER. 
 
GETTING THE DRAMA ON STAGE
As a new incentive for performance diversity and self expression, I am developing with our new librarian Kelly Kroese, a slam night also known as “NO SHAME” which I would like to have on a monthly basis occurring in the black box theater. Of course, there are ground rules, but I feel like this would be a terrific way for students to create, sing, act, dance, paint, show their film projects, etc. My advanced acting class is going to be spearheading this endeavor, but again, if you are interested in assisting with this, please let me know!
 
Here are the highlights of the week:  10/7-10/11
Monday: 10/7
  • Women and War Rehearsal– All Call (3:45-6:00) ALL CALL
Tuesday: 10/8
  • Eurydice Rehearsal 3:45-6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10/9
  • Women and War Rehearsal– All Call (3:45-6:00) CUE-TO-CUE 3:45-5:00 RUN THROUGH 5:00-6:00 PM
Thursday:  10/10
  • Women and War Rehearsal– All Call (3:45-6:00) RUN THROUGH TWICE
Friday:  9/27
  • Women and War Rehearsal 3:45-6:00 
         MORE TRIP INFO FOR ONE-ACT
Please see the Rehearsal Calendar for extended dates/rehearsals. http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=davidmalachi%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York 
Tech week will be from Oct 11-18th (Rehearsals CAN go until 8:00 PM on these nights, and dinner will be provided)
Balance of trip fees due Oct 4. In most cases the amount is $140.00 (Checks made out to TheatreCHS)
Intro to Drama
Puppet Shows Monday — Tuesday
Technical Theater I
Students continue to work out some of the continued challenges introduced by the One-Act set design.
Technical Theater II-III
Eurydice set designing continues.
Musical Theater Ensemble:
Students meet in PAC this week to run/work first scenes in Act I
C’ville Players
Monologue Work Continues Monday! Stunning Video Projects have already been submitted! Can’t wait to see the video projects this week!
Senior VTA students should plan on performing monologues for critique!
Film Projects screened on Friday!
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Have a great week!
Mr. Becker

 

Fine Arts Calendar, Parents, Rehearsal Calendar, STUDENTS, Uncategorized

9/30-10/4 Theater Newsletter

Dear Parents, Students, and Friends,

HAPPY OCTOBER!!!!

Please review the google calendar for rehearsal/class deadlines and updates. If there are additional email addresses that you would like me to add to the shared calendar, let me know, and I’ll happily share those with the calendar as well.

 

Thanks so much for coming by to visit last week during back-to-school night!

 

A special shout out to Karen and John McGrath who took the time out of their schedules to assist with our annual bake sale. Remember that proceeds go towards assisting with all areas of the theater program ranging from cost assistance for trips to material purchases for set builds.

 

Another shout out to the parents and friends who have donated costume pieces to the Department for Women and War!

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO CHAPERONE A TRIP THIS MONTH?

Let me know! We could still use a few more!

the VTA/VHSL One-Act festival season has become very popular amongst the students.

This year over 40 students will be participating!

 

OTHER BLACK BOX PROJECTS/FUND RAISER OPPORTUNITIES:

Intro to Drama students will be producing a school-wide haunted ghost story house on Wednesday, October 30th. The idea is that proceeds from this event can also serve to fund future trips for students. PARENTS OF INTRO TO DRAMA STUDENTS,  WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN ASSISTING WITH THIS? IT WOULD BE A GREAT WAY TO GET INVOLVED AND ALSO GET TO KNOW ME BETTER. 

 

GETTING THE DRAMA ON STAGE

As a new incentive for performance diversity and self expression, I am developing with our new librarian Kelly Kroese, a slam night also known as “NO SHAME” which I would like to have on a monthly basis occurring in the black box theater. Of course, there are ground rules, but I feel like this would be a terrific way for students to create, sing, act, dance, paint, show their film projects, etc. My advanced acting class is going to be spearheading this endeavor, but again, if you are interested in assisting with this, please let me know!

 

 

Here are the highlights of the week:

Monday: 9/30
  • Women and War Rehearsal– All Call (3:45-5:00) Speaking parts only
Tuesday: 10/1
  • TECH TUESDAY
  • Eurydice Rehearsal 3:45-6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9/25
  • Women and War Rehearsal– All Call (3:45-6:00) CUE-TO-CUE 3:45-5:00 RUN THROUGH 5:00-6:00 PM
Thursday:  9/26
  • Women and War Rehearsal– All Call (3:45-6:00) RUN THROUGH TWICE
Friday:  9/27
  • Women and War Rehearsal SHORTER REHEARSAL 3:45-4:45 (ONE RUN)

5:00-7:00 PM Piedmont Council for the Arts Awards Celebration (Rising Stars) http://charlottesvillearts.org/workshops-events/rising-star-awards/

 

         MORE TRIP INFO FOR ONE-ACT

Please see the Rehearsal Calendar for extended dates/rehearsals. http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=davidmalachi%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York 
Tech week will be from Oct 11-18th (Rehearsals CAN go until 8:00 PM on these nights, and dinner will be provided)
Balance of trip fees due Oct 4. In most cases the amount is $140.00 (Checks made out to TheatreCHS)

 

 

Intro to Drama

Students will design and create a short script for puppet performances this week.

Additional socks are welcome. Wednesday of this week will be the biggest chunk of workday that students will have, so please make sure that if they have not brought old mismatched socks into class that they do for this puppet workshop.

 

Technical Theater I

Students continue to work out some of the continued challenges introduced by the One-Act set design.

 

Technical Theater II-III

Eurydice set designing continues.

 

Musical Theater Ensemble:

Students meet in PAC this week to run/work first scenes in Act I

 

C’ville Players

Monologue Work Continues Tuesday!

Senior VTA students should plan on performing monologues for critique!

Film Projects screened on Friday!

 

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Have a great week!
Mr. Becker