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9/30-10/4 Theater Newsletter

Dear Parents, Students, and Friends,


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!



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!



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. 



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
  • 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)



Please see the Rehearsal Calendar for extended dates/rehearsals. 
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