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Theatre CHS News 2/10-2/14

 

Dear Parents, Students, and Friends
Hope everyone enjoyed the nice weekend! I know I did!
It is already Valentines Day week!  UNBELIEVABLE.
UPDATES AND UPCOMING….
 
WEDNESDAY’S  SYMPHONY CONCERT/THEATRE PREVIEW OF SWEENEY TODD WAS AWESOME! 
Thanks to Aggie Craft for making a youtube clip out of it: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl6TZ-iBKLQ&feature=youtu.be
 
This past Thursday’s “NO SHAME” was totally awesome! Singers previewed new works, dancers danced, and video projects were screened! 
Our next “NO SHAME” will be 2/25 THAT IS THIS MONTH
 
CIA (Charlottesville Improv Alliance) 
IMPROV…. It is back! It happens on FRIDAY MORNINGS AT 8:00 AM
BODOS AND SPUDNUTS  (just show up!)
INTRO TO DRAMA IMPROV NIGHT 
Feb 28th 7:00 PM BLACK BOX
DINNER PROVIDED
 
 
There is a lot going on, and most everyone in the program is aware of this— always good to touch base and email me if you have any questions about what your son/daughter is supposed to be working on in their classes, and making sure that they are reviewing.
For parents of the cast of Sweeney Todd, make sure that they are reviewing their music and practicing nightly.
More about Sweeney Todd:
For ticket inquiries or to find other information about the theatre program, visit our newly designed and regularly maintained website: www.theatreCHS.org
Also, feel free to email the box office if you are interested in placing an ad or reserving tickets for upcoming shows.
Sweeney Todd performances begin on March 20th (as an invitational dress) and continue from March 21-23 FRI, SATURDAY evening 7:30 PM and 3:00 PM on SUNDAY for a Matinee.
Sweeney Todd Photos, DVDs and more! Courtesy of Aggie Craft:
Nicholas Bajis Photography will photograph and Silver Streak Media will film Sweeney Todd. Details for each:
  • The photo CDs are a fundraiser. The price for each CD is $20. For every CD sold, $10 will come back to Theatre CHS. The photos Nick took for Les Miserables were beautiful. There were about 300 total which included both the stage and pit.  Orders can be placed via our Google form: http://tinyurl.com/pa6guyk.
  • Silver Streak Media is available to record the show. Due to copyright laws, we can film for archival purposes only. This means each student can get a copy; however, no money can be made from the DVDs. Expenses for filming will be $450 plus the cost for 120 blank DVDs – about $500 total. Last year, we were fortunate in that one parent covered this expense. This year, we are asking for donations. Every dollar helps! You can pledge your donation on the following form: http://tinyurl.com/pb77arl.
  • Aggie Craft is our contact for photography and filming. Contact Aggie with questions at acraft1@gmail.com or 434-249-5735.
Other Theatre CHS News:
  • This past Friday, Dora Baker who was selected to compete in this year’s ESU Shakespeare Contest competed at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, VA. She performed a monologue from A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as a Sonnet. Her delivery was stunning. She represented TheatreCHS amongst several other schools in the Charlottesville Albemarle county community. Way to go Dora Baker!
  • If you are interested in assisting with future fundraising events, please let me know. It is always nice to sell baked goods as well as have student representatives. 
  • Questions about courses for next year? Visit www.theatreCHS.org and click on the “Classes” menu.
  • Summer time is rapidly approaching, as are deadlines for summer theater/technical theater programs in and around the area. Want to meet with me and discuss options? Let me know!
  • We are in immediate need of parents who would like to assist with costuming, backstage crew, weekend builds, prop finding, etc. for our upcoming amazing TheatreCHS production of Sweeney Todd. This is a really wonderful way to get involved not only in the spirit of the production, but in the community of what it is that we do in the theater Department. It really is a lot of fun!  If you are interested, please email me and let me know!
Remember, that if you aren’t using it yet, www.TheatreCHS.org is a tremendous utility for information regarding rehearsals, reserving tickets, and finding out information about programing. Students are encouraged to access the page so that they can receive updates for their classwork. Also, please add us on twitter if you haven’t done so already @theatreCHS
Also like us on FaceBook!
THIS WEEK’S SWEENEY TODD REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
 
Monday  **** 2:15-4:30 PM *** 
Scene 3 Judge Turpin’s Mansion
“Green Finch & Linnet Bird”
pg 14-15
“Ah Miss”
pg 15-17 (end: Bird Seller’s exit)
“Johanna”
pg. 17-18
Johanna, Bird Seller (Add Anthony) Anthony, Johanna, Beggar Woman, Bird Seller Anthony, Johanna, Judge, Beadle
 
Tuesday
TECH DAY
ALSO…
ALL PRINCIPLES CALLED FOR BLOCKING/SINGING REHEARSAL RUN ACT I 
SCENE 1, 2, 2A, 3, 4
3:45-6:00
Meet in Black Box
Wednesday: WORK SCENES 5-7 + QUINTET
ALL MEN ARE CALLED
Staging/Singing Ballads
Then:
Scene 5 Judge Turpin’s House
Scene 6 Pieshop/Todd’s Apt.
 “Wait”
Scene 7 Court/Street/Johanna’s Room
 pg 39-40 (end: Judge/Beadle exit)
 “Kiss Me”
 pg 40-43 (end: Oh, sir…)
 “Ladies in Their Sensitivities”
NEEDED:
Judge, Johanna
Todd, Mrs. Lovett, Beggar Woman,
Anthony, Pirelli, Tobias
QUINTET
ALL Men
Judge, Beadle, CARTER MACE, MIKE HOLT (Judge’s Servant)
Johanna, Anthony
Thursday (ALL CALL)
DANCE MINUET POOR THING
3:45–4:45
GOD THAT’S GOOD
5:00-6:30
 
 
Friday: BLOCKING IN BLACK BOX 3:45-6:00
ALL CALL: MUSIC REVIEW IN CHOIR ROOM? OR LOCATION TBA
SCENE 8
Pieshop/Todd’s Apt.
pg 48-51 (end: A soothing skin massage.)
“Pretty Women”  pg 51-54 (end: before Anthony’s entrance)
 pg 54-55 (start: Anthony’s entrance)
 “Epiphany”  pg 56-58 (end: And I’m full of joy!)
“A Little Priest” pg 58-66 (start: After “Epiphany”)
Anthony, Todd, Lovett, Tobias, Judge, Beadle
 
 WARDROBE AND PROPS!
  • There are a great many specific food related props, and if anyone has connections with baking companies in town, we could get a win/win out of catering as well as props assistance. 
  • Old ropes, old looking anything really. Looking for old baking appliances, wooden rolling pins, butcher blocks. Anything Cast Iron
CALLING ALL ARTISTS! THE BACKDROP HAS ARRIVED! 
 
  • We are in need of painters for this show! There will likely be several drops that will be in need of painting. Anyone interested in detailed painting of backdrops, please let me know!
  • AV/TECH assistance. The musical pit is going to be placed behind the performers this year— this will mean that certain video rigging needs to be set up so that actors can see the conductor’s cues. 
  • Projector/AV assistance. There will be projections in the show!
 CLASSES:
Tech I
Building the Set! Lots of painting and Set dressing can happen. Legs for the pie shop, design of Oven, Asylum, Drops, props
MTE
Spring Revue Song Learning/Ensemble Numbers
Tech II/III
Continuing to Build the set! LOAD IN DAY IS MARCH 3
Intro Period 4
Students will learn about Directing and Blocking, Learning the Art of Staging/ Blocking a show.\
 Intro Period 6 
Students will learn about Directing and Blocking, Learning the Art of Staging/ Blocking a scene
 C’ville Players 
Projects due Feb 14 Video Projects can be submitted earlier.No Shame Next no Shame —-Feb 25
Thanks for reading!
Mr. Becker
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Charlottesville High School Theater Department

1400 Melbourne Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22901