Month: April 2014

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End of Year One-Act Cast Lists

Jack Ronayne/Scottii Drumgoole(Triffles)

Hannah Norris

Forrest Puryear

Cara Warren

Elliot Craft

Marcos Davis

 

Scottie Wardell (Last Train to Nibroc)

Francis MacCall

Haden Cunningham

 

Brittany Nickle (The Astonishing Mrs.  O’Shaughnessy)

Carrington Gallihugh

Grace Brecht

Sayo Ono

Emily Thorne

Tayshawn Fortune

 

 

Daniel Neale/Saoirse Lee (Lamb to Slaughter)

Joelle Sloand

Kiheem Byers

Gabe Saunders

Ezra Maille

Holden Hays

Joelle Norfleet

Mani Aldridge

Zykim Banks

 

 

Emma Kessler/Averill Angle (Phantom Tollbooth)

Thomas Inigo

David Carraway

Ellie Bowen

Cina Boutin

 

Abby Haggerty/Trevir Craft (Dead Man’s Cellphone)

Chloe Koehler

Thomas Inigo

Emma Strock

Isabel Brown

Jeniver Pollock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dora Baker (Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Helaina Strattos

Max Stuart

Colin Deighan

Lyndsay White

Grace Tanner

Elizabeth Beling

 

Cage/Theo (Brothers)

Ashton Wenzel

Zach Greenhoe

Dianna Thomas

Aaron Tamblyn

 

 

Arthur (Hitch)

Haden Cunningham

JR Pinkston

Chris Riddick

 

Denise/Mykaela (Super Dead Man)

Brayan Florian

Alisha Ford

William Slate

Diego Zamora

Carter Mace

Edan Keighley

Jerrod Wells

 

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TheatreCHS 4/28-5/2 News

Happy almost MAY!
 
Here is a list of important dates, news, and other important theatre info:
 
FOR TECH STUDENTS:
 
It is your responsibility to achieve a minimum of 10 lab hours for the year. 
Here are three more ways to receive hours:
  • May 16-17 Dessert Theatre (Ushering) Etc.
  • May 21 MTE Revue 7:00 PM Black Box (Assist with Sets/Lights)
  • May 23 End of Year One-Acts (Assist with tech for One-Act Performances)
 
HAPPENING ON MONDAY:  4/28
 
 
Intro to Drama Students will Audition for One-Act Plays!
Remember that this is the final exam requirement for Intro to Drama. 
Auditions begin promptly after school at 3:45 and will go no later than 5:30
What you need to know
  • Projects are student directed.
  • There are 11 projects being produced this year.
  • Every Intro to Drama student is required to be in at least one production.
  • Cast lists should be posted by tomorrow evening.
  • Students will be setting up rehearsal schedules based on audition application sheet.
  • Conflicts that arise will be preventable if students make the effort to indicate conflicts on audition application form to the best of their abilities.
  • Many rehearsals can happen during A or B lunches depending on cast
  • Directors, you will have roughly three weeks to pull your piece together.
  • Exam rubrics will be given to directors and actors serving to provide additional criteria and reminders related to acting and directing techniques.
  • Students in C’ville Players are REQUIRED to direct/co-direct a scene for Intro to Drama. 
  • Students in Intro to Drama will be fulfilling their exam grade by participating in these projects. 
Final Performances: May 23 @ 7:00 PM 
Awards Banquet Schedule:
7:00 PM Introduction of One-Act Directors
7:05-8:30 PM One-Act Plays
8:30 Presentation of Awards
9:00 Go Home!
HAPPENING ON MONDAY:  4/28
 
7:00 PM
NO SHAME! 
Hosted by Scottie Wardell 
 
 
Dessert Theatre
 RESERVE TICKETS PLEASE EMAIL
VIP Table Seats $8.00
General Admission $5.00
The Musical Theatre Ensemble Class will be performing their End-of-Semester Revue in May as well. Here is more information: 
  • Performances will occur on WEDNESDAY, May 21 @ 7:00 PM and Thursday May 22 (hopefully during school) for an invited assembly. Performances will be in the BLACK BOX. 
INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY
Students will need to complete thespian forms by the end of this month if they are interested in being inducted into the International Thespian Society. Here is more information:
 

The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational Theatre Association’s student honorary organization. ITS recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students. Since 1929, EdTA has inducted more than 2 million Thespians into ITS. That number continues to grow, with more than 36,000 students from around the country being inducted each year.

For information about eligibility please visit the following link:
Students wil/mayl be inducted during the awards assembly on Fri. May 23 @ 7:00 PM during awards banquet. 
 
**All of TheatreCHS is expected to attend the awards banquet and One-Act Festival** 
 
Tech Theatre students will be working on Dessert Theatre Sets, End of Year One Act Sets, or the Musical Theatre Revue. 
SAVE THE DATES:
April 28th
  • 3:45 PM  Auditions For End-of-Year One-Act Festival
  • 7:00 PM “No Shame”
May 16-17 Dessert Theatre
 
May 21st
  • MTE Auditions 2014-2015,
  • MTE Musical Revue Performance (7:00 pm black box )
May 22  MTE Musical Revue DAY Performance (Invited School Performance)
 
May 23  7:00 PM Awards Banquet, Thespian Induction, One-Act Play Festival
May 24  Saturday MTE Revue 7:00 PM
Parents:
If you ordered a photo CD and have not sent payment yet, please send cash or check made payable to Theatre CHS. Nick Bajis is currenlty working on the CDs. It’s just a matter of creating the copies now. We can’t wait to see the full collection of photos. We will have brought in $300 for TheatreCHS once the final CDs are paid for!
Summer Opportunities Continue
Adam Liston the Production manager at AshLawn Opera is very interested in creating opportunities for students who may have interest in working on tech for this summer at Ash Lawn. Needed: Costumers, dressers, makeup artists, props assistance, and more. Students, please let me know if you are interested in this amazing and terrific opportunity for growth in all areas of performing arts. Great exposure!
 
TV COMMERCIAL ACTORS NEEDED
The NEWSPLEX is working on an ad for Safe Teen Driving initiative. They are looking for at least 7 teens of different genders and ethnicities to act in a teen driving scene for one PSA.
Their concept is three very short scenarios with a voiceover explaining the dangers of distracted driving.
Happening in Classes This Week:
Intro to Drama
Comedy Sketch Presentations for Wednesday
MTE
Rehearsal and Blocking for Revue (Only 3 weeks until we open)
Tech Theatre
Dessert Theatre structural set must be completed by May 2nd
Tech Theatre II/III
Students will be given end-of-year assignments
One-Act play, MTE revue, Dessert Theatre Sets
Poster Design/Ticket Design for Dessert Theatre Due Friday
C’ville Players
DIRECTING UNIT
Comedic Skit/One-Act Composition.
  • No Shame April 28th 7:00 PM
  • End-of-Year Auditions April 28th (mandatory)
  • VHSL One-Act Plays Begin to bring your favorites to class. 
  • Student Written plays submissions (rough drafts are fine) due by MAY 20
Thats all for now!
Thanks for reading, and see you tomorrow!
Mr. Becker

 

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TheatreCHS Newsletter 4/21-4/25

Dear Parents, Students, and Friends,

NEWS:
Governor’s School
Congratulations to Mr. Trevir Craft who has been invited to participate in the 2014 VPA Governor’s School for Theatre! Way to Go!!!
 
Sweeney Todd Photo CD Update:
If you ordered a photo CD and have not sent payment yet, please send cash or check made payable to Theatre CHS. Nick Bajis is currenlty working on the CDs. It’s just a matter of creating the copies now. We can’t wait to see the full collection of photos. We will have brought in $300 for TheatreCHS once the final CDs are paid for!
 
Summer Opportunities Continue
Adam Liston the Production manager at AshLawn Opera is very interested in creating opportunities for students who may have interest in working on tech for this summer at Ash Lawn. Needed: Costumers, dressers, makeup artists, props assistance, and more. Students, please let me know if you are interested in this amazing and terrific opportunity for growth in all areas of performing arts. Great exposure!
Free Production of Candide with Ash Lawn/ Oratorio Society
The Oratorio Society’s is putting together a production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide in collaboration with Ash Lawn Opera, coming up this May at the Paramount. All TheatreCHS students have been invited to watch the dress rehearsal on Thursday, May 1, from 7-10 pm.
TV COMMERCIAL ACTORS NEEDED

The NEWSPLEX is working on an ad for Safe Teen Driving initiative. They are looking for at least 7 teens of different genders and ethnicities to act in a teen driving scene for one PSA.

Their concept is three very short scenarios with a voiceover explaining the dangers of distracted driving.

 

WHO WANTS TO BE ON TV!?!?

Parents, all actors would have them sign a waiver.

FOR PARENTS:

I have put together some conference time this year. Of course, there isn’t a whole lot of open time in our lives, and I know that everyone is busy. Since I have never done this before, I really hope that it will allow me a chance to reach out to you if you have any questions about next year, your child’s involvement, options for classes, etc.

Also, for those of you who have rising juniors and seniors, I wanted to offer you an opportunity to talk about college searches where theatre/tech programs are involved—  as well as avenues that may really assist your child with the process of his/her decision making.
It has been an incredible year for us so far, and I already can’t wait until next year!
I have put together a sign up for meetings below:
Thank you so much for making time to meet with me!
HAPPENING NOW:
Dessert Theatre
  • Rehearsals have begun!
  • IF YOU NEED INFO ON HOW TO RESERVE TICKETS PLEASE EMAIL theaterCHSboxoffice@gmail.com
  • Show Dates are May 16 and 17 with two shows on Saturday the 17th.
  • IF you want to get involved as a student in the tech for this production, please see me this week. 
  • FOR REHEARSAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT Danny Wagner dannyewagner@gmail.com
End-of-Semester One-Act Play Festival
  • All eligible directors must submit play materials to me this weekend to be selected as a director. 
 
****INTRO TO DRAMA…. ALL AUDITIONS WILL BE HAPPENING AFTER SCHOOL ON MONDAY APRIL 28th @ 3:45 PM
 
THIS WEDNESDAY WILL BE THE LAST DAY TO HAVE A MAKEUP DAY SET FOR YOUR AUDITION SHOULD YOU BE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE MANDATORY AUDITION. ********
  • END OF YEAR ONE-ACT FESTIVAL AND THEATER AWARDS BANQUET WILL BE ON FRIDAY MAY 23 @ 7:00 PM in the BLACK BOX THEATER. 
  • Students in C’ville Players are REQUIRED to direct/co-direct a scene for Intro to Drama. 
  • Students in Intro to Drama will be fulfilling their exam grade by participating in these projects. 
The Musical Theatre Ensemble Class will be performing their End-of-Semester Revue in May as well. Here is more information: 
  • TIME CHANGE: Performances will occur on WEDNESDAY, May 21 @ 7:00 PM and Thursday May 22 (hopefully during school) for an invited assembly. Performances will be in the BLACK BOX. 
INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY
Students will need to complete thespian forms by the end of this month if they are interested in being inducted into the International Thespian Society. Here is more information:
 

The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational Theatre Association’s student honorary organization. ITS recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students. Since 1929, EdTA has inducted more than 2 million Thespians into ITS. That number continues to grow, with more than 36,000 students from around the country being inducted each year.

For information about eligibility please visit the following link:
Students will be inducted during the awards assembly on Fri. May 23 @ 7:00 PM during awards banquet. 
 
 
SEE ATTACHED FORMS FOR COMPLETION!
 
**All of TheatreCHS is expected to attend the awards banquet and One-Act Festival** Tech Theatre students will be working on Dessert Theatre Sets, End of Year One Act Sets, or the Musical Theatre Revue. 
SAVE THE DATES:
April 28th
  • 3:45 PM  Auditions For End-of-Year One-Act Festival
  • 7:00 PM “No Shame”
May 16-17 Dessert Theatre
 
May 21  
 
  • MTE Auditions 2014-2015,
  • MTE Musical Revue Performance (7:00 pm black box )
May 22  MTE Musical Revue DAY Performance (Invited School Performance)
 
May 23  7:00 PM Awards Banquet, Thespian Induction, One-Act Play Festival
May 24  Saturday MTE Revue 7:00 PM
Happening in Classes This Week:
Intro to Drama
Comedy Sketch Presentations for Wednesday
MTE
Rehearsal and Blocking for Revue (Only 4 weeks until we open)
Tech Theatre
Dessert Theatre structural set must be completed by May 2nd
Tech Theatre II/III
Students will be given end-of-year assignments
One-Act play, MTE revue, Dessert Theatre Sets
C’ville Players
DIRECTING UNIT
Comedic Skit/One-Act Composition.
  • No Shame April 28th 7:00 PM
  • End-of-Year Auditions April 28th (mandatory)
Thats all for now!
Thanks for reading, and see you tomorrow!
Mr. Becker
Charlottesville High School Theater Department

1400 Melbourne Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22901

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TheatreCHS 4/14-4/18

What a beautiful weekend it has been!
With the start of another busy week, I have some reminders additional info to share, so please read carefully.
 
Sweeney Todd Cleanup:
  • Thank you for returning all scripts! 
Dessert Theatre
  • Rehearsals have begun!
  • Show Dates are May 16 and 17 with two shows on Saturday the 17th.
  • IF you want to get involved as a student in the tech for this production, please see me this week. 
End-of-Semester One-Act Play Festival
  • All eligible directors must submit play materials to me this weekend to be selected as a director. 
 
Intro to Drama students will attend a required audition where they will ALL get cast in a small scene that is performed at the end of the year. 
 
HERE IS MORE INFO:
  • AUDITIONS WILL BE HAPPENING AFTER SCHOOL ON MONDAY APRIL 28th @ 3:45 PM
  • END OF YEAR ONE-ACT FESTIVAL AND THEATER AWARDS BANQUET WILL BE ON FRIDAY MAY 23 @ 7:00 PM in the BLACK BOX THEATER. 
  • Students in C’ville Players are REQUIRED to direct/co-direct a scene for Intro to Drama. 
  • Students in Intro to Drama will be fulfilling their exam grade by participating in these projects. 
The Musical Theatre Ensemble Class will be performing their End-of-Semester Revue in May as well. Here is more information: 
  • TIME CHANGE: Performances will occur on WEDNESDAY, May 21 @ 7:00 PM and Thursday May 22 (hopefully during school) for an invited assembly. Performances will be in the BLACK BOX. 
INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY
Students will need to complete thespian forms by the end of this month if they are interested in being inducted into the International Thespian Society. Here is more information:
 

The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational Theatre Association’s student honorary organization. ITS recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students. Since 1929, EdTA has inducted more than 2 million Thespians into ITS. That number continues to grow, with more than 36,000 students from around the country being inducted each year.

For information about eligibility please visit the following link:
Students will be inducted during the awards assembly on Fri. May 23 @ 7:00 PM during awards banquet. 
 
 
SEE ATTACHED FORMS FOR COMPLETION!
 
**All of TheatreCHS is expected to attend the awards banquet and One-Act Festival** Tech Theatre students will be working on Dessert Theatre Sets, End of Year One Act Sets, or the Musical Theatre Revue. 
April 28th
  • 3:45 PM  Auditions For End-of-Year One-Act Festival
  • 7:00 PM “No Shame”
May 16-17 Dessert Theatre
 
May 21  
 
  • MTE Auditions 2014-2015,
  • MTE Musical Revue Performance (7:00 pm black box )
May 22  MTE Musical Revue DAY Performance (Invited School Performance)
 
May 23  7:00 PM Awards Banquet, Thespian Induction, One-Act Play Festival
May 24  Saturday MTE Revue 7:00 PM
Happening in Classes This Week:
Intro to Drama
Musical Theater Unit Performance Due WEDNESDAY!
MTE
Rehearsal and Blocking for Revue (Only 5 weeks until we open)
Tech Theatre
Dessert Theatre structural set must be completed by May 2nd
Tech Theatre II/III
Students will be given end-of-year assignments
One-Act play, MTE revue, Dessert Theatre Sets
C’ville Players
 
DIRECTING UNIT
  • No Shame April 28th 7:00 PM
  • End-of-Year Auditions April 28th (mandatory)

 

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TheatreCHS 4/7-4/11 News

Dear Parents, Students, and Friends,

Welcome to Spring!
It feels like yesterday when we were just beginning the school year!
I am so thankful for all of your support and generous contributions to the program. Really…. it isn’t possible to have a program that we have if it were not for the support and generosity of so many people, so many students; it is truly special to work with all of you, and thank you for continuing to make every day so inspiring!
Spring brings exciting new opportunities for students in TheatreCHS.
Please carefully read the following information. 
Sweeney Todd Cleanup:
PLEASE RETURN ALL SWEENEY TODD SCRIPTS BY THIS FRIDAY. 
YOU WILL BE FINED IF YOU DO NOT TURN IN THESE RENTED SCRIPTS!!!!
  • Dessert Theatre rehearsals will begin this week, please stay tuned for a rehearsal schedule that should be posted on the website this week. Show Dates are May 16 and 17 with two shows on Saturday the 17th.
  • IF you want to get involved as a student in the tech for this production, please see me this week. 
End-of-Semester One-Act Play Festival is on the horizon as well! This is when Intro to Drama students will attend a required audition where they will ALL get cast in a small scene that is performed at the end of the year. 
 
HERE IS MORE INFO:
  • AUDITIONS WILL BE HAPPENING AFTER SCHOOL ON MONDAY APRIL 28th @ 3:45 PM
  • END OF YEAR ONE-ACT FESTIVAL AND THEATER AWARDS BANQUET WILL BE ON MAY 23 @ 7:00 PM in the BLACK BOX THEATER
  • Students in C’ville Players are REQUIRED to direct/co-direct a scene for Intro to Drama. 
  • Students in Intro to Drama will be fulfilling their exam grade by participating in these projects. 
The Musical Theatre Ensemble Class will be performing their End-of-Semester Revue in May as well. Here is more information:
  • Performances will occur on Friday, May 23 (hopefully during school) for an invited assembly as well as Saturday May 24 for an evening show.
Students will be given point sheets this week if they are interested in being inducted into the International Thespian Society. Here is more information:
 

The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational Theatre Association’s student honorary organization. ITS recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students. Since 1929, EdTA has inducted more than 2 million Thespians into ITS. That number continues to grow, with more than 36,000 students from around the country being inducted each year.

Students will be inducted during the awards assembly on May 23 @ 7:00 PM. 
For information about eligibility please visit the following link:
SEE ATTACHED FORMS FOR COMPLETION!
 
**All of TheatreCHS is expected to attend the awards banquet and One-Act Festival** Tech Theatre students will be working on Dessert Theatre Sets, End of Year One Act Sets, or the Musical Theatre Revue. 
 
 
Okay.. Thats a lot of information to digest. 
Here’s an outline of save-the-dates:
 
April 28th
  • 3:45 PM  Auditions For End-of-Year One-Act Festival
  • 7:00 PM “No Shame”
May 16-17 Dessert Theatre
May 21  MTE Auditions 2014-2015
May 23  
  • MTE Revue (May 23 *tentative date for during school)
  • 7:00 PM Awards Banquet, Thespian Induction, One-Act Play Festival
May 24  Saturday MTE Revue 7:00 PM
Happening in Classes This Week:
Intro to Drama
Students will be working on new scene projects, and preparing for auditions.
Students will be offered a chance to fill out point sheets for thespian eligibility.
MTE
Rehearsal and Blocking for Revue (Only 6 weeks until we open)
Tech Theatre
Black box must be completely cleaned up for Dessert Theatre needs.
Dessert Theatre structural set must be completed by May 2nd
Tech Theatre II/III
Students will be given end-of-year assignments
One-Act play, MTE revue, Dessert Theatre Sets
C’ville Players
  • Comedic Monologues Due Friday, April 11
  • One-Act Scenes Due Friday, April 11
  • No Shame April 28th 7:00 PM
  • End-of-Year Auditions April 28th (mandatory)
Thats all for now!
Thanks for reading, and see you tomorrow!
Mr. Becker
PS
IF you generously volunteered an item to the production and would like it back, please retrieve it from the black box this week.