Month: September 2014

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TheatreCHS News: Bake Sale/Back-to-School Night/VTA

Good Morning!
It was a busy and active week all across the board this week. The set design is beginning to come together, which is fantastic!  I hope to get a chance to meet with all of you this week for for Back-To-School Night this Teusday! We will also be doing a fund raiser for all visitors in the building that night. Please visit our TheatreCHS counter for yummy baked goods!
If you want to contribute to the cause, all proceeds will go to the theatre program. Here is the link to the sign-up for the Bake Sale:
In classes this past week…
Students in technical theatre have worked collaboratively and creatively based on their understanding of the show to develop a unique and meaningful set. I
Intro classes performed their stage combat pieces and learned more about the elements of a play; including setting, conflict, and character objectives. They also took a technical tour of the MLK Performing Arts Center.
C’ville Players have been assigned their first video project and they have all auditioned for the end-of-semester senior “short play performances”.
Musical Theatre Students are working hard on learning the music to “Once on this Island” which will be performed in the Black Box theatre this December. They are also working on promotional Hairspray projects.
One-Act VTA Stuff….
PLEASE READ
 
All Registered VTA Cast and Crew participants:
You must read and take quiz: Code of Conduct reading and Quiz
Check the workshop list provided here (plan on attending at least 2 per day)
 
View the schedule of events for the entire weekend: at-a-glance
 
Seniors:
You must complete this form for College Auditions
You will need to get a headshot and resume made for your folders. 
Have all music/monologues in your folder. 
This week we will be having our Parent/Students meeting as required by the school division.
  • This meeting will be brief.
  • We will meet in B-Commons at 5:30 PM.
  • Drop off Baked Goods for the Bake Sale at 5:30 PM
  • Baked goods will be sold to parents attending Back-To School Night.
Please email me if you have questions. Also, all students are welcome to participate in assisting with the production as well as future productions throughout the year.
Tickets can be reserved for Elephant’s Graveyard by emailing the box office:TheaterCHSboxoffice@gmail.com (please specify how many you’d like to have us hold for you).
Again, I ask that you “LIKE” TheatreCHS on facebook so that you can be informed periodically of important goings on within the CHS as well as TheatreCHS community.
After school this week….
 
9/22
Principals and Musicians ONLY 
4:00-6:00 PM
9/23
VTA Parent/Student Meeting 
5:30 PM “B Commons”
(Drop off Bakes Goods at Table in B Commons)
Back-To-School-Night & TheatreCHS Bake Sale
6:00-8:00 PM
9/24
IMPROV 4:00-4:30
One-Act (ALL CALL) 4:30-6:30 PM
  • Improv is a wonderful opportunity for students to do theatre after school!
  •  Students will be provided Pizza
  • Rehearsal will pick up at 4:45-6:30 
9/25
One-Act Rehearsal 4:00-6:00PM
ALL CALLED
9/26
One-Act Rehearsal 4:00-6:00PM
ALL CALLED
 
Dates required for this production.
In house performance (Oct 22) 7:00 PM
VTA (Oct 23-26)  One-Act Theatre/Tech Theatre Conference
VHSL (Nov 1) Fluvanna High School (FREE TO PUBLIC AND STUDENTS)
VHSL (NOV 8) DATE TO BE LEFT OPEN IF FINALISTS ON NOV 1
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Upcoming Dates:
Governor’s School Auditions
Nov 3
HAIRSPRAY AUDITIONS: November 17-20
SHAKESPEARE CONTEST AUDITIONS: DECEMBER 5
MORE INFO HERE
More info will be provided on the website and facebook as always!
Have a great day!
Mr. Becker

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TheatreCHS News 9/15-9/19

Good Morning!
I hope everyone is enjoying the nice cool morning. It definitely feels like mid-September! Last week, the rehearsals for Elephant’s Graveyard really took off! It gets really busy now! If you are a parent of student on crew or in cast, please, as always, check the calendar daily. Please email me if you have questions. Also, all students are welcome to participate in assisting with the production as well as future productions throughout the year.
Tickets can be reserved for Elephant’s Graveyard by emailing the box office: TheaterCHSboxoffice@gmail.com (please specify how many you’d like to have us hold for you).
Again, I ask that you “LIKE” TheatreCHS on facebook so that you can be informed periodically of important goings on within the CHS as well as TheatreCHS community.
After school this week:
9/15
Principals and Musicians ONLY 
4:00-6:00 PM
9/16
Tech Tuesday
Parents are welcome too!
4:00-6:00
9/17
IMPROV 4:00-4:30
One-Act (ALL CALL) 4:30-6:30 PM
  • Improv is a wonderful opportunity for students to do theatre after school!
  •  Students will be provided Pizza
  • Rehearsal will pick up at 4:45-6:30 
9/18
One-Act Rehearsal 4:00-6:00PM
ALL CALLED
9/19
One-Act Rehearsal 4:00-6:00PM
ALL CALLED
 
Dates required for this production.
In house performance (Oct 22) 7:00 PM
VTA (Oct 23-26)  One-Act Theatre/Tech Theatre Conference
VHSL (Nov 1) Fluvanna High School (FREE TO PUBLIC AND STUDENTS)
VHSL (NOV 8) DATE TO BE LEFT OPEN IF FINALISTS ON NOV 1
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Upcoming Dates:
Hairspray Audition Dates:
November 17-20
Looking ahead:
SHAKESPEARE AUDITIONS
MORE INFO HERE
Governor’s School Auditions
Nov 3
SIGN UP SHEET WILL BE POSTED SHORTLY
More info will be shared on the website and facebook as always!
Have a great day!
Mr. Becker

Charlottesville High School Theater Department

1400 Melbourne Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22901

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TheatreCHS News 9/8-9/12

Dear Parents,
Happy Sunday!

Rehearsals are well underway with the one-acts. As always, all students are welcome to participate in assisting with the production as well as future productions throughout the year.

Again, I ask that you “LIKE” TheatreCHS on facebook so that you can be informed periodically of important goings on within the CHS as well as TheatreCHS community.

After school this week:
9/8
All-Call 4:00-5:00
Principals 5:00-6:00 PM
Rehearsal Schedules have distributed.
For more info please visit the VTA Website for more info!
9/9
Tech Tuesday

All CREW MEMBERS SHOULD BE PRESENT.

9/10
IMPROV 4:00-4:30
One-Act Principals Only 4:30-6:00 PM
Improv is a wonderful opportunity for students to do theatre after school!
Students will be provided Pizza
Rehearsal will pick up at 4:45-6:30
9/11
One-Act Rehearsal 4:00-6:00PM
ALL CALLED

9/12
One-Act Rehearsal 4:00-6:00PM
ALL CALLED

Dates required for this production.
In house performance (Oct 22) 7:00 PM
VTA (Oct 23-26) One-Act Theatre/Tech Theatre Conference
VHSL (Nov 1) Fluvanna High School

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Upcoming Dates:
Hairspray Audition Dates:
November 17-20

Looking ahead:

SHAKESPEARE AUDITIONS
MORE INFO HERE
http://www.esuus.org/esu/programs/shakespeare_competition/about/forstudents/selections/

Governor’s School Auditions
Nov 3

More info will be shared on the website and facebook as always!

Have a great day!

Mr. Becker

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TheatreCHS 9/2-9/5 News

Dear All,
Welcome to September!

One-Act auditions were likely the most impressive I have witnessed at CHS!
Also we had an incredibly high turnout. Thanks so much for helping with this if there were a couple later days last week.

The cast list is posted on www.theatreCHS.org

Please also “LIKE” TheatreCHS on facebook so that you can be informed periodically of important goings on within the CHS as well as TheatreCHS community.

After school this week:
9/2
Read-through and Tech Meeting Tuesday 4:00-5:30
Forms will be collected from actors/crew members interested in participating at VTAs and VHSL (one-acts).
Rehearsal Schedules will be distributed.
Payment timeline will be distributed to actors
FINAL CREW LIST WILL BE DECIDED ON FRIDAY 9/5
For more info please visit the VTA Website for more info!

9/3
Improv Meeting at 4:00 PM
One-Act Rehearsal 4:45-6:30PM
We had our first improv gathering last Thursday and decided that Wednesdays from 4:00-4:45 is a good start for our improv team.
Students will be provided Pizza
Rehearsal will pick up at 4:45-6:30

9/4
One-Act Rehearsal 4:00-6:00PM
ALL CALLED

9/5
One-Act Rehearsal 4:00-6:00PM
ALL CALLED

Dates required for this production.
In house performance (Oct 22) 7:00 PM
VTA (Oct 23-26) One-Act Theatre/Tech Theatre Conference
VHSL (Nov 1) Fluvanna High School

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Upcoming Dates:
Hairspray Audition Dates:
November 17-20

Looking ahead:

SHAKESPEARE AUDITIONS
MORE INFO HERE

Governor’s School Auditions
Nov 3

This is enough info for now most likely.
More info will be shared on the website and facebook as always!

Have a great week!

Happy Labor Day!

Mr. Becker

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VTA Registration is now OPEN

10659223_777166680394_2231152819493065118_nDear VTA Hopefuls,
Payment schedule will be distributed tomorrow after school.
Below is a list of the additional events that you may have an opportunity to get involved!

College & University Pre-Screening Auditions (For Seniors)

Students Participating in Virginia Unified Auditions (Ages 16+) Summer jobs!

Students Participating in Improvathon

Students Participating in Tech Olympics

Students Participating in Design Competition

Additional Fee Breakdown (minus hotel room accommodations)
Student Conference Fees $ 50.00 USD
Student Membership Fees $ 30.00 USD
Friday pick-up bag lunches $ 8.00 USD
Student Banquet Tickets $ 25.00 USD