Month: October 2014

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TheatreCHS Newsletter 10/23-10/31

Good Evening Parents and Friends!
I hope everyone thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful fall weekend!
Halloween is nearly here! 
 
TheatreCHS had a wonderful time in Norfolk at the annual VTA High School Theatre Festival and Conference. Most impressive were the number of seniors this year who received numerous callbacks from colleges and universities:

  • 7 Seniors had interviews and callbacks from: George Mason, JMU, Longwood, Radford, Emory and Henry, UVA, VCU, VA Tech, Randolph Macon, Averett, Sweetbriar, ODU, CNU, Davis and Elkins, Ferrum!!
  • Several were offered acceptance on the spot as well as scholarship opportunities!
  • Our Technical Theatre Program shined!
  • We received 2nd Place in the Olympics!
  • CHS took 3rd in the scenic design competition.
  • Students met and heard wonderfully useful panels about acting and the business of theatre as well as hands on dance workshops with acclaimed Broadway veteran and producer, Enrique Brown, attend the always hilarious Seth Rudetsky’s musical theatre extravaganza and book-signing, and of course, the icing on the cake was getting to meet and attend a panel discussion with Tony Award winning Lin-Manuel Miranda!
Thank you! 
To countless people for making this such a special weekend for our students.
 
Thank you! 
To the Chaperones who made the trip a breeze for everyone. 
 
Thank you! 
To the students in the technical theatre programs as well as students who participate in tech Tuesday for their contributions! 
 

And… We still have a show to do!

 
VHSL One-Act Conference next Saturday @ Fluvanna High School!
The performance Schedule is Attached!

In Classes This Week:
Intro To Drama
Dialect Projects
Accents and Dialects!
Journey to Great Britain, the deep south, New York, and Russia!
 
C’ville Players
Memorization of Lines for One-Acts DUE Nov 4
New PSA Assignment sponsored by CCS division (Making Good Choices)
Musical Theatre Ensemble
Continued work/ Choreographing/Rehearsing OOTI
More info about the show can be found here:
“Once on this Island” Goes up in December!
LIKE” TheatreCHS on facebook so that you can see a video preview!
Tech Theatre
HAIRSPRAY DESIGN BEGINS!
Design Station Jigsaw
  • Please “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….Rehearsal

Mon Oct 20

Tues Oct 21

Wed Oct 22

Thurs Oct 23

Friday Oct 24

OFF

TECH REPAIR

One-Act

IMPROV

3:40-4:30

WARMUPS

WARM-UP

4:30 ALL CALL

4:00 ALL CALL—6:30

4:00 ALL

CALL

REHEARSAL 4:00-6:00

Rehearsal 4:30-6:30

Dates required for this production.
VHSL One-Act Schedule Attached!
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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Other Upcoming Dates:  NEXT MONDAY!
 
  • HAIRSPRAY AUDITIONS: November 17-20 
  • AFTER SCHOOL
  • WHERE? in Performing Arts Center 
  • (Mon/Tue/Wednesday Acting/Singing
  • FRIDAY –Dance auditions)
 
  • MTE Presents: “Once On This Island” Dec 3 Black Box Theatre
 
  • Senior Projects/Midterms December 12, 13 in Black Box Theatre
 
More info will be provided on the website and facebook as always!
Have a great day!
Mr. Becker

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TheatreCHS News 10/6-10/11

Good Morning!
I hope everyone is enjoying the crisp fall day! It has been very nice to wear layers once again. It was such a pleasure to meet with so many of you for back-to-school night! If you have any questions about the program or would like t contribute in any way, please let me know!
It has been quite busy in classes and in rehearsals this past week:
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. Students will now begin to design Hairspray and begin to work on Senior shows that go up in December.
  • Intro classes performed neutral masked performances as they began to further apply the skill to their movement on stage.

 

  • C’ville Players continue to work on video projects due next Friday. They also have all been cast in different plays that go up in December (as part of their mid-term grade).
  • 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 CAST/CREW MEMBERS MUST COMPLETE FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIP (ALLOWING THEM TO MISS SCHOOL ON THURSDAY OCT 23). 
  • 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. 

 

  • 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….
 
10/6
Principals  
4:00-6:00 PM
10/7
Select Actors called (see attached)
Tech Tuesday 
All VTA Crew Called
10/8
IMPROV 3:50-4:30
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 go until 6:30 
10/9
One-Act Rehearsal 4:00-6:00PM
ALL CALLED
10/10
One-Act Rehearsal 4:00-6:00PM
ALL CALLED
 
10/11
BUILD DAY THIS SATURDAY **** THIS IS THE FIRST BUILD DAY OF THE YEAR ****  Parents are Invited! Crew members should try to make it.
  • Intro to Drama students and Tech students need a certain number of hours per year. 
PARENTS: We will need assistance in a few areas:
  • Carpentry
  • Paint
  • Costuming
  • Props
  • Organization for trip (busses, rooming, loading/unloading
 
 
Dates required for this production.
In house performance (Oct 22) 7:00 PM BLACK BOX
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