Dear Parents and Friends,
IT IS THAT FESTIVE AND WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!
ALMOST THANKSGIVING, NEARLY WINTER BREAK– AND… SPRING MUSICAL AUDITION TIME!!!!
Here’s the scoop:
HAIRSPRAY AUDITIONS THIS WEEK!
WHERE: AFTER SCHOOL IN MLK PAC
WHEN: 4:00 PM- 6:30 PM
MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY
CALLBACKS THURSDAY 4:00-6:00PM
DANCE AUDITIONS FRIDAY !!!!!! 4:00-6:00PM
THE CHOREOGRAPHY WILL BE TAUGHT TO ALL STUDENTS ON FRIDAY.
- Please encourage your theatre students to audition!
- The experience is highly worthwhile!
- The sign-ups for each audition day are posted outside the black box door.
- If your son or daughter needs a little bit of encouragement– this is one of the most uplifting and brightest musicals currently being performed.
Velma Von Tussle
Amber Von Tussle
Seaweed J. Stubbs
Harriman F. Spritzer
“… Hairspray is, above all, Nice. This may be regarded as faint praise in New York, capital of Type A personalities. But Nice, in this instance, doesn’t mean bland. Think of it spelled out in neon, perhaps in letters of purple and fuchsia. That’s the kind of Nice that Hairspray is selling. And it feels awfully good to pretend, for as long as the cast keeps singing, that the world really is that way.”
— Ben Brantley, New York Times
“OK, so the new musical Hair- spray doesn’t offer a cure for cancer, or the nose-diving Dow for that matter, but if the infectious jubilation currently spritzing from the stage of the Neil Simon Theater were bottled and sold across the country like, say, hair- spray, consumer confidence would not be a problem. … Arriving in an aerosol fog of advance hype, it more than lives up to its promise.”
— Charles Isherwood, Variety
“Yep, it’s a hit — a great big fat gorgeous hit. For the second time in recent years, a new musical has roared into town and justified its advance glitz, glitter and hype.”
— Clive Barnes, New York Post
“All you can ask of a work of art is that it help you see the world more profoundly when you leave the theater than you did when you came in. That’s what Hair- spray does.”
— Howard Kissel, New York Daily News
“It takes a big man to play a tender woman. This theatrical truth is made joyously plain from the moment the formidable frame of Harvey Fierstein, wearing a housedress and pin curls, is revealed to the audience of Hair- spray, the buoyantly entertaining mock-’60s musical …”
— Peter Marks, Washington Post
“After a beehive’s worth of positive buzz, Hairspray opened last night … bigger, brighter — and much, much better — than the John Waters film on which the musical is based.”
— Barbara D. Phillips, The Wall Street Journal
“What’s most refreshing about this show … is its old-fashioned heart. … Playwrights Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan and tunesmiths Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman avoided the smug irony that pervades contemporary comedy. This is kitsch at its purest and least apologetic.”
— Elysa Gardner, USA Today
“RUN AND TELL THAT”!!!!
Some other quick announcements for this week:
CALLING ALL PARENTS….CALLING ALL PARENTS!
Thanks to the many who have responded to the invite.
MONDAY, NOV 24. 6:00 PM
Items on the Agenda:
Front of House Assistance (During Intermission)
Playbill Bio Formatting Assistance
Set Building Assistance
Food/Homework monitors “Rehearsal Parents”
Intro To Drama
HAIRSPRAY STUDY GUIDE
IN CLASS ASSIGNMENTS DUE AT THE END OF BLOCK DAY.
Individual Rehearsals Continue
PSA Video Projects Due TUES. Nov 25
After school rehearsals will be offered until the end of this week.
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!
” TheatreCHS on facebook so that you can see a video preview!
TECH TUESDAY RESUMES THIS TUESDAY!
WORKABLE DRAWINGS DUE TUES. Nov 25
- HAIRSPRAY AUDITIONS: NEXT WEEK November 17-21
- AFTER SCHOOL In Performing Arts Center
- (Mon/Tue/Wednesday Acting/Singing
- FRIDAY –Dance auditions)
- MTE Presents: “Once On This Island” DATE CHANGE Dec 10
- Black Box Theatre 6:00 PM
- Senior Projects/Midterms December 11 and 12 in
- Black Box Theatre 7:00 PM
- SPRNG MUSICAL MARCH 27-29 SHOWS:
- MLK PAC 7:30pm 3/27, 3/28 & 3/29 3:00 PM
- DESSERT THEATRE : MAY 15-16
- Black Box Theatre 7:00 PM, 2:00 PM 7:00 PM
That’s all for now!
Thanks for reading.
Have a great evening!