TheatreCHS Newsletter 12/1-12/5

Dear Parents and Friends,

Happy December!
I hope that everyone was able to have a peaceful Thanksgiving Holiday!
There are a lot of Theatre related activities ahead, and I did want to try to keep everyone posted as well as possible.
Parent Meeting Follow Up: 
Many thanks to those who were able to take time out of their busy pre-Thanksgiving week!
We covered a lot of organizational information during our meeting.  The meeting was largely focussed on the spring musical, and ways that the boosters can assist with productions as well as pre-productions.
Items addressed:
  • Food donations to supplement tech weeks and rehearsals. (Having a reserve)
  • Online ways of raising money for program.
  • Creating and expanding on our current sponsorships 
  • Advertisements for programs (all in color this year)
  • T-shirts for musical
  • Parent volunteers for backstage, house management/ homework assistants
  • Front of House, Door Assistance, concessions ideas. 
  • Credit Card System for Ticket Reservations
If you have any questions or ideas of ways that you would like to help out, please feel free to reach out to me. 
THIS WEEK WE HAVE SHAKESPEARE AUDITIONS!!!
FROM THE WEBSITE:

The English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition provides teachers across the country with a performance-based program for the study of English Language Arts and Shakespeare. It is a school-based program serving Grades 9-12. Through the Competition, students develop communication skills and an appreciation of the power of language and literature. The Competition has engaged more than 250,000 young people since its inception in 1983.

Through the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, students:

  • develop essential skills: critical thinking, close reading and public speaking
  • increase self-confidence through reading, analysis and performance of Shakespeare
  • explore the beauty of Shakespeare’s language and classic themes
  • bring the timeless works of Shakespeare to life and learn to express his words with understanding, feeling and clarity
  • meet local, state and national standards in English Language Arts and Drama.

Students read, analyze, perform and recite Shakespearean monologues and sonnets in three qualifying stages: at the school, community and national levels. Approximately 2,000 teachers and 15,000 students in nearly 60 ESU Branch communities participate each year.

The ESU National Shakespeare Competition has been recognized by the Globe Center (USA), the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America and the American Academy of Achievement. Many distinguished judges have served on the Competition panels.

 
AUDITIONS WILL BE ON FRIDAY @ 4:00 PM
 
IT IS NOT TOO LATE FOR STUDENTS TO SIGN UP. 
 
 
Criteria:

The monologue must be no more than twenty lines (verse or prose).

MORE information 

 
 
HAIRSPRAY!!!
 
Our first TECH TUESDAY will be happening this Tuesday! ALL students are welcome to come by if they are interested in being on CREW or on the production team. 
  •  Our first rehearsal Readthru/Singthru (ALL CALL) will be on December 12 from 4:00-6:30 PM  in the black box theatre.  NOTE: If you have a part, including all Council Members, you will need to be there. All singers are encouraged to also attend. Dancers do NOT need to attend, but of course are welcome.  (If you are interested, we will have an Open Mic night after rehearsal). 
  •  ALL HAIRSPRAY PARTICIPATION LETTERS NEED TO BE RETURNED AND SIGNED BY FRIDAY DEC 5 OF THIS WEEK.  ** if you did not receive a contract, just come by and pick one up, or download the attachment, get it signed, and turn it in.  Parents, please feel welcome to add any other skills or ways that you might be able to assist with the production, even if they aren’t listed on the page. 
  • If there is another email address that you would like added to this email group list, please also let me know so that I can keep you up-to-dat
Happening in Classes:
 
 
Intro to Drama
Monologue Introduction
Midterm Evaluation Rubric
Selecting a good Monologue
C’ville Players
PSA Video Projects Due ASAP
After school rehearsals will be offered until the end of this week.
TECH WEEK FOR ONE-ACTS 12/1-12/5 
Musical Theatre Ensemble
MANY THANKS TO EVAN MOOK FOR HIS TREMENDOUS WORK!
Emma K, you are doing a wonderful job with the Choreography!!!!
REMEMBER …
“Once on this Island” Goes up on December 10 !!!
Tech Theatre
TECH TUESDAY RESUMES THIS TUESDAY!
DESIGNS Scene-by-Scene
WORKABLE DRAWINGS CONTINUE.
MANY THANKS TO ALL FOR PUTTING IN FOCUSSED TIME LAST WEEK. 
 
 
 
DATES
  • MTE Presents: “Once On This Island” 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!
 
Mr. Becker