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TheatreCHS Newsletter 1/21-1/24

January 21, 2015 theatreCHS 0
Dear Parents, Students, Cast Members and Friends: 
I hope everyone had a very enjoyable extended weekend!
A special thanks to the parents who dropped in to help with our first Saturday build which was very successful! 
 
We will have another Saturday build this weekend 8:00-2:00PM
 
Cast members should continue to check their email regularly to keep up with rehearsal scheduling and daily information. 
 
Attached to this email is also our annual program ad campaign for this year’s TheatreCHS Spring Musical Production. 
 
All ads will be in COLOR this year! You may also just give a SHOUT-OUT to a Cast/Crew member! 
 
 
Hairspray Rehearsal Info THIS WEEK: 
SCRIPTS SHOULD ARRIVE ON WEDNESDAY!

WEDNESDAY  1/21— DANCE/MUSIC REHEARSAL (NICEST KIDS, RUN AND TELL THAT) ALL CALL (additional scripts will be distributed)

THURSDAY 1/22– ALL SPEAKING ROLES IN ACT 1 CALLED. 

FRIDAY 1/23— MUSIC REHEARSAL — Big Doll House, Without Love, and Review of last week. (ALL CALLED) 4:00-6:00

NOTE:

IF IT SNOWS AND WE LOSE A DAY,  WE WILL MAKE UP THE DAYS WE MISS FIRST BEFORE MOVING ON TO THE NEXT SCHEDULED REHEARSAL. 

 

Classes this Week:

Intro To Drama
Children’s Theatre/Playwriting Unit Continues
Blocking Continues
Set Design/Construction
 
Tech Theatre
Students will begin to build Hairspray set. 
Organization of Shift Sheets, Blocking Sheets, and Plots will be completed this week. 
 
C’ville Players
Students will finish reading William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Auditions for Midsummer/Jersey (Ken Ludwig Adaptation)
Talking Shakespeare 
 
Musical Theatre Ensemble
Students will bring in music for options of music for Spring musical revue. 
Students will be prepared to perform song choices during block period this week. Possible guest visit on Friday to focus on vocal technique for musical theatre singing voice. 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS  
  • JANUARAY 24– SATURDAY BUILD 8:00-2:00PM
  • February 3rd (DRESS REHEARSAL HAIRSPRAY PREVIEW MLK PAC)
  • February 4th 7:30 PM MLK PAC –SYMPHONY CONCERT PERFORMANCE (FEATURED PREVIEW OF HAIRSPRAY!)
  • February 6 —  SHAKESPEARE CONTEST  Staunton, VA @ Blackfriars  http://www.americanshakespearecenter.com/
  • SPRNG MUSICAL HAIRSPRAY MLK PAC                                      7:30pm 3/27, 3/28  & 3/29 3:00 PM 
  • MAY 15-16DESSERT THEATRE Black Box Theatre                        7:00 PM, 2:00 PM 7:00 PM
  • May 22-23 7:00 PM Black Box Musical Theatre Ensemble       (SPRING SEMESTER REVUE)
  • May 29  7:30 Black Box Theatre Awards Banquet 
THATS ALL FOLKS!
 
HAVE A GREAT EVENING!!!
 
MR. BECKER
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TheatreCHS Newsletter 1/11-1/16

January 12, 2015 theatreCHS 0
Dear Parents, Students, Cast Members and Friends:
This next week is the last full week of school before the end of the semester! I know.. I can’t believe it either. I am really excited about the rehearsal process for Hairspray as well as the fun projects that we are initiating for the semester ahead!
As always, students should check CANVAS for any specific updates relating to classwork, and cast members should check their email regularly to keep up with rehearsal scheduling and daily information. This week, Charlottesville City Schools is providing a curriculum fair for all Charlottesville City School students. This event will be held at Carver Rec center (next to Staples). This will be happening on Tuesday of this week at 5:30 PM. Please drop by and visit the theatre/tech booth! I’d love to see you there!
 
Attached to this email is also our annual program ad campaign for this year’s TheatreCHS Spring Musical Production.
 
All ads will be in COLOR this year! You may also just give a SHOUT-OUT to a Cast/Crew member!
 
 
Happening this Week:
 
Curriculum Fair Tuesday 5:30 PM 
This year the Curriculum Fair will be held at the Jefferson Carver Rec Center from 5:30 to 7:30. This is an opportunity for families to learn more about course offerings and expectations of classes offered at CHS. 
605 E. Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22902. 
 
Hairspray Rehearsal Info THIS WEEK: 
SCRIPTS SHOULD ARRIVE ON WEDNESDAY!

MONDAY 1/12— NICEST KIDS IN TOWN DANCE REHEARSAL

TUESDAY 1/13– NO REHEARSAL, NO TECH TUESDAY (CURRICULUM FAIR)

WEDNESDAY 1/14— MUSIC REHEARSAL — Big Doll House, Without Love, and Review of last week. (ALL CALLED) 4:00-6:30 PM

THURSDAY 1/15– BLOCKING/ACTING REHEARSAL TRACY, PENNY, PRUDY, VELMA, ALL COUNCIL MEMBERS, EDNA, WILBER, SPRITZER—–> Mama I’m a Big Girl Now.

FRIDAY—MUSIC REHEARSAL– REVIEW OF ALL MUSIC (ALL CALLED) 4:00-6:00 PM ******PLEASE ARRANGE TRANSPORTATION BECAUSE BUSSES WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE RIDES AFTER 5:30 PM.

Classes this Week:
 
Intro To Drama
Children’s Theatre/Playwriting Unit Continues
Students have now transcribed text
They begin the process of playwriting in class– Applying theatrical elements to text.
 
Tech Theatre
Students will begin to build Hairspray set.
Organization of Shift Sheets, Blocking Sheets, and Plots will be completed this week.
 
C’ville Players
Students will finish reading William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Modern adaptation and performance of adapted piece to be performed at a later date.
 
Musical Theatre Ensemble
Students will bring in music for options of music for Spring musical revue.
Students will be prepared to perform song choices during block period this week. Possible guest visit on Friday to focus on vocal technique for musical theatre singing voice.
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS  (UPDATED)
  • JANUARY 13 —CURRICULUM FAIR TUESDAY 5:30 PM CARVER RECREATION CENTER (COME FIND OUT ABOUT THEATRE ELECTIVES FOR NEXT YEAR)
  • JANUARY 16  — SATURDAY– FIRST BUILD FOR HAIRSPRAY SET SATURDAY 1/16
  • JANUARY 27 –CLASS PERFORMANCES OF SENIOR DIRECTING PROJECTS BLACK BOX THEATRE 7:00 PM 
  • February 3rd (DRESS REHEARSAL HAIRSPRAY PREVIEW MLK PAC)
  • February 4th 7:30 PM MLK PAC –SYMPHONY CONCERT PERFORMANCE (FEATURED PREVIEW OF HAIRSPRAY!)
  • February 6 —  SHAKESPEARE CONTEST  Staunton, VA @ Blackfriars  http://www.americanshakespearecenter.com/
  • SPRNG MUSICAL HAIRSPRAY MLK PAC                                       7:30pm 3/27, 3/28  & 3/29 3:00 PM 
  • MAY 15-16DESSERT THEATRE Black Box Theatre                        7:00 PM, 2:00 PM 7:00 PM
  • May 22-23 7:00 PM Black Box Musical Theatre Ensemble       (SPRING SEMESTER REVUE)
  • May 29  7:30 Black Box Theatre Awards Banquet 

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TheatreCHS Newsletter 1/5-1/9 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

January 4, 2015 theatreCHS 0
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope that everyone had a restful Winter Holiday! I am SO excited about the upcoming theatre events!
Congratulations
To Daniel Neale for being selected to participate in this year’s English Speaking Union Shakespeare Contest in February. Dora Baker received first alternate. Recipients of this opportunity get to perform at Blackfriars in Staunton Virginia amongst other high school theatre students in the Charlottesville outlying community. Winners will have the chance to advance to New York City where they will perform at Lincoln Center.
Class Info:
 
Intro To Drama
Children’s Theatre/Playwriting Unit
Students will transcribe a play given a familiar children’s book text.
They will then create script and dialogue for a one-act play to be performed for Elementary School aged children.
Tech Theatre
Students will begin to build Hairspray set.
Organization of Shift Sheets, Blocking Sheets, and Plots will be completed this week.
 
C’ville Players
Students will begin to read William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the mindset of becoming more accustomed to performing Shakespeare’s texts.
Musical Theatre Ensemble
Students will begin to look at a new show for this upcoming Spring Musical Theatre Ensemble class performance. (See Dates)
Hairspray Rehearsal Info:

Tomorrow: 1/5

Speaking roles only called from 3:45 until no later than 6 PM.

Make sure that you check with with me if you are unsure of whether you are called.

Tuesday: 1/6 :Tuesday is our first tech day specifically for hairspray.

Wednesday 1/7 :Wednesday is an all call-music rehearsal with accompanist and assistant music director Katie Palmer.

Thursday 1/8 :Thursday

First Blocking rehearsal: Tracy/ Edna/ Wilber/Penny/ Corny Collins/Velma/Amber/Council Kids/ Link/Prudy understudies please attend.

1/9 :Friday Dance! ALL CALL

That’s all for now!

HAPPY 2015!!!!

  • SHAKESPEARE CONTEST February 6 in Staunton Blackfriars
  • 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
  • MTE REVUE (SPRING SEMESTER) May 22-23 7:00 PM Black Box 
  • Theatre Awards Banquet May 29  7:30 Black Box