TheatreCHS Newsletter 1/11-1/16

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