Oct 11, 2017

Note from Stage Manager:

Hey Cast Members! 

It's Clare your stage manager for the show.  Welcome!  I wanted to send out a reminder for Saturday's Meet and Greet.  Please be at the studio on Sat, October 14th @ 5:00-5:45.  You will find out what role you will be playing.  There is a $65 participation fee for the show to cover the many costs that go along with this great production.  If this is a hardship for you please talk to Kim to discuss other options.  You can pay the fee at the Meet and Greet.

Following the Meet and Greet, the company and apprentices will start the first rehearsal from 6:00-8:00.  

Sunday, Oct 15th rehearsal is as follows:

3:00-5:00 Company and Apprentices with Imara age 12

5:30-7:00 Imara with classmates

(Imara and classmates will be announced @ Meet and Greet)

Housekeeping items:  

I will be your main contact for questions about rehearsals and any conflicts that come up.  I have set up a Google calendar for the rehearsal schedule and will be sending everyone a link to it soon.  Just trying to get everyone's email address sorted out.  In the meantime, please look at your calendars and send me any conflicts you have on weekends between now and Feb 24th.  It is important for Kim to know who may be missing for rehearsals to plan times accordingly.  

I am so excited to work with this talented bunch as we embark on our new adventure!  See you Saturday!  Thanx!  Clare

 

Oct 7, 2017

Once Upon a Dream Audition and Performance Information: 

In general, all dancers who audition will be cast, you are auditioning for roles.  PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST COMMIT TO ALL 4 PERFORMANCES-IF YOU CAN’T DO THAT, PLEASE DO NOT AUDITION.  THANK YOU!

The time commitment for rehearsals involve mostly weekends.  The scheduled times are:  

Saturdays from 4-9pm and Sundays from 9am to 12pm and/or 3-8pm. 

There may be occasions where special rehearsals outside of these time frames are called but these usually involve solos, duets or trios.  Involvement depends on casting so it’s difficult to say what weekends your child will be involved.  It certainly won’t be every weekend but you can count on weekends in February prior to the show opening to be very critical and are mandatory for all cast members.  This will include both days and generally the full time period.  During the full run rehearsals we will have people provide a meal during the meal break that you can purchase for your child for $5.  This ensures that every child has the chance to refuel and rest.  It helps raise a little money toward our production costs as well.  

Important Dates: 

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017:  6:00-8:00 Once Upon a Dream Audition day!

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017:  5:00-5:45 Once Upon a Dream Meet and Greet-this is a great informational meeting where you find out your role and will receive initial rehearsal schedule.  6:00-8:00 Company and Apprentice only rehearsal.  

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017:  3:00-5:00 Company and Apprentice rehearsal with Imara age 12.  5:30-7:00 Imara and all school classmates.  

Thanksgiving weekend:  No rehearsal Saturday, Nov 25.  There will be rehearsal Sunday, Nov 26.

We may have rehearsal scheduled on weeknights during our holiday break.

December 24th and January 1:  NO REHEARSAL

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018:  Rehearsals resume

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018:  LOAD IN at O’Shaughnessy-10:30 -2:00pm Please volunteer to help us load the show out of OOAL and into the O’Shaughnessy-Lunch provided!  Mandatory dress rehearsal at O’Shaughnessy 4:00-10:00 (We will try to get younger cast members home before 10:00 but can’t promise)

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018:  4:00-9:00 Dress rehearsal at studio

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018:  10:30am School Show (must arrange to get out of school in the morning)

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018:  10:30am School Show (must arrange to get out of school in the morning)

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018:  7:00 Public performance

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018:  2:00 Public performance

You will be notified of rehearsal updates and changes via email from Clare McDermott-stage manager.  It is VERY important that you check for updates and changes on a regular basis-INCLUDING day of rehearsal!  Clare will be setting up a Google calendar again this year.  She will need your main email address to communicate the rehearsal schedule.  

PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF YOUR KNOWN CONFLICT DATES ON YOUR AUDITION FORM!