Crew members needed for The Wizard of Oz

If you want to be a part of the crew for The Wizard of Oz, please complete this paperwork. That’s all that you need to do! And we need lots of help – if you are willing to learn and work hard – you’re in!

If you were part of the crew for the fall play, you only need to submit the calendar/parent pages – we have the first 2 pages already on file. (So if you print, only print pages 3-4.) If you are new to the theatre program – welcome! – please print all of the pages. We’ll also need a code of conduct, and a drug screening form (if you’re not already on the school list).

Completed paperwork should be returned to Mrs. Mintzer (rm 508) – or to the main office, who will put it in her mailbox.

Crew work will begin on Monday, January 6th. Details to follow.

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Wizard of Oz

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for the show.
Unfortunately we were not able to double cast this show as we had hoped.
Please look over the rehearsal schedule prior to accepting your part.
While it may look like you’re being called to rehearsal six days a week, that is not the case.
You will only be called for specific rehearsals based on which scenes you are in.
We hope to have a more specific rehearsal schedule to you by next week.
Information for working on a crew will be available next week.

-Cast List document
-Preliminary Rehearsal Schedule for January & February

To accept your role – please complete this google form:

Please disregard the ensemble scene breakdown sheet that was previously pushed out. In our haste to get it out we had several omissions. Our intent on sharing this document was to show the ensemble that you are in several scenes throughout the production and a very important part of this show. Our mistake caused some to think the opposite and for that we are truly sorry. We will clear this up – please accept our apologies.

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Here are the titles and sections of which songs should be prepared for Tuesday’s callback session. More info will be uploaded to Moodle/Google classroom on Sunday. This info will have to hold you over until then – please be patient!

DOROTHY: #4 “Over the Rainbow” – p. 100-101 m. 25-end#16 “If I Only Had a Brain” – p. 114 m. 32-44Learn the Dorothy part only
TREES/CROWS: #19 “If I Only Had a Heart” – p. 117 m. 2-12Sing your respective voice part for the “trees” (top note: soprano 1, middle note: soprano 2, bottom note: alto). 
GUARD:#28 “The Merry Old Land of Oz” – p. 133 m. 37-52
GLINDA: #24 “Poppies” – p. 128-129 m. 146-165
LION: #30 “If I Were King of the Forest” – p. 137 m. 5-23
SCARECROW: #16 “If I Only Had a Brain” – p. 113-114 m. 20-44Learn the Scarecrow part only
TIN MAN: #19 “If I Only Had a Heart” – p. 117-118 m. 12-28Learn the Tin Man part only

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Thank you to everyone who auditioned – please remember to attend dance auditions from 6-8 on Monday 12/9. We will finalize casting after this session and callbacks on Tuesday afternoon… do not panic if your name is not on this list – we’ll see everyone next week!

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Audition Info for The Wizard of Oz

OPEN CALL AUDITIONS – 30 minute time slots. For HS students – Vocal & Acting. Sign up for a time slot here:

Wednesday, December 4: 5-8 pm
Thursday, December 5: 3-6 pm

We’ll post a call back list on Friday, so that we can see a bit more of your acting and singing. Call back auditions will be held on Tuesday, December 10 from 3-5 pm.

DANCE AUDITIONS: For all HS auditionees! Monday, December 9: 6-8 p.m.

ALL scenes and song requirements for open call auditions are posted in the Google classroom as well as on Moodle. (PM credentials required to log in.)

Paperwork required at all open call auditions: Audition form – with calendar conflicts and parent signatures, Code of Conduct, Drug Screening Form, Parent Volunteer Survey

Questions about auditions – see Mr. Matusek (rm 216), Mrs. Ciemiewicz (Chorus Rm) or Mrs. Mintzer (rm 508)

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Volunteers needed for Fall Play Performance Weekend

Please use this SignUpGenius site to volunteer for jobs at the concession stand, rose table, chaperoning the cash party – or helping as an usher. All adults must have proper clearances on file with the school district:

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This week’s schedule: November 4-9

This coming week’s schedule:

Nov 4: 3-5 – Set Construction
6-8:30 – Rehearse Act II, Marketing crew meets. 

Nov 5: 3-5 – Run Act I. Crews – Sound, Lighting, Marketing

Nov 6: EARLY DISMISSAL 12:20-2:30 – Shift Crew (by invitation only)
2:30 – 5:00 – Run Act II. Marketing crew meets. 
***CAST** Publicity photos for website/Advertiser will be today at 3:30. Please plan to stay to be included potentially in these group photos. 

Nov 7: EARLY DISMISSAL 12:20-2:30 – Shift Crew (by invitation only)
2:30 – 5:00 – Run Act II. Marketing crew meets. 
*Mrs. Mintzer will not be in school today – attending an Arts Summit conference at Rock 

Nov 9: 8-3. Tech Rehearsal. Full run-through.
NOTE: No internet/wifi will be available – major computer network upgrade scheduled beginning Friday at 4pm…. will impact most of the day on Saturday until IT work is completed.

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Crew Schedule – Almost, Maine

Crew work happens after school from 3-5, as a general rule, Mondays through Thursdays. Everyone is welcome to attend anytime they are available and willing to learn, and help.

Each day’s projects and focus will vary:

Construction & Props – Mondays and Wednesdays.

Lighting – Tuesdays

Sound – Thursdays

It is important that you SIGN IN each time you attend a crew session – for attendance (safety reasons) as well as to keep track of everyone’s hours. The more hours you put in, the more recognition you could receive. Remember that Thespian induction and honors are based on total hours worked. And, we want everyone to be well-rounded – so please come to multiple sessions as your schedule allows!

Additional crew schedules will be available soon…. we will also look for help with costumes, make up, and marketing/ushers. Mrs. Shellenberger and Mrs. Mintzer will oversee much of that work – so it will likely take place during our rehearsal sessions. More info to follow.

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Thespians Club – Join us!

If you did not complete the google form during homeroom last week – or simply would like to join our Thespians club, it is not too late!

Send an email (or stop by room 508) to Mrs. Mintzer to request that your name be added to our roster. Only students who are on our roster will be permitted to attend our first meeting this Wednesday, Sept 11th in the auditorium.

Mrs. Mintzer must have your name, grade, and student ID number to add your name to our club roster. Our club is open to anyone with an interest in theatre. Club time is separate from our after-school rehearsals and work sessions. You do not have to be a part of the fall play cast/crew to join our club.


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