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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Cast List – Almost, Maine

We go into every show’s audition process with more students than we can include in the cast. We were blown away by all that we saw this week – and we’re sorry that we only have space for about 50% of the people who came out. We sincerely hope that you will all join us as part of the production as a crew member! There’s plenty of work – and fun – to be had throughout the entire process – please plan to join us!

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Getting involved! Time to join a club or crew, or to audition…

Here is the link to sign up for an audition time slot (groups of 6, 30 minute slots):

All of the paperwork to get involved in our theatre program will be posted to our Moodle page as PDF files for your reference. Additional hard copies will also be available outside the make up room after the kick off meeting.

Here’s how to access our Moodle page (PM credentials required):

Moodle -> PMHS -> Student Life (at the bottom of the department listings) -> PM Theatre

Paperwork needed from all auditionees & crew members: audition/crew form, code of conduct (new one needed each school year), drug screening (only if not already on the list), calendar conflicts, parent survey.

Friday, September 6th – deadline to submit a crew form, and to sign up for Thespians club

ALMOST MAINE – trailer (quick overview) – . There are various versions posted on YouTube – please know that we will be producing the THIRD revised version (which may be a bit different) – and also trust that our directing team will ensure that all scenes will be produced TASTEFULLY and respectfully.

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2019-2020 Season Announcement

We are proud to announce the shows for this school year – and we hope you will join us for an informational kick-off meeting on Wed, Aug 28th at 6:30 pm (in the auditorium) to learn more.

FALL PLAY: Nov 22-23 . ALMOST, MAINE by John Cariani. This has been the number one most-produced play by high schools across the country for several years!

THE STORY: Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.“ALMOST, MAINE is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy).” —NY Times. “Sweet, poignant, and witty. Nearly perfect. ALMOST, MAINE’s charm is real. [It] packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you.” —NY Daily News. “Mega-hit ALMOST, MAINE lands somewhere between Norman Rockwell and Our Town. Unabashedly unhip. There is no pretense of an edge here—the show offers a sweetness and decency that’s become rare at the theater. At this point, it’s a welcome breath of fresh air.” —New York Post.


This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations.

There are two full-length versions of THE WIZARD OF OZ: MUNY and RSC. Both include the songs “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had A Brain/A Heart/The Nerve,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road),” “The Jitterbug,” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz.” The MUNY version also has “Evening Star.” The RSC version also includes “Poppies (Optimistic Voices)” and “If I Were King Of The Forest.”

This RSC version is a more faithful adaptation of the film. A more technically complex production, it recreates the dialogue and structure of the MGM classic nearly scene for scene, though it is adapted for live stage performance. The RSC version’s musical material also provides more work for the SATB chorus and small vocal ensembles.

If you are interested in being a part of EITHER production, onstage or behind the scenes – or joining our Thespian club/troupe – please join us on the 28th. We’ll answer questions about auditions, working on a crew, and all aspects of our theatre program!

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