Sandra Dennis – High school Theatre, English, Speech teacher, Drama Coach/director all 3 seasons Kayla Armstrong – Assistant Drama Coach (Fall and Spring), choreographer, Festival coordinator (Winter) Meg Dussault – Tech co-director (Fall and Spring), Festival play co-director/Asst Drama Coach (Winter) Aaron Waite – Tech co-director (all 3 seasons) Laura Frye- Music director for Fall Musical
Many opportunities Acting Directing Costume design Set design Light design Sound design Building Props Hair and make-up Puppets Music Dance
Fall: Musical Auditions are held in June Auditions consist of singing, dancing and/or acting Material is given in advance There could be call backs (students are asked to audition again for specific parts) Audition criteria: voice, pitch, rhythm, personality, projection, interpretation, Students audition in small groups in front of adult directors Casting is based on who is best for the part, not by seniority. All will be cast in shows
Musical Cast list will be posted on the website and outside the music room. Rehearsals begin first day of school Schedules will be handed out at that first rehearsal Rehearsals will run from 3:15 – 5:30; as we get closer to the show date, times for pick up will be later. Parents will be notified.
Fall Students may be asked to buy or find parts of their costumes, shoes, make-up. Students must attend every rehearsal they are scheduled Notification of an absence from rehearsal a must. Students must come prepared. During rehearsals when there is downtime – students should do their homework. Students must stay in the area of the auditorium, music room or surrounding hallways.
For musical Saturdays during September and October 9am- 4pm Students should put in at least 10 hours Painting, organizing, sewing, designing, rehearsing Parents can help but will need a CORI form check before they can participate. Must wear shoes (no flip flops) Building workshops will be held during rehearsals. Students order out for lunch or can pack a lunch.
Student directed plays: Upperclassmen as directors, writers (proposals) Auditions will be held after the Fall Musical Rehearsals will be two days a week 3:15-5:15 Student directors might need a third day of rehearsals, but schedules will be available at the first rehearsal. Performance will be 2nd weekend in February. Attendance at rehearsals is required or student will forfeit his/her part Adult directors will assist student directors throughout process.
Festival one-act play Auditions will be after the musical Rehearsals will be two days a week and will increase after student directed plays are presented. Students must be available during Feb vacation to be eligible to audition and participate. Exceptions will be made for college auditions or interviews. Notification ahead of time is a must. Feb vacation rehearsals will be Wed-Sunday, from 8am – 3pm
Festival: Students must be available for all of the performance dates which go throughout March. Semi-finals Finals Adult directors will be directing and accompanying students to each round of competition.
Student Directed and Festival plays Saturdays in January and February from 9am – 4pm Same information as Fall set building
Children’s show and Junior Drama Club Auditions will be held in the middle of March Student directed show with adult directors assisting Junior Drama – run by students with adult directors assisting Children’s show rehearsals – same times Performance dates: one Saturday in May – 2 performances
Drama Banquet is in May or June Students will be recognized for their involvement International Thespian Society Senior recognition Gifts Skits Dancing
No User Fee For each show, T-shirts available (7-15.00) Theatre Company Apparel (40.00) Drama festival SHSTC Sweatshirts (40.00) Guild drama festival t-shirts (15.00) Food (Saturday set buildings, drama festival, banquet) Costume, shoes, make-up (minimal). We supply as much as we can.
We need to know if your child has any medical problems/food allergies we should be aware of. We need help sewing costumes and finding props or furniture pieces. We need help during the preliminary round of drama festival (we are a host site – lots of jobs!) We need help selling tickets at the door or ushering during the musical.
Allinformation – rehearsal schedule, costume requirements will be posted on our website: http://theatrecompanywebsite.com/shs Mrs. Dennis: firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Armstrong: email@example.com Mr. Waite: Waite@sharon.k12.ma.us Ms. Dussault: firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Frye: L_Frye@sharon.k12.ma.us