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  • 1. Sharon High SchoolTheatre Company
  • 2.  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
  • 3.  Many opportunities  Acting  Directing  Costume design  Set design  Light design  Sound design  Building  Props  Hair and make-up  Puppets  Music  Dance
  • 4.  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
  • 5.  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.
  • 6.  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.
  • 7.  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.
  • 8.  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.
  • 9.  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
  • 10.  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.
  • 11.  Student Directed and Festival plays  Saturdays in January and February from 9am – 4pm  Same information as Fall set building
  • 12.  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
  • 13.  Drama Banquet is in May or June  Students will be recognized for their involvement  International Thespian Society  Senior recognition  Gifts  Skits  Dancing
  • 14.  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.
  • 15.  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.
  • 16.  Allinformation – rehearsal schedule, costume requirements will be posted on our website: Mrs. Dennis: Ms. Armstrong: Mr. Waite: Ms. Dussault: Ms. Frye: