Tuesday not Sunday

Our next rehearsal is next Tuesday, not next Sunday. Typo. Thanks!



Today and Sunday

Slight change. Today we’ll be doing 2.2 only. Sunday, we’ll do 2.3. So, fewer people will probably be needed each day. I’ll work in the commedia review on down the line.



All is well, and rehearsal today is postponed. Apologies for any inconvenience. If this causes a ride issue, let me know. See you tomorrow! We will put the blocking for today down for a week or two from now. You’ll get plenty of notice. Thank you! We’ll resume with the normal schedule tomorrow. Go home and work lines!


1/14-1/17 Rehearsal Schedule

This is our rehearsal schedule for this week:
Jan 14: 1.2 (TF, PTR, FL, BT, BG, SV, MF, PN)
Jan 15: 1.3 – 1.4 (SV, DR, PN, BT, CL, SMD, PM)
Jan 16: Act 2 Prologue – 2.1 (SMD, TF, PN, BT, FR, 1W, YW, SV, SM, PT, MF)
Jan 17: 2.2 – 2.3 (TF, 1W, 2W, FL, BT, PN, SV, BG, TF, MF)


Reminder: we only need people who are in 1.1 present tomorrow. Thank you!


Parent Producer


After many fantastic years, our current producer, Melissa Schweitzer is “graduating” along with Lilli with our endless thanks. If you are a parent and have an interest in helping the program, there is a new opportunity.

In the fewest words, the producer helps by managing the account used for “extras” on the shows (commemorative posters, archival recordings, t-shirts, meals, etc) and serving as a coordinator for parents interested in volunteering. A lot of the fringe benefits on shows exist, and continue to exist, because parents have volunteered to create them. If coordinating this interests you, please let me know. Coaching is available! It’s a great way to help. 865-748-3636.

Patrick McCray


This is the current schedule as of 1/7/18. This is subject to change.

BT = Beatrice BG = Brighella CL = Clarice DR = Dr. Lombardi
FL = Florindo MT = Muffeletta PN = Pantalone PT = Patron
PTR = Porter PM = Prompter SV = Silvio SRD = Smeraldina
SM = Stage Manager TF = Truffaldino YW = Young Woman 1W = 1st Waiter
2W = 2nd Waiter 3W = 3rd Waiter BAD = Baducci

Jan 7: Read Through (All Called)
Jan 8: Act 1 Prologue – 1.1 (PN, YW, SM, BT, SV, CL, PT, BG, TF, DR, SRD, MT)
Jan 9: Commedia Review (All Called)
Jan 10: Commedia Review (All Called)

Jan 13: 1.5
Jan 14: 1.2 – 1.3
Jan 15: 1.4, Act 2 Prologue
Jan 16: 2.1 – 2.2p.
Jan 17: 2.3 – 2.4

Jan 22: Commedia Review (All Called)
Jan 23: Act 1 Prologue – 1.1 (PN, YW, SM, BT, SV, CL, PT, BG, TF, DR, SRD, MT)
Jan 24: 1.5

Jan 27: 1.2 – 1.3 (Mada gone)
Jan 28: 1.4, Act 2 Prologue
Jan 29: 2.1 – 2.2
Jan 30: 2.3 – 2.4
Jan 31: Act 1 Prologue – 1.5 (Pace Day)

Feb 3: OFF BOOK Act 2 Prologue – 2.4
Feb 4: 1.5 – Act 2 Prologue
Feb 5: Act 1 Prologue – 1.4
Feb 6: 2.1 – 2.4
Feb 7: Comedia Review (All Called)

Feb 10: 1.5
Feb 11: Act 1 Prologue – 1.2
Feb 12: 1.3 – 1.4
Feb 13: TBA
Feb 14: TBA

Feb 20: Troubleshooting
Feb 21: Crew Things (w/ Cast)

Feb 23: TECH (All Called)
Feb 24: TECH (All Called)
Feb 25: Run Act 1
Feb 26: Run Act 2
Feb 27: Death Run
Feb 28: Dorito Run

Mar 2: Costume Day (Mada gone)
Mar 3: Full Dress
Mar 4: Full Dress
Mar 5: Full Dress
Mar 6: Full Dress

Mar 8 – 10: Show!!!!

Servant Schedule

Everyone please check your email and make sure you have received an invitation to join the Google Doc schedule. If you have not gotten one yet or are having issues please email the stage manager, Madalyn Mead, at meam. See you all on Monday!

Rehearsals: 4-6:30, Monday-Thursday and 2-4:30 on Sunday. Rehearsals will begin January 7. After Founder’s Day Weekend (Feb 20-Mar 10), everyone should try their absolute best to be at every rehearsal. You must be off book by February 3. Tech Days are February 23 and 24. Performances: 7:30 pm March 8, 9, 10, the weekend before spring break.

Key Expectations: In theater, being on-time is being late. Show up to rehearsals 10 minutes before call time. Write down all blocking accurately as it is given. Stay aware of the current schedule. Prepare the theatrical spaces before you socialize. Focus on creating an atmosphere of friendliness and equality backstage. This is a team, and if there is a concern about a teammate, take it to the director, not the teammate. No in-fighting. Respect each other, the crew, and the director. Help the crew and set design team when called by them. Let the director personally know if I experience a schedule changing emergency. Roll with the punches if the schedule needs to be changed. Check the blog after sick/snow days to see if the schedule has changed.


Thanks to everyone who auditioned. If a part was not available, please know that it was simply a question of numbers. It is not personal; there is nothing you lacked. Casting is an enormous and difficult task. It takes as long as it does, at times, because we work very hard to find opportunities for as many people as possible. If a part was not available and you would still like to participate in some way on the show, please let me know. Your interest, your talent, your dedication, and your imagination are unbelievably important to me.

Our first read through is in the drama classroom at 4:00pm this Monday. Scripts should be available in the bookstore if all went well at the end of the semester. A full schedule and reminder of the details of your audition agreement are forthcoming, probably later today.

Young Woman- Sofia Gholston-Green
Pantalone- Sebastian Soto
Clarice- Hannah Duncan
Lombardi- Gant Dunaway
Silvio- Johnny Wilkes
Beatrice- Whitney Flautt
Florindo- Jake Loveday
Brighella- Ben Davis
Smeraldina- Hannah Nye
Truffaldino- Britt Lamson
Patron/Porter- Owen Roesch
First Waiter- Maggie Tipton
Stage Manager- Kyra Green
Second Waiter- Lydia Fields
Baducci- Jack O’Gorman
Promoter- Sam Carroll
Muffeletta- Perri Mahfouz
Third Waiter- Kate Whitcomb

Mama Mia cast!

Please come by the choir room to finish signing the posters and to pick one up!