Monthly Archives: March 2019


Super important!

It will go quickly today if we have enough people. We really need YOUR help! The LS comes in tomorrow and we need to secure the area.

Our to-do list…

Gaff tape up off floor and cords.

Clean the tech room.

Costumes into my room until DeWayne is here.

Strike prop tables.

Eliminate food.

Clear equities, cords, props.

Wings really clear.

Tape off of tables.

Collapse tables.

Strike pediments.

Strike the drums.



Great Job!

That is all.


Strange thing happened.

Back in November, the projected schedule had us so far ahead of where we normally are, we were in a position to take Thursday off. Illness, etc, reminded us why the pace of production normally goes as it does. We’re not behind; we’re exactly where we normally are. And I thought I had eliminated Thursday-as-off a while ago, but it stuck around more persistently than I believed. Apologies.

From what I recall, our straight plays have traditionally had four dress rehearsals and open on Fridays. The musicals have three because of football season and a need for vocal rest.

It is a long week, and one in line with necessity and tradition. If you had Thursday plans that are disrupted, please accept my apologies and reach out if need be if this presents a severe conflict. We pride ourselves on making good use of your time. You’re generous with it, as well as with your creativity, hard work, and good will. I’m proud to have you as the cast.

Let’s aim for a 5:30 go. Remember, preview is during chapel on Thursday!

If I can do anything to help this week, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

My thanks,
Mr. McCray

Schedule for 3/4 – 3/7

Mar 4: Full Dress (Dinner @ 4; Go by 6)
Mar 5: Full Dress (Dinner @ 4; Go by 6)
Mar 6: Full Dress (Dinner @ 4; Go by 6)
Mar 7: Full Dress (Dinner @ 4; Go by 6)
Mar 8 – 10: Show!!!!
Mar 11-14: Strike

Smooth Sailing.

It’s a an early day tomorrow and we’ve done well today. It’s 4:35. I see us dismissing at the end of this act, in about +/- 30 min.


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Call times.

Call times are in and around what we suspected, but we are finally getting them finalized. A lot of this has been slightly unpredictable because of the SETC conference, but I think that’s all getting ironed out.

Saturday: Crew at 12:30, Cast at 1.

Sunday: Cast and crew at 10am. That’s our relatively early day, but it’s win both the costume team and lighting team are available. Thank you for being understanding on this!

Dismissal is a tad up in the air, but we have never gone later than about seven unless there were some sort of serious, time critical situation. If that happens, I will update the blog to keep people in the communication loop.

During the week, Please don’t leave campus. Come down to the bishop center, eat, and get into costume and make up. At 5:15, we will begin the various reviews and warm-ups. Go should be at six. If we can get started with that earlier, even better.

For the weekend of performance, I will have the theater open by five unless people need it earlier. House open is at seven and go is at 7:30.

As always, family friends and relatives are always welcome during any stage of rehearsal. I’m happy to meet them.

If you are providing a ride for anyone, please feel free to park and come in to watch any part of the show you like!