Category Archives: Schedule
EVERYONE- bring a small, spiral bound notepad that you can keep in your pocket and several pencils. This is mandatory. Please, no folded up scratch paper. Put your name on the note pad. Keep it with you at all times. This is really, really, really, really important.
Order of activity on Saturday:
(.5 YOU MUST SIGN IN ON THE CHART THAT WILL BE IN MY ROOM. Once here, we ask that you do not leave without an emergency reason and permission from both Mr. McCray, Mrs. Johnson, and Mrs. Helbig.) 1. Costume orientation.
2. etiquette and Makeup/hair orientation.
3. Props orientation.
4. Run scene changes.
5. Preliminary body mic check and costuming (because costume changes are part of the scene changes)* 6. Run show for content and scene changes.
7. Troubleshooting, notes, dismissal.
8. Wrap up. We will have a pad on the stage for you to write down any missing props.
* some costume pieces may still be under construction or alteration. We will only be working with the pieces that Dwayne feels confident about us using on this day. Please take a fresh shower that morning and wear the foundation garments you think you will use for the show. At the very least, the same types.
We usually aim for a mid show meal around 3-4. If you are in costume, you must store this safely in a place you can remember before you eat. Eat no food and consume nothing but water while you are in costume. No flavor drops in the water, please.
Our target for dismissal on tech weekends is usually around six or 630. But emergencies happen and sometimes we have gone as late as eight. We ask that you make no formal plans for anything prior to 830. We will use the blog to update parents on our progress and estimated time of dismissal, though.
Parents are welcome to watch any phase of any rehearsal that they like. If they have any feedback, I am happy to have a conversation. Please have these with me personally. I will answer any questions and field any notions/ideas immediately.
Same call times. We will be doing a full run after a sound and light check unless you are updated otherwise.
On regular school days with a regular schedule, there will be a meal right after school. Bring something to physically write down notes with. You will then have time to get in to costume. We usually do not worry about make up until Tuesday or so. Warmup on stage at 5:30. Go is as close to six as we can. When we have professional musicians (in addition to Mrs. Helbig) they are often arriving around six, and they will be getting notes and warming up. At the very least, at six, you should be miked and in the drama lab, ready to hit the stage upon notice.
Saturday and Sunday of show week:
On show days, please be at the theater no later than 2 hours before house open. Sign in immediately or you will be considered absent. Do not sign in for anyone else. Do not leave earshot of the Stage area under any circumstances.
On show days, house will be open 1/2 hour before go. At house open, all outside warm-ups should be done, your costumes should be in place for any quick changes. The stage should be set and you should not, for ANY reason go out onto the stage until you get the places/go cue.
Each evening before you leave, please hang up your costumes exactly as you will find them, hung up during tech/as instructed. We will dismiss each day only when props are accounted for, and in place, the green room is clean, and the costumes are hung and stored exactly as they need to be for the next day. This is extremely important.
THIS IS FOR REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES, INCLUDING THE FINAL SHOW. After seeing relatives and getting into your civilian clothes, please gather in the central section of the auditorium until dismissed.
Finally, on the Sunday, on which we close, we ask that you stay at the theater between the two performances.
Please remember to take a shower each morning/prior evening, and to use a good, unscented, deodorant/anti-perspirant. If you have some kind of allergy, let us know and bring whatever kind of crystal or substitute you use.
Please start drinking eight 8oz servings of water a day, wash your hands before eating, do not share any food, etc. if you are at all inclined, please wear a covid style mask as much as possible before coming to the theater during the day. Vaccinations are still subjects that people have strong feelings about, but a mask is a mask, and given flu season is particularly bad this year, a clean mask can’t hurt while you are out and about and in school.
Thank you for everything!
We will be having fight choreography (details TBA soon) on Wednesday and Sunday.
On THURSDAY of this week, I will be blocking and working act 1, scenes 1-3 (aka 1.1-3)
On FRIDAY of this week, I will be blocking and working 1.4-5.
For Thursday and Friday, you are only called if you are in those scenes. If we need ensemble for those (and we do), we’ll figure that out at the “speak-through” today. That will be the Bishop Center.
For Wednesday and Sunday’s fight calls, those will be specified soon. Thanks!
As always, subject to change, although we try to minimize that.
By the way, the work people are putting in is really paying off!!
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
1. “THERE YOU ARE”— Chairman & Company 8/7
2. “TWO KINSMEN”— Drood & Jasper 8/19
3. “MOONFALL”— Rosa
4. “THE WAGES OF SIN”— Puffer & Ensemble 8/20
5. “JASPER’S VISION”— Ballet 8/25
6. “CEYLON” “A BRITISH SUBJECT”— Helena, Neville, Drood, Rosa, Crisparkle, with Ensemble 8/28
7. “BOTH SIDES OF THE COIN” — Jasper & Chairman with Ensemble 8/9
8. “PERFECT STRANGERS”— Drood and Rosa 8/15
9. “NO GOOD CAN COME FROM BAD” — Neville, Rosa, Helena, Drood, Crisparkle, Jasper & Bazzard 8/26
10. “NEVER THE LUCK”— Bazzard with Ensemble 8/22
11. “OFF TO THE RACES”— Chairman, Durdles & Deputy, with Company 8/7
12. “ENGLAND REIGNS”— Chairman with Ensemble — [optional number] CUT
13. “A PRIVATE INVESTIGATION”— Datchery & Puffer with Ensemble
14. “THE NAME OF LOVE & MOONFALL” [Reprise] — Rosa & Jasper, with Company
15. “DON’T QUIT WHILE YOU’RE AHEAD” — Puffer & Company 8/9
16. “THE GARDEN PATH TO HELL”— Puffer
17. “PUFFER’S REVELATION” — Puffer
18. “OUT ON A LIMERICK”— Helena, or Bazzard, or Neville, or Crisparkle or Rosa
19. “JASPER’S CONFESSION”— Jasper
20. “MURDERER’S CONFESSION” — Helena, or Bazzard, or Neville, or Crisparkle, or Rosa, or Puffer, or Durdles 9/1
21. “PERFECT STRANGERS” [Duet — Reprise] — Rosa, or Helena, or Puffer with Bazzard, or Neville, or Crisparkle, or Durdles, or Sapsea, or Jasper, or Deputy, with Company 8/20
22. “THE WRITING ON THE WALL” — Drood, with Company
23. BOWS — “DON’T QUIT WHILE YOU’RE AHEAD” — Company
Note: Subject to Change! Also note that the first square is MONDAY, not SUNDAY!
All- Read through
All- Concepts and terms; lunch from 1.0-2.0
All- There You Are
All- Off to the Races
All- Don’t Quit While You’re Ahead
Never the Luck
Jasper & Chairman- Both Sides of the Coin
All- Review, Finish, Fix (RFF)
There You Are, Off to the Races, Don’t Quit, Never the Luck, Both Sides
Don’t quit while you’re ahead
Drood & Rosa- Perfect Strangers
Drood & Jasper- Two Kinsmen
Perfect Strangers Reprise
Rosa, Helena, Puffer, Bazzard, Neville, Crisparkle, Durdles, Sapsea, Jasper, Deputy
Never the Luck
Kate Erin Ellis
Neville, Rosa, Helena, Drood, Crisparkle, Jasper, Bazzard- No Good Can Come from Bad
All- Ceylon/A British Subject
All- RFF; Ceylon/A British Subject
All- Confessions: #19, #20, #21
Okay, we have a few more days off because summer is wonderful and we have a few people still out and about.
So far, the schedule is 1-4:30 in the music room. We’ll have more details as things firm up. It will be a read-through UNLESS one small factor makes it something else.
I look forward to seeing you!
As ever, tech Saturday is a maddeningly difficult day to predict. This is complicated a bit because we are taking tomorrow off, which, given the general demands of the show, is a good idea. If this were a regular show, with a regular schedule, I could abbreviate today into a rehearsal that would just have us going from light and sound cue to light and sound cue. Yes, we need to do that, but we also need to get in a regular dress rehearsal as well.
I would very much like to be done by about 5 PM, and I think this is extremely optimistic; I think it will probably go a tad later. One way or the other, I will do everything I can to keep you updated with our progress as we go.
Tomorrow, the smartest thing to do is to attempt to cover (if only lightly) the material from both yesterday’s agenda and the agenda on Sunday. If that creates some sort of difficulty, please e-mail me. Thanks!
Over the next day, I’ll be adjusting things based on the snowpocalypose. The weather indicates that we should probably be fine with doing what we would have done yesterday. If you do not see this blog post updated, that means that we will have rehearsal on Sunday. I will only update this entry if we have to cancel rehearsal due to weather.