Monday, September 26, 2011

Announcements for Week of 9-26-9-30

The yearbook photo for all students involved in the production of GREASE will be taken on WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28th in the Main Office Lobby at 8:35 a.m. It should only take a few minutes, if everyone meets there between periods 1 & 2. Spread the word!

The BLOCKING REHEARSALS ONLY are changing for Thursday and Friday this week. Due to an unavoidable conflict, the scenes scheduled for Thursday 9/29 will be done on Friday 9/30 and the Friday blocking scenes will be done Thursday. The singing practice on Thursday will stay the same.

Current calendars for each two weeks of rehearsal can be found on the booster website as well as in paper form in room 152. Stop by my room if you have any questions.

Booster website: https://sites.google.com/a/greelydramaboosters.org/www/announcements

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Audition Songs

All students auditioning will sing a short 32-64 bar cut from "We Go Together" that i'm creating. Both for Ensemble or characters. It's an Easy uptempo that will allow me to hear where they place comfortably.

The following are the second set of songs for those auditioning for roles:

Danny: "Sandy"

Rizzo: "There are worse things"

Kenickie: "Greased Lightening"

Sandy: "Hopelessly Devoted"

Pink Ladies (any girl interested in one of these roles not specific to the above four, this includes ensemble that want to be considered for a non-leading role): "Freddy My Love"

Greasers (any boy interested in one of these roles not specific to the above four, this includes ensemble that want to be considered for a non-leading role): "Mooning"

If an ensemble person does not want to be considered for one of the greasers or pink ladies, they only need sing the "We Go Together" cut .
If a person is interested in two above characters they will be asked to sing both songs. They should think about learning the whole song in case I ask to hear more. Cuts will be distributed on Thursday 9/8.

(The above info is from the Music Director)

Friday, August 26, 2011

First Meeting Time Change

I have a faculty meeting on Tues. 9/6, so the Information Meeting will need to start at 2:45 in the cafeteria/auditorium instead of 2:30.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

GREASE Update 8/24/2011

Classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Important announcements!
We have a new music director for GREASE. His name is Jonathan Marro and you will get to meet him Thursday, September 8th.
He has been working as an intern and pianist at Maine State Music Theatre this summer and he comes very highly recommended.
The only big change in the schedule/ dates I gave you in June is AUDITIONS. They will be held on Tuesday 9/13 and Wednesday 9/14 instead of Mon. & Tues.
Our first meeting with lots of info and dates will be Tuesday September 6th at 2:30 in the auditorium. I can't wait to see you!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bottle Drive Saturday July 9th to Benefit Greely Drama

Greely students will be going door to door in Cumberland and North Yarmouth to pick up returnable bottles and cans as a fundraiser.

Bottles can also be dropped off. There will be a location in the back parking lot of the high school. Look for the signs.

All donations are appreciated!
The money will go toward the cost of our production of the musical GREASE this fall.

Contact Erica Green at Erica.V.Green@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to help.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Greely Theatre Boosters Website

For the most current information about the Greely Drama program and Theatre Booster activities, please visit
http://www.greelydramaboosters.org/

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Antigone
by Jean Anouilh

Cast List
in order of appearance

Chorus
Olivia Collins, Erica Green, Kelsey O’Neil,
Alex Perry, and Katarina Pisini

Antigone.................Emily Hill
Nurse.........................Leah Twomey
Ismene....................Kate Fehlau
Haemon...................Ian Philbrick
Creon.......................Nick Perron
1st Guard.............Duncan Routh
2nd Guard...........Dan Spencer
3rd Guard...........Isaak Emery
Prison Guard..........Myles Nuzzi
Messenger..............Ross McEwen
Page..........................Jamie Curry
Eurydice................Kathleen Riley

Performances: March 24 & 25th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. and
Saturday 3/26 Dinner Theater at 6:00 p.m.
Reservations are required for dinner.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Spring Production 2011

Important Dates and Information for All Students
INFO Meeting: Cast & Crew 1/11/2011

Spring Play: Antigone by Jean Anouilh

Performance Dates: March 24, 25, 26, 2011
Thursday and Friday night shows begin at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday night is a dinner theatre performance (reservations required). Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. and the play follows dessert.

Next Meetings: Try to attend at least ONE of the following two meetings if you plan to audition. You need to understand the entire play in order to put your audition scene in context. Even if you have read Antigone (the Sophocles version), it will be helpful for you to read Anouilh to appreciate the differences. Plus, reading aloud is good for every actor (-:

#1 Friday January 14 We will read one version of the play aloud. Meet in room 152 at 2:30 for the reading. I will also have audition selections available for all students wishing to audition. Even if you cannot stay for the reading on Friday, please stop by my room to pick up the tryout materials.

#2 Thursday January 20 We will read another version of the play and I will answer questions about the characters, plot, themes, etc. Meet in room 152 at 12:30.

AUDITIONS: Monday January 24th from 2:45 to 5:30 on stage. There will be only one day of auditions. The Cast List will be posted on the door to room 152 Tuesday morning by 7:30 a.m.

CREW MEETING: Thursday January 27th 2:30-3

There will be a meeting to determine how many students are available and needed for the various backstage crews: set construction, costumes, painting, bios, make-up etc.
This meeting will be mandatory since there will most likely be more students who wish to work on the crews than we need. PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND THIS MEETING. Preference will be given to students who have made a significant commitment to these crews in the past.

Stage Managers, plus lighting and sound crews will remain the same. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please check in with me for a copy of the script and new calendars.

Additional dates for crews will be available or determined at this meeting.

The first TECH DAY will be Saturday January 29 from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. ONLY as select group of set construction people and costumers will be needed on that date.

ALL STUDENTS WISHING TO SERVE AS WAIT STAFF AT THE DINNER THEATRE will have one preliminary meeting in March. I will also recruit ushers and ticket sales people from this group for the Thursday and Friday night performances.


PLEASE STOP BY MY CLASSROOM OR EMAIL ME AT ANY TIME IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MEETINGS, REHEARSALS, OR WORK DAYS.
Thank you, Mrs. Northway