Saturday, June 21, 2014

FALL MUSICAL Anything Goes

Greely High School will present the Broadway Musical
Anything Goes
November 20, 21, 22, and 23, 2014

Important Dates for: Actors, Singers, Dancers

First Meeting: Tuesday 9/2  2:30-3:15 in the front of the cafeteria near the stage.
Auditions will be held on stage September 8th and 9th.
Cast Read-Through Friday, September 12th
Acting, singing, & dance rehearsals will begin the week of September 15th

Important Dates for: Backstage and Technical Crews
Experienced and available Set Crew will begin some early construction work mid August.
        Sign Up on the CREW SHEET
First Meeting: Tuesday 9/2  2:30-3:15 in the front of the cafeteria near the stage.
Mandatory Crew Meeting Thursday 9/11 in Room 152 to determine crew membership. Experienced crew members will have preference, but everyone (new & old) is expected to attend.

Experienced and available Costume Crew members are needed to help with cast measurements on Friday 9/12
First Tech Saturday for all set and costume crew members will be September 13th 9:30-3p.m.

What should I do to prepare for auditions this summer?
Read the plot summary (handout)
Watch the youtube video of the most recent Broadway revival with Sutton Foster as Reno Sweeney
Any Acting, Singing, and/or Dance classes or performance opportunities are good preparation.  (see Tap Classes below)
Go to see a musical for pure enjoyment and to help you think about the energy, projection, and  characterization you will want to develop.  (Which characters captivated you? Why?)
Sing, dance, and/or act with your friends....home movies???
Listen to the music online or buy the Broadway CD
REMEMBER: Not all characters dance or deliver lines in a musical, but almost everyone sings. In Anything Goes, there are only a very few characters that don’t sing ... at least in the big production numbers!

I have arranged for some week-long, 1 hour, tap classes for Greely students at Casco Bay Movers (Portland).  The cost will be $50 for 5 one-hour classes the week of July 7th (beginners) and/or the week of July 14 (intermediate).  If you are interested, sign up on the DANCE SHEET after the meeting.
You will need to register through Casco Bay Movers by July 1st to get the $50 rate. After July 1st you can register or show up at the first class, but you will pay $60.

Sometimes we are able to offer tap classes at the high school a few nights per week (Tuesdays & Thursdays)  in August  (12/15 and 19/21), but I haven’t been able to confirm that opportunity.
Check the Anything Goes Facebook page or contact me at the end of June.