Sunday, August 31, 2014

 REHEARSAL SCHEDULE IS COMPLETE!!
LOOK TO THE RIGHT- THERE IS YOUR REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
There are MANY changes... PLEASE PLEASE look it over and if you have ANY questions please contact me... I'm posting this, without having printed it out and really looked at it, but there are SO many parents emailing me about their soccer, dance, tumbling, piano lessons - extracurricular activities that thought I'd post a tentative schedule. 
This is subject to change if we do not finish certain blocking!!!  For instance, I have given us a few weeks for the Jitterbug.. HOPEFULLY we will finish this in those few rehearsals...We move quickly, so, we are hoping that is adequate time...
Please note that there have been changes to some of our cast members.  I have added several of our cast members to other numbers: These include:
GLINDA, UNCLE HENRY, ZEKE, HICKORY, HANK,  in both casts have also been cast in munchkinland, are Jitterbug Singers and are Ozian/Emerald City people.

MISS GULCH: bothcasts have been added to munchkinland, Jitterbug singer (emma) Jitterbug dancer (brinley), and are both Winkie Guards!

Again, if you have any questions or problems about the rehearsals please let me know now!!  801-865-7563

Thanks everyone!!! Enjoy your next two days off, then SATURDAY I meet with our leads for the first time, and Monday our jitterbugs... WOOT WOOT!!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

WOW What a fun read through!!!
I am SO proud of our cast!!
This is  HUGE musical with HARD music.. I think it was a successful read through. I hope my darling kids had fun....
THERE ARE A COUPLE OF CHANGES!!

ONE:  After our read through today... We decided that the munchkins need more stage time... SO The Munchkins are now ALSO Emerald City Citizen/Ozians....   That means they will be in the munchkinland scenes as well as the Emerald City Scenes...

Two: I have added a few kids to the Jitterbugs as SINGERS!!!

These kids are: Jagger West, Brock Smith, Aiden Andrade, Logan Betts, Jacob Miller, Gavin Siddoway, Sarah Woolston, Alli Wiliams, Brynn Hardcastle, Austyn Gardner, Kaitlyn Curtis, Josie Kilpack and Christy Peterson.  

When you see "JITTERBUG SINGERS" on the rehearsal schedule, the kids listed above are who I am talking about!!!

NO SCHOOL or REHEARSAL SEPTEMBER 1st
IT's LABOR DAY!!
Enjoy your four day weekend!!!

Check back to the blog this weekend for September and October Rehearsals..

PLUS THERE WILL BE A PARENT MEETING REGARDING SIGN UP/VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES  AND COSTUME CONSULTATION AND SUGGESTIONS!!!  This will all be on the blog by Sunday Night!!!

Give your kids a HUGE SMOOSHY hug from me and let them know I am SO PROUD OF THEM!!!
xoxo Jules

Friday, August 22, 2014

First rehearsal Monday august 25



Wizard of Oz Newsletter
(August & September)


August Rehearsals

This MONDAY, August 25th is our first rehearsal (3:30 – 6:00 PM).  The entirecast (leads and chorus will do a read aloud/sing through of The Wizard of Oz. IF YOU ARE IN THE SHOW YOU NEED TO BE AT THIS REHEARSAL Estimated start time is 3:30ish.  We will warm up bodies and voices on the stage, eat, and do homework while we wait for everyone to get there.  Please have your child with script and food to the South Campus stage as close to 3:30 as possible.  We will be able to call a proper start time once we see how everyone can get to South Campus from the North Campus during car pool.    

September Rehearsals

Labor Day Weekend Saturday (August 30th) and Monday (Sept 1st) rehearsals are cancelled.  Enjoy your holiday weekend! 

This rehearsal will include: Dorothy, Auntie Em, Uncle Henry, Hunk, Hickory, Zeke, Tinman, Lion, Toto, Wicked Witch, Oz/Professor, Miss Gulch
Get to know the cast leads
Block Scene 1 and  Scene 2 (pages 2-7)

BLOCKING THE JITTERBUG SONG
All Jitterbug Dancers and Singers ONLY   (NOT THE LEADS)
(if you are not listed below, you do not have to be to this rehearsal)
Jitterbug DANCERS - Malina Pututua, Brinley Merritt,  Gabrielle Anderson, Alex Earl, Abria Ainsworth, Lexa Holman, Brynne Hardcastle, 
Jitterbug SINGERS - Brock Smith, Sara Woolston, Emma Knopf, Isaac Miller, Jacob Gilbert, Aiden Andrade, Logan Betts, Money Lefler, Kenly Dandurand, Gavin Siddoway, Jagger West, Brinley Merritt, Ruby Hatch, Allison Williams, Sara Winkler and Jacob Miller
Cast A (10:00-12:30) Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, & Wicked Witch
Cast B (12:30PM – 3:00PM) Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion & Wicked Witch
Review Scene 1 and 2, block Jitterbug Number (LEADS ONLY)

Continue Choreography for Jitterbug number.  (NOT THE LEADS)
Jitterbugs - Malina Pututua, Brinley Merritt, Gabrielle Anderson, Alex Earl, Abria Ainsworth, Lexa Holman, Brynne Hardcastle 
NO REHEARSAL!!!!  Enjoy your break Leads!!

Jitterbug DANCERS, Jitterbug SINGERS, HAUNTED TREES (if you are an apple tree, you are a haunted tree) and Jitterbug LEADS – run the whole number.  All People in Jitterbug Number including Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion,  Wicked Witch, Jitterbug Dancers, Jitterbug Singers and HAUNTED TREES.. 

Cast A 10:00-12:30PM, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, CROWS and Toto
Cast B  12:30  - 3:00 PM, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, CROWS and Toto
Block Scene 5-Corn field, Scarecrow Fall, Crows and If I only had a brain...(pages 20-24 1/2)
 Review Jitterbug-leads part-- if time allows

All Munchkins along with Glinda, Dorothy, and Toto
Begin blocking Pages10-19

Saturday, October 4th
Cast A 10:00-12:30PM  Dorothy, Toto, Screcrow, Tin Man, Lion --NO WITCH at this rehearsal, 
Cast B 12:30-3:00PM Dorothy, Toto, Screcrow, Tin Man, Lion --NOWITCH at this rehearsal, 
Block pages 27-32 Scene 6 and 7... If I only had the heart... If I only had the nerve

Monday, October 6th
All Munchkins along with Glinda, Dorothy and Toto
Continue Blocking Pages 10-19

Saturday October 11th
Cast A 10:00-12:30PM  Dorothy, Toto, Screcrow, Tin Man, Lion --NO WITCH at this rehearsal, 
Cast B 12:30-3:00PM Dorothy, Toto, Screcrow, Tin Man, Lion --NOWITCH at this rehearsal, 
Continue Blocking pages 27-32 Scene 6 and 7... If I only had the heart... If I only had the nerve


Monday October 13th
All Munchkins along with Glinda, Dorothy and Toto
Continue Blocking Pages 10-19

Saturday October 18th
Cast A 10:00-12:30PM
Cast B 12:30-3:00PM

Monday October 20
All Munchkins along with Glinda, Dorothy and Toto
Continue Blocking Pages 10-19
Saturday October 25th

Saturday October 25th

Monday October 27th
REVIEW JITTERBUG
REVIEW MUNCHKINLAND (pages 10-19)
Block Pages 25-26 APPLE TREES!!!
Review everything so far!!

Saturday NOVEMBER 1st... -- NO REHEARSAL  enjoy your break leads!!

Monday November 3rd

Saturday November 8
Monday November 10
Saturday November 15
Monday November 17
Saturday November 22
Monday November 24
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29th NO REHEARSAL enjoy your break leads!!!
Monday December 1
Saturday December 6
Monday December 8th
Saturday December

Side Note to Parents:
Fiona Ostler, our parent producer -- home number (no texts) can be reached at 801.451.1976 for all of your volunteering needs.  Thank you.  

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

FIRST FEW REHEARSALS!!

Well, School is almost back in session!! WOOT WOOT!!

This means we are FINALLY able to begin rehearsal for Wizard Of Oz!!! SCREAM YELL SHOUT JUMP WITH JOY!!!

AMAZING!!!
I've been working with both Dorothy's over the summer, every week.  They are really doing amazingly well!!

SOOOOOOOO When are our rehearsals, you ask??
LEADING CHARACTERS: LOOK UNDER THE MAIN REHEARSAL SCHEDULE BELOW FOR YOUR SATURDAY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE...
CAST A LEADS PLAN ON EVERY SATURDAY FROM 10:00-12:00
CAST B LEADS PLAN ON EVERY SATURDAY FROM 12:30-2:30
LEADS INCLUDE DOROTHY, TOTO, SCARECROW, TINMAN, AND LION.. 
I will post a different rehearsal schedule for saturdays... Auntie Em, hunk, zeke, hickory and a couple others will need to come to a couple saturday rehearsals...

Let's talk about that for a few seconds!!
Depending on how long each huge chorus numbers take, we may tweak the schedule as we go!!  (Plan on the schedule changing.. Hopefully we will get done SOONER with our big chorus numbers, then later)  Sometimes we get through earlier then expected so our rehearsals will move up a week.  Sometimes these bigger numbers take longer then expected so we have to push back our monday rehearsals a week or two... So I will thank you in advance for being very flexible!!!

Our FIRST ALL CASTS REHEARSAL IS:

MONDAY: AUGUST 25th. Everyone is required to be here.
Couple of things to discuss:
 1)   This is our maiden voyage of transporting your kids from the north campus to the south campus... We obviously do not know how long it will take our secondary cast members to get to the elementary school, change into their comfy rehearsal clothes and get onto the stage.  This first day will help us get realistic beginning rehearsal time expectations in place.  


2)   Remember on Mondays, PAH-LEASE send your child with TWO LUNCHES as they will be STARVING after school and the south campus does NOT have vending machines..... I am considering buying a huge stash of granola bars, fruit roll ups, crackers and cheese, fruit snacks, candy bars, etc and provide a homemade vending machine... I would charge .50-$1 per item, but, snacks are in no way a good replacement for actual food - sandwiches, milk, vegies,etc.  Stuff that will sustain them during a 2 1/2 - 3 hour rehearsal...
What is your opinion of my having snacks for purchase for those days some parents forget? Then you can send your kid in with a couple of bucks from carpool, rather then them starving and behaving like maniacs... (hungry kids cannot focus and act hyperactive... hungry kids are very hard to control because of their hunger pains... Hungry kids make it very hard to direct a show).. Anyway, man-made vending machine -this is just a thought I was having... 

3)   DROP OFF FOR WIZARD OF OZ CAST IS THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF THE south campus CARPOOL PICK UP!!!   
HERE ARE YOUR DROP OFF DIRECTIONS:
 From Center Street, you will turn SOUTH onto 1200 West, (the east side of the building).  You will drop off your children at the EAST DOOR (by the stage)... 
THERE WILL BE "NO" let me repeat "NO" letting your child run across the street!!  This will be immediate removal from the cast... We cannot and will not allow any students to be put in harms way to save you a little time to turn the corner and safely drop off your children... Sorry to be blunt and hope you understand.  Everyone will follow drop off directions please!

You will turn south onto 1200 west.. do not pull into the tiny parking lot-just pull inches past it and let them walk on the grass to the east door.    When it is snowy outside, we will have adults outside walking them in via that parking lot, but while it is grassy, have them walk on the grass... 
PLEASE DO NOT MAKE A U TURN!!... Continue straight on 1200 west to the next street - Jordan River Drive and turn RIGHT/WEST, this will curve around and parallel the school then put you back onto center street, just west of the school.   If you have questions regarding this please contact me directly 801-865-7563 or via email JSnarr@LegacyPrep.org.
   


AT OUR FIRST REHEARSAL ON AUGUST 25TH ... We will read AND sing through the entire show!!  Make sure that your child is on his or her way to getting memorized!!  Our rehearsals are going to move very quickly... Being memorized makes it much easier for the cast to remember their blocking... 

Additional Rehearsals!!!(we will go to the end of October for now... the rest will be posted in a few weeks)....
AUGUST 25 - ALL CAST REHEARSAL
SEPTEMBER 1st NO REHEARSAL  SCHOOL IS OUT
SEPTEMBER 8 - ALL PEOPLE IN JITTERBUG NUMBER no leads (These parts will be assigned at first rehearsal)
SEPTEMBER 15 - ALL PEOPLE IN JITTERBUG NUMBER no leads (These parts will be assigned at first rehearsal
SEPTEMBER 22 - ALL PEOPLE IN JITTERBUG NUMBER "INCLUDING LEADS" 
SEPTEMBER 29 - ALL MUNCHKINS, GLINDA, DOROTHY and TOTO
OCTOBER 6 - ALL MUNCHKINS, GLINDA, DOROTHY and TOTO
OCTOBER 13 - ALL MUNCHKINS, GLINDA, DOROTHY and TOTO (finishing up Munchkinland song and Yellow Brick Road)
OCTOBER 20 - EMERALD CITY CITIZENS
 (Merry Old Land Of Oz)
OCTOBER 27 - EMERALD CITY CITIZENS

Leading Characters August and September Monday and Saturday Rehearsals:
AUGUST 25th, ALL CAST, including leads
September 6-  1st rehearsal: 
Dorothy, Auntie Em, Uncle Henry, Hunk, Hickory, Zeke, Tinman, Lion, Toto, Wicked Witch, Oz/Professor, Miss Gulch
Get to know your cast leads... 
Block Scene 1 and hopefully Scene 2
September 13- Jitterbug
Dorothy, Wicked Witch, Toto, Tinman, Scarecrow, Lion 
September 20- Jitterbug, continue blocking
Dorothy, Wicked Witch, Toto, Tinman, Scarecrow, Lion
September 22 MONDAY-Jitterbug WITH chorus... Dorothy, Wicked Witch Toto, Tinman, Scarecrow, Lion, 
September 27 - Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Toto


As Always, should you have any questions or concerns regarding the musical, please contact me!!! JSnarr@legacyPrep.org or 801-865-7563.... Should you contact me via cell, please text... I am usually teaching and cannot answer the phone, but, inbetween classes, during rehearsals and inbetween private students I can shoot a quick text back to you. 

HERE WE GO!!!!