Sunday, September 28, 2014

CAST LIST

This was a great week for rehearsals!!!
Our Jitterbug  number is so awesome!! I know it is hard for your kids to be patient and wait for their numbers, however, Jitterbug was a huge number and needed to be blocked/choregraphed first!!  ONTO MUNCHKINLAND!!! WOOT WOOT

GOOD NEWS!! After rehearsal tonight Chip Sargent (my sound and lighting guy at Performance Audio) dropped off 3 more wireless mics AND OUR LIGHTS!!!! 
That's right people, we have professional lighting for our stage performances now!!  YEA, WE'RE MOVIN' ON UP-TO THE EAST SIDE!!! ha ha


PLEASE GET MEMORIZED!!!  It is important to look at the rehearsal schedule and memorize what is coming up... It will make things go much quicker AND STICK!!!  It is nearly impossible to memorize blocking and choreography if you're not memorized...   MUNCHKINLAND needs to be memorized please!!



Monday will be our "first" munchkinland rehearsal... We have 63 cast members, a TON of these kids are munchkins... I have attached an alphabetized cast list below.......  If it says they are a munchkin, Glinda, Dorothy or Toto, THEY SHOULD BE AT REHEARSAL ON MONDAY, September 29th... See you tomorrow!!

Please remember there is a parent meeting at 6:00 after rehearsal regarding costumes, signup genius and a couple of odds and ends...  Even if your child does not have rehearsal on Monday-there is a meeting at 6:00... it will be a TIGHT fit in the stage area.. I'll probably have the kids lying on stage and parents in the audience so everyone can see the slide show (I am putting together a powerpoint as we speak for the costumes)...

Saturday, October 4th, I am trying to switch cast times... 
Cast A leads please come at 12:30-3:00 
Cast B leads please come at 10:00-12:30.  
NO WITCHES or chorus members NEEDED at this rehearsal. it is our 5 leads only!
We will be blocking pages 27-33...

Austin Beyer.... Personal note: you will be in full crazy monkey makeup and will be onstage EVERY SINGLE TIME THE WITCH IS ON!!!  I had originally cast you as a munchkin, but, there is no way for you to be a munchkin as the with and you will burst into Munchkinland together .  Austin, you are NOT needed at the next couple of rehearsals...  If the witch is needed at rehearsal, YOU are needed at rehearsal... So, watch the blog.. I haven't updated it yet, but, ,will get to it this weekend...Please note, that on the rehearsal schedule, if it says WITCH, YOU need to be there :) After watching some of the blocking, I realize that you need to be with the witch, attached at the hip!!  congratulations on being our only monkey in the show!!!  You're make up, costume and character is going to be crazy cool buddy!!


After receiving a few of your responses to the email sent out Saturday night, I have made the corrections to those specific names... Please review the cast list below and make sure I have spelled all names correctly, placed them in the appropriate characters and casts... This is exactly what will appear in the program.. So double check!!

Thanks again everyone!!
xoxo Jules
Abby Stratford #2 Munchkin, Ozian
Abria Ainsworth Munchkin, Jitterbug dancer, Ozian
Aiden Andrade Hunk (a),  tough kid-munchkin (a), jitterbug singers, ozian
Alex Earl Munchkin, Jitterbug dancer, Ozian
Alexa Holman Munchkin, Jitterbug dancer, Ozian
Alexandra Black Witch (a)
Alison Williams Bubble Blower, Jitterbug singer, Ozian
Annalise Billings Munchkin, Winkie Guard
Ashley Aune Munchkin, Winkie Guard
Aubree Freeze Witch (b)
Austin Beyer Nikko the monkey (both casts)
Austyn Gardner Barrister (a)-Munchkin, Jitterbug singers, Winkie Guard
Avery Welsh Tot-Munchkin, Ozian
Blake Eliason Father1-Munchkin Ozian
Brock Smith Zeke (b), tough kid-munchkin (b), jitterbug singer, ozian
Brynn Hardcastle Auntie Em (b), rowboat person, crow, jitterbug dancer, old woman-ozian
Christy Peterson Barrister-Munchkin, Jitterbug singers, Winkie Guard
Dallas Whitman Lion (a)
Daniel Higginson Scarecrow (a) 
Eldon Kingston  Scarecrow (b)
Emma Counter Munchkin, crow, Ozian
Emma Knopf Miss Gulch, munchkin, jitterbug singer, winkie guard
Gabi Hilbig Mayor(a)-Munchkinland, Ozian
Gabrielle Anderson Munchkin, Jitterbug Dancer, Ozian
Gavin Siddoway Hickory (b), tough kid-munchkin (b), jitterbug singer, ozian
Hannah Andrascik Munchkin, Apple and Haunted Tree, Ozian
Hannah Paxton Munchkin, Jitterbug Dancer, Ozian
Hannah Whipple Munchkin, Winkie Guard
Houston Naegle Lion (b)
Isaac Miller Uncle Henry (a), Munchkin, jitterbug singer, ozian
Ivy Ostler Toto (b), Munchking (a), Ozian (a)
Izee Snarr Toto (a), Munchkin (b), Ozian (b)
Jacob Bennett Tinman (a)
Jacob Gilbert Uncle Henry (b), mnchkin, jitterbug singer, ozian
Jacob Miller Hickory (a), tough kid-munchkin (a), jitterbug singer, ozian
Jaggar West Zeke (a), tough kid-munchkin (a), jitterbug singer, ozian
Jedrik Winkler Professor Marvel (b), Wizard of Oz (b)
Josie Kilpack Munchkin, Jitterubug singer, Ozian
Kaitin Curtis Tot-Munchkin, Jitterbug Singer, Ozian
Kaitlin Ricks Munchkin, Jitterbug singer, Winkie Guard
Kali Silos Munchkin, winkie guard
Kenley Dandurand Glinda (a), jitterbug dancer, ozian
Kennedy Taylor Munchkin, ,Jitterbug singer, Crow, Ozian
Kira Wies Munchkin, Ozian
Klara Laurence Dorothy (a)
Lauren Palmer Dorothy (b)
Lindsey Aune Munchkin, Winkie Guard
Liza Sonntag Munchkin, Doorman-Ozian
Logan Betts Hunk (b) , tough kid-munchkin (b), jitterbug singer, ozian
Maleah Taylor Munchkin, Apple and Haunted tree, Ozian
Malina Pututa Munchkin, Jitterbug dancer, Ozian
Max Staples Professor Marvel (a), Wizard of Oz (a)
Michaela Counter Munchkin, Ozian
Monet Lefler Glinda (b), jitterbug singer, Ozian
Pearl Bodell Mayor (b)-Munchkinland, Ozian
Ruby Hatch Coroner-Munchkin, Jitterbig singer, Ozian
Sara Winkler Munchkin, Jitterbug Singer, Ozian
Sara Woolston Auntie Em (a), cow-cyclone, crow, jitterbug singer, ozian
Savannah Bishop Munchkin, Apple and Haunted Tree, Ozian
Tate Rawlings Munchkin, Ozian, Winkie Guard
Tenoch Elggren Tough guy-Munchkin, Ozian
Thomas Falanchi #1 Munchkin, Winkie Guard
Trev Elliott Munchkin, Guard-Ozian
Vicky Thomas Tot-Munchkin, Ozian
Zach Wirthlin  Tinman (b)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

 WHAT AN AMAZING JITTERBUG NUMBER WE HAVE!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!
Gabee outdid herself with our choreography!!!  IT IS SO FUN!  I cannot wait to see it onstage in January, with our bridge and sets and costumes!!  GREAT JOB Singers, Dancers and all of our leads!!! WOOT WOOT!!  We are definitely off and running!!!


REMINDER:
PARENT MEETING
MONDAY AT 6:00-6:30/6:45 (on the stage at the south campus... Whether your child has rehearsal or not, there is a parent meeting)
This meeting will be short and sweet.  We will be reviewing signup genius, the costumes you are to provide and ideas for them, and other odds and ends!! See y'all Monday!!

NEXT FEW REHEARSALS:  
Cast A 10:00-12:30PM, Dorothy, Scarecrow, CROWS and Toto (Lion and Tinman come for character work in music room)

Cast B 12:30 - 3:00 PM, Dorothy, Scarecrow, CROWS and Toto (Lion and Tinman come for character work in music room)
Houston Naegle excused from rehearsal
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

Monday September 29th
All Munchkins including 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 --NO WITCH 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
after school-6:00
All Munchkins including Glinda, Dorothy and Toto
Continue Blocking Pages 10-19

Monday, September 22, 2014

rehearsal today
SEPTEMBER 22
3:45-6:00

ALL Jitterbug
singers
dancers
and 5 leads
PLUS
OUR TREES!!!
AND OUR WITCHES!!!
 All People in Jitterbug Number including Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, Wicked Witch, Jitterbug Dancers, Jitterbug Singers and HAUNTED TREES..

Saturday, September 13, 2014



Parents who send kids to ANY rehearsal ---  including Saturdays ---PLEASE send lunches.... or snacks... or food!!!

OR, send them well fed  and possibly with a snack...

I thought on Saturday we would be fine to rehearse for 2 1/2 hours without food but I forgot that these aged kids are still growing!!! ha ha...

I still have my high school kids rehearsals in my brain...

THANKS EVERYONE
See the JITTERBUG SINGERS AND DANCERS on Monday!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

SEPTEMBER 29th...
6:00 right after rehearsal..
I know not every cast member is at this rehearsal, but, all parents, please make it to this meeting.

I understand this is a busy night, however, between my work schedule and directing both musicals at the school, this is the only date I have until after Halloween.. I want you to have access to the local halloween stores, if you choose to buy your costumes for OZ at these establishments...

This meeting will be about 30-45 minutes and will have ALL THE INFORMATION you will need regarding costumes and makeup!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rehearsal schedule

HELLO MY PRETTIES!!!!

HERE IS YOUR ENTIRE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE right up to opening night... (subject to change if we fall behind)

There are CRAZY rehearsals in January.. Look them over Pah-lease
Please understand that we will be missing rehearsal October 16-19 for Fall Break, November 22-30 for Thanksgiving break, and December 20-January 4th for Winter break AND January 18-21 for Martin Luther King Holiday andTeachers Prep Day... 
Because of all of these breaks... There will be a MANDATORY rehearsal on SATURDAY JANUARY 17th... If you cannot make this rehearsal you must email me ASAP!!!  Because of all the breaks, our rehearsals are interrupted a million times which makes, for lack of a better way to phrase it.... Makes us have to "start over" every time we meet after a break... It's a pain... so January 17th, is one of our MOST important rehearsals before opening night...

Saturday, September 6th
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,
Cast B (12:30PM – 3:00PM) Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion
Review Scene 1 and 2, block Jitterbug Number (LEADS ONLY)

Continue Choreography for Jitterbug number.Jitterbug DANCERS AND jitterbug SINGERS (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, CROWS and Toto (Lion and Tinman come for character work)
Cast B 12:30 - 3:00 PM, Dorothy, Scarecrow, CROWS and Toto (Lion and Tinman come for character)
Houston Naegle excused from rehearsal
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

Monday September 29th
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
after school-6:00
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
after school - 6:00
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
Blocking Pages 40-50 ALL LEADS including Dorothy, Tin Man, Lion, Scarecrow, OZ, Witch, nikko

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

Saturday October 25th (jedrik excused... Max, if we do a TON of OZ stuff, you will have to work with Jedrik)
Cast A 10:00-12:30PM
Cast B 12:30-3:00PM
Blocking Pages 40-50 ALL LEADS including Dorothy, Tin Man, Lion, Scarecrow, OZ, Witch, nikko

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 -
after school - 6:00 Block Pages 37-39 Merry Old Land Of OZ... Emerald City Citizens, ALL LEADS including witch and Nikko, Doorman and Guard

Saturday November 8
Cast A 10:00-12:30
Cast B 1:00-3:30
SCENE 12 Haunted Forest... Pages 50-59
Dorothy, Tin Man, Lion, Toto, Scarecrow, Lion, Auntie Em, Wicked Witch, OZ,

Monday November 10
after school-6:00 Pages 37-39 Merry Old Land Of Oz...Emerald City Citizens, ALL LEADS including Witch and Nikko, Doorman and Guard

Saturday November 15
Cast A 10:00-12:30
Cast B 1:00-3:30
Continue Blocking THE REST OF THE SHOW... starting with where we left off on page 50-59, but contining on...
ALL LEADS: Dorothy, Scarecrow, Toto, Lion, Oz, Tin man, Witch, Nikko, Auntie Em
ADDING to this rehearsal: GLINDA, HUNK, UNCLE HENRY, PROFESSOR MARVEL, HICKORY and ZEKE to the mix

Monday November 17
after school-6:00 Pages 37-42
Continue blocking Merry Old Land Of Oz...Emerald City Citizens, ALL LEADS including Witch and Nikko, Doorman and Guard

ALSO if time, block the rest of scene 8 with Guard.

Saturday November 22
Cast A 10:00-12:30
Cast B 1:00-3:00
WORK ON EVERYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE TWEAKED...
Rehearsal content to be announced, along with who should be present.

Monday, November 24th
NO REHEARSAL  thanksgiving break --- enjoy your break leads!!!

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29th 

NO REHEARSAL LEADS thanksgiving break --- enjoy your break leads!!!

Monday December 1
after school - 6:00
Block the page 9 and 10 CYCLONE SCENE (everyone in the cyclone, lady in rocking chair, rowboat man, Miss Gulch, Uncle Henry, Auntie Em, )
ALSO Block Scene 13 Pages 53-56 All 5 leads, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Toto, Wicked Tiwch, Nikko, WINKIE GUARDS

Saturday December 8
Cast A 10:00-12:30
Cast B 1:00-3:00
WORK ON EVERYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE TWEAKED...
Rehearsal content to be announced, along with who should be present.

Monday December 8
Plan on everyone attending this rehearsal. HOPEFULLY we are completely blocked and begin running the show. IF NOT I will add what rehearsals we need who at!!

Saturday December 13
RUN EVERYTHING and BLOCK WHATS LEFT

Monday December 15th
ALL CAST
RUN SHOW--

Saturday December 20th-Sunday January 4th
WINTER BREAK
NO REHEARSAL
Listen to your cd's... don't forget your blocking or chroegraphy... FREAKING OUT JANUARY IS COMING!!!!

Monday, January 5th  REHEARSAL ENDS AT 6:30
ALL CAST
Run Show

Saturday, January 10th  
ALL CHORUS
CAST "A" 10:00-12:30
Run Show
LUNCH BREAK 12:30-1:00
ALL CHORUS
CAST "B" 1:00-3:30
Run Show

Monday January 12th  REHEARSAL ENDS AT 6:30
ALL CAST
Run Show

Saturday January 17th MANDATORY REHEARSAL!!!!! you MUST email me if you cannot make this rehearsal....
RUN SHOW

WEDNESDAY, January 21st
FULL DRESS REHEARSAL!!!  All costumes!!!  
early out at school.  Rehearsal will go from 1:15-5:00  This will be a LONG rehearsal.
ALL CHORUS----Cast A Leads..
RUN SHOW

FRIDAY JANUARY 23rd  
REHEARSAL ENDS AT 6:30
FULL DRESS REHEARSAL!!!  All Costumes!!!
ALL CHORUS----Cast "B" Leads
RUN SHOW

SATURDAY January 24th  
FULL TECH AND DRESS REHEARSAL
PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD TO REHEARSAL IN FULL MAKEUP AND 1st COSTUME of the show... 
ALL CHORUS
CAST "A" 10:00-12:30
Run Show
LUNCH BREAK 12:30-1:00
ALL CHORUS
CAST "B" 1:00-3:30
Run Show

SHOW WEEK!!!!
CALL TIME IS 5:30
Chorus and Leading Characters MUST be to the school with MAKE UP and COSTUMES ON at 5:30.
Cast A Leads will perform MONDAY January 26, WEDNESDAY January 28 and FRIDAY January 30
Cast B Leads will perform TUESDAY January 27, THURSDAY January 29 and SATURDAY January 31

WOW WHAT AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE!!!!