Saturday, October 25, 2014

rehearsals through November

WHAT A CRAZY WEEK FOR ME!!!!

I apologize to all the parents who didn't receive an update on todays (saturday 10/25)....  So you all know.... I have a lung disease and Tuesday, it decided to take over my larynx and lungs.. I have had no voice, nor energy to take on the demands of this past week.... Unfortunately, emails to a few of you did not get sent out, and the blog did not get updated.... I sincerely apologize!!! It was not you!! IT WAS ME!! Please please please forgive me... 

I have been overdosing on meds to stop my bronchitis from turning to pneumonia and wah-lah, it worked... No pneumonia.. This is a good thing!!  I slept friday after school from 3:15 til 9:00 Saturday morning!!  and had a ton of energy for todays rehearsal... Again, I am sorry for the few of you who were not updated on the times today... :(  I will not do that again!!!

ONWARD AND UPWARD!!!!
We are officially blocked from page 1-36.... We are doing wonderfully on our blocking and choreography!!!

The following is our rehearsal schedule from no through November!!!! 

Please let your children know that there will be MANY rehearsals where they are only used 30 minutes of the 2 1/2 hours... Make sure they BRING THEIR HOMEWORK!!! Or a book to read (for book reports), etc... I do not time during rehearsal to monitor whether your kids are actually doing their homework, as I am busy directing, but, let them know that there might be times that they are "benched" during most of the rehearsal.. that is show biz!!! But when they are onstage they are AWESOME!!!

Remind your children that Oz cannot be an excuse as to why their homework is not getting finished on Monday Nights.... The goal is: when they are not on stage they are doing homework!!! 



REHEARSAL

MONDAY OCTOBER , 27th REHEARSAL
REVIEW Munchkinland, then continue into the merry old land of oz... (I'm gonna throw this out there... Anyone who is not an ozian, please feel free to be an Emerald City/Ozian... It is up to you the parents because it will be one more costume that needs to be put together and ALL green, however, If your child want to be an ozian, there is plenty of time to change costumes from munchkinland to emerald city... Again, parents this is up to you...)  I am assuming everyone is in OZ, unless you email me back the opposite... It just allows your kids to be in one more number as a chorus person..
We are blocking:  
Page 37 - 42 (scene 8) MERRY OLD LAND OF OZ
Wicked Witch , Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion Toto
ALL Munchkins
ALL OZIANS/Emerald City People, Doorman (LIZA  SONTAGG YOU ARE ALSO THE GUARD.. PLEASE MEMORIZE ALL LINES FOR DOORMAN AND GUARD FROM PAGES 37-42), 

NOVEMBER 1 - NO REHEARSAL ENJOY YOUR SATURDAY BREAK Sleeping off all of your candy intake from the night before :)

MONDAY NOVEMBER 3 
SCENE 12 and 13 ,pages 50-56
The Haunted Forest at the base of the witch's castle and inside the witch's castle
Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, Dorothy, Toto, Wicked Witch, Auntie Em and  WINKIE GUARDS, 


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8
Scene 9, the wizards chamber Page 43-44
Scene 10, The Haunted Forest and Witches Castle Page 45-47
Scene 11, Inside the witches castle page 48-49
Scene 14, The wizards chamber/OZ Pages 56-59
Lion, Tinman Dorothy, Scarecrow, Toto, OZ, Wicked Witch, Nikko, \
BE MEMORIZED PEOPLE!! You are officially OFF SCRIPT FOR THIS REHEARSAL!!!


MONDAY NOVEMBER 10
EVERYONE to be at this rehearsal!!!
Finish Blocking Scene 14, pages 59-62
GO THROUGH EVERYTHING WE KNOW SO FAR!!! ALL SONGS!! ALL SCRIPT!!!  EVERYTHING!!!!

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15
ALL LEADS AND SECONDARY LEADS!!!!  Finish Blocking everything that has not been blocked yet and review the entire show, LEADS and SECONDARY LEADS ONLY
Uncle Henry, Auntie Em, Hunk, Hickory, Hank, Zeke, Miss Gulch, Glinda, Nikko, Wicked Witch, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Toto, 


MONDAY NOVEMBER 17
EVERYONE to be at this rehearsal!!!
Finish Blocking anything that needs to be blocked
GO THROUGH EVERYTHING WE KNOW SO FAR!!! ALL SONGS!! ALL SCRIPT!!!  EVERYTHING!!!  Should be close to the entire show!!!
3:45-6:30 (LOOOOOOOONG REHEARSAL TONIGHT!!!)

November 18-30 NO REHEARSAL!!! ENJOY YOUR THANKSGIVING BREAK!!!

STARTING ON MONDAY DECEMBER 1st,  EVERYONE TO ALL MONDAY REHEARSALS!!!!

Saturday LEAD rehearsals to be announced : IF NEEDED!!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

PROGRESS WOOT WOOT

We are DEFINITELY making progress!!!!

Today we put together pages 20-37.  IT WAS SO FUN TO WATCH!!!  WOW.. How fun to see it coming together!!  

We ran a ton of pages, with both our casts, and without the vocal tracks... I have to say I was pretty impressed!!!  It was awesome.. a few hic-ups, but, my heavens it was our first time putting it all together!!  GO TEAM!! I'm so very proud of you guys!!

We are officially blocked from pages 1-37 (give or take a couple of songs for the leads and a scene or two to be blocked on Saturdays or at a later date)... 

Rehearsal on Saturday is listed below in the prior post from this week.. Please make sure you are there if you are listed... Lauren and Klara will be in their original casts!!  Klara Cast A 10:00-1:00... Lauren Cast B 1:00-4:00.  Longer rehearsal this time... Thanks for being awesome about it.

MAX STAPLES FAMILY: I know this is asking a TON from Max, however, he missed our first rehearsal where the first scenes were blocked...  and this Saturday Jedrik will be out of town, so, the opposite cast will be without Oz.  It is very difficult to block a scene if all the characters are not in it... Is there ANY possibility for Max to attend rehearsal from 10:00-4:00 to work in both casts?? 
He will learn the blocking from the day he missed last month, and will learn the new blocking for scenes in the Oz Castle... I will buy him pizza for lunch, but please send him with snacks to keep his tummy be filled and his mind alert and ready.  Please text or email me if this is a possibility... I may need to cancel a few leads if Max can't come all day Saturday.. I really need Oz....


  Next Monday!! EVERYONE WHO WAS AT REHEARSAL TODAY, PLEASE COME NEXT WEEK.   Leading Characters in both casts, that includes you.. (leads please memorize the scene before and after Emerald City)
 We are blocking Emerald City Stuff, but, also reviewing what we did today!! 


 IT IS SO FUN!!  I love that it's coming together!!!  I'm SUPER proud of everyone... It is such a huge undertaking and I'm amazed every rehearsal at these kids talents.... I have to remind myself sometimes that they are only in 5/6 grades! I MEAN WOW PEOPLE!!!


HUGE SHOUT OUT TO MRS. DONNA WINKLER!!!


MAN the kids were out of control today.. not sure why.. We were thinking it was because a holiday just ended. I hope this isn't the norm, because we have a TON of holidays coming up... 

Donna volunteers every week to help with crowd control.  I thought she was gonna lose some hair today, ha ha.. I'm pretty sure she gained a gray hair or two.  Donna you are WONDERFUL  I couldn't do this production without you!!
 Parents please speak with your kids (mostly boys, but some girls, so, just check in with your child) and ask them to please be more respectful to Miss Donna... If we lose her, I am doomed at these 62 child rehearsals.... Respect and QUIET is the key :)  DONNA YOU ROCK BABY!!!





A few costumes I have ordered for specific people have arrived DANIELLE SONTAGG... Email me please regarding this:  I have Liza's costume.. It is too big on her.. i need you to take it home and cut is like alligator teeth on the bottom of the dress.... Just make it fit.... This costume is yours to manipulate.  If you do not sew, you are not alone !!!! ha ha  I do not sew either ha ha... We have seamstresses in the sign up genius that are willing to help fit this to her body...

Same goes for all the other costumes I checked out and sent home

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOUR CHILD CAME HOME WITH A COSTUME: These costumes are yours for this production... Please feel free  to adjust and fit them to yhour child's body size...  EXCEPT THE TOTS... Those are as is.. I desparately need the flowers that go in the hair back.. I am in the process of making a hat forthese girls and need the flower...
The week after the show is over, I will expect these back "clean".  If they are dirty, please have them cleaned... 

I'm falling asleep typing this :)  Usually I can work til 3:00-4:00 but tonight I am tired and will sign off for now.. 

Have a WONDERFUL evening and THANK YOU EVERYONE!!! You truly are amazing!!!

See everyone on monday!!!
xoxo Jules


Sunday, October 19, 2014

SIGN UP GENIUS POSTED ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS BLOG!!!

Not sure what to sign up for to help with the show??  Click the link on the right my friends and volunteer away!!

(if you haven't read the rehearsal for this week, please scroll to the next blog post!! Thank you)

HATCH FAMILY PLEASE CLICK ON THE SIGN UP GENIUS LINK AND ADD YOUR FAMILY TO THE LIGHTS AND SOUND!!!  WOOT WOOT WE HAVE LIGHTS AND SOUND PEOPLE!!! GO TEAM!!

LOVE TO YOU ALL  Hope your 4 days weekend was EPIC!!!

Rehearsal this week - Sorry for the short notice

Monday October 20
All Munchkins along with Glinda, Dorothy and Toto
RUN THROUGH MUNCHKINLAND... 
review it... 
Tighten it up...
Review jitterbug. 

Sorry for the Short notice
This is short notice..... Very short... 
However, if you are in jitterbug at all, singer, dancer or otherwise (munchkinland people will already be at rehearsal)... this is notice to everyone else... not in munchkinland...
If you are in the jitterbug in any way,  PLEASE COME TO REHEARSAL MONDAY October 20th!!!!! 
This goes for all leads.... Dorothy, toto, lion, Wicked Witch, Nikko, scarecrow, tin man, Brynne since you dance, etc.... (Please bring homework and a book to read for when you are not on stage)


Saturday October 25th 
(jedrik excused... 
Max, if we do a TON of OZ stuff, you will have to work with Jedrik at another rehearsal)
Cast A 10:00-1:00PM
Cast B 1:30-4:30PM
Blocking Pages 40-50 ALL LEADS including Dorothy, Tin Man, Lion, Scarecrow, OZ, Witch, nikko

Thursday, October 9, 2014

REHEARSAL


SATURDAY


October 11

Cast A 10:00-NOON- 12:00PM  Dorothy, Toto (IVY), Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion WITCH PLEASE COME TO THIS REHEARSAL IF YOU ARE ABLE (email me so I know what to count on)

Cast B 12:30-2:30 PM Dorothy, Toto (IZEE), Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion --WITCH PLEASE COME TO THIS REHEARSAL IF YOU ARE ABLE (email me so I know what to count on)

Continue Blocking pages 27-33 Scene 6 and 7... Review Jitterbug for 6 LEADS ONLY attending this rehearsal


BLACK FAMILY:  I "think" Alexandra cannot attend this rehearsal, but, if she is free for "one" of the times -10:00-12:00 or 12:30-2:30, could you please let me know.. I will see if the Freeze family can bring Aubree to the one you cannot make.. 

FREEZE FAMILY: Aubree mentioned she was free on Saturday, but sometimes our kids do not know what we parents have planned.  Is she free this Saturday???  Can she make her own cast rehearsal, and possibly switch if the Black's can bring Alexandra??  please email and let me know what her availability is this Saturday, October 11.

JSnarr@LegacyPrep.org



REHEARSAL

MONDAY, October 13

3:30-6:00
ALL MUNCHKINS, DOROTHY's, GLINDA's and TOTO's----Continue blocking Munchkinland!!




NO REHEARSAL  -- SATURDAY,

October 18th..

UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ARE TOO MANY CAST MEMBERS UNABLE TO MAKE THIS REHEARSAL... 
THEREFORE... REHEARSAL IS CANCELLED!!
boo hoo 
This will affect the rest of our Saturday Rehearsals... 
Please watch for changes 


REHEARSAL MONDAY,

October 20th....

Depends on how much we get done "this" monday, October 13th... 
But Please Plan on ALL Munchkins, Glinda's, Dorothy's and Toto's...
3:30-6:00










Sunday, October 5, 2014

HELLO EVERYONE!!

Mondays rehearsal is for everyone in Munchkinland.  All Munchkins, Dorothy and Toto... 

Rehearsal will go from after school until 5:30.... We are ending a few minutes early so the girls can try on the costumes I am bringing 

Im sorry but I do not have any boy costumes...  But I do have girl things...  You are welcome to come in and help choose with your child... Again... Rehearsal will end at 5:30... you are welcome to come on in and help choose a costume for your child if you want it..

Have a wonderful rest of your Sunday night!!
xoxo Jules