We have an exciting season planned for this Year!
Congratulations to the Cast of James and The Giant Peach Jr
Auditions will be held on Thursday November 10 from 4:30 - 6:00 and Monday November 14 from 4:30 - 6:00. Auditions signups are in the Computer Room or you can email me to let me know what time you will be coming. Pick up or print out an audition Packet and sign up for your audition time. You may choose a time that is convenient for you. Callbacks or rescheduled auditions, If necessary will be Thursday November 17. The cast list will be announced on Friday Nov 18
WINNIE THE POOH KIDS - January 21 , 2017
MINI-THESPIANS 2ND -5TH GRADE
Classes start on September 13, 2016
James and the Giant Peach Jr - April 7, 8, 9, 2017
JUNIOR THESPIANS 6TH - 8TH GRADE
Auditions are in October download the world premiere cast album for free here
Ariel Amelia Priestley
Ursula Alexis Clancy
Sebastian Arielle Davis
Prince Eric Liam Landin
Scuttle Kaila Imada
Flounder Veronica Cope
King Triton Davis Cleveland
Grimsby Robert Wiles
Carlotta Caitlin Cowan
Pilot Ryan Nelson
First Mate Nathan Pando
Sailors Ben Romero
Mersisters & Princesses
Atina Kayla James
Arista Delaney Gordon
Aquata Mia Muir
Andrina Sasha Brown
Adella Ariel Finch
Allana Ahmani Dunn
Flotsam Ava Osborn
Jetsam Kelly Finch
Tentacles Zea Ishimoto
Chef Louis Nicolas Kolesnikow
Chefs Maitland Klingberg
Seahorse Allison Waechter
Sea Chorus Maya Hall
Gulls (Small Group TBD)
Sea Creatures Ensemble
Lagoon Animals Ensemble
Thank you all for auditioning. Our first rehearsal will be, Monday November 16th , in the Music Room from 4:30 – 6:00. All Cast Members must attend.
I will pass out Forms, schedules and Contracts tomorrow. They will be Due at the First rehearsal. The Cast Fee covering the cost of the performance rights and costumes is $100. If you would like to take a script home with you Monday Bring your Cast fee with You.
Please return this fee by November 20.
Make all checks payable to Troupe 88376.
Crew Days will Start in January
This year for Middle School Musical we are presenting a Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. The performance dates are April 28 - 30. Auditions are open to all students from 6th through 8th grade. For auditions come prepared to perform a song and something memorized to recite (1- 2 minutes long).
Auditions will be held on Monday October 26th from 4:45 - 6:30, Thursday October 29 from 4:30 - 6:00 and Monday November 2. Auditions signups are in the Computer Room or you can email me to let me know what time you will be coming. Pick up or print out an audition Packet and sign up for your audition time. You may choose a time that is convenient for you. Callbacks If necessary will be Thursday November 5.
Come prepared to put your best foot forward. Take lots of deep breaths. Try practice auditioning in front of small groups of people-like your friends, your siblings, or even your dog, cat, or stuffed animals. The more you practice the more comfortable you'll be. The audition forms are on my website, In the email I sent, on edmodo, and in the computer Room. If you want information about the show or the characters The Little Mermaid Jr. Page
You can download and audition packet here
This year for Middle School Musical we are presenting a You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. The performance dates are February 12th - 14th. Auditions are open to all students from 6th through 8th grade. For auditions come prepared to perform a song and something memorized to recite (1- 2 minutes long). A Poem or Monologue will work fine. Remember that we are on your side and want you to do well and succeed. So come prepared to put your best foot forward. Take lots of deep breaths. Try practice auditioning in front of small groups of people-like your friends, your siblings, or even your dog, cat, or stuffed animals. The more you practice the more comfortable you'll be. The audition forms are on my website, In the email I sent, on edmodo, and in the computer Room. Information about the show or the characters is listed below.
Auditions will be held on Monday September 29th from 4:00 - 6:30 and Thursday October 2nd from 4:30 - 6:00 . Auditions signups are in the Computer Room or you can email me to let me know what time you will be coming. Pick up or print out an audition Packet and sign up for your audition time. You may choose a time that is convenient for you. Callbacks If necessary will be Friday October 3rd.
Lucy Van Pelt
Linus Van Pelt
Choir, Students, Birds
A program note says that the time of the action is “an average day in the life of Charlie Brown.” It really is just that, a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening.
It seems to start off all right. After some brief comments on the nature of his character by his friends, Charlie Brown is swept into their center by a rousing tribute of only slightly qualified praise, in the song You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. He is then left to his own musings as he eats his lunch on the school playground, complicated unbearably by the distant presence of his true love, the “little redheaded girl,” who is always just out of sight.
True love also seems to be the only unmanageable element in Lucy’s solid life, which we discover as we watch her try to bulldoze her way through to her boyfriend’s sensitive, six-year-old musician’s heart, in Schroeder. The little scenes then begin to accumulate, and we learn that Lucy’s little brother, Linus, is thoughtful about many things but fanatical when it comes to the matter of his blanket; that Patty is sweet and utterly innocent; and that Charlie Brown’s dog spends much if not most of his time thinking of being something else-a gorilla, a jungle cat, perhaps a handsome trophy or two-but that mostly his life is a pleasant one-Snoopy.
The events continue to trickle on. Linus enjoys a private time with his most favorite thing of all-My Blanket and Me, Lucy generously bothers to inform him of her ambition-of-the-moment, to become a queen with her won queendom, and then Charlie Brown lurches in for still another bout with his own friendly enemy-The Kite.
Valentine’s Day comes and goes with our hero receiving not one single valentine, which brings him to seek the temporary relief of Lucy’s five-cent psychiatry booth - The Doctor Is In.
We then watch as four of our friends go through their individual struggles with the homework assignment of writing a hundred word essay of “Peter Rabbit” in The Book Report.
Act Two roars in with Snoopy lost in another world atop his dog house. As a World War One flying ace he does not bring down the infamous Red Baron in today’s battle but we know that someday, someday he will.
The day continues. We learn of the chaotic events of the Very Little League’s Baseball Game as Charlie Brown writes the news to his pen pal. Lucy is moved to conduct a personal survey to find out just how crabby she really is, and all the group gathers for a misbegotten rehearsal of a song they are to sing in assembly.
It is suppertime, and Snoopy once more discovers what wild raptures just the mere presence of his full supper dish can send him into. And then it is evening. The gathered friends sing a little about their individual thoughts of happiness and then they go off, leaving Lucy to make a very un-Lucy-like gesture: she tells Charlie Brown what a good man he is.
None of the cast is actually six years old. And they don’t really look like Charles Schulz’ “Peanuts” cartoon characters. But this doesn’t seem to make that much difference once we are into the play, because what they are saying to each other is with the openness of that early childhood time, and the obvious fact is that they are all really quite fond of each other.
Date Time What Who Where
2nd 3:00 - 4:00 Choreography All CHURCH
2nd 3:00 - 5:30 Read Thru All Music Room
4th 3:30 - 4:30 Scene Work Tank Gang CHURCH
9th 3:15 - 4:15 Choreography All CHURCH
9th 4:15 - 5:00 Music All Music Room
9th 5:00 - 6:00 Solos Dory/Bruce/Marlin Music Room
11th 3:30 - 4:30 Scene Work Sharks/Dory/Marlin CHURCH
11th 4:30 - 5:00 Scene Work Dory& Marlin CHURCH
Finding Nemo Rehearsal Dates Times Updated 1/10
Date Time What Who Where
6th 3:00 - 4:15 Choreography ALL CHURCH
4:15 - 5:00 Music All Music Room
5:00 - 6:00 Solos Dory/Nemo/Marlin Music Room
7th 3:30 - 5:00 Choreography Moonfish CHURCH
8th 3:30 - 4:30 Choreography Sharks/Shark Bodies CHURCH
10th 3:30 - 4:15 Choreography Jellyfish CHURCH
13th 3:00 - 4:15 Choreography Opening/Go with the flow CHURCH
4:15 - 5:30 Music All Music Room
5:30 - 6:00 Solos Crush Music Room
14th 3:30 - 5:00 Choreography Moonfish CHURCH
15th 3:30 - 5:00 Scene Work Tank Gang CHURCH
17th 3:30 - 5:00 Run pages 1-25 All CHURCH
21st 4:00 - 6:00 coaching w/ Mr. G Soloists Music Room
22nd 4:00 - 6:00 coaching w/ Mr. G Soloists Music Room
24th 12:00 - 1:30 Run pages 25-40 All (Bring a Lunch) CHURCH
27th 3:00 - 4:15 Run Dances Sequence ALL CHURCH
4:15 - 5:00 Music All Music Room
5:00 - 6:00 Solos All Solos Music Room
28th 3:00 - 5:00 Choreography All (Finale Sequence) CHURCH
29th 3:30 - 5:00 Choreography All CHURCH
3rd -7th Dependent on Basketball Playoff Schedule - we will meet as often as we can this week.
Possibly in small groups. Definitely schedule time with MrG for your Solos.
10th 3:30-6:00 Run Act 1 (to page25) All CHURCH
12th 3:30-6:00 Act 1 clean up All CHURCH
18th 3:30-6:00 Run Act 2 (25 to end) ALL CHURCH
19th 3:30-6:00 Act 2 clean up ALL CHURCH
21st 3:30-6:00 Final Run Thru All CHURCH
Please make sure to be available for all rehearsals this week The evening rehearsals are important to coordinate with the tech crew. We will need volunteers to help coordinate dinners.
24th 3:00 - 7:00 Dress/Tech All (Dinner Provided) CHURCH
25th 10 AM Run Thru with School All CHURCH
25th 3:00 - 7:00 Final Dress/Tech All (Dinner Provided) CHURCH
26th 10 AM Run Thru with School All CHURCH
27th 5:00 – 9:00 Opening Night All CHURCH
28th 5:00 – 9:00 Closing Night All CHURCH
1st 10:00 Strike All CHURCH
WE WILL NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP STRIKE THE SETS
After careful consideration and a lot of prayerful reflection We have decided to change our All-School Musical. While we are sad at having to postpone, We are equally excited and energized at presenting Finding Nemo. This is based on a presentation we workshopped a few summers ago. Performances are February 27th &28th 2014 So MARK YOUR CALENDARS This will definitely be one not to miss.
Marlin Parker Sulcer
Coral Ally Lunich
Nemo Ameila Priestley
Bob (Seahorse) Jacob Lesny
Ted (Fish) Parker Gray
Bill (Octopus) Robert Wiles
Pearl (Octopus) Maitland Klingberg
Tad (Fish) Payton Fisk
Sheldon (Seahorse) Kaila Imada
Fish Mom Lucie Sinsky
Crab Kid Georgia Kelsey
Mrs. RayGrace Panosian
Dory Kelsy Gomez
Bruce Parker Gray
Anchor Robert Wiles
Chum Grant O’Leary
Gill Ally Lunich
Peach Alexis Clancy
Deb Kaitlyn Barnhart
Bloat Jacob Lesny
Bubbles Delaney Gordon
Gurgle Grant O’Leary
Jaques Allison Waechter
Nigel Lucie Sinsky
Moonfish Kendra Thornburgh-Mueller
Crush Liam Landon
Squirt Kendra Thornburgh-Mueller
Octopus Mom Kendra Thornburgh-Mueller
Octopus Baby Alero Soaris
Lobster 1 Kate Kirkland
Lobster 2 Veronica Cope
Swordfish 1 Ariel Finch
Swordfish 2 Lucie Sinsky
Penguin 1 Georgia Kelsey
Penguin 2 Kayla James
Various Fish, Plants, Jellyfish, Sharks
This Fall Westchester Lutheran Junior Thespians are presenting Three Fables adapted by Robert R Lehan. Aesop himself introduces his own fables, each teaching a valuable lesson, of course. In The Lion and the Mouse, not only does Lion discover that Mouse enjoys Shakespeare as much as he does, but also that you can always be helpful, no matter what your size. The wonderful Dog In the Manger humorously demonstrates that selfishness and false praise do not lead you down the road to success. In the final tale, The Ants and the Grasshoppers, Aesop emphasizes the importance of thinking ahead. The Cast includes Kelsey Gomez, Ally Lunich, Amir Mohammed, Grace Panosian, and Parker Sulcer. Join us for the fun and famed wisdom of Aesop.
Performances are November 6, 7, 8 @ 7pm in Fellowship Hall Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by visiting www.seatyourself.biz/wlcs. For questions or will call email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESCHEDULE DOCTOR, DENTAL, AND ORTHODONTIC APPTS. NOW
This year for Middle School Musical we are presenting Little Shop of Horrors The performance dates are April 25th - 127th. Auditions are open to all students from 6th through 8th grade. For auditions come prepared to perform a song and something memorized to recite (1- 2 minutes long). A Poem or Monologue will work fine. Remember that we are on your side and want you to do well and succeed. So come prepared to put your best foot forward. Take lots of deep breaths. Try practice auditioning in front of small groups of people-like your friends, your siblings, or even your dog, cat, or stuffed animals. The more you practice the more comfortable you'll be.
Auditions will be held on Monday January 14 from 4:15 - 5:30 and Tuesday January 15 from 3:30 - 6:00. Auditions signups are in the Computer Room. Pick up an audition Packet and sign up for your audition time. You may choose a time that is convenient for you. Callbacks If necessary will be held on Thursday January 17th from 4:30 – 5:30
You must bring a completed signed form with you to auditions.
Note– We may still adjust what we are covering in each rehearsal as we progress. We will try to rehearse two days a week. Depending on your part you may not be required to attend every rehearsal.
Date Time What Who Where
--------------------EVERYONE MUST BE OFF BOOK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE---------------------
9th 3:30 – 4:00 Scene Work Super Villains Computer Room
9th 5:00 – 5:30 Scene Work Super Heroes X and Y Computer Room
10th 3:30 – 5:30 Act 2 Non-CC People TBD
15th 5:00 – 6:30 pgs 1-25 All Fellowship Hall
17th 3:30 – 5:30 pgs 25-44 Non-CC People TBD
22nd 5:00 – 6:30 pgs 45-62 All Fellowship Hall
24th 3:30 – 5:30 pgs 62-79 Non-CC People TBD
29th 5:00 – 6:30 Act 1 All Fellowship Hall
2nd 3:30 – 5:30 Act 2 All Fellowship Hall
Volleyball Playoffs - We will rehearse on days that do not conflict with volleyball Finals or practices
5th TBA RunThru All Fellowship Hall
6th TBA RunThru All Fellowship Hall
7th TBA RunThru All Fellowship Hall
8th TBA RunThru All Fellowship Hall
9th TBA Final Run Thru All Fellowship Hall
10th TBA Load In Crew
11th 2:00 – 6:00 Tech Crew Fellowship Hall
12th 1:00 – 8:00 Dress Rehearsal All Fellowship Hall
13th 3:30 – 8:00 Final Dress Rehearsal All Fellowship Hall
14th 3:30 – 8:30 Preview All Fellowship Hall
15th 5:00 – 8:30 Performance All Fellowship Hall
16th 5:00 – 8:30 Performance All Fellowship Hall
17th 5:00 – 8:30 Performance All Fellowship Hall
17th 8:30 - ??? Strike Party All Fellowship Hall
The purpose of a strike party is to get everything taken down and packed away while enjoying the excitement of the closing night. Everyone is involved.
Congratulations! Everyone did a great job. You should be very proud of your auditions. Mr. Gerhold and I were very pleased with your hard work. We are very excited about this years cast. It is going to be an exciting journey. We will meet on Thursday from 4:30 - 6:00 and Saturday from 9:00 - 12:00 for our first rehearsals for all. You can get your rehearsal schedule, permission forms and scripts then. If you have questions see me after school. This is the The cast list as it stands right now. There are still solos and parts that will be assigned as we continue so remember to keep putting your best foot forward.
EDWINA SPOONAPPLE Tinna Einarsdottir
BECKY Star Masterton
SCOTT Sam Pando
KELLI Ally Lunich
BOBBY Ben Matsunagsa
BILLY VANDERPLOONK Daniel Jurado
CORDELL VANDERPLOONK Zavier Powe
LARS VANDERPLOONK Sean Parrott
ANNIE Jenelle Demedio
CARRIE Sam Olguin
APHRODITE Taylor Causey
ABIGAIL Preeti Singh
PERIWINKLE Pooja Singh
ZIGGY Zavier Powe
LOLA Marion Gilroy
FRANK Zavier Powe
Harry Noah Abraham
Spoonapple Singers Catherine Bezerra- Fisher