James & the Giant Peach AUDITIONS

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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

Congratulations to the Cast of Little Mermaid Jr.

Cast List

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
                Cameron Keltie
                Jacob Lesny
                Ethan Reinhart
                Kevin DeMedio
                Nicolas Kolesnikow

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
                Alex O’Leary
                Maya Hall
                Lili Sosa
                Ariel Messenger
                Allison Waechter
Chef Louis            Nicolas Kolesnikow
Chefs                Maitland Klingberg
                Arianna Robinson
                Sophia Yaconelli
                Lili Sosa
                Taylor Jamison
                Zea Ishimoto
                Ben Romero
                Cameron Keltie
                Jacob Lesny
                Ethan Reinhart
                Kevin DeMedio

Seahorse            Allison Waechter
Sea Chorus            Maya Hall
                Alex O’Leary
                Lili Sosa
                Ariel Messenger
                Lynae Munoz
                Allison Waechter
                Isabella Marchiando
                Kate Kirkland
Gulls                (Small Group TBD)            
Sea Creatures        Ensemble            
Merfolk            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 

Little Mermaid Jr Auditions

 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 

Character Breakdowns can be seen here. 

 

AUDITIONS for You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

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 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. 

Cast List

Principals:

Sally Brown

Lucy Van Pelt

Snoopy

Schroeder

Charlie Brown

Linus Van Pelt

Ensemble:

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.

-Clark Gesner

Download Audition Forms Here

Nemo Rehearsal Schedule

Date    Time    What    Who    Where

December

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

 

January

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

 

February    

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

 

March

1st    10:00     Strike    All    CHURCH

    WE WILL NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP STRIKE THE SETS

New School Musical Announced - Finding Nemo

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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
Fish Kids 
Kate Kirkland 
Alero Soaris
Allison Waechter
Kendra Thornburgh-Mueller
Veronica Cope
Kayla James
Bellamy Suter
Abigail Wiseman
Crab Kid Georgia Kelsey
Mrs. RayGrace Panosian
Dory Kelsy Gomez
Bruce Parker Gray
Anchor Robert Wiles
Chum Grant O’Leary
Fish Friends
Abigail Wiseman
Bellamy Suter
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
Sophia Faraci
Grace Dieveney
Alexandra O’Leary
Ava Osborn
Bella Durso
Eva Sulcer
Maya Hall
Zea Ishimoto
Alexa Crothers

Three Fables Nov 6, 7, 8

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 troupe88376@gmail.com.

 

Little Shop of Horrors Auditions

 

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.


Secret Identity Crisis Rehearsal Schedule

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---------------------

October 

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

 November

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.

Cast List For Spring Musical Announced!

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

Natalie Coleman 

Justice Deason

Kelsey Gomez

Hayley Harris

Bianca Jacobson

Beatriz Valente