Monday, May 7, 2018

IT IS SHOW WEEK!

We made it to the craziest of the weeks yet and the most fulfilling and wonderful!

Thank you a hundred times if I forget or don't say it enough this week, we cannot do this without all your help.

Thank you for your patience regarding tickets.  Reminder of timing (see at end of post) for pick up of pre-purchased or changed tickets.

There will be a tutorial for those that would like to attend teen dancers (girls) and children (girls) so I can show the pink sponge curler suggestion for their ringlets.

Do not feel you have to attend, that is 5:30 - 6PM immediately following rehearsal today on the stage.

There will be a HARD COPY of the whole week going home with the kids this evening, please be sure to put it in a place you can see it as the timing is a little (a lot) different every day it seems.

Thank you Scott Farnsworth for helping spread the word with the posters.

Thank you Lisa Thompson and Rebecca Courtemanche for doing the crazy work of tickets this week.

Thank you Lisa Arnold for spearheading the food and concessions this week.

Thank you George Biniecki for your generous donation to feeding the kids this week.

Thank you Ray and Stephanie Barnard for your generous donation of feeding the techies last Friday evening.

Thank you Leslie, Rosemary, Candice and Mary Campbell for getting all the details on the costumes taken care of this weekend and thank you Leslie and Rose for allowing me to be with my son and family yesterday for Cody's special weekend.

THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Always grateful, Kristen Chapman your humbled Director

Good morning!  I wanted to confirm we've received your online ticket order. 
Tickets will be available for pick up at the High School:
Monday 5/7:  4:30 - 5:30pm
Tuesday 5/84:30 - 6:30pm
Thursday 5/106:00 - 7:00 (one hour before showtime)
Friday 5/116:00 - 7:00 (one hour before showtime) 
Saturday 5/12:  1:00 - 2:006:00 - 7:00 (one hour before showtime)
Thank you,
Lisa & Rebecca
Volunteer "Ticketmaster's"


Friday, May 4, 2018

In the HOME STRETCH!

Good Morning one and all -

I wanted to touch base about schedules for next week.

I will be sending home a hard copy with the kids today at rehearsal for next week.

Everything regarding call times should be followed as closely as possible.

The cast party following the show is up to the discretion of the parents, this will go until 12:30AM on Sunday the 13th of May, "strike" the breakdown of the set will take place immediately following the show and the help of parents with working drills and who aren't afraid to get sweaty and dirty to put things back to rights are valued and so appreciated.  Please email me if you are planning to help and also if you would be okay with being in charge of a group of students who will be cleaning and helping with strike before their party too.

Lisa Arnold will be in touch regarding, candy grams, food for the cast and crew in the coming week, concessions and cast party.  This is the time when many hands make light work so if you are wanting to pitch in, your participation would be most appreciated here in this final week.

Rebecca Courtemanche and Lisa Thompson are our magnificent volunteer "ticketmasters" and are working to get the prepaid and pre purchased tickets out to the cast ASAP.

They sent this email this morning:
Good morning!  I wanted to confirm we've received your online ticket order. 
Tickets will be available for pick up at the High School:
Monday 5/7:  4:30 - 5:30pm
Tuesday 5/84:30 - 6:30pm
Thursday 5/106:00 - 7:00 (one hour before showtime)
Friday 5/116:00 - 7:00 (one hour before showtime) 
Saturday 5/12:  1:00 - 2:006:00 - 7:00 (one hour before showtime)
Thank you,
Lisa & Rebecca
Volunteer "Ticketmaster's"

Your checks at this point will most likely go into the bank in one lump at the end of the shows, so do not fret if the check hasn't cleared at this point but a gentle reminder that it will be going into the bank in the next couple weeks.

A few weeks ago I had posters that I handed out that I had hoped would be put up around town, thank you to those of you that did that for the good of the show and ticket sales.  The website sales are up until tomorrow morning as an FYI.  After that the ticket form will not be available any longer and box office hours (see above) or the hour prior to show times will be the only opportunity to get tickets.  Order or share with folks to order and reserve tickets before they sell out.  It's a cute show and the kids have worked so hard.

Thank you for being so flexible for allowing your children to be with us the last four months, this is my favorite time of year, and I am so happy to have spent the time with these kids for my 15th show.  

Be well, enjoy your day!  Thanks in advance, Kristen Chapman

Thursday, April 26, 2018

TSHIRT DAY TOMORROW!!!

I mentioned this to the kids on Wednesday but I forgot to remind at the end of practice, tomorrow is the first of two Friday's we will wear our t-shirts to get the word out around town and as a psych for our "team" in the musical!

Don't forget!  It's a great advertisement in the upper valley!

Have a good night, Kristen

Monday, April 23, 2018

HOUSTON we have lift off!

Finally the tickets page is up and running!

Please be sure to carefully answer all the required questions. If you do not intend to attend a show whichever one please specify 0 for the number of tickets you need.

That is the most crucial piece to the success of the website pre -orders!

The tickets are now on sale to the general public until Friday midnight May 4th.

After this, the only way to purchase tickets will be with our box office hours the week of the show (TBA) and/or one hour prior to showtimes.

Thank you for your patience and your excitement we look forward to filling the auditorium for all our shows!

Sincerely, Kristen Chapman

IMAGES OF THE WEEK!

Lots of work done this week, the 8th graders were a big help too!  Thank you everyone!











Time for the HIGH SCHOOL STAGE

Good Morning Everyone -

I wanted to take a moment to update you on our progress from this past week, while we still have much to accomplish we are well on our way thanks in large part to those folks that gave of their time this past week.  Thank you everyone!

There is still much to volunteer for, don't lose heart, if vacation during the day wasn't the right timing, you can still help and I will be in touch in the coming weeks leading to and through production, after all it takes a village! :)

Leslie has requested certain groups for some costuming situations this week below her specific timing and requests, if your child is in the group requested to stay after and they simply cannot stay, please let me know via email or Leslie know so that she can work around that.  We just want to be sure everyone has a costume in the coming days and don't want folks missed.  Thanks for your help with this.

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If I could ask these groups to stay after until 5:45 this would really help.

Tuesday- Salesmen, Band members
Wednesday-Teen dance corps, boys and girls groups (kids)
Thursday-PickaLittle Ladies
Friday looks like practice is until 6 anyway. I will try to get river city citizens

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Lastly, I need volunteer parent(s) daily 245 - 5:ooPM to sit in the auditorium and make sure the kids are staying put and not roaming the halls of the high school, with my attention on the stage and Leslie coming in and getting to work on costuming and fittings, it is important to have another set of eyes available.  If you are willing or able please email me today.

THERE IS NO REHEARSAL TODAY MONDAY the 23rd, WELCOME BACK!

We begin at the high school TOMORROW TUESDAY the 24th. 

Thank you, Kristen