Thursday, May 9, 2019

It is advisable ...

To bring food to your children (to the band room of the high school) if they are staying after school until show time.  I am hopeful they all have a water bottle to refill.

Also a reflection of timing for today:

Gods 2:30/2:45PM - anyone else is welcome to seek me out and walk with me to the high school.

3:30/3:45PM - FEMALE VILLAGERS, FEMALE DANCERS, FEMALE GOSSIPERS, ANDREA

4:45PM - MALE CAST MEMBERS

5:00PM - ALL CREW

6:00PM - tickets on sale

6:30PM - house open

7:00PM - opening show

CAST WILL JOIN FAMILIES AND FRIENDS IN THE LOBBY IN COSTUME FOR PHOTO OPS FOR FIFTEEN MINUTES FOLLOWING THE SHOW PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THEIR SUCCESS.

ALSO, FORE U WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR US FOR ICE CREAM THIS EVENING!  THIS IS A BRING YOUR OWN MONEY EVENT AND COMPLETELY OPTIONAL! 

Thank you one and all for all your work to this point, now the fun part!   So very proud of these kids!

~Kristen

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

THANK YOU AND Here we gooooooo!!!!!

Thank you Brigid Lynch for spearheading the food stuff today for matinees, we had the perfect amount of food in the end and thank you to everyone that supplemented today.  It was so nice not to have to empty thousands of half full water bottles too, so thank you everyone that listened and sent refillable bottles for the kids or opted to send just one purchased water bottle...  The shows today were beautiful and so much fun to witness!  My favorite part is watching the kid's smiles as they soak in their successes.

Coming up; three night shows.  If you volunteered food or want to volunteer time and/or food please email Brigid at upinvt@gmail.com, she can point you in the right direction and no, it isn't too late to volunteer your time.

I also want to publicly thank Leslie Rench, Candice DeFelice, Rosemary Whitman and Mary Campbell for their beautiful costuming.  The beautiful set built by Aiden Bettwieser and Cody Chapman is a stunning piece alone but the show came to life today, in large part due to the colors of the exquisite costuming!  Thank you all!!!

It takes a village and I surely couldn't do this alone!

Enjoy the run everyone!

~Kristen

Monday, May 6, 2019

WE ARE HERE!

SHOW WEEK! 

We made it!

The week ahead:

Monday - TECH REHEARSAL 2:30PM - 6:30PM at the high school.

Tuesday - DRESS REHEARSAL 12:30 - 6:30PM students are released from school, they will have eaten lunch at the middle school.  We will provide a snack break on Tuesday.

THESE FINAL REHEARSAL ARE OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE!  Please stay healthy!

Wednesday - MATINEE DAY - Call for Gods 6:30AM, Villagers 7:30AM

FIRST SHOW - 9:30AM

SECOND SHOW - 12:45PM

Thursday - OPENING NIGHT!  Call for Gods right after school 2:30PM, VillagersFemale 3:30PM/rest of cast 4:30PM CREW - 5:00PM USHERS 5:45PM

FORE YOU OPEN LATE FOR US!

Friday - SHOW!  Same schedule as Thursday.

FORE YOU OPEN LATE FOR US!

Saturday - CLOSING NIGHT! - Same schedule as last two days.

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING CLOSING SHOW there will be a STRIKE all hands on deck to tear down the set.  If you have tools you will need a hex bit drill to take the stage apart, we will need strong bodies to move the large platforms back to the catacombs.  The cast and crew is responsible for cleaning all the spaces in the band/choir area and then will have their cast party at the high school until midnight, dancing, food and celebration.

Thank you for everything to this point, this week will be a blur, try and enjoy the memories made!  I know I will!

Sincerely, Kristen Chapman

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

ACTIVATE- FOOD HELPERS

Sometimes I think I am running some sort of magical enterprise!  If you were waiting for the call to arms, here we are!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f45a4a723a4f58-food

Brigid Lynch has kindly offered to spearhead the food and concession, and candy grams needed for next week to run smoothly.  The link is for the signup genius she created to do that.

Her email is upinvt@gmail.com if you have specific questions.  Also, please don't think that your time is invaluable if what you have to offer is a shift for candy grams or concessions no help will be turned away!

Thank you all in advance, Kristen Chapman

Friday, April 26, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FYI - dance jazz shoes should please be tan.  Thank you!

Also, I am sending home the ticket forms again for the cast, please disregard deadlines for early turn around.  First tickets will be filled this weekend and sent home with your children next week.

LAST CALL FOR SHOUTOUTS!  I only have four this go round, I will respond to your email specifically if I received your well wishes, if I don't get at least 10 I will opt out of putting the shoutouts in the program.  Please get them to me ASAP.  I would like to print programs next week.

Lastly, I will have POSTERS for distribution MONDAY please think of where we can share these around town!

Many thanks, Kristen Chapman

Parents please be aware

Good Morning -

It was brought to my attention that there may have been parents parked on the lawn in front of the high school for pick up at 5 yesterday.  If we can make every effort to stay off the grassy areas it would be most appreciated.   Our green spaces were all just newly landscaped this past Summer.  Thank you very much for your attention to this matter. 

Sincerely, Kristen Chapman


Monday, April 22, 2019

REMINDER NO REHEARSAL TODAY

Rehearsals at the high school begin TOMORROW 2:30-5PM.

Thank you, Kristen Chapman