Monday, April 9, 2018

HAPPY MONDAY!

Checking my list this morning I want to be sure to touch base with all of you as we approach April Break.

Good Morning -

There are few things that have been handed out in the past few weeks that I want to be sure you have seen, the parent blurb was one those things, this was suggested on the ticket form (you could pay the $5.00 with ticket moneys) or you could hand in the paper and the $5.00 to me to be included in the program. Basically it means that you are sending words of encouragement and praise that will be seen by all in the program and your contribution will help defray printing costs.

Also, there are posters that will be handed out by week's end to distribute in the community. We would love your help in the placement of these posters all over town.

Tshirt orders have been submitted and I did get a few extra in case you mistakenly missed the deadline.

Shoes are the next order of business, every child will need a dance shoe.

The cast list was designed for you to better understand which shoe your son/daughter will need.

If your son is a salesman, they will need a dress shoe, preferably lace up in black (we do have dress shoes to paw through in the costume barn but not sure of the sizing for some of the smaller feet in the cast).

If your daughter is a Pick a little lady, or a member of the teen dance corps, Mrs. Paroo, Marian, or Eulalie they need this shoe:



In tan, please.

If your daughter is a member of the wan tan ye girls (they'll go barefoot that one scene) and or a member of the children's dance corps, Amaryllis or Gracie Shinn it would be great if they could get black ballet flats.

***PLEASE SEE EMAIL FOR LINKS***


If you have specific questions or concerns about shoes please contact me via email.

The deadline for the parent blurb is this Friday. I cannot add anything after break as the program is going to print.

Tomorrow we will be taking head shots for the program. We decided to wear black tops (solid) and jean bottoms, please make sure your son/daughter has these things for the rehearsal. Originally we were going to do the photos on Wednesday but as it turns out people are gone for the photos beginning Wednesday.

Thank you for your cooperation, the blogs and emails will pick up as we get closer; it takes a village!

With Gratitude, Kristen

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

THE MISSING WEEK

Good Morning One and All -


We are almost to April, can you even believe it?

Next week's schedule is up on the calendar, for the most part it looks like all cast, or most cast but I do specify scenes and if your child isn't in them then they do not have rehearsal on those days. We have rehearsal every day next week until 5PM (if they are supposed to be there). They should see me with questions.

I have sent out with tech crew and with cast both the ticket order forms and the t-shirt orders.

The tickets orders will be numbered in the order I receive them and collected by the day in the envelopes I have here. Make sure we can easily read your name and your child's name...

Thank you in advance for all your support, we are cruising into the final month of production, things are about to take flight! ;)

Be well, and look for lots of coming updates!

Thanks so much, Kristen

Monday, March 26, 2018

Reminders

GOOD MORNING one and all -

I just wanted to clarify and reminder a couple things to kick off the week, there are THREE all cast rehearsals (specified on the calendar this week, Today, Tomorrow and Thursday.

Wednesday's rehearsal has been changed and is just Marion and Harold and understudies.

Friday is a day off for Holy Week (read: I have a church obligation).

Also, please note that tomorrow I am out of school for the day for a family obligation, my father is being honored in the state of NH for his work with Human Resources, you may have seen an article in the Valley News about him over the weekend. My absence out of the classroom does not equal missing rehearsal, I will be back in time to still run rehearsal. I just didn't want mixed information or confusion from the kids when I wasn't here in school during the day.

LOOK FOR: Tshirt order forms (still trying to send them out) and also, ticket order forms will be going home for the cast members soon, these will be for the cast and crew for their families to get the best seats possible before we open sales to the public.


Many thanks for your continued support, Kristen

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

So ends another week...

Well I feel it's safe to say the week ended well, working on Iowa Stubborn today I was reminded of the last time I did this, it's always a process but man when they start to click, AWESOME!

Reminder that the next two days are off since we have a half day tomorrow and an in-service scheduled Friday, so the kids are not in school.

Next week's schedule is slightly different because of scheduling snafu for a team fundraising activity scheduled for Wednesday.

Next week's schedule is as follows:

Monday - Iowa Stubborn 3:00PM - 5:00PM - ALL Cast no Harold Hill

Tuesday - TROUBLE - 3:00PM - 5:00PM - ALL CAST including Harold Hill, excluding, Mrs. Paroo, Winthrop, and Marion Paroo, School board members, Mayor, Mrs. Shinn, Zaneeta, and Gracie Shinn, Amaryllis, Marcellus and Ethel, Named pick-a-little ladies everyone else come ready to work!

Wednesday - Harold and Marion and their understudies, scene work. - 3:00PM - 4:30PM (this is a change from the original schedule)

Thursday - TROUBLE - 3:00PM - 5:00PM - ALL CAST including Harold Hill, excluding, Mrs. Paroo, Winthrop, and Marion Paroo, School board members, Mayor, Mrs. Shinn, Zaneeta, and Gracie Shinn, Amaryllis, Marcellus and Ethel, Named pick-a-little ladies everyone else come ready to work!

Friday - NO REHEARSAL!

The following week, the week of April 2nd is not a typo or an oversight that was unintentional, I believe I will be working scenes, in order and it will be up to your child to know whether they are in the scene or not? That update will come next week toward the middle of the week, stay tuned.

You should have received a tshirt order form at home by now and if not I will attach it to this page so that you can print it out and order for your child. If you child is a stage crew member I will email the order form home. Those orders must be in by March 30th.

I think that is all this week. Thank you for your continued attention to the schedule, and letting me know when your child has to miss rehearsals, hopefully we can move beyond all the sickness and focus on making a really wonderful show.

I appreciate you all so much,

Kristen Chapman

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

ALL CAST TOMORROW 3/21

Just a reminder that tomorrow's rehearsal is all cast for the opening number Iowa Stubborn!

Also, there was a paper form that went home last week for t-shirt orders, the bottom of the page said to return the sheet to Ms. Chapman "March 3th" If you haven't surmised there was a zero that was dropped, it should have read the 30th of March.

The checks should be made out to HMMS and the memo should say name of cast member and tshirt.

Thank you for your attention to the schedule and the details of everything, things are starting to take shape, it's all very exciting!

Have a great afternoon, Kristen Chapman

Thursday, March 15, 2018

PLEASE CHECK THE SCHEDULE THE SNOW DAY ALTERED TODAY AND TOMORROW!

QUICK CHECK IN:

TODAY'S REHEARSAL IS 3-5 ALL CAST EXCEPT, MAYOR SHINN, MRS. SHINN, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND THEIR WIVES, AND MARION PAROO


TOMORROW'S REHEARSAL WILL REMAIN ALL CAST 3-5 (THE SNOW DAY MADE THIS A NECESSARY CHANGE) THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION TO THIS AND YOUR FLEXIBILITY!

Have a wonderful rest of your day!

Kristen Chapman

Friday, March 9, 2018

SNOW DAYS AND REHEARSALS



Sometimes those unplanned days off can be so productive other times it really puts a wrench in the works, my apologies for the inconvenience and lack of rehearsals already at the end of the first week of March, not much we can do for SNOW DAYS thrown into the mix...

ONWARD!

Today's rehearsal is for Marion, her understudy and Harold and his understudy only from 3-4:30PM here at the middle school.

Next week is a big dance rehearsal week.

M - W is ALL CAST Dance rehearsal for Shippoopi 3-5PM and then on TH and FR from 3-5 the whole cast MINUS - Marion, Olin, Oliver, Ewart, Jacey and Mayor and Mrs Shinn are expected (understudies for the parts excused should plan to attend these rehearsals).

Enjoy your weekend! Looking forward to making great progress on two large scenes in the coming week.

Reminder that 7-12th grade is responsible for being back at the high school for 6:30PM on Tuesday because of Concert Grande evening. I know this makes things tight for all involved but this is when our choreographer is in town so hopefully everyone will make do.

Thank you in advance for your patience and dedication to a great production.

With kindest regards, Kristen Chapman