Wednesday, May 3, 2017

updates updates updates

OMGoodness the excitement, or is that, the anxiety is tangible??? ONE WEEK FROM SHOW TIME!

Bear with me lots of information in this one:

Tickets will be available for will call 5-5:45PM Monday &Tuesday, next week at the high school in the main lobby. If you do not collect your tickets and double check for accuracy that day (making additions on these nights) you can collect your tickets one hour prior to show times 6PM box office will open for all shows.
$ for Parent Blurbs are due as soon as possible, please either send in cash or check (money to me) and memo: Parent Blurb.
Sarah Kendall, Barb Farnsworth and Lisa Arnold have been working with you all for concessions and for snack help! Thank you all for your willingness to contribute to the end of the production!
Leslie Rench, Rosemary Whitman, and Candice DeFelice, Sharleen Burnett, and Mena Kersey and a host of others have been participating for hours and hours into the evenings and through weekends to make the magic of costuming our large cast a reality! Thank you for your help everyone and a special thanks to these ladies that make every year a better year for their dedication to the end result.
The calendar and schedule for this Friday - Next weekend will be sent home in paper copy with the kids tomorrow for your fridge or whatever is best for your family. A preview attached.
I have three t-shirts still for purchase: 2 XL's and 1 XXL. cost for the shirts are 15.00 if you are interested.
Friday is our t-shirt wearing psych day and then next week we will wear our t's M - F (if they want) to help promote the show. Please help spread the word on social media. Our Ticket tab is up through midnight Monday the 8th. and tickets are available for purchase prior to each show at 6PM in the high school lobby! All publicity is good publicity, please help reach out to the community we love to play to a FULL HOUSE!
Speaking of which I double checked and the Valley Calendar has us listed. WOOT! It's getting real!
While there is still lots to accomplish I wanted to be sure to thank you all for all you have done to make this year possible!!!
Sincerely YOURS IN SONG, Kristen Chapman

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Houston we have lift off!

The ticket tab is the second tab on the blogspot page now!

YAY! Thank you Lisa Thompson for figuring this out with me! YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR!

Remember in order to complete the whole form there is an independent scroll bar to the right of the box the form is in. You need to fill the form separately for each performance, and select zero for the other nights. There is no way around that (yet) they improve yearly!

Thanks everyone, it's getting real now!


One step closer...

The tickets tab is back!  Now to load the page and we'll be cooking with gas, thanks again for your support and patience!

The excitement continues, Kristen

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Can this be???

We are two weeks?!!!  Can that be right?!  Away from Matinees and our run to the finish.

I am working on getting the program done today before sending it to be printed.  I have a special request for you all, if you want, for the bargain price of $10.00 to have you or other loved ones add words of kindness and love for your child(ren) in the program you can do just that!  This 10.00 fee helps to defray printing costs, but it is fun for the kids to look through the program see a special note to them and makes the program even better as a souvenir.  DO NOT REPLY ALL FOR THESE SPECIAL NOTES, instead, please email directly with PROGRAM MESSAGE in the subject line so I can keep them together for the program.

The deadline for these notes is Saturday April 29th.  I apologize for the turn around being so quick, but with a late April break, and a shorter turn to production, it has to be...The $ can come later, but if you could mark that it pays for the memo in the program that would be a huge help!

Posters will be coming home today, if you have a location you can for sure post, please let me know so that I can be sure to get your child extra posters to hang around town.  The ticket sales will be open to the public this evening!

Also, Friday everyone that has a Shrek t shirt please wear it to help spread the word, it is our first "psych day" for the play.  YAY!  We have a few shirts still available for purchase, mostly mediums and a couple larger sizes, if your child wants a shirt they are $15.00 and checks (all checks for anything really) should be made out to HMMS please and thank you.

I have to say that as crazy as things have been and the set not being entirely complete, and even with the many hours our costume Queen Leslie Rench and team have worked on costumes, there is still much to do between now and finish; but the kids have been great, patient and kind and hardworking all things that give me faith we will get there.  The magic of theater after all!  

Thank you in advance for your kind donations of food help, food, snacks, and goodies, and time for concessions and TIME alone, in the coming weeks.

I will need help with hair and make up for this production.  Next week on Wednesday I would like to meet with those interested from 6-7PM at the high school to talk about the needs of our group, again if you are interested please email me directly!

Next week's rehearsals for the kids will be going until 5:30PM.  Because of the short time left to production that extra time will be extremely helpful to us.  Some children may be asked to stay after that time for fitting costumes, we will try to offer a days notice at least.

Friday's schedule next week through our production will be a paper schedule sent home next Thursday evening please keep an eye out.

I (think) that is it for now.  In the meantime, thank you all for your patience and support.  I can't believe we are here already, every year I am in awe of how fast we arrive at this point.

Onward, to the final curtain!

I can't wait...and yet... 😉

More soon, Kristen Chapman

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


Shrek - ALL set

Donkey - ALL set

Dragon, Fiona, little Fiona, and Teen Fiona, and Female fairytale characters and dance corps (NOT PIGS or PINOCCHIO OR GINGY, RED RIDING HOOD) these: 

IN BLACK please.


PIGS and PINOCCHIO, Donkey and GINGY will wear converse most likely.

Little red  and little Fiona should get these:

If cost is a hardship or you have questions please email me directly, thank you, Kristen Chapman

Monday, April 3, 2017

UPDATE 4/3/17

Good Morning  - 

Well here we are the start of (GULP) quarter 4 of the 2016-2017 school year, and two weeks from April break and the big set construction.  I am excited and a little anxious at this time of year wondering how we'll fit it all in.  However, it never ceases to amaze that through the magic of theater and some wonderfully dedicated friends, and of course all of you, we will indeed get there.  

I updated the schedule last evening on the calendar to reflect my hopes for this week's rehearsals.  Today and Friday are ALL CAST, Tuesday - Thursday are specific sets, Tuesday and Wednesday is a dance rehearsal with (MOST OF THE ENSEMBLE cast and Dragon, Shrek, Donkey, and Farquaad and Captain of the Guards, as well as NAMED fairy tale characters with lines have those two days off).  Thursday will be a Lead and understudy rehearsal ONLY!  Singing and blocking some of their bigger pieces and Friday is ALL CAST TO BEGIN attempts at running through the show before we get to the high school following break.  If all of this was gibberish to you, please check the calendar and if you still have questions please reach out via email and I will do my best to answer your questions.  I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the kids thus far.  It's a dedicated and talented cast.

To my crew member parents, your children will come into the works following break.  Stay tuned!

I will be sending out a shoe selection (and link) tonight for you and your child.  There's still plenty of time to purchase these so no worries, but I will make every effort to get that detailed list out to you all and on the website before midnight tonight.

There are some groups of helpers that will be called upon in the coming weeks, so please check your email and also, if you intend to help and haven't heard from anyone, myself or Leslie, then please make sure to reach out to me and let me know your interest. 

Sincerely, Kristen

Friday, March 31, 2017

Musical practice today 3/31/17 is cancelled