Friday, December 19, 2008

Cast List!

Hi everyone!
Earlier today I posted the cast list.  It is on the stage door of the high school.  Please initial next to your name to acknowledge your acceptance of the part to which you are assigned.  A few words on auditions and the cast list...
On Auditions:
Congratulations to everyone for being so well prepared for auditions! In the past seven years, I have seen many, many students audition for parts.  It was really great to watch almost everyone go up on stage memorized, you have put a lot of effort and care into getting your audition ready.  What was especially heartwarming was to see how supportive you were for each other.  Everyone auditioned in front of an audience of their peers who listened, cared and cheered for them.  This is certainly a good sign of things to come.  Congratulations to those of you who had "break-out" auditions (some of you even surprised yourselves, I'm sure).  To those of you who felt you weren't at your best, please do not give up - the only way to get better at performing is to keep doing it.
On the Cast list:
Creating a cast list is like putting together a big puzzle.  As usual, there were some difficult decisions that had to be made, but I am confident that we have put everyone in the best place, given the limitations of the script.  Of course there are always more qualified actors than there are parts, this show is no exception; in fact, this show is more difficult than shows past, due to the relatively small amount of sub-leads.  Any student with a named character should be very proud of themselves.  Each and every student in the ensemble should also be proud of themselves, for being a part of (what is shaping up to be) the best ensemble in (at least) my history at Mineola.  Don't ever forget that each person's voice is tremendously valuable to our show.
As I have explained in the past, please feel free to ask for feedback about your audition.
Full cast read/sing through on Monday after school!  I can't wait to start working on this show with all of you.

Find the cast list posted to the right.

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