Saturday, February 21, 2009

Next Week Rehearsals...

The week of February 23rd will be an important week for us!
Monday - Full Cast
Tuesday - Full Cast Music
Wednesday - Full Cast
Thursday - Full Cast
Friday - Full Cast

This is the week where I hope to catch up those people who have been missing - with our show 5 weeks away, your attendance at our rehearsals is critical.

Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Rehearsals over vacation!

Happy Valentines day everybody!

Please be aware we will be having a rehearsal on Tuesday over vacation. I have it scheduled from 12:30-4:00. I believe we will be able to get a lot done, even if people are missing.
I also plan on having anyone interested come in on Wednesday same time to work on some crew stuff.
Please let me know if you can't be there.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I'm totally impressed with how well everyone did today with ACT I.
I guess more than impressed - I'm proud that so many of you have taken such initiative and care in beginning the process of developing your characters.
Get ready for a big month of February! Next week's meeting on Wednesday is tentative.. I'll update in a future post.
Please make sure to support the Middle School Show by going to see it this wekeend!
SATURDAY 2:30, 7:30
Rebecca and Sera (Eponine and Cosette from last year's Les Mis) are members of the show, as is Matt (who, to me isn't Matt, though he is eternally Gavroche). Mr. Deluca has done a great job with the cast and crew and they would love a full house!
Also, feel free to comment below, on your thoughts of the Middle School show, or anything else that's appropriate.

Chipping in

A special thanks goes to the Adams family for kicking our chipin off with our first donation. As you can see (to the right), as of this writing we are up to $205.00 on the Chipin. Off-line contributions are in the neighborhood of $200.00, and the advertisements are coming in for our showbill.
This is great - this money goes right to our kids and this will help us to really let the show shine.
7 or so weeks left till show time!

Good news for wireless!

Good news (for this school year!!)
I guess when put up for a final vote, congress decided to actually DELAY the transition to DTV. For us that means the 700mhz band remains free and open to use (which is great, cause in 11501 it is wide open, and will give us more mic options).
In other microphone news, after a chat with Sennheiser (our wireless mic company) they gave me some new frequencies to use for the 500/600mhz range and we are in good shape with those, as proven by the dress rehearsals at the Middle School production earlier today and yesterday.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Volunteers to help?

Just a brief reminder, that if any parent is interested in helping, and is available tonight, I would love to meet for a brief 30 minutes to talk about what assistance you may be able to offer.
We will meet at 7:00 (30 minutes prior to music parents start)

Initial thoughts -
refreshments/candy grams
Fundraising help (T-Shirts, etc)
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Please let me know if you are unable to attend this evening, but would like to assist.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Alumni things...

I love to hear when alumni are doing well... I also love when they come around to visit! Recently Alex Eisen (a.k.a. Marius '08) came around to let us know about his upcoming performance of Cabaret at Five Towns College. The show goes up April 22-24th at 7:30pm, April 25th at 2:00pm, and 7:30pm and April 26th at 2pm. Tickets will be $15. Let me know if you plan on going, I am, and I'm sure it's going to be great. Any other alumni (or current student for that matter) doing outside work should comment below, or write me an email and we'll come check out what you're doing!

p.s. Cabaret, by the way, is the first stage production I ever saw. I was in fifth grade at Meadow Drive and saw the preview, and went to see the show that weekend at Mineola High School. (1990, I believe.)

Rehearsals and other info...

Hi Everyone,

Due to the Middle School Musical this week, and their need for sound help, I’ll be there a lot.
SO here is what’s up…

TODAY IS OFF BOOK DAY FOR ACT I (wow that came fast…) and there is no rehearsal.. so spend 2 hours working on your lines.

TUESDAY 2/3: RIGHT AFTER SCHOOL until 4:00. Act I Scene 10, Speaking parts only… Be Memorized
WEDNESDAY 2/4: Mrs. Messina Solo/small group stuff
FRIDAY: 2/6: Go see Middle School Drama
SATURDAY 2/7: Go See Middle School Drama
MONDAY 2/9 Full Cast Dance
WEDNESDAY 2/11 Full Cast Dance
THURSDAY 2/12 Full Cast Dance

WE WILL BE HAVING REHEARSAL OVER VACATION, Probably Monday Tuesday. For some dance and Act II Stuff.

Please turn in Who’s Who and boosters by Friday.
Please notice the attachments above.

ALSO.. There will be a brief parent meeting for anybody who is interested in helping out with our show this Wednesday, February 4th at 7:00. This is 30 minutes prior to the start of the music parents meeting. Anyone unable to attend, but interested in helping me should write me an email, or give a call (237-2575).