Tech & Dress Rehearsal:
Oct. 18, 4:30-7:30, Oct. 22, 4:30-7:30, Oct. 24, 4:30-7:30, Oct. 25th 4:30-7:30
Oct. 26, 5:30, 7:30
Oct.27, 5:30, 7:30
We want to thank you for your patience and support these last few weeks. We are proud of the cast for tackling this show in such a short amount of time with the number of students and several roles double cast! This is very difficult to do and they have worked so hard. We can’t wait for dress rehearsal tonight. Here are a few things to remember . . .
What to Wear:
All students will wear “basics” under their costumes. Students should come with these basics on (please wear some kind of coverup over basics, these are to be worn under clothing). Due to different costume needs, some students will need different basics. Please read carefully below to know what your student needs:
Aladdin: White tank top and fitted athletic shorts
Jasmine: Nude tank top with black biker shorts
Jafar: any color of under tee shirt (tee shirt will help with sweating) and biker shorts
Sultan: white under tee shirt with short sleeves and fitted athletic shorts
Iago: black long sleeved shirt with fitted biker or athletic shorts
Genie: white tee shirt with short sleeves (not tank)
Abu: white tee shirt and fitted athletic shorts
Princess attendants and “belly dancers”: Nude tank tops and black biker shorts
Guards: black tank top (white if they don’t have one)
Agrabahns/Townspeople: white tank top and black biker shorts
**Please do not stress too much about under clothing. We realize that this information is coming to you at the eleventh hour. It took us longer than expected to get everyone costumed. Please try to have your child wear what is listed above. If you do not have and cannot get exactly that, try to wear something close to white or black tee shirt or tank top and fitted biker or athletic shorts.
All students need jazz shoes. Black or tan will work fine. Students should wear no-show socks if they want socks.
Hair and Makeup:
**Please wash hair and shower on show days** WEAR DEODERANT
Girls: You can choose between wearing your hair pulled back into a french braid or pulled half up with hair curled. No pony tails as they slip out and become messy during costume changes and dancing.
Makeup: Basic stage makeup-light powder, blush, and light mascara
Boys: Please have hair combed and styled AND WASHED
Cast Photos: Cast photos will be taken tonight and made available for purchase digitally.
Tickets are sold primarily through our website. Encourage your friends and family to purchase tickets ahead of time! If the show is not sold out, we will also sell tickets at the door. www.sparktx.org/aladdin-2018tickets
Each parent is given 2 free tickets to be used at any of the shows. The password for these free tickets is:
Good afternoon! Only three short weeks until our tech rehearsal! The first half of the process of putting together a production is the hardest on the kids. It requires a lot of patience as we work through parts and everyone is learning their blocking and choreography. This has been an incredibly short semester so the pressure has really been on. We want to encourage any students who are feeling frustrated to HANG IN THERE! We are almost to the really fun part! We will begin trying on costumes this week in preparation for our show! Students will also begin rehearsing on stage with props and set pieces next week. Please practice with your children at home. If they have lines to memorize they really need to be “off book” by this week. Listening to their music in the car is a great way for them to memorize their songs. Please help your kids by playing their music as much as possible. If the students can come prepared for rehearsals, the practices will be so much more fun and rewarding. We want to remind you how important attendance is. We cover so much material each week. Please review the dates above and plan to be at every tech rehearsal and show. We cannot stress this enough. We want all of the kids to feel confident on stage. Thank you for everything you do for your kids. We are so fortunate to get to spend each week with them! We will also be posting tickets by the end of this week! Yay!
Tuition is due. Automatic payments will be charged on the 5th. Please be sure that your payment information is up to date.
Practice lines and music at home with your kids. This is easily done in the car running to and from activities. Students need to be off book by next week.
HANG IN THERE - we are almost to the really fun stuff! Hard work = an amazing reward!
Attendance is very important. Please plan ahead and clear your calendars for tech rehearsals and shows,
Aladdin KIDS Thursday evening cast
Hello! We are SO excited for this cast. It is certain to be a great time. There are several (20+) parts that will be assigned during rehearsal process based on classroom conduct, willingness, and capabilities. We double cast several roles. This means that students will have the opportunity to perform their double cast role in two shows, and the other two they will be supporting the ensemble. Each student WILL BE IN ALL FOUR SHOWS. This is a really big production and the ensemble is a HUGE and important part of the show. There are so many chances for each student to shine on stage and we look forward to helping them do just that!
Lamp Salesman: Finley Persons / Katelyn Archinega
Aladdin: Jared Nix / Grant Tullus
Jasmine: Shannon Dworacazk / Bailey Beard
Jafar: Mia Heger / Ashley He
Sultan: Adam Fugate
Iago: Catherine Mauricio / Judah Hill
Genie: Ella Harmann / Bhawyanjani Singh
Avis: Kiara Anderson / Jacen Nix
Abu: Avrial Vo / Ren Hegar
Most of the roles will come from the ensemble. There are over twenty featured solos and roles that will be cast from the ensemble as the rehearsal process begins. These featured parts are NOT double cast and each student will perform the same parts in all four shows.
Ensemble: Rachel Anderson, James Archinega, Annabel Baker, Miles Beard, Mackenzie Bergeron, Sariah Brown, Anderson Caldwell, Troy Cardon, Aubrey Dworacazk, Dayle Fast, Ezra Galvez, Avery Grumbles, Brya Hegar, Amelia Hurt, Charlotte Lopez, Chloe Lorenz, Ava Mancuso, Makenna Nicole, London Terrell, NIcholas Vieira, Sophia Zaghbour