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Alice in Wonderland Saturday Cast

Contact Info:

Phone: 281-516-8382

Email: inspire@sparktx.org

Executive Director: Nicole Carter

Office Manager: Summer Humphries

Director: Miss Amanda

Choreographer: Miss Victoria

Student Intern: Jade Rosilez

Important Dates:

March 16th: Closed for Spring Break

April 20th : WE WILL BE HAVING REHEARSAL (Easter)

Extended and Tech Rehearsals:

April 13th: 10am-3:00pm Tech Rehearsal

April 22nd: 4:30-8:30pm Mandatory Tech/Dress Rehearsal

April 24th: 4:30-8:30pm Dress Rehearsal

Shows:

April 25th: 7:00pm

April 26th: 7:00pm

April 27th: 11:00am and 1:00pm


TECH WEEK INFORMATION

This is all the information that you will need for tech week. Please read to the very end. If you have any questions, you can contact Beth Vermillion (volunteer cast mom) bethanycr@gmail.com.

HAIR AND MAKEUP:

**Please wash hair and shower on dress rehearsal and ALL show days. EVERY CAST MEMBER SHOULD WEAR DEODORANT! This helps cut down on body odor and keeps Sparks costumes fresher.**

Girls: You can choose between wearing your hair pulled back into a single french braid, hair pulled back in a low bun or in a 1910 inspired hairstyle. I have included a video for instruction. Hair must be away from the face so your face will show well to the audience. If interested in learning how to do the vintage style hair, please visit.. https://youtu.be/SkTGAdQYYRY

Makeup: Wear basic stage makeup (light foundation/powder, blush, and light mascara)

Boys: Please have hair WASHED, combed and styled. No makeup necessary.

WHAT ARE BASICS?

Basics are what the students will wear under their costumes.

Girls: Black leggings, nude cami or tank, and also a long-sleeved black shirt. Black jazz shoes

Boys: White t-shirt, black long sleeved shirt and black joggers or Athletic pants (black dress pants also work). These can be found at Walmart. Black jazz shoes.

DRESS REHEARSAL:

Cast must attend dress rehearsal on Wednesday, April 24th at 4:30pm, wearing their basics (wear additional clothes as cover-ups) and have hair and makeup done.

CALL TIME/SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR SHOWS:

Cast is asked to come at the following times before each show-

Thursday, April 25th- 4:30pm

Friday, April 26th-TBD

Saturday, April 27th- TBD

THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE, SO PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE SIGNED UP TO RECEIVE TEXTS FROM THE REMIND APP.

Special Instructions for Show Days

On Thursday and Friday: Please feed your cast members BEFORE arriving.

On Thursday and Friday: Please plan on dropping them off, then returning for the show.

On Saturday: Eat an early lunch BEFORE coming to the theater. In between the 2 shows, the cast will remain in costume and should bring a non messy snack.

In order to give the cast a few minutes of quiet rest time in between the 2 Saturday shows, parents and siblings are asked to leave in between the 2 shows.

PICTURES FOR SHOW:

This Alice cast will have a professional photographer taking pictures of the cast on stage during the dress rehearsal. All digital show pictures will be available for purchase for $25. Pre-Orders include an individual image of your child in costume. If you do not order through the Pre-Order, your child will not have his/her picture taken individually. Pre-Orders are due by Wednesday, April 24th at noon. Pictures will be available for download two weeks after the show and a link to download will be emailed to those that have ordered.

Order here: https://bethvphotography.bigcartel.com/product/alice-in-wonderland-pictures-pre-order

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

In order for the show to run smoothly, we need your help! We have created a Sign-Up Genius account. It is set up by day and the opportunities are listed below the date. Please follow the link and find an available position.

Thank you for all your help!

If you are able to help in these positions, please sign up-

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4baead2ea7ff2-alice

CANDY GRAMS:

We are collecting candy for our candy/show grams fundraiser. All candy has already been purchased by a volunteer. We are asking that each family send $5 to help cover the cost to Beth Vermillion. Venmo: @beth-vermillion or PayPal (please send friends/family) bethanycr@gmail.com

CAST PARTY:

The cast party will be Friday, after the show, at Spark, after our audience has left and the cast has changed back into their normal clothes. It will last approximately 30 mins.

Students can sign each other’s programs and enjoy relaxing and celebrating together!

The following is needed for our cast party:

We must receive $5 per child in order to participate. This will be used to purchase the pizza, cookies, plates/napkins, and drinks that will be provided. This $5 can be sent to Beth Vermillion. Venmo: @beth-vermillion or PayPal (please send friends/family) bethanycr@gmail.com

TICKET SALES:

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.

PARENT TICKETS

Each parent is given 2 free tickets, per student, to be used at any of the shows. The password for these free tickets is: MADHATTER

http://www.sparktx.org/alice-in-wonderland-tickets

Thank you for an amazing season! This has been such a fun group! You are going to love the show!

UPDATES:

April 13th Rehearsal Notes:

Hello all, 

We had a very productive rehearsal this week! It was a long one but the actors hung in there and did some great work. There will be no more calling "line" in rehearsals. We only have one more rehearsal before we add costumes to the mix so we need everyone to be 100% memorized (and please pay special attention to group lines this week). 

We WILL HAVE REHEARSAL Saturday April 20th at our normal time 10-1!! I'll see you all there! 

Mrs. Amanda 

April 6th Rehearsal Notes:

Hello all, 

This week we worked through and cleaned all of our choreography. As we're nearing the end, it is vital that at-home rehearsals increase so our actors will be ready when it comes time to perform. Please encourage your actors to review their lines, sing along with the music tracks, and review the choreography videos. 


NEXT SATURDAY is our tech rehearsal from 10-3pm. All actors need to bring the following: 

  • Their scripts and a pencil 

  • Close-toed shoes 

  • Lunch, snacks, and a water bottle

It's going to be a long day and the better prepared they are the easier it will be!

Thank you. GO TEAM ALICE!! 


March 30th Notes:

Hello, 

Great work this week!

We FINISHED blocking the whole show. Thank you all for your hard work. Keep it up!

FOR NEXT WEEK all lines, lyrics, and choreography must be memorized! Here's the link to our videos on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ9M6lAWs5vpUU6_djvRzA-PtSMhpwj2z 

We will be going a full run off the show next Saturday!!

GO TEAM ALICE!

March 23rd Rehearsal Notes:

Great work this week, team! We worked on pages 45-66 which included "Unbirthday", "Painting the Roses Red", and "Simon Says"! I was very impressed with everyone's focus today. Let's keep it up as we enter the final few weeks of rehearsal! 


FOR NEXT WEEK, please review ALL your blocking, memorize ALL your lines, and learn the music for "Whooo Are Youuu?", "Finale", and "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah Bows". 


Remember: if you miss rehearsal, please catch up on what you missed via this page, and review/learn the choreography you missed. 


I apologize, there was a problem with the "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah" video on our YouTube playlist. It should be working now! 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ9M6lAWs5vpUU6_djvRzA-PtSMhpwj2z

Thank you!! GO TEAM ALICE! 

March 10th:

THIS WEEK we learned "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah" and blocked pages 39-41. We then ran the show from page 1-47. The actors did a good job for our first time stringing these scenes together. They know what needs to be worked on and what they need to do to be better for our next rehearsal. 

The "Zip-a-dee" choreography, in addition to all our other choreography videos can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ9M6lAWs5vpUU6_djvRzA-PtSMhpwj2z

NO REHEARSAL NEXT SATURDAY (3/16). Spark is closed for spring break. Actors, review everything we've done and look forward to the rest of the show. We only have a few weeks of rehearsal left so everyone needs to step up their at-home rehearsals. Thank you for all of the hard work. GO TEAM ALICE! 


Ms. Amanda 

March 2nd:

Hello all, 

Great work this week! We got quite a bit done. We learned the choreography for "Painting the Roses Red",  blocked pages 17-20 (doorknob scene), the "I'm Late Reprise" on page 26, we adjusted the blocking on pages 33-35 to fit our set, and we began blocking pages 54-61. Don't forget to write down your blocking from today! 

Here's the link to our playlist. Please review ALL numbers!! 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ9M6lAWs5vpUU6_djvRzA-PtSMhpwj2z

FOR NEXT SATURDAY: review the "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah" and "Unbirthday" music, and memorize all lines from page 1-50. We are going to try to run the first half of the show next week!!! Very exciting! 

Thank you again for all of your hard work. Don't forget to come to rehearsal focused and with a good attitude. See you next week! GO TEAM ALICE! 

Ms. Amanda 

February 23rd:

Hello all!

Good work today! We got quite a bit done. We finished choreographing "Very Good Advice", reviewed "Ocean of tears/Caucus Race" and "How D'ye Do", we learned "Golden Afternoon", and we blocked the first Tweedle scene all the way through "Golden Afternoon". All of these songs and lines need to be MEMORIZED Q by next week! 

Attached is the YouTube link for our Alice in Wonderland playlist with the choreography videos from today! 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ9M6lAWs5vpUU6_djvRzA-PtSMhpwj2z

FOR NEXT WEEK the actors need to review all songs and choreography and look at ALL their lines. We're going to do quite a bit of blocking, including (possibly) the trial scene at the end of the show. 

Thank you for all your hard work! We're working hard to encourage all the actors to have positive attitudes at rehearsal so keep it up for next week! GO TEAM ALICE! 

Ms. Amanda


February 16th Rehearsal Notes:

Hello all! 

We had a very productive rehearsal this week! We sang through all of the songs we've worked on thus far and learned two new numbers: "Ocean of Tears/Caucus Race" and "The Golden Afternoon", we learned choreography for "Ocean of Tears/Caucus Race" and "How D'ye Do and Shake Hands", and we ended rehearsal by running the ten minutes of the show. 

The following SONGS and CHOREOGRAPHY need to be memorized by next Saturday: 

"Dodgsonland Parts 1 & 2" 

"I'm Late" 

"Very Good Advice"

"How D'ye Do and Shake Hands" 

"Ocean of Tears/Caucus Race" 


NEXT SATURDAY we will move on to learning choreography for "The Golden Afternoon" and the music and choreography for "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah". 


ALL ACTORS, be memorizing your lines!! Below is a link to our YouTube playlist that contains all our choreography videos. Practice every day!! Practice, practice, practice!! 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ9M6lAWs5vpUU6_djvRzA-PtSMhpwj2z






Thank you!

February 9th Rehearsal Notes:

Hello all! 

We had a great rehearsal this week! We were missing quite a few cast members but we still did some great work. We worked on "Dodgsonland" and "I'm Late" we blocked a few scenes and began learning "Very Good Advice" (see video). 

FOR THE NEXT REHEARSAL all actors need to learn "Ocean of Tears" and "Caucus Race". We'll begin working on this choreography on Saturday so is very important that everyone be very familiar with the songs! 

At this point all actors should have everything we've done up to this point memorized. This includes the scenes we've blocked, songs, and choreography we've learned together. 

I was very pleased with everyone's work yesterday! Keep it up. GO TEAM ALICE! 

Ms. Amanda 



February 2nd Rehearsal Notes

We had a very productive rehearsal this week! We began by cleaning up the "Dodgsonland Part 1" and "Part 2" choreography,  blocking the scene that directly follows that number, and then we choreographed "I'm Late." 

THIS WEEK please watch these videos and rehearse rehearse rehearse!!! 

FOR NEXT SATURDAY, memorize the lyrics for "Dodgsonland", "I'm Late", and "Very Good Advice." Each actor should also be memorizing their lines! 

We had some problems with being disrespectful during rehearsal and talking while Mrs. Amanda and Ms. Victoria were talking. This is the advanced group of actors and we expect them to behave as such. I'm so excited to be working with you all and I hope next week we can come to rehearsal with a positive attitude, focused,  and ready to work! 

Thank you all! GO TEAM ALICE! 

Mrs. Amanda 

January 26th REHEARSAL Notes

Hello parents, 

Today in rehearsal we learned the music for "Dodgsonland Part 1" and "Part 2" and finished choreographing the number. The actors were absolute troopers and we got through a lot of material today! 

For next week (Feb. 2) the kiddos need to review their parts (music) for "Dodgsonland" and watch the choreography video (attached). We are going the block SCENE 1, learn the vocals for "I'm Late", and block pages 13-14. Please have your actors practice "Dodgsonland" (vocals and choreo) and "I'm Late" and continue to familiarize themselves with the rest of the songs in the show which can be found here on our Spark page. Thank you, and I'm very excited to be working with your kids!

-Ms. Amanda

 
 


January 23rd

Don’t miss out on ordering your Spring Show T-shirt! The kids love wearing these shirts long after the show is over! Great memories! Please click on the “Order Here” button below to reserve your shirt today! We would like orders to be in by March 9th.

 
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Congratulations and welcome to Spark’s production of Alice in Wonderland. We are so excited to get started this semester. We appreciate your patience with the casting process. It is a high priority for us that our students learn and grow, gain confidence, build friendships, and fall in love with the arts! Miss Amanda and Miss Victoria have put a lot of thought into her casting choices. Please know that each character is important! Alice in Wonderland is a heavy ensemble show. Students who make up the ensemble will be singing, dancing, and participating throughout the show. In several instances, the ensemble characters are on stage more than the leads. It’s going to be a fantastic show!

Alice in Wonderland Cast List

Alice/Tall Alice- EmmaKate Farlow

Small Alice- Eden Miller

Mathilda- Mia Tucker

Cheshire Cat 1- Kaylin Sherwood

Cheshire Cat 2- Storey Vermillion

Cheshire Cat 3- Kendall Miller

White Rabbit- Joshua Adams

Doorknob- Mackenzie Bergeron

Dodo Bird- Hugo Arzac

Tweedle Dee- Rowan Oakley

Tweedle Dum- Adam Carter

Rose- Sami Buswell

Petunia- Breezy Bowen

Daisy- Abigail Judd

Lily- Maya Walters

Violet- Emma Vitulli

Caterpillar- Claire Carter

Mad Hatter- Lathan Smith

March Hare- Ryan Smith

Ace of Spades- Carley Kimball

Two of Clubs- Millie Crawford

Three of Diamonds- Grace Nagy

Four of Hearts- Bhawyanjani Singh

King of Hearts- Alex Talkington

Queen of Hearts- Caylin McClellan



Park Kids- Full Cast

Wonderland Characters- Full Cast

Sea Creatures- Mia Garcia, Hanna Ferguson, Kahlil Hayden, Abigail Judd, Sami Buswell,

Breezy Bowen, Maya Walters, Emma Vitulli, Millie Crawford, Lathan Smith, Ryan

Smith, Carley Kimball, Mia Tucker, Grace Nagy, Bhawyanjani Singh, Alex

Talkington, Caylin McClellan, Mackenzie Bergeron



Flowers- Mia Garcia, Hanna Ferguson, Abigail Judd, Carley Kimball, Millie Crawford,

Grace Nagy, Bhawyanjani Singh, Caylin McClellan, Mackenzie Bergeron



Party Guests- Mia Garcia, Hanna Ferguson, Kahlil Hayden, Abigail Judd, Sami Buswell,

Breezy Bowen, Maya Walters, Emma Vitulli, Millie Crawford, Carley Kimball, Mia

Tucker, Grace Nagy, Bhawyanjani Singh, Alex Talkington, Caylin McClellan,

Mackenzie Bergeron


Royal Cards- Mia Garcia, Hanna Ferguson, Kahlil Hayden,Mackenzie Bergeron

Here is everything you need to know. . .


When: Class starts Saturday, Jan. 19th from 10-1


Where: Classes will be held at Spark located at 21610 Highway 249, Houston, 77070. (Near 249 and Jones Road-we are in the same building as 24 hour Fitness on the back right side between Home Depot).


What to expect:

The first day of classes the kids will spend some time getting to know each other, receive their scripts, and do a read through of the show.

What to Bring:

  • Please bring a sack lunch, snack and water bottle labeled with your name. There are no drinking fountains at the studio. We will have water available to purchase for $1.00.

  • Please wear modest clothing that is comfortable to dance in. No short shorts or spaghetti strap tank tops. We comply with the Tomball ISD dress code.

  • We recommend that the kids wear black jazz shoes. They will wear these for the performance and throughout the rehearsal process. You can purchase them at Fancy Dancer, Academy, or Payless. *If you do not have these for the first day they can wear socks.

Tuition: Tuition is due. You can pay at the front desk with a check made out to Spark, or you may pay online.  You can pay in full or through a monthly payment plan.  Tuition is automatically drafted on the 5th of each month.  We will be drafting accounts for this month tomorrow after all of the enrollments are completed. To access your account, please LOGIN.

If you have not created an account, please create on HERE.

Parent Portal Instructions  (Press Ctrl and Click on Link)


Parent Meeting: We will be having a 30 min. mandatory parent meeting on Saturday, Jan. 26th at 12:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns. 281-516-8382

Tech and Show Schedule: Tech and Show Schedule: Now that we have cast the show, we will be setting the times for our technical rehearsal and show schedule the week of April 22nd-27th . We will let you know as soon as possible and will be updating this page.