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Alice in Wonderland Thursday Homeschool





Important Dates:

March 14th: Closed for Spring Break

Tech Rehearsals:

April 18th: 10am-3pm Extended Rehearsal

April 23rd: 10am-2pm Mandatory Tech Rehearsal

April 24th: 9:30am -2pm Dress Rehearsal

Shows:

April 25th: 1:00pm

April 26th: 1:00pm

April 27th: 5:00pm and 7:30pm





ATTENTION: Parent Information

This is all the information that you will need for the next 2 weeks. Please read to the very end. If you have any questions, you can contact Jenn Schmidt, Katie Osborne or Sarah Stokes.

HAIR AND MAKEUP: UPDATED

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

Girls: Unless specified below: 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.

Matilda: low bun

Queen of Hearts: tight high bun

Flowers: half up, braided tail

Cheshire Cats: messy low bun

Cards: low buns

Alice: hair down, curls

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. These can be found at Walmart. Black jazz shoes.

DRESS REHEARSAL:

Cast must attend dress rehearsal on Wednesday, April 24th at 10am, 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- 11:00AM

Friday, April 26th- 11:00AM

Saturday, April 27th- 3:00PM

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 dinner BEFORE coming to the theater. In between the 2 shows, the cast will remain in costume and should bring a non messy snack.

Pizza will be served afterwards at the cast party (if a parent volunteers!;)

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.

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/409044dabab2fa5f85-alice

CANDY GRAMS:

We are collecting candy for our candy/show grams fundraiser. Each family is asked to donate 3-5 “movie theater” style boxes of candy (the ones in the cardboard boxes, usually sold for $1; any variety is fine!). You may give these to Jenn Schmidt.

CAST PARTY:

The cast party will be Saturday, after the last 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:

Pizza

Cupcakes

Juice boxes

plates/napkins

We are requesting a $5 donation from each family. This should cover the cost of food and supplies for the cast party, and also a small gift for the directors.

The sign up genius list includes the cast party volunteer spots. Please sign up if you are able-

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044dabab2fa5f85-alice

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 15th: Rehearsal Notes from Ms. D

Happy Monday Cast!

Fantastic rehearsal on Thursday. Very impressed with the run-through. Let’s keep up the good work and energy levels by going over our music and script.

Also make sure that on those high notes in the ensemble that you’re not afraid to sustain your phrases.

Please practice the opening song,  Caucus Race and DDD with the choreography at home.

Please be ready to go at 10 AM on Thursday!

See you then!

April 8th:


Hey there cast! We are so impressed with your hard work and amazing talent over the last few weeks!

We finally blocked the entire show and set curtain call on Thursday. We will run the entire show from the beginning on Thursday.

Please go over all videos for choreography. Know all lyrics and lines! No scripts in rehearsal!

We will have someone on book if you need to call line! Can’t wait for the first run through!

See you Thursday!


April 2nd:

Good afternoon cast! 

Please review all of the videos for the ensemble members and know the lyrics to all of the songs that are not solos. We will continue to block Painting the Roses Red through the Reprise of Unbirthday Song. Please know all of your lines so that we can block the scenes quickly.

Here is the YouTube link for all the videos. Our casts videos are labeled Thurs. Homeschool.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdNJM2HcV0ygpvVHXKIQPMg/videos?view_as=subscriber

March 27th

Hey there amazing cast!

Last Thursday was a fantastic rehearsal and Victoria and I appreciate your hard work and good manners! Thanks for being so professional.

This Thursday please be prepared to brush up from the beginning of the show. Please be off book for those songs and lines. We will go all the way up through Unbirthday song part 2. I may have the opportunity to fine-tune some of the scenes up to Unbirthday song.

Please be ready to move and work! Looking forward to Thursday!

March 19th:

Hey there amazing cast! I hope you had a fantastic spring break and are looking forward to getting back to fun! 

We will be reviewing the entire show and continue on past Zip a Dee Doo Dah with the dialogue leading up to The Unbirthday song Part One. Please be off script for those pages and songs! You have videos to review all of the choreography. Please know your choreography for each song and be ready to do a single thru.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me! Have a beautiful week!

MARCH 11TH:

Videos are up on YouTube for Golden Afternoon and Zip-A-Dee-Do-Da. Click on the link and it should take you to the YouTube Channel with all the videos.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdNJM2HcV0ygpvVHXKIQPMg/videos?view_as=subscriber

Remember, there is no rehearsal this week because Spark is closed for Spring Break. Enjoy! We will see you on March 21st!

March 5th:

Happy Tuesday Cast!

Victoria and I were so pleased with your progress!  On Thursday we are going to review How d’ye Do, Golden Afternoon and then block pages 39 through 40 and mark through Zip a Dee Doo dah.

Please look at your lines and have them memorized for this rehearsal! Also, review your songs! We appreciate all the hard work that you’re putting in! Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday!

February 25th: Rehearsal Notes

Happy Monday awesome cast! We had such a productive rehearsal on Thursday! No absences either! Victoria was able to complete caucus race and I was able to set How D’ya Do.

We still need to finish up the choreography on How D’ya Do reprise. We will block the door knob scene on Thursday as well, along with pages 33 through 37.

February 23rd:

February 18th:

Hey there cast! I missed you on Thursday! I know that everything went well and I’m super excited to see all of the hard work! We will be making a few tweaks and running from the beginning of the show and blocking through Ocean of Tears! Please be off song and script up to that point! See you on Thursday!

February 12th :

Hey cast! Here are three breakdowns for the harmonies for Very Good Advice; this is for the Wonderland characters.

Please note that the higher notes are for group one and the lower notes are for group two. If you did not rehearse this with me this past Thursday you are not in this number.

Thank you Karis for recording these harmonies! You are awesome!


February 11th: Rehearsal Notes from Gaby

Hey cast!

Last week we were able to finish “I’m Late” and run everything we’ve done, several times! We also got to go over, “Very good advice.”

(Girls are singing in “group 1,” and the boys are singing in “group 2”) Please write down all of your blocking and choreography, and continue to develop your characters and voices. Y’all rock!!

-Gaby

February 10th: Rehearsal Notes

Hey there amazing awesome Alice cast!

I am again impressed with your fortitude and focus on this past Thursday. Thank you for waiting when you were not performing and thank you for knowing your songs. We actually thought that you were singing with the vocals when you were actually singing with the accompaniment! And this is just the second rehearsal!

What does that mean? That means to keep up the good work! Please continue to review the music you already know and also know your lines from pages 17 - 29 and the lyrics and music for Ocean of Tears/Smallification 2 and Caucus Race.

See you on Thursday! Stay warm and then stay cool! The heat is coming!

Warmly,

Mrs. D

February 7th:

There are a few pages in the kids scripts that are very difficult to read. Attached are 4 pages that you can print out if needed.





February 3rd: Rehearsal Notes

Greetings Cast! Our second rehearsal went splendidly! First, let me say, that  I appreciate your focus and respect for me and Victoria as we move forward and backward to get things marked and blocked. You are all incredibly professional and we appreciate you! I attempted to videotape the opening number so you could rehearse at home, but I had technical issues. I will attempt to videotape it again this Thursday.

This past Thursday we finished marking Dodgsonland and began marking through I’m Late.  Our goal is to run very good advice and block through page 20.  Please be off book and score for those pages.  

You should receive rehearsal notes from Gaby as well! I hope you have a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Warmly,

Mrs D


January 31st:

We have all the music with the lyrics, there’s just no breakdown for harmony. These videos are harmony breakdowns for two groups. Your child should know which group they need to listen to. The song is Dodgsonland.

 

January 28th: Rehearsal Notes

 Happy Monday cast! We had a fantastic first rehearsal and I couldn’t be more pleased with everything!

On Thursday we had a complete readthrough and started blocking the opening number. On Thursday, January 31st, we will review what we have choreographed and move on to block pages 4 through 9. Please review your lines and be off book for those pages.  Please review Dodgsonland Part 1 & 2 and I’m Late. It will make rehearsal run much smoother if you know the words to the songs.  We will begin by reviewing the music after we run the opening number. After break we will block scene 1 and begin blocking I’m Late. Have a fantastic and productive week! Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday!

-Ms. Nicole


 

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 CAST!  You made this decision very difficult for me!  You are all amazing and I can't wait to get started on Thursday.  Please highlight your role and start memorizing your lines today!!!! Keep in mind that the ensemble in Alice is a large part of the show and that other parts may be added as we go along!

Alice in Wonderland Cast List

Cheshire Cat 1                    Makenna Stokes

Cheshire Cat 2                    Karis Hesketh

Cheshire Cat 3                    Avery Campbell

Mathilda                               Abby Wilson

Alice                                     Claire Schmidt

Tall Alice                              Dakota Rostant

Small Alice                          Claire Palermo

White Rabbit                        Jaxon Hill

Doorknob                             Kaylee Yow

Dodo Bird                            Joey Domuret

Rock Lobsters                     Wesley Irving, Neil Irving, Ian Helms, Gavin Fergusson, 

Tweedle Dum                      Bryson Weaver

Tweedle Dee                       Kenny Chalk

Rose                                     Ellie Patterson

Petunia                                 Suzy Ure

Lily                                        Sara Haley

Violet                                    Mia Chumbley

Daisy                                    Emily Novaez

Caterpillar                            Judah  Alaniz

Mad Hatter                           Kolby Thackeray

March Hare                          Ana Gray Osborne

Royal Cardsmen                Sierra Rostant, Madalyn Kilgore, Marianna Zierlein, Mordecai Cochron, Cricket Cochron, Sophia Stokes, Charlotte Domuret, Emma Weaver, Makenzie Vandagriff, Sydney Rostant

Queen of Hearts                 Emma Hill

King of Hearts                     Daniel Irving