Thursday Homeschool Cast

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Important Dates

Rehearsals:  Thursdays 11:30-2:30

Technical Rehearsals:

Nov. 12th, 14th, and 19th 10:00-2:30 p.m.

Shows:

Nov. 21st 7:00 p.m., Nov. 22nd 1:00 and 7:00 p.m., Nov. 23rd 11:00 a.m.

*Dates and times are subject to change


UPDATES:

October 14th:

Hey there are you awesome Cass! We had a fantastic rehearsal on Thursday and I’m looking forward to this Thursday as we are meeting earlier to get fitted for costumes. (More information is stated below) Please see that time in your schedule.

As a reminder, we are off book this coming Thursday for everything that we have blocked. We are going to go back and block scene 3 the cyclone transition. We will also block leaving munchkin land on page 18 through number 28 the haunted forest.

I have added the choreography for lullaby league and the lollipop guild. Please run those number several times with the guided vocals before Thursday.

Link to Lullaby League: https://youtu.be/I66m4wHZYfk

Link to Lollipop Guild: https://youtu.be/uzel-Wn5sms

Cannot wait to see you guys on Thursday! Have a great week!

Ms. D


Please read! Regarding Rehearsal on 10/17.

Cast needs to arrive at 10:30am on October 17th for costume call (wearing costume basics). Please refer to Costume Department letter sent on Remind and linked in the Parent Meeting Info tab above for exact details. Some students may need to stay a few minutes after rehearsal to complete the costume process.

September 27th:

Hey there you amazing cast!

Yesterday was so much fun and I am so appreciative of each and everyone of you. For your hard work ethic and your passion to put forth the very best of yourself!

As a reminder, I will not be here next week. Please be prepared to review from the top of the show through seen two. You will be skipping the transition scene.


*Run somewhere over the rainbow.

*Please run jitterbug with Sariah and Nikki several times until you feel comfortable with it. That also means that you need to be off the score for that number. Here is the link to the choreography for Jitterbug: https://youtu.be/BHkYe_oDBnE

*Run the scene leading up to munchkin land and review it several times.

*Please review Dorothy and wizard introduction and if I only had a brain.


If all is done properly then you may have a few minutes left at the end of class to play a few theater games! Sariah and Nikki are coming up with some great stuff for you!


Have fun and please keep in mind you must be off script by October 17! See you then!


Thanks!

Ms. D

September 19th:

Rehearsal has been canceled today, due to bad weather in and around the area. Ms. D has a special message for you all!

























September 13th:

Hey there amazing cast! I am super impressed with your work ethic and your passion to put forth a great show! Here are a few reminders for next week:

Please go over the choreography from Jitter Bug. We are also adding the trees back into jitterbug. Click on button below to take you to the choreography.

Dorothy, tin man, cowardly lion—-please know your songs and be off book for blocking of your introduction scenes. We will go back and block munchkinland so please be off book for munchkin land and know the song.

Looking Forward to next Thursday! Have a fantastic weekend!


August 30th:

Hey hey amazing Wizard of Oz cast! I am so impressed with our first rehearsal. Not only did you show me prime examples of fantastic actors and students but we were able to read through the entire script and answer great questions!

For next Thursday, please listen to the voice tracks on the website. If you have lines in the script, start memorizing them now.

We will run all music next Thursday and begin blocking the show. Everyone that has not received a script will have a script next Thursday. Thank you for your patience!

IMPORTANT DATE:

Everyone must be off script by October 17. No exceptions!

Can’t wait to see everyone next Thursday and get to work! This is going to be a fun show!

August 27th:

It’s time to order your show shirt!! These shirts are wonderful quality and will last years after the show is over! Click on the “ORDER HERE” button below to reserve your shirt today. Please have your order in by September 28th.

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Welcome to Spark!

Here is everything you need to know. . .

 

Auditions: Auditions are August 22nd! Please Sign up for an audition time below. The purpose for auditions at this level is to have the opportunity to gain experience, confidence, and to learn what is expected in an audition. If you are new to theatre and your child is nervous about this process, please email inspire@sparktx.org or call 281-516-8382 to learn about other options. We do not want anyone at the beginning of their theatre experience to miss out on a great experience due to nerves over the audition process.

*Cast lists will be posted to this show page and sent through email.

When: First Day of Rehearsal is August 29th

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 Bring:

  • Please bring a lunch, snack, and water bottle labeled with your name. There are no drinking fountains at  the studio.

  • Please wear modest clothing that is comfortable to dance in. No short shorts or spaghetti strap tank tops. 

  • Students will wear black jazz shoes throughout the rehearsal process and for performances. Jazz shoes can be purchased through Fancy Dancer or at Academy.

  • We comply with the Tomball ISD dress code.

Parent Meeting: We will be having a mandatory parent meeting September 5th at 11:35 a.m. Please do not miss this meeting even if you have participated before. We are always striving to improve and try new things. We want everyone to be on the same page!

Communication: We will be communicating through the "Remind" app. Please download this app on your phone if you have not already. Updates will come through text. You will then be directed to the homepage for your show. You can find your homepage by clicking on our login button, then look for your show and cast. Click on the name of your cast. To join the Thursday Homeschool Remind group, text the message @heaa98 to the number 81010. We will be posting all communication to the show pages on our website.

Cast Mom:  TBA

**If you are interested in learning more about becoming a cast mom, please contact Monica Warren via email; monica.warren@earthlink.net.

She will be your first point of contact for any questions you may have.  She will send information out to the cast.  She will also coordinate tech and show week volunteers.

Tuition: Tuition is due by the 5th of every month. We require that our students sign up for auto draft unless other arrangements have been made. If you have entered payment information online, you are signed up for auto draft and your payment will come out automatically. If you would like to pay tuition in full please email inspire@sparktx.org so that we can adjust the charges to your account. Please note that there have been updates this year regarding tuition payments. There will be a $25 monthly late fee if not paid on due date, as well as $10 fee for no card on file for autopay (ACH) not on account. We will be happy to assist you in setting up your account for automatic payments. To access your account, please LOGIN.

Student Policies:  Please Click HERE to read our student policies and sign your name at the bottom so that we know that you have read it.  Please be aware of our dress code.  Shorts need to be mid thigh, no bare midriff or low cut shirts.

Attendance:  Attendance is very important!  Attendance is very important!   

A note from, our Team:  It is our highest priority that your child gains confidence, learns to love the arts, and has fun!  Please keep an open line of communication throughout the semester about your child.  We are here to help them to be their best self.  

Volunteer Sign Up:  We do not require volunteer hours but we do encourage you to get involved!  We would like each parent to complete this questionnaire.  Signing up shows interest but does not commit you to anything.  We will reach out to you when the need arises.



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

We are excited to meet new faces next week! We do have a couple more spots available if you would like to invite a friend to join in the fun!


Cast List:

Congratulations and Welcome!

I am so impressed with everyone's audition. I am so excited to be working with many of you again and I love all the new faces. It going to be fun!

A few things up front: There are other roles to fill so you will be showing me who is most prepared to take on other roles that I will cast throughout rehearsals. Many munchkin roles and monkey roles. Especially those crazy jitterbugs so be ready to work and show me what you got! See you on Thursday!—Ms. D

WIZARD OF OZ CAST:


Dorothy Gale - Isabella Durfee

Toto - Claire Palermo

Aunt Em - Makenna Stokes

Uncle Henry - Merrick Dafor

Hunk/Professor Marvel (Wizard) - Ayden Ayala

Scarecrow - Kolby Thackeray

Hickory/Tin Man - Bryson Weaver

Zeke - Titus Moody

Cowardly Lion - Sam Pearson

Miss Gulch - Madalyn Kilgore

Wicked Witch of the West - Claire Schmidt

Glinda - Chelsea Moody

Nikko - Mia Chumbley

Leader of Winkies - Ellie Patterson

Munchkin Mayor - Ana Grey Osborne

Ensemble: Emma Weaver, Piper Nuckols, Jorryn Nuckols, Hannah Kelsey, Sophia Stokes, Elena Keutzer, Charlotte Domuret, Ziani Martinez, Grace Pearson