We are starting preparations for this year's Spring Musical, Return to the Forbidden Planet. It is a version of The Tempest in the style of a 1960's Sci-Fi B movie, with a soundtrack of classic 60's rock and roll - we are anticipating that it will be a lot of fun! Involvement is open to all students from 2nd-8th Grade.
As last year, we will hold auditions for main parts, with an open signup for chorus parts and design/technical/backstage roles. Please contact either Ms Saunders or Ms Colleen if your child is interested in chorus or backstage support. Any middle school students signed up for the Stage Design enrichment course will automatically be involved in the design process, although involvement backstage during the performances is optional.
Auditions will be held on Monday, December 2nd and Tuesday, December 3rd after school in the Drama room, with additional slots during some recess times that week. Students interested in auditioning should sign up on the sheets which will be posted outside the Drama room during the preceding week. If students are not offered a part after auditioning they are very welcome to sign up for the chorus. Audition scripts will also be left outside the Drama room for students to pick up. Please note that there is
that students memorize the scripts, it just helps for them to have a chance to familiarize themselves with it before the audition. Students should also be ready to sing a short extract of a song, ideally one in the genre of the music in the production (for example a Beatles song), but Happy Birthday will be just fine.
Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, and during the day on either Saturday or Sunday, and will start once school resumes in January. If your child is offered a part please let us know if there are weekend times or dates they are unavailable. Each week students required for rehearsals will be contacted by email - they will not be expected to attend all rehearsals. Please note that during the last week there may be additional rehearsals outside of regular times. The performance dates are Thursday, April 16th during the school day and the evening of Friday, April 17th.