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Musical Directors: Mrs. Coconate and Mrs. Durham th th th th The musical will be presented by students from the 5 , 6 , 7 , and 8 grades th
Performances of Madagascar, Jr. will be held March 24 and 25 , 2017 at 6:30 p.m. th
Auditions for Madagascar will be held December 5 3:05-‐4:45 p.m. Each student will sign up for a 3 minute time slot.
PLEASE READ THIS PAGE CAREFULLY Dear Parents, This year’s spring musical will be Madagascar Jr. It will be presented by Notre Dame School th th students from grades 5 – 8. Performances will be held March 24 and 25 , 2017. This packet of information will provide details for the auditions, all pertinent dates and times including ALL MANDATORY REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCE DATES as well as other information which will help you and your child/children decide whether or not to participate. Here are some of the BASICS – the parameters by which we will proceed this year. CASTING AND PARTICIPATION Anyone who wishes to participate in Madagascar will be given the opportunity. Participation in the production means just that, to be involved in some aspect of the production. At the outset, some students wish to perform and others to be on stage crew. While participation as an actor in the production requires an audition, auditioning does not guarantee an onstage role nor does it guarantee a specific role simply because that is what you auditioned for or requested. PARTICIPATION FEE There is a $50 Participation Fee per child which helps to cover all production costs (sets, scripts, lights, sound, etc.). In addition to the Participation Fee, each parent is responsible for providing their child’s/children’s costume in coordination with our costumer coordinator. The $50 Participation Fee per child must be paid at the time of your child’s/children’s audition. If a child chooses from the outset to participate as a crew member, there is no Participation Fee. THE AUDITION Those who audition will be asked to complete “THE PERMISSION FORM”. The information requested on the form in terms of conflicts needs to be accurate. Please list all known conflicts your child/children have for the entire production period. Casting of certain roles will be based in part on availability. Among the other information requested, students are also asked to indicate which roles they might have an interest in auditioning for. This information is a starting point for the audition process. Supplying this information does not mean that a student will only be considered for those roles or that a student won’t be considered for other roles. As indicated to the students at the auditions, no student should get their minds set on any specific role. Casting considerations are based on the students’ ability to handle a given role and on their availability. It is also not possible to read every student for every role and sometimes not possible to have students read for each role they may have indicated on their audition form.
SIGNING ON THE DOTTED LINE The commitment to Madagascar or any musical production is a big one for everyone...parents as well as students. Please read carefully the schedule of required rehearsals and what our expected rehearsal plan will require of each role being cast. It is imperative to understand the time commitment. Please discuss this commitment with your child, and before “signing on the dotted line” be sure that both you and your child have the time to commit. Expectations are that you help your child decide whether or not they have the time in their schedules to participate and to what extent. Please note that there will be a number of FULL CAST MANDATORY REHEARSALS. There will be no excused absences from these rehearsals unless due to illness or family emergency. Once I have received the list of conflicts that your child might have during the entire rehearsal/performance period, I will make casting decisions and provide a rehearsal schedules. Any changes in the schedule, or need for your child to be excused from a rehearsal, must be made to me in writing. Excessive needs to be absent (3) or dismissed early (2) from rehearsal will result in withdrawal from the production. NOW FOR THE DATES... AUDITION/PERFORMANCE/MANDATORY DATES AUDITION DATES Each student auditioning will need to sign up for an assigned audition time. th Monday, December 5 3:05 – 4:45 p.m. th th PERFORMANCE DATES Madagascar will be performed on March 24 and 25 , 2016 at 6:30 p.m. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR ANY CONFLICTS WITH THESE MANDATORY REHEARSAL DATES. NO ONE IS EXCUSED FROM ANY OF THESE DATES. First Rehearsal: December 14th, 2016 in the morning th Monday, March 20 nd Wednesday, March 22 and... The Final Dress Rehearsal~ TBA
THE PERMISSION FORM RETURN THIS FORM NO LATER THAN Friday, December 2nd to Mrs. Collins I, _________________________________________________________ GIVE MY CHILD, _____________________________________________ permission to participate in Notre Dame School’s musical, MADAGASCAR, JR. I have reviewed the audition, rehearsal and performance requirements and understand the commitment that is being made. Parent Signature
__________________________ ___________________________ Enclosed is the $50 Participation Fee. Checks payable to Notre Dame School AUDITION FORM Name___________________________________ Phone #_____________________________ Grade_________________ Parent Email Address_________________________________________ Role/Type of part I want to audition for_________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ List Singing, Acting, and recent Dance experience_________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________
In this space LIST ALL YOUR CONFLICTS FROM th th December 14 THROUGH SATURDAY, MARCH 25 , 2017 ______________________________ _______________________________ ______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ WHAT IS YOUR AVAILABILITY FOR PLAY SUPPORT? Please check if you would be willing to be a part of or help support our Musical Parent Committee. ________ Yes, I am able to help.
________ No, I am unable to help.
Rehearsals Due to additional extracurricular activities taking place after school, we will be holding MOSTLY morning rehearsals. These rehearsals will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30-‐ 8:10 a.m. Rehearsal schedules will be available on the school website. These will specify when your child is called to rehearsal. PLEASE MAKE A COPY OF THIS BEFORE SENDING IT TO SCHOOL. We look forward to a wonderful musical! Sincerely, Mrs. Coconate [email protected]
Mrs. Durham [email protected]