Participation Fee There is a participation fee of $25 which includes a show t-shirt. Fees will be collected at the parent meeting. If this is a financial hardship, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE the parent meeting.
Rehearsals: Rehearsals prior to tech week (the final week leading up to the production) are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 4:00- 5:30pm. Actors are expected to arrive on time and ready to rehearse for each rehearsal for which they are called. Actors may not be called for every rehearsal. Rehearsals during tech week (April 29-May 2) and performances (May 3-4) are mandatory. Please pick your actor up promptly after each rehearsal. Parents who will be late must make arrangements for picking up kids with another person in the play. This year the directors will not be able to stay late, as they have other commitments in the evening. If a parent is perpetually late picking up their child, the parent may be asked to withdraw their child.
Performances: May 3 at 7:30, and May 4 1pm and 3:30pm. Actors are required to be at the theater an hour-and-a-half before each performance. All actors MUST be able to attend all tech week rehearsals and all performances—we cannot cast actors who have conflicts with any of those times.
Volunteer opportunities: Any theatrical production requires countless hours of work backstage to make things happen, and we will ask parents to volunteer in whatever way possible. Volunteer opportunities will be described at the parent meeting. Everyone must volunteer for the show.
Music Director: Must be available for rehearsals. Piano accompaniment skills required.
Accompanist: Strong piano skills required. Must be available for as many rehearsals as possible.
Assistant Choreographer: Works with the creative team to help develop blocking and sequences for dances.
Set Designer: Work closely with the set director to develop a plan for the scenery in the play and to organize work days for building and painting.
Crew Manager: Work closely with the set designer and director to develop a smooth and efficient plan for the creation and construction of the set. Oversees the entire crew team, works closely with the set designer, crew leaders and crew to manage the stage needs, props setup and set changes.
Stage Manager: Supervise the stage crew backstage during tech week and performances.
Props Assistant: Work closely with the set designer to locate, borrow or purchase props to be used in the show, and then return them to the proper storage place after the show is over. Must be organized and able to meet deadlines.
Lighting Manager: Work with lighting crew to design and implement stage lighting needs.
Sound Manager: Work with Sound Designer to provide sound for the cast.
Build Crew: Work closely with the Set Designer and Crew Manager to create and assemble the set pieces and disassemble the set following the final performance.
Rehearsal Snack Coordinator: Organize snack donations for after-school rehearsals.
Social Media Coordinator: Work with the Producer, Director and Parent Council to ensure the allenpc website and FaceBook pages are kept current with up-to-date information. Must be able to provide information to AKA families in a timely fashion for last-minute changes to the production schedule.
Program and Bio board: Layout the program in a print-ready format. Create a bio-board with pcitures of the children, and short biographies.
Ticket Sales and Usher Assistance: Sell tickets and/or assist ushers prior to each show. Must be able to work all 3 show performances.
Cast Party Coordinator: Coordinate the cast party on Saturday, March 10 immediately following the final performance. Includes organizing volunteers, food, music/activity, set up and clean up.
Hall Helper: Volunteers needed during each performance to maintain order in the halls and near stage entrances. Must be available for at least one show and during tech week. Also must be available during 2-3 rehearsals.
Runner: Volunteers needed to work with the Stage Manager and Hall Helpers to ensure that groups and individuals know when they are on stage. Must be available 2 out of 3 shows and the full rehearsal/tech week.
Costume Manager: Work with the director and creative team to create and carry out the overall costume design of the show.
Parent Group Leaders: We need about 1 group lead parent