Well, we have had quite a week! Thank you everyone for your support and flexibility. Please attend one (or both!) of our performances tonight or tomorrow night. The curtain is at 7:00pm in the BJH gym. Tickets are $8.00 and only sold at the door. We will have a table auction before the musical, so please be prepared to bid on a theme table with scrumptious things to eat! Our actors are really ready to put on an amazing show!
FINAL MUSICAL INFORMATION
Monday- October 30 Full Dress Rehearsal in costume
Arrive at school no earlier than 5:15. Get your costume. Use the locker rooms to change. Put your street clothes BACK INTO the prop room. Bring something quiet for when you are not onstage.
Tuesday-October 31 No rehearsal because of Halloween
Wednesday-November 1 Full Dress Rehearsal in costume
Thursday-November 2 SCHOOL PERFORMANCE Periods 1-2
Leads should plan to arrive at school at 7:15. Change in the locker rooms and meet on the stage. Tech should plan to arrive around 7:30 to set up the spot, the sound and the stage. The rest of the cast should plan to arrive around 7:30, change and meet on the stage. I will send you to your advisor for attendance and then you will meet me in the cafeteria.
Thursday-November 2 Evening rehearsal
This is up-in-the-air. If we do a really great job in our morning performance, we will not rehearse. If we need to clean something up because it went horribly wrong, we will rehearse from 5:30-7:00 with no costumes.
Friday-November 3 SCHOOL PERFORMANCE Period 1-2
*Use the same procedure as Thursday.
Friday-November 3 EVENING PERFORMANCE Curtain: 7:00pm
Saturday-November 4 EVENING PERFORMANCE Curtain 7:00pm
REPORT TIMES FOR EVENING PERFORMANCES:
Ensemble players- 5:30pm.
Ensemble singers and dancers – 5:45pm
Ensemble and all tech – 6:00pm
Get your costumes out of the prop room.
Boys will change in Mr. Mac’s room and girls will change in Mrs. Sharpe’s room.
Report to the cafeteria for make-up.
Sit quietly until we warm-up. (Bring something quiet to do. Bring water and a small snack that will not make a mess.)
Rehearsals are going fairly well! We added tech this weekend will be adding sound very soon. I should start to see pieces of costumes come in. Please have them labeled (in a bag is fine) so we can hang them up. Students are also asked to provide some kind of “school” prop like a string bag, book, old binder, etc. that they can keep on the stage. (So that means it cannot be actively used in class!) Those should be brought in as soon as possible as well. Thank you! We are getting close. I will be contacting parents for some help in the next week as well to support our students on performance nights.
Rehearsals for 10-10 through 10-27
Tuesday, 10/10 Ensemble Players and Singers
Wednesday, 10/11 Full Cast
Thursday 10/12 Ensemble Players
Friday, 10/13 Full Cast
Monday 10/16 through Friday, 10/27 Full Cast every day until 4:00.
*If this needs to be adjusted, I will post and put it on the announcements.
Please make sure that the week of October 30 through Nov. 4 is cleared for evening rehearsals (excluding Halloween because we will not rehearse on Halloween.) Time frame for these rehearsals will be between 5:30pm and 8:00pm and will be scheduled closer to the week.
Rehearsals for 10-2 through 10 – 5
Monday 10-2 Homeroom Players Final vocal rehearsals on group songs
Tuesday 10-3 Christine and All the Clones – We will rehearse and block “Secret”
Wednesday 10-4 Full Cast We will learn and block “Cafeteria”
Thursday 10-5 Full Cast We will continue with “Cafeteria” and review”Homeroom,” “Locker Rock”
Friday 10-6 NO REHEARSAL
Monday 10-9 NO REHEARSAL
*We will be moving to the stage the week of Oct. 9!
Homeroom – The Musical
The BIG and FUN question is always – what does my costume look like? The costuming for this show is fairly basic but also pretty specific.
FULL CAST: Everyone needs to provide a dedicated “school clothes” outfit for the show. These clothes should be specific to the character (hints below) and should not be new. What do you feel comfortable wearing to school every day and more importantly, what would your character wear? All choices must meet school dress code with shoulders being covered with at least a cap sleeve and all skirts/shorts meeting the knee. Remember, we are on a stage with the audience BELOW us looking up. Comfortable shoes that you can move in are your choice.
THERE IS A COSTUME CHANGE IN THIS SHOW FOR EVERYONE!
For the costume change…….
Girls please provide: Dark leggings (no patterns on them please) and a solid-colored top that is any color. Shoulders must be covered with at least a cap sleeve. If it is lighter in color (yellow/white) please make sure there is a white layer underneath because the theatre lights will make it see-through.
BJH will provide: a brightly-colored piece of material that will go over the leggings and will be used as several different costume pieces (skirt for the Salsa Scene, Scarf for the Dance Scene…)
Boys: Please provide a pair of black dress pants or jeans. (No shorts!) and a T-shirt that is a solid color but not white. You will also need a button-front shirt that you can throw on over your T-shirt for the dance scene. Short-sleeves are fine. If you would prefer to throw a Polo-type shirt over your T-shirt, that would be fine as well.
BJH will provide: Neon ties, hats
Please provide appropriate dance shoes (the girls know what they need to move in) and black leggings with a solid black top that will not ride up when they are dancing.
BJH will provide: Several different kinds of skirts depending on the dance, material, other items such as a swatch of materials over the shirt, etc. Dancers have the most costume changes in this show so the bottom layer is consistent with the top layers being thrown on over the solid black layer.
Please provide a solid black bottom of some sort. (Leggings, black dress pants or jeans, a black skirt with black leggings underneath…)
BJH will provide: Brightly-colored T-shirts; items for the Salsa Scene and the Dance Scene.)
Hints for school clothing:
Skirts with leggings underneath
An athletic T-shirt or top
Math Team, Island Team and any Club Shirts
Please do not wear: Sweatshirts, Sweatpants, Sleep pants, Yoga pants, jeans that are artfully ripped in many places. The stage is hot with the theatre lights and the other clothing items do not present correctly on the stage for this show.
If you need help with costuming, please ask. The sooner you speak with us the better, as the closer we get to the show the less time we have to get the items.
Rehearsals for 9-25 through 9-29
Monday 9-25: Homeroom Players (characters whose last name begins with the letter “V”) We will work on Homeroom, How Do I Look?, Today is the Day 2:45-4:00
Tuesday 9-26: Andy, Amy, Laura. We will work on vocals for Dance With Me, Going it Alone, Is It Love Laura – 2:45-3:30. Andy and Amy – 2:45-4:00
Wednesday 9-27: Jenny, Teacher, Kids. We will learn and block “Hopeless Case.” 2:45-4:00
Thursday 9-28: Homeroom Players, Homeroom Singers. Vocals and blocking for “Homeroom” and “Locker Rock.” 2:45-4:00 ADDED: Dance rehearsal until 4:00 for Homeroom Dancers!
Friday 9:29: FULL CAST. We will block “Homeroom” and learn “Locker Rock.” We will also block “Secret.” 2:45-4:00
Rehearsals for 9-18 through 9-22.
Monday 9-18: All Leads 2:45-4:00
Tuesday 9-19 Christine and the Clone 2:45 – 4:00
Wednesday 9-20: No rehearsal
Thursday 9-21: Vinnie, Alex and Homeroom Singers 2:45 – 4:00
Friday 9-22: FULL CAST 2:45 – 4:00
Homeroom – The Musical
Welcome to the cast of Homeroom – The Musical. I am excited to get things started.
Let’s look at a few expectations for this project.
- You are part of a team. Please be a positive member. That means you are at rehearsal when scheduled. You are prepared for what you need to do. You have a positive and focused mindset. You communicate with Mrs. Tarleton if there are any problems.
- There are eligibility requirements to participate in this activity. You must be passing your classes and you also must be showing the core values we expect at BJH.
- The musical is Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4. You WILL HAVE REHEARSAL every night of show week except Oct. 31. YOU MUST BE AT THESE REHEARSALS or you cannot participate in the show.
I will post the rehearsal schedule weekly. You can find this information on the Music Department Website that you can find on the BJH web page. Most rehearsals will run until 4:00.
Parents: I am the musical director, the costumer, the set builder, the sound technician….. I need help if this is to be a successful show. This would be a great show to volunteer for because costumes are minimal as are the sets. I would really appreciate some support with:
Costumes: Most students will be in school clothes, but there are a few quirky items we need. (We do have a budget.) I also need people to help collect the costumes; label the costumes; and primp the costumes the nights of the show.
PR: I would love to have a HUGE community presence at our shows. This means advertising. If you can help, please and thank you.
Program: I can pass along all of the information. It would need to be formatted. I can run them here at school.
Props/Set: The set is minimal this year. Only blocks and benches. I would appreciate someone who has the time to fix up our current blocks and help us find a few benches. I could also use help managing this during the shows. We will have a student tech crew.
It is best if you can email me if you are interested. I will communicate with you at that point. Thank you in advance!
Once again, welcome! Let’s work hard together to have a fantastic show.
Welcome to the BJH Musical Theatre page! I will be keeping you posted on rehearsals and other information so check back often!
There is a rehearsal on Friday, September 15 in the chorus room until 3:30 for the full cast. There is no tech or stage crew at this rehearsal.
There will be a brief parent meeting at 3:30 in the chorus room on Friday, September 15 to go over details and support for the musical. All parents are welcome and asked to attend.