The following is our schedule for the rest of the show:
*Entire Cast and Crew Called Each Day Of SHOW WEEK
Monday, April 9 - Run Through, Auditorium 3:00-6:30
Tuesday, April 10 - Run Through, Auditorium 3:00-6:30
Wednesday, April 11- Dress Rehearsal, Auditorium 5:00-9:30
Thursday, April 12 - Dress Rehearsal, Auditorium 5:00-9:30
Friday, April 13 - Opening Night, Call Time 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 14 - Call Time 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 15 - Closing Performance, Call Time 12:00 pm
Mandatory STRIKE after the show Each member of the cast as well as one representative per family is required to stay and assist with STRIKE, or the take down/clean up of the show.
UPDATED - Wednesday, April 18th - Cast and Crew Party in the Collins Center
Please send your kids to school with extra snacks and water for the entire week.
An Announcement from the Make-Up Team Make-Up Kit Announcement Each child needs their own make-up kit. Please put the items listed below in a zip lock bag with your child’s name on it, and have them bring it in as soon as possible.
Powder or Liquid foundation, one shade darker than your child’s natural skin tone
1 black eye liner pencil SHARPENED
1 pink powder or cream blush
Girls should also have lipstick (not gloss)
1 Hair Brush
Make-up remover. Wipes designed for make-up work best. It's a good idea to test a small patch of skin at home ASAP to see if your child has sensitive skin, so you can get the right kind for show week. Some of the children have HEAVY MAKE-UP, and the proper cleansing product is important!
Please feel free to send old make up from home. If you need to purchase make-up, keep it simple and inexpensive. Wet & Wild has many of these items for $1-$2 each; available at Walgreens
Please have your kids bring their kits to rehearsal ASAP. We will be starting to set the hair and make-up designs. PLEASE look carefully at your child when they come home from rehearsal so that they (or you) can do their hair and make-up at home for the final dress rehearsal and all the remaining shows. When they come to the theater with hair and make-up done already it saves us a lot of prep time backstage.
It's show time!
Happy show week!
Katy and Sarah
SCHEDULE UPDATE - 4/5-4/8
Hello, Woods Parents!
We apologize for a schoolspeak malfunction that kept our last schedule update from reaching everyone in a timely manner. From here on out we are doubling all of our schoolspeak communications with regular email.
As of right now, our Friday (4/6) and Saturday (4/7) rehearsals are the same, with the entire cast being called from 10:30-5:00. These are still subject to change. Please check the schoolspeak calendar page/your email the night before and morning of each rehearsal. THERE IS NO REHEARSAL THURSDAY (4/5), but the set and stage crew will be building the stage in the evening from 5pm-9pm. If anyone wants to help out, they are welcome to come and give us a hand, even for a fraction of that time.
Our Sunday (4/8) rehearsal is cancelled as an all cast rehearsal. Depending on Friday and Saturday, Katy might call some small groups. Otherwise, no cast or crew members are called that day.
Thanks for all of your patience and dedication! The show is almost here and we are so excited for opening night!
*Stage crew is only called from 12:00-5:00 on this day.
New schedule posted for Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31
Friday, March 30 - Blocking Rehearsal, Auditorium
All Principals Called 10:30-2:00, No Chorus today
10:30-12:00, The Potion through Finale Pt.
12:00-2:00, Opening and clean ups (pg 29)
Saturday, March 31 - Blocking Rehearsal, Auditorium
10:30-1:00, Chorus, Opening and Finale
1:00 - 3:00, Chorus, No One is Alone, No More
1:00 - 3:00 Principals, Blocking Review
3:00 - 5:00, ALL CAST, Run Opening and Finale
Hello Woods Families!
We have quite a few announcements and reminders for you as we approach show week, please make sure to read through them all.
Updated Schedule - A new schedule has been posted on the calendar page and is attached below. Please note that students will be called to our last music rehearsal (3/28) as follows:
Wed, March 28 - Music Rehearsal, Green Room
2:30-3:30 - No One is Alone, Pt. II, Chorus
3:30-4:15 - Curtain Music, Chorus AND Principals (ALL CAST)
4:15-5:00 - Review, Jack, Princes, Steward
Tickets On Sale NEXT WEEK - Please note there are two ticket sale windows.
Pre-sale: Just for school staff and drama families. A ticket sale link will be sent out to you on Monday, March 26th at 7pm. Once pre-sale is open, each family may purchase a MAXIMUM of 5 tickets. Anyone who purchases more will be refunded for all but the first 5 and the extra seats they purchased will be released for resale.
General Admission: The link for ticket sales will be shared with the entire school on Wednesday, March 28th with the weekly e-newsletter. At that point, ticket sales are open to everyone and drama families can try to buy more.
Program Ads If you would like to buy an ad in the program to honor or shout-out one of the performers or to promote your business, please submit a hard copy of this form and payment (checks only) to the school office.Deadline is Friday, March 30th.
Program Bios - A message from our program team regarding cast bios: We are starting to put together the program for Into the Woods Jr. and we will be featuring all cast members. Each cast member is required to submit a short bio (80 words or less), which can include any performance experience and/or messages to family and friends. Please note that any bios which exceed the 80 word limit will be edited down. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. I have created a Google Doc and include some examples of bios. Please add your child’s bio to this Google Doc by Friday, March 30th.
Concessions donations - Please keep in mind that all cast families are required to donate at least one item to our concessions sale. A sign up genius link will be going out in an upcoming email, so please keep an eye out for it. Also, please note that the item you sign up to bring should not be brought to school until the end of rehearsal on Thursday, April 12th. We will store them on the stage overnight and then move them to our lobby area after school on Friday.
Attendance and practicing at home - In general, we’ve noticed a shortage in rehearsal attendance in this show over all. As we get closer to the show, please prioritize attending rehearsal as well as practicing at home as much as possible. Students who can’t attend rehearsal over spring break should be practicing while they’re gone to keep blocking and music fresh in their minds. Please encourage your cast member to practice at home when they can.
Supervision Helpers - As many of you know, show week can be a chaotic time. We’ll have about 50 actors and 12-15 stage crew kids in the auditorium or adjacent areas and we need your help keeping the environment safe and controlled. The supervision team has created a list of shifts for supervision helpers and filled in as many shifts as they can, but there are still shifts open. If you haven’t been able to do much to help with the show or if you just happen to have the time, please consider signing up for a shift or two. Having adults in the room specifically focused on supervision can make all the difference in having efficient dress rehearsals and run- throughs. Thanks to the supervision team for taking this on and thanks in advance to any other parents who can help us fill these shifts!
Show Week Photographers: If you’re a parent with a camera and a few hours to spare, we encourage you to swing by rehearsal anytime during show week to help us capture all the elements of the show coming together. We also need at least one photographer per night of the show to take pictures of the performances.
House Managers: We also need a few parents to assist with running our ‘house’ or lobby, where guests enter and concessions will be sold. This would include helping manage the lobby area before the show (from 6:00-7:00) and opening the doors to guests when the cast is ready, as well ashelping with crowd control during intermission and as people leave after the show.
Lights Hanging Helpers - If you’re free at all on weekdays during the day, this job is for you! Sarah will be hanging and focusing lights on Monday and Tuesday from about 10am - 2pm. If anyone is available to swing by for even part of that time, it would be greatly appreciated. This involves light physical labor, mostly handing Sarah things while she’s up on the ladder. If you can help with any of the jobs listed above, please let Sarah know via email or text! Thank you! We’re almost there! Show week will be here before you know it! Please look over the schedule and make sure all of our rehearsal dates are on your calendar. Please make sure your actor or stage crew member is getting rest and taking steps to prevent getting sick during the show (ie, washing hands, getting their daily dosage of Vitamin C). And most of all, get ready for a fun and crazy week followed by a wonderful show! Katy and Sarah
An updated schedule has been posted on our calendar page. Please note that we have switched the upcoming Wednesdays rehearsals. What was formerly scheduled for March 14 will be happening on March 7th and vice versa. Also, please note the added run-thru on March 24th, as well as the added rehearsal days during spring break. If you have already planned a trip for break and will not be in town, we understand. For those who happen to be around over break, we will work with whoever is available and rehearse whatever we can on those days.
Another update regarding the Wednesdays on the schedule that say TBD will be going out soon, so please keep an eye out for that.
Below is a flyer for an audition tomorrow (Sunday the 4th) at Mercy High School. They are doing Seussical the Musical and are looking for 4-6th grade actors.
Please remember that all actors and crew need to take their head shot from 10:30-12:00 on Saturday the 10th or Saturday the 17th. They should wear a plain black top for their photograph.
Announcements and Reminders, February 26th
Hello, Woods Families!
An updated schedule has been published on our calendar page, please check the areas highlighted in blue for recent changes.
Also, please note that on Saturday March 10th and on Saturday March 17th, from 10:30-12:00 the cast and crew will be taking head-shots at rehearsal. Please have your actor or crew member wear a plain black top for their photo. Crew members who aren't working on those days should still swing by to have their photo taken, .
Lastly, an announcement from the costumes team:
The costume crew has fitted shoes on everyone, and the spreadsheet that went out with the 2/26 email shows the best size for your child. Please note that the size in the spreadsheet is the EU size (NOT the US, UK, or CN size that is also listed on the LightInTheBox order form). Please order soon, as it takes about 3 weeks from the time of order for the shoes to arrive. The link for the shoes is:
Diana Zogaric (email@example.com) has a pair of EU 41 for sale, so please contact her if your child needs a 41!
The shoes were not available in a large enough size for some of the boys. These boys can either wear a plain black dress shoe or you can try one of these alternate vendors (the shoe looks similar) and make your best guess on sizing.
Note: Narrators do not need to order the jazz boot, but will wear black dress shoes (heels for the girls).
Costumes Announcement, February 2nd
We have received reports that the canvas boot required for the show runs *very* small. If you have not already ordered your shoes, please WAIT. The costume crew has ordered a sample pair in every size for your child to try on. We will send home their correct boot size by the end of February, leaving you plenty of time to order the boots (or buy the sample pair).
There has also been a slight costume change for FEMALE PRINCIPALS only. Female principals (Little Red, Cinderella, Girl Narrators, Witch, Baker's Wife, Jack's Mother, Granny, and Cinderella's Mother) will need a black skirt instead of black pants. As a reminder,
COSTUMES: All actors will need a black base layer consisting of a long sleeve shirt for boys and girls, plus black leggings or tapered sweat pants. Female principals need a black skirt instead of leggings. No need to purchase new if you already have the items.
Dear Woods Families! We'd like to clarify the Principals and Chorus groupings, and when they are each called.
GROUPINGS Principals are all characters with names and/or lines. Chorus is divided into A & B. Chorus A is comprised of last names A-K. Chorus B is comprised of last names L-Z. They will be singing together in the show, but for rehearsal purposes we will initially be teaching in these smaller groupings. If ever it just says "Chorus" this means the entire chorus, A-Z. Principals not featured in the opening will sing along with the Chorus
OPENING SECTION For the "Opening" section, only the Principals with solos are needed at the Principals MUSIC rehearsal. Milky White (Sasha) is not needed at the principals MUSIC rehearsal for the Opening, but she is needed for the BLOCKING rehearsals (on Saturdays). We would like for Principals not featured in the Opening (Princes, Wolf, Cinderella's Mother, Mysterious Man, Granny, Steward) to learn the CHORUS music for this section, and attend the chorus rehearsals on Wednesdays that correspond with their last names (A-K & L-Z). The addition of their strong voices is important, and it gives them something to do in the sections of the show where they are not featured.
SCHEDULE Our updated schedule has been posted on the calendar page and is attached below. Please look it over and get back to us if you have any major conflicts. Please prioritize and be aware that the schedules of nearly 70 people are nearly impossible to reconcile.
COSTUMES It was mentioned to us recently that the shoe we’ve asked everyone to order can take a while to ship. Please order soon if you haven’t already. UPDATE: We've been told by a few parents that the shoes aren't true to size, so if you haven't ordered the shoes, please hold off instead. We're going to get some sample sizes together for the kids to try on before ordering.
FLU We hope you all are well and healthy! Please do not send actors to rehearsal with fevers or having had a fever within 24 hours.
Thank you all for taking the time to look these clarifications over carefully, so the students know exactly when they are called.
-Katy & Sarah
Into the Woods Important Information
The chorus groups are as follows: Chorus A: Chorus members with last names A-K Chorus B: Chorus members with last names L-Z
Principals: Named parts/soloists. If you're not sure if your student is a principal, please ask us,
Signing in and out of rehearsal - Please let us know by Friday Jan 13th if your student is not allowed to sign themselves out of rehearsal. This means that you prefer to pick them up from the room where their rehearsal is taking place instead of allowing them to sign themselves out and meet you in the parking lot/off campus/etc.
Cast Fee Reminder: - Your student's cast fee of $350.00 will be charged via February SmartTuition.
Please check your email often, as well as our SchoolSpeak page for updates. Refer to the schedule above instead of what's posted on the school website or in the bulletin/newsletter.
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