Another update on HONK! rehearsals

Thanks everyone for getting added to the distribution list!  Suffice it to say, a lot of kids left parent email info out on their participation forms.  FABL and I will do our best to keep current information going out via email, on the FABL Facebook page, and on the website at  Thanks again for your continued cooperation.
Apologies, but it has become apparent that having staggered rehearsals is not going to work. I had hoped to give kids/families down time outside rehearsals when their not needed. Unfortunately, there have been many absences already, and much time is being spent tracking kids down or having to stop to answer “am I called” and/or “what are we rehearsing next” questions despite it being noted on the schedule. Therefore, to make it easy – ALL cast members are called the entire time during every scheduled rehearsal. (All are pretty much called at least part of every rehearsal from this point forward anyway.) Bring homework for down time. Also, I’d like to re-emphasize that rehearsals are not optional – 4 excused maximum.
If I don’t know about conflicts in advance, I cannot plan around them – ergo, my plan is to do one thing during rehearsals, but then come rehearsal, I cannot do it because I’m missing key kids.  It throws everything off timing wise and scheduling wise. Even more importantly, those who don’t show are missing a LOT every time they miss and this schedule does not permit going back to revisit/re-teach things. Thanks for your understanding!
Some actors were sent home with formal scripts today.  These books are not our property and will have to be returned to the licensing agency, so please – NO HIGHLIGHTING, and any note-taking must be in a soft pencil, to be erased before we return them.  If books are lost or damaged seriously, it is a minimum (I don’t know the exact replacement cost) of $25.
The School has asked me to remind everyone that Student Activity Fees are required to participate in the production.  If you have not yet submitted yours, please do so at your earliest convenience to the Main Office.
Remember also, T-shirt and DVD orders are due back to Mrs. O’Neill ASAP, please.
Lastly, a closing word to cast members and an appeal to parents to drive this point home… I am not a maid.  I stayed an extra five minutes today just to clean up the food wrappers and other trash that was left behind after rehearsal.  Thank you in advance for picking up after yourselves – otherwise, I’m going to demand a raise.  😎

Mrs. Govang

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