[Including a note from Mrs. Govang about rehearsals sent via email]
Attached please find the current schedule of rehearsal days and the plan for those days. There have been a couple of updates/changes, but nothing major.
Please remember: If a cast member is not called, then they don’t have to attend rehearsal. They can attend if they’d like to, but it’s not mandatory. Also, if the schedule says they get out earlier than the end of a rehearsal day, they can leave. They can also stay and do homework until rehearsal is over. If they are in the building, though, ALL STUDENTS MUST REMAIN IN OUR REHEARSAL AREA (including the caf, the lobby and the bathrooms. All other school areas are off-limits.
- As mentioned the other day at rehearsal, cast members are allowed no more than four (4) EXCUSED absences from rehearsals. Rehearsing is not optional.
- “Homework” is not a valid excuse for missing rehearsal. Just like all other extra-curriculars such as sports or other school teams/clubs, homework must be scheduled around them.
- If you miss rehearsals because of soccer or other sports (which should have been noted including dates on your audition forms), and you are scheduled to learn Ensemble material, I cannot guarantee cast members will be kept in the Ensemble number affected. This rehearsal schedule allows for us to teach things once and then revisit them during runs. Time does not permit us to have to reteach staged numbers.
Things will change, but hopefully not dramatically from what is on the schedule herein. This is our plan and we’re aiming to stick to it so everyone stays on the same page. Please let me know if you have any questions.
The cast list for Honk! has been posted! So many kids!!!!
From Mr. Bergman:
Hi Everyone –
Please find attached the cast list for Aesop and George! Michelle and I were very proud of all of your work, and we’re looking forward to having a great show with both casts!
The “Aesop” cast will perform on Thursday evening (May 31 @ 7pm), and Saturday afternoon (June 2 @ 2pm), while the “George” cast will perform on Saturday evening (June 2 @ 7pm) and Sunday afternoon (June 3 @ 2pm). This will be followed by a cast party for BOTH casts on Sunday June 3 at 4pm.
We’re still finalizing the rehearsal schedule, but EVERYONE should be at the read through this Monday March 12, 2:30-4pm. This will be the rehearsal times for most of the rehearsals, so please be sure that your cast member has transportation home at 4pm. The first four rehearsal dates are on the website (www.littletonmiddleschooldrama.com), and then the majority of the rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Thursdays (with some Wednesdays added).
Be aware that Nature’s Classroom and the DC Trip are both the week before Production Week. How we’ll navigate rehearsals around these trips will be addressed later.
Email me with any questions, and congratulations!
We are going to do “Aesop and George” by Claudia Haas for the LMS Spring play!
Performance dates are May 31 (7pm), June 2 (7pm), June 3 (2pm), with a possible matinee on June 2 if needed.
Here is the synopsis:
Aesop–now a mere shadow of himself–wanders the world looking to see if his stories have made an impact over the centuries. When he takes refuge in an abandoned theater during a thunderstorm, he encounters George the ghost and his echoes, all that remain of the building’s past performances. As the ghost and the storyteller square off, stories fly back and forth: Aesop’s tales come thoughtfully with just a touch of silly, and George delivers his side of the argument with all the razzmatazz of show biz. But what is the value of a story? Is it there to entertain? To educate? Can it do both?
Tryouts will be Tuesday March 6th, from 2:30-5pm in the LMS Cafe. Most rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Thursday (beginning March 27), though the first two weeks’ rehearsal will be:
Monday March 12
Friday March 16
Thursday March 22
Friday March 23
Steven Bergman, M.Ed.
Chorus and Drama Instructor
Littleton Public Schools, Littleton, MA.
Hi everyone –
Thank you to all of you who are in the cast of “Annie!” I look forward to working with you on this fun musical! There will be some scripts available on Monday, but if you want to get one immediately, go ahead and print the one here on the website. Email me if you have any questions, and I’ll see everyone this Monday at 2:30 for a read through of the script.
Hi all –
Annie tryouts are on the 18th! On that day, you will sing and do some movement, so please wear comfortable clothing to move in.
Your choices of songs for the Annie tryouts are now available here. If you are interested in a female role, please choose either Tomorrow excerpt or Maybe tryout. If you are interested in a male role, please prepare the NYC tryout.
On Wednesday the 20th, everyone will be doing some reading from the script, so there isn’t anything to prepare.
If you have any questions, email Mr. Bergman.
From Mr. Bergman:
Hi everyone –
I hope you are all having a great summer! Mine has been equal parts fulfilling and relaxing, but I also look forward to working with you all on the classic musical, “Annie,” this coming fall!
The general schedule is now available on the website.
The specific materials to prepare will be available before Labor Day. There will be a choice of songs to sing, along with some “sides” – pages from the script, to become familiar with.
There will be more information coming in the following weeks, but several of you had asked me about the days we’d be rehearsing, so I wanted to post that first.
See you soon!
The Fall 2017 Middle School Musical will be Annie: The Musical!
Tryouts will be September 18 & September 20, from 2 – 4:30pm. Students will be asked to be at BOTH days. There will be tryout materials available in August.
Performances will be December 1 (7pm), 2 (7pm), and 3 (2pm), 2017 in the LHS Auditorium.
Rehearsal schedule will be available mid-summer.
I look forward to working with everyone on “Charlotte’s Web.” Depending on the number of students who try out, I may, like last year, double cast some roles, and add a Saturday matinee, so everyone performs at least twice. If so, you’ll know this before the first read through on March 2.
The tryouts are Monday Feb 13 and Thursday Feb 16, from 2:30 – 4:30. It is best that students show up for both days, but if you have a conflict, please email me ahead of time (some students have already done so).
I recommend looking through the script ahead of time, as you will have a better tryout if you are familiar with the script beforehand. Script sides that will be used at the tryouts are:
pp. 5-6 (until Third Member: “…that’s all you need to know.”)
pp. 18-19 (Wilbur and Charlotte)
pp. 37 (Homer: “Make room…”) to pp. 38 (Arable: “Sounds good, Edith.”)
Email me if you have any questions.
The cast list for Reigning Cats & Dogs! has been announced – see it here!
From Mr. Bergman:
Thank you to everyone for your great work at the tryouts! Everyone should be at rehearsal on this coming Monday at 2:30.
Scripts will be available online over the weekend [Ed. available here] – please print it out, and put it in a folder for the first rehearsal. Sheet music and audio recordings will also become available over the weekend.
I will be assigning who is in what songs next week.
The rehearsal schedule will be online by Monday’s rehearsal.
Email Mr. Bergman with any other questions or concerns.