Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls; Brothers and Sisters!
First, a challenge: each team (Writers, Director, Actors from each play and the Crew Team) competes for the grand prize. Whichever of the 6 teams brings in the most donations at the Festival will be crowned Play Fest Royalty!
Tell your parents, your friends, your neighbors, your pets to come out on Saturday, January 31 at 7pm with their hearts and their wallets open. The money raised helps offset the cost of the Illinois High School Theatre Fest, and purchase needed supplies for Warren Theatre. Even though you don't know your teammates yet, start talking it up and get a leg up on the competition
Here are your assignments and call times for Warren Theatre's First 24 Hour Play Festival at the Almond Black Box Theatre!
ALL CALLED - 4pm-6pm Friday, January 30
Sign Up with this link: tinyurl.com/wths24hourplays
24 Hour Theatre-What you need to know!
To become (be inducted in the Honor Society) a Thespian you must participate in some way in 24 Hour Theatre and have 100 hours on a show. To get graduation cords, you must participate as a senior.
When is it?- January 30th & 31st at the Almond Black Box
Friday, January 30th
4pm-6pm (writers till 7pm)-Everyone attends. We will play ensemble games, the theme will be revealed, and we will start brainstorming.
Saturday, January 31 Schedule
7am-8am- Writers and Directors
8:30am- Actors arrive
9am Morning Opening Ceremony/ Get Tasks and Times
9-10am- Stage Manager Crew Create List of Needs
10am- Writers leave and join crew
9-2pm Work on Shows (Cast & Crew)
2-5pm Tech Rehearsals (half hour each)
5-6pm Dinner (provided)
6-6:30pm Get ready
6:30pm Warm Ups
6:30pm Open House
8pm Show Over
Sign up for your time availability. Look at your schedule and the 24 Hour Theatre schedule. Choose a role according to your schedule and time availabilty. Example: If you have a busy Saturday, maybe try to be a writer so that you don't have to come all day Saturday. We would like you to be there as much as possible but we understand if you have to come and go.
Try something new! To be a Thespian you need to have various roles on your Warren Theatre resume.
Preference of Roles
Hopefully everyone will get the role they would like to have, but if a tie breaker is needed, Thespians will get preference and then seniority gets preference.
Dinner will be provided on Saturday, January 31st, but you must bring your own lunch/breakfast.
Any questions? Ask your directors!
Mrs. Riddell & Mr. Miller
Warren Drama Directors
First rehearsal for Contest Play will be Tuesday January 13 at 4pm in the Almond Black Box.
Interested Crew should join the cast as we do our first read through, set a rehearsal schedule, and begin our quest to state in the 20th Anniversary of Warren State Championship.
Note: Speech members are excused from Speech to attend Tuesday's rehearsal, but should communicate with Mrs. Cooper and their speech coaches.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin
(cast in order of appearance)
Freddy - Julian Martinez
Gaston - Eric Neisson
Germaine - Jenn Wadas
Einstein - Joe Raasch
Suzanne - Julia Dennen
Sagot - Annie Schwenk
Picasso - David Prunty
Schmendimen - Richard Diamond
Countess - Gabby Coriaci
Female Admirer - Veronica Dabros
Visitor - Brian Urquhart
Again, interested crew should join our first rehearsal or contact Mr. Miller
Theatre Fest goers- Due to the weather, we will be leaving at 5am sharp on January 9, 2014 to get to U of I for college auditions. If you are auditioning, please wear the clothes you need to wear to audition so that you are ready to go.
Make sure you are on time!
Musical Auditions for Disney's Beauty and the Beast are not far away!!
Save the following dates (below).
Note: Attendance to the workshop and all audition/callback days are mandatory to gain a role in the show.
Thursday, January 15th- Musical Information Meeting
Wednesday, January 21st- Suzy's Swirl Fundraiser
Thursay, January 22nd- Musical Audition Packets handed out
Thursday, January 29th-Workshop Day (songs & dances taught-mandatory)/ Cookie Dough Due Monday, February 2- Monologue Audition Tuesday, February 3- Singing Audition
Wednesday, February 4- Dancing Audition
Thursday, February 5- Callbacks Day 1
Friday, February 6- Callbacks Day 2
(post cast/crew list over the weekend of February 7th)
Mandatory first rehearsal with cast & crew will be Monday, February 9th. We will be taking measurements for costumes, so be there!
Questions? Contact Ms. Colgan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Riddell (email@example.com).
Hello TheatreFest Goers -
Some last minute info for you as we prepare to head out to the great world of TheatreFest.
IMPORTANT - please e-mail Mr. Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let him know you read this information. See below for info to include in the e-mail.
Download the Illinois High School Theatre Fest App:
NEW APP – In an effort to be as green as possible, the IHSTF now has an app for all Apple and Android devices! The program booklet will still have a “Festival at a Glance” section that can be pulled out, but all descriptions of workshops and productions can only be found on the app or can be printed from the Festival website (www.illinoistheatrefest.org). Go to the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and search for “Illinois High School Theatre Festival” to download the app today.
We will be leaving after school on Thursday from O'Plaine at 3:30. Meet in the Auditorium Lobby. Luggage can be left with Mrs. Riddell in the Auditorium before school on Thursday.
As mentioned in the info packet, we are staying at
Ramada Urbana / Champaign
902 West Killarney Street,
Urbana, IL 61801
We are scheduled to see the Opening Performance at 8:30pm on Thursday and we will see Pippin' at 7:15pm on Friday. Please note that as you are contemplating your schedules.
Dress warmly! The temperatures are supposed to be in the 10s-20s when we are down there. You will need to be moving between buildings, so bundling up is necessary. Bring movement clothes as well if you intend to do any movement workshops.
E-mail Mr. Miller the following text (with the correct information added). If you have any questions, that would be the place to ask.
Dearest Mr. Miller,
I am excited about TheatreFest. My cell phone number is XXX-XXX-XXXX. I wish to room with _________________. I am most looking forward to ______________.
[Add questions or comments here].
Thank you for being on the committee to put this festival together. You're the best!
The following folks are going on the trip. Those with * didn't receive a text reminder, so please reach out to them.
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