Two Weeks Left Before Footloose

Footloose Cast,

Last week was great! We can finally see it all coming together, or at least, starting to come together. 🙂 We still need 2 more weeks of good rehearsals. So,

EVERYONE PLEASE BE AT ALL REHEARSALS THIS WEEK! – EXCEPT Children only need to come on Saturday.

Thurs, 6:30-9:30pm; Fri, 6:30-9:30pm; Sat, 8:00am.

PROPS: We are looking for one more table, preferably something like a small cafeteria table with the bench/chairs attached, like a fold out picnic table. If anyone has one or knows where we can find one, please call me (684-9838 or Julie Hudson 684-4748.)

CAST PARTY: We have decided to have a cast party on Saturday morning, March 2nd, before the final show. It will be held in the high school cafeteria. We hope to see all of you there!! You will receive some food assignments or other information soon.

COSTUMES: Almost everyone has all of their costumes. Now, just look for some accessories that will finish them off, like rhinestones or bling for the Chicago scene, 80’s style earrings for the girls, skinny ties for the boys, etc.

MAKE-UP: You will need to get some of your own make-up. For 8th grade and younger, please get your own foundation. Everyone needs to get their own eye liner, mascara and lipstick – dark brown eye liner/mascara for boys/men and black for girls/women, dark bright lip color for females, dark neutrals for males. Everyone please bring a can of good hairspray. If anyone has stage make-up, please bring it! Mandy Wayland is the chief of make-up. Her phone # is 604-3631 and she welcomes all questions and suggestions.

Thanks everyone!
Karen

3 Weeks Till Show Time!

Hey Ladies and Gents of the Footloose Cast,

We’re down to 3 weeks till show time! We hope you are all having a great time! Here’s what’s up:

WE WANT ALL CAST MEMBERS TO BE TO ALL REHEARSALS FROM NOW ON!! (The only exception to this is children, see below.) THIS IS POLISHING TIME. ON THURSDAY, WE WILL RUN THROUGH THE ENTIRE SHOW, BEGINNING TO END, SO PLEASE BE THERE FOR THAT, IF POSSIBLE! AFTER THAT, WHENEVER YOU ARE NOT WORKING WITH PAUL ON STAGE, YOU WILL BE WORKING WITH DEANNE ON VOCALS OR WITH KASSIDY OR HANNAH ON CHOREOGRAPHY. WE’VE GOT A LOT TO WORK ON SO COME EVERY DAY READY TO GIVE YOUR BEST FOR 3-4 HOURS.

Times are Thursday – 6:30pm, Friday – 6:30pm, Saturday – 8:00am

Children, please come for Thursday’s complete run through. Then you’ll have your usual practice on Friday at 7:00. I don’t know about Saturday, yet, but please be prepared to come for a little bit on that day, too, if we need you. We’ll tell you that decision on Thursday.

Costumes – all cast members, please bring your costumes Thursday and show them to Angela McCandless for approval. If you have any questions, please call her at 684-3402 or 680-5979.

Make-Up – please let me know if you have any stage make-up of your own. You can reply to this e-mail or call me at 684-9838 or 221-9838. You do not have to go buy any, but we’d like to get a count of how many have some of their own.

Parents, we will need 1 or 2 parents each night of dress rehearsals and performance nights to be back stage with the children when they are not on stage, helping them get ready/entertaining/supervising. Those dates are Thursday, 2/21 – Saturday, 2/23 and Monday, 2/25 – Saturday, 3/2. If you can help for a few of those days please let me know, and if you are willing to organize this part of the play, please let me know that, too. I’d just as soon let the parents work this out with each other.

Parents, we will also need 2 people to take tickets at the door each performance evening. If you would be willing to help with this any of those nights, please let me know.

Posters – hopefully, you all put up the posters that you took after practice last Thursday. If you didn’t, get them up ASAP! If it isn’t going to work to put them up, please get them back to me ASAP! Those are wasted money if we don’t get them up somewhere so people can see them! You can also get more postcards to give to friends/family at each practice.

Tickets – We have tickets ready! If you want some, just bring the money and give to Marlynn Williams (684-9684) at rehearsal. They are $5 each, no group discounts. She will have them at each rehearsal, if you want to get some from her there. Remember Paul Page’s offer to give $50 to whomever sells the most!

Alright, that’s it for now. Thanks for all of your help in making this work!
Karen

4 Weeks Till ShowTime!

Hey Fellow Footloose Members,

Guess what?! Opening night is just 4 weeks from today!! Yahoo! You guys and gals are gonna be just AWESOME! Thanks to all of you who made an effort to learn your lines! EVERYONE WHO HAS NOT LEARNED THEIR LINES, GET GOING!! That really helps us all out a lot! Here’s what we have going forward:

Thursday, 6:30: ALL BOYS, Song: “Dancing is not a Crime”
8:00: EVERYONE EXCEPT CHILDREN’S CHOIR, town hall scene, script pages 88-91.

Friday, 6:30: ALL ADULTS please come and we will review all scenes that you are in. Please have your parts ready and maybe we can go home early!!
(I know the children were supposed to meet every Friday, but we need to change them this week to Saturday.)

Saturday, 8:00am: HIGH SCHOOL BOYS AND HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS (no Junior high girls, dancers, roller girls), PREACHER, VI, COACH AND HIS WIFE, PRINCIPAL AND HIS WIFE, Song: Footloose Finale; Script: pages 96-102.
9:00am: Children’s Choir meet in the Choir Room.

Keep up the good work and let’s make this even better!
Karen

More Footloose News!

Just a quick addition to my earlier email:

Children, please come practice with Mrs. Casperson at 7pm on Friday. We will probably make this a standing routine – every Friday at 7pm – until we tell you otherwise.

All girls who are in ‘Holding Out for a Hero’, which is all girls, make these plans for your costume for that scene: jeans – Paul says, “NO TIGHT JEANS!” – and pastel T-shirts – light blue, light purple or pink. Remember, black pants/jeans and dark shirts/jackets for the opening song “Footloose.” If anyone finds pastel shirts for cheap somewhere, let us all know.

Thanks!

Karen

NEWS! NEWS! – CHANGE FROM THE ORIGINAL SCHEDULE.

Footloose Cast,

Thanks to your help, our Footloose rehearsals are staying right on track! Well, except for the scene we missed when we were snowed out — we’ll make that up this Friday! However, we can still use more people knowing their parts.

EVERYONE MEMORIZE YOUR PARTS!!!

Here’s what we have on tap for this week:

Thursday, 24th 6:30pm – ALL High School girls and ALL High School boys (no dancers, no Junior High Girls, no Roller Girls, no younger boys – only HS age) – Songs – “Still Rockin” and “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” – Script pages 61-70.

Friday, 25th 6:30pm – ALL ADULTS and TEENS (FULL CAST, except for children, Vi and Ariel) – Song – “Somebody’s Eyes” – Script pages 21-31, + review of other scenes.
8:30pm – Ariel and Ren – song – “Almost Paradise” – Script pages 80-86.

ALL SCENES THAT WE HAVE ALREADY BLOCKED NEED TO BE MEMORIZED!

Saturday, 26th 8:00am – ALL BOYS – Song – “Mama Says” – Script pages 76-81.
10:30am – Ariel and Trio for end of “Mama Says” scene.

As you may have noticed, we’re really stressing that PARTS NEED TO BE MEMORIZED BY NOW!! So, keep working on those lines.

Also, if there are any parents or cast members who would be willing to help out, we could use help with
gathering props
putting up posters
Please let me know if you can.

Thanks again for being at practices and having such good attitudes.

Karen

Week 3 Footloose Update

Hey Folks,

Paul Page is back and ready to get this play back on the stage! Here’s the line-up for this week:

Thursday, Jan. 17 – Good girls, Bad girls, All teen boys, (no roller girls or Jr. High girls or dancers) Coach, Coach’s wife, Principal, Lulu, and the Preacher – 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Song: I’m Free/Heaven Help Me

NOTE: ALL CHILDREN PLEASE COME ON THURSDAY AT 7 PM TO THE CHOIR ROOM. YOU WILL PRACTICE WITH MRS. CASPERSON THERE. (Parents – they will be done earlier than 9:30, but I can’t tell you just when, 8:30?)

Friday, Jan. 18 – 6:30 pm – ALL teen girls, including roller girls, Jr. High girls and dancers. Song: Holding Out for a Hero.
8:30 – Vi, Ethel, Ariel, Preacher and Chuck Cranston. Song: Learning to be Silent

Saturday, Jan. 19 – 8:00 am – Ariel and Ren
8:30 – Preacher. Song: Heaven Help Me
9:00 – Ethel and Ren
9:30 – Preacher and Ren
10:00 – Preacher, Ghost Boy (Sean McBride), Ren, Ariel, and Vi (plus 4 teen parts that we will notify). Song: I Confess

NOW FOR A COSTUME UPDATE:

As you look for 80’s school clothes, be sure not to get any shirts with graphics on them (words or pictures).
Opening scene – girls need dark clothing – black jeans or pants, black/dark shirts, leather jackets. (Sorry that this is not what I had told some of you before.)
For the Footloose Finale, girls at the prom need short prom dresses, not long 80’s formals. (They are too hard to dance in.)

Thank you, everyone, for all that you are doing to make this show great!

Footloose Rehearsals This Week

Footloose Cast,

Last week’s rehearsals were awesome. What a great start! We are looking forward to more good things for this week. Here’s rundown of what’s on tap:

THURSDAY – ALL Adults and ALL teens (including dancers and Jr. High girls -this is a change from what you were told last week) EXCEPT the preacher, Vi and Ariel – 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

FRIDAY – music practice for all adults and teens (no children’s choir – they will probably start next week)
6:30-8:30 pm

SATURDAY – all teens, including dancers and Jr. High girls, 8:00 am – till it’s done (probably about noon)

Thanks again for all of your wonderful help and enthusiasm. Let’s keep up the good work!

Karen