Saturday, December 3, 2016

Theatre Society Metting on Monday, Dec. 5th!

Hey guys, long time no see! In this post I will be covering a majority of what is going to be talked about on Monday at the meeting. Please keep reading on!

First of all, I would like to say thank you to everyone who was a part of Hot Mikado who helped make it a wonderful experience. Your effort really showed through and I'm proud of each and every one of you!

We now have Ashland packets ready in the drama room! the first payment of $100 is due this week to the asb office. There is also a parent consent form for some of the shows that have mature content. We would like to encourage you to see as many shows as possible on this trip, and strongly encourage you to talk with your guardian about the content in some of these shows. If it is really a show you cannot handle or aren't allowed to see, the price of that ticket will be deducted and you will spend that night with a chaperone. Again, we strongly encourage you to see all of the shows!

on Tuesday the 6th we will be meeting in the commons to take our club photos! We will take the Theatre society one, then the Improv club one right after that. (we will only let people in the pictures who we know are a part of theatre or improv.) Dont forget to wear your theatre gear!

Our annual Theatre Society Holla-day party is Wednesday December 7th. Please go to the meeting on the 5th to receive your invitation and what to bring to the party. there will be games, singing, and gingerbread building contests!

Its that time again. Radium Girls auditions are MONDAY DECEMBER 12th! Please come to the drama room immediately after school with a 45 second - 1 minute monologue (Dramatic, contemporary) and your SIGNED audition packet. If you need to leave early that day, let a stage manager or Mr. Marshall know so you can audition near the front. If you have any questions, please talk to an officer or Mr. Marshall. Break a leg!

Also if you would like emails whenever we post on the blogspot, please subscribe in the box on the right---> Thank you, I will see all of your bright smiling faces on Monday!

-Rebennigan Stern

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Tech Week!!

Good morning fellow thespians, its my pleasure to tell you that Tech Week is starting this Thursday!!

"What is tech week?" you ask?

Tech week is the period of time we spend running cues for the show (lights, sound, moving tables, etc.) and it can become very tiring. expect to be standing or waiting in one spot for long periods of time while the tech is worked out.

We know this week of the show process is going to be very stressful for all of us, and we will most likely get on each other's nerves at some point. But this is where I remind you that we are ALL ONE TEAM, no matter if you're cast or crew, we need to be here for each other and support one another. We have such a wonderful group of people in this show and I'm very proud of the community we have made., to make tech week a bit more fun, we've added an element to it for the past years.

Thursday: Crazy sock day
Friday: Fancy Friday
Saturday: PJ day
Monday: Rainbow/Tie-dye day
Tuesday: Flannel day
Wednesday: Show shirt day

Costumes, Makeup, etc.

We will also be pestering you guys about shoes, underclothes, and makeup as this week goes by. You can buy your makeup (a ben nye kit) at Display and Costume on evergreen way. They will match your skin tone for you.

please make sure to have clean underclothes every dress rehearsal/ show night. You don't want to know how bad it can get in the dressing rooms (please wear clean socks). We will discuss this more once costumes come in this week.

I cant wait to put this show on its feet, thank you all for your hard work!!


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Call Times for This Week! (and next)

Since tech week is fast approaching us, the call times are different for the next few weeks. below is a list of the times you should expect to be here until:

Tuesday- 5:00
Wednesday- 4:30
Thursday- 5:00
Friday- 5:30
Saturday- 1:00 - 4:00

Monday- 5:30
Tuesday- 6:00
Wednesday- 6:00
Thursday- 7:00
Friday- 7:00
Saturday- Noon-6:00

Make sure to keep these changes in mind and come to rehearsal ready to work your patoot off!


Friday, October 21, 2016

Last Weekend to order Show Shirts!!

The form to order show shirts with will close on Monday nights, so don't forget to submit all your orders now!! Link to the forms on the last post


Get it cause its Halloween almost

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Show shirt announcement! (Plus bios)

It's finally time for us to order our show shirts! The ordering process for this is very simple. the shirts without customization are $14.00, $20.00 with customization. We have a google survey already made for everyone to fill out with their shirt size, name, contact info, etc. you can also put your character/crew name on the back! (if you write anything inappropriate we can veto your name choice) its pretty simple. if you have any questions you can ask any of us officers. payments and orders are due on the 24th of October.

ALSO SHOW BIOS ARE DUE OCTOBER 21ST! if you haven't written one yet please make sure to do so. Talk to Rachel if you have any questions.



Monday, October 3, 2016

Hello Theatre Society and our fabulous Hot Mikado participants!

Now is the magical time of JHS Shows in which we start discussing our bios for the lobby display! We ask every cast and crew member to write up a short bio to be placed below your photo on the lobby display so that our audience can know a little about who you guys are prior to seeing the show. 

Your bios must include your:
- Name
- Grade
- Crew/Character
- Theatre credits prior to Hot Mikado
- Any comments you may have about your show experience

We ask that your bio is written in third person & does not exceed 100 words. When you have completed your bio, send it to: We ask that your bio is in by October 14 so that we may make arrangements for it on the display. 

Note: If we do not have 75% or more of the bios, they will not be displayed so please be considerate of your fellow theatre society members and submit your bios! 

Here are some exemplary bios from Macbeth ‘fo yo perusing:

Ethan Lee, playing the role of Malcolm, is having a blast participating in drama and music this year! Previous performances include You Can’t Take It With You (Officer), Little Women (Rodrigo) and Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince). He wants to thank his fellow cast mates for all their hard work and dedication! He also wants to thank his family for their love and support.

Olivia Sastry (12th grade) is Macbeth's scenic designer and a member of set & paint crew. Prior to Macbeth, Olivia worked on Into the Woods, Tartuffe, Little Women, You Can't Take It With You, and Charlie Brown. This is Olivia's last production and she is forever grateful to all the people who worked on it with her. Hope you enjoy the show as much as she does!

Thank you guys in advance!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Remind app!!

Hello everyone!
Theatre Society now has a Remind app set up for our use and communication with you. Sign up for remind below on the app, which can be found in the app store on smartphones, or text the code to the number below to get important reminders! This is another great way for the officers and Marshall to send you important information like if you are called for a rehearsal. PLEASE sign up and encourage you parents to as well!

Thanks for making our first few weeks back to school amazing everyone and keep up the great work!

-Zach (Treasurerererer)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Improv club, parent booster meeting, saturday rehearsal.

Important updates below!

Hello, this is your friendly neighborhood el presidente here with a few announcements! First of all, I want to thank all of you for being so wonderful these first few weeks of the show process. It's lovely to see new faces and friendships being made, and I honestly couldn't be happier!

Now, on to the fun stuff. TOMORROW IS THE FIRST IMPROV MEETING OF THE YEAR! That's right, you heard me, we're doing improve during the shows this year! With the help of an improve coach, we will be able to host many more meetings, even when Kristen or I (the captains) are not present. with that said, IF YOU ARE CALLED FOR TECH OR REHEARSAL TOMORROW, THAT IS YOUR MAIN PRIORITY. You can always drop in to improve if you're all done with your work for the day, but make sure your call is taken care of first. the meeting starts at 2:15 in the drama room and goes until 3:30. I can't wait to see you there!

Announcement no. 2 is that there will also be a PARENT BOOSTER MEETING in the drama room at 6:00 PM tomorrow! What is a booster, you ask? They're the super cool adults that help sell concessions, feed us during shows, and do other adulty things to help make the shows a huge success! So if your parent(s) are interested in giving their time to theatre, have them come to the meeting. Students do not have to go, but it would never hurt.

ALSO I would like to make it known that WE HAVE A SATURDAY REHEARSAL THIS WEEK! Check to see if you're called. rehearsal starts at 1:00, so BE THERE AT 12:45. Can't find your schedule? click on the "Hot Mikado" tab on the blogspot to find it.

Lastly, if you would like to be informed when blogspot updates are posted, put your email into the little box on the right to sign up for notifications. It's extremely helpful for us officers, and will make your life easier. Thank you, have a spectacular day!

-Rebecca (President)

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Lobby Display Headshots!

Hey y'all! This is your very favorite publicity manager with some very exciting news!
(Well truthfully it's not that exciting for you guys but I am pumped, let me tell ya.)

This week, everyone actively working on Hot Mikado will be pulled aside to get a quick headshot done by members of the publicity team in the schedule that follows. These photos will be used in the lobby display, put up before shows. If you cannot make yourself available on the day we have requested you to be, please let me know in person (I'm the one that's overly enthusiastic about making people take photos, if you don't know how to spot me.) This schedule will also be written in the living room.

Monday (Cast):
  • Jackson
  • Jeremy 
  • Michael 
  • Tessa
  • Sara
  • Rebecca
  • Lettie
  • Claire 
  • Shaelyn
Monday (Crew):
  • Props 
Tuesday (Cast):        
  • Jack Moon
  • Emily N.
  • Emily L. 
  • Jasmine
  • Piper
  • Jonathan
Tuesday (Crew):
  • 1/2 SAINT (if y'all wanna switch up, let me know)
    • Lydia
    • Liz
    • Lucia
    • Samater
    • Jordan
Wednesday (Cast):
  • Hannah
  • Kristen
  • Julianna
Wednesday (Crew):
  • Hair and Makeup 
  • Other 1/2 SAINT
    • Kaley
    • Audrienne
    • Cat
    • Becca
    • Laura
    • Skylar
Thursday (Cast):
  • Zach
Thursday (Crew):
  • Lights Crew
  • Sound Crew
Friday (Cast & Crew): 
  • Alexa
  • Evvvverrrybody who neglected to get to me in the rest of the week
If any of this is an issue for any of you, please come speak to me. It's much easier for us to quickly discuss another time than for me to have to track you down later. We have a lot of people to organize and a lot of photos to take, edit, and have printed in a timely manner. 
All business aside now, have a wonderful week and I can't wait to see y'all soon!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

A Big Ol' Update

Hi guys, Rebecca here, and welcome to the JHS Theatre Society blogspot! The officers and stage managers for our shows will be updating this regularly, so if you ever have questions about something, check here or Mr. Marshall's website first! below is an email Lettie sent out earlier today. If you did not get the email, come find one of us officers and will make sure to put yours in the system. All important documents are on Mr. Marshall's theatre society page. So here ya go Lettie's taking the floor!

 "Hey y'all! Lettie here-

I hope you all had an amazing summer, but now it's time to get back into the swing of things! 

Today we had our September Theatre Society meeting, our first meeting of the year! We went over a few things to keep in mind this year:

  • Auditions- Auditions will be Monday the 12th and Tuesday the 13th. This year, auditions is broken into two days, Monday for dance and Tuesday for monologues and your song. Remember to fill out an audition packet, which you can get on Mr.Marshall's website, the blogspot or in the drama room. INCLUDE YOUR CONFLICTS AND A PARENT SIGNATURE. 
  • Tech- We went over the point system and all the different crews you can join in our meeting today. If you are interested in tech, be sure to come to the tech meeting on the 15th and if you do not get cast into the show, join tech! It's a great way to get involved and help out a ton with our productions. 
  • Improv- Improv is another club like thing you can join though theatre society!Our improv captains are the lovely Kristen Killingsworth and Rebecca Strom and we meet on Thursdays from 2:15 to 3:30 in the drama room. This year we have the opportunity to work with an Improv coach from Seattle and have three performances during this school year. 
  • Ashland!- Just something to keep in the back of your mind for now, but it is our club's field trip during spring break to the Ashland, Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In the past it has been about $365 and contact Mr. Marshall or any of us officers with any questions about this trip. 
  • Boosters- We need your parents to get involved! Let them know that our booster meeting will be the 22nd of this month. Boosters help by either donations or volunteering and our a huge help to our club! So PLEASE make them come!!!
That sums up what we went over today! Keep in mind you will need an ASB card to participate. Us officers are looking forward to this school year with you all, as always, feel free to contact any of us with any questions! 

See you all next month! 

Lettie Bocanegra (Secretary)

Rebecca Strom (President)

Okay... I have to.... 

Fun Fact of the day: Cherophobia is the fear of fun"

Monday, June 13, 2016

Next Year's Shows & Academies Mistakes!

Howdy y'all!

This is Rachel Anne, yo friendly neighborhood 2016-17 publicity manager. FIRST OF ALL, thank you guys so much for a great Summer Shove-Off! This past year has been such an amazing journey and I can hardly contain my excitement for next year.

If you haven't heard, it was announced yesterday that our fall musical for next year will be Hot Mikado and our spring play will be Radium Girls! If you don't know the shows, make sure to do some research so that we can all be extra-pumped for next year!

Unfortunately there was a bit of a mixup at Shove Off yesterday and not everyone who won an award received theirs. The categories that were left out and those who won them were:

Best On-Stage Couple: Marguerite & Jeremy (Baker & Baker's Wife)
Best On-Stage Laugh: Jackson
Best On-Stage Screw Up: The Into the Woods Scene Flip-Flop (award recipients: Juliana & Kristen)
Best On-Stage Hair: Rachel (eyyyyy)

If any of you have not yet received your physical award, hit up Rebecca and she'll hook you up.

I cannot even describe the excitement that all of us officers have for this next year. We really want to make our shows and our community the best it can possibly be. Until then, research the shows, love on all yo theatre friends, and have a wondrous day.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Meeting June 6th!

Happy almost-summer!

We have our last meeting of the year tomorrow, June 6th, at 2:15! 

To vote for the Academies (the end of the year awards), you must come to this meeting. The ballot will be distributed and due by the end of the meeting.

Also, you will receive your invite to the Summer Shove-Off! 
The Summer Shove-off is this Sunday, June 12th, starting at 1pm at Trevor's house!
You need this invite to come, as it has the party's address, time, and your required contribution. 

This might probably be my last blogspot post, and I wanted to say thank you to y'all for such an awesome year, and I have so loved writing and organizing this resource. 

And, see you tomorrow! :) 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Civil War & More!

Hey guys!

As I listen to my High School Musical 3: Senior Year album, and reflect on the awesome year we've had, I am comforted by the fact that it is not over yet!

We still have our Into the Woods Viewing Party redemption this Tuesday, May 24th right after school.
If you bring snacks, please bring enough to share!

And lucky for us, Thursday, May 26th at 6pm in the library is the Improv Civil War! It's going to be a night of fun, laughs, and alumni, so we hope you can all come support.

Monday, June 6th is our final Theatre Society meeting, so please be there to be able to vote for club awards, and get your invite to our party (The Summer Shove-Off) that next Sunday, June 12th.
Your Summer Shove-Off Invite will have the party location (Trevor's address) and what item we need you to bring.

REMEMBER: We need awards ballots by the end of the meeting on June 6th!

See you all soon!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Change of Plans!

Hey everyone, we have had an eventful week so far!

Thank you for all those who turned up for the Campus Clean-up! It was a tough call, but the garden hoe and bundt cake tin took the prize for weirdest combo. Shoutout to the "metal thing"!

We had our Into the Woods Viewing Party scheduled for today (May 10), but we didn't have the recording ready, and watched The Emperor's New Groove instead.

Don't worry, we will still get our viewing party! It is now scheduled for Tuesday, May 24th.

On another note, if you are planning on competing in the improv Civil War, show up this Thursday, May 12th!

Thank you, everybody, and see you May 12th for improv and/or May 24th for the Into the Woods Viewing Party!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Your End-of-the-Year FAQ's mostly answered!

Hello everyone!

A huge thank you again to all of you that came to the meeting to vote, and all of you who ran for office! It's just like casting where there are more qualified people than there are positions, but we want you all and enjoy all the great things you guys bring! Thank you for all the effort you put into your amazing presentations and your passion for theatre!

The 2016-2017 Officers are:

President - Rebecca S.
Vice President - Ethan L.
Secretary - Lettie B.
Treasurer - Zach F.
Publicity Manager - Rachel K.
Graphic Designer - Lydia H.

Here are answers to some of your most frequently asked questions regarding the end of the year! (Also found on the tab and the "DATES AT A GLANCE" organizer).

When/what is the Civil War?
Thursday, May 26th. 
The Civil War is an improv show put on by our captains, Trevor and Andrew. They put together teams from improv club to showcase what they've been working on, and even invite improv alumni to come and compete against us! 

Are we going to have an Into the Woods viewing party? If so, when?
Yes! We are going to watch the recording of our show on Wednesday, May 25th right after school. If you bring snacks, bring enough to share!
The show is 2 and a half hours.

Hey, speaking of viewing our shows, Macbeth DVD's?
Yeah, sorry about not updating the page. 
If you have ordered one, they are here and you can pick it up.
 However, if you weren't sure of the ordering details and would like to still order one, please check out the photographer's website here.

Ok, cool, thank you.
You're welcome!

Oh, and what's this I've heard about a Campus Clean-up?
Our campus clean-up is scheduled for May 9th, right after school til 3:30pm.
This is what it sounds like - a day where we go outside and pick up garbage around campus as part of our service to ASB as an ASB club. We have a little competition to see who picks up the most trash, or finds the weirdest trash. Once, we found a tire. It was pretty sweet.

Also, can I suggest a show for next year?
You can! Marshall has now put up a suggestions envelope outside his office and you can put show titles in the envelope if you'd like him to consider it for next year's show.

Anything else?
Be there at the May 2nd meeting to find out how you can vote for the end-of-the-year "Academies" our annual theatre awards, to be presented at the end-of-the-year party, the Senior Shove-off!

Remember our Goodwill fundraiser this Saturday, April 16th from 10am to 2pm!

See you at the fundraiser, and then our May 2nd meeting!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Well Contented!

We did it! Congratulations on a show well done, everyone!

Again, a huge thank you to all of you for your dedication and team work!

Capturing the Memories

If you wish to purchase Photo books/DVDS/Photo CD's, the information and order forms will be available here soon.

Editor's Note pertaining to the DOG TAGS: 

As you know, we purchased dog tags for the boy's gift, and we hope you're enjoying them. Some ladies also received dog tags because they contributed to the boy's gift by designing cards and paying for the dog tag shipment. Some also received dog tags because they asked before we ran out. We're sorry if things have been confusing, but there are no more dog tags. You are welcome to buy your own, or if you took one, it would be much appreciated if you could please pay Alexa back. The gifts are a tradition and privilege, and Alexa paid out of her own pocket to make it happen last minute when plans fell through, which is why many of you were not informed about what was happening. Sorry if you were not informed, but it had to happen very quickly and Alexa stepped up to make it happen so we could show our appreciation for the guys. If ladies could please pay a few dollars to Alexa, she would appreciate it very much, thank you!


If you are interested in being an officer on the Theatre Society officer board for the 2016-2017 school year, please let Mr. Marshall know before the April 11th meeting.

The positions are:
  • President - The representative of theatre society at all ASB, school and community events and communication, like rep meetings, club fairs, ordering T-shirts and keeping up to date with boosters . Calls meetings to order, counts votes, and helps with ideas, organization, and event planning at each monthly officer meeting.
  • Vice-President - Fills in for president if they are not available, helps with keeping things on track, and attends most events. Helps with ideas, organization, and event planning at each monthly officer meeting.
  • Secretary - Takes notes at all meetings, types up meeting summaries, establishes agendas, makes announcements and keeps record by running the blogspot/e-mail list, and helps with ideas, organization, and event planning at each monthly officer meeting.
  • Treasurer - Handles all things financial, like purchase orders, show budgets, and all ASB account funds like show shirt or Ashland trip payments. Handles the cash box and counts money at each show/event, and helps with ideas, organization and event planning at each monthly officer meeting.
  • Publicity Officer - Contacts local businesses for sponsors, advertisements, and donors. Also contacts local news media like radio stations and newspapers to advertise our shows. Talks with people in the community to spread awareness about our club and helps with ideas, organization, and event planning at each monthly officer meeting.
  • Graphic Designer - Designs all flyers, posters and invitations pertaining to the club, as well as designing all show shirts, programs, and club sweatshirts. Also helps with ideas, organization, and event planning at each monthly officer meeting.
If you are running, the elections are at the April meeting on Monday, April 11th. 

Please prepare a quick (less than 2 minute) presentation about why you are qualified and would like to run. This can be a speech, video, song, dance, the "funner", the better! Please be prepared.

Being an officer is committing yourself to the board, which means being available for all meetings (the dates for the entire year are determined at the end of this year), and willing to help where you can. Every officer has a job, and in the past, the work has been shared very well. 
When running, please consider the time, effort and energy you're willing to put in, as well as where your skills will be best utilized. It's up to you, and you guys are great.

Break a leg in elections, everyone!


The mandatory parent information meeting for those going on the trip and their parents is Monday, March 28th in the library at 6pm.

This is also the date that you should have your full $365 paid by. Get your payments in by March 28, or you can't go! 

Please remember you also need to turn in your Vietgone parent consent form if you would like to see that show. More information can be found on the Ashland tab. Thank you!

See you on April 11th for the meeting (if not sooner)!

Sunday, March 13, 2016


Congratulations everyone for an awesome opening weekend! Word is getting out there that this show is killer! :)

Rest up and make the most of your time off to review scripts, do homework, and all that good stuff.

Hey, also: All tabs have been updated with most current info, be sure to check them out!


Monday is our official monthly Theatre Society Meeting! If you are interested in becoming an officer for next year, please come.

Pick-up Rehearsal

Wednesday is our pick-up rehearsal! We will be using props, coifs, costumes and special effects makeup. Otherwise, no hair and makeup. Rehearsal is from 2:20 til when we finish, hopefully by 6pm.


Thursday, Friday and Saturday we have shows! Call-time is still 4:30pm.

If you have a secret buddy, please remember to get something for them to let them know they are doing a great job.

Show Party

Saturday, the 19th is the Show Party at Julia's house! If you are attending, you must pay $5 to either Alexa or myself (Marguerite) before Saturday. This secures you an invite with directions how to get there, and helps the Lindstroms provide food for us at the party! 

We keep track of who's paid and who's not, so make sure you're on the good list!

There are absolutely no plus-one's. You may not bring other Jackson students, siblings, Jackson alumni, or any other friend, even if they've been in theatre society before. Sorry. This party is to celebrate those who have worked on this show, only!


If you do not turn in your consent form (for Vietgone) and field trip form by Friday, March 18, you cannot go.

You also need to make sure you have made all your payments by March 28th.

On March 28, at 6pm in the library there will be an Ashland Parent Meeting for all those going on the trip, and their parents.

See you all at the meeting tomorrow (Monday), and have a good couple days off!

.... Well contented

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Show Time!

Tomorrow is Preview Night!!!

Tell and hand out the invites to JHS Staff and your families. Admission is free, but invite-only for your teachers and families. There will be concessions provided.

If you've signed the contract for Secret Buddy, please take a name from Olivia to be assigned to your buddy, if you haven't already done so. 


Show Night Schedule (March 9, 10, 11, 12, 17. 18 and 19)

4:30 pm: All called for Dinnertime
5:00 pm: Get to work! (Or, call time for those who don't eat with us).
5:50 pm: Fight Call
6:10 pm: Warm-ups 
6:25 pm: Rock Maul! (Everybody to the drama room).
6:30 pm: House opens & A Very Special Broadcast (in the dressing rooms).
7 pm: Places!!! 

Do the same job at the same time EVERY NIGHT! Establishing a routine will help us focus up and get things ready so much more efficiently. So, keep doing what you've been doing!

We have done amazing work. We've got a show. Don't take it for granted. 
It's the first night we have an audience - let's give them a show. 

Saturday, March 5, 2016


We made it!
A hearty congratulations, and an even bigger Thank You, everyone, for all your hard work and an awesome tech week!
We have an above and beyond show, and we are going to blow our audiences away! To do that, please take care of and be patient with yourselves. The work we have done is incredible, and we hope everyone stays well-rested, hydrated, and nourished. If ever you need anything, "we got you, fam" (or, check the pink tech box in the girl's dressing room).

Here's the plan for Monday, on a detailed time schedule.

Remember, it is your responsibility to know when you are needed, so please pay attention. 

Monday, March 7th (Pajama Day)

2:15pm : Snacktime!

2:30pm : Get to work

  • Get the props out of the dressing rooms ASAP so we can work!
  • Sweep the stage, set up props tables, test mics, etc. Keep doing what you've been doing.
  • Full hair and makeup
  • Full costumes
  • Coifs!
  • Props!
  • Danger Props!

3:05pm : FIGHT CALL for assigned actors (even if you aren't done with hair, makeup and costumes).

3:20pm : WARM-UP for every actor (even if you aren't done with hair, makeup and costumes).

3:30pm : PLACES

We are scheduled to go until 7pm. Like always, you cannot leave until we are cleaned up and Mr. Marshall has released everyone.

Show Shirts...


If you ordered one and haven't received it, you either weren't here or haven't paid. 
You have been fined if you didn't pay for your shirt. 
Pay to the ASB Office, then show your receipt to Mr. Marshall and you will receive your shirt.


Quiet in the wings, hallways and with the doors. Yes, we hear you on stage and from the audience.

Only handle props that you have been assigned to at the time you need them.

Only handle props if you have been assigned to one.

Those who handle special props and devices know who they are and will be the only ones to handle those props. 

If you have a costume and need a snack, wear a robe, sweatshirt, jacket or your street clothes. Report any costume malfunctions immediately.

Pay attention to where we are in the show. If you miss an entrance/scene change, that's your last warning and we will have a monitored seat for you back stage. 
I apologize in advance for the passive aggression, but, come on now, you know what to do.

Be kind to your coifs and props, we need them to last!!!

Label your waterbottles and keep them in a safe spot like the drama room or hallway to minimize risk of spills.

When working on shows, we stay in the drama room, living room, hallway, dressing rooms, booths, wings (backstage/black box), and stage. The music hallway bathrooms will be available to us.

Please ask questions!

If you have a food allergy/restriction, please write your name on the drama room whiteboard list so Julia and her family can provide for you at the show party.

Thank you again for being respectful of your peers, and following through so we have a healthy show!

Secret Buddy

We are doing an anonymous gift exchange. You are not required to participate. If you do, you must sign a contract saying you will get your assigned buddy a gift.

Gifts should be less than $10, and can come from the heart; a nice letter, card, or drawing can make somebody's day!

Please see Olivia to sign up and get more information!


Thank you to the Stecklers who made some great green invites for us all to hand out to our teachers! If you haven't already, please grab a couple and share them with your teachers!


Ok team, rest up, and we'll see you Monday.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Tech! Week! Tech! Week! Tech! Week!

Alright everyone, it’s go time. Here is what you need to know.
Costume & Makeup check is Monday, February 29.

Makeup: Ben Nye Makeup Kit ($20) at Display & Costume shop on Evergreen Way.
Costumes & Shoes should be here, and you need to start using your shoes in rehearsals.
  • Do not eat in costume.
  • Be gentle with coifs.
Report any stains, tears, or general problems with costumes to costume crew as soon as possible!


Especially do not touch any swords, weaponry or the head.
Don’t do it.
Just, NO.
You might get a show suspension and not be able to work with us for at least one show if you are messing with things that aren’t yours.

If there are any problems with props, like them not being on the right side of the stage, please report to props crew!

We need your help, Parents!
Hopefully all of your parents received an e-mail from the boosters!

If we would like to continue having dinners before shows and snacks for those long tech nights, we need help. If you could contribute snacks, or food, or money to help that would be amazing!

If your parents could possibly contribute some time to help fellow booster parents with selling concessions or providing dinner for us, please sign up at the SignUp Genius here.

Thank you!!!!

Tech Week Procedures

We will be here until 6 or 7pm on these days listed on the dates over that way -->
Plan accordingly:
  • Bring snacks.
  • Please make the most of your time to stay on task.
  • Doing homework when you don’t have a job can be a good strategy to balance things out.
  • We are having a spirit week! Dress up in comfortable, safe clothes you can still work in.
  • You are not released until Mr. Marshall releases EVERYONE. Tell your rides!

We have a great show, and we are so pumped that it’s coming together!

Thanes, countrymen, kinsmen, be kind to one another. Cast & Crew is one team.

We all have put so much into this show, that now is the time our patience and faith with one another is really going to make it.

Most importantly, we can't afford to be missing people now. Every single one of you made a commitment to be here and is imperative to the show running smoothly and going on at all.
If there's a time you have to be somewhere, like call-time, fight call time or warm up time, you gotta be there.

So thank you for your work everyone. Home stretch, here we go, hands in.

EASTER EGG: there are inspirational songs hidden in this post. Have fun! :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tech Saturday!

Tech Crews: 
This Saturday, February 27, from noon to 6pm, is Tech Work Day!

You are called if you are a part of the following crews:
- Publicity Crew
- Sound Crew
- Saint Crew
- Props Crew
- Lights Crew

See you from noon to 6pm on Saturday, Tech Crews!

Actors: You should have your Ben Nye makeup kits, costumes and shoes all taken care of and shown to us by Monday, February 29.

--> If you are headed to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, have fun, and review your lines, please!
Thank you, everybody, for how hard you've worked to get things memorized.

ALSO:  Tech is coming!
We are having Tech Week Spirit days, listed on the Macbeth tab.

--> If you have the Choir Concert on March 4, find out what time you're leaving the tech rehearsal and let Alexa and Marguerite know this week or next week.

--> Ashland Payment on Tuesday, March 1st!

--> As a reminder, if you will be at the Frank Demeiro Jazz Festival on March 11 (which is one of our show nights), you are still expected to be at the 4:30pm call time, which means you may have to leave the festival early. In that case, you need:
- Appropriate Paperwork
- Ride back to the school
- Time you have to leave

Thanks, everyone! Tech (and this show) are going to be spooky and AWESOME.

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Thank you, everyone! We got enough bios to put together a display, so thank you so much for getting it done, it is going to turn out great!

However, we aren't at 100% yet. If you haven't already done a bio, then please still complete one!

ACTORS: Off-book rehearsals start tomorrow, Friday, February 12. 
This means you cannot have your scripts in-hand while working the scenes, and should be close to having it memorized.
You can still call "line" if you forget a line, but the more memorized you are, the more you'll be able to work with your scenes and each other. You guys are seriously blowing us all away in rehearsals, and it's going to be that much more awesome with scripts gone (well, still bring them to rehearsal, though).

See you all soon!

P.S. : Happy Valentine's Day weekend!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Feb. 8 Meeting!

Tomorrow, February 8th is our monthly theatre society meeting!

 If you are going on the Ashland trip in April, it's imperative that stay after the meeting for an Ashland mini-meeting!

After the meetings, we will begin work and rehearsal as normal. Remember to sign-in, and actors, start warm-ups.

ACTORS: Review your lines and blocking! We start off-book rehearsals this Friday, February 12th!

See you at the meeting!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bios, Programs and T-shirts (Oh my!)


Bios are due this Friday, February 5th. No extensions!

What is a "bio"? 

If you do not know what a bio is, "bio" is short for biography. When we say, "write a bio" we would like you to please write a summary of who you are and what you do in the show so we can post it out in the lobby before shows. 

A bio looks something like this: 

Marguerite Ainsworth is ½ of Stage Management and a senior! Massive thank you’s to Mom, Mr. Marshall, and all of Theatre Society (Squad!) for their support throughout these 4 years, 8 shows, 2 terms as the club president, and so many life-changing moments on and offstage. Favorite roles include stage managing Macbeth, Baker’s Wife in Into The Woods, Margot in Village Theatre Kidstage’s Legally Blonde: The Musical, and Essie in You Can’t Take It With You.

It must include:
- Name 
- Grade
- Job/Role in the show
- Previous Theatre Experience
and if you want,
- Thank-you's or other commentary about your Macbeth/Theatre Society experience.

It must be typed, Times New Roman font (size 12).

Need help? Please see your stage managers (Alexa and Marguerite) or publicity crew (Rachel and Alice).

When you are done, send it to:

February 5th!


The program for the show is in the "living room" of the drama room, between the door and the whiteboard.

If your information is incorrect, please write the correct information on the space provided below the program.
If your information is correct, please cross off your name on the program.

Now that we have given you the opportunity to see the program before it goes to print, it's up to you to make sure your individual information is correct! 


T-shirts have been ordered.

If you have not paid, please pay the $18 to the ASB office at the nearest opportunity and then bring your receipts to show Rhonda at the February 8th meeting!


If you are going to Ashland, you need to stay after the February 8th Theatre Society meeting. We will be figuring out rooming lists and other important information!

There are still a couple of spots left, and if you would like to go, you can reserve your spot by paying  a $100 deposit until February 8th.

We have a Theatre Society Meeting on Monday, February 8th! See you all there!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Show Shirts & Bios!

Macbeth T-Shirts are being ordered this weekend, so by Friday, January 22nd, make sure to:
 - Pay $18 to the ASB
*This form has been deactivated*

More Reminders:
  • Ashland Payment of next $100 due Feb. 2
  • Biographies due Feb. 5th!
No extensions on biographies!!! This applies to everybody who's participating in Macbeth.
So, you should get yours in so you look cool and we look cool and biographies are pretty cool.

Thanks everyone! 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Due Dates!

Thank you for a good meeting, and fun team-building day on Monday, everybody!

Here is a quick recap of all the upcoming deadlines/reminders!

January 13, 14 and 15
Reminder:  If you don't want pictures of you online on the social media accounts, contact Publicity Team member Rachel at rachelannekearns@gmail.

January 22
  • T-SHIRTS for Macbeth. Order yours online HERE!
    • $18 to the ASB Office
February 2
  • Ashland Trip: $100 installment due to the ASB Office.
    • It's ok if you haven't paid the first $100, yet. There are still spots left!
February 5
  • Publicity Bios for everyone in Macbeth are due.
    • No extensions on the due date.
    • We really would like everyone to participate, it'll make us look so pro!
    • If less than 75% of the bios are turned in, no bios will be posted. :(
    • CLICK HERE for how you will write your bio.

Reminder: Lots of sick is going around, hope you're all staying healthy! If you can't make it to rehearsal/work day, please remember to contact Mr. Marshall and stage management, and if so, please feel better soon!

When you are here, don't forget about signing in/out! There's been confusion about the sheets, but they will always be on the shelf for tech, and the black box for cast.

Thanks team, see you soon for headshots!

Friday, January 1, 2016

UPDATED 1/4: Welcome Back!


  • The Macbeth Tab now has all this info and more!
  • EVERYONE participating in Macbeth is called on Monday, January 11th. It's TEAM DAY!

Happy New Year, everyone!

We are having a really exciting start, because Macbeth will start the production process in full swing on Monday!

ASB CARDS REQUIRED: We are a school and ASB-sanctioned club so you must show your ASB cards to Alexa or myself (Marguerite) by Friday, January 8th.
- If you do not have one, you must get one by then or you risk not being a part of the show.
- If you have questions about obtaining one, please see Mr. Marshall!

SIGN-IN:  Cast and crew, you are expected to sign-in and sign-out with your time of arrival and departure everyday you are called.
Cast members will find their sign-up sheet in the black box.
Crew members will find their sign-up sheet on "the shelf" in the living room.

REHEARSAL CALENDAR:   Rehearsal Calendars and Scene Guides are now available under the scheduling tab above.
Actors, you will receive a hard copy at the first rehearsal on Monday.
Please remember you are responsible for knowing which days you are called.

Monday, January 4th
  • All actors called
  • Saint Crew, Props Crew and Costume Crew called
Tuesday January 5th
  • Block 1 
  • Saint Crew, Costume Crew and Publicity Crew called
  • ASB Cards
Wednesday January 6th
  • Block 2
  • Saint Crew, Costume Crew, and Hair & Makeup Crew called
  • ASB Cards
Thursday January 7th
  • Block 3 
  • Saint Crew, Lights Crew, and Costume Crew called
  • ASB Cards
Friday January 8th
  • Ashland $100 deposit due - Reserves your spot on the trip. First come, first serve!
  • ASB Card deadline to Alexa or Marguerite
  • Saint Crew and Props Crew called
  • Block 4 
Monday January 11th
  • Theatre Society Meeting before Macbeth work!
  • All Actors Called
  • All Crews Called

As always, please do not hesitate to contact stage management or the officers with any questions or concerns. If you do not have contact information for Alexa or me (Marguerite), come see us!

See you all soon!