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!