Our Madrigal Dinner is quickly approaching - THIS FRIDAY at 6:30PM in the High School Cafeteria B Side! Thank you so much to all who have already signed up to donate items or time for our fundraising event. We already have about 40 reservations, so pass the word along that folks can go to www.nhchoiranddrama.net to reserve a seat (and pay at the door) or use a credit card and purchase tickets online.
Here are ways you can help:
For students participating in the skit, the schedule for this week is as follows:
Tuesday, 12/3 - 2:15-3:00
Skit & song read through (shortened due to added Singers practice)
Wednesday, 12/4 - 2:15-4:00
Thursday, 12/5 - 2:15-4:30
Run through in costume of skit/songs
Friday's schedule for everyone:
Volunteers for set-up/decorating may access the cafeteria beginning at 3:00 after the custodians have finished cleaning. We are in the B side, which is the back of the building (less windows to give more of a castle look)
2:15-3:00 - Run skit one last time, gather items to take to cafeteria
3:00-5:00 - Set up cafeteria and decorate, organize raffle baskets, 50/50, desserts
5:00-5:45 - Run skit with sound system in cafeteria, servers report, help to make salads
5:45-6:30 - Skit participants eat pizza in choir room, get into costume
6:00-6:30 - DOORS OPEN Servers help seat guests
6:30-8:30 - Dinner & program (meal served with skit parts between), raffle winners announced
8:30-9:30 - Clean up, take equipment back to choir room, turn in costumes, gather belongings
Also, on a different matter, Friday is also the deadline for submitting commitment forms and $25 deposits for the Virginia music department performance tour in April 2020. The information packet can be found here. Please submit the commitment form & payment in an envelope with the student name on the front to the drawer labeled Virginia 2020.
Thanks for helping us as we begin the crazy holiday season. Email with questions and we'll do our best to answer what we can!
Saturday, December 8, 2018
6:30PM, Hiland Presbyterian Church Hall
Tuesday, November 20 – Pick up scripts in class and look for assignments
Saturday, December 1 – 12:30-2:30PM
Rehearsal in the Choir Room to read through script and figure out costuming needs (will order what we need from Amazon that afternoon for delivery mid-week)
Monday, December 3 – 3:15-5:00PM (Rehearsal after Singers practice)
Go over all songs, second read through of script
Tuesday, December 4 – 3:00-5:00PM (after Singers return from Shannopin Country Club performance)
Review songs, begin adding in blocking of skit
Wednesday, December 5 – 2:15-4:00PM
Review blocked scenes, finish blocking rest of skit, review songs again
Thursday, December 6 – 2:15-4:00PM
Add in costume pieces, try to run skit from start to finish, adding in songs at appropriate time
Friday, December 7 – 2:15-4:00PM Mandatory for all performers
Get in costume, run skit with songs from start to finish with no stops, memorized the best you can for larger parts that require acting. Take costumes home with you to bring tomorrow.
Saturday, December 8
Morning TBA Parent committee decorates hall and gets set up for the event.
12:30PM Pick up anything from school you may have forgotten since Singers are meeting for their
performance at Faith Lutheran in Laurel Gardens.
5:00PM Skit performers report with costumes (can come dressed if you want). Begin Run-thru by 5:15
5:30PM Servers meet with parent coordinator to go over responsibilities and assigned sections.
6:00PM Doors open to the public
6:30PM Dinner & skit begin
8:30PM Everyone stays to help clean up, performers & servers also get dinner
Take costumes home and bring them to school Monday morning
Forgot to post this before break when it was passed out at the meeting. Sorry!
Tuesday, November 21
2:15-2:45 Pass out scripts and assign parts, read through?
Wednesday, November 29
3:00-4:00 Review parts and read through script
Thursday, November 30
3:00-4:00 Go over all music and then start script reading again
Friday, December 1
2:15-4:00 Review music and continue read-through, discuss blocking
Saturday, December 2
9:00-11:00 Costume fitting and run through, with blocking
Monday, December 4
3:00-4:30 Run script and add music in where it’s supposed to go,
review music if needed
Tuesday, December 5
NO REHEARSAL: Singers @ Shannopin and Band Concert
Wednesday, December 6
3:00-4:30 Solidify blocking, start memorization for major parts, run script
Thursday, December 7
3:00-4:00 Run skit without stopping
Friday, December 8 – MANDATORY FOR ALL PLAYERS & SINGERS
2:15-4:00 Run skit with music in costume on stage twice
Saturday, December 9
5:00 Report with costume
6:30 Dinner starts
8:30 Help clean up, eat, take costume home
Monday, December 11
Bring costume first thing during homeroom and put on rack in front of Choir Room.
Tuesday, 11/29: 3:00-4:00
Wednesday, 11/30: 3:00-4:00
Thursday, 12/1: 3:00-4:00
Friday, 12/2: 2:15-4:00
Saturday, 12/3: 9:00-12:00 (lunch for NH Singers staying after)
Monday, 12/5: 3:15-5:00
Tuesday, 12/6: 3:00-5:00
Wednesday, 12/7: 3:00-5:00
Thursday, 12/8: 3:00-5:00
Friday, 12/9: DRESS REHEARSAL: 2:15-4:30
MADRIGAL DINNER IS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10
Report to St. Athanasius at 5:00 for run-through and sound check
Dinner is at 6:30PM
All cast members are expected to stay for clean-up at the end
(and you get to eat what is left!)
Monday, 12/12 - RETURN COSTUMES to Choir Room
Thank you to the large number of choir members that showed up to the informational meeting yesterday. We have close to 40 students who will be a part of the skit or choir, and will have another 10-15 working the event as servers. What a great level of participation by our program for this big event!
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
If you only want to be a server:
There will be a sign-up sheet in the front of the choir room between November 23-25th. The names will be sent to the parent coordinating servers and you will be responsible for attending the night of the event (December 5) at 5:30PM wearing black and white dress clothes. You will be expected to stay for the entire event and to stay at the end to help clean up (after we feed you!).
For those members in the skit/choir, the schedule is as follows:
Saturday, November 21
Scripts will be distributed, parts assigned, music gone over, and we'll get as many in costume as possible. This will allow us to figure out if we need to purchase any more costumes, gather props, or anything else before we go on Thanksgiving break.
Tuesday, November 24
Those involved in Beauty & the Beast may decide if you want to split your time or just go to that practice since it is listed as full cast review. Just make sure that one of the student directors knows about it so we can read your lines when they happen in our run-through.
Wednesday, November 25
Thursday-Monday, November 26-30
Tuesday, December 1
Wednesday, December 2
Thursday, December 3
Friday, December 4
2:15-4:00 Final Dress Rehearsal/Run-through
Saturday, December 5
5:00PM Report with your costume and any props.
We'll run through the entire skit and all songs in the space, testing out microphones and timing. By 6:00 we will finish so the doors can open for those attending. The Dinner begins at 6:30 and the skit will begin shortly after the salad (first course) is served. All members of the skit are expected to stay after to help clean up (you will be fed first!).
TAKE YOUR COSTUMES AND PROPS HOME WITH YOU and bring them to the choir room when you arrive on Monday morning.
The Madrigal Choir is open to any member of the Symphonic or Women’s Choirs who is interested and can attend after-school rehearsals from 3:00-4:00 on April 30 and May 4-7. Arts Alive is set for Friday, May 8, 2015, and we will stroll the hallways singing in costume for about 30 minutes. You will only have to learn about 4 songs, and you will have your music with you.