WMS Presents Elf Jr.


"Musical T-shirt order forms" are posted below. They are due by October 27 to Mrs. Sturdy at WMS.

Add Mr. Baas' reminder app link to your phone or email with this link: https://www.remind.com/join/47h72 . This is the quickest way to get updates.

(Please join "West Middle School Musical" on Facebook if possible for more updates on musical info)

Reminders and Important Info:
Monday, September 11--XTS Musical Info Session in Little Theater

Thursday and Friday, September 14 and 15-- After-school audition workshops 3:15-5:00

Monday and Tuesday, September 18 and 19-- Auditions (those auditioning sign up in the office and come to ONE of these days)

Wednesday and Thursday, September 20 and 21-- Callbacks 

Friday, September 22-- Cast meeting/Read the script 3:15-5:15 

Monday, September 25-- Crew Applications DUE

Thursday, September 28--Parent Meeting @5:30 in the Little Theatre

Saturday, November 18--Tech Saturday (plan on a full day)

Shows: Friday, December 1 @ 7; Saturday, December 2 @2 (tentative) and @7; Friday December 8 @7; and
Saturday, December 9 @2 and @7



Email tbaas@portageps.org with questions. Thanks!

Below is the show calendar. The calendar is made carefully to try to make sure that all parts of the show get enough attention so that there are no weak spots. Please check the calendar and make sure that you (or your child) do not miss rehearsals. There are many TBAs near the end because we don't know what will need work; you are expected to keep the TBA days open until we tell you you are not needed that day. We as directors will do our best to keep you in the loop about who is called for each day, if it is a TBA or an undefined music work day. We will do our best to stick to this calendar, but if something makes that impossible, we will give you as much warning as possible on changes to the calendar. Here and the Facebook page are where I will share updates, and I may even be trying a reminder phone app, but that is still in the works. Recall that if you gave us the conflict on your sheet then we are planning on you still having that conflict and know you might miss parts of rehearsal on given days. No new conflicts will be honored at this point. Always communicate with me about if your child is out sick, just so I know.


Don't forget about the parent meeting on Thursday at 5:30 in the theatre.


Show Calendar--Click on a given rehearsal to see who is called:

Elf--West Middle School Musical



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A parent of each student in the cast and crew is asked to help out with one of the crews or committees. You may sign up for more than one, if desired. We will have a parent meeting to discuss involvement on September 28.



 

Crew List:

Elf Jr. Crews


Cast List:


Wow! The talent that we as directors have seen the past few days has been amazing! Thank you to every person who came to audition for Elf Jr; you truly have made choosing a cast tough simply because we have so many options! It is unfortunate that we can't take all of you as members of the cast, but there just aren't that many roles, so it wouldn't work. Please learn from auditioning and come back to audition for a future show; anyone who has done theatre knows that you have to learn from the times you aren't cast, and come back stronger, so don't give up if you really love this--try again either at West or at the many community theaters in the area. Experience is the best teacher!


Please remember that you can still be involved in the musical by applying to be on the crew for the musical. Those crew applications are at the bottom of the google site page and are DUE to Mrs. Sturdy in her classroom by Monday of next week (Sept 25). We need a great crew, so please fill out that application and turn it in if you're interested!


Cast members: We are very confident in the cast that we have chosen for this musical, and have very carefully thought through how to best use the gifts of each cast member to put the show together in the best way. This may mean that you disagree with the casting in certain places because that is not how you saw it, but it doesn't mean that the casting is wrong. We are excited to have each one of you in this show, but this is how we as directors see the show, so trust that we will lead you well! Cast has a mandatory rehearsal after school tomorrow in the theater to talk about rehearsals and need-to-know things about this show. 3:00-5:15--see you there!

Don't forget that social media is a dangerous thing when it comes to casting. Just because you are happy, doesn't mean everyone is. My recommendation is to stay off it, don't text people about the casting, and just let everyone have their own reaction to the cast list. That is the considerate and caring way to treat a cast list. Be excited, but don't let your excitement hurt someone else, or let your sadness lessen the excitement that someone feels about being in the show.


Thank you all, again! You students are wonderful, and you parents are a blessing to this show. Parents of cast and crew (once it's announced next week) don't forget about the parent meeting on Thursday, September 28 in the theater. It will only be a half hour or so.

Mark your calendars--December 1, 2, 8, 9. I'm feeling festive already!
 



Elf Cast List





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