Hopefully all of you are having a spectacular spring break! We already have huge plans prepared on our week back, and it heavily involves cast participation!
Cast Dinners and the Cast Party are already underway. For the next few weeks, we are opening up a voting poll to decide where we will be taking the company after each performance (excluding Sunday for the Cast Party). Likewise, we are also asking actors and actresses to bring meals, snacks, and drinks for the Cast Party if possible (it's not a requirement, but would definitely allow for more options for the company during the event). The voting process will conclude on Tuesday, April 21st.
As a brief reminder, the evening / dress rehearsals have been extended to Thursday - Wednesday (April 16th - 22nd), not including the weekend in between. Due to pressing deadlines and needing to perfect songs and dance numbers before the performances, these additional days will surely help the cast become more familiar with their material and allow for the backstage crew to complete multiple sets. For those new to the Holt Theater Program, evening / dress rehearsals go directly from 3:00pm (after school) to 10:00pm. It is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY that you arrive before 3:00pm to get into costume and have make - up ready for the dress rehearsals. We do not want to waste any of the time we may have on hand!
Finally, to meet most expectations, we have dance recordings of both Anything Goes! and Blow, Gabriel, Blow! Unfortunately, there have been, say, "technical difficulties" posting the videos (through Weebly) in correct format, and will take additional time to prepare. If in any case, they will be prepared before and during the evening / dress rehearsals for practicing purposes. Hopefully you can all adjust to this unexpected delay.
Remember, there are scheduled tech meetings during spring break (where students and parents can help build the sets for the show) and we are "supposed" to be off - book during this time. Do not bring your scripts on stage at any point in time! Most importantly, take time to memorize any content you are not comfortable with.