My Fair Ella Contracts and Day by Day Rehearsal Schedule

              January 1st, 2017

Dear Drama Parents,

I am very excited to have a wonderful group of students to work with this year on our musical, My Fair Ella.   The musical is a rendering of My Fair Lady and Cinderella.  It is light, romantic and fun.  This is an ambitious project and will take a lot of work and commitment on my part as well as the students.  I am asking students to commit to being at every rehearsal and performance where they are scheduled to be present.  Included here is a day by day schedule of rehearsals and performances.  Performances will be on April 10th-13th.  It is my hope that we will have four performances this year.   There are two community performances and we hope also to perform for the elementary and middle school.  Almost all rehearsals take place in the commons directly after school.  We will also be involved in some fundraising to help us pay for our production.

I am requiring that students and drama parents and guardians sign the contract after reading and agreeing to the proposed rehearsal and performance schedule.

Students who cannot commit to their roles need to let me know as soon as possible so I can re-cast their role.  If a student misses more than two scheduled rehearsals, I reserve the right to re-cast the role, if I believe it’s in the best interest of the show.  A production does not work unless all the players are present and fully committed.

anuary 3rd-6th

Tuesday January 3rd—Students get revised scripts and pick up schedule and contracts.

Wednesday January 4th—After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30  –Review Contracts and Responsibilties–All cast read through Act I.  Mrs. Handman collects contracts from students.

Thursday, January 5th:– After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30  All Cast read through Act II

Friday, January 6th:  Musical Rehearsal—All Chorus—Work on When You Need to Survive—Introduce Mr Robinson—Chorus needed and Ella, Destiny, Robinson, Gallagher

Week 2 January 9th-13th

Monday, January 9th—3:15-4:30 Musical Rehearsal—All Chorus—Destiny and Ella, Robinson and Gallagher”—“When You Need to Survive”—“Mr. Robinson”

Tuesday January 10th—Act I Scene I:  Chimney Sweep, Old Man, Ladies of the Night, Mother, Exasperated Wife, Destiny, and Ella.  3:15-4:30

Wednesday January  11th—After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30  Act I Scene II:  Chimney Sweep, Old Man, Robinson, Gallagher, Lady Howard, Ella

Thursday, January 12th:– After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30.  Act I Scene III and Scene IV:  Ella, Destiny, Fernando, Ladies of the Night, Mother,

Friday, January 13th:  Musical Rehearsal—All Chorus—3:15-4:30 Review When You Need to Survive,  Mr Robinson, and Fernando—Chorus needed and Ella, Destiny, Robinson, Gallagher, Fernando.

Week 3 January 16th-20th

Monday, January 16th—No School MLK day Holiday

Tuesday January 17th—Act I Scene V:  Albertina, Robinson, Gallagher, Ella, 3:15-4:30

Wednesday January  18th—After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30  Act I Scene VI and VII:  Lady Howard, Fernando, Robinson, Ella, Albertina, Gallagher

Thursday, January 12th:– After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30.  Act I Scene I:  Chimney Sweep, Old Man, Ladies of the Night, Mother, Exasperated Wife, Destiny, and Ella.  3:15-4:30

Friday, January 13th:  Sets, Props, and Painting Crew—Measurements and Fittings with Anna—Ella, Lady Howard, Destiny, Albertina, Lord Robinson

Week 4 January 23rd-27th

Monday January 23rd—Music Rehearsal Ella and Gallagher 3:15-3:50-  Music Rehearsal  Ella, Albertina, and Destiny 3:50-4:30

Tuesday January 24th— After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30  Act I Scene II:  Chimney Sweep, Old Man, Robinson, Gallagher, Lady Howard, Ella

Wednesday January  25th—After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30.  Act I Scene III and Scene IV:  Ella, Destiny, Fernando, Ladies of the Night, Mother,

Thursday, January 26th:– After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30. Act I Scene V:  Albertina, Robinson, Gallagher, Ella

Friday, January 27th:  Sets, Props, and Painting Crew—Measurements and Fittings with Anna—Gallagher, Fernando, Lord Raymond, Lord Cantbury, Lord Renquist

Week 5 January 30th- Feb 3rd—Off Script for all of Act 1

Monday January 30th—3:15-4:30 Musical Rehearsal—All Chorus—Mr. Robinson, Fernando,

Tuesday January 31st— After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30  Act I Scene VI and VII:  Lady Howard, Fernando, Robinson, Ella, Albertina, Gallagher

Wednesday Feb. 1–After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30.  Act I Scene 1– Combine music and scene.  Chorus, Chimney Sweep, Old Man, Ladies of the Night, Mother, Exasperated Wife, Destiny, and Ella.

Thursday, Feb 2:– After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30. Act 1 Scene II—Music and Scene—All Chorus, Chimney Sweep, Old Man, Robinson, Gallagher, Lady Howard, Ella

Friday, Feb. 3rd:  After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30.  Act I, Scene IV with Music—All chorus, Ella, Destiny, Fernando, Ladies of the Night, Mother.

Week 6  Feb. 6th –Feb 10th

Monday Feb. 6th—3:15-4:30–Musical Rehearsal:  Protect Your Heart—Albertina, Destiny, and Ella  and “ A Lady” Gallagher and Ella

Tuesday— Feb. 7th–After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30  Act II Scene I-II:  Albertina, Ella, Destiny, Fernando and Lady Howard

Wednesday Feb. 8–After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30.  Act II, Scene III.  Lady Rochester, Lady Grant, Lord Raymond, Lord Cantbury, Lord Robinson, Gallagher, Ella, Lord Renquist, Lady Bidwell, Lady Howard

Thursday, Feb 9th:– After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30. Act II, Scene IV and V.  Lord Robinson, Albertina, Gallagher.

Friday, Feb. 10th:  Sets, Props, and Painting Crew—Measurements and Fittings Lady Grant, Lady Rochester, Lady Bidwell, Mother, Chimney Sweep, Exasperated Wife, Lady of the Night 1 and 2.

Week 7  Feb. 13th –Feb 17th

Monday Feb. 13th—3:15-4:30 Musical Rehearsal—Musical Rehearsal:  Protect Your Heart—Albertina, Destiny, and Ella  and  “ A lady” Gallagher and Ella

Tuesday— Feb. 14th–After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30  Act II, Scene VI and VII.  Ella, Destiny, Fernando, Lady Howard, Gallagher, Albertina

Wednesday– Feb. 15th—Musical Rehearsal—All chorus  “Open Your Heart”—Ella, Destiny, Fernando, Lady Howard, Gallagher, Albertina

Thursday, Feb 16th:– After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30. Act II Scene I-II:  Albertina, Ella, Destiny, Fernando and Lady Howard

Friday, Feb. 17th:  Sets, Props, and Painting Crew—Additional Fittings with Anna

Week 8  Feb. 20th –Feb 24th

Monday Feb. 20th—NO SCHOOL

Tuesday— Feb. 21st–After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30  Act II, Scene III.  Lady Rochester, Lady Grant, Lord Raymond, Lord Cantbury, Lord Robinson, Gallagher, Ella, Lord Renquist, Lady Bidwell, Lady Howard

Wednesday– Feb. 22nd—Musical Rehearsal—All chorus  “Open Your Heart”—Ella, Destiny, Fernando, Lady Howard, Gallagher, Albertina

Thursday, Feb 23rd:– Act II, Scene IV and V.  Lord Robinson, Albertina, Gallagher.

Friday, Feb. 24th:  Act II, Scene VI and VII.  Ella, Destiny, Fernando, Lady Howard, Gallagher, Albertina.

Week 9  Feb.27-March 3rd—Off Book for Act III

Monday Feb. 27th Musical Rehearsal:  All Chorus–“Open Your Heart” and “Protect Your Heart”—Albertina, Destiny, Ella

Tuesday Feb. 28th  Act II, Scene I Scene and Music together Albertina, Destiny, and Ella

Wednesday—March 1st—Act II, Scene III—incorporate duet and dancing into scene- Lady Rochester, Lady Grant, Lord Raymond, Lord Cantbury, Lord Robinson, Gallagher, Ella, Lord Renquist, Lady Bidwell, Lady Howard

Thursday, March 2nd:– Act II, Scene VII—incorporate scene and closing song— Chorus, Ella, Destiny, Lady Howard, Fernando, Gallagher, Albertina, Robinson

Friday, March 3rd Friday, Feb. 17th:  Sets, Props, and Painting Crew—Additional Fittings with Anna

Week 10March 6th—March 10th—Rehearsals will now be from 3:15-5:00 p.m.

Monday March 6th:  Act I Scene I:  Chimney Sweep, Old Man, Ladies of the Night, Mother, Exasperated Wife, Destiny, and Ella.  Act I Scene II:  Chimney Sweep, Old Man, Robinson, Gallagher, Lady Howard, Ella.

Tuesday March 7th. Act I Scene III and Scene IV:  Ella, Destiny, Fernando, Ladies of the Night, Mother, Scene V:  Albertina, Robinson, Gallagher, Ella

Wednesday—March 8th—Act II, Scene III—incorporate duet and dancing into scene- Lady Rochester, Lady Grant, Lord Raymond, Lord Cantbury, Lord Robinson, Gallagher, Ella, Lord Renquist, Lady Bidwell, Lady Howard

Thursday, March 9th– After school rehearsal 3:15-4:30  Act I Scene VI and VII:  Lady Howard, Fernando, Robinson, Ella, Albertina, Gallagher

Friday, March 10th—Chorus Song Review “When You Need to Survive”, “Mr Robinson”, “Fernando”, “Protect Your Heart”

Week 11March 13th-17th

Monday March 13th:  Feb. 7th–Act II Scene I-II:  Albertina, Ella, Destiny, Fernando and Lady Howard,  Scene III.  Lady Rochester, Lady Grant, Lord Raymond, Lord Cantbury, Lord Robinson, Gallagher, Ella, Lord Renquist, Lady Bidwell, Lady Howard

Tuesday March 14th. Act II, Scene IV and V.  Lord Robinson, Albertina, Gallagher: Scene VI and VII.  Ella, Destiny, Fernando, Lady Howard, Gallagher, Albertina.

Wednesday—March 15th—Act II Run Through—All actors in Act II report

Thursday, March 16th–  Set and Props—After School–3:30-5:00 p.m.

Friday, March 17th— Set and Props– After School–3:30-5:00 p.m.

Week 12—March 20th—24th

Monday—March 20th—Act I Scenes 1-4 (including music and chorus) –After School—3:30—5:00 p.m.

Tuesday—March 21st—Act I Scenes 4-7 (including music and chorus)—After School—3:30—5:00 p.m

Wednesday—March 22nd—Act II Scenes 1-4 (including Music “Protect Your Heart and A Lady”)—After School 3:30—5:00 p.m.

Thursday—March 23rd—Act II Scenes 4-7 (including music and Chorus)

Friday—March 24th—Music rehearsal (“ A Lady” and “Protect Your Heart”—Ella, Gallagher, Albertina, Destiny)

Week 13—March 27th—31st—Spring Break—No rehearsals

Week 14

April 3rd—April 7th—Dress Rehearsal Crunch Time Week

Monday–April 3rd—Act I all music and actors

Tuesday–April 4th—Act II all music and actors

Wednesday–April 5th Act I and II  late rehearsal time 3:30-5:30

Thursday—Dress Rehearsal:  3:00-4:00 costume and make

4:00-5:30 Performance Act I and II  6:00 Pizza

Friday April 7th—Target scenes that need work T.B.A.

Week 15—Performance Week

Monday:  Matinee Performance—Elementary

Tuesday:  Matinee Performance—Middle School

Wednesday: Evening Performance 7:00

Thursday:  Evening Performance 7:00

Clean up 9:00-11:00 p.m.

Week 16—Cast Party T.B.A.

Cast

Destiny                                  Emma Holmberg (solo)

Ella                                          Izzy Ramirez

Lady of the Night 1:             Maddy Marrs

Lady of the Night 2:             Tyler Wichman (solo)

Mother:                                 Tara Keepers (solo)

Old Man                                Jackson Nickell

Chimney Sweep                   Katie Culp (solo)

Wife                                        Grace Perdue (solo)

Fernando:                              Blake Nelson

Miles Gallagher                    Logan Kenworthy (solo)

Lady Howard:                       Tiahna Schley Kelly

Lord Robinson:                     Hannah Hart

Albertina:                              Anastasia Newell (under-study: Grace Perdue) (solo)

Lady Grant:                           Shelby Lybarger

Lord Raymond                      Jackson Nickell

Lord Cantbury:                     Alex Garcia

Lord Renquist:                      Tana Robertson

Lady Rochester:                   Brooklyn Grubbs

Lady Bidwell:                        Alice Gunn

Chorus:  Grace Perdue (soloist), Tara Keepers (soloist), Tyler Wichman (soloist), Maddy Marrs, Tana Robertson, Brooklyn Grubbs, Alice Gunn (soloist), Shelby Lybarger, Jackson Nickell, Luke Bagenski (soloist), Grace Bagenski,

CREW:

Stage Manager: Shelby Lybarger

Accompaniest:  Allie Bagenski

CREW—Set and Props

Claire Goslee, Jade Ledgerwood, Katie Culp, Jessica Ellison, Izzy Ramirez, Bentley Watson, Logan Kenworthy, Chloe Thistle,

COSTUMES:  Anna Mercer

CHOREOGRAPHY:  Tyler Wichman, Anastasia Newell

Actor Responsibilities

  • Attend all rehearsals where your part is listed to attend. Be Responsible, Respectful, Reliable.
  • Do not attend rehearsals if not required to be there. The production needs as few distractions as possible.
  • Attend costume fittings and schedule with Anna.
  • Respect, take care, and return costumes. We borrow them from Cottage Grove Theater and need to return them in the same condition we received them in.
  • Learn lines and put the required work into each scene.
  • Respond and listen to the director and stage manager.
  • Keep stage and backstage quiet when other actors are working and being directed.
  • Do not interfere with props, sets, costumes that get in the way of our crew and distract from the production.
  • Text Mrs. Handman immediately if you encounter an emergency and can’t attend a rehearsal. 541-525-5382
  • Help with clean up after performances.

 

Set and Crew Responsibilities:

  • Show up on set/crew dates
  • Finish and work to a time frame
  • Clean up after working and keep supplies cleaned and put away.
  • Communicate with the director and stage manager to keep deadlines.
  • Help with clean up after the show.
  • Be quiet back stage if actors are performing or rehearsing.

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CHS 2017 Production of “My Fair Ella” Contract:

Students:  I have read the contract and understand and commit to the responsibilities involved in my role in this production.  I agree to be responsible, respectful, and reliable in upholding the duties pertaining to my role.

Print Name:_______________________________________________________________

 

Signature:___________________________________________________________________

 

Parent: I have read the contract and can support my child in keeping their commitment to this production.

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