We are so excited to work on a Music Theatre International (MTI) production this year. Seussical the Musical is a wonderful combination of Dr. Seuss stories and song. The way it is woven together, you would think Dr. Seuss intended all of his stories to be combined into one fabulous adventurous tale. We will be doing the junior (JR) version of the show, which means the show runs about 90 minutes without intermission. Save the dates: May 4 and 5.
We are a month away from this year’s production, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The students have been working diligently in preparation for our three performances (including most of the actors and some of the crew taking a three-hour stage combat workshop with the president of Speech Theatre Association of NJ, Chuck Miller). This year we have added new layers in which the students have been able to participate. Both the graphic design and costuming classes are preparing items for the show. We have student marketing, makeup, and hair teams. The after school music production group, Life Music, is working on scene change music. With all those involved, there are almost 60 students between sixth and twelfth grades involved. That is almost a third of the whole upper school. The actual performances will be completely run by the students.
We have also added new people to our adult production staff, including:
Production Manager–Michael Wilkins
Set Designer–Bobby Parker
Graphic Design Consultant–Lina Navas
Make-Up Designer–Laura Ceresini
Concession Coordinator–Jennie Higginbotham
**Student Costume Designer and Costumer–Hannah Yeretzian**
Show dates are:
Friday, May 19th at 7pm
Saturday, May 20th at 11am and 3pm
Tickets are already available online at LCA’s BookTix page.
This year, Images Theatre Club will be presenting Agatha Christie’s A Murder Is Announced as a part of an arts week in the spring. More information about tickets and the events for that week will be posted later. As for now, here is the cast for the main production:
Letitia Blacklock Sabrina Cintron
Dora Bunner “Bunny” Santy Boothe
Julia Simmons Nadia Guzman
Patrick Simmons Nathaniel Abiuso
Mitzi Naomi Torres
Miss Marple Nyla Gumbs
Phillipa Haymes Aaniah Tanner-Barnes
Mrs. Swettenham Mary-Simone Collazo
Edmund Swettenham Preston Spadaro
Inspector Craddock Charles Curtis-Thomas
Sergeant Mellors Anthony Kohan
There are other actors and scenes that will be a part of our festival weekend. Those scenes, actors, and student directors will be posted once all scenes have been cast.
If you are interested in the International Thespian Society, you can check out the website http://www.schooltheatre.org/ITS or http://www.schooltheatre.org/TroupeHandbook or see the complete PDF here Thespian Troupe Handbook
Those who received information about being inducted this year need to return their documents and dues by Friday, December 12, 2014 for this program to become effective at Life Center.
Remember that points are earned by doing excellent work: this includes, but is not limited to, attendance, tardiness, preparation, and performance. Absences are considered unexcused unless the student personally notifies Sister Brown at least a week in advance or there is a dire emergency (in which a parent/guardian must write a note explaining the emergency.) Doctor appointments, family visits, regular headaches, etc. are not considered emergencies. If a student wants to become a part of the International Thespian Society, he/she must earn the points to be inducted and earn the points to achieve higher levels of honor. You can keep track by using the documents below. Remember all points have to be approved by Sister Brown to count.
Okay, students. The scripts arrived. Please see Sister Brown for your copy. You can purchase your copy from the school for $10 or you can borrow a copy. For a borrowed copy, you must sign out your copy on a sheet that states that you will pay for any script you permanently mark ($10) or lose ($20–to cover replacement expenses).
We have a reading of the script this Friday, December 5th. All students are expected to attend the rehearsal.
Please make sure to bring your scripts to every rehearsal for which you are called. Let’s get started!
This is the preliminary schedule. Scripts are on their way and will arrive before the rehearsal on December 5th. If a student chooses to purchase his/her script from the school (so that he/she can highlight and mark it up), the cost is $10. If any student loses the script, the cost of replacement is $20 ($10 for the original and $10 for the new one that has to be purchased).
Tuesday, November 25th–DVD–not mandatory but advised
Tuesday, December 2nd–DVD–not mandatory but advised
Friday, December 5th–full cast–script reading Continue reading