If you are a Hamlet cast or leadership team member who still needs to submit a bio, today is the deadline! Click here to take care of it now.
If you are a Hamlet cast or crew member (including our outstanding costume and set build teams!) and you haven't had a chance to add your name to the t-shirt signature paper, stop by the PAC office immediately after school on MONDAY.
REMINDER: LOAD-IN 10/31
Hamlet cast and crew: Remember our load-in is scheduled for Saturday, October 31, from 9:00-4:00. Dig out your work clothes, start stretching, and get ready to haul our massive set!
PARENTS: HELP FEED THE LOAD-IN AND SET-BUILD TEAMS
We're looking for just a few more items for the load-in lunch on 10/31 and snacks for set-build days. All volunteer needs for food are managed through Sign Up Genius. Visit this page to sign up for load-in lunch items, and visit here to sign up for set-build snacks. Helping with food at load-in is a great way to interact with the students (and it helps them remember your name!). Please contact Amy Basner with any questions.
PARENTS: HELP SELL TICKETS ON SHOW NIGHTS
CHS Theatre needs parent volunteers to help with ticket sales for I Hate Hamlet. We need four people for the evening performances on 11/19-21 and two for the Understudy Cast performance on 11/21. Please contact Wayne Kledzik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARENTS: BRAVO ADS AVAILABLE
Parents of I Hate Hamlet cast and crew members have the opportunity to purchase Bravo Ads for their students (anyone involved with the show: actors, crew, costumers, set builders, etc.). Bravo Ads are placed in the program (for a particular musical or play) to congratulate your student on a job well done. The ads are usually simply (e.g. Break a leg, Ann! We are so proud of you! Love, Mom and Dad), and you may word them any way you like.
How much do they cost?
-Business-card size: $25
-1/4 page ($45)
Make checks payable to Centerville High School. Send your payment in to Mr. Hamen with your student or mail to:
Attn: Mr. Hamen
500 E. Franklin St.
Centerville, OH 45459
How do I submit an ad?
-Create it yourself (business-card size= 2" high by 2.5" wide, and 1/4 page= 4" high by 2.5" wide)
-Save it as as jpg, bmp, png, pdf, or psd format
-OR just email the text, and we will create it for you
-Email to publicityCHStheatre@gmail.com
Bravo ads are due by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28. Please contact Ann Meyer (publicityCHStheatre@gmail.com) if you play to buy an ad so she can save space in the program.
IT'S TIME TO COLLECT YOUR CANS!
Join CHS Theatre in our effort to support Trick-or-Treat So Kids Can Eat, a nationwide program aimed at fighting hunger run by the International Thespian Society. Students will be collecting non-perishable, non-expired food items while the costumed kiddies are collecting candy on Saturday, October 31.
According to Feeding America, 12 million U.S. children suffer from hunger, and we aim to make a big contribution to the national goal of collecting 350,000 pounds of food! All donations will help local families: our collection is supporting the Epiphany Pantry.
We know we won't be able to canvas every Centerville neighborhood, and many donors may not be home. Feel free to drop off donations to the scene shop entrance of the PAC from 9:00-4:00 on October 31 to join the cause!
STUDENTS: Deliver your pre-collection announcements to your neighbors soon. Pick up extras outside the PAC office.
BE A PERFORMER AT WOODLAND LIGHTS
S.T.A.G.E. has partnered with Woodland Lights to provide student performers for this year's event! Actors will perform as holiday characters and mascots from December 4-30 (except 12/24-25). If you'd like to join the fun, check your availability, then see Mr. Hamen to add your name to the calendar. More information will be coming soon about final schedules and training sessions.
BE A DAYTONY AWARDS JUDGE
CHS Theatre is proud to participate in this year's DayTony Awards season (I Hate Hamlet and The Addams Family will be adjudicated). As part of the process, we send student judges to evaluate (and celebrate!) the work of our fellow actors and technicians at other local high schools. If you'd like to be a judge, pick up the startup information outside the PAC then sign up here. CHS will be evaluating 11 productions this year, so we need lots of help! Judges receive a free ticket to the show for themselves and a guest. Contact Mr. Hamen for more details.
BE AN USHER FOR I HATE HAMLET
There will be a meeting for students interested in being ushers for I Hate Hamlet after school on Wednesday, November 4, in C108. This is a great way to help out and see the show!
ALL-OHIO SHOW INFO NOW AVAILABLE
The annual All-Ohio Show is one of the most exciting projects that the Ohio Educational Theatre Association offers to students. CHS Thespian Troupe #2204 may send up to six registered, inducted Thespians to audition for the cast and six registered, inducted Thespians to interview for crew positions. Once chosen, cast and crew only have three rehearsal/build weekends and one and a half days of tech/dress rehearsals in which to create an amazing production. The All-Ohio show is the featured opening show of the EdTA Ohio Chapter State Conference. The All-Ohio show intends to provide participating students with the unforgettable experience of working on an advanced level of theatrical production.
This year's All-Ohio show is She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition by Qui Nguyen. Actor auditions, student director interviews, and technician applications must take place online by NOVEMBER 15. This means if you're interested, you need to sign up outside the PAC byMONDAY, OCTOBER 26, so there's time to begin the process of selecting and preparing our CHS representatives. Find more information about the All-Ohio show here, and contact Mr. Hamen with any questions.
SEE A SHOW, GIVE A SHOW, SUPPORT CHS THEATRE!
If you're planning to see a performance at the Schuster Center or Victoria Theatre this year, you can support CHS Theatre by purchasing your tickets from the Victoria Theatre Association's fundraising program. Download instructions and a season schedule here or visit the VTA fundraising website. VTA fundraising is not just for theatre tickets: many concerts and special events count too! Please spread the word about VTA's sponsorship of CHS Theatre!
THINKING ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS?
Make your holiday spirit bright with tickets to Manheim Steamroller Christmas (12/2), A Christmas Carol (12/5-6), or Straight No Chaser (December 23). Or, give the gift of theatre to someone on your "nice" list who'd enjoy Once (1/19-24), Cinderella--just added! (2/9-14), The Bridges of Madison County (3/15-20), Million Dollar Quartet (4/8-10), Blue Man Group (4/22-24), or The Lion King (6/7-7/3).
NOT THINKING ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS (BECAUSE IT'S STILL OCTOBER!)?
Catch Bullets Over Broadway (11/3-8) or Evil Dead the Musical (11/6-8)!
POWER AUDITIONS COMING SOON!
FORMS AVAILABLE: November
AUDITIONS: December 1-2
CALLBACKS: December 3
Check out Mr. Hamen's Director Notes to get some ideas about our show! See the originalPower script. It's still under review to match the version we will produce (especially the ending), but the skeleton is all there.
ALTER'S GOT TALENT AUDITIONS
Alter High School invites students in grades 6-12 to audition for their annual public talent show,Alter's Got Talent. Auditions for all talent acts (not just singing!) will take place on Saturday, November 21 from 12:00-3:00 in Seaton Hall room 404. Students should prepare a two-minute audition piece and bring any necessary recorded music on an mp3 player. There is a $5 audition fee. The top acts will be chosen to perform on Saturday, January 23, for a $500 grand prize! Contact director Megan Sears for more details.
2016 DAYTON DRAGONS GREEN TEAM TRYOUTS
The Dayton Dragons are looking for energetic, enthusiastic, and hardworking people to be a part of the 2016 Green Team! Green Team members facilitate all in-game entertainment skits, entertain fans throughout Dragons home games and special events at the field. Duties include selecting contestants, welcoming fans as they enter the stadium, prepping contestants for skits, assisting mascots and hosts, dancing on the dugouts, and shooting t-shirts.
The Dragons are also holding auditions for the Host position. Dragons’ hosts act as the master of ceremonies for the entire entertainment show at every game. Hosts are involved in almost every inning break throughout the game. They are responsible for introducing and providing witty commentary for each skit or contest. Interested persons are also able to audition for Mascot positions. Mascots are among the most visible entertainers at the stadium, as the central part of nearly every skit. To receive more information and to reserve an audition spot, students can visitwww.daytondragons.com or call (937) 228-2287.