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SCHOOL PRODUCTION - FEBRUARY 2022

 

Thank you to everyone for auditioning. It was overwhelmingly exciting to see so many of you wanting to get involved and we are really excited to see you all in action. 

 

We have had a few questions so I just wanted to clarify what will be happening, rehearsals etc.

 

What is the production?

 It is a musical revue show. This means bringing to life a variety of songs from a variety of different musicals. We will be picking the numbers as we go. The choices are chosen by the production team as we go. 

 

When are the rehearsals?

The rehearsals will be Wednesdays and Thursdays. There will be lunchtime and after school rehearsals depending on what numbers you are working on. Lunchtime rehearsals will be 12.40-1.10 and after school rehearsals will be 3.40-5pm. There will be a schedule and you will only need to attend the rehearsals of the numbers you are in. This means you will not need to attend Weds and Thurs every week.

 

Will I be put forward for a solo?

There is so much talent from everyone that auditioned! We know some of you were looking for solo parts which is fantastic. We will be allocating these out based on the commitment to rehearsal and seeing how you respond in the initial workshops for the first few weeks. This is instead of another round of ‘recall’ auditions. 

 

How will I know what numbers/songs I am assigned to?

There will be a schedule that you will need to look at carefully each week to know when you need to attend. The Google Classroom will be where this information is updated.

 

What if I cannot make a rehearsal?

We will be expecting absolute commitment. If you are unable to attend you need to let us know in advance and this should only be if you are not planning to be in school. If you miss more than one rehearsal you may have missed too much to be allowed to stay in that particular song/section. Those who catch up and do their preparation will be rewarded. If you cannot commit to rehearsals you will be called for a meeting to discuss your overall commitment to the whole production. 

 

When is the show?

February 2022! Specific dates and longer rehearsals to follow. 

 

Rehearsals:

As there are so many of you involved we are going to be splitting the groups to work on some ensemble pieces to start with. Initially these will be in 3 groups: A, B and C and then we will split off into smaller groups as and when we need to. You will not always be in the same group. You will be working with different teachers across the Performing Arts department at different times. You may be focused on the singing, and/or movement/acting with these different teachers. Your job is to make sure you check the schedule and that you are in the right place at the right time. 

 

Looking forward to seeing you! Rehearsals start tomorrow! If you cannot make tomorrow you need to send an email to Mrs Brooks. sarah.brooks@davenant.org 

 

Many thanks, 

The Performing Arts Team

 

Date

What is happening?

Who is needed?

Staff 

Wednesday 17th November

After school 

Alexander Hamilton in Hall

Groups B and C

RTB teaching singing with SFN 

and LMY, 

Wednesday 24th November 

Lunchtime 

Oliver! In Drama Studio or 22 (TBC)

Group A + Rowan

SBS

Wednesday 24th November

After school 

Alexander Hamilton in Hall

Group B and C

SJN, singing/ movement/blocking by, SFN, LMY

Thursday 25th November 

Lunchtime 

Oliver! In Drama Studio or 22 (TBC)

Group A + Rowan

SBS, MML

Thursday 25th November

 After school 

Alexander Hamilton in Hall

Group B and C

 

, SFN, SBS, LMY, MML