Butter Braid Sales!

Our Chorus ButterBraid fundraiser begins on Monday, September 10, 2018! All Eastvalley chorus students have the order forms.

Butter Braids cost $14 and the delicious cookies cost $16. The items come to us frozen and must stay frozen until you are ready to use them. Braids must defrost over night, and cookies defrost for a short while before baking. They are processed in a factory that also processes products with nuts, so advise your child to avoid them if he/she is allergic. See the Butter Braid website for product details: Click on the item picture for nutrition info: https://butterbraid.com/nutrition_ingredients_braidedpastry#.W23XTGeov5p

Please begin selling ASAP! You can read more and get some fantastic “seller” ideas on the Butter Braid website: http://butterbraid.com/seller-resources   I particularly like the “Top 10” list and the “Sell To” list (attached to this email). They also have nutrition information on the website.

If you will be seeing family over the holidays, you may want to plan on ordering some extra Butter Braids for your gathering! Delivery is Monday, November 5th, so you will have them in plenty of time for the holidays!  Remember to collect the money when you make the sale.

Checks are payable to Eastvalley Elementary or parents can collect the money and write one check to cover the total amount.

 More details and selling tips:

People love Butter Braid pastries, but if they are ordering for the first time, let them know a little bit about the product.

  • It is a light and flaky pastry that is hand-braided and comes in a variety of mouthwatering fillings.
  • It is made with 100% real butter and other high-quality ingredients.
  • The pastry comes frozen and will keep for many months in the freezer.
  • Butter Braid pastries are great for holidays and other special occasions.

 Butter Braids cost $14 each (our chorus keeps $6 from every braid sold). They are delivered frozen and need to thaw/rise 10-12 hours before baking. Checks are payable to Eastvalley Elementary. Proceeds go towards chorus activities and supplies such as stage renovations, lights, sound system improvements, sheet music, director training, and backdrops.

As if the Braids weren’t enough in themselves, the students win prizes for selling Butter Braids:

  • If they show me that they have sold at least five by Wednesday, September 12, they get a “Whirley Pop” to eat in music class. (Show me the order form or send me a picture of the orders as proof.)
  • If they sell 10 by October 5, they get a second Whirley Pop plus a “Teach for 10.”
  • Sell 15 and get a pack of 32 count chocolate chip cookie dough plus the above prizes.
  • Sell 20 and they get to step into the money machine on November 9th and grab as much cash as they can in 20 seconds, plus the above prizes!
  • Sell 30 and win a 6 lb bag of Black Forrest Gummies, plus the above prizes!

Our goal is for every student to sell at least 10. Because of the success of this annual fundraiser, we can keep chorus fees down as low as they are ($30 for the entire year this year)! So, we need your help in selling as many Braids as possible. Many parents find it easy to sell them to friends at work because once you taste a Butter Braid, you want more every year! Thanks for your support!

Cinderella Auditions September 12, 13, 14, 18 for EV Chorus Members

Cinderella Auditions are on Wed, Thu, and Friday, September 12, 13, 14,  and call-backs are on Tuesday Sept 18. The necessary audition information follows :

I highly recommend that your child watch this Cinderella video to decide what part to audition for!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhJ5DgCx45Y

Encourage your child to be realistic about expectations. Only one child will be cast as Cinderella, one as Prince Charming, one as the Stepmother, etc. If a certain leading role requires a strong singer and actor, only the one most prepared child will get that role. Find information about the characters, audition scripts, and the songs at  https://www.mtishows.com/disneys-cinderella-kids

Scroll down on the right hand side of the above MTIShows website (where it says “17 Roles”) to find “full cast info,” “songs,” and “audition central.”

Full cast info” gives you a description of each leading role;

Songs” plays a sample of several songs from the show;

and “Audition Central” provides a character description (breakdown), the audition excerpts from the script and the required audition song (score). If the character doesn’t have an important solo song, there won’t be a required audition song listed under “score,” hence there won’t be an audition song required of the students auditioning for that character. Click here to download the audition script:  Cinderella Main Characters Audition Script

 

Audition Process:

On the audition day, students will tell the directors the one role (first choice) they would most like (with realistic expectations).  Students also list their preferences of other roles beyond their first choice, but they only audition/read for the role they want the most. Every student will have the opportunity to audition for their first choice role. The directors may ask some students to read parts in addition to the first choice. We may ask some students to come back on September 18 for a “call-back” to read a different part, or to act in combination with a specific grouping of students. The directors will offer speaking parts to the students who perform the best in the audition process. The audition judging rubric is on the chorus website. Times below are approximate, based on how many children attend the auditions. Click here to download the rubric: Musical Audition Rubric

Wednesday: Students auditioning for the following parts will meet in the music room from 2:30-4:30

  • Cinderella

  • Fairy Godmother

  • Gus

  • Perla

  • Jaq

  • Luke

Thursday: Students auditioning for the following parts will meet in the music room from 2:30-4:00

  • Stepmother

  • Stepsisters

Friday: Students auditioning for the following parts will meet in the music room from 2:30-4:30

  • Town Criers

  • King

  • Prince Charming

  • Grand Duke

  • Herald

  • Narrators

 

Good luck to all!

 

The audition script from the above MTIShows website follows, but I recommend downloading it from my link above.:

 

Cinderella

Cinderella is the heroine of the show. She is a strong-willed girl with enormous faith. Cinderella believes that, in time, good things happen to good people, and deep down she knows her day will come. She does not resent her Stepfamily – she is aware of their social and emotional limitations. She sings a beautiful ballad, so cast your strongest singer/actress combination. This role requires an actress who can convey Cinderella’s conviction and her inner beauty.

Gender: female

Vocal range top: D4

Vocal range bottom: B2

SIDE 1

MICE

Cinderelly? Cinderelly? Cinderelly! Cinderelly!

NARRATOR 3

The mice were her best friends, and helped her as much as they could. Let’s see, there was Perla, and Jaq, and Luke … and Gus …

(GUS remains cowering in a corner.)

CINDERELLA

Come out, Gus!
(patting GUS’s paw)
Don’t let them scare you.

GUS

Cinderelly go to the party!

CINDERELLA

A ball. Can you imagine? It would be a dream come true.

GUS

Dream, Cinderelly?

CINDERELLA

Why Gus, don’t you know what a dream is? It’s important to have a dream.

SIDE 2

STEPMOTHER

Girls, don’t forget to give Cinderella your laundry. It’s dirty sock day!

(The STEPSISTERS dump a pile of dirty socks on CINDERELLA. The MICE clench their paws in anger.)

JAQ

Grrr!

LUKE

Mean, mean, mean!!!!

CINDERELLA

Now now, fellas, it’s all right. I’m not going to think about dirty socks. I’m going to think about the ball. All the ladies in their fancy dresses, and all the men with their handsome coats and mustaches, and —

(GUS takes a bow, and offers his paw.)

Why sir, are you asking me to dance? How lovely!

SIDE 3

(STEPMOTHER and the STEPSISTERS exit. CINDERELLA collapses to the ground.)

NARRATOR 3

Cinderella tried to be brave and hide her tears, but it was too much. The mice tried to comfort her, but it was no use.

CINDERELLA

There’s nothing left to believe in. Nothing.

(Suddenly, FAIRY GODMOTHER appears.)

FAIRY GODMOTHER

Nothing, my dear? Oh, now, you don’t really mean that.

CINDERELLA

Why, who are you?

FAIRY GODMOTHER

I’m your Fairy Godmother.

CINDERELLA

But that’s impossible.

FAIRY GODMOTHER

Nonsense, child. If it were impossible, I wouldn’t be here. And here I am.

(CINDERELLA gasps as FAIRY GODMOTHER helps her to her feet.)

Oh, come now. Dry those tears. You can’t go to the ball looking like that.

CINDERELLA

The ball? Oh, but I’m not.

FAIRY GODMOTHER

Of course you are. But we’ll have to hurry, because even miracles take a little time.

 

CINDERELLA

Miracles?

FAIRY GODMOTHER

Oh yes! Now run to the garden and pick me the prettiest rose. And when you return, you’ll be off to the ball in no time!

CINDERELLA

Really, Fairy Godmother?

FAIRY GODMOTHER

Really and truly. Now run along!

(CINDERELLA runs off. FAIRY GODMOTHER gathers the MICE around her.)

Now, let’s see. Um, I’m going to need a little help here. Are you ready?

MICE

Ready, ready!!!

FAIRY GODMOTHER

I’d say the first thing we need is, um, a pumpkin.

 

 

 

 

Stepsisters and Stepmother

 

The Stepsisters should be cast with two of your stronger actresses with excellent comedic timing and physical comedy skills. ANASTASIA works well when played as spoiled rotten and not very bright. She’s used to getting her way and throws a fit whenever she hears the word “no.” DRIZELLA works well as the bully of the two. Although both Stepsisters hate Cinderella equally, Drizella is more likely to be the one that starts a fight with her. There are no solos for the Stepsisters.

Stepmother is the mother to Anastasia and Drizella and the stepmother to Cinderella. She is cold, cruel, and calculating. She is unhappy with her place in life and is determined to use her daughters to get where she wants to be: the Palace. She is threatened by Cinderella’s kindness and the effect it has on people. Casting an actress with the maturity to maintain the level-headedness of the Stepmother around her frenzied daughters is important. No solo work is required of this character, so cast a stronger actor.

Gender: female

(CINDERELLA enters, balancing a huge breakfast tray on her head, wincing from the bloodcurdling screams of her STEPMOTHER and STEPSISTERS.)

ANASTASIA

Where’s my muffin?

DRIZELLA

Where’s my tea? I can’t possibly start the morning without my tea!!!

(The STEPSISTERS charge out of their bedroom and crash into CINDERELLA, causing the breakfast tray to spill all over them.)

ANASTASIA

Look what you’ve done now, you klutz!

DRIZELLA

My favorite nightie, and you’ve completely ruined it!

STEPMOTHER

Girls, girls – what’s going on?

(CINDERELLA scrambles to clean up the mess.)

Oh, I should have guessed. Really, Cinderella, you must learn to be more careful.

SIDE 2

(STEPMOTHER and the STEPSISTERS stop dead in their tracks. CINDERELLA shows them her dress.)

CINDERELLA

Isn’t it lovely? Do you like it? Do you think it will do?

ANASTASIA

Cinderella!

DRIZELLA

I don’t believe it!

ANASTASIA

Oh, she just can’t —

 

STEPMOTHER

Girls, please. After all, we did make a bargain. Didn’t we, Cinderella?
(fingering her beads)
These beads, they give it just the right touch. Don’t you think so, Drizella?

DRIZELLA

No, I don’t. I think she’s —
(gasps)
Why, you little thief! They’re my beads! Give them here!
(rips the beads off of CINDERELLA)

CINDERELLA

Oh, no.

ANASTASIA

Oh, and look, that’s my sash. Wearing my sash! She can’t.

(The STEPSISTERS shriek as they tear at CINDERELLA’s dress.)

CINDERELLA

Oh, stop. Please stop!

DRIZELLA

Oh, this is mine —

ANASTASIA

Oh, you ungrateful little —

STEPMOTHER

Girls! Girls! That’s quite enough. Hurry along now, both of you. I won’t have you upsetting yourselves.

(CINDERELLA looks at her torn dress. STEPMOTHER sneers at CINDERELLA.)

Goodnight, Cinderella.

SIDE 3

(The scene changes to the Royal Palace, where STEPMOTHER and the STEPSISTERS are preparing to enter. The STEPSISTERS are fighting like cats and dogs.)

DRIZELLA

Me first!

ANASTASIA

No, ME first, you ugly beast!

DRIZELLA

Takes one to know one!

ANASTASIA

(imitating)
“Takes one to know one!” How is your Prince ever going to pick you with that whhhhiiiiine of yours?

DRIZELLA

Am I hearing something? I think someone’s talking but I’m not sure …

STEPMOTHER

Now girls, girls! Is that any way for future princesses to behave? Now, come along and practice your curtsies.

ANASTASIA

Like she has to bother.
(to DRIZELLA)
One look at you and the prince is going to run …

DRIZELLA

Oh yeah? After choking at the sight of your face, he’ll be frozen stiff!

ANASTASIA

Take that back, you stupid ninny!

SIDE 4

CINDERELLA

Please wait. May I try it on?

STEPMOTHER

Oh, pay no attention to her.

DRIZELLA

It’s only Cinderella.

ANASTASIA

She’s just the maid!

DRIZELLA

She works in the barn!

ANASTASIA

Yuck!

DRIZELLA

Very smelly.

ANASTASIA

She doesn’t count!

DRIZELLA

She’s out of her mind.

STEPMOTHER

(making “cuckoo” sign)
Woo! Woo!

 

 

Perla

Perla is the most mature of the mice and is always ready to straighten out a mess. She is the only female role of the four main mice, so there can be a maternal instinct about her. She is often near Gus, helping him on his way. This role requires a strong mover and character actor. The actress must not only move like a mouse, but also talk and sing like a mouse. There are solo singing lines for this role.

Gender: female

Vocal range top: D4

Vocal range bottom: C3

SIDE 1

JAQ

Look! Dress for ball!

GUS

It’s pretty-pretty, but it’s old.

PERLA

We can fix that. Need things! Need things!

(The STEPSISTERS stomp across the stage, flinging accessories on the ground.)

(The STEPSISTERS stomp off as the MICE eye their scattered castoffs.)

JAQ

Lookee, lookee!

PERLA

We can do it.

GUS

It’ll be reezy!

SIDE 2

(Off to the side, the MICE hold paws and “wish” really hard. The FAIRY GODMOTHER appears.)

FAIRY GODMOTHER

There, there. Now what’s all the fuss about?

PERLA

Cinderelly’s in trouble!

JAQ

No hope! No hope!!!

 

 

Jaq

Jaq (pronounced Jacques) is Luke’s partner in crime. A happy, playful mouse, he is always eager to help. Jaq has the most solo lines of all the mice, so make sure you cast a strong singer. This role requires a strong mover and character actor. The actor should be able to move, talk, and sing like a mouse. Jaq can be played by a boy or a girl.

Gender: both

Vocal range top: C4

Vocal range bottom: D3

SIDE 1

JAQ

Look! Dress for ball!

GUS

It’s pretty-pretty, but it’s old.

PERLA

We can fix that. Need things! Need things!

(The STEPSISTERS stomp across the stage, flinging accessories on the ground.)

(The STEPSISTERS stomp off as the MICE eye their scattered castoffs.)

JAQ

Lookee, lookee!

PERLA

We can do it.

GUS

It’ll be reezy!

SIDE 2

(Off to the side, the MICE hold paws and “wish” really hard. The FAIRY GODMOTHER appears.)

FAIRY GODMOTHER

There, there. Now what’s all the fuss about?

PERLA

Cinderelly’s in trouble!

JAQ

No hope! No hope!!!

 

 

 

Luke

Luke is Jaq’s partner in crime. Even though he is just as playful as Jaq, he is more level-headed. He is fiercely loyal to Cinderella. Luke gets the most upset when the Stepfamily is mean to Cinderella. This role requires a strong mover and character actor. There are no solos for Luke, so cast based on acting. The actor playing Luke should be able to move, talk, and sing like a mouse. Luke can be played by a boy or a girl.

Gender: both

(The STEPSISTERS dump a pile of dirty socks on CINDERELLA’s head and exit. The MICE clench their paws in anger.)

JAQ

Grrr!

LUKE

Mean, mean, mean!!!!

 

 

Gus

Gus is the most innocent of the mice and Cinderella’s biggest fan. Often simple, shy and fearful, Gus responds immediately when Cinderella calls to him. Given the additional characteristics of this famous mouse, cast an exceptionally strong mover and character actor in this part. There are only a handful of sung solo lines, so choose a stronger actor over a singer. This actor should also be able to take on the characteristics of a mouse. Gus can be played by a boy or a girl.

Vocal Range

D3 – B4

SIDE 1

JAQ

Look! Dress for ball!

GUS

It’s pretty-pretty, but it’s old.

PERLA

We can fix that. Need things! Need things!

(The STEPSISTERS stomp across the stage, flinging accessories on the ground.)

(The STEPSISTERS stomp off as the MICE eye their scattered castoffs.)

JAQ

Lookee, lookee!

PERLA

We can do it.

GUS

It’ll be reezy!

SIDE 2

(Off to the side, the MICE hold paws and “wish” really hard. The FAIRY GODMOTHER appears.)

FAIRY GODMOTHER

There, there. Now what’s all the fuss about?

PERLA

Cinderelly’s in trouble!

JAQ

No hope! No hope!!!

SIDE 3

(MICE scurry on and crowd around Cinderella.)

MICE

Cinderelly? Cinderelly? Cinderelly! Cinderelly!

NARRATOR 3

The mice were her best friends, and helped her as much as they could. Let’s see, there was Perla, and Jaq, and Luke … and Gus …

(GUS remains cowering in a corner.)

CINDERELLA

Come out, Gus!
(patting GUS’s paw)
Don’t let them scare you.

GUS

Cinderelly go to the party!

CINDERELLA

A ball. Can you imagine? It would be a dream come true.

GUS

Dream, Cinderelly?

CINDERELLA

Why Gus, don’t you know what a dream is? It’s important to have a dream.

SIDE 4

 

(The MICE, who have been hiding, observe the action and talk among themselves.)

JAQ

Quick, get Cinderelly, get Cinderelly!

(PERLA runs off to find CINDERELLA. The HERALD displays the slipper.)

DRIZELLA

Why, that’s my slipper!

(GUS shouts out, as the other MICE pull him back into hiding.)

GUS

No, no, no! Cinderelly’s slipper. Cinderel —

 

Fairy Godmother

The Fairy Godmother is the quintessential female mentor. She is kind, gentle and loving, yet strong and extremely capable. Her goal is to help Cinderella succeed by teaching her how much power she has within herself. Cast an actress who can portray the maturity of a maternal figure. Fairy Godmother sings “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo,” so a strong singer must be cast in this role.

Gender: female

Vocal range top: D4

Vocal range bottom: C3

 

SIDE 1

CINDERELLA

There’s nothing left to believe in. Nothing.

(Suddenly, FAIRY GODMOTHER appears.)

FAIRY GODMOTHER

Nothing, my dear? Oh, now, you don’t really mean that.

CINDERELLA

Why, who are you?

FAIRY GODMOTHER

I’m your Fairy Godmother.

CINDERELLA

But that’s impossible.

 

 

FAIRY GODMOTHER

Nonsense, child. If it were impossible, I wouldn’t be here. And here I am.

(CINDERELLA gasps as FAIRY GODMOTHER helps her to her feet.)

Oh, come now. Dry those tears. You can’t go to the ball looking like that.

CINDERELLA

The ball? Oh, but I’m not.

FAIRY GODMOTHER

Of course you are. But we’ll have to hurry, because even miracles take a little time.

CINDERELLA

Miracles?

 

FAIRY GODMOTHER

Oh yes! Now run to the garden and pick me the prettiest rose. And when you return, you’ll be off to the ball in no time!

CINDERELLA

Really, Fairy Godmother?

FAIRY GODMOTHER

Really and truly. Now run along!

(CINDERELLA runs off. FAIRY GODMOTHER gathers the MICE around her.)

Now, let’s see. Um, I’m going to need a little help here. Are you ready?

MICE

Ready, ready!!!

FAIRY GODMOTHER

I’d say the first thing we need is, um, a pumpkin.

(The MICE fetch a pumpkin and place it at FAIRY GODMOTHER’s feet.)

Wonderful! Now, um, now, uh, the magic words. um, oh – oh, yes!

SIDE 2

CINDERELLA

Why, it’s all like a dream – a wonderful dream come true!

FAIRY GODMOTHER

Yes, my child. But remember, the spell lasts only till midnight.

CINDERELLA

Midnight? Oh, thank you!

FAIRY GODMOTHER

You must understand, my dear. On the stroke of twelve, the spell will be broken and everything will be as it was before.

CINDERELLA

Oh, I understand!

Narrators

The Narrators are storytellers–the show’s plot and the actions and reactions of the characters are expressed. Good narration looks easy, but requires strong actors. Cast actors that are mature enough to stand for long periods of time. Clear, loud voices with good diction are a must. These are good roles for actors that might not be your strongest singers.

Gender: both

SIDE 1

NARRATOR 1

Once upon a time in a faraway land, there was a tiny kingdom.

NARRATOR 2

And in this kingdom lived a beautiful young girl named Cinderella.

NARRATOR 3

Cinderella had an evil stepmother, and two evil stepsisters named Anastasia and Drizella.

NARRATOR 4

Cold, cruel and jealous, they made Cinderella a servant in her own house!

NARRATOR 1

And yet, through it all, Cinderella never stopped hoping that someday her dreams of happiness would come true.

 

SIDE 2

NARRATOR 1

Cinderella was very sad she couldn’t go to the ball. But what she didn’t know was that the mice had a big surprise for her!

MICE

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!

CINDERELLA

I don’t believe it! How can I ever thank you? It’s beautiful!

NARRATOR 2

Cinderella put on her dress as fast as she could, tied her hair with a beautiful ribbon, and ran to catch the coach.

 

 

SIDE 3

(The PRINCE notices a discarded shoe — CINDERELLA’s glass slipper)

PRINCE

Look! She left her slipper!

KING

Aha! Don’t worry, son! We’ll find her!

PRINCE

But how?

(The KING draws a blank and looks up, thinking.)

GRAND DUKE

We could try that slipper on every girl in the kingdom!

KING

I’ve got an idea! Let’s try the slipper on every girl in the kingdom!

GRAND DUKE

(rolling his eyes)
Great idea, Your Majesty.

(The KING, PRINCE and GRAND DUKE exit.)

NARRATOR 1

So all through the night, everyone searched and searched.

NARRATOR 2

But the beautiful maiden was nowhere to be found.

NARRATOR 3

So, the next morning, as the Prince and King waited in the royal coach, the Grand Duke and Herald knocked on every door, trying to find the foot that would fit the glass slipper.

NARRATOR 4

They tried and tried and tried, but had no luck at all. Finally, they arrived at Cinderella’s house.


 

Town Criers

The Town Criers are pivotal in all “royal announcements.” Cast actors who can project their voices well for these featured roles that require no solos.

Gender: both

SIDE 1

TOWN CRIER 1

(fanfare)
Hear ye, hear ye! All subjects of the kingdom!

(STEPMOTHER and the STEPSISTERS rush to the window to try to see what’s going on.)

TOWN CRIER 2

By royal proclamation, the King declares a royal ball tonight!

TOWN CRIER 3

All unmarried young ladies of the kingdom are invited to attend and meet Prince Charming!

TOWN CRIER 4

And that means all the young ladies

SIDE 2

TOWN CRIER 1

Hear ye, hear ye! All subjects of the kingdom!
TOWN CRIER 2

The royal ball is about to begin!

TOWN CRIER 3

Will all of the eligible young ladies please…

(The TOWN CRIERS stare at the STEPSISTERS.)

TOWN CRIER 4

… get off the ground and step inside!

(STEPMOTHER yanks the STEPSISTERS up by their hair, brushes them off, and shoves them inside. The HERALD appears.)

TOWN CRIER 1 & 2

And now, without further ado …

TOWN CRIER 3 & 4

We are proud to present …

King

The King is a parent who just wants his child to be happy. The King throws the royal ball so his son, the Prince, can meet a potential mate. Once the Prince meets and then loses Cinderella, the King does everything in his power to help his son find her again. This role requires an actor who can portray the stature of a king and the caring of a father. No solo singing is required for this part. Gender: male

Side 1

KING

Don’t worry, son. You’ll find a girl tonight!

PRINCE

Don’t count on it. I don’t even like to dance.

(The PRINCE stops and looks up as CINDERELLA enters and approaches him.)

Hello … would you like to dance?

CINDERELLA

Why thank you, Your Highness.

PRINCE

I’m afraid I’m not very good at it.

CINDERELLA

Me neither. But we can try!

KING

(to the GRAND DUKE, excited)
Did you hear that???
(calling to a conductor, offstage)
Hit it, maestro!
NARRATOR 4

The night went on, and the Prince and Cinderella danced and danced. Other girls tried to get his attention …

ANASTASIA, DRIZELLA

Yoo hoo!

NARRATOR 4

… but he wouldn’t dance with anyone else.
KING

And now, everyone, the dance we’ve all been waiting for … the Midnight Minuet!
Side 2

(The PRINCE notices a discarded shoe — CINDERELLA’s glass slipper)

PRINCE

Look! She left her slipper!

KING

Aha! Don’t worry, son! We’ll find her!

PRINCE

But how?

(The KING draws a blank and looks up, thinking.)

GRAND DUKE

We could try that slipper on every girl in the kingdom!

KING

I’ve got an idea! Let’s try the slipper on every girl in the kingdom!

GRAND DUKE

(rolling his eyes)
Great idea, Your Majesty.

 

Prince Charming

The Prince is a young man who is not happy with his duty to find a bride. At the royal ball, he is bored and petulant. The Prince’s world changes when he finally meets Cinderella. No solo singing is required in this role. Cast an actor who can portray the Prince’s longing as he searches for Cinderella.

Gender: male

Side 1

KING

Don’t worry, son. You’ll find a girl tonight!

PRINCE

Don’t count on it. I don’t even like to dance.

(The PRINCE stops and looks up as CINDERELLA enters and approaches him. A hush falls over the ballroom.)

Hello … would you like to dance?

CINDERELLA

Why thank you, Your Highness.

PRINCE

I’m afraid I’m not very good at it.

CINDERELLA

Me neither. But we can try!

NARRATOR 4

The night went on, and the Prince and Cinderella danced and danced. Other girls tried to get his attention …

NARRATOR 4

… but he wouldn’t dance with anyone else.
KING

And now, everyone, the dance we’ve all been waiting for … the Midnight Minuet!

(The clock begins to chime, and CINDERELLA suddenly realizes what time it is.)

CINDERELLA

(gasps)
Oh my goodness!

PRINCE

What’s the matter?

 

 

 

CINDERELLA

Goodbye.

(CINDERELLA starts to leave, but the PRINCE stops her.)

PRINCE

No, no, wait!

CINDERELLA

It’s midnight! I have to go!

PRINCE

But why?

(The clock continues to chime.)

CINDERELLA

Goodbye.

(CINDERELLA runs off.)

PRINCE

No! Wait! Come back! I don’t even know your name! How will I find you?

Stop the music! Stop the music! Please, everyone … help me find that girl!

GRAND DUKE

You heard him, everyone! Let’s go!!! (EVERYONE exits, chattering and looking frantically for CINDERELLA. The KING, PRINCE and GRAND DUKE stay behind.)

KING

Where could she be?

GRAND DUKE

She can’t have gone far!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side 2

(The PRINCE notices a discarded shoe — CINDERELLA’s glass slipper)

PRINCE

Look! She left her slipper!

KING

Aha! Don’t worry, son! We’ll find her!

PRINCE

But how?

(The KING draws a blank and looks up, thinking.)

GRAND DUKE

We could try that slipper on every girl in the kingdom!

KING

I’ve got an idea! Let’s try the slipper on every girl in the kingdom!

GRAND DUKE

(rolling his eyes)
Great idea, Your Majesty.
Grand Duke

The Grand Duke is clearly the brains behind the royal family. He knows how much he is needed by the royal family and thinks very highly of himself. Cast this role with an actor who has good comedic timing. No solo singing is required.

Gender: male

(The PRINCE notices a discarded shoe — CINDERELLA’s glass slipper)

PRINCE

Look! She left her slipper!

KING

Aha! Don’t worry, son! We’ll find her!

PRINCE

But how?

(The KING draws a blank and looks up, thinking.)

GRAND DUKE

We could try that slipper on every girl in the kingdom!

KING

I’ve got an idea! Let’s try the slipper on every girl in the kingdom!

GRAND DUKE

(rolling his eyes)
Great idea, Your Majesty.

(The KING, PRINCE and GRAND DUKE exit.)

NARRATOR 1

So all through the night, everyone searched and searched.

NARRATOR 2

But the beautiful maiden was nowhere to be found.

NARRATOR 3

So, the next morning, as the Prince and King waited in the royal coach, the Grand Duke and Herald knocked on every door, trying to find the foot that would fit the glass slipper.

NARRATOR 4

They tried and tried and tried, but had no luck at all. Finally, they arrived at Cinderella’s house.

(The scene changes to CINDERELLA’s cottage.)

HERALD

Announcing his Imperial Grace, the Grand Duke!

(STEPMOTHER flings open the door and pushes the GRAND DUKE and HERALD inside the house.)

STEPMOTHER

Why welcome, welcome, welcome! I thought you’d never get here. May I present my daughters Drizella and Anastasia …

(The STEPSISTERS enter, curtseying badly.)

ANASTASIA, DRIZELLA

Your Grace.

(The GRAND DUKE and HERALD wince.)

GRAND DUKE

Yes. Charmed, I’m sure. Now, shall we begin?

 

 

Herald

The Herald is a wonderful sidekick to the Grand Duke and is a good featured role. Because there are several key moments in the show that rely on the timing of the Herald (e.g., the shoe fitting), it is recommended to cast a responsible actor in this role. No solo singing is required, but comedic timing is a must.

Gender: male

SIDE 1

HERALD

Announcing his Imperial Grace, the Grand Duke!

SIDE 2

(Stepping into regal action, the GRAND DUKE hands CINDERELLA’s mop to ANASTASIA, her bucket to DRIZELLA, and her broom to STEPMOTHER.)

GRAND DUKE

You can come to the Palace when your chores are done around here.

HERALD

And you can start by cleaning up that broken slipper!

 

 

 

Synopsis from https://www.mtishows.com/disneys-cinderella-kids

Far away, in a cottage in a small kingdom, the beautiful young girl, Cinderella, spends long days as a servant in her own home – bowing to every whim of her cold stepmother and cruel, jealous stepsisters, Anastasia and Drizella (“The Tale of Cinderella”).

One day, the town criers invite all the young ladies of the kingdom to attend the Royal Ball, where they can meet the dashing Prince Charming. When Cinderella humbly inquires about the ball, her stepsisters laugh at her mockingly, but her conniving Stepmother agrees to let her go… if she finishes an impossibly long list of chores. Cinderella is not disheartened by all this work, for going to a ball would be a dream come true (“A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes”).

To make things harder for Cinderella, Anastasia and Drizella dump all of their dirty laundry at her feet, adding to the list of chores. Cinderella’s mice friends – including Perla, Jaq, Luke and Gus – try to help her forget these horrid tasks by reminding her how wonderful the ball will be (“A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes – Reprise”).

When Cinderella exits to perform another of her stepsisters’ chores, the mice lament Cinderella’s awful situation (“The Work Song”). To make Cinderella feel better, the mice scurry to stitch together a lavish ball gown from scrap fabrics and accessories that the Stepsisters have cast off (“The Work Song – Reprise”).

The mice surprise Cinderella with the dress, only to have Anastasia and Drizella tear it to shreds in a fit of jealousy. Stepmother and the Stepsisters depart for the ball, leaving Cinderella behind in a pool of tears, with nothing left to believe in.

Magically, a Fairy Godmother appears, ready to perform a few miracles and get Cinderella to the ball. Using a magic spell, the Fairy Godmother transforms household items and Cinderella’s furry friends into an elegant entourage (“Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo”). The Fairy Godmother reminds Cinderella that the spell only lasts until midnight, at which point, everything will be as it was before. She then waves goodbye and sends the enchanted coach on its way to the palace (“To the Ball”).

At the Royal Ball, Prince Charming is unenthusiastic about the ladies the King presents to him… until Cinderella enters and lights up the room. The pair dance until midnight, when Cinderella rushes out before the spell breaks, leaving behind a single glass slipper.

Left with only the slipper as a guide, the King orders the Grand Duke to scour the kingdom until he can find the foot that will fit it perfectly. After a long search, the Duke finds a perfect fit on Cinderella’s foot, and she is invited back to the castle to marry the Prince and become the new Princess (“Cinderella/Dream Finale”).

The kingdom rejoices at the marriage of Cinderella and Prince Charming as the curtain falls (“Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Bows”).

Eastvalley Eagle Chorus to Sing with Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra!

Dear Eastvalley Eagle Chorus Families,

The Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra has asked us to sing a song with the orchestra on their October concert at the Lassiter Concert Hall. We sang a song with the orchestra last year and it was a smash success! Has anyone read William Shakespeare’s Macbeth lately? The lyrics from our song are by Shakespeare, and the music is by one of America’s greatest modern composers, John Williams. Any guesses?

We will sing Double Trouble from the movie, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! The Ga Phil has paid for and ordered the music for us, so our responsibility is to make the song sound professional by mid-October. The concert will be on Sunday, October 14 at 4 pm in the Lassiter High School Concert Hall. Watch a video of the song on YouTube and sing along with the lyrics! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CKr2ULMMcA

As an added treat, we'll sing a second song, too! We will sing A Close Friend from "Fantastic Beasts." Click here to listen and download a practice track:

The performers will get in free to the concert, and Eastvalley families will receive a "buy one adult, get a child free" ticket voucher. Also, we’ll need to rehearse with the orchestra a couple of times before the concert. Learn more about the orchestra at: http://www.georgiaphilharmonic.org/index.html

Chorus Returning Member Information

Dear Eastvalley Eagle Chorus Families,

Congratulations and welcome to another exciting year with the Eastvalley Eagle Chorus! New this year, we’re going digital (thanks to Ellen Sauve)!  All chorus communication will be sent via email or posted on the chorus website unless you make arrangements with Dr. Bernard to receive paper copies.  Please subscribe on the website to be notified of new posts!

Chorus registration is due by Friday August 17th: Please complete the returning member registration form (link below) as soon as possible and no later than Friday, August 17th. Completing the form in a timely manner allows your Director to make the seating chart/roster prior to the 1st rehearsal on Monday, August 20.  BONUS: If you complete the online paperwork and pay the $30 annual chorus fee on or before Eagle Day, July 30, you can pick up your child’s Cinderella chorus script at Eagle Day! Go ahead, do it now before the rush!

Returning Member Registration form:  https://tinyurl.com/EVreturning

(Only use this link if you were in the Eastvalley Eagle Chorus last year)

Calendar:

Our chorus calendar is on the website as a Google Calendar and we will be updating it as necessary.  You may add the calendar to your personal/family calendar via the link.

As a reminder, we rehearse every MONDAY beginning on August 20 from 2:30 until 3:30, except as noted on the calendar. Chorus students are expected to participate in every rehearsal for the entire time—missing a rehearsal or leaving early will earn a strike. Please schedule Dr/Dentist appointments for other days because chorus is a team activity—every voice is vital to the teamPlan for a 3:35 pickup following rehearsal.  We will walk your student out to the front sidewalk at 3:35 for chorus dismissal; you do not need to come inside for pickup.

We do not have rehearsals on school holidays or when school has been cancelled for inclement weather. Students who are not picked up by 3:45 will go to the AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (ASP). If you wish to use ASP, please make arrangements with them using the ASP forms. 

Cinderella (our spring musical) information can be found on the chorus website

Students with speaking parts in our musical will have mandatory rehearsal every Thursday until 3:30 from October 25 through March 14 (excluding Dec 20).  This musical has excellent roles for boys AND girls. Go to the chorus website for a link to a performance on YouTube.

To Dos!

Complete the registration form: https://tinyurl.com/EVreturning

Send in your Chorus Field Trip permission form (download from the chorus website or fill it out at Eagle Day)

Send in your chorus fee prior to August 20th (pay on or by Eagle Day to immediately receive the Cinderella script)

We look forward to seeing (and hearing) your child at the first rehearsal on August 20th. Stop by and see us at Eagle Day! We’ll have the field trip permission slip and will be collecting permission forms and the Chorus fees so you can finish your “to do” list!

Thanks for helping to make this a great year at Eastvalley!

Eastvalley Eagle Chorus calendar

Hi! Our official Eastvalley Eagle Chorus calendar is now published. The dates, subject to change, are also listed on the official Eastvalley website calendar.

To keep up with any changes or additions (we may have an exciting addition to October 14 or 20), please subscribe to the chorus Google calendar on the lower right side of my website!

 

 

2018-19 Chorus Auditions!

Dear Parents of 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders,                                                    7/23/2018

Register your child to audition at this link: https://tinyurl.com/EVaudition

If you’d like your child to audition during one of our before-school time slots (7:05-7:45), please have them reserve a time on the audition sheets outside the music room door. We still have a couple of Monday morning time slots open.

After school auditions are first-come, first-served, no reservation necessary. Please ensure that your child has practiced with the video and audio files below before the audition, because it is very challenging.

Auditions times are:

August 6-1o       Morning Chorus Auditions 7:15-7:45

August 6-9       Afternoon Chorus Auditions 2:30-3:00

The award-winning Eastvalley Eagle Chorus is an auditioned group of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders from Eastvalley Elementary School. The chorus regularly stages a holiday musical production and a spring musical event, and participates in other performances throughout the year. Past performances include PTA meetings, the District XII Large Group Choral Performance Evaluation Festival, Broadway Junior Theater Festival, Eastvalley’s International Night, Eastvalley’s Summer Celebration, and the “America Sings!” event at Stone Mountain. The chorus also appears in assisted living centers and preschools, and often sings the National Anthem at community and sporting events such as Kennesaw State and Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball games and for the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park!

The 2018-2019 chorus will rehearse every MONDAY beginning on August 20 from 2:30 until 3:30, except as noted on the calendar. Chorus practice is canceled only on days when there is no school (holidays or inclement weather). Students are expected to attend every rehearsal in full. Routine appointments (medical, orthodontist, dentist, etc.) must be scheduled at times other than during chorus rehearsals.

The Eastvalley Eagle Chorus has outstanding potential. If your child would like to audition for this acclaimed group, try-outs will be held before and after school on the dates listed above! Returning Eastvalley Eagle Chorus members are not required to re-audition.

The chorus audition consists of intonation/pitch-matching skills, tonal memory, and singing one verse of the patriotic song, “America” demonstrating good tone quality, pitch and breath control. The audition is rigorous and only the students who earn at least 10 out of the 11 possible points on the audition are allowed into chorus. (We practice the audition in music class, so the students are familiar with the process.) Often, students who don’t pass the audition in 3rd grade will try again at the beginning of 4th or 5th grade and earn a spot in the chorus after the additional year or two of vocal practice in music class.

The ten pitch-matching challenges will include three 2-note examples, five 3-note examples, and two longer melodies. Click on the black video below to practice for the chorus audition:

I have included the lyrics to America for individual practice, and the music may be found on many websites. If they don’t open in your browser, try another search engine (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc).

“America” sing-along with lyrics video

http://www.hymnsite.com/lyrics/umh697.sht electronic piano part

My country tis of thee,

Sweet land of liberty,

Of thee I sing.

Land where my fathers died!

Land of the Pilgrim’s pride!

From every mountain side,

Let freedom ring!

 

Register your child to audition at this link: https://tinyurl.com/EVaudition

Auditions are:

August 6-1o       Morning Chorus Auditions 7:15-7:45

August 6-9       Afternoon Chorus Auditions 2:30-3:00

We look forward to your audition! Good luck!

 

Watch Dr Bernard tell a 4th grade class about the audition process and practice with a recording of a 4th grade class. Chorus Audition Info-2ebxctl

Audience Etiquette Guidelines for Performances

As a new school year dawns, it’s time to review audience etiquette expectations.

I read an article on choralclarity.com that clearly defined the guidelines for proper audience etiquette:

  1. Please turn off all cell phones
  2. Please only speak in between performances
  3. Please only acknowledge our performers with applause
  4. Please only exit or enter the venue between songs
  5. You many only take photographs without flash

It’s always a little ackward for me to go over to a parent, particularly during a performance, to remind them of these expectations. So please show your love to the performers by following our audience etiquette guidelines.

Thank you!

Eastvalley Eagle Chorus Braves Anthem Details

Dear Chorus Families,

Here are the final details about the Eastvalley Eagle Chorus’ performance for the Braves on Sunday!

Eastvalley Day at the Braves Sunday, May 6th, Rain or Shine!

  • Wear the chorus uniform shirt with nice shorts to sing the anthem. Beige/khaki shorts are preferred. You can wear nice long pants if you choose.
  • TIME & MEETING PLACE: 12:20 PM – Enter the SunTrust Park complex and go to the 3rd base ramp near aisle 135/137
  • TRANSPORTATION: Chorus members are to arrange their own transportation and must be accompanied by a parent or a supervising adult. The adult will be responsible for children at SunTrust Park. No child shall be dropped off without an adult. Please arrive with plenty of time to use the restroom before 12:30.
    SUPERVISION: The supervising parent/adult must stay with chorus members until Dr Bernard begins the warm-up at 12:30. Parents cannot go in the tunnel as per stadium rules. Children will be supervised by the Braves organization from that point until after we sing the Anthem. Have a chat with your child about staying with me & not wandering off. After we sing, you are in charge of supervising your own child. Directors will walk the kids up to the 3rd base ramp near aisle 135/137 after we sing. Please meet us there to claim your child.
    VIEWING, PICTURE TAKING: About 1:20 PM, the chorus will go on to the field at the 3rd base line to sing our National Anthem. (Somebody please video/DVD and/or take pictures of us please, please, please!!!) Ask nicely and stadium personnel will let you get close to video/photograph. We will likely sing by 3rd base, or behind 2nd facing home plate.
  • FEED/WATER/BATHROOM YOUR CHILD: Please be sure your child has eaten at least 30 minutes prior to our meeting time of 12:30 PM. Food gives energy to concentrate and perform one’s best. Food must be digested and the throat cleared to do our best singing. Drink water to clear the throat. There will be no bathroom breaks from 12:30-2:00, so please insist that your child go before we meet. If there is a rain delay, if could be much longer.
  • PICK UP YOUR CHILD: After we sing, Directors will walk the kids up to the 3rd base ramp near aisle 135/137. Please meet us there to claim your child. At that point, you are in charge of supervising your own child. Children will not be allowed to wander off looking for you.
  • Cell Phone and Ticket: Make sure your child has his/her ticket in case we can’t find you at aisle 135/137. If your child has a cell phone, they should probably have it to contact you if necessary.

Talent Showcase Friday May 4 at 6:30

The Talent Showcase is Friday, May 4th at 6:30 PM!

Tickets cost $4 for adults and $3 for Students & Senior Citizens over 65 at the door.

Participants, see below for the group finale song!

Ticket proceeds go toward the purchase and maintenance of our Eastvalley stage and performance equipment such as curtains, sound system, lighting and related supplies. None of the judges, staff members, or parents who help with the talent showcase are paid for their time or services. We all volunteer to make this experience happen for the kids!

Even if you are not selected as a featured act, we want you to participate on stage in our group finale! Please practice and memorize our group finale song by clicking on this link:

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing

I’d like to teach the world to sing

In perfect harmony

I’d like to hold it in my arms

And keep it company

 

I’d like to build the world a home

And furnish it with love

Grow apple trees and honey bees

And snow white turtle doves

 

I’d like to see the world for once

All standing hand in hand

And hear them echo through the hills

For peace throughout the land

 

That’s the song I hear

Let the world sing today

A song of peace that echoes on and never goes away.      

Talent Showcase Friday May 4 at 6:30 PM

The Talent Showcase is Friday, May 4th at 6:30 PM!

Tickets cost $4 for adults and $3 for Students & Senior Citizens over 65 at the door.

Participants, see below for the group finale song!

Ticket proceeds go toward the purchase and maintenance of our Eastvalley stage and performance equipment such as curtains, sound system, lighting and related supplies. None of the judges, staff members, or parents who help with the talent showcase are paid for their time or services. We all volunteer to make this experience happen for the kids!

You must audition if you want to be in the showcase. If you are selected to perform in the Talent Showcase, you have three required rehearsals: Monday April 23, 30, and Thursday May 3 from 2:45-4:30. If you are only performing in the group finale, you will be finished with rehearsal by 3:15 each day.

 

Eastvalley Talent Showcase Auditions are April 11th and 12th!

If you have a talent, we want to see it!

Who will be the next Eastvalley Star?

It will take a lot of practice, so START NOW!

Order your music! Get your costume and props!

Bring in your permission slip before April 11 — download a copy here:  TALENT SHOWCASE 2018 Permission

 

Reserve a time on the sheet outside the music room door in April and attend the audition on either April 11th or 12th after school.

WE WANT YOU TO TRY OUT!

We would like a wide variety of acts of all ages K-5, including vocalists, instrumentalists, gymnasts, dancers, comedians, puppets, magicians, actors, etc.  (No lip sync, please.)

 The Talent Showcase is Friday, May 4th at 6:30 PM!

 If you are selected to perform in the Talent Showcase, you will have two required rehearsals: Monday April 23, 30, and Thursday May 3 from 2:45-4:30. 

 REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION (what I need to do to get in):

  • Reserve a time on the sheet outside the music room door in April and audition on either April 11th or 12th after school. Try-outs are limited to approximately the first 24 acts to sign up. You must be picked up by 15 minutes after your try-out and after rehearsals or you will be sent to the After School Program (ASP) and charged accordingly. (Your child must be registered for ASP and have paid the $10 registration fee if you plan to use this service).
  • Perform your whole act at the audition (3-4 minutes maximum) in costume at the audition. You will have two minutes to set up/ take down your materials. If using a soundtrack/music, you must use it during the audition. No excuses. No saying, “it’s on order.” Get it now.
  • Perform your whole act in costume at all rehearsals: April 23, 30 (Mondays), and May 3 (Thursday)  from 2:45-4:30  in the cafeteria. Attendance AT ALL REHEARSALS is required. If you miss a rehearsal, you will not be in the showcase. All group members must attend all rehearsals.
  • If using a soundtrack to sing/ perform with, it must not have the solo vocal/ instrument on it (no lip syncing or singing along with the voice on the recording). IE: you must use a Karaoke style recording without the solo voice part. You must use it during the audition. No excuses. No saying, “it’s on order.” Get it now. Music needs to be an audio file, not a video file.
  • The performance must be in good taste, have audience appeal, and show a genuine talent (ex: just standing on stage and reading a book doesn’t have much audience appeal). The faculty sponsors will determine audience appeal and appropriateness. See the rubric below.
  • Students must provide their own costumes, recordings and equipment for the audition and performance. The school will furnish a cd player, flash drive player, a piano, and three stand microphones on the stage.
  • Only about 20 or fewer “featured acts” will be selected to perform their act in the talent showcase. Other students who try out but are not selected as a “featured act” may participate in the large-group finale, I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.
  • Only current Eastvalley students (K-5) are eligible to participate—parents/teachers/coaches may assist but no students from other schools.
  • The sponsors may add other rules or restrictions as deemed necessary.    

SCORING RUBRIC: During the audition, the acts will be scored as follows.

Talent Showcase Rubric Not Ready

1 point

Almost Ready

3 points

Ready!

5 points

Total Points
OVERALL ENGAGEMENT NOT READY

 

Sings, plays or otherwise

performs at a level that might not

engage an audience.

ALMOST READY

 

Sings, plays or otherwise

performs at a level that would probably engage an audience.

READY!

 

Sings, plays or otherwise

performs at a level that will definitely engage an audience.

POINTS

 

 

STAGE PRESENCE  

NOT READY

 

The performer(s) appear awkward or uncomfortable on stage. Facial expression, &/or body language &/or demeanor not appropriate.

ALMOST READY

 

The performer(s) appear fairly comfortable on stage.

 

 

READY!

 

The performer(s) are very confident on stage and very comfortable performing. Facial expression, body language and demeanor are appropriate.

POINTS

 

 

PREPAREDNESS

• Brought props or

other necessities

• Memorized song

words

• Well rehearsed

 

 

 

NOT READY

 

Performance would not be ready even with another week to prepare.

 

Obvious problems with audition due to lack of preparation.

This is still a “work in progress”.

ALMOST READY

 

Performance has potential to be ready with another week of preparation.

READY!

 

The performance is stage ready now!

POINTS

 

 

AUDIENCE APPEAL NOT READY

 

The audience could be uncomfortable with the performance.

 

OR

 

The audience reaction could be negative.

ALMOST READY

 

The audience would be mostly comfortable with the performance.

 

OR

 

The audience reaction could be positive.

READY!

 

The audience would be very comfortable with the performance.

 

OR

 

The audience reaction would definitely be positive.

POINTS

 

Even if you are not selected as a featured act, you may participate on stage in our group finale! Please practice and memorize our group finale song by clicking on this link:

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing

I’d like to teach the world to sing

In perfect harmony

I’d like to hold it in my arms

And keep it company

 

I’d like to build the world a home

And furnish it with love

Grow apple trees and honey bees

And snow white turtle doves

 

I’d like to see the world for once

All standing hand in hand

And hear them echo through the hills

For peace throughout the land

 

That’s the song I hear

Let the world sing today

A song of peace that echoes on and never goes away.      

Annie Last Minute Reminders and Request

Dear Chorus Families,

Annie Kids

Important! We will be performing our Annie Kids production on the stage at Wheeler High School on Thursday and Friday night, March 22nd and 23rd! The show will begin at 6:30 pm and we will be done by 7:30. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. For both performances, the leading roles will report to Wheeler for makeup at 5 PM. Other speaking parts report at 5:30 and “chorus” reports at 5:45. (We will not provide transportation for the two performances.) Students must report to Wheeler in costume. We have no storage for clothing/backpacks.

Sound and Lights: Cassidy, Michael, and Kamila, please be in your places no later than 6:15.

If your child needs a ride from Eastvalley to Wheeler after ASP on Thursday or Friday and you don’t already have a ride, let me know so we can try to arrange transportation with another parent.

  • FEED/WATER/BATHROOM YOUR CHILD: Please be sure your child has eaten at least 30 minutes prior to call time. Food gives energy to concentrate and perform one’s best. Food must be digested and the throat cleared to do our best singing. Drink water to clear the throat. There will be no bathroom breaks from 5:45-7:30, so please insist that your child go before then.

  • PICK UP ANY TRASH: After the show, the kids are in charge of cleaning up the theatre. We can’t leave any trash on the floors, etc. There is a meeting in the theatre first thing Friday morning. We have to leave it as clean as we found it.

  • PICK UP YOUR CHILD: After the show, the kids will meet you at your seats.

 

HELP NEEDED

  • We need two volunteers to take tickets at the front door from 6 PM until 6:30 on Friday night. Who can help?

 

  • April 9th is scheduled to be an end-of-year chorus party led by parents. I don’t know who is heading that up, or what food/drinks are needed. So please email me if you’re interested in taking the lead on this. Sign-up genius would be fabulous.
March 22-23, 6:30 PM Two Annie performances on the Wheeler stage! Admission is $5 Adults, $3 Students.

 

For both performances, the leading roles will report to Wheeler for makeup at 5 PM. Other speaking parts report at 5:30 and “chorus” reports at 5:45. (We will not provide transportation for the two performances.)

Apr 9 Chorus end of year celebration led by parent volunteers
May 6, 1:30 PM Sing National Anthem for Atlanta Braves

 

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March 29: 4th Graders Sing for PTA

On March 29, 2018, all the 4th graders will sing to conclude the PTA meeting. The meeting begins at 6:30. PTA does so much for our Eastvalley students, so this is our way of saying thank you!

We will perform the R&B classic, Put a Little Love in Your Heart.  The 4th grade Recorder Ninjas will accompany the song!

4th graders need to memorize the lyrics, so here they are:

Put A Little Love in your Heart

Little Bunny Foo Foo

Many of our students are singing and playing instruments on “Little Bunny Foo Foo” this week! The book is available online at : https://www.storyjumper.com/book/index/2849922/Little-Bunny-Foo-Foo

I adapted a PowerPoint by Camile Page for our classroom, so if your child wants to play and sing along at home, feel free to download it here: Little Bunny Foo Foo PPT

For music educators, here’s my lesson plan outline: Little Bunny Foo Foo Lesson Plan

Costume for Annie!

Costume for Annie!

Most of the costumes can be found at thrift shops. See the costume descriptions below. For an idea of what an orphan from 1933 should look like, see the pictures on this website: https://www.missem.com/annies-orphan-costume/  We don’t’ expect you to purchase a $79 costume. These are just ideas. This website gives good descriptions as well as good pictures of costumes. It also has pictures of the Servants costumes. Other great pictures are at: https://www.charactertranslations.com/annie-jr-1   Click the small pictures to see full size. We would like to see your costumes at the March 5th rehearsal.

Makeup: Stage makeup is very different from street makeup. Normal makeup doesn’t stand up under the bright, hot stage lights. Leading roles, you probably want to have your own makeup kit so you don’t have to share with everyone. Here’s a very inexpensive option if you’d like to order your own stage makeup: https://www.stagemakeuponline.com/02-PK/Ben-Nye-Student-Theatrical-Makeup-Kits.html?ref=%2Fsearch%3Fkeywords%3Dben+nye+student%26x%3D0%26y%3D0   Eddie’s Trick Shop on the Marietta Square may have it or be able to order it for you. http://www.eddiestrickshop.com/page/category/BNM

 

Annie Costume Plot/ Costume Descriptions

TIME: DECEMBER 1933

 

ANNIE:

Cotton dress and faded pinafore, worn cardigan sweater, black cotton stockings; overcoat for NYC. Note:  Orphans wear similar dresses, some with long underwear. Red is only to be worn by Annie.

 

MISS HANNIGAN:

Robe over flowered flannel nightgown; Printed period dress

 

BUNDLES:

Wool jacket, worn work pants, cap

 

Apple Seller:

Worn work pants, cap

 

POLICEMAN:

Period NYC uniform

 

GRACE:

Cape, suit jacket, solid tailored skirt, blouse, felt and satin hat.

 

WARBUCKS:

Expensive looking suit; overcoat for NYC

 

DRAKE:  (AND MALE SERVANTS)

Cutaway, striped pants, vest, wing collar, black bow tie

 

Servants: (FEMALE)

All black with white aprons

 

STARS-TO-BE:

Coat, scarf, gloves, small felt hat

 

NEW YORKERS: (for song NYC)

A parade of “typical” city types, among them:

LITTLE RICH GIRL:

Plaid coat, tam

 

DEPRESSION VICTIMS: WORN OVERCOAT, CAP, CORDUROY PANTS

 

ALSO:  YOUNG MIDDLE CLASS COUPLE, CHRISTMAS TREE SALESMAN, NEWSBOY, ETC.

Their costumes should make plain, clear statements of what they depict.

 

LILLY:

Floral dress with wrap skirt, fur boa, flower and feather trimmed hat; In disguise as Annie’s mother – old print dress, wool coat, scarf, knit hat, mittens.  She should look convincing.

 

ROOSTER:

Loud pinstripe suit, mismatched vest, tie with stud, bowler; In disguise as Annie’s father.  Cloth overcoat, baggy dark pants, felt hat, scarf, gloves.  He should look convincing.

 

BERT HEALY:

Plaid suit

 

Louis Howe:

Suit

 

FDR:

Pinstripe double breasted suit

 

Sandy wears a red bow for final scene.