Reminder of times for One Acts:
Cast may enter dressing room 30 minutes prior to showtime.
Stage Crew may prepare lights and sound 15 minutes prior to showtime.
Cast may setup 10 minutes prior to showtime.
Cast and Crew must strike the show in 5 minutes or less immediately following the show.
All State Musical Message to Director's
All State Musical Auditions for, “I want to Make Magic!” were held at Alma on Monday, July 21st. We had 8 amazing students audition from Russellville HS, Pulaski Academy, Searcy HS, Van Buren HS, and White County Central HS. These students came prepared and did an amazing job. They are the beginning of an amazing cast.
Unfortunately, we cannot do the show we have prepared with only these 8 students. As Directors of the All State Show, we realize that the information was released later than expected and feel that there were some misunderstandings. So…..
A Second Round of Auditions will be held at our Fall Planning meeting, on Aug 23, which was originally scheduled as our first rehearsal. Auditions will be held in the morning from 9 AM until Noon, with a read thru will be in the afternoon.
The attached audition form has very important information and must be READ, filled out and signed by student, parent, and director. But we would like to clarify some information.
Each school may have up to 3 students in the All State Cast. They must come prepared with the audition form. Our hope is tohave at least one student from every troupe around the state in the show. These students do not have to be the “best” your troupe has to offer. We understand that these students are involved in many other things and especially in your productions. They may not be able to commit to the rehearsal time. Please encourage your younger inexperienced students to audition and be in the All State Show. They may have less commitments and more time available. They will be given an opportunity to work under a different director, gain confidence and participate in our First Ever All State Show.
Transportation and Housing Concerns: If we get participation throughout the state, these students can carpool with each other from different schools in their area and take turns arranging travel. In the cases where a student is having to travel more than an hour to a rehearsal, the host school will be offering host families for those students to come in the night before and stay with other drama students and arrive at the rehearsal the next day. They must contact us in advance.
PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS TO TAKE PART IN THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!
White County Central Schools
3259 Hwy 157
Judsonia, AR, 72081
Important Dates and Information for 2014-2015
Arkansas State Board Retreat July 31st, 2014
Arkansas State Thespian Board Members:
At Large: Stephanie Schultze, Russellville HS - 3 yrs*
NorthWest Region: JoAnne Elsken, Ft. Smith Southside HS(representing 16 troupes)- 1 yr
NorthEast Region: Dawn TuckerJonesboro (representing 11 troupes) 5 yrs
At Large: Terry McGonigle, Alma High School- 4 yrs
Central Region: Marisa Arnold, White Co. Central HS (representing 10 troupes) - 2 yrs
SouthEast Region: 5 troupes
SouthWest Region: 3 troupes
Treasurer: Rick Chudomelka, Former Chapter Director
Interim Treasurer:Dawn Tucker
Student Board Liaison: Jessica Fisher, Van Buren High School, -appointed position
*number of years left in term
Arkansas State Chapter Director
Please contact me with any questions about our State Thespian Association or Festival.
Make all checks for events out to Arkansas Thespians
and Mail to Arkansas Thespians, Attn: Michelle Moss
361 Southwest Dr. #178, Jonesboro, AR 72401