Saturday, November 17, 2007

Class of 2011 Talent Show - Fri, Nov 30, 6:30 pm, PAC

Class of 2011, CMHS, Shreveport
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Class of 2011 Talent Show /
Robert Trudeau (861-6809,
and Ken Lerchie

Mon., Nov. 26
Auditions after school, PAC. Music, dance and skits. SGA til 5:30 pm.
Posted announcement of students accepted for the show.
After-school rehearsal til 5:30 pm.
Wed. Rehearsal until 5:30 pm.
Thurs. Rehearsal `to 5:30 pm.
Fri. rehearsal after school. No one goes home. Pizza supper backstage.
6:30: curtains open.

a) The talent show works well with only 4 rehearsals – if everyone commits to a week of work. Production staff and talent must attempt to beg a week off from sports practice and lessons. Please swap and bargain.
b) Carpool when possible, please!
c) Rehearsal behavior must be soft of voice and very responsive.
d) Work stations must be frozen after Tuesday for best development.

Building blocks:
a) Stage set: large, hanging sheets of cardboard at back of stage cut out and painted in simple design.
b) Program with names of performers, crew and adults. Student art on both covers. 200 copies.
c) Ticket teams: student-parent advance sales at lunch. Parent-student sales at door.
d) Concessions in foyer at intermission (cokes and cookies); parents and students.
e) Advertising. Eighth graders to be invited.

a) Emcees: SGA members and talented comics.
b) Musicians, singers, acrobats, etc.
c) Stage manager – troop movement master plan.
d) Stage hands – moving piano, amps, music stands, mics. Etc.
e) Light board (2).
f) Sound board (2).
g) Follow-spot operator.
h) Trouble shooters (2).
i) Parent backstage in choir room & drama room.
j) Pizza pick-up and money collection for pre-performance supper.

Goals of the week:
a) to develop a widespread sense of team spirit.
b) to develop creative solutions to looming problems.
c) to build a class fund that can be used for a charitable contribution as well as to defray the expenses of the Jr-Sr Prom.
d) to have unforgettable fun.

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