IMPORTANT! Letter + Permission Slip re rehearsals on Saturday 26th May and Tuesday 29th May

WoZ Sat and Tues rehearsals May 2018

Dear Parents,                                                                                                                        During rehearsals yesterday, your child was given a letter about the upcoming all-day rehearsal on Saturday 26th May (09:00 – 3:00pm) and the extended rehearsal, on Tuesday 29th May (3:30 – 6:00pm).   As mentioned previously, all children are expected to attend both these rehearsals.

 IMPORTANT!                                                                                                                       Please complete the permission slip attached to the letter, so that your child can return it to me in Room 2141 by Thursday 19th April.

If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact either me (SNilsson@isb.bj.edu.cn) or Ms. Campbell (ccampbell@isb.bj.edu.cn )

A gentle reminder that your child should continue to regularly practice his/her lines at home with an adult, if possible. This will help build confidence and ensure that each child knows what to say and when.  Thank you for your continued support!

PERFORMANCE DATE FOR PARENTS:                                                                              We look forward to seeing you all at the show which will take place for parents on Friday 1st June 4:00 – 6:00pm in the theatre.  More information to follow shortly!

Warmest regards,

Sue Nilsson

 

Script and Songs

Dear Parents,

Please help your child learn the lyrics to the two songs below – every child should have received a paper copy of them both.

Cast members with speaking roles should also have a copy of the final edited script below.  If your child does not have a copy of this, please remind him/her to come to my room (2141) where I have spare copies available.

Wizard of Oz Script Final 03 18

Song Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

Song We’re Off to See the Wizard

Next week will be exciting for us all, as on Thursday we will  rehearse in the theatre for the very first time.  The countdown begins…….

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Warmest regards,

Sue Nilsson                                                                                              SNilsson@isb.bj.edu.cn

How to Help Your Child Prepare for the Production and Important Dates

Dear Parents,

We hope that you and your children have had a wonderful vacation and that cast members will return with renewed energy to rehearsals, which will begin again this Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30pm – 4:30pm.

 In the run-up to the production we are looking forward to these final few weeks, when we start to piece together the show like a giant jigsaw puzzle and add the music, songs and dances. In the meantime, costumes, props and scenery are being made and soon posters, tickets and T-shirts will be designed and produced.  

 PARENTS – WE NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE!

 By now the children should have learned their lines and will rehearse without scripts, although they should still bring them to every rehearsal.  This will allow us to block the scenes and work with cast members on developing their acting skills and dramatic technique.  

As parents, please check that your child knows his/her lines thoroughly and continues to regularly read them aloud to you, without the script, while you read the lines of the other characters.  

 Encourage your child to read the lines loudly, clearly, not too fast and with expression. Regular practice at home with a parent or sibling, will help all children feel confident about when to say their lines as well as well as what to say and ensure that they enjoy performing to an audience. It will also make a huge difference to these final rehearsals and ensure they enjoy the performances.

 All children involved must also learn the lyrics to the songs, which will be posted in the next few days.

 IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER – ALL CHILDREN                     MUST ATTEND!

 Saturday 26th May: Full Day Rehearsal 09:00 – 3:00pm

Tuesday 29th May: Extended Rehearsal 3:30 – 5:50pm

Thursday 31st May: Performance to students only 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Friday 1st June: Performance to Families 4:00 – 5:30pm

This production is a massive team effort, involving more than a hundred students. It makes it extremely difficult for the other children if any cast member is missing, especially in these final weeks.  It is essential to the success of the production that ALL children attend rehearsals every Tuesday and Thursday as well as the rehearsals and performances listed above.

We very much appreciate your support in helping us make this a memorable experience for both performers and audience.

If you have any questions please drop me a line: SNilsson@isb.bj.edu.cn

Warmest regards,

 Sue Nilsson