Parents of cast members, you will have the opportunity to get tickets for the performance IN ADVANCE on Saturday 26th May, when we have our all-day rehearsal. There is no payment for tickets as they are complimentary but please do not request more than you need.
*Please note that ES students may not attend the performance on Friday 1st June unless accompanied by an adult.
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLY TO FAMILIES OF STUDENTS PERFORMERS: Saturday 26th May Place and Time: Theatre Entrance (08:30 – 09:00am) and (2:30 – 3:00pm)
TICKETS AVAILABLE TO WHOLE SCHOOL COMMUNITY: Monday, 28th May – Friday 1st June Place and Time: ES office (08:30 – 09:00am) and (3:00 – 3:30pm)
IMPORTANT! Before you select the area in which you would like to be seated (Balcony/ Ground Floor), and especially if you plan to take photos or record the performance, please read our Theatre Etiquette statement below:
- Those of you who wish to take photographs or record the production may do so but must select seats on the balcony. You will need to stand in the Balcony wings when taking photos or recording, to avoid disturbing the audience. (No flash photography!)
- Latecomers will be shown to their seats at an appropriate point in the show.
PLEASE NOTE: A video of the production will also be posted on Dragon Tube and Vidigami – links to which will be posted on the BLOG after the final performance.
The children are very excited after so many weeks of hard work. They are looking forward very much to performing for their classmates, friends and family.
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation as we enter the final weeks of rehearsals!
Today the majority of cast members were able to enjoy wearing their costumes for the first time, as we rehearsed the first few scenes of Act 1 in the theatre, together with the dancers.
However, we are concerned that at today’s rehearsal several cast members, were very unsure of, or had forgotten, their lines and cues (knowing when to say their lines).
It is essential that all cast members continue to practice their lines every day. If it’s possible for someone at home to read the lines of the other characters, this will help your child know when to say his/her lines. It will also ensure that all children feel confident when they perform and really enjoy the experience.
On Thursday we will rehearse Act 2 so the cast should focus on learning the lines for Scenes 6 – 10 in the meantime. Next week we will rehearse Acts 1 and 2 and by then expect all children to know their lines and cues thoroughly.
It is very important too that all cast members know the lyrics to “Somewhere, Over the Rainbow” and “Ding-Dong the Witch is Dead.” I have copies of both these songs in my room (2141).
Many thanks for your support and we look forward to welcoming you to the performance in just a few weeks’ time. You will shortly receive information about where and when tickets will be available for the show.
Sue Nilsson and the WoZ Team
REMINDER: IMPORTANT DATES – ALL CHILDREN MUST ATTEND
- SATURDAY 26th MAY (REHEARSAL, THEATRE 09:00 – 3:00PM)
- TUESDAY 29th MAY (DRESS REHEARSAL, THEATRE 3:30 – 5:50PM)
- THURSDAY 31st MAY (PERFORMANCE, ES STUDENTS 2:00 – 3:30PM)
- FRIDAY 1st JUNE (PERFORMANCE TO PARENTS 4:00 – 5:30PM)
Looking for a few helpers to organize lunch for cast and crew on Saturday, May 26th. Lunch will need to be ready to go at 12:15. We have a budget so just need willing volunteers to organize, order, set up and clean up. If able to help please contact Cyndi Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org