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All forms to sign-up, apply or audition for the musical can be found on our Linktree! Check it out! Deadlines for Writing Crew, Cast and Band are Saturday September 26th at 11:59 PM.

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A Live Q&A was held to answer your questions, if you weren't able to make it and would like to see what questions were asked and answered... click HERE.

ADDRESSING COVID-19

The roles and / or time commitments may change slightly for some sections as we prepare to have virtual meetings and restructure our live show into a movie. Fall Term commitments will be entirely online, but we are hoping to hold in-person commitments in the Winter Term for certain members if it is safe to do so. More updates will be provided about the Winter Term as information is made available to us! We ask for your patience as we figure out what our next steps are after the announcement of an online Winter Term.

If you have any suggestions for us, by all means feel free to reach out! We'd be happy to hear it!

BAND

The band is a full orchestra including brass, woodwinds, strings, rhythm, and percussion. First semester is spent arranging songs from all types of genres with occasional meetings on Sundays with your arranging group. Second semester is spent rehearsing, with rehearsals on Sundays and some additional rehearsals on Saturdays as the show approaches. All instruments and all skill levels are welcome, and no prior arranging experience is required! Instruments can often be provided to band members at no additional cost. The band normally has 25 – 30 members.

Auditions will be held in late September / early October virtually. Come prepared with two pieces of music of different genres. There will be some sight reading and a handful of scales. More details on the audition process will be posted in early September.

CAST

The cast does the singing, the acting, the dancing, and brings the script and lyrics to life! First semester is focused on fun workshops and activities to get more comfortable with singing, acting, and dancing, as well as writing the lyrics for the songs in the show on Sundays! Second semester the script and roles are assigned, and preparation for the show begins with rehearsals on both Saturdays and Sundays. The cast normally has 20 – 25 members.

Auditions will be held in late September / early October virtually. Come prepared with a monologue and a song (and be sure to show off any special talents you have)! We look for personality first, talent second! More details on the audition process will be posted in early September.

CREW

The crew designs and creates all the props and set pieces for the show. First semester there is optional song writing (with cast!) and opportunities to get to know all your new friends in musical. Second semester is when the designing, building, and painting of the props begins. Crew also helps backstage during show week with scene transitions, making sure everything runs smoothly. The time commitment is very flexible! Crew meetings take place on Sundays, and members are welcome to come and make props as their schedules permit. The most dedicated members will be given an opportunity to participate backstage during show week!

Anyone is welcome to join! No audition or application process is required! More details about signing up will be posted in early September.

PRODUCTION

Production includes audio techs, lighting crew, wireless tech, and camera people. Production focuses on making sure the lights, mics and filming of the show are spectacular. First semester there is flexible time commitment with optional song writing (with cast!) and opportunities to get to know all your new friends in musical. Second semester the production team joins in on painting props and preparing for theatre week with Crew on Sundays. During these meetings, dedicated members who show interest in production elements will be selected for the production team. These members will attend show week where all the lights and cameras are finally put to into action. Production normally has 10 – 15 members for show week.

Anyone is welcome to join as space permits! No audition or application process is required! Members interested in production will first sign up for crew and be selected during second term. More details about signing up will be posted in early September.

WRITING CREW

The writing crew writes the fantastic script for the show, including dialogue, scenes, jokes and whatever the exec team won’t cut. The time commitment is only during first semester with writing sessions every Saturday (attendance is required) from mid October to early December. Everyone who is interested in writing is welcome to apply! The writing crew normally has 10 – 15 members.

To sign up there is a fun written application you can fill out with creative ideas which demonstrate your skills with writing and comedy! Applications are due at the end of September. More details on the application process (and the application itself) will be posted in early September.

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