JR Troupe needs to sell tickets!

Dear Understanding JR Troupe,
Below is the total of how many tickets each troupe has sold in the last 2 weeks. GB – 97 SR – 82 SH – 64 JR – 15
I need you to really work on ticket sales so you will have great audiences to perform to. Audiences don’t just show up – they get invited. I will have extra fliers for you each to take a few to hand out to friends and neighbors this week. You might also want to call the people you mailed fliers to. Asking people if you can save them money is never a rude thing to do.
If this is a case of not wanting to invite people because you are worried we won’t get all the details worked out for your show, I am going to ask you to consider that in 24 years and 90 shows, God has never allowed any of HST’s shows to flop. Your show is going to be amazing. It will have some cool special effects and it will be remembered as one of HST’s most unique productions. So, get excited and sell some tickets!!
Blessings, Mrs. Mullan

Begging Again – we need help!

Dear Understanding HST Families,
I’m coming begging again (I warned you – we have more hours needed than required hours can fill, so I have to come begging for people willing to go above and beyond).
TODAY (Tuesday) and TOMORROW (Wednesday)- if you have a dancer – please consider coming to my home (only 5 to 7 min. from dance) to help steam and iron costumes for “That’s Entertainment”. You can sign up on the Sign-UP genius for our records – or you can just show up:
www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aea72ca1fa7-costume2
THURSDAY evening (great place for Dad’s to help) we also have a great need for costume transport. All troupes are having costume run or cue-to-cue so we need to transport all the costumes from my basement to Redland Baptist and get them back up on racks. PLEASE don’t make the costume designers have to do this job as they already do so much.
Speaking of transport – *we have no one signed up to transport costumes back to my costume shed after any of the shows.* Mom’s, your students can help you with this! What’s more – if you don’t have someone in the troupe (so you aren’t staying to listen to awards) you will be done and to Cici’s pretty much when everyone else is arriving there. Again – PLEASE don’t let this fall on the designers.
There are also set transport/build and strike/transport slots. I realize I had not put down enough slots for those tasks. I cannot tell you how grateful I am for Dad’s who make these two huge tasks happen. The stress of loading in and out five shows in such a condensed period of time is huge. I couldn’t do it year after year without the Dad’s who come and solve problems on load-ins nights and quickly clear the theater on load-out nights.
Please consider signing up for transport! www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aea72ca1fa7-transport
My personal thanks, in advance, to all who give so generously at this time of year. I realize not everyone can (particularly when you have little ones) but for those who re-arrange schedules to fit in some more volunteer time for HST – I offer my sincere thanks and humble appreciation. I can only trust that God will bless you a hundred fold because He is never out-done in generosity.
Blessings, Marilyn

Begging Again – we need help!

Dear Understanding HST Families,
I’m coming begging again (I warned you – we have more hours needed than required hours can fill, so I have to come begging for people willing to go above and beyond).
TODAY (Tuesday) and TOMORROW (Wednesday)- if you have a dancer – please consider coming to my home (only 5 to 7 min. from dance) to help steam and iron costumes for “That’s Entertainment”. You can sign up on the Sign-UP genius for our records – or you can just show up:
www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aea72ca1fa7-costume2
THURSDAY evening (great place for Dad’s to help) we also have a great need for costume transport. All troupes are having costume run or cue-to-cue so we need to transport all the costumes from my basement to Redland Baptist and get them back up on racks. PLEASE don’t make the costume designers have to do this job as they already do so much.
Speaking of transport – *we have no one signed up to transport costumes back to my costume shed after any of the shows.* Mom’s, your students can help you with this! What’s more – if you don’t have someone in the troupe (so you aren’t staying to listen to awards) you will be done and to Cici’s pretty much when everyone else is arriving there. Again – PLEASE don’t let this fall on the designers.
There are also set transport/build and strike/transport slots. I realize I had not put down enough slots for those tasks. I cannot tell you how grateful I am for Dad’s who make these two huge tasks happen. The stress of loading in and out five shows in such a condensed period of time is huge. I couldn’t do it year after year without the Dad’s who come and solve problems on load-ins nights and quickly clear the theater on load-out nights.
Please consider signing up for transport! www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aea72ca1fa7-transport
My personal thanks, in advance, to all who give so generously at this time of year. I realize not everyone can (particularly when you have little ones) but for those who re-arrange schedules to fit in some more volunteer time for HST – I offer my sincere thanks and humble appreciation. I can only trust that God will bless you a hundred fold because He is never out-done in generosity.
Blessings, Marilyn

Begging Again – we need help!

Dear Understanding HST Families,
I’m coming begging again (I warned you – we have more hours needed than required hours can fill, so I have to come begging for people willing to go above and beyond).
TODAY (Tuesday) and TOMORROW (Wednesday)- if you have a dancer – please consider coming to my home (only 5 to 7 min. from dance) to help steam and iron costumes for “That’s Entertainment”. You can sign up on the Sign-UP genius for our records – or you can just show up:
www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aea72ca1fa7-costume2
THURSDAY evening (great place for Dad’s to help) we also have a great need for costume transport. All troupes are having costume run or cue-to-cue so we need to transport all the costumes from my basement to Redland Baptist and get them back up on racks. PLEASE don’t make the costume designers have to do this job as they already do so much.
Speaking of transport – *we have no one signed up to transport costumes back to my costume shed after any of the shows.* Mom’s, your students can help you with this! What’s more – if you don’t have someone in the troupe (so you aren’t staying to listen to awards) you will be done and to Cici’s pretty much when everyone else is arriving there. Again – PLEASE don’t let this fall on the designers.
There are also set transport/build and strike/transport slots. I realize I had not put down enough slots for those tasks. I cannot tell you how grateful I am for Dad’s who make these two huge tasks happen. The stress of loading in and out five shows in such a condensed period of time is huge. I couldn’t do it year after year without the Dad’s who come and solve problems on load-ins nights and quickly clear the theater on load-out nights.
Please consider signing up for transport! www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aea72ca1fa7-transport
My personal thanks, in advance, to all who give so generously at this time of year. I realize not everyone can (particularly when you have little ones) but for those who re-arrange schedules to fit in some more volunteer time for HST – I offer my sincere thanks and humble appreciation. I can only trust that God will bless you a hundred fold because He is never out-done in generosity.
Blessings, Marilyn

We need sewers Fri. & Saturday

Dear Understanding HST Sewers,
Although we will be doing costume runs at Redland on Friday – we need some sewers to sew at my house (we still have some Showcase sewing that is needed!!) and SR Troupe will be returning early with fixes from their costume cue-to-cue.
Saturday is also a “get her done” sewing day…many hands make light work. Blessings, Marilyn

Monday Blues

Dear Understanding Travel Troupe,
First:
CONGRATULATIONS! *You did an amazing job on Saturday.*
I am SO impressed by how you handled the late script, the incomplete run-through, the mic issues, the fast changes……you showed great professionalism. TT is so unique – it demands greater creativity and flexibility than any other troupe. While I will always regret the extra stress you went through due to the late scripts, I will always remember how you rose to the challenge.
With 90 mainstage shows and (now) 9 Coffeehouse’s – I don’t remember a lot of specifics about particular shows. However, certain things stick firmly in my mind, and this particular Travel Troupe year will be one of them because you completely knocked it out of the park, despite the challenging situation I put you in. So, *take a moment to savor your accomplishment and be proud of your success.*
Second:
How to handle the Blues when it’s over:
Well, to begin with – it’s NOT over! You have your field trip to Kennedy Center’s Costume wear-house this Friday.
– Please meet at Redland Baptist at 12:15pm. – Drivers are: Mrs. Hoyle, Mrs. Henley, Mrs. Hiller, and Mrs. Haley. – You should be returning to Redland around 3:30pm. You can hang in lobby until 4pm if that’s an easier pick-up time for your parents. – Please wear your regular HST attire. – *If you are NOT planning on going – please let me know. I have a couple tech students who would really like to go on this trip (in addition to yo*ur 2 regular techs) and I need to see if I have enough seats for them.
Second, the best recovery for anytime in your life that you feel “blue” is to make a gratitude list. It is impossible to stay down if you truly think of all the blessings in your life…and there are always blessings. Each day has little consolations that help us get through – if we are just open to noticing them. Some people actually write them down – which isn’t a bad idea when you are done a show. Like me – the details can be forgotten years from now. Jotting down the highlights of your performance experience and stapling it to your show placemat before tucking into your memoriabilia box (if you have one) or take a picture of it so you can have a memory trigger when you are scrolling through your past.
I won’t be able to come with you on Friday as all our other troupes are doing costume runs, but I hope to hear about it when you return. Again – GREAT JOB! Blessings, Mrs. Mullan

How to “Check-In” for Today’s Shows

Dear Understanding HST Families,
In order to avoid the crowded standing in the hall waiting for the door to open (which is when the “show” starts), we are switching to a check-in system.
Starting 30 minutes before each seating there will be people at the “Check-In” table in the hall.
– You *check in your family – picking up colored “tickets” for that seating.* – Your name & friend’s names will then be written down on our seating list. – You are free to go for a walk – just return right before show start (3pm, 5pm or 7pm). – NOTE: You can also purchase tickets for $15/person. Our 5pm show has 48 left, the 7pm has 16 left, and 3pm is Sold Out – although we will sell no-show seats right after start of show.
At start of show (3pm, 5pm, 7pm) we will call out family names to go find seats- *in the order in which they were checked in*.
– Each person coming through the door has to hand in their colored card, so i*f you’ve checked in people who are not actually there, you will have to wait in the hall to give them their colored cards*
*NOTE:* *Travel Troupe families who asked for all 10 tickets for the 3pm performance* *will have their tables reserved so there is no need to check-in early. *
*Student Section Tickets *- have been assigned to tables so that they, too, *do not have to worry about checking in early * See lists below. *They are NOT required to sit at the table they are assigned to if there is another open spot they’d prefer to take. * Student section will be seated after we have seated family/friends of performers.
Blessings, Marilyn
*5pm Student Seating*

Student Table # 1
1. Sophie Baxter 2. Betty Higgins 3. Allison Hiller 4. Veronique Manfreda 5. Mariana Marcotte 6. Naomi Forsythe 7. Erin Forsythe

Student Table # 2
1. Max Higgins 2. Alex Lynch 3. Spencer Marcotte 4. Malachi Vile
*7pm Student Section *

Student Table # 1
1. Lara Becker
2. Ellie Franovich
3. Mary Beth Glasgow
4. Holly Higham
5. Emily Davis
6. Addie Tallman
7. Sarah Marcolin

Student Table # 2
1. Matthew Winnard
2. Patrick Winnard
3. Michale Corbalis
4. Jake Speer
5. Joey Yoritomo
6. William McNamee
7. Stephen Moynihan
8. George Marcolin

Student Table # 3
1. Stephen Winnard
2. Peter Bolin
3. James Bolin
4. George Marcolin
5. Stephen Moynihan
6. Eric Eckenrode
7. Ian Denson

Student Table # 4
1. John Paul Stell
2. Malachi Vile
3. Dominic Flynn
4. Marshall McNamee
5. Luke Bolin
6. Dennis Franovich
7. Caleb Davis
8. Paul Eckenrode

Student Table # 5
1. Nora Begley
2. Marguerite Begley
3. Teresa Eckenrode
4. Maria Eckenrode
5. Veronica Eckenrode
6. Teresa Stell
7. Julia Poulsen
8. Ariana Sharafinski

Student Table # 6
1. Elizabeth Eckenrode
2. Stella Franovich
3. Elena Laird
4. Mia Poulsen
5. Katherine Sharafinski
6. Bernadette Winnard
7. Lillian Begley

Student Table # 7
1. Natalie Flynn
2. Chiara Stell
3. Hannah Denson
4. Mary Claire Hoffman
5. Mariel Becker
6. Skylar Parker