SH Troupe Cast List & Script

Dear 25th Year SH Troupe,
Your cast list and script are attached.
REMINDERS:
* Please remember that casting is not solely based on talent.* The director considers ensemble chemistry and the collection of talents/skills already present, opportunities for experienced actors to stretch and learn new techniques/skills, and prior or potential future roles (because HST asks directors to “share the wealth” when possible).
Please wait until after sunrise tomorrow to discuss the show with your friends in the troupe so that everyone can process, read the script, and be ready to be positive and encouraging to all.
*Please respect your director’s choices in casting and directing your show. * Everyone is entitled to opinions, but we ask you to remember to discuss your opinions in a respectful way. Consider how you might like others to discuss choices you make.
REHEARSAL NOTE: Ms. Steffi is still battling her cancer and may need to be away some Fridays for treatments. For this reason, HST will begin working with live-streaming technology during rehearsals to prepare for those days, should we need them
Blessings, Mrs. Mullan PS – Please print your script, 3-hole punch it, put it in a binder that has your name on it, and bring a pencil & highlighter along with your script on Friday.

Donation Letter Contest

Dear 25th Year Families,
*We had a remarkable response to our contest for getting students signed up for costume fittings!* We only have 3 students left to sign up – with Acting, Theatricals, JR and SR all 100% complete!! Since JR Troupe was the 1st program to have everyone signed up, they will be receiving a candy treat this Friday.
Our next contest is to see which program can send out the most donation letters! *We are hoping that families will consider sending the letter to several relatives/friends this year*. The $15,000 we are trying to raise for replacing microphones is in addition to the normal $28,000 we raise (between fundraising & donations) to cover royalties, administrative costs, annual fees, insurance, appreciation expenses (pins & tee-shirts), sets/props/costumes, transportation, and batteries.
*To make this task easier,* *the marketing team has put together a flier that you can mail with the letter* (the flier can be in addition to a personal note from your student – or it can serve as a substitute for the personal note). Both the letter and the flier are attached to this email.
EVERY student who helps mail the donation letter *will get called up to pick a candy bar at the beginning of the Variety Show.* *In addition *- the program that mails the most letters will get a candy prize in class on Nov. 15. To even the playing field *we’ll calculate the winner by getting an average* (total # of letters divided by total # of students).

JR Troupe costume winner – next contest for Donation Letter

Dear 25th Year Families,
*We had a remarkable response to our contest for getting students signed up for costume fittings!* We only have 3 students left to sign up – with Acting, Theatricals, JR and SR all 100% complete!! Since JR Troupe was the 1st program to have everyone signed up, they will be receiving a candy treat this Friday.
Our next contest is to see which program can send out the most donation letters! *We are hoping that families will consider sending the letter to several relatives/friends this year*. The $15,000 we are trying to raise for replacing microphones is in addition to the normal $28,000 we raise (between fundraising & donations) to cover royalties, administrative costs, annual fees, insurance, appreciation expenses (pins & tee-shirts), sets/props/costumes, transportation, and batteries.
*To make this task easier,* *the marketing team has put together a flier that you can mail with the letter* (the flier can be in addition to a personal note from your student – or it can serve as a substitute for the personal note). Both the letter and the flier are attached to this email.
EVERY student who helps mail the donation letter *will get called up to pick a candy bar at the beginning of the Variety Show.* *In addition *- the program that mails the most letters will get a candy prize in class on Nov. 15. To even the playing field *we’ll calculate the winner by getting an average* (total # of letters divided by total # of students).

Shakespeare Cast List – 6pm Wed.

Dear 25th Year SH Troupe,
I want to give you a time that the cast list/script will go out so you don’t need to keep checking email. We’ll send out the list/script at 6pm on Wednesday.
Please remember to be praying for your director as she casts your show and finalizes your script. It’s also a good idea to pray for each other because we all know that processing disappointment is a part of performing. Even professional actors experience more disappointment than excitement when it comes to auditions/casting. So, learning how to work through that emotion to get to acceptance and positive support is an essential survival tool for acting careers. Blessings, Mrs. Mullan PS – We will ask for a “black-out” on communication until Thursday sunrise to allow everyone time to process privately.

Costume Fittings Contest

The first group who has everyone signed up for their costume fitting will get a candy treat this coming Friday!
Right now – *JR & SH are tied for the lead with only 4 people* who need to sign up.
Second place tie is *GB and TH (Theatricals) who have 6 people* who need to sign up.
Pulling up the rear are the *Acting class and SR who have 8 people *who need to sign up.
Go to the following link for SR Troupe and look at the tabs on the top to get to your group’s sign-up. www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4daeac28abff2-senior

SR Troupe Script Info

Dear SR Troupe,
You have the sides for your audition (they are on the website). *You can print those and bring them*. Those scenes will be gone over today so you will know what they are about and what the director is looking for. The full script read-through will not happen until after auditions.
Please remember that you have a dance audition during part of today’s rehearsal. Be sure you are in proper attire. Jazz shoes are recommended.
The script will be sent out with the audition results. This allows us to make final adjustments based on casting. Blessings, Mrs. Mullan

Reminder – McD’s Kick-Off 11am to 1pm

Dear 25th Year HST Families,
Today is our *Kick-off celebration for getting our 25th Year started! * We hope you can join us between 11am and 1pm at McD’s (on corner of Redland Rd. and Muncaster Mill Rd.) HST will get a percentage of the income during these 2 hours, but more importantly our students get to socialize and “catch-up” with friends the friends they haven’t seen since last year.
– McD’s – 11am to 1pm (corner of Redland Rd. & Muncaster Mill Rd) – SR & SH & GB Troupes start today:at Redland Baptist Church – 12:30pm for SR & SH – 1pm for GB – All other HST students are invited to hang out at Redland’s playground & patio area after McD’s.
We are super excited to get this year started! Blessings, Marilyn

We need business solicitors! Help us buy New Microphones!

From HST’s hard-working Marketing Team Captains:
*We need your help!* *HST’s fundraising goals are doubled* this year *because of our need to buy new microphones*.
*Our auction is the **backbone of HST’s fundraising efforts*, and the *bulk of our auction proceeds comes from business donations*. However, *we still have over 30 businesses which need solicitors.* *These businesses have donated to HST in the past, so they are easy asks.* You may also sign up to visit a new business of your choosing. *PLEASE, take a peek at the Sign Up here:* 2019/2020 HST AUCTION DOOR-TO-DOOR CAMPAIGN <www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aea72ca1fa7-20192020>
– “Easy Ask” Businesses are listed by city – New Businesses can be added at the bottom of the Sign Up – *Use the attached script, letter, and reference list.* *More details are on the Sign Up*. Please add info@signupgenius.com to your contacts. – Parents earn volunteer time, OR your troupe member can earn points for the Thespian Honor Society’s annual contest! (more on that next week). * For new businesses volunteer time will be awarded only if donation is obtained. * – Questions: contact Gerry Marcotte at marcottegerry@yahoo.com or 301-908-9987
Our auction is truly a team effort — thanks for pitching in!

Mandatory Parent Meeting – TODAY

Dear 25th Year Families,
The mandatory parent meeting is today, Sept 27th from 1 to 2:30pm. NOTE: New parents meet in the morning 10am to Noon. I apologize for the late reminder. I was out of town because my Dad had a small stroke (and my parents don’t have internet).
*Location:* Redland Baptist Church, 6922 Muncaster Mill Rd.,Derwood, MD 20855
Babysitting/movie will be available across the hall from the meeting. Donations are accepted (this is a fundraiser for Honor Society).
*Bring:*
– Your calendar. – Your checkbook. – You will be writing checks for your prepaid tickets. Use the attached worksheet to determine your prepaid ticket total. You can split your cost into 2 payments. – We will have used/new T-shirts/clothing but *we will wait until the first dance classes to bring the used dance shoes. *Our teachers know that students may not have proper shoes on the first day of class.
*We are going to work hard to get some tasks taken care of early this year*. Our first request is that you get your students signed up for their costume fittings. Note: All of the costume sign-ups are tabbed together, so you can move from one to the other easily. It is essential that you make your student’s fitting happen on their assigned day because of the tight schedule of 6 shows.
Please sign up your student(s) for their costume fittings at Mullan’s:
– Acting www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48aba922a5ff2-acting1 – Theatricals www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48aba922a5ff2-travel – GB Troupe www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48aba922a5ff2-gaithersburg – JR Troupe www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48aba922a5ff2-junior – SH Troupe www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48aba922a5ff2-shakespeare – SR Troupe www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4daeac28abff2-senior
Looking forward to getting our 25th Year started. It’s time to start praying for God’s provision! Blessings, Marilyn