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Ticket Report #4 (processed on Feb.15)

WEEK 4 Report (processed on Feb. 15)
Reminder – last year we sold out all performances of Coffeehouse (Den of Laughs) and Showcase (That’s Entertainment) as well as one of SR Troupe (Don’t Say No to the U.S.O.!). Feel free to tell your family/friends that HST sold out 7 of our 13 performances before we went into the theater – so getting tickets in advance is a good idea!
Blessings, Marilyn
*TOP TROUPE* – 1st Place – Senior Troupe with 30 tickets sold
*TOP SELLERS* Orders submitted – 9 Total old this week – 54 tickets *Families who went over 30 tickets this week*: Parker (total of 35 tickets) Baile (total of 42) & kudos for the largest order this week of 20 tickets *Current Top Sellers*: 1st Stell – 86, 2nd Begley – 71,3rd Vile – 66 (Purple Names are families that sold tickets/moved up the list this week). Stell – 86 Begley – 72 Vile – 66 Flynn – 62 Villiger – 58 Bolin – 56 Sauder – 55 Hoffman – 54 Beardsley – 54 Eckenrode – 53 Hebeisen – 53 Poulsen – 53 DiMarzio – 51 Cummings – 50 Marcolin – 48 Flester – 47 Hiller – 47 Higgins – 46 McNamee – 46 Winnard – 46 Higham – 44 Becker – 44 Marcotte – 39 Marchand – 38 Welch – 38 Franovich – 36 Yoritomo – 36 Parker – 35 Forsythe – 35 Hoffpauir – 34 Morrison (G&E) 32 York – 32 Slay – 31 Hoyle – 30 Sheth – 30 Speer – 30 Tallman – 30
*TICKET INCOME *
Goal is $47,000 – which we accomplished last year!
Total Prepaid Ticket Income: $20,200 Total Donor Ticket Income $280 Total Season Ticket Income $2100 *Total Student Ticket Income $3470* Total Specialty Ticket Income $26,050 2nd Week – Snowed Out 3rd Week – Ticket Sales $2160 *4th Week – Ticket Sales $648* Total after 4th Week $28,848
*Tickets Still Available for Sale*
*Coffeehouse – Den of Laughs* (Seating Capacity of 150) 42 tickets left for 3pm Seating 92 tickets left for 5pm Seating 59 tickets left for 7pm Seating
*SHOWCASE – That’s Entertainment! *(Seating Capacity of 438) 64 tickets available for Fri. evening 167 tickets available for Sat. Matinee 88 tickets availabe for Sat. evening
*GB – That’s Princess….With a Pea! *(Seating Capacity of 438) 303 tickets available for Fri. 218 tickets available for Sat.
*SH – Twelfth Night *(Seating Capacity of 438) 310 tickets available for Fri. 210 tickets available for Sat.
*JR – The Adventure of a Comic Book Artist *(Seating Capacity of 438) 285 tickets available for Fri. 212 tickets available for Sat.
*SR – Don’t Say No to the U.S.O.!* (Seating Capacity of 438) 261 tickets available for Fri. 119 tickets available for Sat.

Ticket Report #3 (processed on Feb. 8)

WEEK 3 Report (Week 2 was snowed out)
TOP TROUPE – 1st Place – Senior Troupe 46 tickets sold 2nd Place – Shakespeare Troupe 43 tickets. sold
*TOP SELLERS* Orders submitted – 14 Total Tickets Sold this week – 180! Families who went over 30 tickets this week: Villiger who also had *top order of 38 tickets* Current Top Sellers: 1st Stell – 80, 2nd Begley – 71,3rd Vile – 66
(Purple Names are families that moved up the list this week). Stell – 80 Begley – 71 Vile – 66 Flynn – 60 Villiger – 58 Bolin – 56 Hoffman – 54 Beardsley – 53 Eckenrode – 53 Hebeisen – 53 Poulsen – 53 DiMarzio – 51 Sauder – 50 Cummings – 50 Marcolin – 48 Hiller – 47 Higgins – 46 McNamee – 46 Winnard – 46 Higham – 44 Becker – 44 Flester – 42 Marcotte – 39 Marchand – 38 Welch – 38 Franovich – 36 Yoritomo – 36 Forsythe – 35 Hoffpauir – 34 Morrison (G&E) 32 York – 32 Slay – 31 Hoyle – 30 Sheth – 30 Speer – 30 Tallman – 30
*TICKET INCOME *
Goal is $47,000 – which we accomplished last year!
Total Prepaid Ticket Income: $20,200 Total Donor Ticket Income $280 Total Season Ticket Income $2100 *Total Student Ticket Income $3470* Total Specialty Ticket Income $26,050 2nd Week – Snowed Out *3rd Week – Ticket Sales $2160* Total after 3rd Week $28,210
*Tickets Still Available for Sale*
*Coffeehouse – Den of Laughs* (Seating Capacity of 150) 46 tickets left for 3pm Seating 92 tickets left for 5pm Seating 59 tickets left for 7pm Seating
*SHOWCASE – That’s Entertainment! *(Seating Capacity of 438) 74 tickets available for Fri. evening 168 tickets available for Sat. Matinee 88 tickets availabe for Sat. evening
*GB – That’s Princess….With a Pea! *(Seating Capacity of 438) 303 tickets available for Fri. 218 tickets available for Sat.
*SH – Twelfth Night *(Seating Capacity of 438) 314 tickets available for Fri. 211 tickets available for Sat.
*JR – The Adventure of a Comic Book Artist *(Seating Capacity of 438) 287 tickets available for Fri. 214 tickets available for Sat.
*SR – Don’t Say No to the U.S.O.!* (Seating Capacity of 438) 276 tickets available for Fri. 134 tickets available for Sat.

Snow Day Tasks – Find videos to practice & Ads!

Dear Understanding HST Parents,
While snow days are not the same for homeschoolers, there is probably less driving time in your schedules today. I’d like to suggest using that time for two tasks:
ONE – teach your student how to go to our website to find videos/music to practice with.
– go to www.hstonline.org – Click on “HST Families” – second from right in blue bar under HST logo – The page that comes up has a heading “Program Links” on the left. – Under that heading are listed all the troupes, Acting, choirs and dance. Click the name of the program that you want info about. – *You’ll be asked for a password* *which is*: hst2018 (case sensitive) The password is the same for every program listed. – The page that comes up will list all the things you can access simply by clicking on them.
Please remember, *no one expects a student to play an instrument well if they don’t practice during the week.* Y*ou should not expect that singing, dancing, acting to automatically improve with just 1 to 3 hours of group work a week.* Everyone wants HST to produce excellent shows with excellent singing/dancing so they have no concerns inviting family and friends. *We need you to help us make excellence happen with practice at home*. Practice is especially important with all the lost rehearsal time we’ve had due to snow.
TWO – Submit a Congratulatory Ad!
– Look at the templates (attached). We have business card *AND half-page templates*. – Pick a template and decide on your text and email that info. – Fill in the paperwork and paperclip a check to it, which you’ll drop off on Friday.
As simple as 1, 2, 3!
NOTE: We are still accepting business ads through this Friday (22nd) so you *might catch the manager of that business you were trying to solicit if you make a call today!*
Many thanks for all you do to make HST a program that truly glorifies God in all it does. Blessings, Marilyn

Dance Canceled for tomorrow 2/20

Dear Understanding Dance Families,
Even though *we will not be able to make up the classes that are not held tomorrow*, we are going to cancel. It is not worth putting people at risk on the road dance time is exactly when snow is supposed to switch over to ice – which is treacherous. So – no dance classes tomorrow, Feb. 20th. .
Please pray for God to multiply the time we do have so that our dances can look sharp when Showcase goes up. Blessings, Marilyn

Grandparent Club Donations?

Dear Understanding HST Families,
So, apparently I never sent out the updated donation letter which would explain why we have about 3 Grandparent Club donations when we usually have about a dozen…as well as Family and Friend Donations.
If you normally have Grandparents or Friends/Family who donate, please consider emailing them the attached letter. The deadline to get donors listed in the program is postmarked by March 7 or a PayPal Donation (through our website) by March 9th.
If you’re’ new or never asked family/friend for a donation, there are a lot of big projects we are raising money for this year (these are also listed in the attached letter). Our hope is to get all of these facility needs taken care of this year, so we can focus on raising money for microphones during our 25th Anniversary year (next year).
*$11,000 Needed for 2018/2019 PROJECTS*
– New Shed to store the Flip Form platforms that HST purchased last year. – Insulation of costume shed floor and erosion protection/water drainage work under costume shed – Retaining Wall & French Drain for water management issues due to HST structures on property – Completion of Patio/Canopy for set building
If you do send our letter to friends/family, please let them know that we list $25 donations in our program because we DO value them. Many people giving a little bit still adds up to a lot!
My prayers and thanks for everyone who helps with fundraising – or any other aspect of HST. Blessings, Marilyn

Acting Notes for Parents

Dear Understanding Acting Parents,
I am resending the memorization tips document (attached). PLEASE take the time to read the attached document and be prepared to help your student learn their lines immediately after their scenes are blocked. This will require setting time aside to run lines everyday.
Let me explain how we make Showcase acting scenes happen:
– We try to get both scenes blocked the week they are written (sometimes the 2nd one doesn’t get completely finished until the following week). – Once students have the blocking for their scene – they should memorize their lines and their blocking. *Ideally lines would be learned by the next week*. – The week after blocking is done, we try to start polishing that scene. However, *polishing is only effective if the students have memorized their lines, * because they can’t focus on acting when they have to hold a script and read their lines.
Other ways to help your student:
– *Make sure they have their green folder with scripts every week* (even after they have memorized their lines). – Make sure they have a pencil every week so they can write down blocking and notes from the director. – Make sure they c*ontinue to read through their scenes and run their lines all the way through the performances*.
Please know that your efforts DO make a difference, for your student and for the whole class. Blessings, Marilyn

More Broadway Choir Music Files

Dear Understanding Broadway Choir,
We’ll get these files posted to the website sometime this week for those who have a hard time opening them from this email. Blessings, Mrs. Mullan ——————————————————— Hi Broadway Choir. Attached are files with the accompaniments for you to practice with after you’ve worked a little bit more with the practice tracks I sent last week. The All for the Best track is the one I’d like to use for our performance–what I played for you in class a few weeks ago. Give it a try. The tracks for the other two songs are just electronic piano playing the score–so you’ll hear the accompaniment AND the voice parts and should be able to sing along with them (we will use different tracks of just the accompaniments for our performances). Please practice several times before class on Friday–it will be my last session with you before I turn you over to Gena and Melanie, who will come to the end of class to listen to you. I’m looking forward to hearing your continued progress–you worked hard on Friday! Get better if you’re sick and don’t get sick if you’re well! Thanks.

Ad Deadline Extended One Week to Feb. 22

Dear Understanding HST Families,
I think that life being life, we’ll always end up extending the deadline for ads. When I contact the printers, I actually say, “Here is the date we hope for, but this is the back-up date.” They are gracious about it, but there have definitely been years where I pick up programs “hot off the press” a couple hours before the first Showcase performance. (BTW that expression comes from the fact that after going through the printing machines…the paper is actually hot!).
All this to say, we are once again – extending the ad deadline one more week – to Feb. 22.
I realize that at this time of year I become a bit of a beggar. Jobs that aren’t filled, problems that arise, tasks we get backed up on….all need me to go asking for help. I’ve learned that begging is a good way to learn humility. We all want to think we’re independent, but in truth, we we are not meant to get through life alone. So, every time I come asking, it is a reminder to me of how lucky this program is to have so many wonderful people. We survive because someone or someones step forward to supply each need. Since I won’t have time to spell out how thankful I am as things get busier and busier, I’m going to give a blanket THANK YOU to everyone who goes above and beyond in big ways and small to get us through our 24th season. Also – *please know that those who “can’t do anything but pray” are still going “above and beyond” because prayer is the foundation HST is built on. *
Now, for my first begging of the spring:
– *Please consider buying a Congratulatory Ad. * – For $35 (business card), you can make your child’s program a life-long, personalized memento (my children have every program from every show they were in and they are all in the 30’s). – It is easy! Pick a pre-made template and decide what you want your 80 characters to say. – You can also design your own ads and you can buy a $60 half page or $100 full page….but a simple $35 ad can work.
NOTE: We are still accepting business ads until Friday, Feb. 22. If you need those forms, let me know.
Blessings, Marilyn

*CONGRATULATIONS ADS*

Encourage your child(ren) with a congratulations ad! You may select one of HST’s templates with your own text, or design your own original ad. We’ve attached the order form and also a separate document showing what the HST templates look like. Be sure to note the character limits. All ads must meet the parameters outlined on the order form. If you have any questions about congratulations ads, please contact Corrie Hoyle at corriehoyle@gmail.com.

*FORMS AND PAYMENTS*
For both types of ads, checks are made out to HST. Forms and payments can be turned in at Redland Baptist Church on Fridays or mailed to HST, P.O. Box 150, Rockville, MD 20848. There will be baskets available in the sign-in room at RBC starting this Friday through the Friday, February 22, 2019 deadline.

Congratulations Ads Contact: Corrie Hoyle corriehoyle@gmail.com