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2016 – 2017

Blaine HIGH School Drama Club
Audition Packet and Registration for Fall/Winter Musical:
Seussical The Musical!”

Performances: Jan. 5,6,7,12,13 @7pm 14 @2pm


FALL OFFERING:

January – March Student Leadership

Jungle Book” BES/BPS Production 3 – 4:30pm with



Honors Drama/ International Thespian Society’s (I.T.S)

State Competition Rehearsals following 4:30 – 5:30pm
Senior Student-Directed Spring Comedy:

Rehearse April with May 5, 6 Performances

The Clumsy Custard Horror Show!”


Questions? Email sakers@blainesd.org
Blaine Drama Club Registration Form: 2016-2017
Auditioning for/Participating in: CHECK ALL THAT APPLY!

 “Seussical” Musical ($35 costume fee + ASB card) Performs Jan. 5,6,7 & 12,13, 14th

Washington ITS Drama State Competition Sat. February 4th

Working with BES/BPS Drama Club’s Production of “Jungle Book” (free!)

Spring Comedy “The Clumsy Custard Horror Show”

(auditions March TBA; $10 for T Shirt)
Make sure your EMAIL is CURRENT! This is how I contact you and keep all cast, crew and parents informed! ALSO “Like” us “Blaine Theater Arts & Drama Club” on Facebook!
Please PRINT:

Student Name_______________________________________________ Grade_______

Student email______________________________________________________________
Home Phone #______________________ opt: Cell Phone #________________________
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Parent/Guardian Name(s)___________________________________________________

PRINT CLEARLY your e mail(s) _______________________________________________________

Home or cell phone #s _________________________________________________________
Emergency Contact Name & Phone #___________________________________________

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If a second home needs to be contacted:

Parent/Guardian Name(s)___________________________________________________

PRINT CLEARLY your e-mail(s)

________________________________________________________


Home or cell phone #s _________________________________________________________

Emergency Contact Name & Phone #___________________________________________


Blaine Extra-Curricular Drama Club Conduct Policy

STUDENTS participating must support the following goals:


  1. I understand that BHS/BMS’s Drama Club is a place where we will try new things and work together as a team to do our best work! It is my responsibility to check rehearsal schedules and updates (email or Facebook) and keep my parent/guardian up-to-date and informed.

  2. ALL school policies are in affect re: this after-school activity.
  3. I will respect my director and fellow actors’ time and effort. If after TWO warnings for DISRESPECTFUL ATTITUDE towards others as outlined in the Blaine School District policy or UNEXCUSED absences and/or excessive lateness, I understand that Mrs. Akers will conference with my parent/ guardian. On the third warning, I will be removed from this quarters’ production and my acting or tech part will be reassigned to someone else.


  4. I will accept the role(s) I have been cast in as ALL PARTS – Large or small— ARE EQUALLY IMPORTANT to our production!

  5. I understand that if I do not accept the role I have been assigned I will not be allowed back into Drama Club until I have served the 5 week probation period as outlined in the Blaine School Policy.

  6. Academic eligibility is based on the previous semester: Pass 5 out of 6 classes with a minimum of a 1.5 GPA – Purchase an ASB card.

Signed in agreement (Student):______________________________________DATE_____


PARENT/GUARDIAN(s) must support the following:

  1. I agree with the above Conduct Policy and Blaine Extra Curricular policies

  2. I will support my child in attendance and communication with the director. I understand that Dress Rehearsals and performances are MANDATORY except for extreme illness or family emergencies.

  3. I am responsible for any participation fee or costume rental fee for the show

  4. I am aware that I MAY be asked to purchase or find specific shoes for my child’s character.

  5. I am aware that photos of the show/production will be posted to the school website and give my permission for my child’s participation.

Signed in agreement (Parent/Guardian):________________________________DATE_______

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“Yes, Mrs. Akers, I/We_________________________________(Adult Name) can help with:

______ During Rehearsals ________ Costume Gatherer or ____Costume Construction

______ Set Construction Helpers (One or Two day commitment close to perform. dates)

______ Promotional Pictures/Newspaper Promo ______Program and Posters/Flyers

______ Video Filming of Performances/DVD

_____ Chaperone State Drama Competition and/or Seattle 5th Ave. Theater Awards!

FOOTBALL FACE-PAINTING

Parent/Student Acknowledgement of Fund Raising Sale

Dear Parent of (print student name)______________________________________________:

The Blaine BHS/BMS Combined Drama Club has decided to sell FACE-PAINTING services and Hand Warmers to support club activities. We plan to use the profits towards our Theater Arts Productions and State Festival Activities.
Certain guidelines are necessary and we ask that you read this carefully and review it with your son or daughter before they participate in our Face-Painting booth at the Football Home Games.
1. Your student must have this form signed by you in order for them to participate.
2. Your student must be able to make a time commitment in one or more of the three time components needed during the game:

a. Set Up: 45 minutes prior to kick-off taking items from PAC to

Football/Track area.



b. Face Painting (or selling hand-warmers) and encouraging the crowd to come get their faces painted during Football quarters 1, 2, & 3.

c. Clean-up Detail: We clean up and put our booth items away during the 4th quarter of the game.
3. Mrs. Akers is not responsible for your child after the THIRD quarter UNLESS they are on clean-up detail. After Clean-Up Detail is over, students are free to go home or stay at the game as DETERMINED BY THEIR PARENTS. Mrs. Akers counts money during this time and cannot be there to chaperone your student..
4. Students must DRESS FOR WEATHER. Often our games turn cold and wet at unexpected times. Students not dressed appropriately will have to call home and have parent/guardian pick them up.

5. All students participating are ambassadors of the Blaine Theater Arts Program and will follow Blaine HS/MS School conduct and Behavior rules. Students breaking these rules may be in danger of being excused immediately from our program for a whole quarter and/or sent to Blaine Administration if warranted.

6. All money and un-sold product (hand warmers) will be returned into Mrs. Akers at the end of the 3rd Quarter.
I have read the guidelines and agree to allow my son/daughter participate in the fundraiser described

______________________________________ ________________________________________

(Parent Signature) ­­­­­­­­­ (Student Signature) (Date)

2016-2017 Blaine Drama Student

PERSONAL INTEREST FORM

Please PRINT:
Student Name_____________________________________________________________ Grade_________
CIRCLE all that apply [Rehearsals are 3 – 5pm on Tues, Wed, Thurs; Main Characters will add Mon. :
I am comfortable singing: Solos Only in Groups Only when forced 
I am comfortable dancing: Solos Only in Groups Only when forced 
Mark/Number YOUR TOP SIX CHOICES where 1 = Most Want on down.
____ Cat in the Hat ______ JoJo ______ Horton ____ Gertrude McFuzz
______ Mayzie ______Sour Kangaroo & Joey _____ Mr. & Mrs. Mayor ______ The Grinch
______ Vlad Vladikoff ______ Bird Girls ______ The WIckershams ______ Yertle The Turtle
______ Ensemble: Citizens of Whoville, Universe, Fish, Circus Animals

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____ Tech (lights/sound) ______ Choreography _____ Set /Prop Construction
_____ Make Up Design & Application ______ Costume Design & Construction

_____ Helping the younger actors in BES/BPS musical “Jungle Book”

_____ ITS Officer: President; Vice Pres.; Secretary; Treasurer; Clerk

TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOURSELF!:
Do you play any musical instruments? Yes No

If yes, what kind(s)? _______________________________________________________

Formal Lessons on these instruments? Yes No
Have you had any Formal Dance training? Yes No

Kind and # of years of classes________________


Any “circus tricks” you can do? (ex. Juggle, walk on hands, bend in two, hacky-sack, skateboard tricks, gymnastics, etc.) ___________________________________________________________________
Do you play on any sport teams? Yes No Kind: _________________________________
Do you speak another language fluently? Yes No Which language?___________________
I am confident about myself and would enjoy a challenge this year. Yes No
I am shy and would rather work with others. Yes No
I am willing to learn tech and stage crew craft. Yes No

SEE THE BACK of this paper for the last question!

Please list any Previous Drama Experience: (What Show? What Character? With What Group? Who Directed you?)

What one thing do you hope to learn by being in Drama Club this year and why you’d like to learn it?

Anything else you would want Mrs. Akers to know about yourself?

What to Expect at our Rehearsals and Auditions 
SIGN UPS and FIRST TRAINING REHEARSAL Tues. Sept. 6th from 3:00 – 5:00pm
1. This year students will sign up to be a part of our production on above date. We will spend the first two weeks training actors in music, dance, acting skills and audition techniques. While some are learning acting and dance skills, Mrs. Akers and our musical accompanist will check your vocal range and see how we can best support you at your skill level.

2. Auditions for specific roles will happen Mon. SEPT. 12th. Nerves happen  This isn’t Broadway or The Olympics where you make one mistake and you’re done! Our goal is to learn about YOU and are you willing to ‘risk’. This means trying to put yourself out there to be looked at and listened to whether you succeed or not!

3. Acting Students will leave all cell phones in silent mode in back packs and sign in and meet on stage, ready for MOVEMENT and for the days notes and goals.
4. We will begin with some warm-ups both physical and vocal AS A GROUP. I look for your ability to move over whether you have professional dance training. EVERYONE can move!
5. Next we will play some theater games, which we will teach you. Again the goal is to try to make new connections and associations in thinking… (stand up comedy has its own place and rules )
6. During audition days, all auditioning students will return to the audience seats and watch the others while waiting for their turn. If you are not respectful and encouraging other people’s effort, you will not be considered to be a part of this year’s production. Just show us the “Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!” and you’ll go far  ALWAYS applaud when a student has finished whether they botched it or not. Critiquing” is a SKILL used to help improve your performance. “Criticism” is an ATTITUDE meant to tear down someone and their risk-taking efforts. Know the difference
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7. We will have chairs available for you to use, but do not use any props or costumes. “Less is More” so focus on acting not props or costumes. Also, wear something comfortable. Remove all hats and make sure your hair is not in your eyes. (if you have accompaniment music; give to the tech person at this time so they can set up for your music audition.)

8. When it is your turn, walk up onto the stage to the “mark” and give your “Slate” (personal information).

Your slate should go something like this:

“Hello, my name is ____________ and I will be performing (the name of your character from your cutting) from (the source).”

Ex. “Hi! My name is Mrs. Akers and I will be performing the part of Mrs. Venerable from Tennessee William’s ‘Suddenly Last Summer”
Ex. “Good Afternoon! I’m Steven Sophomore and I will be performing #8 from the Short Audition Cuttings list.”
Ex. “Hello, I am Sarah Senior and I will be performing the monologue from the ship’s captain’s scene from ‘Pirates of the Carribean: End of the World.”
A complete and clearly spoken slate is a professional theater’s jewel! The more you practice it, the better you get at it, and the higher marks you get at State competition.
9. After you finished your slate, take one or two seconds to breathe and focus on becoming your character and GO! DON’T BREAK YOUR CHARACTER until you are finished. If you forget a line, freeze, and take two more seconds to get back into. Do NOT ask if you can start again…just do it. Asking permission breaks you out of the character!
10. At the end of your piece, freeze for a count of “one one-thousand, two” so we know you are done.
11. You will then sing. You will only be asked to sing a short portion of one song (one verse and the chorus). Look for a song that can show your vocal range and fits your voice most comfortably. Excellent choices come from Disney movies or other Broadway shows. Please note that racism, foul language, etc. in lyrics is not accepted as per school policy. Modify as needed.
13. You may sing “A CAPELLA” = without musical accompaniment… however, if you want to have a friend play keyboard or guitar for you… or you have a KARAOKE version (no other singers on the music) accompaniment in either CD or MP3 format… you may use that!

14. Just remember to keep it short if we have many students auditioning. If we stop you before the end of your song, it is not because you are “bad” or “did something wrong” it is because you have given us enough information about your voice for us to know you and we need to move on to another student.

15. We all warm up as a group. we will group you with similar voices. If you know what you are: “Soprano, Mezz-Soprano, Alto, Tenor I & II, Baritone, Bass”… let me know!
16. We will also check your RANGE at some point (either before the singing auditions or after) so we know how LOW and how HIGH you can comfortably sing. This will be one-on-one with a piano out in the wing of our stage..
WHAT ARE CALL-BACKS? (Tues. SEPT. 13th)

Call backs are the Director’s opportunity to try out different actors reading from the actual script to get the best “fit” for the show in casting you. A Director “calls you back” because they saw something in you that sparks their interest and wants to give you more time in working with the characters you are auditioning for.


If you are NOT called back, that doesn’t mean you did a bad job, it means that I already know what part we will be casting you in.
Questions? Email sakers@blainesd.org

MORE Next Page ---- Choose at least ONE to memorize; OR do your own!

Audition Cuttings – Short
1. Have you seen the roaming charges on the new Android? Geez, do I really have to keep track of how many giga-bytes I use between the hours of 6:00 am and 3:00 pm Pacific Standard Time? Crazy! And now they are dropping ‘unlimited texting’… great. Raid the college fund. Mom’s gonna kill me. 15,629 texts this month.
2. If you choose to stand for Liberty and Freedom, can you also SIT for slavery and laziness? I’m just saying! Shouldn’t we be for equal opportunity to be worth nothing? Isn’t that TRUE democracy? SAY IT LOUD AND SAY IT PROUD! I’M LAZY! DEAL WITH IT!

3. I mean, I can understand why God invented nose hairs… they keep you from inhaling crazy stuff like bugs and dust and dandelion puff thingies… but, man, why did God invent BACK HAIR? My dad looks like his hair just slide off his head and right down his spine. And… will that be me in 20 years? (checks hair on head. shivers)

4. We’ve gone from Country Music to Jazz to Rhythm and Blues to Rock n Roll to Heavy Metal to Punk Rock to Hip Hop to Grunge to… Justin Bieber? What will MY kids think of Lady Gaga? Isn’t it nice to know we’re gonna look as stupid to our kids as our parents look stupid to us? Can’t wait.
5. How do you tell your Mom he’s gone? Dad left, Boyfriend #1, #2, left, adios,…and now Boyfriend #3, bam, moving on to another zip code. Didn’t even leave her a note. I can’t take this any more. When is it MY turn to be the child? When is it MY turn to be comforted instead of being the comforter? When is it my turn… to be selfish?
6. Sister Susie’s sewing shirts for soldiers. Such skill at sewing shirts my shy, young sister Susie shows. Some soldiers send epistles, say they’d rather sleep on thistles than the saucy soft white silky shirts my Sister Susie sews.
7. Cows are amazing creatures. I mean, have you looked at those eyes? Melt your heart. Oh I know you think they only say ‘moo’ and chew their cud. But they are saying so much more with those eyes. They dive deeper into your soul. Say what you want, but I’ll take a cow for a pet over a cat any day. Harder to clean up after, but, hey, ever try milking a cat? You get the picture.
8. Peel the fish, cut the head off, gut the fish, peel the fish, cut the head off, gut the fish, peel the scales, pull out the innards. All this for $6.50 an hour. Thanks Uncle Chuck. May your dreams be filled with rolly polly fish heads! And may you choke on the fish eggs you sell as caviar for $50 an ounce. (chops finger, looks, comically faints)

9. (with letter in hand) Don’t open it. It isn’t addressed to you. It’s just a form letter from the Service to the folks. It’s their son, their responsibility. Don’t panic. If it was bad news they’d show up in person. They always show up in person if its bad news. (stares at letter, weighing if it should be opened or not) My brother’s okay. I know it. (pause. Decides to open it. Reacts to contents.)

10. My sister is a snot-nosed brat. There is no other word for her. Except creep. No, worse than creep…Villain? Worse than Villain… Monster. Worse than Monster… she’s a (make up the most nonsensical sounds and made up words all strung together.) There. I feel much better.

TRY WRITING ONE OF YOUR OWN IN THE ABOVE STYLE!
Audition Cuttings - Longer

1. “I am all set now, what a job! The primo work experience… numero uno workplace… lifeguard at an awesome beach! All the guys are sooooo jealous. They said I got it because my rich Uncle Jerome’s a city commissioner! Hey, I earned my badges, swam my butt off, passed the test… Begged Uncle Jerome! OK, OK, I cheated—so sue me—but it was worth it! I am sitting up here like the King of the Hill. Any minute those long-legged blonds will be all over me. I’ll have to fight them off with a flyswatter, and I doubt I’ll put up much of a fight! By the end of the season I’ll be so tan, so buff… Gotta practice my smolder. (looks at a girl passing by) Yeah. Gotta work on that one.”
2. “Hey… you’ve been there… waiting for the door to open on your blind date… expecting to see an Edward or a Jacob… OMG melt me… but instead you stand there gazing at Hellboy’s twin brother.

Why do I get sucked into these pity dates? Every time I make a solemn vow to NEVER do it again. But, because I have a soft heart and I’m an easy pushover for a sob story… and because my dating calendar is usually blank--- I give in at the cost of my self-respect, my ego, my eyesight and… MY SANITY. Please God, kill me now before I open this door!”

3. “If you saw the guys I hang with--- I guess you might say we’re kind of off the wall. We’re not the hot girl catchers; haven’t outgrown zits and Lucky Charms…. Man, love those little marshmallows with the--- ANYWAY… we’re not the jock itch crowd, don’t bat, pass or dribble --- unless you count falling asleep in Chemistry and drooling on the counter. Can’t call us geeks, not smart enough to fit in that crowd. We’re slightly below average. Okay, OKAY we’re a pack of losers and too stupid to know it. Happy? But ya know what? We don’t care; we’re happy with ourselves; we’ve got a LIFE!”

4. “You can have your cheerleaders, your drill team girls, your half-time dancers… just let me sit in sophomore English and drool at the feet of Miss Perkins. This woman is a goddess sent to me from on high--- not to learn participles, gerunds, and prepositions (heh, propositions, maybe…) No, Miss Perkins has a special gift; I just lucked out. Half the sophomores got Old Lady Dumbrie--- she hides in the closets drinking 7-Up and munching on Snickers. When she comes out she smells like a cross between Preparation H and Death! So, I thank my guardian angel every day for getting me in Miss Perkins’ class! M’Wah!”

5. “You’ve all been through it--- wobbly knees, palms sweating, throat drier than your Grandmother’s hair, bladder ready to explode… because you, oh yes! YOU have to give a SPEECH! Y’know, a nation-wide survey proved people’s number one fear is speaking in front of an audience. Number 2 is DEATH! Oh man… give me death any day. I think only gutsy, loudmouth, lip-flapping kids should have to perform. I don’t think it’s fair to make someone who’s minding their business, doing what their told, not bothering anyone to stand and deliver! (beat) Pretend your audience is in their underwear? Really? What pervert came up with that one? …oh no… I’m next…”

6. “They say teenagers are supposed to be strange. It’s a mixed-up time of life. It’s a proven fact during these years the brain is in reverse and the hormones are in full speed ahead. So, this being the case, why the big deal about teenage issues? For instance, this kid, Jack, really, I mean really likes hubcaps. He nails them to his walls, he flies them like a Frisbee, he eats out of one instead of a plate! He’s like a Hubcap Junkie. ‘Hubcaps can be found everywhere,” says Jack, ‘junk yards, garage sales, swap meets, and sometimes, I’m sorry to say, on parked cars!’ So tell me, is this not an issue everyone faces on a daily basis?”

TRY WRITING ONE OF YOUR OWN IN THE ABOVE STYLE!


2016 – 2017
Blaine MIDDLE School Drama Club
Audition Packet and Registration for Fall/Winter Musical:
Seussical The Musical!”

Performances: Jan. 5,6,7,12,13 @7pm 14 @2pm



FALL OFFERING:

January – March

An Act To Remember!”



Acting Training and working with MS Drama director

Ms. Kini Stewart to create and perform a student created show featuring the best of acting craft and fun!

Monologues, Scenes, Comedy, Musical Songs, Choreography and LOTS MORE!
PERFORMS March 24th, 2017
Questions? Email kini.kn.stewart@gmail.com

(And sakers@blainesd.org for Seussical)



Blaine Drama Club Registration Form: 2016-2017
Auditioning for/Participating in: CHECK ALL THAT APPLY!

 “Seussical” Musical ($35 costume fee) Performs Jan. 5,6,7 & 12,13, 14th

Fall Jan- March Drama Club “An Act To Remember!”

($10 for cast T Shirt)
Make sure your EMAIL is CURRENT! This is how we contact you and keep all cast, crew and parents informed! ALSO “Like” us “Blaine Theater Arts & Drama Club” on Facebook!
Please PRINT:
Student Name_______________________________________________ Grade_______

Student email______________________________________________________________

Home Phone #______________________ opt: Cell Phone #________________________
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Parent/Guardian Name(s)___________________________________________________

PRINT CLEARLY your e mail(s) _______________________________________________________

Home or cell phone #s _________________________________________________________
Emergency Contact Name & Phone #___________________________________________

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If a second home needs to be contacted:

Parent/Guardian Name(s)___________________________________________________

PRINT CLEARLY your e-mail(s)

________________________________________________________


Home or cell phone #s _________________________________________________________

Emergency Contact Name & Phone #___________________________________________

STUDENT WILL BE GOING HOME VIA (check one):

Parent Pick-up  Boys & Girls Club 

Other: __________________________________

Blaine Extra-Curricular Drama Club Conduct Policy

STUDENTS participating must support the following goals:


  1. I understand that BHS/BMS’s Drama Club is a place where we will try new things and work together as a team to do our best work! It is my responsibility to check rehearsal schedules and updates (email or Facebook) and keep my parent/guardian up-to-date and informed.

  2. ALL school policies are in affect re: this after-school activity.
  3. I will respect my director and fellow actors’ time and effort. If after TWO warnings for DISRESPECTFUL ATTITUDE towards others as outlined in the Blaine School District policy or UNEXCUSED absences and/or excessive lateness, I understand that Mrs. Akers will conference with my parent/ guardian. On the third warning, I will be removed from this quarters’ production and my acting or tech part will be reassigned to someone else.


  4. I will accept the role(s) I have been cast in as ALL PARTS – Large or small— ARE EQUALLY IMPORTANT to our production!

  5. I understand that if I do not accept the role I have been assigned I will not be allowed back into Drama Club until I have served the 5 week probation period as outlined in the Blaine School Policy.

Signed in agreement (Student):______________________________________DATE_____


PARENT/GUARDIAN(s) must support the following:

  1. I agree with the above Conduct Policy and Blaine Extra Curricular policies

  2. I will support my child in attendance and communication with the director. I understand that Dress Rehearsals and performances are MANDATORY except for extreme illness or family emergencies.

  3. I am responsible for any participation fee or costume rental fee for the show

  4. I am aware that I MAY be asked to purchase or find specific shoes for my child’s character.

  5. I am aware that photos of the show/production will be posted to the school website and give my permission for my child’s participation.

Signed in agreement (Parent/Guardian):________________________________DATE_______

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“Yes, Mrs. Akers, I/We_________________________________(Adult Name) can help with:

______ During Rehearsals ________ Costume Gatherer or ____Costume Construction

______ Set Construction Helpers (One or Two day commitment close to perform. dates)

______ Promotional Pictures/Newspaper Promo ______Program and Posters/Flyers

______ Video Filming of Performances/DVD

_____ Chaperone State Drama Competition and/or Seattle 5th Ave. Theater Awards!


FOOTBALL FACE-PAINTING

Parent/Student Acknowledgement of Fund Raising Sale

Dear Parent of (print student name)______________________________________________:

The Blaine BHS/BMS Combined Drama Club has decided to sell FACE-PAINTING services and Hand Warmers to support club activities. We plan to use the profits towards our Theater Arts Productions and State Festival Activities.
Certain guidelines are necessary and we ask that you read this carefully and review it with your son or daughter before they participate in our Face-Painting booth at the Football Home Games.
1. Your student must have this form signed by you in order for them to participate.
2. Your student must be able to make a time commitment in one or more of the three time components needed during the game:

a. Set Up: 45 minutes prior to kick-off taking items from PAC to

Football/Track area.



b. Face Painting (or selling hand-warmers) and encouraging the crowd to come get their faces painted during Football quarters 1, 2, & 3.

c. Clean-up Detail: We clean up and put our booth items away during the 4th quarter of the game.
3. Mrs. Akers is not responsible for your child after the THIRD quarter UNLESS they are on clean-up detail. After Clean-Up Detail is over, students are free to go home or stay at the game as DETERMINED BY THEIR PARENTS. Mrs. Akers counts money during this time and cannot be there to chaperone your student..
4. Students must DRESS FOR WEATHER. Often our games turn cold and wet at unexpected times. Students not dressed appropriately will have to call home and have parent/guardian pick them up.

5. All students participating are ambassadors of the Blaine Theater Arts Program and will follow Blaine HS/MS School conduct and Behavior rules. Students breaking these rules may be in danger of being excused immediately from our program for a whole quarter and/or sent to Blaine Administration if warranted.

6. All money and un-sold product (hand warmers) will be returned into Mrs. Akers at the end of the 3rd Quarter.
I have read the guidelines and agree to allow my son/daughter participate in the fundraiser described

______________________________________ ________________________________________

(Parent Signature) ­­­­­­­­­ (Student Signature) (Date)


2016-2017 Blaine Drama Student

PERSONAL INTEREST FORM

Please PRINT:
Student Name_____________________________________________________________ Grade_________
CIRCLE all that apply [Rehearsals are 3 – 5pm on Tues, Wed, Thurs; Main Characters will add Mon. :
I am comfortable singing: Solos Only in Groups Only when forced 
I am comfortable dancing: Solos Only in Groups Only when forced 
Mark/Number YOUR TOP SIX CHOICES where 1 = Most Want on down.
____ Cat in the Hat ______ JoJo ______ Horton ____ Gertrude McFuzz
______ Mayzie ______Sour Kangaroo & Joey _____ Mr. & Mrs. Mayor ______ The Grinch
______ Vlad Vladikoff ______ Bird Girls ______ The WIckershams ______ Yertle The Turtle
______ Ensemble: Citizens of Whoville, Universe, Fish, Circus Animals

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____ Tech (lights/sound) ______ Choreography _____ Set /Prop Construction
_____ Make Up Design & Application ______ Costume Design & Construction

TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOURSELF!:

Do you play any musical instruments? Yes No

If yes, what kind(s)? _______________________________________________________

Formal Lessons on these instruments? Yes No

Have you had any Formal Dance training? Yes No

Kind and # of years of classes________________


Any “circus tricks” you can do? (ex. Juggle, walk on hands, bend in two, hacky-sack, skateboard tricks, gymnastics, etc.) ___________________________________________________________________
Do you play on any sport teams? Yes No Kind: _________________________________
Do you speak another language fluently? Yes No Which language?___________________
I am confident about myself and would enjoy a challenge this year. Yes No
I am shy and would rather work with others. Yes No
I am willing to learn tech and stage crew craft. Yes No
SEE THE BACK of this paper for the last question!

Please list any Previous Drama Experience: (What Show? What Character? With What Group? Who Directed you?)



What one thing do you hope to learn by being in Drama Club this year and why you’d like to learn it?

Anything else you would want Mrs. Akers to know about yourself?

What to Expect at our Rehearsals and Auditions 
SIGN UPS and FIRST TRAINING REHEARSAL Tues. Sept. 6th from 3:00 – 5:00pm
1. This year students will sign up to be a part of our production on above date. We will spend the first two weeks training actors in music, dance, acting skills and audition techniques. While some are learning acting and dance skills, Mrs. Akers and our musical accompanist will check your vocal range and see how we can best support you at your skill level.

2. Auditions for roles will happen later [Mon. SEPT. 12th]. Nerves happen  This isn’t Broadway or The Olympics where you make one mistake and you’re done! Our goal is to learn about YOU and are you willing to ‘risk’. This means trying to put yourself out there to be looked at and listened to whether you succeed or not!

3. Acting Students will leave all cell phones in silent mode in back packs and sign in and meet on stage, ready for MOVEMENT and for the days notes and goals.
4. We will begin with some warm-ups both physical and vocal AS A GROUP. I look for your ability to move over whether you have professional dance training. EVERYONE can move!
5. Next we will play some theater games, which we will teach you. Again the goal is to try to make new connections and associations in thinking… (stand up comedy has its own place and rules )
6. During audition days, all auditioning students will return to the audience seats and watch the others while waiting for their turn. If you are not respectful and encouraging other people’s effort, you will not be considered to be a part of this year’s production. Just show us the “Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!” and you’ll go far  ALWAYS applaud when a student has finished whether they botched it or not. Critiquing” is a SKILL used to help improve your performance. “Criticism” is an ATTITUDE meant to tear down someone and their risk-taking efforts. Know the difference.
7. We will have chairs available for you to use, but do not use any props or costumes. “Less is More” so focus on acting not props or costumes. Also, wear something comfortable. Remove all hats and make sure your hair is not in your eyes. (if you have accompaniment music; give to the tech person at this time so they can set up for your music audition.)
8. When it is your turn, walk up onto the stage to the “mark” and give your “Slate” (personal information).

Your slate should go something like this:

“Hello, my name is ____________ and I will be performing (the name of your character from your cutting) from (the source).”

Ex. “Hi! My name is Mrs. Akers and I will be performing the part of Mrs. Venerable from Tennessee William’s ‘Suddenly Last Summer”

Ex. “Good Afternoon! I’m Steven Sophomore and I will be performing #8 from the Short Audition Cuttings list.”
Ex. “Hello, I am Sarah Senior and I will be performing the monologue from the ship’s captain’s scene from ‘Pirates of the Carribean: End of the World.”
A complete and clearly spoken slate is a professional theater’s jewel! The more you practice it, the better you get at it, and the higher marks you get at State competition.
9. After you finished your slate, take one or two seconds to breathe and focus on becoming your character and GO! DON’T BREAK YOUR CHARACTER until you are finished. If you forget a line, freeze, and take two more seconds to get back into. Do NOT ask if you can start again…just do it. Asking permission breaks you out of the character!
10. At the end of your piece, freeze for a count of “one one-thousand, two” so we know you are done.
11. You will then sing. You will only be asked to sing a short portion of one song (one verse and the chorus). Look for a song that can show your vocal range and fits your voice most comfortably. Excellent choices come from Disney movies or other Broadway shows. Please note that racism etc. in lyrics is not accepted as per school policy. Modify as needed.
13. You may sing “A CAPELLA” = without musical accompaniment… however, if you want to have a friend play keyboard or guitar for you… or you have a KARAOKE version (no other singers on the music) accompaniment in either CD or MP3 format… you may use that!
14. Just remember to keep it short if we have many students auditioning. If we stop you before the end of your song, it is not because you are “bad” or “did something wrong” it is because you have given us enough information about your voice for us to know you and we need to move on to another student.

15. We all warm up as a group. we will group you with similar voices. If you know what you are: “Soprano, Mezz-Soprano, Alto, Tenor I & II, Baritone, Bass”… let me know!

16. We will also check your RANGE at some point (either before the singing auditions or after) so we know how LOW and how HIGH you can comfortably sing. This will be one-on-one with a piano out in the wing of our stage..
WHAT ARE CALL-BACKS? (Tues. SEPT. 13th)

Call backs are the Director’s opportunity to try out different actors reading from the actual script to get the best “fit” for the show in casting you. A Director “calls you back” because they saw something in you that sparks their interest and wants to give you more time in working with the characters you are auditioning for.


If you are NOT called back, that doesn’t mean you did a bad job, it means that I already know what part I will be casting you in.
Questions? Email sakers@blainesd.org

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Audition Cuttings – Short
1. Have you seen the roaming charges on the new Android? Geez, do I really have to keep track of how many giga-bytes I use between the hours of 6:00 am and 3:00 pm Pacific Standard Time? Crazy! And now they are dropping ‘unlimited texting’… great. Raid the college fund. Mom’s gonna kill me. 5,629 texts this month.
2. If you choose to stand for Liberty and Freedom, can you also SIT for slavery and laziness? I’m just saying! Shouldn’t we be for equal opportunity to be worth nothing? Isn’t that TRUE democracy? SAY IT LOUD AND SAY IT PROUD! I’M LAZY! DEAL WITH IT!
3. I mean, I can understand why God invented nose hairs… they keep you from inhaling crazy stuff like bugs and dust and dandelion puff thingies… but, man, why did God invent BACK HAIR? My dad looks like his hair just slide off his head and right down his spine. And… will that be me in 20 years? (checks hair on head. shivers)

4. We’ve gone from Country Music to Jazz to Rhythm and Blues to Rock n Roll to Heavy Metal to Punk Rock to Hip Hop to Grunge to… Justin Bieber? What will MY kids think of Lady Gaga? Isn’t it nice to know we’re gonna look as stupid to our kids as our parents look stupid to us? Can’t wait.

5. How do you tell your Mom he’s gone? Dad left, Boyfriend #1, #2, left, adios,…and now Boyfriend #3, bam, moving on to another zip code. Didn’t even leave her a note. I can’t take this any more. When is it MY turn to be the child? When is it MY turn to be comforted instead of being the comforter? When is it my turn… to be selfish?
6. Sister Susie’s sewing shirts for soldiers. Such skill at sewing shirts my shy, young sister Susie shows. Some soldiers send epistles, say they’d rather sleep on thistles than the saucy soft white silky shirts my Sister Susie sews.
7. Cows are amazing creatures. I mean, have you looked at those eyes? Melt your heart. Oh I know you think they only say ‘moo’ and chew their cud. But they are saying so much more with those eyes. They dive deeper into your soul. Say what you want, but I’ll take a cow for a pet over a cat any day. Harder to clean up after, but, hey, ever try milking a cat? You get the picture.
8. Peel the fish, cut the head off, gut the fish, peel the fish, cut the head off, gut the fish, peel the scales, pull out the innards. All this for $6.50 an hour. Thanks Uncle Chuck. May your dreams be filled with rolly polly fish heads! And may you choke on the fish eggs you sell as caviar for $50 an ounce. (chops finger, looks, comically faints)
9. (with letter in hand) Don’t open it. It isn’t addressed to you. It’s just a form letter from the Service to the folks. It’s their son, their responsibility. Don’t panic. If it was bad news they’d show up in person. They always show up in person if its bad news. (stares at letter, weighing if it should be opened or not) My brother’s okay. I know it. (pause. Decides to open it. Reacts to contents.)

10. My sister is a snot-nosed brat. There is no other word for her. Except creep. No, worse than creep…Villain? Worse than Villain… Monster. Worse than Monster… she’s a (make up the most nonsensical sounds and made up words all strung together.) There. I feel much better.


TRY WRITING ONE OF YOUR OWN IN THE ABOVE STYLE!
Audition Cuttings - Longer

1. “I am all set now, what a job! The primo work experience… numero uno workplace… lifeguard at an awesome beach! All the guys are sooooo jealous. They said I got it because my rich Uncle Jerome’s a city commissioner! Hey, I earned my badges, swam my butt off, passed the test… Begged Uncle Jerome! OK, OK, I cheated—so sue me—but it was worth it! I am sitting up here like the King of the Hill. Any minute those long-legged blonds will be all over me. I’ll have to fight them off with a flyswatter, and I doubt I’ll put up much of a fight! By the end of the season I’ll be so tan, so buff… Gotta practice my smolder. (looks at a girl passing by) Yeah. Gotta work on that one.”
2. “Hey… you’ve been there… waiting for the door to open on your blind date… expecting to see an Edward or a Jacob… OMG melt me… but instead you stand there gazing at Hellboy’s twin brother.

Why do I get sucked into these pity dates? Every time I make a solemn vow to NEVER do it again. But, because I have a soft heart and I’m an easy pushover for a sob story… and because my dating calendar is usually blank--- I give in at the cost of my self-respect, my ego, my eyesight and… MY SANITY. Please God, kill me now before I open this door!”

3. “If you saw the guys I hang with--- I guess you might say we’re kind of off the wall. We’re not the hot girl catchers; haven’t outgrown zits and Lucky Charms…. Man, love those little marshmallows with the--- ANYWAY… we’re not the jock itch crowd, don’t bat, pass or dribble --- unless you count falling asleep in Chemistry and drooling on the counter. Can’t call us geeks, not smart enough to fit in that crowd. We’re slightly below average. Okay, OKAY we’re a pack of losers and too stupid to know it. Happy? But ya know what? We don’t care; we’re happy with ourselves; we’ve got a LIFE!”

4. “You can have your cheerleaders, your drill team girls, your half-time dancers… just let me sit in sophomore English and drool at the feet of Miss Perkins. This woman is a goddess sent to me from on high--- not to learn participles, gerunds, and prepositions (heh, propositions, maybe…) No, Miss Perkins has a special gift; I just lucked out. Half the sophomores got Old Lady Dumbrie--- she hides in the closets drinking 7-Up and munching on Snickers. When she comes out she smells like a cross between Preparation H and Death! So, I thank my guardian angel every day for getting me in Miss Perkins’ class! M’Wah!”

5. “You’ve all been through it--- wobbly knees, palms sweating, throat drier than your Grandmother’s hair, bladder ready to explode… because you, oh yes! YOU have to give a SPEECH! Y’know, a nation-wide survey proved people’s number one fear is speaking in front of an audience. Number 2 is DEATH! Oh man… give me death any day. I think only gutsy, loudmouth, lip-flapping kids should have to perform. I don’t think it’s fair to make someone who’s minding their business, doing what their told, not bothering anyone to stand and deliver! (beat) Pretend your audience is in their underwear? Really? What pervert came up with that one? …oh no… I’m next…”

6. “They say teenagers are supposed to be strange. It’s a mixed-up time of life. It’s a proven fact during these years the brain is in reverse and the hormones are in full speed ahead. So, this being the case, why the big deal about teenage issues? For instance, this kid, Jack, really, I mean really likes hubcaps. He nails them to his walls, he flies them like a Frisbee, he eats out of one instead of a plate! He’s like a Hubcap Junkie. ‘Hubcaps can be found everywhere,” says Jack, ‘junk yards, garage sales, swap meets, and sometimes, I’m sorry to say, on parked cars!’ So tell me, is this not an issue everyone faces on a daily basis?”
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