Arrest These Merry Gentlemen Newsletter #2– 101119

CHOREOGRAPHY/MUSIC

So far we have had two great rehearsals! Adele had a chance to work thoroughly through our first song on Tuesday and I taught the choreography to the opening number. Please encourage your children to not only practice their songs and dances at home but to “listen ahead” for our upcoming rehearsals.

MEMORIZATION

It is also very helpful if parents can help run lines at home to help with memorization. It makes it so much easier to block scenes and teach choreography when the scripts are not in the way. When cast members come for rehearsal with lines already memorized, they can start working on developing their characters.

ACTING TIPS HOMEWORK (Do these in front of a mirror)

·      “Plant”:  Stand with your feet comfortably apart, your arms at your sides, your hands open.

·       Plant with Expression Homework:  Practice the following expressions while you are “planted”–   happy, sad, surprised, angry, scared, and then pick one expression you want to practice.

DISCIPLINE

This is just a reminder that all children are to be respectful of our church sanctuary/Fellowship Hall and should not be running around the altar or playing tag. Please remember that the Sanctuary is God’s House and we should treat it as such.

CELL PHONES

We understand that many children have cell phones and that it is helpful for parents to be able to contact their children directly if needed. However, we ask that if they bring phones to rehearsal that they turn their phones off and keep them in their C-MENT bags during rehearsals to allow them to be focused. If there is an emergency, you are welcome to call/text me (Betty) at 858.344.0115 or of course, come directly to the rehearsal to reach your child.

TUESDAY REHEARSAL

Please make note if your child has lines, they must come early to rehearsal at 5:30 pm. Please check the rehearsal schedule to determine if your child is in the scene being blocked. Thanks.

SAT REHEARSAL

This Saturday rehearsal will meet from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Remember to send water and a small snack for our break time.

COSTUMES

Our costume designer, Sara Alsop, will be sending out a letter soon describing our costume needs in detail. It is helpful for the children to start practicing in the shoes that they will wear in the show to make sure they are broken in by the time of our performances. Black jazz shoes are the best choice and can be found locally at dance stores or online through Amazon or Walmart. Little black shoes with straps or black tennis shoes will work as well. Some of the leads will be wearing sandals that fit with the Biblical time theme.

THRIVENT

Are any of you Thrivent members? If yes, please let us know as you can help support C-MENT through a Thrivent-funded Action Team gift card that would help cover show expenses. We can help you with the process.

FUNDRAISING BASKETS

We are looking for items to help create our beautiful opportunity drawing baskets such as gift cards/certificates from businesses you frequent or perhaps a business you own or service you provide. We would also appreciate donations of decorative wrapping materials such as ribbon, shredded paper or tissue paper. Thanks for your support of C-MENT!

THANKS

Big thanks to all the children who are devoting their time to C-MENT and to you, their parents for all your support of this program.  This season will be a rewarding time for all who are involved.

In His Name

Betty King, C-MENT Director

           
Sat. 10/12 Music Arrest These Merry Gents 9:00-9:45 am All Cast
    Dance Arrest These Merry Gents 9:45-10:30 am All Cast
    Break (Please bring own water/snack) 10:30-10:45 am All Cast
    Block/Run ACT I, Sc. 2, run so far 10:45 am-12 pm All Cast
           
Tues. 10/15 Blocking ACT I, Sc. 3 5:30-6:00 pm Named Leads
    Music Christ is Born 6:00-6:30 pm All Cast
    Prayer Time   6:00-6:30 pm Bible Leaders
    Bible Study #1   6:30-7:00 pm All Cast
    Dance Christ is Born 7:00-8:00 pm All Cast