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MCC THEATER – Once on this Island

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When are the performances?    

Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 PM

Friday, May 31 at 7:00 PM

Saturday, June 1 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM


When are auditions?  

Audition times and dates will be announced at the parent meeting on Thursday, March 7 from 2:45 PM to 4:30 PM. (unless in Girls Soccer or Boys Basketball: then 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM)


Will I get a speaking part?

Expect more experienced actors to receive most of the principal roles. That said, THERE ARE NO SMALL PARTS. In a theater production, EVERY person is crucial to the production’s success.


When will rehearsals be held?

Rehearsals will be four days a week, Mondays through Thursdays from 2:45 to 4:45 PM. On Wednesdays, rehearsal will begin at 2:00 PM. This schedule will remain the same until the last two weeks when rehearsals move to Capital High School. We may have to adjust the start and end time to allow for transportation to Capital High School. We will do our best to post rehearsal schedules as far in advance as we are able. The rehearsal schedule will be sent weekly by email. You should know by the end of one week what the next week’s schedule will be. Principal actors should expect to be at EVERY rehearsal. The ensemble may rehearse fewer days, but most days the WHOLE cast will be needed.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SCHEDULE IS MEANT TO GIVE YOU A ROUGH IDEA OF TIMES/DATES FOR COMMITMENT PURPOSES. THE SCHEDULE MAY VARY FROM THIS, AND REHEARSAL TIMES/DAYS WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU WEEKLY.  


March 11 – May 9 at MMS (every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday,

May 13-16, May 20-23 and May 28 & 29 at Capital High School

**** 4 Performances at Capital High School May 30, 31 and June 1****


What happens if I miss rehearsals?

Actors must commit to attending ALL rehearsals. If an actor will have to miss a rehearsal, he/she needs to contact Mr. Haws or Mrs. Papaly to inform them of the absence. The director reserves the right to replace actors if needed, to ensure the success of the production.

Why is the parent meeting mandatory?

The production team has learned over the years that a mandatory meeting with the parents helps everyone understand the commitment required to making this production a success. They have found that very few students drop out partway through the production after switching to this method of registration.

Can I be involved in a Marshall school sport and be in the play?

Yes - and no. We have made accommodations to the audition/rehearsal schedule in March to allow for students playing Girls Soccer or Boys Basketball to participate. However, students will NOT be able to participate in the play AND Spring Track.  Please note schedule information and commitment information above.


How much does it cost?

The cost to participate is $60/actor or $20/technical support person. You will also need to provide jazz shoes and small articles to assist with your child’s costume.


Are there scholarships available?

There will be a TOTAL of FOUR (4) Scholarships available - two (2) full scholarships and two (2) half scholarships. To be considered, complete the registration form and return the form to Principal Condee Wood BEFORE Monday, February 4 at 3 PM.

Are “techies” and “stage hands needed for the show”?

YES! We will need a SMALL number of students for technical support, stage hands and costume/set development. For this production, we will be limiting the number to SIX (6) students. These students will NOT come to every practice and will be used closer to the end of the rehearsal schedule as the performances draw near.


Can I help with the production?

YES, PLEASE! We need your help! "Many hands make like work." Attached is a volunteer form that briefly lists how you can provide much needed assistance. Please fill it out and return it with your registration form.

Volunteer opportunities will be expressed in greater detail on registration night. If you have a special ability that you know you would like to share, PLEASE email MCCTheater.Marshall@gmail.com .


I have more questions; whom should I contact?

 

Production Questions - MCCTheater.Marshall@gmail.com