Welcome back dear thespians to a somewhat new theatre experience - Oh...Life in a Pandemic!
Beauty and the Beast September Update!
The decision as to how and when Beauty and the Beast will be brought to an audience is still unclear, but will become apparent in the near future. I would like to hear some of your perspectives as well. For example, you might be feeling or thinking one of the following thoughts: been there, done that, let's move on; can't wait to share some of our hard work; whatever the others want suits me fine; let's film sections of the musical... Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your thoughts and feelings. I look forward to hearing from you.
So here it is...as you all know, performances all over the globe have been cancelled. That is not to say LVR's Beauty and the Beast will not be performed sometime in the future. For now, however, there are no scheduled dates. This is standard for most theatre companies at this time. We must wait and see what happens. In the meantime, keep singing your songs and reviewing your lines. I know how disappointed we all are, but "the show will go on" in some capacity when the time is right. For now, glory in the fun we have had so far in rehearsing Beauty and the Beast. A big thank you to all of you for the hard work and dedication you have given this project already. I will post any new information about our production here. For now...we're still on hold. Can't wait to "get human again!"
Rehearsal schedules have been put on hold until further notice. We are waiting on more information regarding the performance date – will keep parents and students informed as information is updated. Current directive is for prioritizing public health and diminishing risk of transmission of CoVid-19, including social distancing, and ban on social/extra-curricular events of groups of more than 250 people. Will be taking direction from our District through the SD8 Pandemic Plan.
Important Update: Dear wonderful Beauty and the Beast cast and crew,
These are challenging times for all of us. Unfortunately, because of the current health situation, we need to put a pause on our splendid musical. For now, all the March break rehearsals are cancelled. Stay close to home, learn a new language, paint a picture, write a play, binge watch a good Netflix series, read ten books, go outside, enjoy your family and keep singing your parts and running your lines... For now, our performance date and venue are up in the air and that's just what it has to be right now. Please know that Allison, Jen and I have had so much fun working on this project with all of you, and we look forward to reuniting and sharing our production when the time is right. Please thank your parents for all the support. I will update this site next week. I have also included a link to a couple articles which may be of interest. Once again, thanks for all your hard work.
**Wednesday, March 11 3:30-8:00 Full cast and crew needed- Run Show (Potluck snacks/dinner - Bring something to share!)** Would love to have as many dancers as possible at this rehearsal.
Friday, March 13 - 3:30-6:00 Full cast and crew needed- Costume Parade/ Set Change Rehearsal/ Prop Organization – will run some scenes as well
Rehearsals During the First Week of March Break: Cancelled
Monday, March 16 1:00-4:00 Full cast and crew needed Please note that while dancers are welcome all three days, the best “dancer” day to come in would be Wednesday, March 18 as Ms. MacMillan will be at rehearsal that day.
Wednesday, March 18- 1:00-4:00 Full cast and crew needed (Run Show) On Wednesday, March 18 as well, Ashley, Marot, Ayla, Dune, Tessa, Gavin, magical dancers need to come in an hour earlier (noon) to work with Ms. MacMillan before we run the show between 1:00-4:00.
Thursday, March 19 – 1:00-4:00 Full cast and crew needed (Run Show)
Please note - There will be no rehearsals from Friday, March 20th to Sunday, March 29. We will resume rehearsals beginning on Monday, March 30. Review your lines, blocking and choreography during the break.
The Beauty and the Beast Rehearsal Countdown
All involved (actors/dancers and crew) in the play are needed at every rehearsal from this point on. Thank you
Monday, March 30 – 3:30-6:30 (Run Act One) All cast and crew (in costume)
Wednesday, April 1 – 3:30-6:30 (Run Act Two) All cast and crew (in costume)
**Friday, April 3- 3:30-8:00 (Dinner Breck) Dress Rehearsal- All cast and crew**
Beauty and the Beast Final Schedule
Here is the schedule for LVR's Beauty and the Beastperformance week. Please read carefully and review with parents. Remember all rehearsalsfrom this point on are at The Capitol Theatre. If you have questions, please come see me or email me at email@example.com. It has been a joy working with all of you. Let's have an inspiring run!
A big thank you to your parents and significant others for supporting you during the long hours needed to produce our much-loved musical,Beauty and the Beast. Also, kudos to Ms. MacMillan, our choreographer, for her talent and dedication; to Allison Girvan, our musical director, for her inspiration and guidance, and to Sue Lakeman, our costume designer and coordinator, for her insight and creativity. Thank you.
See you at the theatre!
Sunday, April, 5
10:00 am-2:00 pm– The following people are needed for load in and set up: Jade Osecki, Sarah Shah, Mandolin Martin, Tegwen Mittelstadt-Craik, Eirin Murray, Narayani Shapovalova, Mika Elkuf -Warthe, Noah Mcgregor, Gurshani Truth, Michael van der Berg 2:00 pm-3:00 pm– Lunch break (Everyone must leave the theatre.) 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm– All cast (actors and dancers) and crew members needed – Blocking/Spacing rehearsal **7:00pm– pick-up time from Capitol Theatre **
Monday, April 6
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm– All lead actors are needed at the theatre at 1 pm: Cogsworth, Lumiere, Babette, Belle, Beast, Chip, Mrs. Potts, Wardrobe, Maurice, Gaston, LeFou Please walk from LVR to the Capitol during the lunch break– thank you. 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm- Dinner break(Everyone must leave the theatre.) 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm– All cast (actors and dancers) and crew needed- Tech Run **9:00 pm- pick-up time from Capitol Theatre **
Tuesday, April 7
2:15 pm-4:00 pm– Crew Needed (Practice scene changes etc.)Jade Osecki, Sarah Shah, Mandolin Martin, Tegwen Mittelstadt-Craik, Eirin Murray, Narayani Shapovalova, Mika Elkuf -Warthe, Noah Mcgregor, Gurshani Truth, Michael van der Berg (Please walk from LVR to the Capitol at 1:45 pm – thank you.) 4:00 pm- 5:30 pm- Dinner break(Everyone must leave the theatre.) 5:30 pm– All cast (dancers and actors) and crew needed. Corazon singers call: 6 pm on Tuesday 6:15 pm- 9:00 pm– Dress Rehearsal **9:00 pm- pick-up time from Capitol Theatre **
Wednesday, April 8
2:00 pm Bus leaves from LVR to Capitol Theatre 2:15 pm-4:00 pm– Notes and work sections 4:00 pm-5:00 pm– Dinner break (Everyone must leave the theatre) 6:00 pm-10:00 pm– Dress Rehearsal **10:00 pm - pick-up time from Capitol Theatre **
Thursday, April 9
8:30 am– All cast (dancers and actors)and crew at The Capitol Theatre -Must get to the theatre on your own-pre-show preparation 9:30 am – Final Dress Rehearsal– Please note that students from LVR, Mt. Sentinel, and Trafalgar will be in the audience. (School Performance) 12:00 pm-1:00 pm– Notes Please note that a school bus will leave The Capitol Theatre for LVR at 1:00 pm 6:00 pm– CALL for cast and crew 7:00 pm – OPENING NIGHT ** 9:45 pm - pick-up time from Capitol Theatre (approximately)**
Friday, April 10
6:00 pm– Call for cast and crew 7:00 pm – PERFORMANCE ** 9:45 pm- pick-up time from Capitol Theatre (approximately)**
Saturday, April 11
1:00 pm– Matinee Call time 2:00 pm– MATINEE 5:00 pm – 6:00pmdinner break (Everyone must leave the theatre.) 6:00 pm– Call for cast and crew 7:00 pm– FINAL PERFORMANCE and STRIKE TheStrike takes place on the final night of the last performance. The expectation is that all cast (actors and dancers) and crew members help to take down the set, organize and load props and costumes onto trucks, and clean/sweep dressing rooms and stage. (9:45 pm-11:00 pm strike) ** pick-up time 11:00 pm
Wednesday, April 15
Beauty and the Beastpotluck dinner celebration at LVR. Details to be announced.
Beauty and the Beast Rehearsal Schedule
Because of exam week, there will be no rehearsal on Wednesday, January 22.