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NEW

PARENT

UPDATE!

Details on

PROMO Numbers

Below!

TICKETS

Tickets are now open to the public! Please share in person and online with your family, friends, and neighbors so we can sell out these shows!

SHOES TO PURCHASE

Here are the links to buy your shoes for the show. Once you have them, start wearing them to practice so you can break them in and get used to doing your blocking/choreography in them.

Does not apply to Ainsley or Shepard.

Youth does not have to wear black jazz boots.

If they already have black jazz shoes,

they may wear those.

Turkish Delight Service with Tea

Until we open!

CAST INFO

Check in here once a week to stay up-to-date on all
pertinent info for this year's musical.
Blue Washed Wall

Rehearsal Schedule

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TEEN ALL CALL

SCHEDULE
PROMO

PROMO DETAILS

We will be performing a short dance number from our show “She’s The Queen - pt. 1”
to help promote and sell any last minute tickets that are still available at that time in
our annual Music Recital and SHOWCASE 2024.
Please text Mrs. G ASAP (941) 713-1931 to let confirm whether your student will be participating and which shows they are able to make.

Students: We will be performing this number off headset mics so be sure to practice projecting your voice with a big loud sound just like you have been every rehearsal!
Mrs. Lisa is currently on track for almost everyone’s costume to be ready or at least mostly finished in time for these promotional performances. That said, some of the more complicated ones such as Mock Turtle, Caterpillar, and possibly a few others may not be done in time. Should your costume not be ready in time, we will help make sure you have something to wear that matches the color palette of everyone else on stage.

PLEASE NOTE: If your parents are not sitting in the audience to watch a show, you may get permission from Mrs. G to leave after your promo number. Parents must come inside to pickup student in person if this is the case since our staff will be focused on safely executing the event and for safety no child is allowed outside unaccompanied by a trusted adult during a show.

SCHEDULE

RECITAL 2024

Date: Sun, April 21

Call Time: 2:30pm

Venue: CCAA Main Stage (5512 26th St. W Bradenton, FL 34209)

What to do upon arrival:

• Sign in at kiosk in lobby

• Check to see which green room has your costume

• Place items at station in green room

• Change into costume

 

Dress Rehearsal • Sit in audience until it is time to go on stage.

Show Day • Wait in green room until it is time to go on stage.

 

Click here for details on what you are allowed to bring with you in the green rooms and any other info you'll need to know for Showcase:

SHOWCASE 2024

OPTIONAL: Dress Rehearsal 1

Date: Tue, April 23

Call Time: 5:00pm

Est Wrap Time: 6:00pm

Venue: CCAA Main Stage (5512 26th St. W Bradenton, FL 34209)

 

Dress Rehearsal 2

Date: Thurs, April 25

Call Time: 5:00pm

Est Wrap Time: 7:30pm

Venue: CCAA Main Stage

SHOWCASE 1

Date: Fri, April 26

Call Time: 5:30pm

Venue: CCAA Main Stage

 

SHOWCASE 2

Date: Sat, April 27

Call Time: 12:30pm

Venue: CCAA Main Stage

UPDATES

UPDATES

SCRIPT COST

$20 • Due by Jan 31st

03/09/24 | PARENT/STUDENT UPDATE

Tickets are on sale for parents/grandparents!

Ticket link opens to public: March 11, 2024

https://tinyurl.com/CCAAtickets

Please submit your cast bios for the playbill by March 18 at the absolute latest. I highly encourage you to submit them now if you have not already so it’s done and not stressful later on. While you’re at it, please double check your name is spelled correctly on the cast list. This is how it will be spelled in the playbill for all to see!

Email your bio to: cecily@nateestelle.com

or text it to: (941) 713-1931

SCHEDULE UPDATE: if you have not already seen, we are going to be utilizing our Friday rehearsal times on March 15th and 22nd. Please check the rehearsal schedule above to see if you are called on one or both days!

We have a great fundraiser happening this weekend for Circle. We’re hosting a PLANT SALE on campus Saturday March 16th 10AM-1PM during rehearsal. If you are able to come and help out while your student is in rehearsal that would be so amazing! You can check in and let Mrs. Heather know you’re planning to volunteer via text or call at (941) 713-0894
Even if you can’t come in person, you can help by spreading the word in person and online and inviting anyone who likes plants to come help support our program and fund our musical!

THE ANNOUNCEMENT YOU’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR…
Shoes! We finally have the link for the black jazz boots everyone except for Ainsley and Shepard will be wearing for the musical. Due to inflation, the cost is slightly higher than previous years but we searched for the best price possible. If you already have black jazz boots* that look like this, then you can use them. Otherwise, please purchase your own via the links below:

*(Youth students may wear normal black jazz shoes or boots)

Rehearsals are now a phone-free zone including in the lobby.

Unless a student is asked by an instructor to grab their phone, it will remain silenced in their bag until the end of rehearsal. Parents, Mr. Chris always has his phone on to receive calls/texts so if you need to get a hold of your child, you can contact him. This has been helping everyone build excellent communication skills and friendships with each other, and also eliminate distractions/improve focus.

Mr. Chris’ phone number • (941) 920-3262

In-person parent meeting is coming up on April 13th at 1:45pm.

I absolutely need at least one parent present in person if at all possible on this day unless there is something major that will cause both to be entirely unavailable. If that is the case, the next best thing would be for them to FaceTime in. Last resort please ask a fellow parent to video the meeting for you. There is a lot for the show you will need to know as, due to the lack of volunteers this year, we will be asking you all to be more hands on than we have had to in the past. It’s going to be a good time - you might even catch a sneak peak of your kiddos on stage if you come a few mins early! 😉

Lastly, we desperately need volunteers!

If you or someone you know would be willing to help in any of the below areas, or just in general are interested in more info on how you can help, please text “Alice Volunteer” to (941) 713-1931 and list any area of particular interest if applicable.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

BEFORE SHOW:
• Painting sets
• Building and customizing set pieces
• Sewing costumes
• Help set up green rooms
• Procuring props
• Help set up lobby/move chairs
• Promoting / Marketing

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DAY OF SHOWS
• Parking
• Usher
• Helping people scan tickets / Willcall
• Green Room Monitor
• Stagehands

• Volunteer coordinator to help run “front of house” for each show.

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Thank you all for everything you are doing to help make this show a success and supporting your students in their at-home practice. You all are amazing and it is such a joy for us to work with your kiddos!
 

Bios Received

(deadline 03/18/24)

Luis Alonzo
Xavier Alonzo
Ella Case
Jazlyn Diego
Jianna Diego
Alivia Emrich
Shepard Emrich
Isabella Hackett
Lila Hostetler
Abel Hutson
Annette Mayo
Elizabeth Mayo
Ava Marshall
Taleah Palacios
Grace Prochnow
Aaron Santiago
Savannah Sheffield
Ainsley Smith
Faith Viera

✅ Makaley Winters

Practice
"The way you practice is the way you'll perform."
- Mr. Randy

It's Practice Time, Ya'll!

Day 1-2

• Vocal exercises: ABC's, Long Tone, Dbl Scales / Accent

• Review all songs you've learned in rehearsal

• Run all dances you've learned in rehearsal (without singing)

• Review all lines you've memorized (listen to cue line without reading)

• Look over lines for next rehearsal

Day 3

• Vocal exercises: ABC's, Long Tone, Dbl Scales / Accent

• Review all songs/dances you've learned (practice singing and dancing together)

• Run & review and new lines with friend/family member

Day 4

• Vocal exercises: ABC's, Long Tone, Dbl Scales / Accent

• Review anything you don't feel 100% confident on

Rehearsal Days

• Write down where your character is coming from/going to

• Write out notes from rehearsal

• Review new lines/songs from rehearsal

Rest Day

• Don't neglect taking one day off a week to rest from work!

Parents, Practicing at home can be confusing, so we took the extra time to make a brief practice video to make it a little easier. Each student has a practice paper that they must ask you to sign each day so they can prove to you they are actually keeping up with their work and will honor their commitment to memorize all of their assigned material

by each off book deadline!

I know we are all busy and it can be difficult to fit a full practice everyday so here is a breakdown you can use to help your child schedule their

practice time:
(Use “Ideal” if they have enough time, and “next best” if they have a particularly crammed schedule.)

IDEAL • Practice all lines, songs, and dances 6 days a week.

NEXT BEST • Choose 1 or more scenes to practice each day so by the end of the week they have at least gone over everything assigned to them once. Soloists must do their absolute best to go over their assigned song(s) minimum once a day.

 

Red Flowers
Practice Video
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Practice the above facial expressions looking at yourself in a mirror everyday.

MEME MOMENT ANYONE?

Video meme brought to you by the Tweedles (Xavier and Taleah)

What to Pack for
Rehearsal

WHAT TO PACK

• Folder and pencil

Script

• Homework accountability sheet

Airtight water bottle

Packed snack and lunch (fridge and microwave accessible)

if applicable

Tap shoes

• Jazz boots

• Character shoes

WHAT TO WEAR

• Deodorant / brushed teed

• Lightweight shirt which covers entire chest, back, and midriff with arms lifted (shirts above the waistline must have a tank top that covers midriff area)

• Lightweight pants or shorts at least to mid-thigh length

• Closed toe shoes

Note: all clothing should be opaque, no low cut necklines. If you come out of dress code, we get to choose what you must wear over top of your outfit for class – mwahahahaa😼

Black & White
MATERIALS
MATERIALS

Quick Note: These digital script and piano/vocal book PDFs are the original, unedited versions - any edits made in your paper script will be applied in our rehearsals and any inappropriate lines/lyrics/songs will not be included in our production

CONTACT

Contact
Us

Director • Mrs. G

Office Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-9pm

Call/Text • (941) 713-1931

Email cecily@nateestelle.com

 

 

Producer / Stage Manager • Mr. Chris

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 2pm-8pm / Sat 10-6pm

Call/Text • (941) 920-3262

Email • itsamessengerbag@gmail.com

Music Director • Ms. Lauren

Email • lnmueller97@gmail.com

ABOUT
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About The Show

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