Seussical News — Week 7

Greetings Seussical parents!

Here’s your Seussical week 7 newsletter. Please read all of it. This is how we will communicate important news for the coming week.

Costumes: Cast Families, tomorrow is the costume parade.  We ask that your cast member wear their show base layer (black pants or leggings and black short or long sleeve top – no tears or logos) to rehearsal and bring their costumes with them in a bag.  They will be released from rehearsal in groups to go to the parade. THEY WILL PUT THEIR COSTUME ON OVER THEIR BASE LAYER to show Jessilee, our production manager (costumes will always be worn over base layers). When done, they will take their costume off, put it back in their bag and go back to rehearsal. If there are any pieces missing or any changes are needed Jessilee will take notes and we will email you. They will bring their costumes home again and they won’t need to come back to Bryant until Dress rehearsal on Saturday, March 14.  We do this early so if any changes need to be made we have time to adjust.

Show shirts are ready and we will send them home with your student on Thursday. If your child is a Who, they can just show what they are adding on top of the show shirt tomorrow  – wearing it over their base layer.

Crew Families  – crew will be wearing all black for the shows – no tears or logos.  If you have it ready, please send your Crew member in their blacks to rehearsal tomorrow.  If you don’t, they will need to have them by March 14.

More Volunteer Opportunities: Thank you to those who have filled our volunteer slots for flat painting! We have more flat painting opportunities NEXT WEEK and none of the slots have been filled. We really need your help getting the sets painted! Also, we still have ONE slot open on Friday, 2/28 for installing the extensions to the stage. Please take a look at the Sign Up Genius for these volunteer opportunities.

Rehearsal Reminders:  Rehearsals this week on Monday & Thursday 6:15-8:00. Please remind your kids to bring their scripts, a pencil, and a water bottle to all rehearsals. 

Ads for the Program: Each student gets a quarter page ad in the play program included with the play fee. You also have the option of purchasing more ad space. Please see the attachment for all the details. Deadline is February 29.  

Rehearsal Chaperones: Thank you to all the parents who have chaperoned so far. Everyone has been doing an excellent job helping out during rehearsals and being responsive to requests from Seattle Performers’ staff. Y’all are the best!

  • Absent students— Please come to rehearsal with your cell phone. After Seattle Performers staff call role they will give you the names of those who are absent. Please text these names toLiza on Mondays 206.240.4818 and Traci on Thursdays 206.816.2362. That’s all! We will text you back only if there is follow up.

Bryant Play Webpage: The webpage is up and running for Seussical! This is a handy one stop shop for all your Seussical needs. These newsletters will be posted there, so no need to sift through your email– just bookmark this webpage! You can also find such hits as: Suessical rehearsal calendar, play fee payment link, Sign Up Genius link, link to vocals and more! 

Email with questions, bryantschoolplay@gmail.com 

Stay tuned for next week’s installment of Seussical News. 

Seussical News — Week 6

Greetings Seussical parents!

Here’s your Seussical week 6 newsletter. Please read all of it. This is how we will communicate important news for the coming week.

More Volunteer Opportunities: Thank you to those who have filled our volunteer slots for flat painting! We have MORE flat painting opportunities coming up in March. Also, we still have ONE slot open on Friday, 2/28 for installing the extensions to the stage. Please take a look at the Sign Up Genius for these volunteer opportunities.

Costumes: The Costume Parade is during our next rehearsal– Monday the 24th. Please have your students bring all their costume pieces and their base blacks (or they can wear their base blacks). It turns out that the cast will be in their base blacks for one musical number, so it’s very important that everyone’s blacks are long pants or leggings and a long or short sleeve black shirt– NO LOGOS, no tank tops.  Everyone should have received an email about costumes. Please email us with questions. If you need to find that info easily, you can find it here on the Bryant Play web page.   

Rehearsal Reminders:  No rehearsals this week during break. Rehearsals resume next week on Monday & Thursday 6:15-8:00. Please remind your kids to bring their scripts, a pencil, and a water bottle to all rehearsals. 

Ads for the Program: Each student gets a quarter page ad in the play program included with the play fee. You also have the option of purchasing more ad space. Please see the attachment for all the details. Deadline is February 29.  

Rehearsal Chaperones: Thank you to all the parents who have chaperoned so far. Everyone has been doing an excellent job helping out during rehearsals and being responsive to requests from Seattle Performers’ staff. Y’all are the best!

  • Absent students— Please come to rehearsal with your cell phone. After Seattle Performers staff call role they will give you the names of those who are absent. Please text these names toLiza on Mondays 206.240.4818 and Traci on Thursdays 206.816.2362. That’s all! We will text you back only if there is follow up.

Bryant Play Webpage: The webpage is up and running for Seussical! This is a handy one stop shop for all your Seussical needs. These newsletters will be posted there, so no need to sift through your email– just bookmark this webpage! You can also find such hits as: Suessical rehearsal calendar, play fee payment link, Sign Up Genius link, link to vocals and more! 

Email with questions, bryantschoolplay@gmail.com 

Stay tuned for next week’s installment of Seussical News. 

Seussical News — Week 5

Greetings Seussical parents!

Here’s your Seussical week 5 newsletter. Please read all of it. This is how we will communicate important news for the coming week.

More Volunteer Opportunities: Please take a look at the Sign Up Genius for more available volunteer slots. We still have slots available for flat painting (set pieces) Thursday! Please sign up, because those flats are not going to paint themselves. We also have an additional volunteer opportunity for those of you looking to impress us with your heavy lifting skills. Friday, 2/28 we will be installing the extensions to the stage. We need 5 volunteers– please sign up!

Costumes: It turns out that the cast will be in their base blacks for one musical number, so it’s very important that everyone’s base blacks are long pants or leggings and a long or short sleeve black shirt– NO LOGOS, no tank tops.  Everyone should have received an email about costumes. Please email us with questions. If you need to find that info easily, you can find it here on the Bryant Play web page.   

Rehearsal Reminders:  Regular rehearsals this week, Monday & Thursday 6:15-8:00. Please remind your kids to bring their scripts, a pencil, and a water bottle to all rehearsals. 

Ads for the Program: Each student gets a quarter page ad in the play program included with the play fee. You also have the option of purchasing more ad space. Please see the attachment for all the details. Deadline is February 29.  

Rehearsal Chaperones: Thank you to all the parents who have chaperoned so far. Everyone has been doing an excellent job helping out during rehearsals and being responsive to requests from Seattle Performers’ staff. Y’all are the best!

  • Absent students— Please come to rehearsal with your cell phone. After Seattle Performers staff call role they will give you the names of those who are absent. Please text these names toLiza on Mondays 206.240.4818 and Traci on Thursdays 206.816.2362. That’s all! We will text you back only if there is follow up.

Bryant Play Webpage: The webpage is up and running for Seussical! This is a handy one stop shop for all your Seussical needs. These newsletters will be posted there, so no need to sift through your email– just bookmark this webpage! You can also find such hits as: Suessical rehearsal calendar, play fee payment link, Sign Up Genius link, link to vocals and more! 

Email with questions, bryantschoolplay@gmail.com 

Stay tuned for next week’s installment of Seussical News. 

Seussical Costumes

Hi Cats and Hats Cast Parents! I am writing to share important costume information for this year’s show. PLEASE READ THIS THOROUGHLY. 
 
It is time to start looking in closets, talking to friends and family and finding your local Goodwill.  Swap.com is where I found a lot of Julius’ costume last year but you need to allow time for shipping. After reading this, Let us know if you have any questions about your childs’ costume needs or need help finding pieces – please don’t wait until the last minute.  And remember– there is a $25 limit per child. No need to go all out and this shouldn’t be stressful!
 
Costume Parade is Monday, February 24.  We need your child to bring their costumes to rehearsal that evening. That is your deadline.
 
Each child has a main role and they are playing a WHO except for HORTON and the CATS.  MR and MRS MAYOR and JOJO are always Whos so they don’t need an additional Who costume. This year’s company t-shirt will be a Who shirt and we are providing that. We are also providing the Fish and Weather costumes so if your child asks, we have that covered.
 
If your child’s costume has a button down shirt, tricky zipper, anything that is hard to get on and off, you may want to consider rigging this piece of clothing, replacing buttons with velcro, simplifying ties, buckles, etc.  If you would like help figuring this out, let us know.
 
Look here to find your child’s character and you will see a picture and descriptions (don’t forget to look at the Who page). These give you an idea of what kind of costume pieces we are looking for for each character. You don’t need to get exactly what is pictured.  We provide pictures to give you an idea but do pay attention to color requests!
 
Costume Plan:  ALL CAST AND CREW will come to dress rehearsals and show nights in what we are calling a base layer.  Black shorts, leggings or pants and a black t-shirt or tank top. When they arrive, they will get their costume box which will be stored at Bryant and add their costume pieces OVER their base layer (there will be no dressing room).  If they have more than one costume and a quick change, the may need to wear a couple of layers at once. When the show is done, they will take off their costumes, put them back in their box and wear their base layer home. Ideally they would wear black shoes but any dark shoes they can dance in will work.
 
Any questions?  Send them our way! Thank you so much for taking the time to costume your child.  We really appreciate it and hope you and your performer have a good time doing it.
 
Regards,
 
Liza and Jessilee (Production Manager and Crew Supervisor)

Seussical News– Week 4

Greetings Seussical parents!

Here’s your Seussical week 4 newsletter. Please read all of it. This is how we will communicate important news for the coming week.

More Volunteer Opportunities: Please take a look at the Sign Up Genius for more available volunteer slots. We still have slots available for flat painting (set pieces) next week! Please sign up, because those flats are not going to paint themselves. The slots for costume parade monitors have all been filled, thank you! 

Rehearsal Reminders:  Regular rehearsals this week, Monday & Thursday 6:15-8:00. Please remind your kids to bring their scripts, a pencil, and a water bottle to all rehearsals. Remind them to put their name in dark ink on their script’s front cover so that they can make sure to grab the correct script at the end of rehearsal. 

Ads for the Program: Each student gets a quarter page ad in the play program included with the play fee. You also have the option of purchasing more ad space. Please see the attachment for all the details. Deadline is February 29.  

Costumes: Please stay tuned this week for another email specifically about costumes.

Rehearsal Chaperones: Thank you to all the parents who have chaperoned so far. Everyone has been doing an excellent job helping out during rehearsals and being responsive to requests from Seattle Performers’ staff. Y’all are the best!

  • Absent students— Please come to rehearsal with your cell phone. After Seattle Performers staff call role they will give you the names of those who are absent. Please text these names toLiza on Mondays 206.240.4818 and Traci on Thursdays 206.816.2362. That’s all! We will text you back only if there is follow up.

Bryant Play Webpage: The webpage is up and running for Seussical! This is a handy one stop shop for all your Seussical needs. These newsletters will be posted there, so no need to sift through your email– just bookmark this webpage! You can also find such hits as: Suessical rehearsal calendar, play fee payment link, Sign Up Genius link, link to vocals and more! 

Email with questions, bryantschoolplay@gmail.com 

Stay tuned for next week’s installment of Seussical News.

Lunar New Year Assembly – February 14th

Dearborn Dance Troupe performing Lunar New Year celebration
Dearborn Park International Music & Dance Troupe performing Lunar New Year celebration

Please save-the-date for a special guest performance assembly by Dearborn Park International Music & Dance Troupe on Friday, February 14th from 10:00-10:45 AM before we leave for Midwinter Break. Dearborn Park will be performing their Lunar New Year Celebration program for Bryant students. Their Lunar New Year Celebration performances include the traditional folk dances, as well as trending pop from areas all around Asia including China, Vietnam, Korea, and Japan. The dance styles will range from Wushu Style Shaolin Kungfu, K-Pop, Breakdance, Acrobatics to the traditional Chinese-Vietnamese Lion and Dragon dances. The purpose of the performance is to celebrate the Asian culture surrounding the Lunar New Year along with the differences that each culture has towards the holiday.

We hope you can join us!

Thank you,

Michaela Koerner Storkman

K-5 Music Specialist