Bryant Blast – Save the Date!

The Bryant Blast is planned for Saturday, May 2nd from 12 pm – 4 pm.  Save the date for pony rides, fun games and activities, sno-cones, tasty food and much, much more! 

Wanna help plan the Blast?  We’ll be sending a sign-up for volunteer shifts right after Spring Break.  If you have a favorite job at the Blast, you can sign up early!  Contact the Blast Committee if you’re interested in helping.

Updated Play Performance Schedule

Final Decision for Performances

Thank you for your swift and candid feedback on the modified performance schedule. This situation is of course less than ideal. After careful consideration, we have decided to move forward with this modified performance schedule. Please note, some times are slightly different than originally proposed. 

Friday, March 13

HATS – cast/crew call time 4:15, house opens 4:30, show starts at 5P

 

Saturday, March 14

CATS – cast/crew call time 4:15, house opens 4:30, show starts at 5P

 

Sunday, March 15

HATS – cast/crew call time 4:15, house opens 4:30, show starts at 5P

CATS – cast/crew call time 5:45, house opens 6:00, show starts at 6:30P

If you cannot make the performances for your performer because of the schedule change (we understand this sucks! one of us co-producers is missing the final performance for her kiddo), you can come to a dress rehearsal.

Tuesday, March 10 – 4P-6P Cats

Thursday, March 12 – 4P-6P Hats

How we arrived here

After weighing a myriad of options in the very short amount of time we had to make a decision, we think this is our best option to ensure that the kids get to perform while minimizing the risk of disease as much as possible. It’s not possible for us to wait and resume rehearsals and schedule new performances because the Bryant school calendar is filled with other events. We will be competing for space with existing scheduled events as well as everyone else trying to reschedule. Additionally, Seattle Performers will likely not be available as they have more shows coming up, and we cannot run the shows without them. What this means is that we were having to decide between allowing the kids to perform now or cancelling all together. 

The vast majority of you shared little to no concern about moving forward with these performances. A few of you shared some concerns about gathering more than 100 people together for this event, and we share some of your concerns. As of yesterday, King County Public Health recommendations are as follows: 

Public Health is aware that events are being postponed, employers are encouraging that employees work from home and many schools have chosen to temporarily close. Public Health supports these decisions. While evidence currently available is that the vast majority of children and most adults are not at risk for severe illness, we do know that some members of our community are at higher risk. These include:

  • People 60 and older
  • People with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes
  • People who have weakened immune systems
  • People who are pregnant

People at higher risk should stay home and away from large groups of people as much as possible, including public places with lots of people and large gatherings where there will be close contact with others. More detail on these measures is available at www.kingcounty.gov/covid 

King County is not mandating that events be cancelled. They support the decisions of those who are, but there is no directive to do so from them. 

Jet City Improv is a very small theater and will accommodate fewer people than the Bryant lunchroom. This means that we will be restricting ticket sales to parents and siblings (six tickets per family total) in order to make sure that we all see our own kids perform. This also reduces the number of others from the community who could potentially bring in a germ. These kids are at school together all day and they bring their germs home. The vast majority of us in that theater together will already be exposed to whatever is going around Bryant, even if we were to cancel performances. Because of this, we feel the risk is lower than other community events that invite a wider range of the general public. That said, if you, your child, or a family member is in one of the high risk categories, we understand if you cannot participate. Theaters around Seattle are following protocol of refunding tickets to those who are sick, and doing a deeper clean between performances. Seattle Performers use this theater regularly for their student performances and have been sanitizing after each show. We will also be asking for volunteers to join us ahead of each rehearsal and performance to sanitize seats and door handles. 

We are not promoting this event to the larger Bryant community or doing broad ticket sales. Students at Bryant may get to see a review of the show during school hours. 

Stay tuned for more info about volunteer opportunities, rehearsals, costumes, tickets, and performances. Please let us know if you have questions or if your student won’t be able to participate. Thank you for your patience and kindness as we figure this out. See you at tech rehearsal tomorrow!

Traci & Liza

Update for 3/8 dress rehearsal

Please bring your child at the time listed below for their cast WITH THEIR COSTUME to the Seattle Performers Studio located at 5214 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. We will have more costume bins there if you want to purchase. When in costume, they will be walked down to Jet City located at 5510 University Way NE to rehearse, and then walked back. THIS WILL BE PERFORMERS ONLY, CREW PARENTS, YOUR KIDS WILL NOT NEED TO COME TOMORROW.

CATS CAST: 12:30P – 2:30P

HATS CAST: 2P-4P

Performers will be picked up at the Studio.

With the fluid nature of this process, we would like to encourage families to come and watch a rough dress run-through of their casts show tomorrow. 

Cats Families – arrive at 1:40
Hats Families  – arrive at 3:10
 
Crew Families, you can attend whichever run-through you would like.

Seussical News — Week 8

Greetings Seussical parents!

Here’s your Seussical week 8 newsletter. Please read all of it. This is how we will communicate important news for the coming week.

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.

We are quickly approaching performances! Please mark your calendars with these tech and dress rehearsal times, keeping in mind which cast your student is in. During tech and dress rehearsals students will rehearse in full costume. Beginning on March 14, students should show up in their base blacks to all rehearsals and performances.

  • Saturday, March 7 – NO ADDED REHEARSAL
  • Thursday, March 12 – only JoJos, Hortons, Gertrudes and Cats called for vocal rehearsal.  All other performers have the evening off.
  • Saturday, March 14 – CATS cast and crew 12:30P-3:15P and HATS cast and crew 3P-5:45P – TECH REHEARSAL
  • Monday, March 16 – HATS cast and crew 6P-7:30P and CATS cast and crew 7:15P-8:45 – DRESS REHEARSAL
  • Wednesday, March 18 – CATS cast and crew 6P-7:30P and HATS cast and crew 7:15P-8:45P – DRESS REHEARSAL
  • Thursday, March 19 – CATS cast arrives at 6:15P and crew arrives at 6:30P – 7P Show
  • Friday, March 20 – HATS cast arrives at 6:15P and crew arrives at 6:30P – 7P Show
  • Saturday, March 21 – HATS cast arrives at 1:15P and crew arrives at 1:30P – 2P Show
  • Saturday, March 21 – CATS cast arrives at 6:15P and crew arrives at 6:30P – 7P Show
  • Saturday, March 21 – Seussical Company Cast Party and Strike – 8:15P

More Volunteer Opportunities: Thank you to everyone who have been stepping up and showing up to volunteer! We are getting so close to the finish line, which means a ramp up of more volunteer opportunities. WE NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER! We have more flat painting opportunities this week . All the slots have been filled for Monday but we still need volunteers for Thursday. Please take a look at the Sign Up Genius to sign up!

Costumes: Students must bring their complete costume (minus their base blacks) to rehearsal on Monday March 9 in this container or something very, very similar in size. 

We will purchase 46 of these in bulk. Contact Traci Underwood (tracimae@gmail.com) if you want to purchase one of these for $3.80. Label the container with the student’s name, name of their cast (Hats or Cats), and the name of their character(s). 

Bake Sale Sign Ups:  Stay tuned! We will be sending a bake sale sign up soon. If you are talented at baking sweets this volunteer opportunity is for you.   

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.