Week 5 REHEARSAL CANCELLED TOMORROW

Greetings Wonka parents! PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE EMAIL. And remember, these emails are archived on the school play website here along with a lot of other useful play info. Bookmark it for easy access!

Rehearsal Reminders: 

No Rehearsal on Monday, Feb 11. Alas, another snow day. I hope everyone has stocked up on on all your coping mechanisms, parents! Please have your students continue to listen to the songs online during this break. Encourage them to look ahead in their scrips and start memorizing the lines they know are theirs. 

Please stay tuned about Thursday night rehearsal. And everyone cross fingers that the snow melts enough so we can get back at it! We also may need to schedule a make up rehearsal on a Saturday. Stay tuned for more info on this. 

Costumes: 

Here is your information about costumes! In preparation for the Feb 25th Costume Parade PLEASE READ THIS THOROUGHLY and let us know if you have any questions about your students’ costume needs or need help finding pieces. Remember– there is a $25 limit per child. No need to go all out. 

  • Find your child’s name here to make sure you know all the parts they are playing.
  • Then look here to learn more about what kind of costume pieces we are looking for for each character. 
  • Click here to purchase the Oompah Lumpah beanie (see links for more info). Chose the Neon Green option for your Oompah Lumpah. Please do this ASAP to make sure the hat arrives in time. Consider this as part of the $25 maximum for costumes. 

More Volunteer Opportunities: 

We have more volunteer opportunities on the Sign Up Genius!

Thank you for filling the slots for flat painting on Thursday and the Costume Parade Monitors! Y’all are seriously the best. Our most pressing need now are 6 heavy lifters who will help set the stage thrust (stage extension) in the lunchroom on March 1.

See the Sign Up Genius for more info. Also stay tuned for more volunteer opportunities for flat painting, since we have now had to cancel two of the three rehearsals that was planned for. 

Ads for the Program: 

Each student gets one 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 March 1st.

Email with questions, bryantschoolplay@gmail.com
Stay tuned for next week’s installment of Willy Wonka News. 

Willy Wonka News– Week 4

Greetings Wonka parents! 

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE EMAIL. And remember, these emails are archived on the school play website here along with a lot of other useful play info. Bookmark it for easy access!

Rehearsal Reminders:  

This week we have regular rehearsals on Monday and Thursday.

However, we are aware of the Eckstein open house on Thursday evening. We will assume that if you have a 5th grader, we will not see them at rehearsal on Thursday. Please email bryantschoolplay@gmail.com if your 5th grader WILL be at rehearsal and not at the open house. Also, if you finish with the open house before rehearsal is over, please consider dropping off your 5th grader late. Some of rehearsal is better than none! 

Also, remind your kids that they are to be off-book (meaning their lines are memorized) this week! 

More Volunteer Opportunities: 

We have more volunteer opportunities on the Sign Up Genius! Our most pressing needs are for volunteers for flat painting tomorrow and next week, but there are also other opportunities including rehearsal chaperones and costume parade monitors. See the Sign Up Genius for more info.

Costumes: 

Stay tuned for costume suggestions for your child coming soon. The Costume Parade will be during rehearsal on February 25, which is the deadline for students to have their costumes. Remember– there is a $25 maximum spending limit per student.

Ads for the Program: 

Each student gets one 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 March 1st.

Rehearsal Chaperones:  

Remember to be in the lunch room at 6:00pm. Check in with Sadie with Seattle’s Performers. She will be near the steps of the stage. Plan to stay until all students have been picked up. Hopefully this will be shortly after 8:00pm. Seattle’s Performers staff are not responsible for the kids after 8:00pm and will not be staying on site after that. 

  • Absent students— Please come to rehearsal with your cell phone (if you don’t have one, email us and we can problem solve). After Seattle Performers staff call role they will give you the names of those who are absent. Please text these names to Liza 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. 

Email with questions, bryantschoolplay@gmail.com
Stay tuned for next week’s installment of Willy Wonka News. 

Willy Wonka News– Week 3

Greetings Wonka parents! PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE EMAIL. I have the sneaking suspicion that some of you have been skipping this important task in past weeks. If you don’t want to sift through your email, they are archived on the school play website here along with a lot of other useful play info. Bookmark it for easy access!

We Have a Treasurer!


Thank you to Chris Malins (Aiden’s dad) for volunteering to be treasurer. He will be handling check requests and reimbursements. You will also be hearing from him if we haven’t received your fees yet. If you want to reach out to him, please email bryantschoolplay@gmail.com with Treasurer in the subject line.

Rehearsal Reminders: 

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

Ads for the Program: 


Each student gets one 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 March 1st.

Ads for the Program: 


Rehearsal Chaperones:  Remember to be in the lunch room at 6:00pm. Check in with Sadie with Seattle’s Performers. She will be near the steps of the stage. Plan to stay until all students have been picked up. Hopefully this will be shortly after 8:00pm. Seattle’s Performers staff are not responsible for the kids after 8:00pm and will not be staying on site after that. 

  • Absent students— Please come to rehearsal with your cell phone (if you don’t have one, email us and we can problem solve). After Seattle Performers staff call role they will give you the names of those who are absent. Please text these names to Liza 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. 

Email with questions, bryantschoolplay@gmail.com
Stay tuned for next week’s installment of Willy Wonka News. 

Willy Wonka News– Week 2 & NO REHEARSAL TONIGHT

Greetings Wonka parents!

Rehearsal Reminders:  

There is no rehearsal tonight because of the MLK Holiday. Rehearsals resume Thursday.

Please remind your kids to bring their scripts and a pencil to all rehearsals. They are also encouraged to bring a water bottle. 


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 March 1st.


Willy Wonka Website: 

We now have a website up and running for Willy Wonka. Sending a BIG THANK YOU to Judy Haley for creating and managing this site for us! Bookmark this link. Here you will find everything you need to know– links to forms and the Sign Up Genius, the rehearsal schedule, the music download, and each of these newsletters archived with the most recent one highlighted. You don’t have to go searching your inbox, just check the website.

Rehearsal Chaperones:  

Remember to be in the lunch room at 6:00pm. Check in with Sadie with Seattle’s Performers. She will be near the steps of the stage. Plan to stay until all students have been picked up. Hopefully this will be shortly after 8:00pm. Seattle’s Performers staff are not responsible for the kids after 8:00pm and will not be staying on site after that. 

  • Absent studentsPlease come to rehearsal with your cell phone (if you don’t have one, email us and we can problem solve). After Seattle Performers staff call role they will give you the names of those who are absent. Please text these names to Liza 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. 

Log Your Volunteer Hours: 

Please log all you volunteer hours on this simple google form. Enter your first and last name, date, number of hours, and what you did. There are handy drop down menus to help. You can bookmark the form and enter data each time you volunteer. This will make it super easy for us to let the school know the total volunteer hours it takes to put on this show. 


Email with questions, bryantschoolplay@gmail.com


Stay tuned for next week’s installment of Willy Wonka News. 

Willy Wonka News– Week 1

Greetings Wonka parents!

This is your first installment of our weekly newsletter. Please read all of it. This is how we will communicate important news for the coming week.

Rehearsal Check In: 

Thank you all for rolling with the chaos of the first rehearsal. You will not need to check-in your kids for future rehearsals. Please have them in the lunch room by 6:15. Seattle Performers staff will take roll at the start of rehearsal and names of those absent will be given to parent chaperones. We will call you if we didn’t hear from you about your student being out. Please remember to email  bryantschoolplay@gmail.com as soon as you know that your student will miss a rehearsal.


Rehearsal Check Out: 

If you indicated on the registration paperwork that a parent/adult must check out your student from rehearsal, you will find them and a sign out sheet on the steps of the stage in the lunch room. If you didn’t hear from me last week that you chose parent check out on the form, then you chose the option that allows your students to check themselves out. These students will be allowed to leave once rehearsal is done. Please make sure your kiddos know where to meet you/ who is picking them up/ what they are supposed to do after rehearsal. THANK YOU PARENTS!  All current slots for rehearsal chaperones are filled. Who’s the best? You are. Don’t worry, if you didn’t get to sign up, we will have more opportunities coming up. 

Rehearsal Chaperones: 

  • Timing is everything—  Please be in the lunch room at 6:00pm. Check in with Sadie with Seattle’s Performers. She will be near the steps of the stage. Plan to stay until all students have been picked up. Hopefully this will be shortly after 8:00pm (PLEASE BE ON TIME TO PICK UP YOUR KIDS). Seattle’s Performers staff are not responsible for the kids after 8:00pm and will not be staying on site after that. 
  • Absent students— Please come to rehearsal with your cell phone (if you don’t have one, email us and we can problem solve). After Seattle Performers staff call role they will give you the names of those who are absent. Please text these names to Liza 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. 

Log Your Volunteer Hours: 

Please log all your volunteer hours on this simple google form. Enter your first and last name, date, number of hours, and what you did. There are handy drop down menus to help. You can bookmark the form and enter data each time you volunteer. This will make it super easy for us to let the school know the total volunteer hours it takes to put on this show. 


Volunteer Leads: 

We still have a few volunteer positions available to head up a specific pieces of the show. We have one parent who is interested in taking a lead on Props, but would really like a co-lead to share the load. We also need someone to lead on Costumes and Back-of-the-House (coordinating volunteers for backsatge, lighting, set up and take down). We are not asking for a person to do all the tasks associated with these, but someone to take the lead on coordination. 


Email with questions, bryantschoolplay@gmail.com Stay tuned for next week’s installment of Willy Wonka News. 

First Willy Wonka Rehearsal Thursday!

Greetings Wonka Parents!

Our first rehearsal for Willy Wonka will be this Thursday, January 10 from 6:15-8:00. Please have your kids there on time and ready to rehearse. It’s best to use the back door entrance closest to the playground for drop off and pick up. They will be getting their scripts Thursday and hopefully you’ve all been singing along to the music download Liza sent over the break. Fun times ahead!
Also, we are still in need of parent volunteer to take a lead role in sets, costumes and props. Please let us know if you are interested in any of these roles. Please let me know if you have any other questions as well. If you signed up to chaperone rehearsal, you should be getting a reminder from sign-up genius. Please remember that we cannot have rehearsal unless everyone who signs up to chaperone actually shows up. Thank you!
Traci