Willy Wonka News– Week 7

Greetings Wonka parents! 
There are less than 3 weeks til performances! Thank you for taking this ride with us. PLEASE READ TO THE END. This edition is packed with new info. 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:  

Regular rehearsals this week on Monday and Thursday, as well as a rehearsal for the Oompa cast on Saturday. See below for more details. There are more rehearsal schedule changes, so please update your calendars! If you have a conflict with any of these, email us at bryantplay@gmail.com as soon as possible. 

Saturday, March 9 – NO CREW     

Oompa – 10:00a–12:30p     

We will meet outside the Wedgwood Drama Studio on the corner of 35th and 95th.   We can’t meet at Bryant because it is not open.  LOOMPA cast IS NOT rehearsing

Saturday, March 16     

Oompa – 12:45-2:45p     Loompa – 3:00-5:00p

Monday, March 18      

Loompa – 6:00–7:15p     Oompa – 7:30-8:45p

Wednesday, March 20      

5:15-6:30- Both Casts!

We are hoping to rehearse from 5:15-6:30 if Laser will accommodate.  Please hold that time now in your calendar.  It is awkward timing, but we are hoping you can make it happen. We feel that the kids will feel more prepared for performances if they don’t have a 3 day break between the last rehearsal and the first performance. Please let us know if your child can’t make it. Both Oompa and Loompa casts called at the same time.

Running Lines: 

Please run lines with your child (you hold the script and read them the lines before and between their lines so they can practice their lines).  They should not need their script for ACT 1 at all now and should be close to off book for ACT 2. We are going to ask that there are no scripts in hand starting the 11th.


All cast parents received an email with their costume notes and our costume plan.  All crew parents received an email with info specific to what the crew will be wearing. Let us know if you have questions.

Volunteer Opportunities:  

Next round of volunteer opportunities are coming soon. See the Sign Up Genius for more info. We will be adding shifts for:

  • March 9 Oompa Rehearsal– Now available on the Sign Up Genius!
  • Ticket sales on Thursday and Friday afternoon on the playground and before each performance 
  • Performance set up – setting up cafeteria and backstage spaces
  • Front of House set up – setting up front hallway and ticket sales tables
  • Pre-show and intermission backstage supervision
  • Cast Party Supervision
  • Production Strike on Saturday night

Check back on the Sign Up Genius for those.
Julie Matz will be sending our her Sign-Up Genius for the Bake-Sale shortly.  Keep your eye out for that.

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