Rehearsal and Performance Details

Saturday Rehearsal Info
Saturday 11/19 – ACT ONE – 8am – 10am, ACT TWO – 10am – Noon
Saturday 11/26 – No Rehearsal

Load In and Set Assembly
Saturday November 26th at 8am at SCPA, then moving to SHS Auditorium to construct set.
Set Assembly
Sunday November 27th at 9am at SHS Auditorium
Tech Rehearsals
ALL Tech Rehearsals are at the Stoughton High School Auditorium, 
600 Lincoln Ave. in Stoughton.  Use the parking lot located off the west side of the building or the back side of the building.  Please use the stage door located at the North side of the back parking lot. 

Sunday 11/27 at 4pm – FULL CAST – we will set bows first and then begin.  All pointe dancers, PPL & Co dancers are required to be there at 3pm for warm-ups.  All other cast members should arrive by 3:30pm so that we begin promptly at 4pm.

Monday 11/28 at 6pm – ACT ONE – All pointe dancers, PPL & Co dancers are required to be there at 5pm for warm-ups.  All other cast members should arrive by 5:30pm so that we begin promptly at 6pm.
MODIFIED SCHEDULE: Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come, Cratchit Future, Haggard Ladies/Auction Dirty Street Scenes will run at the end of Act One run-throughs.

Tuesday 11/29 at 6pm – ACT TWO ONLY – All pointe dancers, PPL & Co dancers are required to be there at 5pm for warm-ups.  All other cast members should arrive by 5:30pm so that we begin promptly at 6pm.
Dress Rehearsals
Makeup call times (available soon) can begin as early as 4pm.
Wednesday 11/30 – All pointe dancers, PPL & Co dancers – warm-ups at 5pm.  All other cast members arrive no later than 5:30pm.  Your make-up call time (which will be emailed by 11/23) could be as early as 4pm, you must be there at the earlier time.

Thursday 12/1 – All pointe dancers, PPL & Co dancers – warm-ups at 5pm.  All other cast members arrive no later than 5:30pm.  Your make-up call time (which will be emailed by 11/23) could be as early as 4pm, you must be there at the earlier time.

Friday 12/2 – Needs to remain available as rehearsal will be called if required.
Performances
Saturday 12/3 at 7:30pm, warm-ups at 6pm, all other cast members arrive no later than 5:30pm (unless your make-up call time is earlier, than you must arrive at the earlier time).
Sunday 12/4 at 1:30pm, warm-ups at 12pm, all other cast members arrive no later than 11:30am (unless your make-up call time is earlier, than you must arrive at the earlier time).

Load Out
Sunday December 4th immediately following the matinee

Additional Reminders and Information

Shoes, Tights, Hair Listing by Character

Makeup Call Times by Last Name of Cast Member

All Rehearsals are Closed
There are no parents allowed in the dressing rooms or the backstage area during rehearsals or performances unless you have been assigned to work.  NO ONE (including performers) are allowed in the audience during rehearsals or performances.

More Rehearsal Information
ALL Dancers are to be in proper dancewear (leotard, proper color shoes and tights), hair off face and in a bun, no jewelry.
You must arrive at ALL rehearsals with hair completed, dressed and ready to start.  Please arrive early so that we may START at the times listed!
Performers will wait in the backstage dressing rooms, scene shop, or the side hallway until they are called backstage – you are not allowed backstage until you are called.  After performing, please wait in the areas previously listed until you are excused to leave.

Volunteer Information
Volunteer Duty Assignments are listed here.  Load In, Set Assembly, and Load Out are always looking for additional parents and adult cast members to help; if you are not assigned to these but are available to help please join us!

Costumes
ABSOLUTELY NO ONE, under any circumstance, is allowed to eat or drink anything in their costumes.  This is very important!  We have spent thousands of dollars on costumes, many of which are not replaceable.  No food, drink, candy, or gum while in your costume.  Water in SPILL PROOF container only.

Additional Notes during Rehearsals and Performances
Please eat before you arrive at the theatre; NO food or drink is allowed in any of the dressing rooms or in the backstage area.  Younger cast members will be told when to dress and will be assisted into their costumes; they must listen to the Dressing Room Manager and Assistants at all times.
Absolutely NO ONE is allowed in the Lobby Area in costume or makeup PRIOR to performances.
Traditionally after the performances, dancers have greeted friends and family in the lobby in their costumes.  Kindly make your visit brief as dressers are waiting for you to return costumes for the next performance or for load out of the theatre.  Please remember that NO GUEST or PARENTS are allowed to return to the Dressing Room or Backstage Area with you after the performance.

There is NO videotaping or flash photography allowed during any of the rehearsals or performances.

FOR THOSE REQUIRED TO DO RAG CURLS/RINGLETS –
This link will show in FULL DETAIL how to roll your hair in rags, which are much more comfortable than pink foam rollers or a curling iron, and work better too!!
The link is an extremely detailed description of how to roll your hair in rags, so if it looks complicated never fear – once you get going it’s pretty easy.

Our tips/suggestions:

  • If hair is thick do not roll hair fully damp.  Mist lightly with spray bottle and then set.
  • Cut rags in 1-1.5″ width.  The wider you cut the rag, the bigger the curl.  The bigger the curl, the sooner it will relax and fall out.
  • DO NOT brush hair once you remove the rags.  Use fingers only to style.
  • Use perm papers at the end of hair to prevent from weird bending or crimping.
  • See Mary-Carel or Miss Natalie with questions!