Wednesday, April 25, 2018

4th Grade Recorder Concert


We would like to inform you of the upcoming performance that all of the 4th grade students have practiced and prepared for! Our 4th Grade Recorder Concert will be held on Friday, May 11th at 10:00 am in the Old Gym.  Please save the date! When the time comes, we are asking that each student bring a maximum of two guests as there is limited room in the Old Gym, please. The concert is approximately 30 minutes in length.

            Although a uniform look is not required, please dress as if you were attending a special occasion because this is a special occasion!  Let’s look our best! Boys can wear nice pants with a collard shirt and shoes. Girls can wear dresses or nice pants with a blouse. Please do not wear flip-flops or anything with a heel because we will be standing on the risers!


            Your children have been working extremely hard and we are so proud of their efforts.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.  We are excited to finally showcase your children on this wonderful instrument! They are doing so well! Keep up the great work, recorder kids!

Singers Updated Sched

Updated Singers Schedule & Other Info!
I would like to add rehearsals so we can practice for the LIMF and our end of the year concert!  If your child is not participating in the LIMF they do not necessarily have to come to the extra practices but they should come to our regularly scheduled practices.  They are welcome to come to both as we are singing this material on the end of the year concert as well.
All LIMF Singers must attend the extra rehearsals prior to the 19th.
  • May 3rd (extra rehearsal for LIMF & extra ride bracelet $$ due!)
  • (May 6th National Anthem at Duck’s Game)
  • May 10th (regular rehearsal)
  • May 17th (extra rehearsal for LIMF & super special because Mr. T will be with us to play piano!)
  • May 19th LIMF Performance!
  • May 24th NO REHEARSAL- FIELD DAY! We will sing the National Anthem before the games begin!
  • May 31st  (regular rehearsal)
  • June 7th *LAST REHEARSAL! ALL MUST ATTEND!!*
  • June 12th End of Year Concert @ 7pm (Day concert for school TBD)
Any questions or concerns, cbraunreuther@smithtown.k12.ny.us
-         Mrs. B




Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Check it out!

Lots of new stuff on the blog! Check it out!

-  Broadway Costume Letter and Performance Info
-  4th Grade Recorder Concert Info
-  Singers practice page updated with LIMF music

Friday, January 19, 2018

Broadway Cast List

The cast list is up! See you Monday Morning for rehearsal! 8:30am, Old Gym!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Broadway Update!

Hello Broadway Buddies,

We plan to resume our regularly scheduled rehearsals going forward. That means we have rehearsal tomorrow, 1/17, after school until 4:45pm.  We will finish our auditions during this time, however, ALL SHOULD ATTEND.

*If you would like to be heard on an Aladdin or Lion King solo, please be prepared to sing tomorrow. Additionally, we would like to hear anyone that has not gotten a chance to sing for us at all! After everyone has sung for us, we will call up anyone we need to hear again.

Thank you for being so patient with our changes.  As always, check the website for any dates you're unsure of and sign up for text alerts! Text "@bwaybo" to 81010. (Include the @ symbol in the text!)

All the best,
The Broadway Team

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Broadway Auditions Postponed!


Auditions are postponed until further notice. We are working on a new schedule. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please be advised we may not resume until Wednesday the 17th. We will keep you posted via email, text, and website. Sign up for text alerts by texting "@bwaybo" to 81010.

Thank you for your understanding and support. 

-The Broadway Team

Monday, January 8, 2018

Broadway Info

Dear Parents/Guardians of 5th Grade Broadway Bonanza Participants,
            Please read the following Dress Rehearsal and Final Performance Information carefully.  ALL Broadway Bonanza Participants are performing in ALL performances.  Parents are assigned specific nights to view. See below for details.
Dress Rehearsals:
v  Monday, April 30th 3:40-5:30pm (bring a snack or two and a book to read!)
v  Wednesday, May 2nd 3:40-5:30pm (bring a snack or two and a book to read!)
v  We understand there might be conflicts. Please make every attempt to be present for at least ONE of the after school dress rehearsals.
v  Dress rehearsals are mandatory for Lead Roles!

The Broadway Bonanza Performances will be held on:
v  Monday, May 7th In-school performance (time TBD)
v  Monday, May 7th , @ 7:00pm
o   Mr. Jaklitsch’s/Mrs. Ballato’s & Miss Koch’s Class Guests to watch
o   6:30pm call time for Cast
o   Doors will open @ 6:45pm

v  Tuesday, May 8th , @ 7:00pm
o   Mrs. Bernston’s, Mrs. DeNigris/Miss LaMariana’s & Mrs. Skelly’s Class Guests to watch
o   6:30pm call time for Cast
o   Doors will open @ 6:45pm

Please note that students with siblings in St. James Elementary will have seen the production during the day, therefore we encourage their seats be used for other guests. Our space is very limited and we want to be mindful of others. 
*If you are bringing young children to the show we ask that they remain seated in a seat or lap of an adult.  We cannot have children in the aisles or up front as it is a safety issue.*
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the main office at 631-382-4455. Thank you.

Sincerely,


The Broadway Team

COSTUME LETTER:
BROADWAY BONANZA COSTUME NOTICE!!
We need to start collecting costumes and props.  Here is what we’d like you to wear for your specific show and there are also costumes for the Opening and Closing numbers that everyone must wear! Please have your costumes in by Wednesday, April 11th  so we can check it over and store them in our bins. Some items we have for you and will let you know if you need to make/purchase anything else.
Don’t hesitate to call/email us if you have any questions or concerns.
Opening Number: (One Short Day)
-          Everyone wears GREEN.  Green hats, shirts, pants, socks- whatever you want! Get creative! We are in the Emerald City so we need to look GREEN! J
Closing Number: (We’re all in this together)
-           Everyone wears spirit wear or RED and WHITE colors. You can get red and white pom-poms or ribbons for your hair. You can wear jerseys that are red and white. Think of pep-rallies and homecoming games; we are all in our school colors! Let’s go St. James!
Aladdin:
Aladdin –  Please find/make a costume similar to the one Aladdin wears in the movie.
Jasmine – Please find/make a costume similar to the one Jasmine wears in the movie. *Please keep it appropriate and wear a bodysuit or under-shirt.
Genies- We have your costumes or you may purchase your own but make sure to coordinate with your fellow Genies! J
Aladdin Cast Members-  Wear desert clothing (tans and white colored clothing). We have turbans for the boys that can be borrowed. *Try and coordinate with your fellow cast members so we look similar!*
Wizard of Oz:
Glinda ~ We have a store-bought costume here (pink dress); we will size you and let you know if you need to get your own.
Elphaba ~ We have a store-bought costume here (black dress); we will size you and let you know if you need to get your own.
Dorothy – We have a store-bought costume here (blue dress and white shirt with ruby red slippers); we will size you and let you know if you need to get your own.
Scarecrow – We have a store-bought costume here; we will size you and let you know if you need to get your own. Jeans or overall’s and a plaid shirt and face makeup would work too!
 Tinman – We have a store-bought costume here; we will size you and let you know if you need to get your own.
Lion – We have a costume here; we will size you and let you know if you need to get your own.

Wizard of Oz (cont.):
Munchkins- Wear bright colors! High socks with colorful stripes and tutu skirts would be awesome! Bow-ties, suspenders and other accessories are great too! Wear your hair in pig-tails and put ribbons in your hair! Think cutesy and whimsical! J *Try and coordinate with your fellow cast members so we look similar!*

Mary Poppins:
Mary Poppins- Please find/make a costume similar to the one Mary wears in the show.
Burt~ Please find/make a costume similar to the one Burt wears in the movie.
Jane~ You can wear a pretty dress with white tights and Mary-Jane shoes.
Michael~ If you can find a suit with “knickers” (short pants and high socks) that would be adorable! If not, your best attire is fine! J
Mary Poppins Cast Members- Wear black dress-pants with a white collared button-up shirt.  We have red bow-ties that we are providing for all cast members. You will look prim and proper! (The general look is tap-dancers in tuxes!)
Lion King:
Simba ~ Find a version of this character’s costume that you feel most comfortable wearing. You can use a tribal headdress or crown or lion ears to accentuate your “inner lion”.
Nala ~  We have a couple of animal print dresses here that you can try. If you don’t want to use them feel free to use what you have! Animal prints are best! Wear your hair in two buns.
Zazu-  We have your feathered wings! All you need is a beak and to wear blue! If you’d like to make your shirt more “bird-like” by gluing on blue feathers, that would be great!
Timon- We have a store-bought costume here; we will size you and let you know if you need to get your own.
Pumba-  Wear dark brown pants. We have a headpiece that we will size.
Lead Girl Vocal 1 & 2/Sarabi & Sarafina- Wear African/Animal print dress. We have some here you can try.
Lion King Cast Members- Wear animal print or jungle colors (brown, tan, green, yellow, green) No brand names or neon colors, please. If you could make a head-piece to match your “spirit animal” that would be great! *Try and coordinate with your fellow cast members so we look similar!*
*ALL costumes and pieces are due Wednesday, April 11th*
This will give us enough time to organize and adjust costumes if needed.
*Thank you for your cooperation and dedication. Can’t wait to see you in your costumes!!*