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!!*