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In Clovis Unified we are devoted to giving students a wide variety of experiences in academics, athletics and the arts.  Upper grade students can choose to try out for the annual school play. Experiences in elementary school productions often lead students to continue participation in the arts into their junior high and high school years.
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Advisor:
Kristin Lozano

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Fugman Elementary Drama Club

AUDITIONS 3rd-6th Grade Only

November 14

2:30 in Choir Portable Room 39

Performance Dates: School Assembly daytime tentative Wednesday , March 6, 2019

Matinee Performance Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 3:00

Night time Performances Thursday, March 7 and Friday March 8, 2019 at 7:00

 

What We Are looking For

 

This year Drama Club will be open to all 2nd through 6th Graders.

 

Fugman 2nd and 3rd graders are eligible to be a part of our Wonderland Kids chorus. This group performs in our pre-show and in the show finale . New this year: they are not required to audition, but can sign-up to be a part of the group with Mrs. Lozano. Parents need to sign the permission slip and turn in by the deadline to be accepted.

Fugman 3rd graders who would like a chance to be a part of the main show, are welcome to

participate in the audition. While they are not guaranteed a part in the main show, by participating they will gain valuable experience and may have a chance to be cast in the main show. Upper graders are given priority to all main show parts and ensemble, but we did want to have 3rd graders have the option. Note; they will be included in the Wonderland Kids Chorus if they are not used in the main cast.

Fugman 4th through 6th graders are eligible to be a part of the main cast for the musical production this year. Lead, supporting, vocal and dance ensemble will be cast from those who attend the audition session. Students in the cast will be expected to attend regular rehearsals, memorize parts, and be ready to learn songs and dance numbers. Rehearsals will be 2-3 times per week depending on role up until three weeks before the performance when we increase to 4-5 times per week.

Specialty Dance Ensemble: This year in our Flowers ensemble number we will be featuring an Indian inspired cultural dancing segment. We would like to feature a small group of kids who would like to learn and experience. Some experience is nice, but willingness to learn is even better. If you would like to be a part of this, and not in the rest of the show, there is a shorter rehearsal requirement. Dances will be taught on weekends in Jan & February with our volunteer mom and based on the group availability. Note you must be able to attend the All Call or full run rehearsals the two weeks up to the performances which is from February 23rd until March 6. Sign-up with Mrs. Lozano and make sure your permission form is signed and turned in. If you would like to do this but also try for other parts in the show please plan to attend auditions as well as sign-up for for the Flowers ensemble.

Crew: We are looking to fill 4 crew positions for the show this year. Your child does not need to

audition but they do need to sign up with Mrs. Lozano and turn in a permission slip by the deadline to be considered. Crew positions available are: Act 1 Stage Manager, Act 2 Stage Manager, Prop Master, and Light & Sound crew. Their schedule will follow the section they are helping to manage.

CONFLICTS: This year we will be stricter on conflicts due the the shorter rehearsal process and goal of providing an educational experience to the students involved. There will be a maximum of 3 conflicts allowed. But, please note that conflicts may affect casting decisions for larger or featured roles. NO CONFLICTS will be allowed for the main cast between February 23rd and closing night.

On the Day November 14

Students that are auditioning need to be at Choir Portable 39 (by campus club) at the time they

registered to audition. We will work with each group approximately 45-60 minutes and then release them. They should have already turned in a permission slip and received an audition time from Mrs. Lozano. No students will be allowed to audition if they did not turn in their permission slip by the deadline. If you child has sports or another activity this day please alert us on your audition form so we can do our best to accommodate them.

You will sign in and be given a number to pin on your clothes. Students will be called up in number order and asked to say their name, song title, and grade before singing their song.

Everyone will sing their solo first and then as a group do a dance/movement audition. Once the first two parts are complete, some students may be asked to read from the script if time allows.

Vocal audition: Please bring sheet music and be prepared to sing a solo; 16 measures or about one page of music in length for the production team. We will have an accompanist to play for you and you do need to come memorized. If you dont have a song, dont worry, you can sing Happy Birthday or Twinkle Twinkle Little Starand our accompanist will play those selections for you.

Dance audition: All auditioners will be taught a basic movement combination so please wear comfy clothing and shoes suitable to move and dance in.

After each group is done, we will let students know if they have been called back. This simply means we need to see more of them and will be asking them to take home callback materials to learn and come back the next day prepared to test for major roles. Just because your student is not called back does not mean they will not be cast. Generally, it will be the upper graders for speaking roles or possible vocal features that will be asked back.

We recommend you watch the movie or do some research prior to audition day so they are familiar with the material and have confidence in their reading. Audition scenes will also be available on the Fugman drama site prior to auditions to review beforehand.

 

Callbacks (November 15th)

Those students who have been called back need to return to Choir Portable 39 by Campus Club at 3:30.

The focus will be on singing and reading selections from the show as given in the callback packet.

Attendance at callbacks may affect final casting decisions. If for any reason your student cant make it, or needs to leave early it doesnt mean they wont be cast, but understand if we are not able to properly review ability and readiness for a particular role it can impact final decisions. Please just let us know if you can not make this day or have any time restraints.

 

Casting

The cast list will be posted in the window of the MPR by Friday November 16th. Please let Mrs.Lozano if your child does not accept the role.

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