Clothes must be all black, no graphics. Small logos like the Nike symbol are ok:)
Boys must wear black tee OR athletic shirt and jazz pants, Sweats or adidas pants OR black athletic shorts. Black dance shirts are ok. No tank tops.
Girls must wear black workout material (no cotton) Capri or Full length leggings and either a black fitted tank (straps must cover the bra) or tee that is at least crotch length so it doesn’t ride up OR a black leotard with built in bra or one that covers the bra to wear with the legging.
Phones are not permitted at rehearsal. They are to be turned in to the phone box and retrieved at the end of rehearsal, or secured with your belongings.Some lockers are available in the shop if you wish to bring a lock.
If you are not properly dressed, you will not rehearse and it will count as one of your absences or you will no longer be in the scene being rehearsed.
This attire is for ALL cast members. You will dress for rehearsal and be seated in your warm up circle at 2:45. Any snacks that you plan to eat must be eaten at this time (before 2:45). We will begin promptly at 2:45.
Being late (even 1 min after 2:45) 3 times will count as an absence. Remember that after your 3rd absence you are no longer a part of the cast.
Bring a water bottle! You will need it!
*All group A and B Newsies will need jazz shoes in black or they may wear their dance boots for the show (jazz boots canvas...get white so we can dye them unless your outfit has black in it, then you can get black canvas or leather dance boots... see links below).
You may also want to get knee pads. They come in handy Incase of falls and during stage combat. If you are blocked to fall in that scene you will need them.
AUGUST 6th through 10th: Tap Workshop at Abigail’s Dance studio. All group A Newsies and Group B Newsies are expected to attend, plus Davey, Les, and Katherine. There will be a limit to the number of tappers in this number. Spots will fill up. You must be able to attend all days you are needed in order to be in the number. Please confirm if you can attend in remind. You need to bring a check made out to Abigail Francisco Classical Ballet. Cost is listed next to your list.
Monday/Tuesday 9-12 will be for those with NO dance and No Tap experience (you do not dance with a studio, you were not a dancer in cats, you are not on the POMS or cheer team).Helena, Marlena, Lindsey (tap dance captains) will attend to assist Dee with instruction.
Wednesday 9-12 will be for students with dance experience (dancer in Cats, dance with a studio, dance captains,POMS team, cheer, ect.)and/or limited tap experience. (Helena, Marlena, Lindsey have the day off).
Thursday 9-12 will be for tap dance captains and those chosen after the workshop to dance a solo or duet tap. (Helena, Marlena, Lindsey, and soloists TBD)
Chris will come today and get extra tutoring (Fee is $75)
Friday 9-12 will be for all tappers.
Chris will come today
There will be NO other August rehearsals. The tap workshop will be the summer workshop.
Tap Review will be one day a week during Patriot Time. Day TBD.
Sept 5, 7 Kings of NY tap review 2:30-5.
The 10th thru the 24th will be for vocal rehearsals only. Group A Newsies, Pulitzer, Bunsen, Seitz, Hannah, Jack, Katherine, Medda, Crutchie, Davey, Les may be needed. All others will not be needed until after the 24th. There are a few dance rehearsals mixed in there for tap (the POMS conflict will be sorted out between the adults and we will let you know).
*Understudies should attend vocal rehearsals when possible for their assigned character so they know the material
10th 2:30-5:00 Carrying the Banner (all Versions), Brooklyn Newsie song (Group A Newsie parts). Needed- Group A Newsies, Jack, Crutchie
11th 2:30-5:00 Carrying the Banner(Nun Part), Brooklyn Newsies,I Never Planned Beauties part, That’s Rich. Needed - Medda, Nuns, Beauties, Brooklyn Newsies **Tap for Kings, all Newsies at the workshop***
12th 2:30-5:00 Seize the Day, all versions. Needed - Jack, Davey, Les, Group A Newsies
13th 2:30-5:00 Jack, Crutchie, Katherine (Santa Fe, I Never Planned, Something To Believe In, Refuge, Prologue) ***Tap Review, All Newsies at the Workshop***
14th 2:30-5:00 World Will Know and Once and For All. Needed - Group A Newsies, Jack, Davey, Les, Crutchie
17th 2:30-5:00 Kings of NY, Finale. Needed- Group A Newsies, Jack, Davey, Les, Crutchie, Katherine
18th 2:30-5:00 What What Happens Both Versions, Go over Jack and Katherine Songs too. Needed- Jack, Katherine, Davey, Les, Romeo, Specs, Race
19th 2:30-5:00 Review. Jack, Davey, Les, Crutchie, Group A Newsies (Katherine optional)
20th 2:30-5:00 Pulitzer, Hannah, Bunsen, Seitz ***Tap Review, All Newsies at the Workshop***
21st and 24th 2:30-5:00 Full Vocal Review of the Show. All vocalists needed.
25th 2:30-4:30 Kings of NY Tap rehearsal, All Newsies at Workshop
26th 2:30-5:00 Line Check Rehearsal Act 1.If you have lines in Act 1, you must be present.
OCTOBER Group A and B Newsies will be needed for choreo days unless otherwise noted, Actors with dialogue or solos or vocal parts in any scenes need to be there on that day. Check the script and/or the breakdown to be sure if you are needed or not. Group C Newsies will come in once set towers are ready (TBD). They will likely be needed this month at all rehearsals depending on who moves what in each scene. A schedule of who moves what-when will be available as soon as the set designs are fully rendered (Hopefully by late August)
Week 1 (2:30-5:00): Monday: Choreo Carrying the Banner (Group A and B Newsies,Jack, Crutchie) Tuesday: Carrying the Banner Choreo on stage, Act 1 Scene 2, Act 2 Scenes 4 and 8 (Pulitzer, Hannah, Bunsen, Seitz, Nuzio) in theater room. Wednesday: Choreo Carrying the Banner and tap Review (all rappers needed until 3:30) (Group A and B Newsies, Jack, Crutchie) Friday: Prologue and Scene 1 Blocking with Choreo (Group A and B Newsies, Katherine, Darcy, Bill, Weisel, Delancey Brothers, Davey, Les, Crutchie, Jack
Week 2 (2:30-5:00): Monday: Choreo review Tap and Carrying the Banner (Tap Newsies, and Group A and B Newsies) Tuesday: Act 1 Scenes 3, 4 with Choreo for Beauties (Jack, Davey, Les, Medda, Beauties, Bill, Darcy, Stage Manager) Wednesday: The World Will Know Choreo/Blocking (Jack, Davey, Les, Crutchie, Group A and B Newsies). Review all other choreo time permitting. Thursday: What What Happens, Santa Fe, Something to Believe In (Jack and Katherine Only)
Week 3 (2:30-5:30): Monday: Act 1 Scenes 2, 3, 4, 6 (Katherine part) and 7, and 9 Tuesday: Music Review (will end at 5) If you earned the music, you are needed today! Wednesday: Act 1 Prologue, Scene 1, Scene 5 And Tap Review.
Week 4 (2:30-5:30): Monday: Seize the Day Choreo (TBD) Wednesday: Seize the Day Choreo (TBD) Friday: Seize the Day Scene with Choreo (will not include fight scene, we will learn that later). *who comes what day for Seize the Day will depend on how we structure the dance/scene. This will be decided at a later date.
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