Parent Volunteer News

Into the Woods - Parent Info & Help Needed

posted Feb 26, 2019, 8:56 PM by Westside Drama Administrator

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Hello! We are really looking forward to our spring musical "Into the Woods."  Due to 'snowmageddon,' we were unable to have our planned parent meeting on Feb 13th.  Since we're rapidly approaching the final push toward opening night, we wanted to share some information and ask for your help via this email thread.  Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

 

Extended Rehearsal Times Beginning This Week

Unfortunately, due to the snow days, we missed 5 rehearsals which means we're behind in our process.  To be ready for opening night, we need to make up this time so we are extending rehearsal times by approx 1 hour each day.  We will stagger cast member calls as best we can to limit the # of days they're at rehearsal later.  Rehearsal times are posted at http://www.westsidedrama.com/productioncalendar.  (Note: while we try to keep this as current as possible, please note that times can change.)  


Also, as is true of every production, as we get closer to opening night, rehearsals will be longer and students will be home later. We work hard to get them home as soon as we can every day but, no matter how you cut it, preparation is time consuming. Please know that I want your kids to do well in school and I want them to get sleep - and - theatre is a commitment, and March is an investment. Please bear with us for a few weeks. We have high standards and put out strong shows which takes time, effort and trust.  Thank you in advance for your support!

 

Meals Needed During Tech Rehearsals - beginning March 9th.

When families provide meals during tech rehearsals, we are much more efficient. Shorter meal times enable us to work faster and hopefully get home earlier. We are hoping for your help providing meals for all rehearsals beginning March 9th. Get more details and sign up here.  (If you can't provide a meal, please consider donating toward the cost of a purchased meal ie: pizza or Subway, etc.  Well-fed kids concentrate better, work faster, and go home sooner!)

  

Help With Costumes, Set Build, Props, etc.
We always need help building, painting, organizing, etc. If you are available to help during build weekends, March 9/10, 16/17, 23/24, we'll be there 10am-4pm.  Come by any time! 

If you're interested in helping with some simple sewing for costumes, please reach out to Jody Jinneman at 206-300-2959 or jinneman@quidnunc.net  

Concessions - Donate Items and/or Work the Booth On Performance Nights

This is a great way to support the program. It's super easy and all proceeds benefit the Drama & Music programs. We need donations of bottled water, sodas, baked goods, candy bars, chips, etc. for the concession stand.  We also need folks to sell concessions each night.  Get more details and sign up here.

 

Spread the Word and Help Us Fill the Audience!

For every show we distribute posters to local businesses and the cast and crew purchase t-shirts to advertise the show.  Emails always go out to West Seattle Herald and West Seattle Blog.  We'd love your help promoting the show and helping us fill the audience every night!

 

A FEW OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Need More Information?
    • Show information including rehearsal dates/times is always available on westsidedrama.com. You can check the production calendar for any scheduling questions - note that times may be subject to change.

  • Got Questions? Feel free to or email me at Finley@westsidedrama.com or email our Stage Manager, Jackson, at espeut.jackson.2019@gmail.com  or text her at 206-769-9224.  

  • Need to Reach Your Child During Rehearsal or Performance?  Please text Jackson at 206-769-9224.

 

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions and forward to anyone we may have missed.

Thank you for supporting your child and their commitment to the show. We couldn't do it without you!

 

Finley

 

  

Fools - Important Info re: Tech Meals & More (Please Read)

posted Oct 12, 2018, 9:40 AM by Westside Drama Administrator

Hello! We are really looking forward to the fall show, "Fools."  As we head into the last few weeks of rehearsals, we need your help!  

 

1. Tech Meals - Help Feed Hungry Teens!

When families provide meals during tech rehearsals, we are much more efficient. Shorter meal times enable us to work faster and hopefully get home earlier. Get more details and sign up here.  (If you can't provide a meal, please consider donating toward the cost of a purchased meal ie: pizza or Subway, etc.  Well-fed kids concentrate better, work faster, and go home sooner!)


2. Help Build Sets, Props & Costumes, etc. - October 20/21, 27/28, 10am-4pm

We always need help building, painting, organizing, sewing, etc. Come by any time!  


3. Concessions - Donate Items and/or Work the Booth

We need donations of bottled water, sodas, baked goods, candy bars, etc. for the concession stand.  We also need folks to sell concessions each night. Get more details and sign up here.


4. Show Promotion - Help Get the Word Out!

Feel free to send friends and family to the website, forward the poster attached to this email, or post the attached image on Instagram.  We always distribute posters to local businesses, and the cast and crew have the option to purchase t-shirts to advertise the show.  We also email the West Seattle Herald and West Seattle Blog.  Got other ideas for where/how to get the word out? We'd love your help promoting the show and filling the audience every night. If you want to help with marketing and promotion, please email admin@westsidedrama.com



A FEW OTHER NOTES:

  • Show Dates: Nov 8, 9, 10 and 14, 15, 16 at 7:30pm
  • Rehearsal Times: starting the week of Oct. 29, rehearsals will begin to go to 8pm+. We work hard to get everyone home as soon as we can.  Producing high quality theatre is a commitment, and these few weeks are an investment. Thank you for your understanding and support!

  • Need More Information? all show information including rehearsal/performance dates/times is available on westsidedrama.comPlease note - times may be subject to change.

  • Got Questions? Feel free to email the director, Dan Weiner, at dmweiner@seattleschools.org, me at Finley@westsidedrama.com or our Stage Manager, Devon, at darwin.devon.2020@gmail.com  

  • Need to reach your student during rehearsal or performance?  Please text Devon at 206-294-6563.

Thank you for supporting your student and their commitment to the show!   

 

As always, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Finley


** Original email sent 10.11.18 **


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