Loyal Heights Elementary Theatre Arts Group (TAG) is a LHPTA sponsored Enrichment Program and abides by the established qualifications for such. In addition to reinforcing the LHPTA's mission statement, this program's specific goals are:
Provide all interested Loyal Heights students positive, relevant introductions to theatre arts.
Produce quality theatre arts productions and education at our school.
Encourage and support family participation.
Encourage positive character qualities.
Each year we take several steps to achieve these goals:
All students are invited to participate. All who audition are secured as cast members and all interested students in 4-5 grade may participate as the Rehearsal Assistant Team (RATs). This all-inclusive approach secures our Enrichment Program status and provides significant savings towards production costs. We specifically chose scripts that accommodate acting, singing and dancing, exposing the company to a full musical theatre experience. The number of roles are expanded from the original scripts, usually about 30 roles, to accommodate all students interested in participating and every effort is made to balance the roles and creatively interpret the script as much as possible within the legal constraints of our license agreements. We take many thoughtful steps to make the necessary casting element a positive experience for all. Knowing each will have a unique experience, we make considerable effort to ensure that every company member knows they are an integral part of the company, that they will be prepared, that they will be seen and heard, and that they'll have fun.
The entire LHE community is invited to participate through volunteer opportunities, listed on The TAG Team and I Can Help pages, no prior experience is necessary. In addition, Enrichment opportunities may be offered in an effort to provide broader based cultural and theatre arts exposure to the company and school. Our Alumni program solidifies our commitment to past TAG members by providing continuing, hands-on theatre arts experiences as well as opportunities to serve as positive role models and mentors for our current cast members. Finally, scholarships & subsidies are available for dues & tickets so that all in our LHE community may be involved.
We extend gratitude to the LHPTA for supporting theatre arts at our school. For more information about our PTA or to make a 100% tax deductible donation, please visit our LHPTA website.