Welcome to Mary Poppins Jr.!
I’m Bert, your local chimney sweep, screever, man of all trades. I feel what’s to ‘appen all ‘appened before so I’m here to guide you through the MP adventure. Please read the TAG Times to stay in tune with it all.
-Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays immediately after school until 4pm and Wednesdays until 3pm. Only company members called (ie. listed on specific Calendar events) may attend TAG events.
-All events will be posted on the TAG Calendar. This is the lifeline to our company; Please check it often. The event titles for weekday rehearsals list company members called to each event. Events that affect most or all of the company are listed by event name. Details for all events (including locations, songs, musical numbers, pages of the script, etc.) are listed in the body of each event. Also included within the event details, below the title/date/location, is a direct link to download events onto your personal ICS or Google calendars.
-Parents/guardians MUST to notify their teacher of the days their actor is called to rehearsal. (Hint: Send your teacher an email each Monday for the week.)
-All cast members should come to their rehearsals with their lines and lyrics memorized for the scenes to be rehearsed (noted in each Calendar event).
-Contact us by noon tomorrow, Oct. 16, if your actor is registered for NKS, B&GC, &/or be walking home from rehearsals. Please include your actor’s name, role, and the reoccurring dates that apply.
-Parents/guardians MUST contact TAG by noon on any given day if their company member is planning to walk home after rehearsal.
-Company members registered for NKS should come to rehearsals when called. TAG will return them to NKS following rehearsals.
-Company members who attend one of the Boys and Girls Clubs: We tried to arrange B&GC vans to transport these company members after weekday rehearsals. Unfortunately, due to B&GC staffing shortages this is no longer a possibility. Please fill out the B&GC Survey if you would like to participate in a carpool to these specific after school clubs.
-The TAG TIMES (company correspondence) will be emailed to families and posted on the NEWS page each week. Please read the MP Welcome Letter for more info.
-Please take a few minutes to read Family Matters, a guide for actors and parents/guardians, and the Glossary of theatre terms prior to attending your first rehearsal.
-We invite all adults from the LHE and greater Ballard communities to share their time and talents through all aspects of this production. Click here for volunteer opportunities.
TAG WAGS to the casting team (Sadie Agurkis, Bret Ashlee Watson and Rachel Nichols) who encouraged all students at audition workshops, auditions and callbacks and worked diligently to find just the right role for each and every child, to Jen Haldimann who oversaw auditions and call backs and to Kali Sakai, TAG Equity Team liaison who provided insight and suggestions and was present for the final casting discussions, to Kelly Germann who taught choreography at the audition workshops and practiced multiple times with each group that auditioned at auditions, and to Gretchen O'Connell, TAG Volunteer Coordinator, who organizes our volunteers and works many of the events herself. Thanks to our amazing volunteers for helping at audition workshops, auditions, and callbacks: Tyler Donnely, Wynden Hawkins, Katrina Hupp, Ketra Konnick, Matt Marshall, Madalyn G., Pallavur Sivakumar, Alexis Cruikshank, Beth Gardner, Carrie Byron, Dani Forbess, Rebecca Robinson and Rebecca Rice and to our wonderful TAG alumni who came back to help, Gabriella W., Maya H., Tommy F. and Nora J.! We couldn't have done it without you all!
10/16 Orientation #1
10/17 Orientation #2
10/18 Weekday rehearsals begin