Dear MP family,
Welcome to show week. To safely manage our large company, we ask that everyone abide by the following procedures once we move our events to the theatre. Thank you, in advance, for your cheerful cooperation. It’s going to be a SUPER adventure!
Show Week consists of load-in (moving our sets over to the theatre), technical & dress rehearsals, performances, then strike (clean-up). It is a busy but exciting experience for all! Please respect all volunteers, company and TAG Team members; Prompt attendance is expected. The only acceptable excuse for absence is illness or family emergency. Note: All rehearsals at the theater will be closed; only those scheduled will be allowed to attend.
A friendly reminder that all rules which apply during school hours apply at all TAG events, including those that take place at the theatre. In addition, everyone is expected to respect the venue, supervising volunteers, and fellow company members. The atmosphere backstage must stay calm and relaxed so that everyone can hear their cues.
Arrival/departure times for all remaining TAG events may be found on the TAG Calendar. Read the event details for exact times. Promptness is expected. Please click here to let us know if you are running late. If you are more than 10 minutes late and have not contacted us, your alternate in the other cast will be called to take your place and you will not participate in that dress rehearsal or performance.
We will supervise company members per the arrival/departure times listed only. Children may not be at the theatre unattended. (Note: Company members who's parents/guardians are scheduled volunteers may come to the theatre with their adult and wait in the Black Box/Green Room per the call boards.)
All company members and volunteers must provide their own transportation to and from all events at the theatre. Carpooling is encouraged as parking is limited (Hint: Look to your casting groups with whom you will have the same call times).
All cast, RATs, alumni, & volunteers must check in and out at the Call Boards for all events at the theatre. Taking these precautions will ensure that everyone is safe and accounted for. Please have patience with this process as we make every effort to protect our kids.
Company members will sign in/out at the following call boards, just like at weekday rehearsals:
Click here for a map and here for a floor plan of the Ballard High School Performing Arts Center.
No one will be allowed backstage except for cast members, RATs, alumni, and scheduled volunteers for each event. No exceptions. Parents/guardians, if you need to get in touch with your child after they have checked in, please ask a volunteer at the Call Board and they will assist you.
For dress rehearsals: Cast members are to arrive in full costume, no hair or makeup. RATs & alumni may wear whatever they like. Scheduled volunteers must wear their complimentary MP volunteer shirts.
For performances: Cast members are to arrive in full costume with hair and make-up per the posted requirements. To view, click here. RATs are to wear their crew shirts, black pants, black socks, and RAT hats. RATs are not to wear any light-colored clothing, including shoes. Alumni are to wear the volunteer shirt given to them upon arrival and black/dark pants, socks, and shoes. Scheduled volunteers must wear their complimentary MP volunteer shirts.
Do not bring extra clothing or any personal items backstage as there is no room to change and items are easily misplaced. Entertainment will be provided.
No electronics are allowed backstage for cast members or RATs. No exceptions.
Cast members, RATs, and alumni should bring a disposable, nut-free meal to all of their scheduled events at the theatre. Do not send drinks of any kind. Water will be provided backstage at all events.
If you have a food or make-up allergy, please let us know prior to any events at the theatre by clicking here no later than Monday, March 25th.
The house doors will open 30 minutes prior to each performance. No audience members will be allowed into the theatre prior to that time. No exceptions.
Running time of the show is approximately 90 minutes.
Please click here for any costume repair needs.
Every child must check out at the call board before leaving. We know you’ll be anxious to congratulate your kiddos but please be patient with our volunteers as they account for everyone. This is a vital safety measure that everyone must respect. Company members will be released to the same callboards in waves following each event. Please do not go to the call boards to collect your children until the following times:
Curtain + 5 minutes: Penguins, Flowers, Honeybees, Neleus, Miss Smythe, Northbrook, Bird Woman, Miss Andrew
Curtain + 7 minutes: Park Strollers, Statues, Mary Poppins, Bert, Jane, Michael, George, Winifred
Curtain + 10 minutes: Katie Nanna, Suffragettes, Clerks, Chairman, Von Hussler, Mrs. Brill, Mrs. Frill, Robertson Aye, Mrs. Corry
Curtain + 12 minutes: Chimney Sweeps, Named Sweeps, RATs
The kids have worked hard and are ready to perform! The best way parents/guardians can support them is by ensuring they get ample sleep, time for school work, and “down time” during show week whenever possible so that they will be well rested for performances. Thank you for supporting them and enjoy the show!