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Well Hello, Dolly!

Good day, everyone –

I’m excited to announce that the spring musical will be the classic, “Hello, Dolly!”  It’s currently playing on Broadway with Bette Midler in the title role (Bernadette Peters takes over in mid-January!)  This is an iconic musical with a slew of roles for everyone!  I’m looking forward to co-directing this show with Julia Fiske Deter (who just choreographed “Annie” at the middle school). Julia will also handle the choreography for this show, and I will be the music director.

Tryouts will be the night we get back in January (Tuesday January 2nd), so I’m making the singing materials available now.  Also, the script is uploaded so that you can read it ahead of time.

For the tryouts, you should signup for one of the three 60-minute time-slots via this signup genius link:

It doesn’t matter which time you sign up for, each hour will be the same!  It’s just a way to see everyone in a more organized manner, and keeps you from staying more than an hour on this night.  If you can’t figure this out, you can just show up to one of the time slots, but you will be seen as time permits.

You will sing one of the two song choices (though you should prepare both of them, just in case), and participate in a movement call with Julia.  After the hour, you’re done for the evening.  I will post a callback sheet (on the LHS Drama website – by the end of Wednesday.  Everyone will not be called back – just those we need to see more from.  And remember, not being called back does NOT mean that you won’t get a featured role, it just means that we saw what we needed to see on Tuesday.

Email me with any questions – I’m looking forward to working with you on this fun musical!

Mr. Bergman

“Early is on time, on time is late!”

January 2 – VOCAL & DANCE tryouts

Tryout materials can be found here.

– You will sign up for one of three sessions via signup genius – everyone will SING and everyone will DANCE.

6PM – 7PM

7:15PM – 8:15PM

8:30PM – 9:30PM

Female roles:

Higher voices (including Irene and Minnie) should prepare:

  1. Ribbons Down My Back – m.11-40
  2. It Only Takes a Moment (reprise) – m. 11-27

Lower voices (including Dolly and Ernestina) should prepare:

  1. Put My Hand In – m.1-38
  2. Hello, Dolly – m.8-40

Male roles (all):

  1. Sunday Clothes – m. 1-36
  2. It Only Takes a Moment – m.1-35

To be considered for an Ensemble role only (which includes several large production numbers, both singing and moving), prepare:

  1. Hello, Dolly – m. 159-end


News about the Spring 2018 musical

From Mr. Bergman:

There have been some questions and concerns about the status of the spring musical, so here’s an update…

Will there be a spring musical? Absolutely.

Is the spring musical changing from Wedding Singer? Yes.

Do I know what it is changing to? Not yet. When I know, i will pass the information to Mr. O’Neill, who will upload it here on the website, along with specific tryout materials.

Who will be directing it? Me, and an adult assistant director / choreographer. I’m looking forward to working with everyone on it!

Are the tryout dates, or the production dates, changing? No. Tryouts are scheduled for the evenings of January 2 and 4 in the high school auditorium. There will be a couple of rehearsals in January (dates and times TBA), and a read through on Sunday evening at 7pm on February 4. Rehearsals will be (mostly) Sundays, Tuesdays (some Wednesdays) and Thursdays for February and March.

Availability and attendance will affect casting: if you can commit to the show, come join us! If you have conflicts (from athletics to jobs), please consider in advance whether you can commit to the show, as it’s only fair to those who will make the time.

Good Friday is Match 30 (no rehearsal) and Easter is April 1 (no rehearsal) but there will be some type of rehearsal on March 31.

Performances are Friday April 6 @7:30, Saturday April 7 @7:30, and Sunday April 8 @4pm.

If you have other questions about the show, you can email me. Thanks!