2020 Virtual Holiday Bazaar

Check out the food and merchandise the Fine Arts Boosters of Littleton have available for sale for the 2020 Virtual Holiday Bazaar, including a new “Dramatic” shirt design, and help support the performing arts in Littleton Public Schools!

Wednesday Meeting Notes

Hi everyone,

Here are the highlights from the meeting:

– Technical difficulties

– Played a game

– Lots of things are still up in the air, but we will be doing a filmed performance

Audition Monologues      – I know that these are challenging, and doing a monologue is intimidating. I am not expecting perfection, just the best you can do.

form

– Tech: hoping to add design (you’ll notice in the form) and filming help

– Choose 1-2 monologues to familiarize yourself with, I’ll hold some meetings next week to help you with them. At auditions (date TBD) you’ll only do 1.

– Hopefully I’m not forgetting anything. I won’t have everyone’s emails until they fill out the form, so forward this to anyone else who is interested 🙂

I’m excited to get started! As always, email me with any questions.


2020 FABL Annual Meeting

The Fine Arts Boosters of Littleton (FABL) will hold its annual meeting on Monday, November 2nd, 2020 at 7:30pm.

Please see the announcement at the FABL web site.

Beauty and the Beast startup and auditions!

From Music Director Kathryn Denney:

Hello Littleton Drama! We wish you all a safe and happy school vacation, and want you to spread this important information to anyone you think might be interested.

Beauty and the Beast 2020 will begin on January 2, 2020 with a meeting of cast parents at 6:00. Cast members will begin at 6:30 by singing together, learning a few songs, playing acting games and reviewing acting skills, dancing together and learning some dances.

For the first three rehearsals, we will be getting to know each other, learning music and dancing, and learning the ensemble numbers from the show. These rehearsals are:
Thursday, January 2 from 6-8:30
Saturday, January 4 from 9-12
Monday, January 6 from 3:30-6:30

Auditions will be EITHER Wednesday, January 8 between 3:30 and 6:30, OR Thursday, January 9 between 6 and 8:30. More information will be distributed at the rehearsals on January 2, 4, and 6.

Happy vacation, happy holidays and happy New Year!

Drowsy Chaperone CAST LIST and first few rehearsal info

Hey kids,
Thanks for your amazing auditions!!   This was a DIFFICULT show to cast, as there were SO many great reads and amazing voices!!    Yaaaaaayyyyy!!    I am super excited to get started, and will be working on the rehearsal schedule this week.   We WILL be doing a read thru on Thurs., Feb. 7 at 7:00 pm in the auditorium, and the first music rehearsal will be Sat., Feb 9 at 10:30-1:00 in the auditorium.  I am still waiting for the contract for the rights, so will have to run off the librettos to use until we can get them….

We will be doing all music rehearsals in Feb., with maybe some choreo. starting as the numbers are learned.   When you know which numbers you are in, please try to learn them as soon as possible, so we can get the choreo started.   You can find most of the numbers on YouTube….    Blocking will be in March, as well as putting it all together, and then continue to polish in April.   Since we have Feb. break and April break with no rehearsals, I expect everyone to do A LOT on their own to make this show fabulous!!   We also don’t have the auditorium in May, but for a few times, so I am planning on having the show ready to go by the end of April…..with tech, etc. happening then.   We will be using a lot of roll on flats, with set pieces, so they can be stored by the side and not get into the way.  

Anywho—–here is the full cast list!!

Thank you all for accepting your parts!!   This is going to be such fun, no matter what part you are……AND remember……EVERY part is IMPORTANT to the story!!   This show is a perfect example of ensemble work…..we ALL need to work together!!

Love you all!   Have a great day!!

The Drowsy Chaperone auditions

The auditions for the musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, are on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 3:00pm at The Cannon Theatre, 410 Great Rd. and on Mon. night, Jan. 28 at 5:30pm in the high school auditorium.   Be prepared to read cold from the script. Prepare 32 measures of a song from a musical.

Email scannon@thecannontheatre.org for a specific audition time!

FABL Annual Meeting Monday, November 5th

The Fine Arts Boosters of Littleton (FABL) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization focused on enhancing the arts programs within the Littleton Public Schools. FABL will be hosting its third Annual Members Meeting on Monday, November 5th from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Littleton High School Library Seminar Room. This meeting is open to the public. All parents with children involved in the Littleton Drama, Band, or Choral programs are strongly encouraged to attend.

At this meeting, the following main topics will be covered:

  • Election of two members to the FABL Board of Directors
  • Nomination of the FABL Officers to vote for by the Board of Directors
  • FABL Financial Review

Please see the attached PDF document for more detail on the meeting and consider volunteering some of your time to this parent-run organization!

FABL Annual Meeting Invitation Letter

Fall play: Anne of Green Gables

Announcement time! We are happy to officially announce that Shawn Cannon from the Cannon Theatre will be directing the play and the musical this year at the high school. Auditions start next week (see below for details) Shawn is not expecting the kids to come in having practiced a part. They will be doing a “cold read” in groups. However, there will be six copies of the script in the LHS library that they can go in and look at if they want to. Since Shawn was just barely hired, the details of the performance and practices will be worked out on Monday after a meeting with Dr. Harrington. But we wanted to make sure that you at least know when the auditions are. Thank you for your patience and support as we welcome Shawn to our fine arts community!

Auditions at the LHS Auditorium:
Thursday, September 20th, 6:30-9:00pm
Monday, September 24th, 4:00-6:30pm
Please contact Shawn @ scannon@thecannontheatre.org for an audition time!

Update for auditions

From Mr: Bergman…

For Tuesday evening, you will be singing AND moving. So remember:

Dress nicely for your singing audition. This tells the directors that you care about being in the show, and when you look nice, you feel and sound better.

There will also be a dance / movement portion to the audition, so bring a pair of comfortable shoes, and clothing that you can move around in comfortably.

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 – www.littletonhighschooldrama.com) 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