Saturday, February 17, 2018

Macbeth Rehearsal Notes 2/17

*Sophi and Lucas enter sooner in the first fight
*Jordan, your fighting intensity is AWESOME
*Caleb, don't move when you're dead
*PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH PROPS AND COSTUMES--on and off stage.  This cast has been a little careless with props.  Make sure not to leave things where they shouldn't be.
*Lyndsey, your first line can still be louder
*Addison and Lauren, don't clasp your hands in front of your body.  Find a more warriorly stance.
*Nate, don't hold your arms up as the King of Norway, it makes the Shadow look weird.
*Sara H, your braids need to be bigger
*Abbey, your stare is lit
*When witches touch Macbeth and Banquo, are you used to being touched by strangers? How does that effect you?
*Isabelle, you made a sudden movement with your knife right before you froze, and it was awesome.  When anyone has to freeze on stage, make it a sharp transition.
*LOVED when one of the witches moved Banquo's hand and then Banquo freaked out after the freeze when she realized her hand had moved.
*Banquo and Macbeth, you can add touch when joking about what the witches told you.
*Sophi and Jorja, we LOVE your relationship
*EVERYONE LOOKS SO GOOD!!!!
*Dylans--your guns look awesome
*Steph, your walk and entrance is great
*Steph, bring your necklace and we'll try it out!
*Maddie--don't forget creepy music during transitions!
*If someone misses an entrance, COVER!
*Hayden, if you want, you can use Apple Juice in your Chalice
*Hayden, realization before "I am settled"
*Banquo, I love that you sat on the chair, good break before weird sisters
*Hayden and Banquo, nice reactions and choices today!
*Hai, fantastic reactions!!!
*Witches, really nice choices!!!
*Sophie don't be so far on the boxes, you were really close to Abbey during past, present, and future bit. (Scene 8)
*Steph, when you said "now" it was fantastic!
*Hayden and Steph--amazing reactions!!!
*"Sleep no more" it's amazing :)
*Good choice when coming in with bloody hands Steph
*Rachael, fantastic choices today, but when you say "never at quiet," come in sooner
*Can the knocking get louder the longer Macduff is waiting outside?
*Nate and Sara, fantastic reactions
*I love the boots unzipped Hayden
*Rachael, be careful not to get lipstick on Nate's cloak, but the sniff was great
*Sophi, I love that you were putting on your cloak while coming in
*Hayden, after you go in and "kill the Dylans," zip your boots up for when you come back in.
*Malcolm and Donalbain, don't come in with your cloak/jacket and belts on, look a little more disheveled.
*Jorja, come in with your cloaks on your arms and put them on as you cross
*"Is it known who has done this bloody deed?" Ross line, scene 11.  Ask as a real question.  You want to know the answer.
*Sara H, I love your look back at the end of 11
*Nice entrance Isabelle!
*Someone was running backstage and we heard you.  Please be quiet backstage!
*Rachael, love that you sleep.
*Great pictures everyone!
*Sophi and Jorja--super cute today!
*I love the veins in your face Witches!  Abbey,  yours can be a little darker!
*Check in with the witches when they leave, Hayden.
*"So is she mine" --add intention on that line Hayden.  That's a pretty big shift from you and Banquo being buddy buddy, to 'I'm hiring people to kill you'
*Gracie, your costume is so prime!
*Anyone who walks off and adds a hood: good job!
*Steph, at dinner scene, you have scene Macbeth talk to ghosts once before...how does that affect your character.
*Lindsey B project
*Dylan T, you look so Bad-A (from Struiks)
*We need to work Banquo fight pacing a little
*Isabelle, don't get so close to Gracie while saying "it will be rain tonight"
*No cloaks at the dinner table
*Once Ross says her line during the dinner scene, start your vocalizations...we have an awkward silence right now.
*Don't be angry at Macbeth during the dinner scene, be freaked out!!!!
*SR tables enter sooner after intermission
*Isabelle--you are awesome as the ghost!!!
*Hayden I love the way you reacted to Banquo's second entrance
*Each person in dinner scene, get a new cup, glue it, mark it, and wash it every night.
*Hayden and Steph, you don't have to wait until your line, or the end of a line to touch each other. 
*Dry Ice looks fantastic!
*WE ARE SO PROUD!!!!!
*Dylan, if Sophie forgets that line, just move on.
*Addison, can you use different shoes for the apparition?
*Hayden, "that shall never be"  more of a realization
*WE WILL BE ADDING THE APPARITION WALK TO FIGHT CALL. I think it'll help you all be more confident.
*Caleb, hold up the mirror WAY sooner.
*Emma, you were super honest today
*Abram, enter with intent
*Abram and Amara, PROJECT
*"Poor prattler" nice delivery
*Jordan, you were mouthing Nate's lines.  LOL
*Nice interaction with Ross, Macduff
*Make sure to clean the dressing rooms every night
*WHO RUINED THE SPIRIT GUM REMOVER??? That stuff is expensive.  Take care of stuff please!
*You all need to go to bed early and drink lots of water!
*Steph, you're making such fun choices
*Be louder Lauren
*Sydney, your hair looks so good!
*Gracie, nice entrance
*Jordan, your swagger was a little weird today.
*Projection better in this scene Lauren
*Gracie and Hayden, great reactions to LM's death
*Lindsey "But know not how to do it..." Do you?  Seem more hesitant.
*Nice Siward--still project a little
*Siward, can you exaggerate your hit on Dylan?
*Hayden, nice calling for Dylan to get the extra sword
*Nate, great job today!
*"The castle is..." Be more victorious Siward!
*Quiet down once they start talking
*"Woman born..." Nate have realization before saying "I was from my mother's womb..."  Sort of a HOLY COW I CAN BEAT YOU moment.
*Nate and Hayden, great fight
*Siward, nice delivery of lines in Scene 26
*Great run all!!!!  Have a restful Sunday!!!!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

2017-2018 Region & State Team!

 2017-2018 REGION & STATE TEAM

Thank you to all who auditioned for this year’s Region & State Team!  We greatly appreciate your preparation and hard-work gearing up for auditions, and commend you for your incredible auditions.  If your name is listed below, there will be a twenty-minute MANDATORY meeting for the ENTIRE team on Wednesday, January 17th from 2:35-2:55pm.  Thank you and have a fabulous, restful long-weekend so you can come back and give it all you’ve got! :) 

Musical Theatre

Addie Wray
Christian Affleck
McKenna Armstrong
Sara Holbrook and Abby Coleman

Pantomime (Pieces to be determined/created by teams!)

Addison Horrocks and Kate Davis
Carson Spencer and Dylan Thomas
Kate Bushnell and Kate Schadewald
Sara Riches and Savana Seal

Dramatic Monologues (Pieces TBD)

Aurie Ackerman
Hayden Phillips
Kenedy Connelly
Millie Wilkinson

Humorous Monologues (Pieces TBD)

Bree Howlett
Heather Bodine
Jordan Allred
Sydney Trauba

Classical Scenes

Alisha Yockey and Jaycee Chenoweth
Isabelle Siebeneck and Stephanie Triptow
Lyndsey Nelson and Gwyn Fowler
Rachael McHenry and Lindsey Brown

Contemporary Scenes

Brooklyn Crosby and Emma Apsley
Gracie Awerkamp and Abbey Hardy
Jaren Sierer and Hailee Mumm
Zoe Bradey, Sophie Brown, and Kirby Balding

Everyone who auditioned is more than welcome to see Mrs. Barker or Miss Struiksma for feedback for your next audition! 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Macbeth Cast List


I was so impressed with all of your auditions!  Casting this show was tough!  Thank you all for trying out, and please continue to do so in the future!

Here is the cast list:

Assistant Director: Brooklyn Crosby

Macbeth:  Hayden Phillips
Lady Macbeth: Stephanie Triptow
King Duncan: Lyndsey Kay Nelson
Malcolm: Jordan Allred
Macduff: Nate Brown
Banquo: Isabelle Siebeneck
Lady Macduff: Emma Apsley
1st Witch: Sophie Brown
2nd Witch: Abbey Hardy
3rd Witch: Gwyn Fowler
Ross: Sara Holbrook
Servant: Hailee Mumm
1st Murderer/Seyton: Gracie Awerkamp
2nd Murderer/Messenger: Lindsey Brown
3rd Murderer/1st Apparition: Dylan Thomas
Donalbain/3rd Apparition: Addison Horrocks
Porter: Rachel McHenry
Lennox: Maya Williams
Menteith: Lauren McHenry
Angus: Alyssa Larsen
Captain/Caithness: Lucas Olsen
Fleance: Sara Riches
Siward: Trevor Smith
Young Siward: Caleb Christiansen
Doctor: Sydney Trauba
Son/Apparition: TBD


Ensemble:
Sophi Jefferson
Abram Berry
Jorja Smith
Dylan Schreiber


For those who I was unable to cast:  I AM STILL LOOKING FOR DESIGNERS!!!  Please check out the applications a few blog posts back and consider being a designer.  You can email me your application, or bring me a hard copy on January 2nd.  I'd still love to have you be a part of this team.  Cast members can also apply to be designers.

CAST:  Please click on the following link to access the script.  You need to print it and start memorizing IMMEDIATELY.  The first rehearsal is January 2nd, 2018.  I expect you to be memorized.   I'm asking this of you so that we can be ready for stage combat.  Memorization has to be there if you really want to develop your characters fully, play with choices, and use pointy objects. 

Macbeth Script

For those of you with few, or no lines: you will be used a lot throughout the play.  You will be used as ghosts, in battles, and as extras in various scenes.  Be EXCITED!  I am.  Be familiar with the whole script.

TIPS ON MEMORIZING SHAKESPEARE:

1. Print a hard copy of the script
2. Highlight your lines (with an actual highlighter)
3. Translate your lines into normal speak. Spark Notes Macbeth is a great resource for any lines you're really struggling with.  You'll have to dig through it though, because our script is abridged.
4. Say your lines OUT LOUD EVERYDAY. Don't let a day go by that you don't go over your lines, whether you have 2 or 2,000.
5. Have someone help you by reading your cue lines before you say each line.
6. Read over your lines before bed so your brain will process them while you sleep.
7. Give yourself plenty of breaks.  Don't burn yourself out.  Make sure you enjoy your break!  Go laser tagging or something! 

Those of you with lots of lines:  Go over all of them everyday, but focus on one scene at a time with actual memorization work.  Say and practice your lines while moving...walking, running on a treadmill, etc. 

This is going to be a FANTASTIC CAST!  Please be excited and supportive of each other, but remember to be careful not to rub it into the faces of those who may be disappointed they didn't make it.

HAVE A GREAT BREAK!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Macbeth Callback List


Here is the callback list for Macbeth:

Macbeth/L Macbeth:
Stephanie Triptow
Isabelle Siebeneck
Jordan Allred
Hayden Phillips
Emma Apsley
Sara Holbrook

Macduff:
Hayden Phillips
Jordan Allred
Nate Brown

Witches:
Abbey Hardy
Sophie Brown
Lyndsey Nelson
Sara Riches
Lauren McHenry
Sydney Trauba


I will see you bright and early tomorrow morning at 7:30 am!  Callbacks will begin promptly at 7:45!!!!!  Please look at the sides (scripts) in the blog post before this so that you can be prepared to read at the callback.   

I would encourage everyone called back to look at the Macduff slide.  A lot of you will be asked to read for Ross and Malcolm. 

REMEMBER:  just because you were not called back, does not mean you will not be cast.  Please check the blog again on Tuesday at 5:00 pm to see the final cast list.

Macbeth Callback Scripts


Macbeth/Lady Macbeth Script
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KAlSI5hZ9psv67mQqGXrwWXON2Pjshr_/view?usp=sharing


Macduff Script
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JQmXt7EafaPaglBNEkWZQahYUEE8Zoyk/view?usp=sharing


Witch Script
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pDG6SuLVN0HBrPXCle7OqOLZe_oCE4pq/view?usp=sharing