Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Drama Club Presidency 2018-2019

Thanks to all who applied for Drama Club Presidency for the 2018-2019!

Here is the Drama Club Presidency list for the 2018-2019 school year:

President – Brooklyn Crosby
Vice President – Emma Apsley
Secretary – Abram Berry
Publicity/Activities – Sara Holbrook
Historian – Gracie Awerkamp
Financial /Fundraising Chair – Stephanie Triptow
Improv Chair – Isabelle Siebeneck
Tech Rep – Caroline Wolf
Sophomore Rep – Dylan Thomas   


Congrats to our new presidency! I ask that all members of the Alta Theatre Family support their peers in this decision.  If you wish for feedback, please see me after school and I'd be happy to speak with you.  For all new AND old presidency members, please meet in the Theatre Room at 2:30pm TUESDAY, May 15th to plan the upcoming banquet.  Thank you all and we love you (appropriately)! :) 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Performance-Based Classes 2018-2019

Congrats to all who have made it into our advanced classes for the 2018=2019 school year!  Please let Miss Struiksma know if you are not planning on doing on of these classes.  If you have any questions about the classes, please let her know.  Excited to have you all next year!

Theatre 3
Gwyn Fowler
Aurie Ackerman
Abram Berry
Lauren McHenry
Lucas Olsen
Sadie Delahunty
Tyler Frampton
Emma Egbert
Peighton Kimball
Kate Davis
Zoe Hohenshelt
Katie Drennen
Ryan Rider
Kirby Blading
Olivia Bradley
Sara Holbrook
Sophie Brown
Alyssa Larsen
Sydney Trauba
Maya Williams
Brittin Smith
Jordan Brown
Charlotte May
Jake Clifford

Theatre 4
Jordan Allred
Emma Apsley
Gracie Awerkamp
Lindsey Brown
Jaycee Chenoweth
Kenedy Connelly
Analisa Fenlaw
Ashleigh Irvine
Parker Sackewitz
Isabelle Siebeneck
Millie Wilkinson
Abbey Hardy
Stephanie Triptow
Brooklyn Crosby

Stage Tech
Kirby Balding
Sydnie Evans
Avery Webster
Caroline Wolf
Ashleigh Irvine
Isabelle Siebenck
Madyson Watson
Sadie Delahunty
Gracie Awerkamp
Drake Brady
Gracie Awerkamp
Enya Westergard
Emma Egbert
Erika Woods
Lucas Jessop

Drama Club 2018-2019 Parent Permission Form

Blogger is not allowing me to upload this as a document without deleting the entry.  Therefore, you can download it off of facebook OR copy and paste below into a word document and print.  Thanks!  - Miss Struiksma 


Drama Club/Theatre Council 2018-2019
Parent Permission Form


I hereby give my student ____________________________ permission to be a part of Alta Theatre Department’s Drama Club Presidency/Theatre Council for the 2018-2019 school year.  I understand that my student will be asked to help with 3-4 events outside of school per month including, but not limited to: Drama Club Activities, auditions/workshops, spirit nights, Back-to-School Night, Club Rush, club planning meetings, etc.  Students will also be required to attend a short retreat seminar over in August 2018 and come in on two days before school begins to help with last minute classroom/club needs and Hawk Fight School.  I understand that the below expectations are to be met by my student:

·        - Student must have an accumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
o   (they risk being removed if this becomes an issue)

·       - Student must have 3 recommendations from Alta teachers – at least two must be from core subjects (already given to me by your student’s teachers)

·       - Student must be enrolled in a theatre class for the 2018-2019 school year

·       - Student must have a 3.5 or higher in his/her theatre classes

·       - Students must fill out all of the necessary forms/questions in the packet in detail

·       - Students must be willing to put in extra hours outside of school hours next year and this upcoming summer

·        - Students will be either a Junior or Senior during the 2018-2019, for the majority of positions.  There will also be a spot for a sophomore representative. 

I will support my student through the year in their duties for Drama Club and by doing so, support the Alta Theatre Department. 


Printed Name:__________________________________________


Signature:_____________________________________________


Date:________________________________________________

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

2018 Student-Directed One-Act Cast List!

Congrats to the following actors and directors! Thank you to all those who tried out - we wish we could have cast everyone. Don’t stop trying out and know we love you all and know you are all so talented!!! Great, great job! If you were cast, meet in theater room at 2:30pm SHARP on April 12th to meet with your directors and get your scripts/calanders! Congratulations again!!!

DIRECOTR: Lyndsey Nelson The Couch by Hayden Phillips

Harry- Dylan Thomas
Claire- Brooklyn Crosby
Eric- Parker Sachawitz
Jane- Addison Horcocks

DIRECTOR: Hai Mumm A Ring In The Grass by Lyndsey Nelson

Thomas- Jordan Allred
Amelia- Sophie Brown

DIRECTOR: Jaren Sierer The Burial at Thebes by Seamus Heaney

Antigone- Gwyn Fowler
Ismene- Gracie Awerkamp
King Creon- Sara Riches
Chorus 1- Isabelle Siebeneck
Chorus 2- Caleb Christensen
Guard- Tyler Frampton

DIRECTOR: Addie Wray Symphony by Addie Wray 

Kathryn- Sara Holbrook
James- Lucas Olsen

DIRECTORS: McKenna Armstrong & Zoe Bradley Will by Lila Louise Nawrocki

8- Maya Williams
11- Alice Scott
16- Kate Davis
21- Sophie Jefferson
30- Bre Howlett
50- Sydney Trauba
Sarah- Aurie Ackerman

DIRECTORS:Heather Bodine & Rachael McHenry Check Please by Jonathan Rand

Guy- Dylan Schreiber
Girl- Stephanie Triptow
Guy Dates- Abram Berry
Girl Dates- Lauren McHenry

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!