THURSDAY DRESS REHEARSAL (6/6/2019) INFORMATION
at The Al Ringling Theatre
4:OO THEATRE PREP
All stage hands and crew head to the stage for instructions and responsibilities/set up.
4:30 - 4:45 ALL STUDENTS MUST BE AT THEATRE
QUESTION SESSION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS
If parents choose not to attend it is their responsibility to receive the information from another parent or the information boards. We highly suggest attendance, especially to those new to our June Show. Your early release forms for Dress and Fri/Sat performances must be turned in. We will also give the last call for lost and found from studio – all unclaimed items will be donated to St. Vinny’s.
4:45 - 5:30 FINALE!
We will go through our Finale, where every BRAVO dancer has the opportunity to perform a dance together as a great closing and “thank you” to our audience. Miss Amy will walk you through the process. As soon as we get through the order smoothly, we will begin the dinner break.
5:30 - 5:59 DINNER BREAK & HOUSE CLEARING
Many families have found that bringing a light dinner saves time and money. (Food is only allowed in Concession Area of the Al Ringling. No food or beverages are allowed in the theatre)
Any non-volunteer or non-dancer will be asked to leave the theatre at this time. We will have the dancers move to sit with their classes and chaperones in the areas labeled by their song title.
If you wish to stay and watch rehearsal, we will have Dress Passes for purchase for $5.
6:00 - ? DRESS REHEARSAL
At 6:00pm, we run Dress Rehearsal as if it was the show. This means full makeup (both male and female students), full costume, full lights, and full energy. There will be a 10 minute intermission between halves, just as there will be at show. Because we have already rehearsed the finale, students are permitted to leave the theatre with their parents after their last piece is performed.
Dress rehearsal is run just like show, meaning that makeup and costumes must be show-ready. If you have questions about your costume, hair, or what your makeup should look like (both male and females are required to wear makeup for dress and show so that their features are recognizable under the bright lights), please consult the boards in the lobby.
DRESS REHEARSAL FAQ’S
What’s the purpose?
Dress rehearsal allows us a “run through” of the show without the audience to increase familiarity with timing and fluidity. It also gives us a general idea of the length of the show, along with a time to practice the Finale all together.
What time and day do I have to be there?
Please refer to the Dress Rehearsal Schedule (above). Students must be at the theatre by 4:30. Parents are encouraged stay with all children ages 13 as chaperones are not responsible for costume changes.
You must be ready to dance at 4:45 for Finale. After the finale there is a short dinner break. Packing a “cold lunch/dinner” often saves time and money. Please be wary of getting food/drinks on costumes!
At 6pm, the Dress Rehearsal (“Mock-Show”) will begin. Students must be in full costume and makeup and sitting in their designated seats – rows of chairs are labeled by class. You may leave after your last dance is performed, as Finale was rehearsed before the “Show.”
NOTE: In order to leave, dancers must have a signed Early Release Form on file for Dress Rehearsal and each Show. This is a safety precaution. If you are debating whether or not your little one will make it the whole show, please fill out an Early Release Form just in case. We would rather have them on file and not need them than deny your child’s release.
NOTE: Chaperones have been strictly instructed to release no child without a signed release form; no exception.
What should I wear?
Please refer to the costume description information in the lobby. You must wear your appropriate costume, including the style of the hair, shoes, and makeup (male and female) for each dance.
Males and females both must wear heavy makeup in order to counteract the lightings “Ghost” effect on the face. Refer to “What to Wear” for further details on costumes and makeup.
DO NOT wear nail polish, toe nail polish, jewelry of any kind (including rings, earrings, etc) or glitter. No exceptions.
Who’s allowed in the theatre during Dress?
Only the students performing and those who are working the show (chaperones, etc).
All other people, including friends, family members not watching over a child, etc. are encouraged and asked to stay home.
If you are in the theatre without a Dress Pass after 6pm, you will be asked to either purchase a pass or leave the theatre.
Am I allowed to take photos or videotape?
Only non-flash photography is allowed.
Flash photography distracts dancers and creates a hazard on stage.
If you would like a professional DVD, please fill out a DropFrame Productions form in the lobby.