HSM2 Week 3

Singin', Dancin', and Enjoying Our Time Together!

Building Community, One Rehearsal at a Time

Hello RRPA COMMUNITY,


We are finally hitting our stride. I am so incredibly proud of all the students and the work they are doing to put on this production. I already see the foundations of teamwork, collaboration, and innovation, blossoming on stage again!


Below, there are some critical schedule updates, including a company meeting next Monday. Please read the email below carefully.


***As a reminder, if you prefer to read this newsletter in a different language, that option is available to you at the bottom of the newsletter.


See you this week!


- The RRPA Production Team

REHEARSALS THIS WEEK: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to call time


Tuesday - 3/16 -

5:00 - 6:15 - Work This Out - Ensemble Group 1 and Any lead/named characters in the number

6:15 - 8:00 - You Are the Music In Me Rock Vers - Sharpay, Sharpettes, Troy


Wednesday - 3/17

5:00 - 5:45 - Pages 26 - 31: Kelsi, Jack Gabriella, Troy, Chad, Zeke, Martha, Ensemble Group 2

5:45 - 6:20 - Pages 31 - 39: Chad, Fulton, Troy, Sharpay, Sharpettes, Ryan

6:20 - 6:50 - Pages 43 - 46: Troy, Sharpay, Gabriella, Taylor, Sharpettes, Chad, Ryan, Zeke, Kelsi, Jack, Martha

6:50 - 7:00 - Pages 47 - 48: Sharpay, Kelsi, Troy, Sharpettes


Thursday - 3/18

5:00 - Work this Out Staging with CJ and Hess - Leads Ensemble Group 1

6:00 - Fabulous Troy's Transformation - all cast members stage in during the 1st rehearsal

6:30 - Fabulous Sharpay's Triumph - Sharpay and Sharpettes


Saturday - 3/20

11:00 - 2:00 pm - Tech Crew Build Day

TECH WEEK SCHEDULE UPDATE:

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, we will not be able to offer Tech Week Meals. As a result, we have adjusted our schedule accordingly:


TECH WEEK SCHEDULE UPDATE:


Monday, May 3rd:

10:00 am - 12:30pm - Understudies and Tech Crew

12:30 pm - 1:30pm - Lunch Break

1:30 pm - 4:30pm - Dress Rehearsal - Entire Company


Tuesday, May 4th:

5:00pm - 8:00pm - FIXES (no costumes)


Wednesday, May 5th:

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Fixes

6:00 pm - 7:45pm - Invited Dress Rehearsal (parents welcome)

7:45 pm - 8:30pm - Notes/Clean-up


Thursday, May 6th:

NO REHEARSAL - DARK - Rest.

A NOTE ABOUT VOCAL REHEARSALS

1. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE


2. CALL - TIMES: Please be flexible in staying later during your songs.

MANDATORY COSTUME SURVEY

Cast Members- Please complete this costume measurement form by Wednesday, March 17. For HSM2 we will be asking cast members to pull looks/costumes from their own closets to costume the show. However, specialty looks and some accessories will be provided by RRPA. To support the costuming class in designing these looks for you, please complete the survey below. We look forward to designing for you!


Cast Costume Measurements: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegHYsP5iXFvPIUEMY24Cmn8biRIYVgQsp9OxzO2FzYQ7fJZw/viewform?usp=pp_url

Company Meeting - Costume & Scenic Presentations

The entire cast and crew are called from 3:30 - 4:45 pm on Monday, March 22nd to go over costuming and scenic designs and expectations. Crew - you are also called as you will be involved in the costuming and scenic design aspects.

MAY 3RD CONFLICTS

If you are taking the AP Physics Test on May 3rd, please fill out this form so that we can mark you as excused.


***We are doing our best to limit rehearsals to honor our AP students' scholarly work.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE - UPDATED

Friday, May 7th:

5:30pm - 6:45pm - Call Time

7:00pm - 9pm - OPENING NIGHT


Saturday, May 8th:

10:30 am - 11:30 am - Call Time

11:30 am - 1:30 pm - UNDERSTUDY PERFORMANCE - *** Any understudy who wants to may perform in this understudy performance. Tickets will be on sale for parents/friends/family.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - LUNCH PROVIDED - CAST PARTY ON PATIO

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - HSM2 - Matinee

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Dinner Provided/Senior Speeches

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - HSM2 - Closing Night/Senior Night

9:00 pm - 12:00 am - HSM2 - Strike (entire company, if parents can help, please do!)

SPIRIT WEAR

As a reminder, we ask that all students wear RRPA Gear to all rehearsals. To purchase RRPA Spirit Gear, you can head over to our spirit store.


SPIRT WEAR STORE

FUNDRAISING REMINDERS

The Covid-19 Pandemic is having a tremendous impact on our budget. We are asking that every student help by participating in fundraising opportunities providing through the production. We will be unable to do our door-to-door campaign for the second year in a row (although a virtual option is forthcoming).


There are three options for participating in our fundraising. We kindly ask that all students participate in at least 1 option. If you have difficulty with fundraising, please reach out to anthony.cimino-johnson@lcps.org as soon as possible.


1. OUTDOOR FLOWER SALES - These flowers are beautiful. Information is forthcoming. Please sell 3 Flats of Flowers. Flowers are now on sale through our website at www.rockridgeperformingarts.org


2. DONOR/ADVERTISEMENT - Please secure a donor or advertiser for a minimum of $75.


3. DONATE A $75 Opt-Out Fee - Paid at the time of registration.


We appreciate all of your support in these challenging times.

OFFICIAL HSM2 WEBPAGE

OUR RESOURCE PAGE IS GROWING! Check it out!


1. Previous Emails and Communication

2. Policies

3. Calendar

4. Easy access point to the registration system


This is for you! If you'd like to see anything else added to the resources section, just ask, and we'll see what we can do.

HOW TO READ THE CALENDAR

Our rehearsal calendar is located on our website. You can also click the button below to access our calendar. We know this calendar is full and can sometimes be confusing. Here is what to look for:


1. Look for the HSM:2 Rehearsal. Rehearsals begin in early March.

2. Open the rehearsal and look at the information.

3. Look for either your name or your ensemble's name.

4. If it reads "Entire Cast" or "Entire Company," that is you!

5. Please arrive 15 minutes before rehearsal to take temperatures and fill out the covid screening form.


***The production team will complete the rehearsal calendar after the 16th when registration is closed, and conflicts have been submitted.

VIRTUAL ASYNCHRONOUS PARENT MEETING

Our parent meeting is both online and asynchronous. Please be sure to visit our PARENT MEETING PAGE, browse through the slideshow, and fill out the confirmation form.

COMMUNICATION THROUGH "REMIND"

We will be using the app Remind to communicate critical information with you on a timely basis.


STEP 1: Download the REMIND App

STEP 2: Text 81010 the message @rrpahsm2

STEP 3: Enjoy messages from the Team

FORGOT TO REGISTER?

Please complete the registration before your first rehearsal. If you are having difficulty registering for HSM2, please email anthony.cimino-johnson@lcps.org.

NEW PHONE NUMBER - CALL OR TEXT

That's right! You can now call or text us at 703-596-2522. If you are running late or need to get in touch with us urgently, please feel free to call or text at 703-596-2522. Mr. CJ manages this phone number, so if your rehearsal is a vocal/choreography/tech rehearsal, he will do his best to forward your text.


The phone number is not monitored after 7 pm and on weekends.