DAY 1 UPDATES

GRADES 4 - 9: July 8th, 2019

THANK YOU!

It was an awesome and fun first day here at Rock Ridge Performing Arts Broadway Bound program! Thank you to everyone who helped make sign-in this morning fast and efficient! We're sorry it was raining, but are hopeful you were able to stay dry!


Today, students had a blast! They toured the facility with their counselors and then learned a dance from the musical. After which, half of the students were in call-backs while the other half took a Master Class in audition from Jacob Fischer and Mickaila Perry, from NYC, about how to audition for future productions! Additionally, students learned music from Ms. Carlock and Ms. Janoschka! We can't wait to work with all of your students!


Below are a few reminders as we prepare for day 2.

COMMUNICATION

We know we send out a lot of information, but please do your best to read the emails and participate fully. If you are experiencing challenges with our communication platform, please email me directly and we can try to help.

STAFF

If you would like to learn more about our staff, we've created a staff page for you! Get to know our staff and where they come from when your children come home talking about them!

TICKETS

Tickets are for sale at rrpa.booktix.com. Seating is reserved. Today we sent out complimentary codes for you, as every registered child received 2 complimentary General Admission tickets. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Please wait to see which cast your student is cast in before purchasing tickets for the performances.

T-SHIRTS

T-shirts were given out today. Unfortunately, some parents, when registering their students clicked on the wrong sizes. We did our best to accommodate appropriate sizes. Please wear the show shirts on THURSDAY for a company photo!


EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT ORDERS: If you ordered an exclusive Mulan T-Shirt, they will be given out tomorrow!

WATER BOTTLES

Students received exclusive MULAN, JR Water Bottles! ilease note though, that these water bottles are not dishwasher safe and that they should be only hand washed. Additionally water bottles will be on sale for $10 each at all performances.

EXPRESS SIGN-IN AND OUT

EXPRESS SIGN-IN AND OUT: As a reminder, you may NOT drop off your child before 9am. You must either use our express sign-in system, where you stay in your car and create a line of cars in the parking lot, or you may walk your kids in starting at 9am. Due to staff meetings, doors do not open until 9am.


For express sign-out, please pull up to the tent, give your slip to the counselor and drive around to the bus loop. For both express pick-up and drop-off you must have a slip for safety and security purposes. Otherwise, you must do so at the registration table.


EXPRESS SIGN-OUT PAPERWORK FOR PRINT HERE


EXPRESS DROP OFF DIRECTIONS

1. Drive into the main parking lot

2. Pull up to one of the three tents

3. A Staff Member will open the doors for your child

4. Have your child hand over the slip for attendance purposes

5. Drive away and have a great day!


EXPRESS PICK-UP DIRECTIONS

1. Drive up to the pick-up tent.

2. Hand a staff member your ticket

3. They will direct you to the bus loop

4. Pick up your child while remaining in your car - your child will greet you at that entrance!

5. See you tomorrow!

ACTOR MAKE-UP DUE THURSDAY

We require students to provide their own applicators and basic make-up to prevent bacterial infections. All boys will also need this basic stage make-up. We will provide hygienic specialty make-up as well.

  1. Foundation

  2. Eye Liner

  3. Applicators

  4. Mascara

  5. Lip Stick neutral color

  6. Blush

SPIRIT BUTTONS - DUE JULY 8TH

RRPA is excited to offer spirit buttons this year to honor your camper. We began offering spirit buttons this year for all our shows and they have been a big hit with the parents. Spirit buttons are a great way to show your pride in your child and make a wonderful keepsake from their RRPA camp experience. Photos will be taken the first day of camp. The spirit buttons will be available at pick up time the Thursday before opening night and also throughout the weekend at the ticket table. Please see the following link for ordering and pricing information. If you have any questions please email Katie McDaniel at rrpabackofhouse@gmail.com


To order your spirit buttons CLICK HERE

STAR PAGES - DUE JULY 10TH

Star Pages are great way to celebrate your child's success in the playbill! Your star page can be a design of your choosing, or something our staff designs for your child. The Star Page due date is July 10th. We wanted you to have the chance to start thinking about your child's star page now!


An example of the Star Pages is on the right.


To submit your star page request CLICK HERE.

APPROPRIATE SHOES

Please make sure that your child has Jazz Shoes ready to go for the first day of Camp! We highly recommend you buy these early. While we will be providing a costume for every student, we do not provide shoes. Please visit Amazon and type in "JAZZ SHOE". Please get them in black. If you have them in tan already, that is ok, but we prefer black for this production.

LEARN THE MUSIC

To help learn the music at home please visit:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uOmlVlk7Q4&list=PL857CAD466C3F033E

MULAN, JR. CAST LIST

Casting is one of the hardest things we do here at RRPA. We take our time to discuss every student and think about where we place them so they will grow the most in the program. As a reminder, please help your child overcome any negative feelings they have. GRIT is the number one reason why performers are successful. They never give up. This is a great opportunity to discuss with your child how to overcome challenges if they are feeling some unpleasant emotions after casting.


HOW TO READ THE CAST LIST: Find your child’s ID Number and the role they will be playing.


OFF BOOK/MEMORIZED: Students are requested to be memorized by Friday, July 12th. However, students absolutely must be memorized by Monday, the 15th. Help students learn their lines and solos at home!


DISCLAIMER: All students were cast. If you do not see your number please email rebekah.hess@rockridgeperformingarts.org. We did our best to honor requests for performance dates. Please note that we were able to honor all performance date requests, but were unable to honor all friend requests as there were conflicts within the casting process.

BROADWAY BOUND CALENDAR

Calendar featuring upcoming deadlines, information, and more . . . Made just for you!