Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer is....PRACTICING!

We are exactly ONE MONTH away from showtime! December 12th at 1:15 PM & 6:30 PM is when Elf: A Musical Tall Tale takes the stage at Eastern....will you be ready?  Practicing is a MUST for all cast members!


Learn the lyrics: http://easternpac.blogspot.com/p/elf-lyrics.html

Practice with the music: Sparklejollytwinklejingley (Backing Track)
                                    Christmastown (Backing Track)
                                    A Christmas Song (Backing Track)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Smiling's my favorite!

What a great read-through on Monday! Fantastic energy from the entire cast and crew of Elf!  Now, it's time to get down to business.  Go here to check out the REHEARSAL SCHEDULE for this fall.  If your family is new to PAC, you'll notice that your child may not need to stay every week for rehearsal. Please read through the schedule carefully and find when your child's character(s) is listed.  ALL CAST, of course, means everyone needs to stay.  In December, our rehearsals will be extended and some Thursday rehearsals will be added, so please add those to your calendar.

Also, take a look at the PROP LIST needs for Elf.  We always count on our friends and families for some fabulous props and set pieces!  You never know what's in someone's closet or whose mom might be fabulous at creating Pinterest masterpieces!

Finally, check here over the next few days for COSTUME SHEETS for all characters. These sheets are downloadable PDF files.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

2013-2014 PAC Season announced...and it's a doozy!

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!  It's taken some doing, but as soon as I heard that Elf had hit Broadway, I had to get my hands on the soundtrack. The tunes are catchy and stick with you...kind of like the story.  Just like The Polar Express and Grinch, I knew our kids had to somehow bring this new Christmas classic to the stage in a family-friendly, time-sensitive (yes, under an hour) way!  All of the favorite Buddy catch-phrases are there, lots of heart-warming scenes, but most of all, some feel good, toe-tapping tunes and tons of great parts for many of our talented kids to show off their amazing acting, dancing and vocal skills.  I'm very excited about this show!

There are over 25 speaking parts plus various solos/ensembles in Elf. We'll have auditions for characters next Monday, September 16th during PAC rehearsal. If a member of PAC knows a particular part they'd like ahead of time, they can talk to be before Monday and arrange to audition during one of my planning periods this week. (Highly recommended.)  Performance date for Elf: A Musical Tall Tale is December 12th at 1:15 PM & 6:30 PM.

In the spring, we'll be heading under the sea.  Big, big plans underway as the set is already being designed for this one!  If only I could audition for Ursula!!!  Maybe we should start doing faculty/parent only productions and have the kids in the audience....hmmm..... Performance dates for The Little Mermaid, Jr. are May 14th at 9:30 AM & 1:15 PM and May 15th at 7:00 PM.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

PROP list for Seussical, Jr.

HUGE thank you to Mrs. Collins & Mrs. Reeves for tackling the PROP LIST for this show!  If you have any of the items on the list below, please email one of these ladies and let them know so it can get marked off! Anything listed in PURPLE can be a crafted item for you artsy, Pinterest types! :)

  • Horton's clover (click here for idea)
  • lots of clover flowers (similar but not identical to Horton's)
  • hand held microphone (does not need to work)
  • red and white golf umbrella (click here for pic) - Barber
  • plywood cut out of a bathtub (click here for idea)
  • blue satin or lame fabric for water
  • four life preserver rings/swimmer wings
  • Several blue/purple feather boas (Gertrude's tail)
  • ukulele or small guitar - Curry
  • white lab coat for Lindsey (CAT) - Curry
  • pill berry bush (click here for idea) - Harris
  • two buckets (Horton gets seasick)
  • piano or keyboard - HAVE (Eastern's)
  • large egg (nine to twelve inches) red with white polka dots (click here for idea) - Harris
  • two medium squirt guns or one large one (for Cat to use on Horton)
  • "Lot 39" Seusseby's auction sign (click here for idea) - Barber
  • long winter scarf - Tackett
  • post card from palm beach - must be large enough to see from audience
  • confetti snow
  • icicles (Christmas tree type)
  • two butterfly nets (for Hunters)
  • beach chair (and umbrella?) - Harris
  • tray and drink with a paper umbrella and straw
  • large bottle of sunscreen 
  • large, bright (working) flashlight - Curry's
  • gavel - Mr. Denney

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Rehearsal fun...

Jojo, Horton, Mayzie & Gertrude working on some blocking during Thursday's rehearsal!

Looking great!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think

Hey Everyone!  Check out this great opening number from The Columbus Academy's Seussical, Jr.  This is one of my FAVORITE versions of this number on YouTube!  Pay attention to their:

  • Facial expressions
  • Excitement on stage
  • Body positioning
  • Blocking
  • Voice projection

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Lyrics to Group Numbers

Below are links to lyric sheets to the BIG numbers in the show that involve the large ensembles.  These should print just fine from your home computer!  PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

COSTUMES for Seussical, Jr.

Seuss Families,

Please find your Seussikid's character(s) listed below and click the link to view his/her costume sheet.  Please remember that these costumes are simply suggestions of the overall "look" for that character and needs not be identical to the sheet (although that would be awesome)!  In most cases, places to shop have been listed to help make it as painless and budget friendly as possible!

Mrs. Curry

Friday, March 1, 2013

Eastern PAC Presents SEUSSICAL, JR.

Eastern Elementary Performing Arts Club
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss
Music by Stephen Flaherty    Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty & Eric Idle

MAY 15th at 9:30 AM & 1:15 PM (School Only)
MAY 16th at 7:00 PM (Community)

Admission: $3 adults/$2 students