• Mrs. Berger, Theatre Arts Grade 7-8

    Email: Jessamyn.Berger@allenisd.org

    Phone: 972-236-9014

    Whether you are taking Theater 1, Theater 2 OR just really love theater and want to be a part of it, I'm glad you are here. Cougar Stage is our theater department here at Curtis Middle School. Our mission is to use the stage as a tool to learn, create, play and support! 

    Theatre Arts 1 - In this class we will spend each week on a different area of theatre. Areas that we will cover include: performance, puppetry, movement, improv, props, costume design, stage combat, musicals, pantomime, playwriting and more! 

    Theatre Arts 2 - This intermediate class is for those we want to grow their theatre experience. We will go further in the areas covered in Theatre 1, AND put on a play at the end of the semester.

    For class info please visit canvas. 

     

    INFO FOR 2022 FALL SHOW

    Important Dates:

    After School Auditions

    Tuesday Aug. 23rd, Wednesday Aug. 24th

    Callbacks

    Thursday, Aug. 25th

    First 2 Rehearsals (mandatory for FULL COMPANY) 

    August 30 & 31, 3:40 - 5:30pm

    Parent Meeting

    Wednesday, August 31st @ 5:30pm

    Show Dates

    Friday, Nov. 11th @ 7pm

    Saturday, Nov. 12th @ NOON

    Saturday, Nov. 12th @ 6pm

    For Cast: 

    To audition you must for a role as cast:

    1. Sign up for a time slot on the audition board posted outside the Theatre Room the first day of school. 
    2. Memorize a short monologue (one minute or less) or choose a monologue from the selections that will be posted outside the Theatre Room on the first day of school. Be prepared to sing the first 16 bars of the song ‘King of New York’ from Newsies. 
    3. Come to your audition PREPARED (rehearse with a friend)
    4. Check the audition board Thursday morning (Aug. 25) to see if you made callbacks, and if you DID then you must plan to attend the callback auditions that afternoon. Callbacks is a second opportunity for the directors to see more of your talent. 
    5. Check the audition board Friday morning AND initial your name IF you accept the role that is offered to you. 
    6. Attend the first 2 rehearsals, which are FULL COMPANY (that means everyone). 
    7. Have one parent attend the mandatory parent meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 31 @ 5:30pm. 

    For Crew:

    To audition for a crew role you must:

    1. Sign up for an interview slot. All crew interviews will take place in the mornings, before school, August 23-25. 
    2. Be prepared to complete an application form and to answer questions about why you are interested in crew and what you are interested/experienced in. 
    3. Check the audition board Friday morning AND initial your name IF you accept the crew role that is offered to you. 
    4. Attend the first 2 rehearsals, which are FULL COMPANY (that means everyone). 
    5. Have one parent attend the mandatory parent meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 31 @ 5:30pm. 

     

    Learn about Newsies:

    Online script

    https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/a2013586-1aaf-4250-b2f6-948b412dedd3/downloads/NEWSIES%20SCRIPT%20.pdf?ver=1633650117176

    Soundtrack of Newsies The Musical (on YouTube)

    Available on Disney Plus (live, stage version)

     

    • SUPPLIES/DONATED MATERIALS
    • Here is a list of items that we can always use:

    Socks, buttons, cardboard, toilet paper, trash bags, wire hangers, Styrofoam, fabric scraps, plastic/cardboard recycled materials.

    • Items can be dropped off to Ms. Berger’s room by a student OR a parent can bring to the front office.