5/23 - Thespian Society Inductees! The official certificates have arrived. Please stop by Mr. Vaughn's room to pick up your certificate and swag.
5/15 - Newsies DVD's are in! Please see Mr. Vaughn to pick yours up.
5/2 - What a great job everybody did at the auditions for the JITS ceremony! Unfortunately, we don't have the room to squeeze everybody into a performance slot. With that, we would like to congratulate Kai Williams, Sabrina Tamayo and Alyssa Macirowski & Payton Holloway who will be singing for us at the ceremony next Wednesday!
5/1 - Reminder! Tomorrow are the auditions for a performance slot at our JITS Induction and Awards Ceremony. We will meet after school in the chorus room and everyone will take their late bus home. Remember to bring a karaoke version of the song you are singing. Break a leg and we'll see you then!
4/25 - Tomorrow's Schedule for the B'way Trip:
9:30 - 9:45 - Students will be called down to meet in the lobby and board the bus. Attendance will be taken and we're hopefully on the road by 10 am.
11:30 - 1:30 - Lunch at Carmine's. We will then walk to the theater, which is right across the street from Carmine's.
2 pm show - Kimberly Akimbo
4:30 - Show ends. The bus will be in the vicinity for pick up and back to CMMS
6:00-6:30 - Depending on traffic we should arrive back at this time. Students will be allowed to call their parents to alert them when we are about 1/2 hour away.
4/20 - This Tuesday, April 25th, we will have a meeting in the cafeteria. The club will elect new officers for next year plus announce the inductees for this year's Junior International Thespian Society. We will also go over the details of how to audition for a performing slot in this year's JITS Ceremony, which is Wednesday evening, May 10th! Let your fellow club members know, since it has become obvious that, since the show is now completed, many members are no longer reading the announcements in the classroom.
4/20 - Some of our members have confused the permission slip turned in in February, to allow you to be transported to Liberty for rehearsals, with the NEW permission slip required for the Broadway trip. If you have paid for the trip you must turn in a NEW permission slip. You can download a NEW permission slip from below. It is due on Monday, April 24th.
4/5 - A very busy schedule and a few sick days have kept me from posting how proud Mr. Gliatta and I are over your performances in Newsies Jr. The whole Company really came through in the clutch! It was a long process with our most complicated dance routines to date and you pulled it off beautifully. Congratulations! Please remember that our year is not over yet. We have our Broadway trip on April 26th and our J.I.T.S. induction and Drama Club Awards on Wednesday, May 10th, in the cafeteria from 6-8 pm. I will be putting a permission slip for the Broadway trip on the classpage in a day or two. If you are attending, you can download, fill out and return to Mr. Vaughn after Spring Break. I will also have extra copies in my room. These must be returned in order for you to attend the trip. Everyone have a great break and we'll see you after.
3/15 - Remember that everyone needs to bring in their own makeup (foundation and mascara). Foundation should be 1 shade darker than your natural skin tone. There is no sharing of makeup. There are only a few cast members that still need to get all-black shoes. Please do so asap.
3/15 - Tickets are now available for Newsies Jr. Tickets are $8.00 in advance or $10 when performances start. Showtimes are March 24 @ 7 pm, March 25 & 26 @ 1 pm. All tickets are General Admission. Tickets can be purchased after any rehearsal from Mr. Vaughn or Mr. Gliatta or from the front receptionist at McAuliffe. Cash or Check made out to CMMS.
A few notes:
For those club members attending Legally Blond tonight, Mr. G and I will be in the lobby with the snack vouchers and collect the $8 from those that still need to pay.
- Last night's show ended around 9:45, so let mom/dad/guardian know to pick you up then.
- Remember that we have asked everyone to wear all black shoes for our 3 performances. No dress shoes. Something comfortable, inexpensive. Sneakers are fine as long as there are no other colors on them.
- We start getting bussed over to Liberty this coming Wednesday, 3/1. Parents will pick up at the time listed on the calendars we passed out. It is a full cast and crew at every rehearsal. So, except for this Monday, we will no longer post a specific schedule. Everyone will attend all rehearsals. ONE MONTH TO GO!!!!!
Remember, Legally Blond is this weekend at Liberty. We will be attending the Friday evening performance to support our ex-club members, just like we will do when you are in the high school! The cost is $8 a person and the club will provide a $2 voucher so everyone can get a snack and a drink. Make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes before the 7 pm showtime. See you there!
This week's rehearsals:Wednesday 2/22 - Scenes 13, 14, 15. (basically full cast)Thursday 2/23 - Scene 1 (Remember the people on the streets that we added to this scene)
2/23- Orders for Newsies Merch are due on Friday, February 24, so don't wait till the last minute. The form is provided below and also on Google Classroom. We cannot accept late orders. Seize the day and get your forms ASAP!
2/16 - Sorry for the late notice but rehearsal for today is cancelled. Please go home on your regular bus.
2/16 - Stage Crew, there was a quick response to the Broadway Trip! We only have one seat remaining! If you want to join us, please bring $145.00 cash or check (made out to CMMS) to Mr. Vaughn in room 217 as soon as possible!
The following students have paid and reserved their place for our Broadway trip to see Kimberly Akimbo. If you paid but do not see your name (it happens) please let Mr. Vaughn know as soon as possible: Camille Abdulahad, Riley Castellani, Ryan Clarkson, Lil Colmerauer, Grace Cruz, Angelina DiMeola, Madison Donnelly, Daria Dudek, Zoey Dwyer, Mikayla Evans, Charlotte Fatovic, Addison Feinen, Kaylee Feraria, Lorelei Forman, Jesse Gardocki, Diana Guerrer, Gianna Gonnella, Erin Hochran, Payton Holloway, Peyton Howells, Jordyn Hunter, Summer Hunter, Franceska Jeanphillipe, Vance Johnson, Morgan Keller, Bianca Kosarin, Breanna Kosarin, Alyssa Macirowski, Amanda Mastrola, Elizabeth Nudelman, Gianna Pawlak, Alyssa Posa, Maia Ramos, Sariya Rivera, Arbor Rose, Vebronia Saber, Olivia Van Sickle, Maggie Stoddard, Sabrina Tamayo, Elizabeth Volk, Margaret Volk, Peyton Wendel, Kai Williams, Josie Wolfe, Gaby Zukas.
This Week's rehearsalsMonday 2/13 - Scene 7Wednesday 2/15 - Scenes 13, 14Thursday 2/17 - Scenes 9 & 10 Rehearsal is cancelled for today!Enjoy the 4-day weekend!The following students have paid and reserved their place for our Broadway trip to see Kimberly Akimbo. If you paid but do not see your name (it happens), please let Mr. Vaughn know at Saturday's rehearsal: Riley Castellani, Ryan Clarkson, Grace Cruz, Angelina DiMeola, Madison Donnelly, Daria Dudek, Zoey Dwyer, Mikayla Evans, Charlotte Fatovic, Addison Feinen, Kaylee Feraria, Lorelei Forman, Jesse Gardocki, Gianna Gonnella, Erin Hochran, Payton Holloway, Jordyn Hunter, Summer Hunter, Franceska Jeanphillipe, Vance Johnson, Morgan Keller, Bianca Kosarin, Breanna Kosarin, Alyssa Macirowski, Amanda Mastrola, Elizabeth Nudelman, Gianna Pawlak, Alyssa Posa, Sariya Rivera, Arbor Rose, Vebronia Saber, Olivia Van Sickle, Sabrina Tamayo, Elizabeth Volk, Margaret Volk, Peyton Wendel, Kai Williams, Gaby Zukas.
This week's rehearsal schedule:Monday 2/6 - Scene 12 (5 pm pickup)Wednesday 2/8 - Scenes 4 & 5 (5 pm pickup)Thursday 2/9 - Choreography "King of New York" (late bus)Saturday 2/11 - Full cast at Liberty
This week's rehearsals: Broadway trip money due Monday!Monday 1/30 - "King of New York" choreography. Everyone in the scene please report. 5 pmWednesday 2/1 - Scenes 10, 11, 12. 5 pmThursday 2/2 - Prologue, Scenes 6 & 8. Late busSaturday 2/4 - Full cast @ Liberty
1/26 - Don't forget! Broadway trip payments are due on Monday 1/30. After Monday, the opportunity to go on the trip will be open to others, so reserve your seat now.
1/25 - If you are a Brooklyn newsie that sings "Brooklyn's Here," at the end of scene 11, you do not have to attend this Thursday's rehearsal.
1/22 - Rehearsal schedule:
Monday 1/23 - Choreography for The World Will Know. If you are in this number please be there!
Wednesday 1/25 - Scenes 13, 14, 15. Even though the whole cast will be singing in the Finale, if you are not in these actual scenes you do not have to report.
Thursday 1/26 - Scenes 2, 4, 11
1/13 - Rehearsal Schedule:
Monday 1/16 - No school
Wednesday 1/18 - Scene 7
Thursday 1/19 - Scenes 6, 8, Overture, Prologue
1/12 - We are now collecting payments for our Broadway trip to see Kimberly Akimbo on April 26th. If you earned a discount during our cheesecake fundraiser, please see Mr. Vaughn in rm217. He has a slip for you with the details of the trip and the money owed. For those club members that did not participate in the fundraiser, the price is $145.00. In an envelope with your name on it, please submit cash or check (made out to CMMS) by Monday, Jan 30. Thank you!
1/8 - Rehearsal schedule:Monday 1/9 - No Rehearsal, faculty meeting is in the IMC.Wednesday 1/11 - Scene 13 - All newsies except for Crutchie. (Sorry Gianna, Crutchie doesn't come back until scene 15. But you can certainly attend) Newsies, we have not rehearsed Once and For All yet. Please have a good handle on the song, it is not very difficult.Thursday 1/12 - Just a Pretty Face choreography. Medda and the girls.
1/5 - Another change to the schedule. It turns out that most of our 8th Grade leads will be at PAA Testing this Saturday, so we are doing an ensemble/dance rehearsal for Carrying the Banner and Just Another Pretty Face. You only need to come if you are in these two songs. If you are not, consider this a week off. This means, come prepared to dance with sneakers and comfy clothes. Bring a snack and be prepared to sweat, Miss S will be cracking the whip! Any questions, come see me.
1/4 - Circumstances have caused us to update the rehearsal schedule for Thursday. We will now do the Prologue and Scene 9. We only want the newsies that are mentioned in the script for scene 9. Thank you for being flexible. Remember a late bus pick up on Thursday.
1/2//23 - HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope everyone's year will be a great one. We are coming down to the part of the rehearsal process where we need to make sure that we commit our songs and lines to memory. It is really important that everyone is off book in a few weeks so we can work on movement unencumbered by carrying a script binder. Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday this week. Everyone should know by now what scenes they are in so we are no longer going to list individual characters or cast member names. Look in your script if you are not sure if you are in a particular scene.
Wednesday 1/4 - Scene 5 until 5 pm
Thursday 1/5 - Overture & Prologue
Saturday 1/7 - Full cast until 1 pm
Rehearsal:Wednesday - 12/21 - Scenes 12 & 13. We would like the all the "Brooklyn" newsies from scene 11 and the Manhattan newsiesThursday - 12/22 - Scenes 2, 6, 14
Happy Hanukkah to our cast members that celebrate. Wishing you and your families a joyous festival of light! By the way, Mr. Vaughn and Mr. Gliatta will gladly help with taking care of any latkes or sufganiyot that may be left over! 😋
12/18 - As we stated on Saturday, Monday's rehearsal will be scenes 9 and 10. We only want the characters listed in the scene. We will probably add other newsies later. Wednesday/Thursday schedule will be posted on Monday.
Remember, full cast rehearsal tomorrow at Liberty! For anyone that was not there two weeks ago, enter Liberty from Hope Chapel and drive around to the left side and enter from door 39. We will meet in the hallway and go to the cafeteria together. 9am - 1pm. Bring lunch or a snack!
Wednesday 12/14 - Overture, Prologue, Scene 1. 5 pm pickup. Everyone should already know if you are in these scenes but we will list cast members one more time.
Overture - Aiden, Elizabeth, Loralei, Mikayla, Brianna, Dan, Alyssa. Prologue - Jack and Crutchie
Scene1 - Race, Albert, Muriel, Jack, Crutchie, Katherine, Specs, Pigtails, Nancy, Oscar, Morris, Weisel, Les, Davey,
Hazel, JoJo, Darcy, Tommy Boy, Buttons, Romeo. Plus Daniel Calabrese, Mikayla Evans, Breanna Kosarin, Lorelei Forman, Charlotte Fatovich, Elizabeth Nudelman
Thursday 12/15 - Scenes 2 & 6 & 14
Saturday rehearsal this week at Liberty! Full cast. 1 pm pickup, bring a snack or lunch.
12/11 - Shortened day on Monday, so no rehearsal until Wednesday. That schedule will be out tomorrow.
12/8 - Thanks to everyone for making the cheesecake pickup run smoothly yesterday. We really appreciate the students that had to send someone in to pick up their order. Great job!
This week's rehearsals:
Wednesday 12/6 - Scenes 12 & 13 Full cast required. Cheesecake pick up after rehearsal. 5 p-m
Thursday 12/7 - Scenes 4 & 8 3:40 late bus
12/4 - As announced previously, there is no rehearsal on Monday due to the faculty meeting that Mr. G and I can’t sneak out of. The schedule for the rest of the week will be posted on Monday.
12/3 - An Apple AirPod was found on the floor after today’s rehearsal. If it is yours, see Mr. Vaughn during homeroom on Monday.
12/2 - Reminders! Our first Saturday rehearsal at Liberty HS is tomorrow from 9-1. Bring lunch or a snack. From the driveway on the Hope Chapel side, drive around the left side of the building, entering from door 39. Mr. G and I will meet you in the hallway. Also, our fundraising goods will be delivered this Wednesday, the 7th. We will have a full cast rehearsal that day so that everyone can take their delivery home with them. WE CANNOT LEAVE YOUR ORDERS AT SCHOOL THAT DAY. IF YOU ARE ABSENT ON WEDNESDAY, YOU MUST MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO HAVE SOMEONE PICK UP YOUR ORDER AT 5 PM!
11/23 - Everyone, please have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving and we'll see you all next week!
This week's rehearsal schedule:
Everyone has probably seen that the book fair is already set up in the IMC, so we will lose that rehearsal space for this week. This week’s rehearsals will be with smaller groups in Ms. Brescia’s room.
Monday 11/28 - Scenes 2, 11, 14, 15 Pulitzer, Bunsen, Hannah, Seitz, Jack, Katherine, Snyder, Delancys, Davey, Spot, Medda, Roosevelt, Hazel, Albert, Race, Pigtails, Romeo, Crutchie, Wiesel. Also, the same 2 police officers from the earlier scene. The entire cast will be in scene 15 but we do not have room to rehearse with everyone in Ms. Brescia’s room, so we want only the listed characters to attend. 5 pm pick up
Wednesday 11/30 - Prologue, scenes 3, 4. Medda and her girls be prepared with “Just A Pretty Face” 5 pm pick up
Thursday 12/1 - Scene 5. Davey, Race, Les, Tommy Boy, Albert, Hazel, Jack, Crutchie, Romeo, Wiesel, Specs, Muriel, Pigtails, Katherine, Darcy, Delancys, Jo Jo, Buttons. 3:40 late bus
Saturday 12/3 - First rehearsal at Liberty! Full cast from 9 am to 1 pm. Bring lunch or a snack! (Enter Liberty from Hope Chapel rd and drive around to the left side of the school. People entering the school on the weekend go through this door, #39. Walk down the hall, where we will meet in the main lobby of the school)
11/17 - Please do not bring in any money to pay for the Broadway trip yet. Mr. G and I have to wait for the report from Ashley Farms, telling us how much in Internet sales some people have done, because that could change the prices of their trips. We don't get access to those totals until the order is delivered. We will let everyone know their final price as soon as we can.
11/17 - IMPORTANT!
If there is anybody that still has a fundraising sheet outstanding, please contact Mr. Vaughn or Mr. Gliatta as soon as possible to let us know that you are bringing an order in. We want to send in all orders by Friday. Thanks.
11/13 - Just a reminder that we will be doing Scene 7 again this Monday. Our choreographer, Ms. Scellato will also be there.
Here again are the people we need to attend: Scene 7 Davey, Jack, Albert, Pigtails, Crutchie, Race, Muriel, Hazel, Specs, Morris, Oscar, Les, Weisel, Snyder, Ada, Olive, Ethel. Also, Treyson O, Charlotte F, Jordyn H, Payton H, and the ensemble members that are in this scene. Pick up at 5 pm.Due to shortened days this week, Monday is our only scheduled rehearsal.
Cheesecake order forms and cash/checks are also due on Monday!
- Remember that our Cheesecake fundraiser ends on Monday, Nov 14th. You may turn in your order forms and money at any time before then. In other words, if you have exhausted all your contacts, hand in your forms now! Remember that for each $100 sold in Ashley Farms products, you will receive $20 off on our Broadway show trip! We have a number of cast members that have saved $60 - $80 already. Keep up the great work! Every little bit helps the club.
- About 15 people have not turned in their club fee yet. You have 2 weeks left and then you will not be allowed to attend rehearsals until the fee is paid.
- We are also missing a number of signed contracts. They must be turned in also.
This week's rehearsal:
Monday 11/7 - Scene 7. Davey, Jack, Albert, Pigtails, Crutchie, Race, Muriel, Hazel, Specs, Morris, Oscar, Les, Weisel, Snyder, Ada, Olive, Ethel. Also Treyson O, Charlotte F, Jordyn H, Payton H, and anyone listed in the ensemble that has not had a rehearsal yet. Pick up at 5 pm.
Wednesday 11/9 - No rehearsal
Thursday - 11/10 - No school
10/31 - Happy Halloween to everyone! The link below is the poster for Jackson Liberty's Fall production of "Charlotte's Web." If you have a chance, Thursday, Friday or Saturday, make your way over and support the theater and our former club members! Our buddy Savannah, who helped us every rehearsal and performance last year, will be playing Charlotte, so let's return the favor and cheer her on! Poster
Monday 10/31 -No rehearsal. Go trick or treating! FYI, Mr Vaughn is partial to 100 Grand bars, Mr G keys on Reese’s. Have fun, be careful. 🙂👻
Wednesday 11/2 - Prologue & Scene 1. A lot, if not all the newsies are in this scene. (Les, Davey, Race, Albert, Nancy, Specs, Pigtails, Muriel, Hazel, Buttons, Tommy Boy, Romeo) along with Oscar, Morris, Wiesel. We need the following ensemble members to attend also: Daniel Calabrese, Mikayla Evans, Brianna Kosarin, Lorelei Forman, Aiden Torres, Elizabeth Nudelman. Everyone please have a handle on “Carrying The Banner.” 5 pm pick up.
Thursday 11/3 - Scenes 6 & 8. 3:40 late bus
10/28 - Remember to hand in your signed contract and the club fee!
10/23 - Hope everyone is having a great weekend despite the crummy weather today. Mr. Gliatta and I are wondering if anyone knows somebody who would like to run the music for the show. It’s a full-time gig as that person needs to be at all rehearsals and shows. Please let us know as soon as possible. Thanks!
Monday 10/24 - Full cast in the IMC. Details on our annual fundraiser with rehearsal to follow. . Since we have everyone there we will rehearse Scene 1. All newsies, take some time this weekend to familiarize yourself with the song Carrying The Banner. Pick up at 5 pm
Wednesday 10/26 - Scenes 3 & 4. In scene 3 there will be newsies in the background but for today we only want the named characters. For scene 4: Medda, Ethel, Ada and Olive have a handle on the song Just A Pretty Face. 5 pm pick up
Thursday 10/27 - Prologue & scene 10. 3:40 late bus
10/20 - For the online club fee payment, click the banner to the left and follow the instructions on the right side of the screen. Cash or a check made out to "Jackson School District" is also accepted.
10/17 - The cast list is to the left. Congratulations to everyone and we'll see you on Thursday @2:30 in the cafeteria.
10/11 - Auditions on Wednesday and Thursday are in the Chorus Room. They will begin at 2:30 and go until 4 pm. Parental pickup is needed on both days.
10/7 - <========The audition schedule is complete. Click on the banner to the left.
10/7 - The school has just announced that late buses will start again next week! So, starting on Thursday 10/20, we will add Thursdays to our rehearsal schedule but everyone will go home on the late bus!
9/30 - If you have a non-Windows based computer such as an Apple device, and cannot play the audition songs, please download and play the songs on "OPlayer Lite", which will automatically convert the songs so that they will play on your computer.
9/28 - Drama Club meeting tomorrow at 2:30 in the cafeteria!
9/21 - We will be having our Drama Club Kickoff meeting on Thursday, September 29th at 2:30 in the cafeteria! The meeting will last until 3:30 and will require parental/guardian pick up! Please make sure you have arranged a ride. If you cannot make the meeting but are still interested in joining, see Mr. Vaughn in rm 217 or Mr. Gliatta in rm 109. See you then!
We are looking forward to this year's show! Please join our Remind group Newsies 2022-2023 using the code @cmadrama23.