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2019 - 2020 PERFORMING ARTS CALENDAR

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This calendar is the one-stop-shop for every rehearsal, show, and club dates! Check back frequently for updates!

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ATTENDANCE POLICY

Attendance at rehearsals and tech meetings are crucial factors in preparing a production. Not all cast and crew are required to be at every rehearsal, but careful attention should be paid to the rehearsal calendar and call sheets when they become available.  All cast and crew are required to be at all applicable rehearsals when called.  Absences will be dealt with as follows:

Excused Absences:

  • An excused absence is when a student has submitted prior notice of an event on his Actor Audition Form or Tech Crew Form in the conflicts section or has submitted at least one week’s notice to the Production Team. These might be important family events such as weddings or funerals, school related activities, or planned trips out of town. There are also unforseen absences such as illnesses that make you absent from school, leaving school due to illness, family emergencies, or car troubles. Anything not listed here is subject to the discretion of the Production Team and might not be considered an excused absence.
  • Students are responsible for notifying the Production Team of any absence for ANY reason.
    • For all school related activities, at least one week notice is REQUIRED.
    • For all medical absences, a doctor’s note is REQUIRED.
    • For any other reason, at least one week’s notice is REQUIRED.
  • If a student misses an entire day of school for any reason, he cannot attend rehearsal per SJA policy. An absentee report is available from the school to the Production Team so we know when you have not attended classes. When possible, an email from an absent student is appreciated explaining the absence from school/rehearsal.

Unexcused Absences:

  • An unexcused absence is defined as being missing from a required rehearsal or meeting without submitting proper notice to any of the Production Team.
  • Students are allowed ONLY 2 unexcused absences from required rehearsals or meetings.
  • After 2 unexcused absences, a student will be dismissed from the show.

Tardiness:

  • Students are expected to manage their time well and come to rehearsal and meetings on time (which means at least 2 minutes early.)
  • Students are expected to coordinate with rides and carpools and are not to leave earlier than the time on the schedule or unless dismissed by a member of the Production Team. The Production Team will strive to end things on time.
  • Students with a consistent record of showing up late or leaving early without clear communication with the Production Team will be dismissed from the show. This will be at the discretion of the Production Team.

Communication is key and usually clears up problems. Students and parents are highly encouraged to coordinate and communicate with the Production Team if there are any problems with attendance to rehearsals or meetings due to events foreseen or unforeseen, carpools, rides, etc.

MADE FOR MORE FESTIVAL

A night of original works created and performed by students. Live streaming on the Thunder Broadcasting Network.

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FALL MUSICAL 

Information on Fall 2020 Musical coming soon. 

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WINTER PLAY

St. James Academy Performing Arts presents the Winter Play production of “As It Is in Heaven” by Arlene Hutton.

This powerful drama depicts life in a quiet Shaker community in 1838 as it is profoundly affected by newcomers claiming to have charismatic experiences.

Crimson Club / Prospective Student Preview – February 19, 2020 @ 7:00PM

Performances – February 20-22, 2020 @ 7:00 PM, $10 general admission seating.

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IMPORTANT DATES

December 13
Audition Workshop, 3:40 PM – 4:30 PM in Choir Room

January 8
Show the information packet available.
Audition sign-ups on Choir Room Door.

January 9
Lead Tech Interviews, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM in Choir Room

January 10
Auditions, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM in Choir Room

January 13
Actor/Crew/Parent Information Meeting, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, in Choir Room
**ALL STUDENTS required, parents strongly encouraged to attend (parents who have already been to the “Hello, Dolly!” Parent/Info meeting need not attend)
$150 Cast/Crew Fee Due

January 14 – January 31
Rehearsals, Mondays – Thursdays 3:30 PM – 5:45 PM in Choir Room

February 2 – 18
Tech Rehearsals, Mondays – Fridays 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM in the Commons

February 19 – 22
Performances, Curtain 7:00 PM
**8:00 AM Mass required for all Cast and Crew on the morning of the 19th.

ONE ACTS

The Spring One Acts have been a tradition at St. James Academy for years – students find, cast, and direct their own short one-act plays. This year, we’re turning the One Acts into a new works festival called the One Acts Festival. Students will still cast and direct their own shows, but this year will only feature original one-act plays written by St. James Academy students! This year’s One Acts will be 2 nights of incredible theatre that no one will want to miss!

 

ST. GENESIUS AWARDS

The St. Genesius Awards have been a much loved and adored tradition at St. James Academy. Named after the patron saint of actors, these awards recognize the outstanding achievements of student actors, technicians, and directors from throughout the whole school year. All parents, students, and alumni are encouraged to attend!

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, May 4, 2020

Drama Letter application / Emcee application / St. Genesius Awards ballot DUE

Emcee Auditions, 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM in Choir Room

ALL SENIORS CALLED TO JUDGE/VOTE FOR EMCEES

Friday, May 8, 2020

St. Genesius Awards Ceremony, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in the Cafeteria