Hampden Meadows School
Announcing the 2019 Arts Alive & HMS PTO Production
Registration: Registration is now closed. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Auditions: Everyone gets a part! Auditions will be held Tuesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 14. Students need only attend ONE audition.
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will take place Tuesdays & Thursdays immediately after school in the HMS multi-purpose room until 5:00pm starting March 5. There will also be some occasional Friday rehearsals to be accounced. Please note: Students are not called to every rehearsal. A full rehearsal schedule will be provided at the start of the program.
Performance Dates*: May 31, 2019 at 7pm, June 1, 2019 at 1pm & 7pm, & June 2, 2019 at 1pm
*A/B Casts: Students will be divided into 2 casts (A & B) in an effort to accommodate the large number of participants. A cast will perform Friday, May 31 at 7pm and Saturday, June 1 at 1pm; B cast will perform Saturday, June 1 at 7pm and Sunday, June 2 at 1pm.
Play Synopsis: Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the record-breaking West End production and the beloved film, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR. is one blockbuster that audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious.”
HOW CAN MY CHILD PREPARE FOR THEIR UPCOMING AUDITION?
- First off, don’t worry. We will make it fun and not stressful!
- Watch the movie to get familiar with the storyline and music!
- Bring your personality and STAGE VOICE!
- Be prepared to move and dress accordingly
- If you wish to audition for a solo in the show, you will need to prepare a very short selection (no more than 30 secs) from EITHER Chitty Chitty Bang Bang OR Mary Poppins! You can find ALL on YouTube!
- Practice speaking in a British accent! We are going to be very POSH this year!
Policies for Hampden Meadows School
All communications are through email from Arts Alive. Please do not call the office with questions about the play.
It is imperitive that we have the correct email for you and any other caregivers for your child. Also, please ensure that you are able to receive emails from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rehearsal Dismissal + Late Pick-Up Policy
Unless otherwise noted, all after-school rehearsals at Hampden Meadows School end at 5:00 pm for all students.
You do NOT need to send in a dismissal note for rehearsals. Arts Alive! staff will provide a list of children participating in rehearsals each week for sign-out.
Please be on time to pick up your child. If your child remains in our care 15 minutes beyond the designated pick-up time, you will incur a $10.00 late pick up fee per family for every 10 minutes beyond the one time 15 minute grace period (i.e., 1-10 minutes late, $10.00; 11-20 minutes late, $20.00, etc.). Late fees must be paid in full at the time of pick up. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
While we are confident that your experience with Arts Alive will be a positive one, we have outlined our refund policy below. All refund requests must be made in writing and submitted to email@example.com.
If a registered student decides not to participate in the Arts Alive school program:
– A full refund, minus a $30 processing fee will be given if the student withdraws, prior to the first day of auditions
– A 50% refund will be given for withdrawal after auditions have started but before the cast list is posted
– A 25% refund will be given after cast lists have been posted but prior to the first rehearsal
– No refunds will be given once rehearsals have begun. Extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis.
The play consists of an ensemble cast. Even if you think your child has a small part, they are a significant part of the play. Their absence affects the entire cast. Please do your best to ensure that your child is present for every rehearsal for which they are called. If your child has to miss a rehearsal, please notify us as soon as possible. More than three (3) absences may result in removal from the play.
All participants and their parents will be required to review and sign the Arts Alive! Discipline Policy. The Discipline Policy will be reviewed at the start of the program. In addition, a hard copy will be provided to be signed and returned.
Scholarships for the Arts Alive/HMS program will be available.
Information on how to apply for a scholarship will be posted once registration opens.
Fitting dates will be announced through email.
All fittings take place at our storage facility:
The Hankerchief Factory
569 Main Street, Suite 211
Past Hampden Meadows Productions