Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wrap Party -- New Date!

The wrap party for cast and crew (and Parents!) has been moved to Tuesday, April 23.  It will still be from 6:30 - 8:00 PM, and will still be in the school's multi-purpose room.  Please use the entrance off of Midway (the same entrance we used for rehearsals).  Since there isn't much parking at the back of the building, parents are encouraged to park near the back of the school parking lot and walk behind the building.  Thanks!  See you there!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cast and Crew Party!

The wrap party for cast and crew has been moved to Wednesday, April 18 in the school's multi-purpose room. Party will be from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.  All who worked on the show, along with their parents, are welcome to attend.  We should have some pizza, pop, etc.  I'm sure music will be played.  Let's celebrate your accomplishment -- you gave them a great show!  Time for fun!!

Costume Returns

Please make sure that any costume pieces you have that were borrowed from CGHS are cleaned and returned to me or Amy Krigas as soon as possible.  Amy Krigas' contact information is available on this callboard note:

And you can contact me by phone, text, comment below, or through the school office.

Thanks!!  Great show, all!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Closing Night!

I've been hearing all weekend how great the show is -- well done, all!!  Remember, after today's performance, we'll have our special curtain call for our 8th Graders, then we'll stick around and strike our set.  Be sure to bring clothes to work in!

Remember to bring any personal items you've been using as props home with you, and please have your borrowed costume pieces cleaned and returned to Mrs. Krigas as quickly as you can.

Thanks all!  Let's break a leg today!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Rehearsals Friday and Monday

Remember, cast and crew, we do have rehearsal Friday, April 6 and Monday, April 9, even though there is no school those days.  Rehearsal times are the same -- 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Note change in rehearsal time

Remember, until further notice, students are expected to be at rehearsal at 6:15 and will go until 8:30.  Also, we will have rehearsal on Friday this week and Monday next week, even though there is no school those days.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Music Man Hair, Costume, and Shoe Advice

Below is some advice for getting the look of our show to appear appropriate to 1912. Please feel free to
call or email me if you have questions!

Amy Krigas (Kelsey’s mom) 224-622-5949


Adult women should have hair that will work with their hat. Curl any bangs to sculpt into place and make
them look older. Long hair can be rolled and pinned loosely at nape of neck or in a low type bun.

Teen girls: A ponytail or the front half into a ponytail will work well. Use curls (ringlets) as much as
possible. Add a ribbon to the hair to match dress. Can use a few curls pinned to head to create accent

Young Girls: pigtails or braid(s) are great. Add a ribbon(s) – big!

All men – hair parted to the side, slicked with pomade or gel is best. Use a fine tooth comb to do it. If they
have a little curl to their hair you can “finger wave” a little! No long hair, get a haircut that is above the
collar of your shirt.

Shoes: Please start wearing your performance shoes to rehearsal ASAP!

Adult women: a low heel of some kind. Dance character shoes are great if you have them or know
someone to borrow them from. I can also get them for you at my store if you are interested in purchasing
(black or tan). Make sure it is something that will stay on well and they can dance in!

Teen girls: either dance character shoes or a flat mary jane type shoe. Tan or white tights (or black if it
looks better)

Young girls: knee socks (white) with flat mary jane type shoe (black, brown, white).

All men/boys: Black or Brown dress shoe/shoe boot. Dress socks (knee socks – white, tan, brown, black -
if wearing knickers).


Girls: They have all been fit in costumes, please make the necessary alterations/repairs and start
wearing them. Add simple jewelry if you are a pickalittle lady.

Boys: Most boys have been given some pieces (hat, tie, shirt, vest, etc). Please get pants/dress shirt to
complete outfit if needed. Ask if you have specific questions. Boys will need belts and/or suspenders
to complete outfits.
If you were lent items from FRGMS please wash or have dry cleaned and return to the school after the
show. Mr. Pickering will give you further instructions.

If you have been lent any costume pieces from Mrs. Krigas, they came from CGHS. These items
have been lent to us (free of charge) and need to be returned clean. After the show please follow care
instructions on the tag (or ask Mrs. Krigas) to wash or dry clean (whatever it says) the borrowed items and
return to the Krigas’ home: 1115 Paul Ct during the week following the show. Just leave on the porch if
we aren’t home.

Again – let me know if you need further instruction on anything!