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Rehearsal Information & Structure


Everything happens at Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street in Ben Lomond (next door to Ben Lomond Market).

Arrival and Departure Times

If your child is scheduled to arrive at 9:30 a.m., please don’t drop him /her off early! There will be no one there to supervise them before that time. The staff needs any time prior to 9:30 a.m. to prepare for the day and children will not be admitted inside Park Hall until 9:30 a.m. Similarly, afternoon session children should be picked up promptly at 3:00 p.m.; no child can be left unsupervised. (There is an overtime fee of $1/minute if you arrive after 3:00 p.m.)

Walking Home

If your child is walking/bike-riding home, we need a note of permission from you before we can let any child go home unsupervised.

Snacks & Lunches

PLEASE: NO gum, candy, caffeinated drinks or soft drinks. If it’s an all-day rehearsal, send a snack plus a brown bag lunch. Youngsters will not be allowed to go to the store during the day without their parent. Also please send your actor with a reusable water bottle, since we have no drinking fountain in the Hall.

Phone Calls

We have no permanent telephone available at Park Hall, so please arrange pick-up times, etc., ahead of time. A cell phone number for emergencies only will be given out at our mandatory parent meeting.

Parent Meeting: Tuesday, May 28

We will meet at Park Hall to go over the program, and answer any questions. Start time is 7:00pm.

Audition Week: June 10-13

You will sign up your child for either the morning or afternoon program. Programs are 9:30am-Noon or 12:30-3:00pm, Monday through Wednesday. For the Thursday rehearsal, all actors are called ALL DAY (9:30-3:00). Actors must be available during audition week. We request that actors stay in the same program the first 3 days.

Rehearsals: June 14-July 3

First Rehearsal: Friday, June 14

The first rehearsal will be an all cast, all day rehearsal (9:30-3:00). It will be the first time the kids are all together in a group. We do some group exercises, and we go over the script and music. All actors are required to attend.

June 17-July 3

Rehearsal sessions are 9:30am-Noon or 12:30-3:00 p.m. Participants are scheduled for rehearsal based on the group/character in which they’re cast. It is typical for participants to be called to rehearsal on a limited basis during the first 3 weeks of rehearsal. During this time period we ask that actors miss no more than three (3) rehearsals. [There is no rehearsal Thursday, July 4.]

July 5-12

This time frame is more structured. From here forward we ask that actors NOT miss any rehearsals.

  • July 5: all cast – dance or scene review (9:30-3:00)
  • July 8: all cast – dance or scene review (9:30-3:00)
  • July 9: all cast – music review (actors will only be called for numbers they’re in)
  • July 10: cast recording
  • July 11: all cast – run-through (9:30-3:00)
  • July 12: all cast – continue run-through and costume parade (9:30-3:00)

July 15-21

Opening week:

  • Monday: final run-through, all cast, all day (9:30-3:00)
  • Tuesday: EVENING dress rehearsal (no day rehearsal)
  • Wednesday: opening night, no daytime rehearsal
  • Thursday: evening show, no daytime rehearsal
  • Friday: evening show, no daytime rehearsal
  • Saturday: evening show
  • Sunday: Matinee

July 24-28

The second week of performances:

  • Monday & Tuesday: No performances or rehearsals
  • Wednesday: evening show
  • Thursday: evening show
  • Friday: evening show
  • Saturday: evening show
  • Sunday: Matinee, closing performance

Main Cast program overview here