ATTENTION ALL 3rd and 4th GRADERS!

 

You are invited to participate in the 2022 West School Variety Show!

 

February 9th (Snow date: February 10th)

 

SHOW TIME:  6:00 pm

 

Saxe Middle School Auditorium

 

 

 

 

 

GUIDELINES:

  • All 3rd and 4th graders are invited to participate.
  • Performers can choose to do a solo and/or one group act.
  • Maximum of SIX children per group act.
  • Live acts only. No video screenings.
  • Acts must not run longer than two minutes.
  • The Variety Show is hugely popular with over 20 acts per show. It's important that the children are comfortable running through their act before performing in front of an audience.
  • Parents must provide an MP3 file via email to variety@westschoolptc.org by Monday, January 10th.
    Tip: In the past years, parents had success finding MP3's on Amazon for a small fee.

PARTICIPATION

All participants MUST be prepared to commit to the following events:

  • Act review: January 12th & 13th. Sign up for slot between 4- 6:45pm in West BBT
  • Emcee Rehearsal: February 4th, 4-5:00pm in West BBT
  • Dress Rehearsal: February 8th, Group A (Act 1) 4-5:30pm, Group B (Act 2) 5:30-7pm at Saxe Middle School
  • Performance: February 9th, 5:30 call, 6pm showtime at Saxe Middle School
    (snow date information below)

EMCEE VOLUNTEERS

  • 4th grade students may sign up to be the Show’s Emcees.
  • Please fill out emcee registration form in Step 2. (10 spots)

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1. Everyone must submit the permission slip form for each participant, and pay the $25 per child registration fee - click here. This fee will cover all of the sound and program expenses associated with the production. After your payment is successfully completed, please return here to continue. (You will receive confirmation email from the permission form.)

STEP 2. For those interested in PERFORMING, click here to complete and sign the Act registration form. *Please designate ONE parent to fill out this form for all of the participants in each Act. Performers must also sign up for an Act Review Time Slot - you will be taken to the sign up page after you register.

Click here for the Emcee registration form.

STEP 3. Email your MP3 to variety@westschoolptc.org  by Monday, January 10th. Songs must NOT exceed 2 minutes. Please make sure your child selects appropriate music.

KEY DATES

  • Monday, January 3rd, midnight: Registration Forms/Fee/Permission Slips Deadline
  • Monday, January 10th: Deadline to email MP3 to variety@westschoolptc.org
  • Wednesday, January 12th and Thursday January 13th: Act Reviews
  • Monday, February 4th: Emcee Rehearsal
  • Tuesday, February 8th: Everyone Dress Rehearsal
  • Wednesday, February 9th: Performance (or Dress Rehearsal snow date if weather cancellation on Feb 8th)
  • Thursday, February 10th: Performance snow date (if weather cancellation on Feb. 8th or 9th)

 

REHEARSAL DATE

*Please Note: All Performers/Emcees MUST attend the rehearsal. No Exceptions.

February 8, 2022 (Snow date: February 9th)

  • Group A (Act 1): 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Group B (Act 2): 5:30 - 7:00 pm

All acts will perform with their selected music. We’ll rehearse on the stage and run each act to address any technical, lighting or prop requirements.

PERFORMANCE DATE

February 9th (snow date: February 10th) Performers/Emcees must be in costume and ready in the Saxe Middle School auditorium at 5:30pm. The show begins promptly at 6:00pm. 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING REHEARSALS AND THE SHOW

All performers MUST attend all rehearsals. No exceptions. 

  • We are committed to making this show an amazing experience for your child.

  • Be sure to rehearse and be ready to perform at the Dress Rehearsal. We want everyone to have plenty of time on the stage to run their act. The better prepared you are, the more time your child will have.

  • Designate a parent to supervise, be the Contact, and be present for all rehearsals.

  • In order to make the Dress (Tech) Rehearsal run as efficiently as possible, the Dress Rehearsal will be divided into two rehearsal blocks: Group A and Group B. Each act is ONLY REQUIRED to be present during their group time.

  • Each act will be assigned their group time after registrations are turned in.

  • Because of the size and scope of the number of acts, we will try, but cannot guarantee, requests to be placed in either group A or B. Thank you for your understanding.

  • As we’re sure you can appreciate, in order for everyone to be completely prepared, performers need to be present at all rehearsals. This will allow them to be comfortable on the stage, familiarize themselves with the music and lights, and the logistics of entering and exiting the stage in the order of the show.

  • Once the act is done with tech, they may leave.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail the Variety Show Chairs (variety@westschoolptc.org).

Erin Marich and Jaime Smith