Drama Club’s Encanto Is a Hit!

SJS & City Kid Theatre’s Drama Club just wrapped its last of three performances of Encanto this week. Playing to packed crowds with enthusiastic performers, there were plenty of great memories made and photos captured. Here are just a few:

Thank you to everyone at SJS, all the show moms who helped provide “pre-game” pizza parties (and the beautiful flowers and generous gifts that benefit the Drama Club program). And especially to the young performers, for giving their all and working so hard. Congrats, and see you next year!

Audition Opportunity for 2nd-6th Graders

Please see the following message from Drama Club instructor, Kerry Hahn:

Dear Parents,    

Hope this letter finds you and your family well. I am writing you today to ask if they might consider trying out for a big professional show I am producing on Saturday, September 10th, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. at The Irish American Heritage Center Auditorium (located approx. 20 mins South of City Kid just East of the Kennedy expressway on Wilson and Knox).

The show is called, “Back to that Same Old Place” – a retrospect about growing up in Chicago in the 70’s. Their auditorium seats 600 and a reception will follow on the entire first floor and will include live music, food & drink in their Fifth Province Pub. Tickets for the show will be approximately $45.00 and be available to purchase by July 1st

I am reaching out to only a select group of past and present students who might be interested in being a part of the show because I believe they would truly enjoy the experience! In the show, the children will recreate short scenes & dances from my grammar school days at Our Lady of Lourdes School when my best friends and I were in 6th-8th grade. Along with an extensive audio/visual show on a large screen, I believe this nostalgic look back will make for a very memorable and meaningful evening. 

I am holding auditions for children in 2nd-6th grade on Wednesday, June 8th from 

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at City Kid Theatre. 

We will hold practice every Wednesday night throughout the summer from 6:00-7:30pm for 12 weeks from 6/22 to 9/7. Your child should be committed to make no less than 8 practices (due to your vacation schedules) and we ask that you let us know those dates in advance. The last 2 practices will be mandatory along with the dress rehearsal on Friday, Sept. 9th @ 6pm. There will be no cost to you for this program outside of the obligation to purchase 2 tickets for the show and make sure your child attends practices on time weekly. 

Please click on the link below to sign your child up for the audition. We will email the results by June 10th and take it from there! I’m so excited to work with my favorite kiddos on a big stage!!! Looking forward to hearing from you! If you have any questions please call me @ 847.529.2324.

Best Regards, Kerry            Audition Form Link: https://form.jotform.com/221083517812148

For 4th-7th Graders – A Note from City Kid Theater’s Kerry Hahn re: Audition Opportunity

Dear Parents,                                                                                       

Hope this letter finds you and your family well. I realize that most of your children
have “aged out” of my theatre classes and have moved on in school productions but
I am writing you today to ask if they might consider trying out for a big professional
show I am producing on Saturday, September 10th , 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. at The Irish
American Heritage Center Auditorium (located approx. 20 mins South of City Kid
just East of the Kennedy expressway on Wilson and Knox).


The show is called, “Back to that Same Old Place” – a retrospect about growing up in
Chicago in the 70’s. Their auditorium seats 600 and a reception will follow on the entire
first floor and will include live music, food and drink in their Fifth Province Pub. Tickets for the show will be approximately $40.00 and be available to purchase by July 1st.


I am reaching out to past and present students, as well as, any new students who might be interested in being a part of the show because I believe they would truly enjoy the
experience! In the show, the children will recreate short scenes and dances from my
grammar school days at Our Lady of Lourdes School (on the Northside) when my best friends and I were in 4th – 7th grade. Along with an extensive audio/visual show on a large screen, I believe this nostalgic look back will make for a very memorable and meaningful evening.


I am holding auditions for children in 4th – 7th grade on Wednesday, June 8th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at City Kid Theatre (just 8 min. North of St. Juliana’s off of Harlem).


We will hold practice every Wednesday night throughout the summer from 6:00-7:30pm
for 12 weeks from 6/22 to 9/7. Your child should be committed to make no less than 10
practices (due to your vacation schedules) and we ask that you let us know those dates in
advance. The last 2 practices will be mandatory along with the dress rehearsal on Friday,
Sept. 9th @ 6pm. There will be no cost to you for this program outside of the obligation
to purchase 2 tickets for the show and make sure your child attends practices on time
weekly.


Please click on the link below to sign your child up for the audition. We will email
the results by June 10th and take it from there! I’m so excited to work with my favorite
kiddos on a big stage!!! Looking forward to hearing from you! If you have any questions
please call me @ 847.529.2324.
Best Regards,
Kerry 

Audition Form Link:https://form.jotform.com/221083517812148

Legally Blonde Update – Post-Show Sunday

What a great show and audience last night! Looking forward to another day of shows.

Just a quick note for tomorrow (Sunday) – after the final show ends, two things will happen:

(1) The Ice Cream Party for Cast & Crew will be held in the School Hall (have them bring their Legally Blonde shirts for signing!); and

(2) We will tear down the stage and load out all the sound, screens and lights. It’s an all-hands on deck operation, so the more parents we have helping, the quicker it will go. Beer and Wine will be available to sweeten the deal. Even if you didn’t sign up on Sign Up Genius, please plan to be there! And, if a few volunteers could bring a tool bag if you’ve got it, that will definitely help.

Thanks!

Legally Blonde Performance Updates

We’re excited to see everyone this weekend!

A few quick updates on Legally Blonde:

FOR CAST & CREW

  • Apart from Elle, Vivian, and Paulette (who have designated appointments at Pilorum), hair and makeup for all other cast members is minimal. If parents can apply simple makeup to kids before arriving for their show calls, that would be great. Our parent volunteers helping backstage will help with touch-ups and application for the boys. [On that note – if you are a parent volunteer for costume/makeup assistance backstage, can you bring some basic makeup for your shift (blush, foundation, powder, etc.)]
  • Crew members should be wearing all black or dark colors for each performance. The “Crew-ser” shirts they received this week are perfect!

FOR AUDIENCES

  • Ticket check-in and sales (enter through Door #3 in back of school) start at 6pm (evening shows) and 1pm (afternoon shows). Entrance to Gym won’t open (i.e., you won’t be seated) until 6:30pm (evening shows) and 1:30pm (afternoon shows).
  • There are still tickets available for each performance, but as of this writing, Friday night and Sunday matinee shows are the most full.

Fine Arts Updates (Week of 3/21)

It’s our busiest week of the year! Thanks to all who helped out Saturday and Sunday. The stage setup looks amazing!

LEGALLY BLONDE

  • If you volunteered for dinner service this week, please plan to arrive at 5:30pm. You should be done by 6:30pm.
  • Tickets are on sale now. Shows are filling up fast now, so be sure and reserve your seats today. Online sales will run through Thursday. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door (unless sold out!).
  • Legally Blonde Raffle Basket tickets will be sold during school. Some of our 8th grade cast members will be walking around to each classroom all week. Tickets cost $1/each or 6 for $5. When you purchase a ticket, you not only get a chance to win the basket (incl. 4 front row seats to Saturday night’s performance), you also get an out-of-uniform pass for Friday, March 25 (wear pink & yellow in support of the show).
  • Cast & Crew t-shirts will be distributed at rehearsal tonight (Monday), and can be worn by Cast & Crew at school all week!

EXTRACURRICULARS

Creative Writing Workshop
Regina Dominican
Friday, April 1 from 6-8pm
All 6th through 8th grade girls are invited to a night of creative writing! Participants will get inspired to write with members of the Regina Dominican creative writing club and English teacher Annie Tully, ‘92. The evening will include a poetry scavenger hunt, group short stories, and more!
Register at www.rdpanthers.org