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Show Information Packet

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical KIDS.  Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks."  Horton's challenge is twofold — not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Through their participation in the show, students will learn how to work together, memorize lines, dance, sing together and in tune, and most of all, learn what fun it is to put on a show!

 

This is all the information you need to know to decide if you want to be a part of this exciting production.

Thanks for reading and we look forward to an awesome adventure into the world of careers!

Sincerely,

Your Directors, Amanda and Kate

RhythmsPerformingArts@gmail.com


Important Information

 

This show is for kids Age 4-Grade 5.

Regular Rehearsals:

March 4 - May 7th.  

OR

Mature 2nd graders may be able to come on Wednesdays if they prefer.  Email directors about this.

No rehearsal:

April 4, 7 or 8 (Spring Break)

Saturday, April 25th - since the Saturday group will miss this rehearsal, we would love for them to come the previous Thursday, April 23rd from 3:45 - 4:25pm

Dress Rehearsal Week:

All students come to all three rehearsals listed:

Performance: Saturday, May 16th:

Seussical will perform on Saturday, May 16th at 11am.  The show will be at Lucas Valley Elementary School in Marinwood (San Rafael) at 1175 Idylberry Road.

On the performance day, students will arrive to the theater at 9:30am.  Doors will open for parents at 10:45am.  Tickets are $12 (5 and under are free) and can be purchased online (the week before) or at the door.

Auditions/Casting:

Every child will be cast in their own special role.  We will not have official auditions but will instead have everyone try some parts out at our first couple rehearsals.

Parent Volunteers:

If you would like to volunteer to help out (with costumes, props, set, tickets, refreshments, etc.) please let us know.  We are keeping this production fairly simple, but can always use help.

Payment:

For our Thursday and Saturday groups of 4 year olds to 2nd graders, the production costs $228.  

For our Wednesday group of 3rd-5th graders, the production costs $285.  

This amount will be broken into three payments and charged to your Rhythms account on March 1, April 1, and May 1.  When you enroll, you will enter your credit card and be enrolled in auto-pay so you will be automatically charged each month and won’t have to worry about when to pay.  Payments later than 5 days will incur a $15 late fee.  We are not able to give refunds.  You may want to pay your first payment at the time of registration but it is not due until March 1.

 

Your Production Fee includes your script, show t-shirt, and digital video of the performance.  Most of your costume will also be included, though we will ask each actor to provide some basic parts of their costume.  

Discounts

Family Discount: families with two or more children registered for a Rhythms musical (including our younger or older shows), we offer $25 off for each child.  

New Friend Discount:  If a returning actor brings a new friend to Rhythms who registers for Seussical, they will get $25 off their Seussical Production Fee.  

Multiple Musical Discount: For those students who participate in our older show, Aladdin, as well as  Seussical, you will receive $100 off your Seussical production fee.

These discounts may not be automatically added to your studio director account.  Please email the studio if to have a discount applied.

 

T-Shirt and Costume:

Each participant will receive a show t-shirt with a logo of the show.  

They will also get to borrow a costume for the performance.  Most students will need to provide at least one item for their costume as well as black jazz shoes.  They should wear their black jazz shoes to every rehearsal.

Tickets:

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door on the day of the show.  We will not sell any tickets at the studio prior to day of the showcase.  General admission is $12.  Children 5 and under may attend for free if they sit on a parent’s lap.  

Tickets may be purchased online the week before the performance.  We will send out a link at that time.

The doors will open fifteen minutes before show time; parents will not be allowed into the performance venue prior to doors opening, so saving seats before that time will not be allowed.  

Class Observation Policy:

It can be difficult for students to focus when there are extra people in the room.  Therefore we discourage observers in the studio.  If a parent has a special concern, he or she may speak with the instructor prior to class about observing; however, this request cannot be accommodated on a regular basis.

 

Communication and Information

Website:

We aim to keep our website up to date with all of the information you need.   If you have a question, please start by checking out the website to find your answer.

Email:

We encourage all of our families to provide their email addresses while registering.  We do all of our communication through email to eliminate paper waste and get information to you faster.  The Rhythms email address is RhythmsPerformingArts@gmail.com.  Please add it to your address book so our emails don’t end up in your spam folder.  We also recommend emailing the studio when you have a question outside of business hours.  We can usually respond faster that way.

Questions:

If you have any questions about our production, please email us!  RhythmsPerformingArts@gmail.com

Register:

To register for Seussical go to: https://app.thestudiodirector.com/rhythmsperformingarts/portal.jsp

Please also complete this online sign up form so we can get some additional info about your child and let us know what size shirt your child would like:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfODNVaic2fQUM9_OY_l12wYoocF6kUHkBoIoOYlDqCnFelyA/viewform?usp=sf_link