Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hey everyone,
The fall show is over and everyone did a great job. Family Ties and Little White Lies was a great show with a great cast. Don't forget that we have a meeting Monday and Tuesday Nov. 19th and 20th from 3 till 5 to discuss the future of the drama club. I hope everyone can attend at put your voice in the mix.
Have a nice day!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Hello everyone,
I hope everyone is making out well after the storm yesterday. 
Don't Forget because of school being canceled yesterday Oct. 29th and today Oct. 30th, tomorrow there will  be rehersal starting at 3:00 pm and we will not end until 9:00pm the same goes for thursday. WE NEED EVERYONES HELP! Once we run through the show twice we will be working on sets so bring your paint clothes. There is still painting to do. Thank you and have a good afternoon.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Off Script Act 1

I just hope everyone took time today to learn their lines for act 1. I know it was a late night for those also in the Reader's Theatre production. Get lots of rest and practice those lines tomorrow whenever you can. I know all will go well tomorrow if everyone comes with a positive attitude and are willing to focus on the show.

  • My best to you as you learn those lines~Director

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Home coming week has brought about a few schedule changes that are important to bring to everybody's attention.

First, Friday's regularly scheduled rehearsal will be canceled due to the 4:00 pm line-up time for all band members. Since that involves 11 out of the 20 responsible for the show it makes it hard to rehearse. Plus I know the other 9 of you would probably like to go watch the parade or might be involved with your class floats.

Instead on Friday we are going to offer an Hour of Improve from 3 to 4 pm. This will be open to any drama club members, any band members, and anyone from the general school population that wants to learn about improve or theater. I would like to give everyone a place to learn a little about improve and have some fun after the pep rally! So come out and have a good time for an hour before the parade and play some games with your peers!

Another schedule change due to home coming is that we will be canceling the set building on Saturday. We would like to allow everyone to have plenty of time to plan and prepare for the dance. Plus the Reader's Theater has dress rehearsal on Monday and we would like to leave the set  for that show as untouched as possible. So enjoy the day off to prepare for the dance that night and have a safe time at the dance.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Blocking Begins Tomorrow

Just a few reminders for the process of blocking:
  • Please remember to bring appropriate clothing for being on stage during rehearsal
    • This means no skirts ladies
    • This also means no more flip flops at rehearsals everyone
    • Please wear loose fitting comfortable clothing that you can move in on stage
    • Guys make sure your pants won't fall down, so wear a belt
  • Make sure you have all the paperwork in so you can keep your script and receive your official membership binder
    • The binder should come to practice with you everyday
    • There is a section in it where you can write down notes about blocking 
    • It also has a wonderful pocket in front and back where you can store the script when you are not working on learning your lines
    • That same section can double as a place to write down notes from this director once we are past blocking and start running the show
    • It is also a place to write down thoughts about character, costume, props, and make-up ideas
  • Please help out the show by selling season tickets and presale tickets
    • A copy of each form may be found in your membership binder
  • For those of you who don't know what blocking actually is, it is the process of assigning each actress or actor their movements on the stage that correspond with each line of dialogue in the script, so you will be learning where you go on stage
    • This can be a slow process if you do not focus and you hold tons of side conversations, so the more you pay attention the quicker this process moves along
    • I would suggest that if you have homework assignments from your classes you bring that with you and work on it as the blocking process proceeds
    • I would also make sure you have your pencil, script and binder to record all your movements in, so you do not forget where you are going
    • It is very painful when we have to stop the run through of the shows to re-teach blocking because it was not written down the first time through
As a Final Note: Come with a Positive Attitude, Ready to Work Hard and Have Fun and We will Put together a Great Show!!~Your Director

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Rehearsals are Starting Monday

Alright everyone,
Family Ties and Little White Lies starts Monday, September 24th.  Cast list will be posted Monday morning and the first production meeting is after school on Monday. Everyone in the cast has to come and don't forget to bring in all of your papers and your dues. You can't take your script home until they are all in. Please pass on to all who are not subscribed yet.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Officers meeting rescheduled

The officers meeting that was scheduled for the 19th has been moved to the 20th due to auditions being rescheduled. Pass this along to those that are not following the blog.

Auditions rescheduled

Just a reminder. Due to weather auditions have been rescheduled for September the 19th from 3 to 5pm in the auditorium. Please pass this along to others that do not follow the blog. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Auditions for "Family Ties and Little White Lies!"

And the moment we have all been waiting for is finally here, its the beginning of the fall show! As we all know, the fall show, a FBI farce, is called "Family Ties and Little White Lies," and auditioning starts tomorrow! There are two dates for auditioning, September 17th & September 18th, from 3-5pm.
Please prepare a monologue or a short scene to present. It would be ideal to have the piece memorized. Remember to bring your completed Auditioning form, your completed Membership form, and your measurement form, as well as your $10 show due, which will be used to take care of food on the days of dress rehersal, as well as director gifts at the end of the show. If you do not have any of these forms, you can find them on the Drama Club website.
*NOTE: If you noticed, both the membership form and the auditioning sheet have grade checks with it. You DO NOT need both grade checks filled out, but ONE must be filled out, signed by your teachers, accompanied with your grade in that class.
Also, congratulations goes out to our student director, Kristy Sonberg and student stage manager, Tim Clark for "Family Ties and Little White Lies."
So, lets get this show on the road! See you at auditions!

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Okay everyone,
Don't forget about auditions for Family Ties and Little White Lies on Monday and Tuesday, September 17th and 18th from 3-5pm in the auditorium. Please have an audition piece memorized and ready. Remember sometimes it is better to volunteer at the beginning instead of waiting and becoming more nervous about your audition.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Fall Show Information

There's a lot to look forward to as the Drama season draws closer & closer. The fall show, 'Family Ties and Little White Lies' will be taking off here shortly. The MANDATORY parent meeting will be this Tuesday, September 11 from 6:30pm-8pm. If you plan on auditioning, you must attend this meeting, and have a parent attend this meeting. If you also plan to audition, please fill out your membership form with the grade check to bring to the auditions, you must become a member of the NCHS Drama Club in order to audition! Auditioning dates this year are September 17th & 18th from 3-5pm. Another reminder, ($10) dues should be turned in when you audition as well, as well as any other paperwork.The show dates for this show will be on  November 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th.
For those who want to be Stage Manager or Student Director: You must fill out a survey regarding the job. To find the survey, you can click the link under Club Links here on the blog OR go to the  Drama Club website (Hint:: simply click that handy-dandy link to open a new window!) and look for the Survey subtitle, under which the surveys are listed and linked. 
Also, why not start selling those season tickets to friends & family. Remember, this year, with the new membership policy, you must have fundraising hours. Selling tickets will get you those hours! The ticket forms can be found on the website, or you can get some from Mr. Schoonover in room 502. 

Other Information for this upcoming week: FEST board will be meeting this Tuesday from 6-8 in Room 502.  There is also a Officer's Meeting this Wednesday from 3-5. Officers, be ready to work hard. Bring anything from last week, your binders, and a pen or pencil. We still have a lot to get done so we can get this drama season started. :)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Drama Club Interest Meeting

Hey there everyone! This year, our interest meeting will be held on September 6, 2012. Please come to the meeting, even if you have already been a part of the Drama Club at NCHS. There is a lot of new and updated information everyone needs to get. The meeting will be held in the auditorium, 3-4pm. Spread the word, bring your friends! Hope to see a good turn-out! 


Its that time of the year again, time to start planning for FEST. What is FEST again? FEST stands for Festival of Eastern Shore Theater. Its an annual event held in January for all theater lovers, held by theater lovers and supported by the same people; theater supporters and lovers! This year FEST will be held on January 26th, 2013 at NCHS. However, with out help, FEST will be impossible to have. That is what the FEST president Jessica and her amazing FEST Board  does. Wanna help and be a part of FEST Board? The first FEST Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Jessica would love to see you there. The more, the merrier! Come one, come all!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New & Updated Information

Today the Drama Officers met up, and we now have some more information to share with everyone. Its a fact drama season is closer than ever, with so much to do.


  •  Don't forget this Friday, August 31st is the audition date for the Reader's Theater production of 'The Cellist of Sarajevo" at 6pm. The audition is a  open & read around audition, so you do not have to have an audition prepared. Show dates for 'The Cellist of Sarajevo' are as follows: October 5th at CHRS and October 12th & 13th at NCHS. 
  • Next week, on September 6th, 2012 there will be a Drama Club Interest Meeting. Please attend this meeting, there is important information that will be presented to you at that meeting. Also, if you know of anyone who is interested in joining drama club, have them attend as well. 
  • THE FALL SHOW HAS BEEN APPROVED. Our fall show for the 2012-2013 drama season is 'Family Ties and Little White Lies.' The MANDATORY parent meeting will be on September 13th at NCHS Auditorium from 6:30-8pm. If you plan on auditioning for this show, a parent MUST attend this meeting. Please prepare your audition, auditions are on September 17th & September 18th, at the NCHS Auditorium from 3-5 pm. The show dates are as follows: November 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th at 7:30pm. 
  • Put the Racetrack clean-up for 2012 on your schedule! This year the clean-up is on September 29th, 2012. Please sign-up. the Racetrack clean-up is a major fundraiser for the drama club! We need people to come and help!
  • As for the Thespian Show & Senior One Acts, the shows are TBA. However, the mandatory meeting date, audition dates and show dates are available. The MANDATORY meeting date for parents is on November 16th, 2012. Remember, like he fall show, a parent must attend this meeting for you to audition. Audition dates are November 21st & 22nd, from 3-5pm. Show Dates are February 1st & 2nd, 2013 at 7:30pm at NCHS. 
  • Thespian Inductions this year will be on December 7th, 2012. If you are being inducted you will be notified before One Act auditions.
Drama Officers: 

  • There is still so much on our list of things to do. Remember we have another meeting on Friday, August 31st from 3-5 pm. Come in prepared and focused, we have a packed schedule of things to accomplish before the interest meeting. Look over the papers you were given to look over today, and be ready to work, work, work See everyone there!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Welcome Back News and Information

Welcome back to school! Now that school started, its one step closer to drama season to begin! Keep your eyes and ears open for audition dates and information on the upcoming productions and events. 

For Drama Club Members: Want to get the drama season started soon? Then come to the auditorium on Friday, August 31st for the 'One Maryland, One Book'  Readers Theater read-around audition for the theater adaption of the novel The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway, directed by Mr. Keith Shaffer. . Its a community theater, and auditions are open to the public. Auditions start at 6pm. 

For Drama Club Officers: Remember that this coming Wendesday, August 29 we have a meeting after school, starting at 3 and going until 5. Meet in Mr. Schoonover's room, and don't forget your binders and a pen or pencil, and anything else you will need. 
Have a good week, and stay posted!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Summerfest 2012

This year, at Summerfest 2012, the NCHS Drama club IS having a booth. We are in need of workers that are currently in the Drama club to help come out. We are helping the Lady Caroline's Players with face paniting this year and splitting proceeds with them, as well as selling merchandise, and more. On top of the Friends Of Drama has worked hard to put together a "Walking Tacos" stand where we will sell refreshments and nachos with taco fixings.
If you are able to come out and help, even if its only for an hour or so, please contact Mr. Schoonover, Olivia or Brenna.
Remember, the money made will help this year's drama season better!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August Update

Its the first day of August drama club members! Which means the drama season is that much closer. School begins on August 27th! Here are our updates and reminders for this month, as of 8/1/12!
READ YOUR SCRIPTS, and don't forget to bring them to the Schoonover's for our August 6th Officer's meeting. The Officer's meeting is at the Schoonover's house 6pm-9pm. Also, don't forget to bring a side or dessert to go with dinner and bring your binder with a pen or pencil!
Come out and support some of your drama club members who are  in Summerfame 2012 on August 10th at the Avalon Theater in Easton, time TBA and/or the Lady Caroline's Production of "A Nice Little Island" on August 10th and 11th at 7:30pm at NCHS Auditorium. "A Nice Little Island" is produced with special arrangements by and is written by Tim Wright.

Stay posted for any more updates and such! Enjoy the rest of the month, and see everyone soon!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Reminders & Upcoming Events

August is coming quickly! Which means drama season is coming just as quickly!
Some reminders and future events for the upcoming weeks:

Don't forget about the script swap at Katelyn's house on Wednesday, July 25 from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Text or Facebook Katelyn for her address.  
Also, don't forget about our August Officer's meeting on August 6th, 6pm-9pm at the Schoonover's house. Remember to bring a small something like a bag of chips or a desert to go with dinner!

For everyone else, come and support your fellow drama club members! A few of our members in Lady Caroline's Players are presenting "A Nice Little Island" on August 3rd & 4th at 7:30pm at the NCHS Auditorium. Produced with Special arrangement with Eldridge Plays. Also come out and support those in the drama club who are in Summerfame 2012, at the Avalon Theater. Dates and Times are TBA.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Script Swaps

Please remember to continue to keep reading those scripts so we can chose our shows for the 2012-2013 drama season. Make sure to attend the script swaps or notify Olivia you are unable to attend so we can make these swaps easier for everyone to be able to read the scripts and select the shows and also plan other swaps. Communication is key. Thank you, and keep reading and swapping!

Sunday, June 3, 2012


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This blog was created as the 1st learning activity for week 2 for the EDU 651. The creation a of this blog was very easy and I really had no issues creating it, customizing it, or creating the first post. I already have a personal and multiple drama gmail accounts. I decided to use my NCHSDrama gmail account becuase I am thing about using a blog to help with communication with in the drama club next year. While setting up the account I noticed that the blog can be customized in many different way. I could even edit the html code to make this page similar to the NCHS drama club's website.