YOUR SOURCE FOR ANNIE CAST INFORMATION
We're excited for your family to participate in Annie. As rehearsals begin, you may find the following links and information helpful. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions, concerns, or need additional information. We are here to help and want this to be a positive and rewarding experience for all!
FRIDAY, 11/16, 8 AM call for 9 AM-1:30 PM Program
Mandatory final dress-rehearsal and grant-funded FREE performance for school groups
FRIDAY, 11/16, 4:30 PM call for 7:00-9:30 PM Performance
Opening night Public Performance
Saturday, 11/17, 5:00 PM call for 7:00-9:30 PM Performance
(ambassador call at 4pm)
Sunday, 11/18, 12:30 PM call for 2:00-4:30 PM Performance
(All cast & crew to help with strike @ 5PM followed by cast party)
Closing Matinee Performance
Rehearsal Schedule Master: (Click here to view or download.) All actors are welcome at EVERY rehearsal. However, since we want to respect your time for school, family, and additional activities, we have created a schedule by scenes that we will run each rehearsal. We strongly encourage actors to read their script to see what scenes they are in, so they will understand the schedule. Some actors play multiple roles, so Mrs. Felicia will try her best to post what actors are needed at each rehearsal. If you feel that you should be listed for a rehearsal but don't see your name, please email Mrs. Felicia with this concern, and we will figure it out right away. Actors should plan on bringing a water bottle, script, and homework to every rehearsal.
Rehearsal Tracks: (Click here to view or download.) Please use the linked form for information on accessing rehearsal tracks. Due to copyright laws, BackStory Theatre cannot distribute the vocal tracks for Annie, so it is imperative that cast members pay close attention during rehearsals in order to learn the melodies (especially for those who are not accustomed to reading music). Please note, the rehearsal tracks (sans vocals) work best through the suggested Apple or Android apps rather than via computer.
IMPORTANT THIS WEEK
Cast Contact List
Payments: Please click here for all fees or on the titles below to follow individual links for online payment. Please opt for online payment wherever possible! This saves time for staff (helping to keep costs affordable & focus on students) and helps prevent human error! For all cash or check payments, please provide a completed Payment Form. No credit card payments will be accepted in person for the fees below.
$225 - REQUIRED Registration/Instructional Fee Balance (due 8/27)
$15 - Optional Cast Shirt purchase (due 8/27)
$25 - Optional Libretto/script purchase (due 8/27)
$75 - Optional volunteer opt out payment (due 10/1)
$15 - Optional Cast Shout-Out purchase (due 10/1) Congratulations for your actor to be published in the show program. Sign up by submitting fee and text to firstname.lastname@example.org
Production Support: Have a special passion for theatre? Looking for other ways to become involved? BackStory is looking for a few excellent volunteers to take on key production roles this year. The following open positions require a higher time commitment and dependability and will be rewarded with a significant reduction in a student's participation fee for this production!! Casting decisions are not influenced by interest in these positions. Please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to be considered for any of the following:
Fundraising Chair (or co-chair)
Backstage Monitor & Rehearsal Supervision
Costume Assistant Lead
Volunteer Shifts: (Click link to sign up.) In order to keep costs as affordable as possible for families and to cover the numerous jobs critical to the success of the show, we are offering a volunteer option again this year. We hope you'll find something in this list that suits your availability, skills, and interest. At a minimum, for each cast member in the show, we hope your family will sign up for one crew position (see below for crew details). Of course, your family is welcome to sign up for more if you like! All crews work under the direction of a crew head. Please see above if you are interested in serving as a crew lead or assistant lead!
ANNIE CREW COMMITMENTS:
Front of House - Minimum of 3 shifts to usher, work box office, serve concessions, or provide treats.
Set Crew - Minimum of 2 scheduled work dates to build and/or paint set materials AND assist with load in or strike.
Fundraising Crew - Minimum of 3 advertisements or sponsorships sold to local area businesses for show program.
Costume Crew - Minimum of 1 shift during performances to assist backstage with costume needs AND help in pre-production with organizing and amending existing costumes (minimal to no sewing required), AND minimum 1 load of laundry post production.
If you are unable to sign up for tasks or a crew/committee, please make your tax deductible direct donation of $75 online (see links above) or make checks payable to BackStory Theatre and submit to Mrs. Felicia during rehearsal (along with the Payment Form) OR via US post to 555 Burbank St, Unit Q, Broomfield, CO 80020 prior to October 1st (memo line: BSYT Performance Donation/"your child's name"). This donation will help offset the cost of staff for those volunteer positions which go unfilled.
TICKETS & SHOW PROMOTION
Please note that all shows for last year's Fall Musical sold out a week before the show opened. We expect a similar situation this year. Please don't wait to the last minute to order your tickets. Once all tickets are sold, we have no ability to add additional seats.
Comp Tickets: Each actor receives 2 complimentary tickets which can be reserved for any show. All tickets (including comp tickets) will be with ASSIGNED SEATING, so comp tickets should be reserved at the same time as other tickets if your party wants to sit together during the show. To reserve comp tickets with online ticket purchases, use the cast member's first and last name with no spaces and no hyphens -- (ex -- franksinatra). See additional information below for cast member ticketing options.
Ticket Prices: Through 10/27, pre-purchase ticket prices are $18 Adults, $13 Seniors 60+, $8 Children 17 & under. During this time, cast members can access Premier Seating options in the first 3 rows (on a first-come-first-served basis) using your cast member's access code. You can use this code to purchase tickets for your whole order (including family/friends) but please do not share your code. Following 10/27, ticket prices will increase to $20 Adults, $15 Seniors 60+, $10 Children 17 & under and Premier Seats not yet purchased will be released for public purchase.
Show Tickets: NEW THIS YEAR -- All tickets (including 2 comp tickets per cast member) will be with ASSIGNED SEATING. Tickets can be printed at home or shown electronically at the performance. Cast members have 2 options for purchasing tickets:
Select seats and pay with credit card online at any time, using provided code for comp tickets (see above).
Order tickets through Michelle Hoffman at the parent meeting on 8/27/19 using credit, check, or cash.
Following the 8/27/18 parent meeting, if you are having trouble using the online system or want to pay by cash or check, please email Michelle Hoffman at Michelle.BackStoryTheatre@gmail.com.
Online Ticketing Instructions: Click here for instructions on entering your online ticket order and how to use your access code for Comp Tickets and to select Premier Seating options at each show.
Show Flyer: Coming Soon! Help BackStory sell tickets to this show by sharing this flyer with your family, friends, school, business, or in other community places. Be sure to ask before posting in any public space such as a school or business!
Broomfield Days Show Promotion: More information and sign up coming soon!
King Soopers Ticket Sales: More information and sign up coming soon!
FUNDRAISING & DONATIONS
Letter Writing Campaign: Help us promote the show, support your actor's hard work, and raise money for BackStory through a letter writing campaign to friends and family. On Saturday 9/29, students can bring a list of addresses for friends and family, and Michelle Hoffman will help your actor stuff, address, and mail letters. Or, your student can download a copy of the letter and mail it at any time. Prizes will be awarded at rehearsal on Thursday 11/8 for the actor with the most dollars donated in his/her name and for the most individual donations.
Online Fundraising Page: Are you interested in promoting BackStory Theatre and our show to family and friends through your social media network or through email? We can help you get the word out in less than 10 minutes! Follow the attached instructions to set up your personal giving page through CO Gives.
Advertising & Fundraising Information: BackStory Theatre programs are subsidized by donations from the community. If you or someone you know might be interested in supporting BackStory Theatre's mission to provide affordable and broadly accessible performing arts education and performance opportunities in our community, please forward this information about sponorships and program advertisements and/or contact Michelle Hoffman. You can also provide this summary of BackStory programs.
Cast Party: More information coming soon! Please contact Mary Wilkie at email@example.com if you are interested in hosting the cast party.
Cast Shout-Outs!: Due 10/1. Congratulations for your actor to be published in the show program. Sign up by submitting $15 payment and text, following instructions listed above in payment section or with the Payment Form.
Production Video: More information and sign up coming soon!
School Absence: Download this letter for your student's school regarding absence on Friday 11/16/2018 for the morning dress rehearsal/performance. Please note that this performance is part of BackStory's grant-funded community outreach and is a free field trip for area students. It is mandatory for all actors.