Parent Information

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Xanadu Jr. Parent Meeting Dates

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Tuesday, 9/14/2021 | Tuesday, 10/5/2021

Dear NAMS families,

We are thrilled to offer an exciting extra-curricular activity for New Albany students: musical theatre! The first musical selected this year is XANADU JR. to be performed October 28-31, 2021 at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts. All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students may audition for and perform in this show. Please review the instructions for signing your student up for an audition. This production will consist of between 25 - 30 students who are highly committed to the musical program. Rehearsals will be after school 3-4 days a week with some longer rehearsals as we get closer to opening. This production will utilize a small group of crew members, and we will be hosting interviews on Friday, August 27, 2021. Keep an eye on the crew information section of the portal for more details to come.

Sincerely,

Melissa Gould Sean Hooper

Jr. Musical, Director Jr. Musical, Music Director

namstheatredept@gmail.com hooper.1@napls.us

What else do I need to know?

How much does it cost to participate in the Junior Musical? $125 Pay-to-Participate.

Checks should be made payable to “New Albany Middle School” with “Jr. Musical” in the memo line. These are to be turned in to your school office or you can pay online via PaySchoolsCentral.

Costume elements: Each student will have their own costume, no sharing. Most of this will come from the NAMS costume department. You will need to provide basics like jazz shoes, tights, leotards as needed.


Student Responsibility:

Please understand that it is the student’s responsibility to complete schoolwork obligations and to communicate with teachers. Rehearsal expectations can be found on the portal under “Cast Information”.

Rehearsals & Attendance:

Attendance is mandatory for all rehearsals and performances unless special arrangements have been made in advance with the Director. Please schedule lessons and other appointments around rehearsals. When one cast member is absent; teaching and learning for others is very difficult. If illness occurs, please contact the director. Thank you in advance for your help with scheduling!