Hasler/1st Boy (Steam Heat)/1st Boy (Hernando's)
Prez/2nd Male/3 Boys (7.5 Cents)
Charley/Pop/2nd Boy (Steam Heat)/3 Boys (7.5 Cents)
Max/Joe/Anderson/Bob/Boy/1st Male (Racing)/1st Helper/3 Boys (7.5 Cents)
2nd Helper/Hey There Trio/Carmen
Mara/Hey There Trio/Brenda/1st Girl (7.5 Cents)
1st Girl (Racing, Hernando's)/Charlene
2nd Girl (7.5 Cents, Hernando's)/Virginia
3rd Girl (7.5 Cents, Racing)/Hey There Trio/Doris
3rd Girl (Hernando's)/2nd Girl (Racing)/Anne
Olliver (Cas) Pelayo
We are excited to announce the cast list for our Spring Musical, The Pajama Game! We saw so much talent at auditions and were seriously impressed. We look forward to working with all of you!
Hello Grab Bag Theater Community!
We are excited to announce an Open Mic Night on Friday, October 10! We invite you all to come to the Prolific Oven (550 Waverley Street, Palo Alto) between 7:00 and 10:00 pm to share a song, a monologue, or any other demonstration of your artistic talent! Everyone is welcome to perform, or to simply stop by and watch. If you would like to perform, just show up and put your name on the sign-up sheet.
Any questions? As always, feel free to contact us through our contact form, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by contacting any Executive Board member with questions, concerns or suggestions.
We hope to see you there!
2014-2015 Junior Board
Hello Grab Bag Theater community!
We are pleased to announce our cast list for our fall play, "Nothing is the End of the World (except for the end of the world)". Shows will be on November 14 and 15, so over the course of the next 6 weeks, our production team, cast, and crew are going to work very hard to pull off this show. Thank you to everyone who auditioned, and we look forward to working with you. Rehearsals start this upcoming Monday; please check your email for more information. The cast list is as follows:
We hope to see you all at our show in November, and at our Open Mic Nights throughout the year- more information on those to come within the next week! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask by emailing email@example.com or using the "Contact Us" page on this site.
Thank you all, and see you at our upcoming events!
Sophi Bock & Sophie Zalipsky
Executive Director & Artistic Director
Hello Grab Bag Theater community! Welcome back, with the start of the school year and the start of this year's fall play season. The Executive Board is excited to release our fall play, "Nothing is the End of the World (except for the end of the world)" by Bekah Brunstetter. We chose the play because it is well written, relevant to the youth participating in our company, and a new type of show for Grab Bag. Here is the description of the show and the link, if you would like to look at the script or other details:
"In the near distant future, artificially intelligent students try to integrate into a New York high school. A reality show attempt to document the experiment amidst the regular drama of the existing high schoolers."
http://www.playscripts.com/play/2501 (click "Free Sample" to view the script)
Auditions will be on September 23 and 24 (location TBA), and our shows will take place on November 14 and 15. If you have any questions, please direct them to the 2014-2015 Executive Board. We are excited to see both new and old faces on and off stage this year. We will let you know more about the show closer to the date, and we hope you get the chance to audition!
In other news, until further notice, please send all Junior Board Applications to our email, firstname.lastname@example.org. The due date has been extended to September 8, and we will let you know future dates and deadlines after we have all of the applications. Thank you for your involvement with the company and we value your time and commitment.
We are incredibly excited to announce our 2014-2015 Executive Board! We're looking forward to the summer transition. Keep your eyes and ears open for information concerning masterclasses, open mics, and other community events to keep the GBT vibe strong all year round!
Secretary - Kirby Hocking
Development Director - Eloise Walne
Artistic Director - Sophie Zalipsky
Financial Director - Natalie Silverman
Executive Director - Sophi Bock
We'd also like to announce the new Junior Board position of Associate Artistic Director, to be filled by Tonya Goltsev. She will be working with both boards to extend the realm of Grab Bag to include other forms of art and creative expression!
Also, if you were involved with the recent production of The Wizard of Oz and have yet to fill out our reflection survey, please do so at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/58W2FW9. GBT is first and foremost a learning institution, and your feedback helps us improve for future productions.
Hope summer is treating you well so far!
Maddie Rostami, Executive Director
We are only about two weeks away from opening night of our spring musical, The Wizard of Oz! Performances will be held May 16th, 17th, 23rd, and 24th, at 7:30 pm with an additional 1:00 matinee on May 24th. All shows will take place at the Veteran's Memorial Senior Center in Redwood City.
If you would like a sneak preview of our show, come on down to Kepler's Bookstore in Menlo Park this Saturday, May 3rd. Our cast members will be performing a couple songs from the show, and you can also get a signed poster from some of your favorite characters from the classic tale!
Tickets are also now available for pre-purchasing online. Just click on the "Upcoming Events" tab and then click on "The Wizard of Oz." You'll see a PayPal logo that will allow you to purchase tickets.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for our show, please contact Gillian Weisenfluh, email@example.com.
We hope to see you at the show!
-Sarah Hoover, Financial Director
We want to thank everyone who came out to audition for the Wizard of Oz. We saw a lot of talent and we are super excited to work with you all. We are looking forward to seeing you at rehearsals starting March 17th and we will send all of you a rehearsal schedule in the next week. We ask that you email firstname.lastname@example.org to accept your role ASAP. We are super psyched to be putting on this production and look forward to a great show! The cast for Wizard of Oz is as follows:
In other news, anticipate another Open Mic sometime this month (details to follow). As always, feel free to contact us through our contact form, by email (email@example.com), or by contacting any Executive Board member with any questions, concerns or suggestions.
Hi Grab Bag Theater!
Auditions for The Wizard of Oz start tomorrow at 4:00 pm at Sequoia Church (233 Topaz St, Redwood City). Please come prepared with one minute of a song, clothes that you feel comfortable moving in, and an open attitude to read sides for multiple characters. We will have the ability to play a recording, but no pianist, so please avoid sheet music.
If you have any last minute questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to answer them! We look forward to meeting all of you tomorrow and starting work on this new production. We have an awesome team behind the this show who have been preparing for months for this moment!
Hi Grab Bag! We have a very important announcement. Due to some complications with licensing organizations, we have changed our spring musical. We are very excited to announce that we are OFFICIALLY producing The Wizard of Oz, with performances on May 16, 17, 22, and 24 (there will be two performances on the 24th). Auditions will be held March 3 and 4, with callbacks on March 5. All information regarding auditions can be found on the Wizard of Oz tab under upcoming events. We appreciate your understanding as we have worked with these licensing groups to finalize the details. And, per usual, all board members are happy to answer any questions you might have. Hope you are all enjoying your winter and cannot wait to begin work on this latest project!
Also, we are proud to announce our production team for the show:Directors.........................Maddie Rostami, Natalie Silverman
Music Director................Lissette Espinoza
Choreographers...........Sarah Hoover, Mariana Briskin
Technical Director.........Vira Leebong
Assistant Tech Heads..Kendall Lee, Sophie Zalipsky
Stage Manager..............Sophi Bock
Assistant SM..................Kirby Hocking
Assistant Producer........Eloise Walne
Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at GBT. We look forward to seeing you all at auditions!
Hey there Grab Bag. We have some long awaited news for you all: We've narrowed down our musical options to two shows and we would like your input! Our two options right now are Cinderella and The Wizard of Oz.
Both are classic Broadway shows full of life and energy and we're really excited to have these two shows in consideration for the 2014 year. If you have an opinion as to what show you would like us to produce, we value your input. Please email email@example.com with your vote as we wish to keep a level of anonymity to the process.
Please know that we want to hear your opinion, but a variety of factors go into determining a production, including cost of sets, costumes, and rights, as well as availability and technical concerns, which are quite complicated. Thus it will ultimately come down to the Executive Board's vote. We will have a final decision for you all this Friday and are so excited to get to work.
Exact audition dates and performance information will be released in the coming month!
In other news for 2014, get ready for some more open mic nights, masterclasses, and fun ways to get involved with GBT. We hope you all had a great New Year's and we're looking forward to a wonderful year!
-Maddie Rostami, Executive Director
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