Friday 11th May – Full Dress Rehearsal AND Show Days
Riley Smith Hall, Tadcaster (LS24 9AB), please note there is car park off Chapel St LS24 9AR
What to wear:
Full costume, hair in 2 French plaits*, make-up
*If you can not do French plaits we will have people on hand to help, but with 145 students if you can do it before you arrive it would help a lot.
Because of the strong stage lighting we will need all students to wear make-up for the show (we will have people about to help if needed). Any glitter and extra sparkles are always a welcome addition ✨✨
Girls should wear:
Blue or green eye shadow
Optional – White under the eyes
Boys should wear at least:
What to bring
Please ensure that in your child’s boxes that they come with
A labelled water bottle and food (nothing messy that may get on the costumes and absolutely NO NUTS, we do have students with serious nut allergies).
Something to entertain them while they are waiting to go on stage e.g. colouring books and pens, reading books, games.
Spare make-up in case we need to apply touch-ups, hair brush, bobbles
Please remove all jewellery, watches e.t.c. so these don’t accidentally end up on stage.
This rehearsal will be supervised by chaperones, we will only be allowing parents into the dressing room if the are backstage helpers or on a 1:1 support (e.g. preschoolers).
Parents are welcome to wait in the foyer or can leave and come back for pick up
Signing in & out
We will be signing half the students in upstairs and half down stairs in the foyer, if you know your child’s group please see where to go from the lists below, if you do not know or cannot remember your group we will have volunteers on hand upon arrival to assist you.
Pre-schoolers / 1:1 parents
Once you have signed in, if you are upstairs you will be taken to your chaperone, if you are signing in the foyer you will meet your chaperone in the main hall.
When we have finished the please wait in the main hall and your child will be brought to you, you MUST sign your child out when you collect them.
FRIDAY Arrival and collection times:
Students in Act 1 Only:
Students in Act 2 Only:
Students in Act 1 AND Act 2:
Please bear with us, we will do everything possible to ensure that we run to time and that the children are not hanging about, but the dress rehearsals are all about finding out how things will go and from that point are an unknown. If you have any issues or concerns please, if possible, can you wait until after the rehearsal to let us know as our teachers will be so busy during the rehearsals. Also please bear in mind that most of the helpers are parents like yourselves who have volunteered to help, if you have any issues please see Jess or Jane for help on the day or e-mail us.
SHOW Arrival times:
Please note that you will need to collect your child and supervise them in-between the 2 Saturday shows.
Any tickets not collected at the Sunday rehearsals can be collected.
We will also be selling any remaining tickets for the Saturday shows if you haven’t already purchased them (please note the Sunday show has already sold out).
The Riley Smith Hall will have a cafe open at the back of the hall, which will sell drinks, snacks and hot food.
There will be the option of a hot/cold buffet on Friday 3:30 – 4:00pm too, which will need to be pre-booked/paid for by Thursday at the latest.