Welcome to the ECS Players Musical/Drama page
This year we've tried to make things easier for you by giving you the option to pay your student's participant fees online.
Please note that the first child is $60 and all others after the first child are $50.
We've also given you the option of joining our "Patrons of the Arts at ECS" online -- see information below.
Please see info posted below from the Blog:
The Music Man 2017
We are so excited this year's play season has begun and we are honored that you are allowing your children to participate. Each year we are surprised at how much talent lies within Eastwood's walls and are amazed at the caliber of art such a small school is able to produce. Eastwood's drama program would not exist without involvement from you! We have decided to send this letter home to insure that you are well informed and aware of opportunities to serve.
Each year we have developed our system of producing such a massive program, and each year we have applied things we have learned. One of the most helpful tools in building our program is the parent volunteer policy. When you and your child read through the information upon auditioning, you hopefully noticed that each family is required to contribute one parent's talents/time to the program. You can volunteer in MANY ways. We have a volunteer spot for you whether you work weekdays, nights, or stay at home. Attached is a list of volunteer spots open for you to take. We always love to hear of spots we have forgotten to list. If you notice one such spot, where you feel you could be of help, please feel free to let us know. We also require that each family participate, in some way, during the clean-up day. If you are unable to attend the 2-3 hour clean-up, we ask that you make a $50 donation to the drama program. There is an immediate need for help in moving our entire wardrobe back to the school from storage. Also immediately needed are seamstresses. We need seamstresses of all levels, from hemmers to designers! If you are available, please sign-up to help.
The blog site will be your best friend for the next 11 weeks or so. The site's address is http://eastwoodshow.blogspot.com/. Please check this site often! If you suspect any errors in information placed there, please let me know as soon as possible and I will make the necessary adjustments. Please see letter below for serving opportunities!
As always, please contact us with any questions. Thank You! David and Ruth Givens and David Miller.
You also will have the opportunity to support our program thru:
PATRON OF THE ARTS
AT EASTWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
This year’s school musical is The Music Man!
The Eastwood Players are seeking financial support to help with the costs of putting on our annual musical. We are looking for people who would be interested in supporting our youth in their acting endeavors by becoming a Patron of the Arts. Please consider supporting our program financially.
Choose a support level for the 2017 season; each level has different benefits.
DIRECTOR’S CLUB: A donation of $350 or more: You will receive program recognition and reserved seating for TEN for BOTH performances.
STAGE MANAGER: A $250 donation: You will receive program recognition and FIVE early admissions for BOTH performances.
LEAD ROLE: A $150 donation: You will receive program recognition and TWO early admissions for BOTH performances.
ACTOR: A $75 donation: program recognition and two early admissions for ONE performance.
CHORUS: A $50 donation: recognition in the programs.
*PLEASE NOTE: Family/person supporting program must be present for early entrance and preferred seating-benefits are non-transferable. Program recognition is not guaranteed on late sponsors.
**Each year, our two leading role each get the front row in the center section for their family and guests. This remains the same. Director's Club will be assigned preferred seating behind the two families in a special section. All other "Patrons" will be allowed early entrance passes (for their selected level) to obtain their seats but will not have assigned seating.
Any questions about our patron program, please contact Cheryl Kometer at email@example.com
2016 Eastwood Players Drama List of Support
AREAS OF NEED FOR OUR SHOW!
The following are areas in which you can help! Please feel free to help in more than one area, although you are only required to commit to one.
Please read through the following volunteer opportunities in the costuming department. Check all boxes that interest or apply to you.
•I have a truck and can help haul the large, heavy boxes from the downtown warehouse to the school if my schedule allows.
•I can help organize the temporary costume studio in the upper school building.
•I can shop thrift stores and specialty stores for specific items you may need if you give me a list and a budget.
•I can sew simple patterns for my own child.
•I can sew simple patterns for my child and one or two others.
•I can sew quite well and would like to join the Elite Eastwood Seamstress Society. From designing to alterations, I am practically a professional.
•I, too, am good; maybe not that good, but they don’t call me Coco for nothing.
•I can shop for fabrics, patterns, upholstery remnants, etc. Bargain hunting in fabric stores is like my forte.
If you commit to help in this area, you will be on a rotation. You will not be expected to attend every practice with your child!
- Each rehearsal that requires both children's groups to attend, will also require some parents to make sure everyone is where they are supposed to be.
- Each major dress-rehearsal will require some parents to watch and help keep the facility clean.
- Each performance will require several parents backstage to direct children. We suggest that you pick a night to work backstage and a night to watch, so that you don't miss out!
- Each performance will also require a few well prepared (been to some practices and dress rehearsals to work out the problems)quick change moms and dads to aid in speedy costume changes. This entails having clothing ready to change into, when the actor comes off stage. It also means you will make sure the costume and microphone are as they should be before the actor gets on stage.
Set Construction and Painting
The set is completely designed, we just need help putting it together and painting it. If you have ever colored in a coloring book, you can be on the set team! Tasks range from very simple painting, to very physically involved construction, to very intricate artwork. We need moms and dads for this!
We need a few very dedicated and observant parents to join our stage management team. This means that you are a part of the directing that goes on during the show. You tell people where to be and when to be there. It is a very intense job, but very fun. You can't get a better seat to see the show!
We need greeters for both shows. You will need to arrive early, receive instructions on who can come in and when, and direct people traffic. We will about 4 of these per night.
We need a parent who can write-up informational articles and send them to Montgomery Parents and Journey on time to advertise the play. This deadline is quickly approaching.
You will receive more info later on the party. Everyone attending is expected to contribute food, but we will also need a few people to plan the party.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the areas in which you would like to volunteer.
Please contact: Cheryl Kometer (email@example.com) with questions about fees and Patron donations.