JHStheaterarts Mission Statement

The Jenkintown High School Theater Arts Program is dedicated to nurturing and developing the talents of the Jenkintown High School student body and providing a safe and creative environment where the artists can cultivate their craft within a supportive and caring community.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Letter to Parents (sent out via e-mail)

Dear Friends,

I hope you are well and enjoying the fall colors.

The Cast/Crew member have been working very hard to produce a wonderful show come November.

As we head into the home stretch, I wanted to take a moment to talk about the upcoming events, and what you can do to help make this season a success.

So...here it goes.

Working backwards.....

Little Shop of Horrors
November 12, 13, 14
Call time for each Cast/Crew member: 5:15 p.m.each night.

November 9-11 TECH WEEK
Each night we run the show once.  We will start at 7:30 p.m. and run the show in its entirety.  It will be a long night for all involved.  

The Cast/Crew will be able to leave when:  the costumes are put back, when the stage/dressing area has been cleaned up. and notes have been given.

I thank you in advance for your understanding.  It is a long but creative process for all.

November 8th
Dress Rehearsal 11:00-2:30 p.m.
Performance at Kenneseth Israel at 3:00 p.m. 
WE WILL NEED DRIVERS to and fro.  
We will need to leave school by 2:30 p.m.  The venue is just a few block away.

5:00-6:00 p.m. POT-LUCK dinner sponsored by Parents of Cast/Crew.

November 7th
Dress Rehearsal 11:30-5:00 p.m.
Evening of the 7th
Cheltenham Center for the Arts 
75th Gala Celebration.
7:30-9:20 p.m.

Musical Selections from Little Shop of Horrors in the Theater.
Cast needed (in costume):
Street Urchins, Seymour, Mushnik, Orin, Audrey I and II.

Last remaining rehearsals
October 27, 28, 31
November 1, 3, 4
Rehearsals for all Cast/Crew.

Times are subject to change slightly-depending the Cast/Crew's needs.
All information has been posted on the blog.

Please check blog frequently for updates.

This is where we need your help:
We will be running a concessions stand (as we do every season).  It is a great opportunity for us to generate financial support for the production and keep the audience well hydrated and nourished.  

Kiss the Cast/Crew
This is a wonderful way to show how much we support our Cast/Crew by leaving a note with some sweets (in a cool bag) for them to read after the show.  We will need two parents to help run this event.

Allison Gifford will be heading the concessions for the run of the show and will reach out to you shortly; seeking volunteers.

Pot-Luck November 8th 5:00-6:00 p.m.
This is a time when the Cast/Crew and families get together and share a meal; celebrating the community they have established since August.  This is parent run and has always been one of the highlights of the fall season.  

We are in need of two parents to help run this event.  Kristen McNamara can lend support and share information from last year.  Please contact me asap if you are able to help with this awesome festivity.

You can go to the school web site and click on the link there, or here:


The good tickets will go fast.  The students will be buying their tickets during lunch next week.  Please purchase your tickets in advance to ensure the best seats possible for your family and friends.

Thank you for all you have done to make this show a success.  Your children are fabulous.  They are kind to one another and truly enjoy working together.

Be well and see you all soon!


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