Here we are! It's gong to be a lot of fun :) For those of you new to productions, they may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but rest assured, the rest of have all been there, and are here to help!
"HELP ME!!!! I've never done a bun!"
If this is you, no worries, a gazillion of us have and we can help! See below for instructions.
"Do I wear make up for the Dress rehearsal?" No! (whew!!!)
"How in the world do I do stage make-up? I don't even wear make up myself!!!!" See below for ideas...and we can help!
****REMINDER: ALL SHOES MUST BE CLEAN ON THE MARLEY DANCE FLOOR***********
Dress Rehearsal: Friday June 1, 3:45 PM at Colchester High School
Enter through Main entrance, take a Right, the auditorium will be on your right.
Find a picture of your child's costume for their first dance on the ends of the seat rows. That is where they and you should park.
Get dressed in your first costume, do your hair if it is not done, and wait with your classmates!
Larissa will call you for Bows at 4:15
After bows, wait for your dance to be called by a runner who will take you back stage at the proper time for your dance.
If you only have one dance you are free to go!
If not, change into your next costume and sit with the next picture
Note: if you have back-to-back dances you are considered a quick change. Please see below:
Quick Change Details:
the runner will have details as to which side to lay your quick change costume. Place it there before your first dance so that when you exit we can assist you to change into your next costume. Remember your nude leotard!!!
All tights and nude leotards have come in...Aimee Dessaint will have the box of merchandise in the back of the auditorium during the first hour of dress rehearsal.
Ticket Sales at dress rehearsal during the first hour: see Aimee Dessaint
For already Bought Tickets at Dress rehearsal: See Maggie VanDuyn
Online ticket sales STOP on June 1: don't panic, just buy at the door...get there early!
And to make life even easier, We sell flowers (inexpensively) at the show for your favorite dancer!
Remember: no snacks in costume!
Please Be Quiet in the Auditorium!
BUNS need slightly dirty hair , hair ties, hair pins (like the hairpin turn...not the same as bobby pins), bobby pins, and hair nets...hair spray, mousse or gel.
Set the ponytail at the crown of the head. Separate the pony tail, and twirl one piece, lay it flat around the base of the pony tail like a cinnamon bun and pin in place. Repeat with the other pieces until you have a flat cinnamon bun of hair. Wrap the net around the bun, pin in place with the hairpins. Spray, mousse or gel the rest of the head. Bobby pin whispies....and you are set to go!
STAGE MAKE-UP is necessary because the lights can make you look like you are about to pass out, or worse, have already done so!
Wear: red lipstick, pink cheeks (more than your mamma let you wear ever!) and eye liner. PP1 and up should have ballet wings at the eyes. Becky and Emmy do awesome ballet wings ...they will help you at the show if you need it. Eye shadow should be in the brown/gold family NOT the blue family please!
Looking forward to an awesome show!