School Play Information

***Due to COVID-19 public health and safety regulations and Alpine School District's direction concerning the safety of our Deerfield Elementary School children, all participants will be required to wear MASKS at all rehearsals.

 

Audience numbers for performances will be mandated by the Alpine School District's direction and Utah Health Department's recommendations for social distancing and percentage of capacity in the building. Stay tuned for updates as we learn more. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

My child was cast in last year's production that was canceled due to the pandemic. Will he/she have the same role in the show?

If your child was in last year's production of The Wizard of Oz, they will keep the SAME ROLE they had in that production. THEY DO NOT NEED TO AUDITION AGAIN. This year's production is not a "do-over" but a "remount" of the production we designed, rehearsed, and prepared for with the children. Due to last year's 6th grade cast members graduating from Deerfield, there are some open roles that may be filled by new auditoners AND/OR current cast members (meaning we may ask some cast members to change their current role to another role). Any changes are by invitation only. We want to finish what we started AND include our new cast members to join in the fun! 

What do I need to do so my child can participate in the Deerfield School Play?

  1. Watch THIS VIDEO for information about this year's play.

  2. Go HERE for audition information for your child to participate. Auditions are due by Nov. 19th at 11:59 pm.

How do we create a video audition?

Visit HERE for audition information and tips on how to create a great video audition. All auditions this year will be by video submission only. All auditions forms are digital with an online Google form. Audition forms with a video link are due by Nov. 19th at 11:59 pm.

What precautions will be made to keep my child safe at rehearsals during COVID-19?

The school play is sponsored by the Deerfield PTA and will be following all required Alpine School District guidelines for social distancing, audience capacity, student group size, etc. during rehearsals. Masks will be required at all rehearsals by all participants. During performances, all performers will wear masks backstage, only to take them off before they go onstage for their scene. If your child is feeling ill, please do not bring them to rehearsals. 

Is there a cost for my child to participate?

Due to the restrictions on the percentage of allowed audience capacity and our inability to sell any concessions during the performances, the likelihood of the school play regaining the cost of the production is low. To combat the loss of funds to run the production, each child is required this year to pay a $30 participation fee. This fee includes the video download of the show. If you wish to donate more than the required amount, we are grateful! All donations go back into funding the school play. ​

With COVID-19 and the "gathering-size" restrictions in place, will my family be able to attend a performance of the show in March?

​The short answer to this is we don't know yet. We will be following the guidelines given to us by the Alpine School District regarding any gatherings of audience. When we know more, we will let the parents know. BUT, we will be FILMING the entire production for every parent to receive a copy (included in the cost of participation). At the very least, the children will have a magical experience on stage with their friends and classmates making a "Wizard of Oz MOVIE!" It's going to be great no matter how we are able to showcase the children's work - whether it's live or on film.

How can I get more involved with the school play?

  1. On your child's audition form indicate what committee you would like to volunteer on. 

  2. We are ALWAYS looking for those that want to join the Production Team and head committees. We have some staff turnover coming up in 2022! 

  3. Contact Lisa Elzey, lisaelzey@gmail.com to help out.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Mandatory Play Parent Meeting

  • ONLINE - Please watch this video BEFORE your child auditions for the school play. Watch time is roughly 25 minutes.

Audition Info

  • Auditions are by VIDEO SUBMISSION ONLY and are due Thursday, Nov. 19th by 11:59 PM.

  • Please prepare a monologue or poem (even tell a story!) that is 30 to 60 seconds long. Although it is not required to memorize your piece, we strongly encourage it.

  • We are looking for strong voices, stage presence, enthusiasm, and a great attitude!

  • Begin your audition with your name and the title of your poem or monologue.

  • See this link for some tips on how to create a great video audition!

Casting Info

  • ALL children who audition will be cast in the production.

  • The cast list is posted HERE.

  • Scripts are available for download on the website. IF YOU HAD A SCRIPT FROM LAST YEAR, PLEASE CHECK IT TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE SAME LINES. There have been edits.

  • Students are to print their own scripts from home or use a device at rehearsal with the script uploaded to the device.

  • Students (with parent help) are to provide their own costumes. They are usually simple and inexpensive. A parent coordinator will contact and give instructions to all cast members.   

Rehearsal Info

  • MASKS REQUIRED at all rehearsals by all participants.

  • Rehearsals begin Tuesday, January 5 and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Deerfield continuing through mid-March.

  • Rehearsal times will extend beyond the 7:00 p.m. hour in February and go until 7:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. This is to accommodate running the entire show. See rehearsal schedule online for more details.

  • All rehearsals and performances in March are mandatory to participate in the school play.

Performance Info

  • Final Dress Rehearsal (no audience) is on Tues., March 9th. from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

  • Performances are March 10th-12th (Wed.-Fri.) at 7:00 p.m. Cast is required to be at all performances.   

  • We are not sure if there will be a matinee performance for the school. We will keep parents posted as we find out more with the virus and the District's requirements for the school. 

  • We are not sure about ticket sales at this time. We will keep parents posted. 

  • The entire production will be video taped. See this link for more details on what our plans are for the school play "in a time of a pandemic." 

Volunteer Info

  • Parents are asked to volunteer for one area of production. Please see the audition form for choices and indicate what you would like to do. Parent help and involvement are the key to the success of this production! We love our "School Play Parents!" 

 

 

 

FINAL TWO WEEKS OF REHEARSAL INFO:

FINAL DRESS REHEARSAL

Final Dress rehearsal is Tuesday, March 9 at 6 pm. This rehearsal ends at 9 PM. Please make sure your children have eaten before rehearsal. They are welcome to bring snacks, but need to clean up any messes. Please make sure ALL HAIR AND MAKE UP is ready, appropriate shoes are on as part of their costume, and all costume pieces are worn. We will be taking photos at this rehearsal, so they need to look their very best!  Final Dress Rehearsal is a non-audience rehearsal. 

 

PERFORMANCES

The Wizard of Oz performs March 10, 11, and 12 at 7 pm. The children need to be at the school by 6 pm. The show should run about 80 min with an intermission. 

 

CLEAN UP

We would like our parents to remind their children to pick up after themselves after the show. Our "greenroom" hall for the actors is often filled with garbage and food and we don't like leaving that mess for our custodial team. Encourage them to pick up any trash they see.

 

CONCESSIONS

There will be no concessions for this year's show due to COVID-19.

 

VIDEO AND PHOTOS OF THE SHOW

The show will be video taped and is directly linked into our sound system, so whatever is heard on the mics is piped right into the camera and heard super well. This footage is then edited and mixed by our Sound and Lights Designer, Richard Holdman. We will also be putting ALL of the production photos online and send the link to parents (photos are free). The final cut of the play video will be a digital download and included in the participation fee. 

 

THANK YOU

Thank you for your patronage and your membership to the Deerfield PTA. We are grateful to the PTA for assisting us in putting on this production and creating these opportunities for our children. Please DONATE to the School Play, if you are able. We are unable to sell any concessions and our tickets will either be highly limited or completely unavailable, so whatever you can spare helps us create a magical experience for your child. 

 

Sincerely,

 

The Wizard of Oz Directing Team

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The Wizard of Oz

PARENT INFORMATION VIDEO

 

Please watch this video before your child auditions for the show.

The Wizard of Oz

AUDITION FORM

 

The is an electronic Google form. For "How to Audition" information, please go here.

The Wizard of Oz

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Now available!

 

The Wizard of Oz

"What Scene Am I In?"

(Actor/Scene Breakdown)

UPDATED!

 

The Wizard of Oz

SCRIPT

 

UPDATED SCRIPT IS HERE!

The Wizard of Oz

CAST LIST

 

NOW AVAILABLE! Check for some changes in casting. Script updates are coming soon!

The Wizard of Oz

Costume Guide

Find your costume instructions here!

TICKET COMMITTEE

 

TBA

BACKSTAGE COMMITTEE

 

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LIGHT AND SOUND LOAD-IN COMMITTEE

 

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CONTACT US

4353 W. Harvey Blvd.

Cedar Hills, UT 84062

801-610-8106

deerfieldeaglespta@gmail.com