February 15 – Middle School Play Auditions for Backstage Backstabbers

Dear Middle School Students and Parents,

I am excited to announce our Middle School Spring Show for this semester will be Backstage Backstabbers, a short comedy by Alan Haehnel. All Middle School students are encouraged to come out and audition for the play. Auditions will be held on Thursday, February 15, during Advisory and Flex. Students do not need to prepare anything for auditions just bring your enthusiasm!

Rehearsals for Backstage Backstabbers will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays during Advisory and Flex time beginning on Thursday, February 22, and after school on Wednesdays from 3:30-6:00 p.m. beginning on February 28. Lunch rehearsals may be added if needed. Technical and dress rehearsals will be April 9, 10, and 11, 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. and our two performances will be on April 12 and 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sikes Theatre. Attendance for technical and dress rehearsals, as well as the performances, is mandatory. Please clear space that week for all rehearsals and performances.

It is my hope that having rehearsals primarily during the school day will allow our middle school athletes an opportunity to participate in the show, and it will require students to learn how to manage their time efficiently during the week. Roles will be given out based primarily on student availability; the more time a student can commit to the play the larger their role will be. Offstage, there will be opportunities to paint the set, run technical aspects of the show (lighting, sound, stage hands, etc) and assist Megan Elsila with other technical needs.

I am excited to see everyone at auditions. Please feel free to email or call me with any questions or concerns.

Ricky Watson
Middle School Theater Director