Friday, November 11, 2016

"The Music Man" Official Cast List

Congrats, my amazing BEMS students!!! You made the show! Now what??

1. Check below to see what part you got. **If you don't see your name below email Mrs. Crane ASAP at vanica.crane@besd.net. It's probably a mistake...

2. Look at the rehearsal calendar (handed out at parent's meeting or online at CALENDAR LINK) MARK YOUR REHEARSALS AND DON'T MISS without telling Mrs. Crane via email or a note on her desk) You can do it! : )

3. Sign up for Remind 101 for instant text updates.  This is how I like to communicate with you and your parents during show time.  Put it on a parent phone and yours if you have one. Enter the number to text as 81010, then text the message @4cec9d     Voila! You will receive messages from the director!

4. Come to rehearsal so we can make a show! Awwwww yeah. (Starting this Monday the 14th with our read through)

THE CAST LIST

(NOTE: The show is double cast except for the River City Citizens and the Barbershop Quartet, who get to perform all shows. The casts are "River" cast and "City" cast)

Student Director:  Natalya Clifford
Abby Burgan:  City cast Pick a Little Ladies
Abby Firth: River cast Pick a Little Ladies
Abby Haws: City cast Gracie Shinn, River cast ensemble
Abby Merrill: City Cast Dance Core
Abigail Compton: River cast Dance Core
Abigail Mason:  City cast Dance Core
Adalynn Riley: River Cast Dance Core
Addison Christensen:  City cast Pick a Little Ladies
Aleda Boyce: City cast Eulalie Shinn, River cast ensemble
Alex Bruner: River Cast Dance Core
Allie White:  River cast Marian Paroo, City cast ensemble
Alliyah Rementilla: River Cast Pick a Little Ladies/Dance Core
Alyssa Glass:  River City Citizen--both casts!
Amalia Sepulveda: City cast Alma Hix/Pick a Little Ladies, River cast ensemble
Amber Kaminsky: River cast Pick a Little ladies
Andrew Grunander: City cast Charlie Cowell/Traveling Salesman, River cast ensemble
Annemieke Jensen: River Cast Pick a Little Ladies
Anni Molgard:  City cast Pick a Little Ladies
Ashlee Dunn:  City cast Pick a Little Ladies
Ashtyn Craynor: City cast Dance core
Becca Thornley: City cast Ethel Toffelmeier/Pick a Little Ladies, River cast ensemble
Becca Wilding: City Cast Pick a Little Ladies
Ben Jessop: City cast Conductor, traveling salesman and dance core, River cast ensemble
Ben Stewart: City cast Traveling Salesman/Dance Core
Bethany Wallentine:  City cast Pick a Little Ladies
Blair Bennion:  River cast Gracie Shinn, City cast ensemble
Brooke Dewberry: River Cast Mrs. Britt/Pick a Little Ladies, City cast ensemble
Brooklyn Smith:  City cast Pick a Little Ladies
Calvin Crane: Both casts Jacey Squires
Cambria Peck: River Cast Pick a Little Ladies
Carter Ellis:  Both casts Ewart Dunlop
Carter Johnson: City cast Marcellus Washburn, River cast ensemble
Carter Rose: River Cast Traveling Salesman
Colby Jensen: River cast Constable Locke and Traveling Salesman and Dance Core, City cast ensemble
Cooper Drake:  River Cast Dance core
Cooper Hartman: Both Casts Oliver Hix
Cooper Sutton: City cast Traveling Salesman/Dance Core
Corbin Backman: River cast Dance Core
Cru Andreasen: River Cast Traveling Salesman
Dallin Smith: Both casts Olin Britt
Dimond Loosli: City Cast Traveling Salesman/Dance Core
Dylan Smith: River Cast Tommy Djilas/Dance Core, City cast ensemble
Elise Johnson:  River City Citizen--both casts!
Ellianna Mitchell:  River City Citizen--both casts!
Ellie Earnest: River City Citizen--both casts!
Emily Benson: City cast Marian Paroo, River cast ensemble
Emily Bingham: River cast Pick a Little Ladies
Emily Burgan:  River cast Pick a Little Ladies
Emma Wilde: River City Citizen--both casts!
Esther Dutson:  River City Citizen--both casts!
Haley Morgan: City cast Dance core
Hailey Sager:  City cast Pick a Little Ladies
Halle Robinson: River Cast Pick a Little Ladies/Dance Core
Hallie Hadfield:  City cast Dance Core
Harrison Clark: River Cast Traveling Salesman
Heather Karren: River cast Ethel Toffelmeier/Pick a Little Ladies, City cast ensemble
Heber Clawson: City cast Traveling Salesman/Dance core
Ian Reeder: City cast Traveling Salesman/Dance Core
Ilana Lym: City cast Pick a Little Ladies
Jacey Jones: River City Citizen--both casts!
Jackson Gibbons: City cast Traveling Salesman/Dance core
Jacob Rasmussen:  River City Traveling Salesman and Dance core
James Bunnell: River Cast Traveling Salesman/Dance Core/Director's Assistant
Janalee Bott: City Cast Pick a Little Ladies
Jarett Stander: River cast Traveling Salesman/Dance Core
Jarik Young:  River cast Traveling salesman/Dance core
Jaxon Rountree:  River cast Traveling Salesman
Jenni Gomez: River City Citizen--both casts!
Jeremy Shipp: River Cast Mayor Shinn, City cast ensemble
Jessica Tyler: River City Citizen--both casts!
Jett Johnson: River Cast Marcellus Washburn, City cast ensemble
Jisela Hernandez: River Cast Alma Hix/Pick a Little Ladies, City cast Ensemble
Jonathen Whipple: River City Citizen--both casts!
June Parry: City cast Dance Core
Justin Barthold: City Cast Traveling Salesman/Dance Core
Kamree Young: City Cast Pick a Little Ladies
Kara Robertson: City cast Dance core
Katie Simpson: City cast Mrs. Squires/Pick a Little Ladies, River cast ensemble
Kayla Kraus: City Cast Pick a Little Ladies
Kaylee Whipple: River Cast Pick a Little Ladies
Keaton Godfrey: River Cast Conductor, Traveling Salemsan, and Dance Core, City Cast Ensemble
Kelby Anderson: City Cast Dance Core
Kelsey Spencer: City cast Pick a Little Ladies
Khaidyss Creamer: River City Citizen--both casts!
Kiara Young:  River cast Pick a Little Ladies
Kiersten Langford: City cast Mrs. Paroo, River cast ensemble
Kimberly Wochnick: River City Citizen--both casts!
Lance Smith: City cast Harold Hill, River cast ensemble
Lauren Spencer: City cast Dance Core
Laynee Millburn: River cast Pick a Little Ladies
Leia Isaacson:  City cast Zaneeta Shinn/Dance Core, City cast ensemble
Liberty Biskey:  River City Citizen--both casts!
Lindsey Stacy: River City Citizen--both casts!
Lizzie Martin: River City Citizen--both casts!
Logan Castillo: City Cast Traveling Salesman/Dance Core
Logan Clark: River Cast Traveling Salesman
Loni Funk:  River cast Pick a Little Ladies
Madaline Ludwig: City cast Dance Core/Pick a Little Ladies
Maddie Cannon: River cast Zaneeta Shinn/Dance Core, City cast ensemble
Madi Taylor: City cast Dance Core/Pick a Little Ladies
Makenzie Zundel: River cast Dance core
Maren Powell: River Cast Maud Dunlop/Pick A Little Ladies, City cast ensemble
Marshall Parrish: River Cast Harold Hill, City Cast ensemble
McKay Lee: City cast Traveling Sales man/Dance Core
Mickayla Labrum: City cast Mrs. Britt/Pick a Little Ladies, River cast ensemble
Miya Quintero:  City cast Pick a Little Ladies
Natalie Richards:  City Cast Pick a Little Ladies
Olivia Griesbach: River Cast Eulalie Shinn, City cast ensemble
Olivia Moyle: River cast Pick a Little Ladies/Dance Core
Paige Iverson: River City Citizen--both casts!
Quincy Southwick: River Cast Pick a Little Ladies
Rachel Bishop: City Cast Pick a Little Ladies
Rachel Butts: City cast Maud Dunlop/Pick a Little Ladies, River cast ensemble
Reed Davis: River City Citizen--both casts!
Sadie Hansen:  River City Citizen--both casts!
Sage Francis: City cast Pick a Little Ladies
Sam Merrill: City cast Constable Locke/traveling salesman/dance core, city cast ensemble
Sarah Faerber: River Cast Dance Core
Sarah Peck: River cast Mrs. Paroo, City cast ensemble
Shaela Jensen: River Cast Dance Core/Pick a Little Ladies
Shaylee Bradbury: River Cast Dance Core
Spencer Cronin: River cast Traveling Salesman/Dance Core
Sydnee Norman: River City Citizen--both casts!
Sydnie Zundel: City Cast Pick a Little Ladies/Dance Core
Tabi Leduc: River City Citizen--both casts!
Talmage Ashcroft:  City cast Traveling Salesman/Dance Core
Tate Adams:  River cast Dance core
Taylor Merrill: River Cast Pick a Little Ladies
Teagan Barber: River cast Mrs. Squires/Pick a Little Ladies, City cast ensemble
TJ Peterson:  River City Citizen --Both casts!
Tori Chlarson: City cast Pick a Little Ladies
Tyler Bingham: City cast Tommy Djilas, River cast Ensemble
Tyler Bott:  City cast Mayor Shinn, River cast ensemble
Tyson Lemke:  River cast Traveling Salesman
Tyson Lesser:  River Cast Charlie Cowell and Traveling Salesman, City Cast Ensemble
Valerie Lott: River Cast Pick a Little Ladies
Vanessa Wood: River Cast Pick a Little Ladies
Zach Mortensen: City Cast Traveling Salesman/Dance Core
Zach Rasmussen: River City Citizen--both casts!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Callbacks

Well done. You were fabulous, and we can't wait to make an amazing show with you!

The following students are needed for callbacks.  Please read below for all the important callback information.
**Please read carefully. You might be listed under a part for which you didn't audition.

Marion Paroo:
Rachel Butts, Madaline Ludwig, Kiersten Langford, Sydnie Zundel, Allie White, Mickayla Labrum, Valerie Lott, Emily Benson

Mrs. Paroo:
Kiersten Langford, Heather Karren, Blair Bennion, Sarah Peck, Kiara Young

Mayor Shinn:
Tyler Bott, Tyson Lesser, Keaton Godfrey, Ben Jessop

Charlie Cowell:
Colby Jensen, Tyler Bingham, Andrew Grunander, Jeremy Shipp

Marcellus:
Carter Johnson, Jett Johnson, Tyler Bingham, Jackson Gibbons,

Tommy Djilas:
Sam Merrill, Dylan Smith, Jarik Young, Jarett Stander, Spencer Cronin, Logan Castillo,

Zaneeta Shinn:
Shaila Jensen, Abby Haws, Katie Simpson, Leia Isaacson, Maddie Cannon, Jisela Hernandez, Teagan Barber, Madi Taylor

Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn:
Aleda Boyce, Amalia Sepulveda, Rebecca Thornley, Brooke Dewberry, Olivia Griesbach, Esther Dutson, Maren Powell, Halle Robinson

PLEASE ARRIVE READY TO PERFORM AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES, this Thursday, Novemmber 10th:  (All callbacks will be held in the Choir Room. )
Tommy/Zaneeta    3:00 pm
Mayor Shinn         3:30 pm
Marcellus              3:40 pm
Eulalie                   3:50 pm
Marian                   4:10 pm
Charlie                   4:30 pm
Mrs. Paroo             4:45 pm

WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE?/TIPS TO SUCCEED AT YOUR AUDITION:
Tommy/Zaneeta:    Zaneeta, you will be performing the same lines  you did at your audition.  You will be interacting with a "Tommy" callback. We are looking for a Zaneeta that has tons of personality, knows how to flirt, and has killer dance skills.  Tommy, you will be performing the same lines from the original audition as well (see audition post!)with a "Zaneeta" callback.   Tommy is youthful, has a JEELY KLY that is very memorable, and a strong presence on stage.

Mayor:   Repeat the same lines from the audition. We are holding a Mayor Shinn callback in the hopes that we will see MORE from you. The lines you are saying are at a point when the mayor is very flustered. Tommy just set off firecrackers and interrupted his wife's speech! We should see you getting more and more angry--but in a humorous way-- as the scene progresses. Make sure you say the lines correctly : )

Marcellus:  Repeat the same song/lines from the original audition.  We are holding a callback for Marcellus hoping to see you PERFORM.  Show us tons of personality on Shipoopi!

Eulalie:   Repeat the same lines/song from the original audition.  Also learn the new lines below.  You girls are going to be the hardest part to cast because you seriously all made me giggleat the audition. You were so good! So remember, Eulalie is elegant, graceful, snooty, and HILARIOUS. Bring your style, and your "funny."
New lines for Eulalie:  (Eulalie comes out with the Pick a Little Ladies and leads them in a "native American" performance--all decked out in traditional attire and taking themselves very seriously...) I will now count to ten in the Indian tongue! Een teen tuther feather fip! (Tommy Djilas sets off a firecracker and Eulalie thinks she's been shot. Swoons) I'm shot, George! Who shot me?

Marian:   Congrats on having a fabulous Marian audition. We will have you sing "My White Knight" one more time. This isn't my favorite song for Marian, but it's her hardest song to sell to the audience. Help the judges love this song by singing with a warm, open tone and sweet dreaminess! Please also learn the lines below. You will be reading with our real, actual Harolds. We will be looking for you to connect with him and have chemistry together. This a sweet, romantic scene--don't actually kiss! But make us believe you COULD kiss him ;-) I know the images are slightly blurry, but they are legible, so just do your best...like I did getting these on here after staying up until 1 am to see who the new President is...




Charlie: Repeat your same lines. You will be interacting with girls your age this time, so we really want you to get into your acting and seem believable as a determined, slightly creepy salesman. Be realistic and have that part memorized PERFECTLY.

Mrs. Paroo:   You will be repeating the same lines/song from the original audition.  We are calling back for this part because we are hoping to find someone(s) with a BIGGER, crisper, Irish voice. We believe you can do it! Be fearless in speaking out. Mrs. Paroo is NOT shy...she is the opposite. And she REALLY wants Marian to get married. Think about how that affects her lines. The part you have to sing is really difficult--and we did that on purpose! We need to see who can dig in and have a huge voice on a song that is super fast and sassy. She's telling her daughter she's worried she'll never marry.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

THE MUSIC MAN Online Audition Form

Click on this link and fill out this form BEFORE coming on November 7-8 to your audition.  You're awesome. Like, legit. Totally awesome. Click the link. Do it. Yeah.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9fg63318XwEya6JdWKbXAozKEumyhQTImrteStClbO36YvA/viewform

THE MUSIC MAN AUDITIONS

Sign ups located outside Forsgren's room.
PARENTS and FUTURE CAST MEETING:  REMEMBER TO COME THIS THURSDAY, Oct 27, at 6:30 pm. BEMS auditorium. Come get a look at the calendar, tips for auditioning, and other awesome show info.

"I don't want a lead." Great. We need an amazing ensemble. You will audition in groups of 5 and sing/dance together. Study your parts below.

"I want a lead. Mrs. Crane, who should I audition for?" Well, that's a great question only YOU can answer. Pick a role you like, and think you'd be a good fit. Then (and most importantly) CLICK ON LINKS BELOW AND PRACTICE. Have your part memorized and polished if you want to shine. Smile and have a great attitude!

Audition for ALL CAST MEMBERS:
Song to learn--"Iowa Stubborn"


Iowa Stubborn Sing Along with Crane YouTube Video Help
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxSnJjkAhzY

DANCE TO LEARN--"Wells Fargo Wagon"
1.Video Teaching Helps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wp30QcNK1k

2. Practice the Dance with the Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nyd7M7UySnY

IF YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A LEAD, SELECT ONE OF THE PARTS BELOW AND PREPARE IT AS WELL AS THE STUFF ABOVE! 

Audition For Marian Paroo
Marian has 2 different "lines"--One with Harold, one with Mama. She also has one song.
Lines with Mama:


Lines with Harold:

Song to Sing:  "My White Knight"
Sing with piano alone to learn:
Sing along with the professional (begins at about 2 mins)

AUDITION FOR MAYOR SHINN
Mayor Shinn takes himself very seriously, feels very self-important, and mixes up words regularly without realizing it. He says everything with a great deal of confidence.  End at "Credentials!" NO SINGING. 

AUDITION FOR MRS. PAROO
Mrs. Paroo is Marian and Winthrop's Mother. She has a thick Irish accent and a huge personality! I can't wait to see some of you audition for this wonderful role! She has lines and a song. 

Mrs. Paroo's Song:
Sing along on the piano with Mrs. Crane:  
Sing along with a professional:
MRS Paroo's Lines
AUDITION FOR EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN 
and PICK A LITTLE LADIES
Oh! This is a fun part!!  Bring your sense of humor and sass.  Confidence is a must! Say lines, then sing. 
Practice with Mrs. Crane:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMfRPKghVdU

TOMMY DJILAS AND ZANEETA SHINN AUDITION:
We are looking for "character" choices here! They both have a phrase they always say.  Tommy says, "Jeely Kly." Zaneeta says, "E-gads." They are young teens in love. Try using different voice-styles until you find one that really stands out and helps us envision you in this role. Being good at dance/movement a plus for this role.

AUDITION FOR CHARLIE COWELL
This traveling salesman HATES Harold Hill and is just a bit of a cad.  Has to smooch Marian, so don't audition for this part if you won't/can't kiss on stage. Acting skills a must. 

AUDITION FOR MARCELLUS WASHBURN
The only person who knows the truth about Harold.  He is a loyal friend and a great personality! Must be an awesome performer!
Lines to learn:

Song to sing:

Sing along on the piano with Mrs. Crane:
Sing along with a professional:














Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Audition Results, Round 1

Music Man Auditions Round 1
Harold Hill:      “River” cast—Marshall Parrish
“City” cast—Lance Smith
Barbershop Quartet:
Bass—Dallin Smith
Baritone—Copper Hartman
2nd Tenor—Carter Ellis
1st Tenor—Calvin Crane
·       Based upon their excellent auditions, the following individuals get to perform in the difficult opening number “Rock Island” as traveling salesmen. (Check it out online—it’s the epic “train” song about 2 minutes into “Rock Island.”) These boys will be used elsewhere in the show as well.  We also hope these individuals will come back and audition on Nov. 7-8 for the other male leads:

Jett Johnson, Logan Castillo, Emmett Huff, Ben Jessop, Jeremy Shipp, Tyler Bingham, Carter Rose, James Bunnell, Tanner Swapp

· ALL BOYS WHO AUDITIONED Oct. 10th WILL BE CAST IN
 THE SHOW. Well done!


NOTE:  We had a fantastic callback for our barbershop quartet. Final decisions were based upon who could stay true to their pitch while singing with 3 other parts. After narrowing that down and having students of equal ability, we looked at Grades and Citizenship. Please remember that we can’t cast anyone with F’s and U’s, and N’s will have to have teacher approval.  Work hard to get your grades/citizenship improved. We NEED YOU in “The Music Man!”