Be proud of who you are and what you have done. Carry yourself with dignity and pride. You deserve it!
Treat your fellow actors with respect and care. You are part of an ensemble, which is like being on a team. Gossip, sniping, jealous behavior, and attitude make the director unhappy.
School is important. Keep up your grade average and be nice to your teacher.
Never talk back to the director, choreographer, pianist, your mother, your father, your grandparents, or your pets.
The director will make role assignments. Their casting decisions are final.
Your parents pay for costumes. We try very hard to keep costs low. Please treat your costumes and belongings with great care.
Attendance is important. We understand various schedules and things planned in your calendars, but please try your best to attend as many rehearsals as possible.
Please be on time and come into rehearsal quietly and ready to work. Of course we understand extenuating circumstances, but our general philosophy is you should strive to be punctual and on time. You will often here us say: Early is on time, on time is late, and late is unacceptable. Someday your future employer will appreciate this.
Be polite and respectful to the staff, volunteers, and your peers.
No gum, food, or drinks are allowed in rehearsals.
Don’t talk when the director, choreographer, or musical director is speaking. If you have something to say, please raise your hand quietly and patiently.
Give your very best at all times during workshops and rehearsals. Relax, enjoy, and take a chance. Share your wonderful self!
Check that you have not left anything in the rehearsal hall. The director once found a pair of jeans and a pair of tennis shoes. We hope the owner got home without catching cold!
FOCUS, listen, don’t talk out of turn, and follow directions.