Rehearsals are underway for the production and students are working hard to ensure that a fantastic production is achieved. Every student who auditioned has been given a place in the show.
(Well done everyone! We have a fabulous cast!)
There may be minor changes to the schedule but we will try our best to ensure that it is honoured.
Students involved have been given a schedule outlining rehearsals but please see the below one too. Rehearsals will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays but students should only attend those specified on the schedule. A number of weekend rehearsals have also been scheduled. (Dates featured in the schedule will be confirmed soon)
Congratulations! You are about to embark on an exciting series of rehearsals leading to three brilliant performances of ‘West Side Story’. In order to ensure performances are of real quality we would like to invite you to attend the following rehearsals:
Monday 7th Oct
Chorus Only – Prologue in D1
Wednesday 9th Oct
Everyone! Prologue – tie it together!
Thursday 10th Oct
‘Jet Song’ Music. (The Jets only). Sharks and Chorus Block ‘America’.
Monday 14th Oct
No rehearsal due to Rewards trip
Wednesday 16th Oct
‘Jet Song’ Blocking (Drama WH)
Thursday 17th Oct
‘Jet Song’ Rehearsal (Drama and Music)
Monday 21st Oct
‘Something’s Coming’ – Tony. Dialogue – Riff and Tony shop. Bernardo, Maria, Anita shop scene.
Wednesday 23rd Oct
Rehearse everything completed so far! Technical people and Back Stage Crew in too.
Thursday 24th Oct
A second Rehearsal Schedule will be issued for Half Term 2.
Advanced Notice Rehearsal Days:
Friday 7th February during the school day (Non-Uniform. Water)
Monday 10th February during the school day (Non-Uniform. Costumes needed. Water)
Packed lunches needed please.
Please note that these weekend rehearsals are provisional at this time as they need to be approved by SLT. These will be confirmed within the next couple of weeks.
Sunday 8th December
Choreography rehearsal (10.00am – 3.00pm)
Saturday 18th January
Full Rehearsal –Everyone (10.00am – 4.00pm)
Sunday 2nd February
Full Rehearsal – Everyone (10.00am – 4.00pm)
Sunday 9th February
Full Rehearsal – Everyone. Band Rehearsal too. (10.00am – 4.00pm)
Please inform a member of the Performing Arts Team if you cannot make rehearsals or you need to leave early. We ask that all of our students fully commit to the production. Your attendance, when scheduled, is crucial if we are going to sustain the excellent standards that we have achieved in previous years!
Costumes: We are aiming to stay true to the original film/stage musical for costumes. Sharks will wear bright colours/black and Jets will wear pale colours/denim: pink, yellow, red, orange, blue, purple. The Drama team will provide some costumes but if students can find as much as possible this would be very much appreciated.
We are looking forward to working with you!
The Performing Arts Team