James and the Giant Peach, Jr.

Director’s Event Update

Exciting update!

Our ticket sales as of Friday afternoon were 2,629! We hit the goal of 2,600 for an extended Director’s Event on March 9th!

The party will now be from 10:30am until 1pm, at Cascade Park Baptist Church.  If your student plans to attend, please RSVP to Shannon at s.mcilroy@journeytheater.org by Sunday. Thank you again for all your help promoting the show! 🙂

 


Forking

For those new to Journey, forking is one of our fun traditions!

Don’t be surprised if you wake up one morning to find your yard covered in plastic forks (and sometimes spoons and knives as well!).  You may even find paper plates with notes written on them (sharpies work best in case of rain).

You may be asked by your student to drive a bunch of cast/crew around to fork others.  It’s so much fun!  Great memories!

Let everyone in your house know!


Final Weekend and Strike

Great job on school day shows, everyone! I heard so many rave reviews from the audience as they were exiting the theater today. It’s hard to believe we have just two shows left!

Here’s some info for this weekend–

Friday, March 1st: 7pm show:

Call time is 6pm for a 7pm show. Please be on time! Parent committees (publicity, concessions, box office) may arrive as early at 5:45pm to set up in the lobby. These committees should be ready for business by 6:15pm. Tech, Props, Backstage, Green Room, Costumes and Hair and Makeup are welcome to come in as early as 5:45 and set up their areas. Students who are coming early must remain with their parent until 6pm. At that time, they should check in with Gracie in the lobby and go to the green room.

The show run time is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes (including a 20 minute intermission and a 20 minute meet and greet time). If you are dropping your student off and not staying at the theater on a show day, please plan to pick them up 1 hour and 45 minutes after the show start time. (For example, Friday’s show is at 7pm, so you would drop them off at 6pm and return at 8:45pm).

 

Saturday, March 2nd: 2pm show:

Call time is 1pm for a 2pm show. Please be on time! Parent committees (publicity, concessions, box office) may arrive as early as 12:45 to set up in the lobby. These committees should be ready for business by 1:15pm. Tech, Props, Backstage, Green Room, Costumes, and Hair and Makeup are welcome to come in as early as 12:45 to set up their areas. Students who are coming early must remain with their parents until 1pm. At that time, they should check in with Gracie and go to the green room.

 

When parking at the theater this weekend, please use the rear parking lot (yellow area on map below) or street parking so that the auditorium parking lot (blue area)  is open for patrons. 

 

Strike:

On Saturday afternoon, immediately following the 2pm show, we will begin Strike. All parents serving on a committee should plan to stay and help.

Students will head to the green room and lighted room immediately following meet and greet.  All of their personal belongings must be gathered into their show boxes, and boxes taken to the lobby area or to parents’ vehicles.  Students, please consider helping out those assigned to cleaning duties. 

Laundry committee will direct students where to put costumes according to color/type.

Scripts are available to purchase for $15. If you do not want to purchase your script, it must be turned in. Scripts being returned must have pencil marks completely erased.  We’ll have a box to return scripts in the Green Room. If you do not return your script, a $15 charge will be assigned to your Journey family account. 

Consider bringing scripts (and an eraser) to the theater on Friday and have your student keep them in their show box so they will be at the theater and ready for turn in on Saturday!

Sets will immediately begin loading into the trailer. Any additional help with this will be greatly appreciated.

All committees will remove all items from the theater.  Items that were taken from the warehouse need to be returned to the warehouse and put in their correct location.  Please do not just dump items inside the door and expect others to return them to their proper places.

All Committee Chairs should turn in budget sheets along with receipts and remaining funds (and cash boxes) to Shannon.

Box Office, Refreshments and Show Chair may turn in their paperwork the week following strike, to the Journey Office.

 

Thank you, everyone, for all of your hard work and dedication to this production of James and the Giant Peach, Jr It has been a pleasure working with each of you and getting to know you. I look forward to working with you again on a future show!

 


Ticket Sales Update and Director’s Event

Wow, what an incredible opening weekend! I hope you’re all getting some rest, because we get to do it all again this weekend. 🙂  There are still lots of tickets available for Friday and Saturday. Please keep inviting people and advertising our show on social media. You have worked so hard to create a beautiful show–let’s pack the house for closing weekend!

Our current ticket sales are 2,464…..which means, we have earned a Director’s Event party! The party will be held on Saturday, March 9th, at Cascade Park Baptist Church. We will be watching the show together and having snacks. All cast and crew are welcome. You might want to bring a yoga mat or pillow in case you want to get comfy while we watch the show. This is the same day many Peach families have planned to go watch Spongebob at 2pm. I hope you can join us there!

If we hit higher ticket goals, we can add extra time for games and more food to the party. Here are the projected party times based on ticket sales:

2200 tickets – 10:30am – 12:00pm (this is our current level)

If we sell 2600 tickets, we can extend the party to 10:30am – 1:00pm

If we sell 3000+ tickets, we can extend the party to 10:00am – 1:00pm

I’ll keep updating you here on the callboard if we hit the higher levels and extend the party time.

If your student plans to attend the Director’s Event, please RSVP to Shannon at s.mcilroy@journeytheater.org by Sunday, March 3rd.


Lighted Room vs. Lighted Booth

I realize it can be very easy to confuse the lighted room and the lighted booth.

The lighted room is a backstage area where students who have more complicated hair, makeup, and/or costumes get ready before the show and make changes during the show. At the Garver, it is attached to the green room.

The lighted booth is the tech area where the lightboard operator and stage manager work during the performance. At the Garver, it is located upstairs at the back of the auditorium.

Here is the lighted booth schedule. We could still use a parent there this Friday night. Please let me know if you can help by emailing s.mcilroy@journeytheater.org. Thanks! 🙂

Mon. 2/19 5:30-9:00pm Janelle Mercurio
Tues. 2/20 5:30-9:00pm Krista Harris
Wed. 2/21 5:30-9:00pm Erin Ridings
Thurs. 2/22 5:30-9:00pm Erin Ridings
Fri. 2/23 6:55-8:30pm
Sat. 2/24 1:55-3:30pm Janet Hartig
Thurs. 2/29 8:55-10:00am Karen Hodsdon
Thurs. 2/29 11:55am-1:00pm Karen Hodsdon
Fri. 3/1 6:55-8:30pm April Nissen
Sat. 3/2 1:55-3:30pm Tyler/Kate DeWein

Cleaning Schedule

Please note the nights that your cast member(s) are scheduled to clean.  They will be the last to leave the theater on those evenings, about 10 minutes later than everyone else.

It would be helpful if you confirm that their tasks were completed when you pick them up so they don’t get reassigned to help on another evening. 😉

Cleaning Schedule-JGP


Parents in the Lighted Booth

I’m looking for parents to be a presence in the light booth during dress week and all performances to help ensure there are always more than 2 in the space at a time.  There are no comfortable seats up there.  You’ll stand or use a stool, but it’s a great vantage point to see the show.  Any parent who is there must have a background check.

For dress week: If you are able to cover some or all of rehearsal time, please let me know.  I will need someone up there from the start to the end of rehearsal.  I would recommend bringing your knitting or reading material.

For performances:  I would like you to be there from 5 minutes before show time until the end of the show.

Please send me an email if you are interested and let me know which date you are available: s.mcilroy@journeytheater.org

Thank you for considering!

Mon. 2/19 5:30-9:00pm Janelle Mercurio
Tues. 2/20 5:30-9:00pm Krista Harris
Wed. 2/21 5:30-9:00pm Erin Ridings
Thurs. 2/22 5:30-9:00pm Erin Ridings
Fri. 2/23 6:55-8:30pm Tyler/Kate DeWein
Sat. 2/24 1:55-3:30pm Janet Hartig
Thurs. 2/29 8:55-10:00am Karen Hodsdon
Thurs. 2/29 11:55am-1:00pm Karen Hodsdon
Fri. 3/1 6:55-8:30pm April Nissen
Sat. 3/2 1:55-3:30pm Tyler/Kate DeWein

Winter VIP Event

VIP Invite

You’re invited to the “VIP Experience,” a Journey Theater fundraising event at Washougal High School on Saturday, March 9th, 2-6pm.

This event will begin with a matinee performance of SpongeBob the Musical. Following the performance, VIP guests will enjoy a catered dinner while hearing stories of impact from students, parents and alumni. Guests will leave with a real experience of what this nonprofit program is and more importantly why it exists. They will also learn about opportunities to partner with Journey’s youth-serving mission by sharing Journey with other families, donating, and volunteering. Join us for a peek behind the not-so-metaphorical curtain! RSVP online at: Winter VIP Event

The cost for hosting a table of 8 is $320. If you would like to host a table, or would like more information, please contact Vicky at v.dillon@journeytheater.org

Dance Videos are Posted!

Dance videos are now posted! You can navigate to them by clicking on the “Show Index” tab at the top of this page then selecting “Practice Dance Videos.”

I will link both the practice folders here:

Practice Dance Videos

Practice Music Tracks

You all are doing a GREAT job learning during rehearsals! Parents, please remind your cast members to keep practicing at home. 🙂