Article on White Christmas – The Musical, performed by Artios of Gwinnett

November 22, 2011

This is a great article. Check it out and we will see you there!

http://duluth.patch.com/articles/white-christmas-coming-to-red-clay

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Take a Peek!

October 12, 2011

White Christmas - The Musical Red Clay Theater December 8th-10th visit http://www.artiosacademies.com/gwinnett for tickets

From Our Choreographer – Windy Lane

September 28, 2011

Hello! My name is Windy Lane and I am currently the choreographer for this production of White Christmas which premiers at the beginning of December, 2011. This is a show I have been waiting my whole life to choreograph as it is my family’s all-time favorite Christmas movie and also involves a large amount of major choreography. Dance has been my passion since the age of 5 and this particular show includes so many of my favorite styles of dance including jazz, tap, beautiful duets and some theatrical large group numbers. This is my first opportunity to work with this group of students at the Artios Academies in Gwinnett and what an incredible experience it has been so far. We’ve been rehearsing choreography for about a month now and I am thrilled with the progress each of the groups are making. So far, we’ve worked on The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing which is that beautiful dancing duet between Judy Haynes and Phil Davis (two of the lead characters), as well a couple of up tempo songs called I Love a Piano (a tap dance) and Blue Skies (a very fun and smooth jazz dance). Oh, and who can forget that lovable “Sisters” routine which is also done! It’s been so fun to see this cast throw themselves into styles of choreography they’ve never done before and come alive when they get something right. My excitement grows every week watching their progress and seeing glimpses of what an incredible show this is going to be. These students LOVE theater and LOVE to learn. I can’t wait!

From Assistant Director: Kate Meents

September 26, 2011

This last Tuesday, I spent the even rehearsal working with Bob, Phil, and Martha (Noah, Chris, and Jordan) and we had a really fun time. We blocked two simple songs and they seemed to take to them very well. During the rehearsal, they had a mini lesson in blocking and stage pictures and seemed to enjoy it. I’m hoping the things we worked on stick with the students and that they had as much fun as I did. 🙂

Announcing Parent Production Committees and Student Production Team

August 23, 2011

We are so blessed to have such wonderful families involved with this production.  We are working together to make this production of “White Christmas” both a community event within the Artios community and a community event in the Atlanta area.

Below,  I have listed our Student Production Team without whom this production would not be possible.  In addition, I have also listed the Parent Production Committees with an asterix appearing beside the name committee chairperson.

ANNOUNCING:  STUDENT PRODUCTION TEAM MEMBERS

Stage Managers:    Sara Bachtel and Bethany Bing

Scenic Designer:      Victoria Streater

Set Design Team:     Jackson Hermitt, Stephen Jones, Jake Pillsbury, Cody Thurmond, Abigail Thurmond

Props Mistress:    Katherine Streater

Costume Team:    Jordan Hermitt, Angel

Lighting Design:    TBD

Sound Design:    Jackson Hermitt

House Manager:    Molly Wood

PARENT PRODUCTION COMMITTEES

PR/Program – Leigh Ann Still, Lisa McDonald (more help still needed)

Green Room – Chan Boutin, Nancy Jones

Hospitality – Gwynne Hodge, Christy McCart, Nancy Jones, *Andrea Hermitt, Susan Trotti, Ray Gonzalez

House – Judy Highum, *Kim Streater, LeeAnn Bing, Laura Bachtel, Jan Wood, Kay Legg

Costumes – *Angela Lavori, Lori and Thom Stanley, Michelle Buillard, Traci Joseph, Tracie Hicks, Andrea Hermitt, Alicia Pillsbury, Mary Villaume

Set – Mary Grace Heston, Andrea Hermitt, Charles Pillsbury. Doug Gast, Burton Streater

 

Music and choreography rehearsals begin this week!  “Let the games begin!”

Cast List!

August 17, 2011

 

White Christmas

Cast List

 

Bob Wallace Noah Still
Phil Davis Chris Legg
Betty Haynes Lindsey Boutin
Judy Haynes Katrina Highum
General Waverly Daniel Bignualt
Martha Watson Jordan Hermitt
Susan Waverly Amber Gast
Ralph Sheldrake Sam Hodge
Rita Mary Marudas
Rhoda Sara Bachtal
Ezekiel Foster Stephen Jones
Mike Preston Bing
Tessie Emily Petty
Jimmy Connor Gonzalez
Cigarette/Candy Girl Katherine Streater
Snoring Man William Heston
Mrs. Snoring Man Bethany Bing
Train Conductor Jake Pillsbury
Dance Captain Victoria Streater
Seamstress Victoria Trotti
Assistant Seamstress Maci McCart
Ed Sullivan Announcer William Heston
Regency Room

Announcer – offstage voice

Sam Hodge
Jimmy’s Back

Room Club goers

See singing and choreography list
Train Passengers See Singing and Choreography list
Inn Guests Full Cast
Patrons of the

Regency Room

See singing and choreography list below
 

 

 

 

 

Singing Assignments

 

 

CONTINUED BELOW

 

 

Act I

Scene one –

Happy Holiday – Bob, Phil

White Christmas – Bob, Phil, Men

 

Scene Two –

Happy Holiday/Let Yourself Go

Full Chorus (singing)

 

Scene Three –

Love and the Weather –  Bob, Betty

 

Scene Four –

Sisters – Betty, Judy

The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing – Phil, Judy and “Quintet” (Amber, Victoria, Katherine, Sam, Daniel, William) and the full chorus at mm. 47.

 

Scene Five –

Snow – Phil, Judy, Bob, Betty, Snoring Man, Mrs. Snoring Man

 

Scene Six –

What Can You Do With a General?  – Martha, Bob, Phil

 

Scene Seven –

Let Me Sing and I’m Happy – Martha

 

 

Scene Eight –

Count Your Blessings instead of Sheep – Bob and Betty

Scene Nine

Scene Ten – Blue Skies –

Bob and Full Chorus

 

 

 

CONTINUED BELOW

 

Act II

Scene One – I Love  Piano – Phil, Judy, Full Chorus

 

 

Scene Two – Optional Song being researched/TBD

 

 

Scene Three – Sister Reprise – Bob and Phil

 

Scene Four – Love, You Didn’t Do Right By Me / How Deep is the Ocean – Betty, Bob

 

Scene Five – The Old Man – Bob, Men

 

 

Scene Six –

Let me Sing and I’m Happy (Reprise) – Susan

 

Scene Seven –

How Deep is the Ocean (reprise) – Betty, Bob

The Old Man (Reprise) – Bob, Phil, Sheldrake,           Men

White Christmas – Full Company

Scene 8 (Curtain Call)-

I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm – Full Company

Choreography Assignments Happy Holiday

*Chris Legg

*Noah Still

*Sam Hodge

 

Happy Holiday/Let Yourself Go

*Chris Legg

*Noah Still

Kathrine Streater

Emily Petty

William Heston

Mary Marudas

Sara Bachtel

Bethany Bing

Victoria Streater

Maci McCart

Jake Pillsbury

Connor Gonzalez

Same Hodge

Cody Thurmond

Preston Bing

Victoria Trotti

Esther MacDonald

Molly Wood

Abby Thurmond

Stephen Jones

 

 

The Old Man

*Noah Still

William Heston

Sara Bachtel

Bethany Bing

Jake Pillsbury

Stephen Jones

Mary Marudas

Maci McHart

Sam Hodge

Connor Gonzalez

Preston Bing

Molly Wood

Esther MacDonald

Kathrine Streater

Abby Thurmond

Victoria Trotti

Emily Petty

Cody Thurmond

 

The Old Man Reprise

*Noah Still

*Chris Legg

*Sam Hodge

William Heston

Sara Bachtel

Bethany Bing

Jake Pillsbury

Stephen Jones

Mary Marudas

Maci McHart

Sam Hodge

Connor Gonzalez

Preston Bing

Molly Wood

Esther MacDonald

Kathrine Streater

Abby Thurmond

Victoria Trotti

Emily Petty

Cody Thurmond

 

Love and the Weather

*Noah Still

*Lindsey Boutin

 

Sisters

*Lindsey Boutin

*Katrina Highum

 

Sisters Reprise

*Chris Legg

*Noah Still

 

The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing

*Chris Legg

*Katrina Highum

 

Dance Floor Couples:

William Heston

Connor Gonzalez

Cody Thurmond

Jake Pillsbury

Abby Thurmond

Bethany Bing

Molly Wood

Esther MacDonald

 

I Love a Piano

*Chris Legg

*Katrina Highum

 

Tap Dancers:

Mary Marudas

Kathrine Streater

Sara Bachtel

Victoria Streater

Emily Petty

Maci McCart

 

Blue Skies

*Noah Still

Kathrine Streater

Victoria Streater

Emily Petty

Sara Bachtel

Mary Marudas

William Heston

Cody Thurmond

Casting is Complete!

August 16, 2011

We have completed the casting process for the Artios of Gwinnett production of White Christmas The Musical…..and WOW…..it is a very strong cast and a very deep cast.  SO, the casting process was quite extensive but it is now complete.  Today the cast and artistic team met for a read-through and had such a great time becoming more familiar with the script and the amazing Irving Berlin tunes that are part of this stage production.  August 23rd is the our next rehearsal and our first three weeks are focused on vocal music and choreography.  Looking forward to seeing amazing progress!  Pictures and videos to come!

Auditions

August 14, 2011

Saturday was our first round of auditions with 25 excited and energetic cast members auditioning for a variety of singing, dancing and acting roles. Call backs will be held on Monday, August 15th and the cast announced shortly thereafter.

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