Upcoming Shows at Quest Academy!

In fifth grade we continue to work on looking and acting like an ensemble, and what that truly means.  Fifth graders have been tuning in on their senses . We have been talking about, how using their senses and imagination, can make ones acting more authentic .   Tuning into certain memories and using emotional memory recall can help an actor be much more believable on stage!

Sixth Grade- I am so proud of each and everyone of you, for having the courage to audition for your musical, “Honk Junior”! Way to go! Remember, “their are no small parts, only small actors”!

“Honk Junior”, March, 20th at 6:00 pm. Quest Academy’s Stage!

Seventh Graders just auditioned for Shakespeare’s, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”! You all should feel very proud yourselves. Shakespeare can be challenging, and you all got up on that stage and gave it all you got!! Bravo! I certainly am proud of you!

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, March 15th, 8:30 am. Quest Academy Stage!

Eighth Grade- What a wonderful job you did on presenting  your monologues! I am so proud of all you for your hard work!  Please come and see the eighth graders perform in their spring musical!

“Monty Python’s Spamalot”, School Edition”, Thursday, May 10th  and Friday May 11th, at 7:00 pm.

It’s almost show time!

Can you believe that it is November already! First trimester will be ending in just a couple of weeks. Students have been preparing for their upcoming performances. I hope all of you can make it to support your children!

Fifth grade informance: An informance is to inform you what we have been doing in class. This is by no means a final performance. Please keep in mind that I will be helping the children when needed during their informance.  This will take place in the drama class room! Please check in with Mrs. Perry at the front desk the day you are coming to watch

Griffins, Monday , November 13th, 2:00-2:45 Informance
Phoenix, Thursday, November 16th, 12:30 pm -1:15 pm Informance

Sixth and Seventh graders have been working hard on rehearsing their scenes for Scene Night!

Scene Night will be held on Wednesday, November 15th at 6:00 pm.

See you all there!

Excitement Is in the Air

It has been great seeing  all of the smiling faces in the hallways!! Students of all ages seem excited to be back at school  We started the school year off by playing  improvisation  games. They are great  ice breakers and they get everyone reacquainted  again! It has been great getting to know the new students. They are fitting in wonderfully  and we are happy to have them a part of our Quest family! In addition to drama games we did a lot of movement, stretching  and dancing in class.  We talked about what it means to be a good actor and how the same things can help us as individuals. Such things are; living your truth/ authenticity, having clear intentions ,  listening, having an objective and motivation every time you enter the stage, showing empathy, sympathy,  connection, and communication, and having expression in both the voice and body.

Thank you to all that came to Meet the Teacher Night! If you were not able to join us, please email me with any questions you may have.

 

 

Quest Academy 8th graders presents “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

Hello to all!

It is that time of year! The 8th graders have been working very hard preparing for their 8th grade musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

Not only have they been learning their music, studying their lines, and learning choreography; they have also been assigned to work in a crew.  They help with set design and building, painting, hair and make-up, props, designing the program, lighting, costumes, marketing and selling concessions. In order put on the musical we have to do a lot of fundraising. If you would like to help donate towards the musical here is how you can help!

We are selling concessions at lunch and after school in the front lobby.  There will be a school dance on Friday, April, 28th in the gym. Entry fee helps fund the musical. We will also have a 3 on 3 basketball tournament in the gym Wednesday, May 3rd at 4:30, proceeds go towards the musical.

You can also support us by buying a ticket to some to the musical. You can either purchase a ticket at the door or find them on eventbrite.com and search for Quest Academy.  Your children will only get to see the first act on Friday, May 11th , so please bring your children back during an evening performance so that they can see the entire musical.  You aren’t going to want to miss seeing “Chitty” the car itself and how it works its magic in the fantastic story “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. Come see how hard the 8th graders have been working and what they created 🙂

Show times are Thursday, May 11th at 7:00 pm and Friday, May 12th at 7:00. We hope to see you there!

Bravo! And it’s time to FLY

Please remember Ifly is this week:

Arrive to Quest: NO LATER THAN 8AM
Buses will depart promptly at 8:10
Attire: Wear Quest gear or RED and comfortable shoes
LUNCH: All students need a sack lunch.
Should you need further information, please refer to the agenda/itinerary that I shared with you.
I am looking forward to flying with 4th and 5th graders on Monday.
Bravo and congrats to my fifth graders for a wonderful performance of “Lewis and CLark”! You all really stepped up for you informance day and your audience loved it! Way to go!
Also a congrats and Bravo to my seventh graders performing Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” . I am so proud of you kids.  You really rocked! I was amazed with all of your hard work from the program, lighting, scene changes, music, acting, and character work on stage!
Eighth grade have started to learn ensemble songs for “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” as well as some choreography.  Students also designed in their crews this week and this weekend we are hoping to start to build some of our designs!

It’s show Time

Here are a few date reminders and announcements.

“Informance” of “The Adventure of Lewis and Clark”  

by Roger Emerson and John Jacobson

Tuesday, March 7 from 1:30-2:15 pm

A mini-musical presented by the 5th Dragon class in the drama room. Please come a few minutes early to get a seat so that we can start our performance on time.  If you do come after the performance has already started please pass through the costume room and not on the stage. Please include names of attendees when you RSVP on the evite and Sharon Rockhill sent out. There will be a live stream as well for those who cannot make it.

The seventh graders will be going to Navy Pier to watch “Romeo and Juliet” this Thursday! We will be eating lunch down there before the performance. Please make sure to dress nicely. Business casual 🙂

Dress rehearsal with be March, 15th, 1:15-3:30.

Please mark your calendars for the performance on March 16th, at 8:30 am . Presented on  Quest Academy’s Stage/gym. There will be a live stream in case you are not able to come. 

We finally have a date for “Dear Edwina”! Section 6-1 will do the first half and 6-2 will do the second half. We will be presenting our class drama and music INFORMANCE of “Dear Edwina” on Wednesday, March 22 at 4:00PM in the gym. We will keep the students after school and be ready for our audience at 3:50PM. Hope to see you there!

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the 8th grade musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” Thursday, May 11th, at 7:00 pm and Friday, May 12th, at 7:00 pm.   See you there!

 

 

Audition Week

I am so proud of all of my drama students.  As soon as we got back from Winter break we did not waist anytime! We went straight to work 🙂

In Eighth Grade students performed their monologues for their classmates.  We will be finishing those up next week. I have been so impressed with the monologues I have watched so far. Bravo!!  Eighth graders have also been preparing themselves for their Spring musical audition.  I am proud to announce the eighth grade musical, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”! Please mark your calendars for Thursday May 11th and Friday May 12th.  Students auditioned for their music portion first followed by their drama portion. This consisted of a cold reading of a monologue as well as auditioning with their prepared monologue that they have to perform in drama class.   The choreography audition was on Wednesday during flex.  Call back will be next week.  I am looking forward to casting and getting started with the musical!!!

In Seventh Grade we have started our Shakespeare unit!  This week students auditioned for “Romeo and Juliet”! I was so proud of how well they did auditioning. It is important that students get an opportunity to speak Shakespeare. Therefore , in some cases there will be multiple actors playing one role.  Some characters will not. It just depends on how I cast. Section 7-1 will do the first half of the play and 7-2 will do the second half.  We also watched Scene night in class.  This way we can give ourselves constructive criticism and learn what we can do differently during the performance of “Romeo and Juliet”.

In Sixth Grade students auditioned for the sixth grade musical “Dear Edwina Junior”! I was so proud of how everyone did.  During the audition students had to do a cold reading from the script.  We also watched Scene Night in class. It was a great opportunity to see how wonderful everyone did and what they can personally grow in and improve on for their musical performance.

In Fifth grade we have been working on characterization for “Lewis and Clark”! It has been fun to watch the character development in class during some improvisation that we did this week.  Students also reviewed their stage directions because next week we are going to start blocking our scenes! Please help your children run their lines, cue lines and music!  

It is Scene Night Time! Hope you all can join us!

What a beautiful Autumn we have had so far. I am sure you and your children are looking forward to Fall Break and being with your family and friends over the holidays.

Next week is the last week of first trimester! Time sure does fly when you are having fun.

I hope that you all can join us Wednesday, November 16th at 6:00 pm. to watch the sixth and seventh graders perform at scene night! 8th graders we would love to have you in the audience too. It is always great to have the extra support.  Parents just a reminder that dress rehearsal for 6th and 7th graders is Tuesday, November 15th from 3:30-6:00 pm.  Please make sure you pick your children up promptly. I have another appointment that evening at 6:30 and will have to leave right at 6:00 pm.   Your child can leave once their scene has been rehearsed on the stage.  Your children will get to see the order of scenes on Monday.

Call time for November 16th for 6th graders is 5:15 pm. and 7th graders 5:30 pm.   Please make sure to pick your children up as soon as scene night is over.  It will be a long day for everyone and a school day the next day, so rest is important!

Sixth and Seventh graders have been working hard the past few weeks on preparing for Scene Night.  It is very important your children get together this weekend with their scene partner(s) outside of class to rehearse their scenes.  See you all soon 🙂 I am so proud of all of my students for having the courage to get up on that stage and perform! This past week we have been working on characterization as well as polishing up anything we need to before next week. Please continue to review your child’s script with them.

In eighth grade, students have continued to journal in their DDD’s as well as warm-up in class physically to Freeze Walks and vocally to tongue Twisters.  Students have also been working on solo improvisations in class.

Hope to see you all at Scene Night!

Have a wonderful weekend!