Notes & Tips for Rehearsals this week

Dear Families,

Well, last week was a bit of a crazy one ~ Thanks to all for the flexibility!

Please let me know if any additional parents or caregivers should be added to this distribution list.

We all have an exciting 10 weeks ahead of us as we support our little actors in creating a show that we think is going to be something really special!


  • For ALL rehearsals, children should come to the picnic tables outside the Library and PE Teacher's Office to check in with rehearsal supervisors and have their snack.

  • When grown-ups arrive to pick up actors at the end of rehearsals, we ask that you NOT enter the forum. You will sign your child out at the front desk in the Loma Office, and they will be released to you in the order of sign-outs. Your cooperation with this helps us use rehearsal time more efficiently, and makes for an orderly sign-out process. As you all know, we have lots of kids to keep track of!


  • PLEASE be mindful of your child's sustenance at the end of what is already a pretty long day. We recommend a substantial snack packed separately from their lunch, if necessary labeled with a reminder not to eat until rehearsal. Depending on the length of rehearsal, there may be a second snack break. Your kids will feel better in body and mind, and everyone will have a better experience if our animals are well fed. Extra water would be great too.

  • Not only are our kids hungry, but unfortunately so are the resident yellow jackets. Foods that are less attractive to yellow jackets include fruits, vegetables, dry snacks like crackers or pretzels, most cheeses. Yellow jackets love meat (including sushi) and sugar sweets and will follow your child everywhere to get them. Likely your child will then put away (or throw away) their snack and be very hungry and distracted during rehearsal.


  • Excellent question! All actors should wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. Dresses and skirts are not recommended; but if worn please also have your child wear shorts for modesty's sake while we leap, roar and jump around like wild animals. NO sandals; closed-toe shoes only. If your actor already has a pair of ballet or jazz shoes, they are welcomed and encouraged to wear them to rehearsals.


  • If you have yet to see the cast list, you can find it on the TIM website, along with this week's schedule (also pasted below for easy reference) ,
  • A complete schedule with clarification re: Grasslands and Savannah animals will be available by the end of this week

Tues9/8/2015ALL3:00 - 6:00 - Read-through, "Circle of Life" vocals (if time allows)Wed9/9/20151:45 - 3:45 - ALL 4:00 - 4:30 - Y. Simba, Y. Nala, Zazu 4:30 - 5:00 - Rafiki1:45-3:45 "Circle of Life" Dance 4-4:30 - IJCWTBK" Vocals 4:30-5 - "Circle of Life" VocalsThurs9/10/2015ALL3:00 - 6:00 - Ensemble Vocals

See y'all tomorrow!

Kate Dwyer Co-producer, The Lion King 831.818.4232