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April 14th Chairmen’s Message – Break a Leg!

Wow – what a fun dress rehearsal. Congratulations to Alan Mueller, the 2012 Chickens’ Ball dedicatee (and Happy Birthday!). I hope everyone enjoyed the birthday cake that Vicci brought for Alan.

Some things went really smoothly, others not so much. Let’s work on making smooth transitions and timing. I don’t think any of the skits went over in terms of their 7 minutes, but a couple were close.

Opening – we will be meeting at 1:20 pm in the middle of the pod to go over the dialogue and timing.

A few pictures (from Rick Skrenta) of today’s dress rehearsal can be found here:
http://chickensball.shutterfly.com/pictures/1397
Thank you and see you all tomorrow!
Sonya
PS – Hopefully you saw the article in the SM Daily Journal on Friday the 13th.
Words that Bear Repeating, plus a few new ones:
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Looking ahead:
Week of April 16th  – a few rehearsals have been booked already for next week. Please check it out:
7-8:30 Monday – Arundel/TL/Sports from 7-8, Be Italian from 8-8:30
7-8:30 Tuesday – FNF from 7-8, Shady Dames from 8-8:30
7-9 Wednesday  – Lions
April 29th – 8 am – strike the set… seems blasphemous to put this date on here when we are just going into performances but it is a reminder that many hands make light work!
May 5th – After the Ball Party – more info will be available when we have it…
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Room Assignments
Barring any last minute changes from the SCSD or Central, these will be the room assignments:
Band/Back Stage Crew – Library
Pictures – Library
Usherettes – Library
Steering – Faculty Lounge
Judges – Room 9
Men’s entres – 12
Make-up – 13
Female Entres – 18
White Oaks – 19
A/TL/Sports – 20
FNF – 21
Rebels – 23
Lions – 24
Charter/JM – 25
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Hospitality
Our Steering Committee has put together a great list of places to go to for before or after show time hospitality. These restaurants have agreed to stay open late for us and have food and drinks ready for us.
CreoLa Friday, April 20   10:30pm
Piacere Saturday, April 21   10:30pm
Mythos Thursday, April 26 5:30pm to 7:45pm 10:30pm – closing SCEF Chickens’ Night on the Town
Piacere Thursday, April 26 5:30pm to 7:45pm   SCEF Chickens’ Night on the Town
Flight Lounge Thursday, April 26 10:30pm – closing
Viva la Vita Thursday, April 26 5:30pm to 7:45pm   SCEF Chickens’ Night on the Town
TBD   Friday, April 27   10:30pm
Piacere Saturday, April 28   10:30pm

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Schedule for Feeding the band, back stage crew:
Rebels – April 15
Lions – April 20
Chairman/Steering – April 21 – 8 pm
A/TL/Sports – April 22
Charter/JM – April 26
FNF  – April 27
WO – April 28
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CHICKENS’ BALL SURVIVAL KIT
How to have a successful Chickens’ Ball – what is needed to survive your performances? Well, there are a few things that are very helpful to have back stage: mirror, lighted mirror, clothing rack, changing area (tri-fold screen); full length mirror; a well-stocked SHOW make-up bag – extra bright blush, false eyelashes (and glue), base make-up, etc. (see the make-up requirements on the cast & crew tab of chickensball.org), straight pins (not straight jackets, although talk to me after the show is over and I’ll tell  you if that was really needed). safety pins (large & small), bobby pins, hair pins, wig stand (if you use a wig), mustache or beard glue, garment  bags (especially good to have if it is raining)…, gum, mints, snacks, extra nude/skin tone hose, extra fishnet stockings, other extras (undergarments, etc. as needed), and probably a few more items, I am forgetting. Most of all, the ultimate survival tool is a willingness to have fun and a sense of humor! Definitely don’t forget to bring those!
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VIDEO
We will be filming on Saturday April 21st at 2 pm and if needed, also April 21st at 8 pm. John Stevens will be filming our show. We will be recording both the ambient sound and the output from the sound system. The video will be $20 and our show photo montage will also be $20 and if you buy them together, it will be $30. You will be able to pre-order this as well, so look for a separate email on this topic.
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AFTER THE BALL PARTY
We will be having a Cinco de Mayo party as our after the Ball party on, funny enough, May 5th. Location and timing will be finalized and details sent out in a separate message. Again, you will be able to pre-order your dinner and we will send the details about that in a separate message.
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Please send out the flyers emailed to you Friday, March 30th (or on hand at Central) and encourage your contacts to buy tickets NOW! Don’t forget to share our flyers – ticket flyer, show flyer and neighbor flyer! See last week’s message and the cast & crew tab  of our website for more info.

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