Get involved with the 2018 Show

Anyone can be involved in the 2018 San Carlos Chickens’ Ball:

1. Auditions will be held on November 16, 6:00 p.m., AND
November 18, 10:00 a.m., at Heather School, 2757 Melendy Drive,
San Carlos.  We welcome all who are interested in being in the show.
We need non-speaking extras, actors, dancers, and singers. Looking
for fun people who want to be part of community fellowship and
fundraising for our San Carlos schools.

2. The show needs ushers and usherettes, stage crew, lighting crew,
sound crew, runners, costume designers and sewers, set designers,
set painters, and SPONSORS. To Volunteer email 2018chairs@chickensball.org

Here’s how your PTA can be involved in the 2018 Chickens’ Ball:
1. Please appoint two members to represent your PTA on the
Chickens’ Ball Steering Committee.  Steering meets on the first
Monday of every month.  PTA Presidents have a more complete
School Representative job description.

2. Over the next year, your Steering Committee reps will report many
more opportunities for your parents and staff to get involved in the
2018 production.  For example, your PTA can set up a booth at the
entrance to Mustang Hall to sell food or drinks before show time and
at intermission.

3. PTA members who want to publicize their business can sponsor
various aspects of the show, such as publicity signs, the program, or
the Kickoff Dinner.

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2018 Chickens’ Ball Planning in Progress

Auditions are held at Heather School MUR:  Thursday, November 16, 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 18, 10:00 a.m.
.Show dates:  April 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29, 2018

Get Ready! Contact steering@chickensball.org to learn more, or help out!

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Auditions November 5th & 7th

The San Carlos Chickens’ Ball is the longest running PTA fundraiser in the United States (since 1940) and it is unique to San Carlos. Your friends and neighbors put on a new variety show every other year, benefitting the performing arts at each San Carlos school.

2016 San Carlos Chickens’ Ball Audition details:

  • Two audition times available.
    November 5th – 6:30-8:30 pm
    November 7th – 9 am – 12 pm
Auditions will be held at White Oaks School in San Carlos
If you audition, you will be cast. You MUST be able to make all 6 performances, plus rehearsals.

Performance dates:
April 29, 7:30 pm
April 30, 7:30 pm
May 1, 2 pm matinee
May 6, 7:30 pm
May 7, 2 pm matinee 
May 7, 7:30 pm

Rehearsal details:
Rehearsals will begin February 22nd for dancers. Each entre act will have rehearsal for one hour per week with rehearsal scheduled regularly on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening. For example, if you are cast in one #, you might have rehearsal every Monday at 7 pm. Rehearsals will be in San Carlos, with the exact place to be determined. Tech rehearsal will be Saturday April 16th – 9 am – 12 noon. Dress rehearsals and run throughs will take place for two weeks, beginning April 18th.

Other Audition Details:

  • Dancers: Beginning and advanced dance will be taught at auditions. Tappers bring your shoes be ready show what you can do, you will be asked to show or repeat certain combos. Can canners welcome, we will teach this dance for those interested.
  • Singers: A group song will be sung (like Happy Birthday or Take Me Out to the Ball Game). For singers wishing to sing a solo, please bring a prepared song and your own accompaniment on a phone or similar device.
  • Drag: Are you willing to be cast in a drag number? __ yes __ no __ maybe

For the following roles and involvement, please contact Sonya Sigler — sonya@chickensball.org or 650-281-8325 m

  • Acting: For those desiring an acting part, we can find a skit for you
  • Backstage: For those desiring to find a role backstage with the stage crew, lights, sound or hall/call boys
  • Sewing, painting and building – we can always use help for these areas as well
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