Drama Booster Club mtg. Notes                              9/13/2017

Footloose/Scotland Post Mortem –  for Footloose, iTickets worked well; possible opportunity to use school iPads to scan tickets this year

-          Scotland was Awesome! Still waiting to hear from the touring company on whether we owe money (we rented equipment, but they use ticket sales to offset those fees.  All 4 of our shows were sellouts so we should be OK.  Worst case, Pat estimates we might owe $500).

Homecoming – 10/6.  Rent cast will be performing at Pep Rally, then march in Homecoming Parade (approximately 4 pm).  Mr. Collison will run the cookout; all family members invited to participate.  Watch for sign-up genius for food donations.


                Tech meals – (Steve Miller); Monday and Tuesday (11/6 & 11/7) will be lunches (no school days); Wednesday will be a dinner.  Payment will be $10/meal; pay4school stuff will be set up soon.  We will attemptto identify which meals will be on which days.

                Build days – Fri. 10/27, 3-7 pm; Sat. 10/28, 12-5; Sat. 11/4, 12-5 (if necessary)

                Set needs – TVs (anything that looks like it could be from the 90s); scaffolding; clean porta-potty (Karen Patrick will make some calls); oil drum (we may be able to get this from the auto tech dept.); fire hydrant

                Ticket sales/concessions – we’ll need 2 add’l volunteers to spread the set-up love; we also have a student house manager


Cappies – need 2 parents to host/plan for our cappies show (11/11) (Karen Patrick and Carmen Smith).  When it comes time for tickets (early May), Pat will set up a tiered system for ticket distribution.  Be ready for a quick turnaround when it comes time to order tickets.


Thespians – will be trying to get them more involved with Booster activities this year, so don’t be surprised to see them at future meetings.


Sponsorships – think of ideas for businesses that might be interested in advertising in our programs or otherwise sponsoring our program.  Forms will be placed on the website and FaceBook to help all members solicit sponsors!


Elf Jr. – MS musical.  Christmas decoration wanted – nothing will be refused!!  4 Shows (12/14, 12/15, and 2 on 12/16).  Possible Scout program at the matinee.


MS Theater Sports – 14 kids on the team; we will be hosting a match on 4/6.


Website – Katie will be updating this week


NYC trip – 3/9-3/10.  There will be a 57 person bus; 4 faculty chaperones; looking for 4-6 parents.  Will see Come From Away with a talk back session afterwards, and Anastasia.  Also have a workshop on audition prep and strategy, plus a tour (where TBD).  Student cost approx. $400-450; chaperone cost approx. $300-350.  Expect a quick sign up, in early October.


Other Production Dates – available on the website.  Also: there will be an eighth grade one act on 3/22 (free performance).


Summer Show – will be Rock of Ages.  Audition workshop will be on 5/14 (open to all rising 7th graders through the class of 2018); auditions on 5/19; callbacks on 5/20.  Shows July 27, 28, 29, and August 3, 4.


Financial Report – Final 2016/2017 budget available on the website; up to date 2017/2018 budgets will be provided at booster meeting or upon request (ksinniger@yahoo.com).  We were able to purchase a new sound board and case, new lights, and backstage headsets with the “profit” from last year. 


Addams Family – encore performance on 10/30 at 7 pm.  Tickets go on sale on 9/15.  We will have a costume contest during intermission (there will be an intermission), so we will also sell concessions.  (Leslie Miller and (maybe) Marti Porter to organize costume contest and find prizes). 


Restaurant Night Information coming soon!


Banquet will be planned at Maggiano’s for 6/3 (Jamie Patton).


Fundraiser (bake sale) for a theater department in Houston, TX set for Saturday at Hayfield Park, from 11-3.  Looking for donations of baked goods and for people to come buy/donate.  Boosters donated $500.