Dress Rehearsal ~ Friday, May 12th, 2023 (3:30pm - 7:30pm*)
Recital ~ Saturday, May 13th, 2023 2:30pm
(Recital Day, most students must arrive by 2:00pm. Audience seating will open at 2:00pm
Select students/classes will be asked to arrive by 12:30pm for Sound Check.)
Our 2023 Recital is expected to last approximately 2 hours, 20 minutes (exact length TBD)
PA5678 will be able to sign the contract with the Berkeley Heights Board of Ed in September, however, we have been told the above dates/times are "locked in". While this is considered "subject to change" until the contract is signed, it is unlikely that the dates above will have to change.
KEN STIEFEL THEATRE
(Governor Livingston High School Auditorium)
175 Watchung Blvd., Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
No one likes to be "nickel and dimed". PA5678 has arranged with GL High School a package that includes: Venue, Police, Adult Backstage Staff, Custodial Staff, Videography with online link that will be shared with all families, Sound, and Lighting. PA5678 is also in discussion with a Photographer who will take individual portraits (on Dress Rehearsal Day and/or Recital Day) as well as pictures during Dress Rehearsal and/or Recital. These pictures will be uploaded to a shared site and will be accessible by all of our 2022-2023 Families. YOU will own the digital pictures, thus can upload them to any site or get prints as you'd like!
As last year, there will be one "all-inclusive" recital fee, and you will not be asked to pay separately for tickets, video, photos, etc... Payment is due by April 1st.
2022 Recital All-Inclusive Cost:
1 Student - $153*
2 Students (in a family) - $229*
3 Students (in a family) - $305*
*2023 Recital Cost will be determined based on the overall cost of the recital. The above rates were applicable for the 2022 Recital. 2023 Recital Fees will be due no later than April 1, 2023.
Friday, May 12, 2023
The Dress Rehearsal is mandatory for all Dance, Musical Theatre, and Monday 5:00pm Acting Class.
3:30pm - 7:30pm*
*As specifics get finalized, details will be updated. Sound Check, Individual Portraits, etc... will all be scheduled. When a student is finished with their specified times, they are welcome to leave, and do not have to stay for the full Dress Rehearsal time. Outside of portraits, the recital will be run IN ORDER. If your student is in the last number, they will obviously stay the full time. If your student is finished early, they are welcome to leave. (On Recital Day, all students and audience stay the DURATION of the recital. Students who's numbers are toward the end of the program deserve the same size audience as those at the beginning.)
PLEASES NOTE: Dress Rehearsal is not a drop-off experience. One parent or guardian should plan to attend Dress Rehearsal with each student. The only exception to this is for students 13 years old or over. However, Dress Rehearsal is the best time for parents to get up close to the stage and take any video/pictures. Although we will have professional Video and Pictures, some families enjoy their own footage. The day to do this is Dress Rehearsal Day (NOT recital day). The High School does not allow outside pictures/video to be taken ON recital day.
Saturday, May 14, 2023
Our 2023 Recital is anticipated to begin at 2:30pm.
Audience seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. (If anyone needs a spot for a Wheelchair, they need to let PA5678 know in advance. The Theatre has 2 designated areas for Wheelchairs.)
(As recital plans get finalized, details will be given to all families.)
In an effort to adhere to Occupancy Limits, as well as following possible Covid restrictions, each student will have a limited amount of audience members, likely between 6-8 people. This will be determined closer to the recital.
Students are not considered audience members, and will be accounted for separately from actual AUDIENCE members. Students will be able to sit in assigned rows (back of the audience) with their class, able to enjoy the show while not on stage.
Per our contract with The Berkeley Heights Board of Ed, "No Food, drink, cameras, or recording devices are permitted in the auditorium. Water bottles only are allowed in the Dressing Room Areas. Audience members are not permitted to bring or use recording equipment during any recital. No smoking on the property. Pick up all trash."