Dress Rehearsal Thursday, May 4, 5:00pm.....$5.00
Recital Friday, May 5, 6:00pm.........$10/advance, $12/door
Recital Saturday, May 6, 6:00pm.....$10/advance, $12/door
Eastlight Theater at East Peoria High School
Recital tickets will go on sale April 15 at the studio. The tickets and seats are on a first come, first serve basis. Everyone that sits on the main floor will need a ticket on Friday and Saturday night, including students. Each family will receive one free parent pass which is good for the main floor at dress rehearsal and the balcony on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets for dress rehearsal will be $5.00. There is no charge for students on Thursday.
Everyone needs to be in the auditorium at 5:00 for announcements. This is a full rehearsal - costumes, tights, correct color shoes, hair, make-up. This is the only night you can videotape. Please let friends and family know. The photographer will be taking recital pictures this night. He is usually there between 5:00-9:00pm. Bring your patience. This is a long night. We have to set our light cues and help the kids with the staging so the show will run smoothly.
The Dress Rehearsal allows the students to become familiar with the auditorium surroundings and feel comfortable with their performance, costumes, and the stage. Lighting, music cues, set changes and all other logistics for an organized and professional performance are rehearsed so the students make the best impression possible. PARTICIPATION IS MANDATORY. We run an organized and timely dress rehearsal. Your help with the process will guarantee a professional production. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to curtain. Students may arrive in their first performance costume or change in the dressing room. The dress rehearsal is only for the students and parents.
No eating, drinking or smoking will be allowed in the auditorium or dressing rooms. Anyone wishing to sit on the main floor must have a ticket - this includes all students. Each family will receive one free parent pass to be used on the main floor on Thursday at rehearsal and in the balcony on Friday and Saturday night. All students with a ticket must have a cover up when sitting in the auditorium. There also cannot be tap shores worn on the main floor. Students in the show can only sit in the balcony without a ticket.
VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Parents or guardians may videotape or shoot photographs of their children at dress reheasal only! No video or flash photography will be allowed in the auditorium at the recital. Security guards will ask you to take any cameras back to your car. Please pass this information on to your guests!
We will have a professional photographer who will be taking pictures at the dress rehearsal from 5:00-9:00pm in the lobby. Those pictures will be available for pick-up in June from the studio.
Videogenique will be videotaping the recital again this year. We will have a sign-up sheet at the front desk closer to recital. Videos will be $35 and will include all performances.
Your dancer has worked hard this year and danced a wonderful performance. Surprise her with a bouquet of flowers. A bouquet of carnations will be available for purchase on Friday and Saturday night at the recital in the lobby.
Recital t-shirts will go on sale April 14 at the studio. Shirts will be available from YS to 3X. If you purchase 15 tickets you will receive a free t-shirt. All DDP students will have their name on the back of the shirt.
There is something very exciting when a student sees their picture in the program. Please consider placing an ad to wish your student luck and tell them how proud you are. If you know of any advertisers that would like to be in the program, please let them know. Programs will be $2 each. If you place an ad you will receive a free program. There will be program pre-sales at the same time tickets go on sale.
Keep your head high, your bow higher and your trick highest