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Cast of Opening Act,

It's showtime! Please re-read all of the important information contained below. All children must arrive to rehearsals/shows now with performance ready hair, light, natural make up, underdress and costumes (costumes are going home with the you on Saturday 6/9 after rehearsal). Also, for the safety of all of our young performers, parents must sign their children in and out from the stage door inside the lobby. Thank you. 

Costume Info:
Boys: Hair neat and tidy. Provided your own black pants, black dress shirt (long or short sleeve), black socks, and black jazz or dress shoes. MTA will provide a vest and any other needed costume pieces.
Girls: Hair neat and tidy. Be sure hair is securely off the face. Provide your own flesh colored tights, black bootie shorts and strap cami top. Black jazz shoes. MTA will provide a crushed velvet dress along with other costume pieces. 
Come to the theater dressed in costume and be prepared to return all MTA piece after the show on Saturday night. Make Up is optional and should look natural.

Concession information:
Thank you to the Yun and Soni families for volunteering to photo The Opening Act Cast and to make buttons for purchase in the lobby. If you are willing to assist in any way, please see either of them. We would like to add a few volunteers at the button table to assist with this fun gift! If you have volunteered to assist back stage, please be prepared to receive specific instructions on Wed and Thursday of Tech Week. It is extremely important to keep The Opening Act cast together after the performance and signed out to their parents at the stage door. The theater becomes very busy and this is a must for safety reasons. Do not tell your child to meet you anywhere else except for the stage door for release and drop offs. REFER to the concessions form attached for details regarding all things concessions. We are excited to offer beautiful gifts to commemorate your show. Thank you to Megan Terry and Ellen Stewart for their extra effort with gifts and flowers. 
 
THE OPENING ACT Tech Week Schedule is as follows:
Saturday 6/9 from 6:00 - 7:30 Full Dress Rehearsal at MTA Studio. You will take your costumes home that night. Please wear them to the theater everyday of tech rehearsals and shows. We will collect the costumes after the performance on Saturday night. Please be prepared with a change of clothes to go home in after your last performance.

Wednesday 6/13 from 3:00-5:30 at the Rose Center Theater. (please allow a grace period)
Thursday 6/14 from 3:00-5:30 at The Rose Center Theater. (please allow a grace period)
 
Friday 6/15: OPENING NIGHT! 7:00 Show Time. 6:00 Call Time. Report to the stage door. We will then escort your cast member into the theater. Backstage volunteers please plan on staying from 5:30 until the end of The Opening Act Show. Back Stage volunteers will be signing all of The Opening Act children out and releasing them at the Stage Door. 
 
Saturday 6/16: Saturday Matinee Performance 1:00 Show Time. 
                         12:00 Call Time. Same Applies.

 
Dinner Break with Family and Friends. There will be no supervision during the break. All cast members must leave the theater. Please do not eat in costume. We want everyone looking spiffy for the evening performance. Do not leave the theater with a microphone on your body.
 
Saturday 1/20: Saturday Evening Performance 
                        7:00 Performance. 5:30 Call Time.
 
The Opening Act will be performed as the first Act of Lion King JR. When purchasing tickets, you can call the Rose Center Theater directly, or go to www.mtaoc.org and click the link to the Rose Center Theater Box Office. For all questions, please see Judi Griffin, Holly Bisaha, or any member of our Production Team.
 
Hugs,
Holly Bisaha
Direct: 949-887-4288

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As we get closer to theater week, more and more important information will be coming your way. There are different dates and deadlines associated with all of the many aspects of the production, and email is the only way to effectively communicate with 50+ families. PLEASE READ THROUGH ALL ATTACHMENTS AND PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO EMAILS. Thank you. 

TICKET LINK:
https://www.mtaoc.org/ticket-information-2/

LION KING FEATURING THE OPENING ACT DVD PURCHASE LINK:
http://audiovideofactory.com/html/store.html

Cast of The Opening Act!

*PLEASE TAKE NOTE THE SATURDAY MATINEE SHOW IS AT 1:00 PM!! 

No Rehearsal Monday! Happy Memorial Day!

*Reminder! Note Show Times

6/15 Friday 7:00 Show
6/16 Saturday Matinee 1:00 Show
6/16 Saturday Evening 7:00 Show



Cast of The Opening Act!

Wow! The last couple months have been pretty exciting! Watching this cast meet for rehearsal every Monday, make new friends, and merge all of this talent in to one show has been a joy.  This is the beauty of THE OPENING ACT, It’s a show written for you and it is now being staged and almost ready for the big stage! 

Costume Info: 
Boys: Hair neat and tidy. Provided your own black pants, black dress shirt (long or short sleeve), black socks, and black jazz or dress shoes. MTA will provide a vest and any other needed costume pieces.
Girls: Hair neat and tidy. Be sure hair is securely off the face. Provide your own flesh colored tights, black bootie shorts and strap cami top. Black jazz shoes. MTA will provide a crushed velvet dress along with other costume pieces. 
Come to the theater dressed in costume and be prepared to return all MTA piece after the show on Saturday night. 
 
THE OPENING ACT Schedule is as follows:
 
June 44:00 - 6:30 at MTA (extended rehearsal)
June 9 (Saturday): Dress rehearsal at MTA 6:00 - 7:00. Please allow a few minutes extra if needed. Our last studio rehearsal before we move to the Rose Center Theater for Tech Week!
June 11: NO REHEARSAL   
 
TECH WEEK Schedule 
Wednesday June 13 from 3:00-5:30 at the Rose Center Theater in Westminster.
Thursday June 14 from 3:00-5:30 at The Rose Center Theater in Westminster.
 
Friday June 15: OPENING NIGHT! 7:00 Show Time. 5:30 Call Time. Report to the stage door to meet our Parent Volunteer for that show, sign your child in, and enjoy the show. We will then escort your cast member to the theater. Backstage volunteers please plan on staying from 5:30 until the end of The Opening Act Show to assist with the safe release of our cast members. ALSO, do not leave until every child has signed out their child. All TOA cast members will be released at the beginning of intermission and must have an adult report to the stage door for pick up. DO NOT BE LATE. I encourage everyone to stay to see the Lion King Jr. 
 
Saturday 6/16Saturday Matinee Performance 1:00 Show Time. 
                                    12:00 Call Time. Same Applies.
 
Dinner Break with Family and Friends. There will be no supervision during the break. All cast members must leave the theater. Please do not eat in costume. We want everyone looking spiffy for the evening performance.
 
Saturday 6/16Saturday Evening Performance 
                        7:00 Performance. 5:30 Call Time.
 
MTA will be opening up ticket sales this week, please watch for your email! The Opening Act will be performed as the first Act of LION KING JR. When purchasing tickets you can call the Rose Center Theater directly, or go to www.mtaoc.org and click the link to the Rose Center Theater Box Office. 

Rose Center Theatre
14140 All American Way
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 793-1150 ext 1 (for tickets)

All cast members MUST park in parking lot next to the theater, park your car, and walk your child into the theater. NO DROP OFFS ALOUD.

MTA will also be offering beautiful bouquets and pre-sale concessions for your performer! We will be opening up the pre-sale opportunity this week. All proceeds go to the production costs here at MTA. All flowers can be picked up in the lobby, along with other fun concession gifts for your child, the night of each performance. This is a great way to help celebrate your child’s performance! 

*WE ARE IN NEED OF A PHOTOGRAPHER TO TAKE PICTURES ON WEDAND THURS REHEARSAL TO OFFER BUTTONS OF OUR CAST’S PICTURES. 
*WE ALSO NEED A VOLUNTEER TO ASSIST WITH CONCESSION ITEMS BASED ON THE OPENING ACT THEME. 

Please contact me or Megan Terry, Sophia’s mom, if you are available to become part of our fantastic concession team. 
 
Hugs,
Holly Bisaha
Direct: 949-887-4288


Cast of The Opening Act!
 
It’s been fun getting to know each of you over the past few weeks. You each bring something very special to our show!  Together we have written a show featuring all cast members in small groups, in ensemble numbers, or as soloists!

I will be handing out rehearsal cds and lyrics over the next couple weeks. This will help you rehearse and memorize your specific song selections independently as well. 

We will continue staging Opening Up on Monday. We will then sing thru all the song selections in the show. The Opening Act is going to be a fantastic show! Congrats all! 

See you on Monday
Holly


Hello Cast of The Opening Act!

MTA will be closed for Spring Break this week. We'll see you all back at rehearsal on Monday, April 9th from 4-5:30pm.

-Miss Holly and MTA Staff


Hello Cast of The Opening Act!

We will be doing pictures on Monday (3/19) so please come with your hair ready, a dark colored shirt and your beautiful faces!

See you on Monday!
-MTA Production Team


Welcome Cast of The Opening Act (TOA)

The cast of The Opening Act, or TOA, consists of singers, dancers, musicians, and those with hidden talents! Cast members in this performance-based class will be the first act of our Brite Star’s production of LION KING, JR. This is a class focused on individual performance technique with solos, duets, trios, specialty acts, as well as ensemble numbers. The show will be written and customized according to the individuals in the cast. Over the course of 14 rehearsals we will focus on each student’s special spark! Every cast member will have a featured solo or moment, as well as learn the importance of working together to put on a show! This is truly a class with a focus on building confidence on stage! If you are ready to take it to the SPOTLIGHT – alone – or in a small group – then this is the class for you! 

Regular rehearsals begin Monday, 3/19 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Join us for our parent meeting 3/19 from 4:00pm – 4:30pm. During our parent meeting we will expect everyone to sign up for volunteer positions such as assist with concessions, costumes, fund raising, etc. The success of our shows rely on you…the families of MTA. Let’s make this season our best yet! Judi Griffin will be available to assist in the office and Johnny Bisaha will be my assistant with all things show.

Please be advised that rehearsal attendance is mandatory, as class meets only once a week and we will be customizing the production to this cast. Due to the nature of the individual performances, we will limit the class to 20 students. I want to be able to coach this cast in a more individual way.

Come to the first rehearsal prepared to show us your talent. Be prepared to perform a song of your choice, a dance combination, or talent.  Please keep it to approximately one minute. We will provide a cd player or pad inputs to play if you prefer to perform with a track, a cappella is fine as well. We will continue sharing talents for a few rehearsals as we begin to write our show together. If you do not want to be considered for a solo and would prefer to perform in a group, we will discuss those options during class. Every show is filled with shining moments, including group numbers along with solos!

After assessing the cast, I will then begin the process of writing a show based on the talent we have in our cast. That is the beauty of THE OPENING ACT. It’s a show written for you!  Bring music tracks, instruments and your smile! This is going to be fun! Also, please research the song Happiness is… from Charlie Brown and Opening Up from The Waitress. We all will begin learning these songs on Monday and will perform them during THE OPENING ACT as a group with solos and duets. Come to every rehearsal dressed in comfy clothes that allow you to tumble and dance modestly. Wear toe covered shoes ready to dance!

THE OPENING ACT (TOA) Schedule is as follows:

No Class on 4/2 (Spring Break), 5/28 (Memorial Day), 6/11 (tech week schedule)

Mandatory Dress/Tech Rehearsals:

Saturday 6/9 at MTA from 6:00-7:30  

Wednesday 6/13 from 3:00-5:30 at the Rose Center Theater in Westminster.

Thursday 6/14 from 3:00-5:30 at The Rose Center Theater in Westminster. Cast Photo.
Rehearsals are closed to parents unless you are on a volunteer list and background checked.

June 15: OPENING NIGHT! 7:00 Show Time. 5:30 Call Time. Report to the stage door. We will then escort your cast member into the theater.

June 16: Saturday Matinee Performance 2:00 Show Time. 1:00 Call Time. Same Applies.

During shows, dinner Break is taken with Family and Friends. There will be no supervision during the break. All cast members must leave the theater. Please do not eat in costume. We want everyone looking spiffy for the evening performance.

June 16: Saturday Evening Performance 7:00 Performance. 5:30 Call Time.

*We communicate with our Brite Star families in the form of Back Stage Notes. Please look for updates on the website under BSN’s to stay updated on all things TOA. We will also continue to send emails.

*MTA is always in need of batteries and nine volts during the production month. It takes 1000s of batteries to ensure we make all the cast members sound the best as possible. Donations are greatly appreciated. Also, we will be collecting concession treats to sell as a fund raiser during intermissions. We ask that every family donate 2 cases of small water bottles and a case of snacks preferably from Costco.

*Important Ticket Info! Tickets for the Brite Star’s performances at The Rose Center Theater will go on sale in May. Please take note that we sell out very quickly. Be prepared to contact the box office at The Rose promptly. We cannot guarantee ticket availability other than thru the box office. We will send out specific dates as we get closer to show time.

*We are offering adorable T-Shirts and Hoodies to celebrate this season’s shows. Your child’s name will be listed as a cast member on it. We will be taking all orders during our first rehearsal at the end of the parent meeting. Please see Judi Griffin for details.

Holly BIsaha

949-887-4288

Stay in touch with all things show at www.mtaoc.org , click BSN’s on the navigation bar the drop down menu where you will find TOA.