Set Build/Rehearsal Change


We have added more set build time. PLEASE try to attend as much as possible as we are now behind on building the set.

Fri 10/31 Set Build 2:30p - 4:00p

Mon 11/3 Set Build 2:30p - 6:00p
Tues 11/4 Rehearsal 2:30p - 6:00p
Wed 11/5 Les Mis Field Trip and Panera Bread Fundraiser
Thurs 11/6 Set Build 2:30 - 6:00p
Fri 11/7 Rehearsal 2:30 - 6:00p

Mon 11/10 Set Build 2:30p - 6:00p
Tues 11/11 No School - Veteran's Day
Wed 11/12 Rehearsal 2:30p - 6:00p
Thurs 11/13 Rehearsal 2:30p - 6:00p
Fri 11/14 Set Build 2:30p - 5:00p, Dinner Break 5:00p - 5:30p, Paper/Dry Tech 5:30p - 9:00p
Sat 11/15 Tech Run Through 9:00a - 3:45p

Sun 11/16 Set Build/Lighting Focus 9:00a - 12:00p, Tech Run Through 12:00p - 3:45p
Mon 11/17 Tech/Dress Rehearsal 2:30p - 8:30p
Tues 11/18 Tech/Dress Rehearsal 2:30p - 8:30p
Weds 11/19 Tech/Dress Rehearsal 2:30p - 9:00p
Thurs 11/20 Final Dress Rehearsal 2:30p - 9:30p

Les Miserables Field Trip

The French Classes and Drama Classes will be taking a field trip to North Shore Music Theater next week for the matinee performance of "Les Miserables."

Any student in drama club wishing to get a ticket should speak to Ms. Ruggles ASAP. Students in the classes have first priority on tickets, and have until Friday, October 31st at 2:10pm to turn in their permission slip and money. After that, any extra ticket will be released to Drama Club. Students wishing to attend must have a completed permission slip and the money at this time!

On the way home from NSMT, the bus will be stopping at Panera Bread in Beverly to help support the Drama Club Fundraiser! Please make sure to bring money to grab dinner! We will have extra fliers!

Chemical Imbalance: Weekly Call 10/27-10/31

MONDAY 10/27
Circle/Warm Up (2:30-2:45)
Act 1 Scenes 4 (2:45-3)
3 (3-3:30)
2 (3:30-4:30)
1 (4:30-5:30)
Notes (5:30-6)

Circle/Warm Up (2:30-2:45)
Act 2 pp 27-36 (2:45-3:45)
Act 2 pp 36-45 (3:45-4:45)
Run Act 2 (4:45-5:30)
Notes (5:30-6)

Circle/Warm Up (2:30-2:45)
Run Act 2 w/Notes (2:45-4:00)
Run Act 1 w/Notes (4:00-5:30)

THURSDAY 10/30 | Set build day! Remember, you need a MINIMUM of 8 hours. There's only 7 hours left! Any actor who does not complete their 8 hours before 11/14 will be required to stay for all of Dry Tech.

FRIDAY 10/31 | Enjoy the afternoon off. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Panera Bread Fundraiser

GHS Drama Club has their first fundraiser of the season at Panera Bread!! 

Where: Panera Bread, 57 Dodge Street, Beverly, MA 01915
When: Wednesday, November 5th from 4pm to 8pm

Please bring a copy of the flyer below with you when you order. This will guarantee that the Drama Club gets the proceeds from your order. 

Other restaurant fundraisers this year include:
--Tuesday December 2 from 4 pm to close at the Azorean Restaurant
--Tuesday January 27 from 5 pm to 9 pm at Cape Ann Brewery
--Wednesday March 4 from 4:30 pm to close at Jalapenos Restaurant

More information on these fundraisers available closer to the events!

CI Call -- 10/20-10/24

Monday, 10/20
Scene 2
  • Henry
  • Xavier
  • Ambrosia
  • Rosamunda
  • Euphronia
  • Plodgett
  • Calliope/Penelope

  • Tuesday, 10/21
    Pg 27-37
  • Ivy
  • Plodgett
  • Henry
  • Ambrosia
  • Xavier
  • Rosamunda
  • Calliope
  • Lady T
  • Euphronia

  • Wednesday, 10/22
    Set build
    ****Remember, you need a MINIMUM of 8 hours of Set Build!! Only 10.5 hours left!!****

    Thursday, 10/23
  • Ambrosia
  • Xavier
  • Rosamunda
  • Ivy
  • Plodgett
  • Henry
  • Euphronia
  • Lady T
  • Calliope
  • Constable

  • Friday, 10/24
    Scene 4
  • Plodgett
  • Constable
  • Lieutenant
  • Ivy
  • Henry
  • Lady T
  • Calliope

  • Please let Stage Management know as soon as possible if you have any conflicts!

    The Impact of Theatre on Students

    Gloucester Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Gregg Bach shared this article with Ms. Ruggles today. 

    Learning from Live Theater
    Students realize gains in knowledge, tolerance, and more

    The article discusses a study on the impact of theatre and other culturally enriching field trips on high school students during the 2013-2014 school year. The research was designed like a lottery system, where schools applied and were awarded free tickets to attend a professional production of Hamlet or A Christmas Carol. Students were then assessed on information regarding plot and vocabulary knowledge, tolerance, and the ability to read the emotions of others.

    Students who attended the performances estimated a 63% gain in knowledge on plot and vocabulary. Students who only read the material or saw a film version estimated a 58% knowledge gain. Students who were assigned readings of the plays or watched movie versions did no better on knowledge testing than other students.

    In tolerance of others, students who attended the performances were estimated at 26% more tolerant than students who simply read the material. Students who had not read the material were equally as tolerant as students who had read, and students who watched the movies were somewhat less tolerant.

    Regarding emotions, students who attended the live performances scored 23% better identifying emotions portrayed in photographs of eyes than students in the control group. Reading material or watching film did not substantially chance the ability to recognize emotions.

    Culturally enriching field trips matter to students. The benefits are significant in a variety of educational outcomes that schools and communities focus on. Live performance is an effective way to teach academic content, increase tolerance, and improve emotional recognition. Not all learning has to occur within the walls of a school building.

    Chemical Imbalance Weekly Call 10/14-10/17

    Sorry for the delay. Here is the call for Chemical Imbalance for the week of 10/14-10/17:

    Wednesday, October 15
    • 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Circle and warm up
    • Page 5, Scene 1
    • Everyone besides Lieutenant, Constable
    Thursday, October 16
    • Set build (Remember, you need at least 8 hours of set build!)
    • 2:30 PM-6:00 PM
    Friday, October 17

    • 2:30 PM-6:00 PM
    • Circle and warm up
    • Page 23, Scene 4
    • Plodgett, Constable, Lieutenant, Ivy, Henry, Lady T, Calliope
    We will post the call for next week this Friday, 10/17.
    See you at rehearsal!

    GHS Theater Booster Meeting

    is the next GHS Theater Booster Meeting. We will be meeting at 6pm in the school cafeteria. We will discuss expectations for student involvement in the Drama Club, and how the Boosters are an essential part of supporting student interest in Theater Arts.

    If you are unable to make tonight's meeting, please check back here for notes regarding what was discussed.

    In addition, please check out the VolunteerSpot that has been set up to volunteer your time to the Drama Club. VolunteerSpot does not require you to create an account! You can simply sign up for an activity by submitting your email. Your email address will not get shared with anyone. It is only used by the Boosters to keep organize the volunteers for specific events.

    Ms. Ruggles has also created a Google Calendar to keep track of all the GHS Drama Club Events. This will include Booster Meetings, Performance Dates, and Fundraising Events. Specific calendars for rehearsals and set builds are available on the production page for that show.

    Yearbook Photos!

    Yearbook Photos for groups will take place on 
    Thursday, October 16th.

    Anyone interested in being in the Drama Club picture should be in the atrium by 8:36am

    Drama Council members will take their photo immediately after.