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Little Clacton Carnival


Thank you to Chris, Sam, Harry, Lewis, Tracey, Gabby, Leanne and Wendy who came to help publicise the show at the Little Clacton Carnival which was on Saturday 4th June. Here's a picture of us all. Very fun it was too.
Thanks
Press and Publicity Team

P.S. There is a letter from the organisers which is on the notice board at the HQ. Read it it's brilliant.

Leaflets!

Hi All,
On Saturday 18th June, Sam and Harry have kindly said they would hand out leaflets outside McDonald's in the town from 11am-1pm. (you only have to do 30mins)
Please go along and help give the show a final kick and boost.

Thanks
Press and Publicity Committee.

CMTS Lotto...

The CMTS Lotto will be drawn this evening, so if you haven't got your number yet, make sure you do as soon as you get to Rehearsals!

'SITR' After Show Party

Don't forget the 'SITR' After Show Party on Friday 24th June, tickets are still available from the Green Room at the HQ and then from the Green Room at the Theatre. Prices are £4 for 'SITR' Cast and Crew & £5 for everyone else.
If you are wanting to participate in the Cabaret then please see someone on the Social Committee. Please also inform us if your Cabaret is risque, it's just so we can make sure there are no gentle ears present. Thanks.

Reminder: Green Room Tab.

Just a reminder that if you have a tab in the Green Room, it needs to be paid off by our last 'SITR' Rehearsals, which is this Thursday.
Any problems, please see one of the Social Committee Members. Thanks.

Bring Your Own Mug...

The Social Committee would like everyone to bring in their own mug for hot drinks while we are in the Theatre please. Thanks.

New Youth Performers Chairman...

The Management Committee are pleased to announce that Ashleigh Masters is the new Youth Performers.
The Management Committee would also like to take this opportunity to thank Keith Goldsbrough for all he has done to make the Youth Performers the success it is.
Please join us in wishing Keith all of our best wishes for the future.

February 2012 Concert - Update.

The February 2012 Concert's Theme is the '1980's'.
The Audition process will be the same as before; you can audition a song of your choice or use one of the songs from the list the Production Team put together.
So get your thinking caps on, you have plenty of time as the Auditions are not until January 2012!

February 2012 Concert Announcement

The Management Committee are pleased to announce that Daniella & Chantelle Tyler will be the Choreographers for our February 2012 Concert.

'Singin' in the Rain' Theatre Etiquette

The following is for your information for when we go into the West Cliff Theatre. Please ensure you read this carefully and adhere to it at all times. Thank You.
  • Please ensure you only enter and exit the Theatre from the door which is on the Prompt/Pit side. This is to safeguard us and the things in our Dressing Rooms.
  • Please ensure you 'tick' yourself in and out on the Theatre Register. This is for your safety and if there is an evacuation, then we can ensure everyone in the Cast and Crew are accounted for. Everyone who is involved in the Production will be on the register, so no exceptions please. The register will be located on the notice board which is in the corridor back stage, from the door you must enter and exit from.
  • Only Members that are on the Register are allowed back stage. If anyone, Member or not, arrives at the Stage door wanting to come in, you must inform a Member of the Management Committee first to grant them permission to be back stage. Parents wanting to pick up their Children must wait at the Stage Door and are not allowed back stage or into any Dressing Rooms. The Chaperones will escort anyone under 18 to the Stage Door and only let them go with the person that has been previously agreed as picking them up. If anyone, Member or not, is seen back stage without prior permission, they will be asked to leave immediately.
  • When we first go into the Theatre, you will be given a health and safety briefing by the Stage Manager. Even if you have been at the West Cliff Theatre onstage many times before, you are required to listen as something may have changed. If you do not listen, you will not know and you could end up endangering yourself or others.
  • For the Dress Rehearsal and the Technical Rehearsal, Members only are allowed in the auditorium. Non-Members will be asked to leave.
  • Please follow any directions or instructions you maybe given by anyone on the Stage Crew, it is for your own safety. They are only asking you because they have a job to do and in a very small amount of time. So if they say move, you move!
  • Please ensure that when you are in the wings waiting to go on you are QUIET! Also please do not touch or move the Black Tab curtains, imagine they are brick walls. If you are in a wing and there is light on you, you probably can be seen by the audience. Please ensure you keep out of view and keep quiet. Thank You.
  • Please ensure that when you are not onstage, you remain in your Dressing Rooms. This is for a number of reasons. One is to keep the noise backstage to a minimum. Also, we have Children and Young Adults under the age of 18 that we have a duty of care for, so we must ensure their well being.
  • Please also ensure that your Dressing Room door remains closed and must never be propped open. They are fire doors and must be closed at all times. This will also help with keeping the noise down and protecting our Youngsters eyes and ears!
  • You are not allowed to eat, drink and definitely not smoke in your Costumes and Wigs. If you damage your Costume by doing any of these, our deposit could be lost and you could be liable for any charges incurred. You are responsible for your own Costumes and Wigs, not the Wardrobe Team. Please look after them. If your Costumes are not supplied with hangers, please bring some in and make sure that before you go Home, your Costumes are all hung up and left presentable ready for the next show. Thank You.
  • Please only use the Make Up that Chris Bareham, Make Up & Hair Advisor, has asked you to use as, again, if you damage any Costumes we could lose our deposit and you would be liable to pay any charges incurred.
  • For hygiene reasons, please ensure you keep to the same make up sponge, etc, during the week. Please also bring with you Make Up Removal wipes/lotion and/or a flannel and a towel as no-one is allowed out of the Theatre still in their stage make-up.
  • Anyone one under 18 must, at all times, stay with their allocated Chaperone from when they arrive at the Theatre to when they leave the Theatre. Anyone under 18 is also not allowed in any other Dressing Rooms while people are changing. I would respectfully ask the Adults to ensure they adhere to this please. If quick changes have to take place somewhere other then the persons Dressing Room, for example, in the wings or corridor, then the Chaperones must be informed so they can ensure that anyone under 18 is not in the vicinity. Thank You.
  • Please remember that you are not allowed to bring in anything into your Dressing Rooms that needs to be plugged in, unless it has been previously PAT Tested to the required standard. Any item found maybe confiscated. If this could be an issue because you need to use curling tongs, for example, then please speak to one of the Management Committee Members.
  • Please do not bring personal or valuable belongings into the Theatre as the Society nor the Theatre takes any responsibility for any item lost or stolen.
  • Please only do what you have been set to do. Please do not add or take anything away to what you have been told to do by the Director, Choreographer or Musical Director. Please do not mess or fool around onstage as this could be dangerous or distract the audience. We also want to put on a professional as possible show. Remember, you are only as good as your last show!
  • Everyone, and this means everyone, will be given a job or task to do for the 'Get-Out' on the Saturday night, after our last Show. It is acknowledged that everyone will be tired but if everyone helps, it can get done quickly and is fair to all, Cast and Crew. This is why we have the After-Show Party on the Friday night, so everyone is free to help on the Saturday night.
  • Front of House Team must report to the West Cliff's Duty Front of House Manager to sign in and get a badge, which must be worn at all times. No exceptions!
  • BE SAFE AND ABOVE ALL HAVE FUN!!

'Pinocchio' Music Committee

The Management Committee would like to know if any Member would like to be part of the Music Committee for 'Pinocchio'.
This would entail reading the chosen script, researching possible musical numbers, attending meetings and actively discussing and agreeing on the final numbers.
If you would like to be considered for this role then please contact Sam McCarthy, 'Pinocchio' Production Committee Chair, by email, by phone, by Twitter or by Facebook.
The Management Committee will decide and vote on who will be selected at their July meeting, therefore you have until June 30th to get your name put forward.
We are looking for two Members to join the Music Committee.

Umbrellas Needed!

Chris Bareham, Press & Publicity Committee Chairman, and her Team are decorating a window at the Clacton Factory Outlet for 'Singin' in the Rain' and are after as many bright coloured Umbrellas as they can get.
If you have an umbrella or two that they could borrow, please contact Chris through our website. Thanks.

Membership Benefits.

The Management Committee are looking into increasing the benefits that you, as Members, could get. They would like to know what you would like as a benefit; would it be a discount at a local restaurant or free entry to a local club?
If you have any ideas then please contact Sam McCarthy, Chairman, by email or Twitter or through Facebook or by putting your suggestion into the Suggestion Box in the Green Room at the CMTS HQ or by phone.
The Management Committee will be discussing this matter at their July meeting so you have until the 30th June 2011 to get your ideas in.