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until the first performance. The Little Mermaid Rehearsals

Saturday Post Play Cast Get Together

To sign up and let Lana know what you will bring, click here. Below is what people have thus far indicated they are bringing. Remember to make it kosher and dairy or pareve (no meat.)
Jemma Bleu veggie tray/dipDavid Cohen dessert
Shelly Lieberman fruit saladRenae & Mike brownies
Hannah Klapholtz chocolate chip cookiesMarge Boxbaum fresh fruit
Ed Moses Hummus/salsa/chipsLiz Turk-Karan cookies
Erica Loney sodaMurray Levyn diet soda
Bob Lankin cup up fruitRobin Minkoff mandel bread
Riley Little Mermaid sheet cakeSharon chocolate chip coffee cake
Lana Dishler almond cookies

The Little Mermaid Rehearsals

Day Date Time Details Location
Thursday 11/10/2016 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Music Rehearsal. 7:00 p.m. Mersisters/Flounder. 8:00 p.m. ALL CALL No Grimsby. Adath Jeshurun
Sunday 11/13/2016 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Rehearsal MUSIC ALL CALL No Triton, Sebastian, Erica Beth Sholom
Monday 11/14/2016 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. REHEARSAL CANCELLEDDANCE – She’s In Love Possitovity (Seagulls) No David, Scuttle, Sebastian Beth Sholom
Thursday 11/17/2016 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Rehearsal Changed to Staging DANCE: TBA. MUSIC If You Could Only Know (Ariel, Eric, Triton, Sebastian) No Bob L. 7:00 p.m. Music: Eric, Ariel, Triton, Sebastian (If Only)
8:00 p.m. Staging: Eric, Ariel, Sebastian, Grimsby, Scuttle, Flounder, Pilot (The Storm through Part of This World Reprise); Her Voice
Adath Jeshurun
Sunday 11/20/2016 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. DANCE: UNDER THE SEA (No Eric, Bob L) Beth Sholom
Monday 11/21/2016 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Rehearsal STAGING Call is Ursula, Ariel, Flotsam, Jetsam, and anyone else in Daddy's Little Angel & Poor Unfortunate Souls. No Scuttle Beth Sholom
Thursday 11/24/2016 -- NO REHEARSAL --
Sunday 11/27/2016 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Rehearsal STAGING All Call. Walk through what we have done so far in Act I, including all songs and the choreo that we have done. We will then work on the songs and dance. Beth Sholom
Monday 11/28/2016 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Rehearsal DANCE: She’s in Love. Daughters of Triton. No Sebastian, Scuttle, Bob L. Beth Sholom
Thursday 12/1/2016 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Act I Ursula Scenes: (Daddy's Angel, Unfortunate Souls, Poor Child) Flotsam
Jetsam
Ursula
Ariel (7:45)
Flounder: Dance with Renae
Mersisters (8:00)
No Scuttle
Adath Jeshurun
Sunday 12/4/2016 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Rehearsal MUSIC (Maybe no David, Scuttle, Sharon)
2:00: Sebastian
2:30: All
Beth Sholom
Monday 12/5/2016 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Rehearsal STAGING
Ursula, Flotsam, Jetsam, Ariel No Bob L
Beth Sholom
Thursday 12/8/2016 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Eric's Call:
7:00 Chef Louis
7:30 Ariel, Erik, Sebastian
No Mersisters

The Dance call is:
Michael Gigon
Renae Gigon
Sami Goldberg
Erica Loney
Emelia McKenzie
Alex & Heather Olson
Sharon Sussman
Adath Jeshurun
Sunday 12/11/2016 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Rehearsal MUSIC
2:00 p.m. All in Les Poissons
3:00 p.m. All Call

(No Renae, Triton, Aviva, Bob L)
Beth Sholom
Monday 12/12/2016 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Call Update for December 12: Dance: Kiss the Girl. This involves everyone except Ursula and Triton, if I am not mistaken. (Flotsam and Jetsam are up in the air because of the previous scene, so plan on coming, and we will make that decision beforehand.) Beth Sholom
Thursday 12/15/2016 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ALL CALL. Run through Act 1.. No Grimsby, Bob L. Adath Jeshurun
Sunday 12/18/2016 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Rehearsal TBA (ALL CALL) No Ariel, Hannah K Beth Sholom
Monday 12/19/2016 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Rehearsal TBA (ALL CALL) Beth Sholom
Thursday 12/22/2016 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Rehearsal RUN ACT I Adath Jeshurun
Sunday 12/25/2016 -- NO REHEARSAL --
Monday 12/26/2016 -- NO REHEARSAL --
Thursday 12/29/2016 -- NO REHEARSAL --
Monday 1/2/2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. In light of the response as to who planned to attend rehearsal tomorrow, and to give Renae the ability to keep company with her guests, there will be limited call for tomorrow:
  • Ariel
  • Eric
  • Grimsby
  • Triton
  • Flounder (optional - only one line)
  • Scuttle
  • Sebastian
  • Alex O
  • Allana
  • Aquata
The plan is to do II.1-2, 6 & 10, staging only. We can then revisit anything else anyone wants to go over.
Adath Jeshurun
Monday 1/5/2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. All call for dance and music. I suspect the dance will be Positoovity and Kiss the Girl. The music will likely be the Finale and the Contest (the Princesses) The schedule for the remainder of the rehearsal period will be published this week. You should expect that every rehearsal is ALL CALL from next Thursday (1/5) on because they are all big group scenes and then starting Act and Show runs on 1/15. Finally, if there are any small group/solo numbers that anyone has not had a chance to work on with Eric (not the Prince), you must let him know and make arrangements with him. Adath Jeshurun
Sunday 1/8/2017 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Rehearsal ALL CALL Beth Sholom
Monday 1/9/2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Renae: Positoovity
Me: Chefs, maids, Sebastian, Louis.
There is overlap, but we'll work it out
Beth Sholom
Thursday 1/12/2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ALL CALL (MUSIC) This will be the last rehearsal at which any new music will be introduced. Rehearsal will start right at 7 and continue until 930. If you are not in a particular number that Eric is working on, the Renae or I will be working staging or choreo. If Mindy is not in the number, then she will be available to work with singers on other numbers. There is a possibility that Mindy may introduce some of the new material, and if so, what she teaches will be the final version of what will be performed. Adath Jeshurun
Sunday 1/15/2017 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ALL CALL (STAGING) We will be doing the Contest and Finale, finishing Les Poissons, and working ensemble members into scenes that have already been staged. This is the last rehearsal at which new staging will be introduced. Rehearsal will start right a 1 and continue to 5. Again, if you are not in a particular number that I is working on, Renae will be working choreo. If Mindy is not in the number, then she will be available to work with singers on other numbers. Beth Sholom
Monday 1/16/2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ALL CALL (CHOREO) This will be the last rehearsal at which any new choreo will be introduced. Rehearsal will start right at 7 and continue until 930. If you are not in a particular number that Renae is working on, I will be working staging. If Mindy is not in the number, then she will be available to work with singers on other numbers. Gratz College
Thursday 1/19/2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ALL CALL. Act I Adath Jeshurun
Sunday 1/22/2017 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ALL CALL. Act I. Be there ready to start at 1:00 p.m. Beth Sholom
Monday 1/23/2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ALL CALL for Under the Sea at 7:30 p.m. and Mersisters and Positoovity at 7:00 p.m. Adath Jeshurun
Thursday 1/26/2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Run Act II. Adath Jeshurun
Sunday 1/29/2017 12:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. We will start at 1:00 p.m. for a show run at Gratz. Call is at noon (or as close as possible) for Ariel, Eric, Sebastian, Grimsby, Louis, Ursula and Flounder for mike check. Everyone else at 12:30 p.m.. We will go straight through the show. If everyone is on time and ready to go, we should be done by 3:30, and you should be excused by 3:45 to go to South of the Border. Gratz College
Monday 1/30/2017 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ALL CALL. Run through. Gratz College
Thursday 2/2/2017 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ALL CALL Gratz College
Sunday 2/5/2017 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ALL CALL. Move in day, and you should expect to be occupied from 9 am to about 1p for the move, 1-3 for technical things and assignment of set change responsibilities, and 3-6 for a run through/dress rehearsal. Gratz College
Monday 2/6/2017 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. All Call Dress Rehearsal. Start with after Kiss The Girl and run the rest of the show, followed by a full run through. Gratz College
Tuesday 2/7/2017 4:00 - 10:00 p.m. Dance Numbers (All) at 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. for sitzprobe (principals and others as required). Orchestra Rehearsal Gratz College
Wednesday 2/8/2017 2:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hit the stage at 4:00 p.m. for a 4:00 p.m. start. Dress Rehearsal Gratz College

As to the possibility of inclement weather - rehearsal will not be cancelled unless both synagogues and Gratz (toward the end) are closed. Please plan ahead for that possibility.

Finally, the issue of the final rehearsal week: We are aware that the Wednesday afternoon call is very difficult. We do need to maintain a 4pm start time, so the call is likely to be as early as 2pm, subject to the requirements of the costume, hair and makeup people. I know that this is before the dismissal times for schools, and we can be somewhat accommodating, but we will start the dress rehearsal at 4pm. Thank you.

David, Eric & Renae






Updated 2/7/17