In just two weeks, on Saturday, May 7, members of Purcell, Britten and Holst will have their concert dress rehearsal at the Capitol Theater followed by their spring concert--all on the same day! To ensure this is a positive and successful experience for all our singers we ask that you read the details below and contact us with any questions or concerns.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Purcell & Britten
4:00 - 5:30pm dress rehearsal at Capitol Theater - entrance is on N Henry Street where W Dayton ends. Singers may simply be dropped off at the stage door--staff and parent volunteers will shepherd them inside. 4:00PM means singers are on stage ready to rehearse--please plan to arrive by 3:50 so we can start rehearsal on time. Singers should arrive in their full concert wardrobe: blue blazer, khaki dress slacks, white shirt, boychoir tie, black dress shoes.
5:30 - 6:40pm dinner break with parents. By 5:30, Purcell and Britten will need a break. (Food is good and food with parents on State Street--so many options--is the BEST!) Singers will be brought to the stage door (where they were dropped off) to meet their parents for a one hour dinner break. We understand for some of you this will mean adjusting your plans for the evening but we hope you will see the benefit of a dinner break for your son and the chance to arrive downtown before the Saturday evening rush.
If picking up your son at 5:30pm presents an insurmountable conflict, please let us know and we will make plans to have supervision backstage for him during this time. If you are unable to meet your son for the dinner break, please make sure you send a packed dinner with him so he has something to eat before the concert. We will assume you are picking up your son at 5:30 for the dinner break, unless you let us know otherwise. Because we will need to plan for supervision, please let us know before Monday, May 2, if he will be staying at the Capitol Theater through the dinner break.
6:40pm call time. All singers have returned to the Capitol Theater and are backstage ready to warm up for the 7pm concert.
5:00 - 6:15pm dress rehearsal at Capitol Theater. Please arrive having already eaten dinner AND dressed in your full concert attire.
6:15 - 6:40pm snack break (if necessary) backstage. Please send an easy snack with your singer for this brief break before the concert call time.
6:40pm call time. All Holst singers are ready to warm up for the 7pm concert.
To recap--please take note of the times listed above that apply to your singer and make a plan for the dinner break if your son is in Purcell or Britten. We need to hear from you by Monday, May 2, if he will be staying backstage with a packed dinner so we are sure to have supervision.
Thank you for paying attention to these details! This is a busy time everyone involved with MYC--families and staff--and we appreciate everyone's patience and flexibility as we strive to make the best memories for our singers.
Please be in touch with any questions or concerns. Thanks!