PVTC at Corte Madera School

Spring Musical

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Announcements

MEETINGS (For Actors & Crew)

  • STUDENT INFO MEETING - Nov. 14th at lunch

  • PARENT INFO MEETING - Nov. 14th at 7pm

AUDITIONS & CREW INTERVIEWS

  • Students will sign up for a 1 hr slot on Dec. 5th (2:30-4:30pm) or Dec. 9th (2:30-4:30pm)

  • Callbacks are on Dec. 16th from 3:00-6:00pm - not all students are required to attend callbacks, however actors should keep this date open

PLEASE PREPARE & BRING TO AUDITIONS & CREW INTERVIEW

  • ACTORS 

    • Students are asked to prepare a poem or monologue 1 minute or less

    • Students are asked to prepare 30 seconds of a song

    • Students should please bring a karaoke track on a device (with no backing track vocals), send a link to their karaoke track in the audition form, plan to sing a capella

  • CREW​
    Crew students are asked to consider the following questions before their interview:   

    • Why are you interested in being part of the The Little Mermaid JR crew?

    • What does ensemble mean to you and why do you think it’s important for stage   
       crew members to support the “theatre team”?

    • If you participated in a crew position in the past what did you learn from your experience?

    • Do you have any questions about any of the crew positions?    

  • ALL STUDENTS 

    • A conflict calendar (download from the website link)

    • A signed expectations form (download from the website link)

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

  • Jan. 6th-Mar. 20th - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays between 3:15pm-5:15pm

  • Jan. 6th-Mar. 20th - Wednesdays from 2pm-4pm 

  • Not all students will be called every day

WORKDAYS (for crew & interested students)

  • Jan. 17th, 24th, 31st (at PVTC - 945 Portola Road)

  • Feb. 7th, 28th (at PVTC - 945 Portola Road)

  • Mar. 13th (at PVTC - 945 Portola Road)

TECH WEEK & DRESS REHEARSALS

  • March 19th & 20th 3:30-7pm (at PVTC - 945 Portola Road)

  • March 23 & 24th from 3:30-7pm (at PVTC - 945 Portola Road)

PERFORMANCES

  • Performances on Mar. 25th at 4pm and 7pm (at PVTC - 945 Portola Road)

  • Performance Mar. 26th at 6pm (at PVTC - 945 Portola Road)

PARENT VOLUNTEERS

  • We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with "crew" and "tech" positions, please sign up via the parent volunteer link

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Student Actors - Please sign up for an audition slot & fill out an audition form

Student Crew - Please sign up for an interview slot & fill out a crew form

Meet Our Staff

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Maddie grew up in PVTC’s intern program and she’s thrilled to return this year as a PVTC staff member and director for the CMS musical. She graduated from Northwestern University where she studied Theatre and Cognitive Science with focuses in new play development and theatre education. At Northwestern, she served on the board of Seesaw Theatre, an organization that creates original theatre for audiences with cognitive disabilities. Maddie spent the last year as the Literary/Dramaturgy Fellow at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, supporting new work across the season and with The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work. After working with PVTC’s summer camp program for the past 9 years, including 5 as a teaching artist and director, Maddie cannot wait for a year of working and playing with some of her favorite educators and students!

Director

Madeleine Rostami​​

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Ms. Green currently teaches music and theater at Corte Madera School, and sings with San Jose big band A Touch of Brass, and the a cappella sextet Ro Sham Bo. She has been on stage at PVTC in many productions including The Little MermaidPersephone, Distracted, The Laramie Project, and Quilters.

Music Director

Ms. Green

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Sofia is a Bay Area Theatre performer and has taught Broadway By the Bay’s theatre conservatory for two years. She has been trained in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, musical theatre dance, and tap for about 12 years. She attended Studio S Broadway for most of her childhood and then later went on to dance at Melodic Remedy and Dance Arts Center. Throughout high school, she was part of the Woodside High School dance team and was also varsity Pom captain. She is currently part of the Menlo College dance team. She is currently in the process of obtaining her Bachelor’s in Marketing at Menlo College. Some stage credits include: Mamma Mia at Hillbarn Theatre (Sophie), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Jacobs wife), Aida, Saturday Night Fever (Linda), and Kiss Me, Kate with Broadway By the Bay, Remix’d! At California’s Great America. Sofia is so thrilled to be back at PVTC teaching such a wonderful group of students!

Choreographer

Sofia Costantini

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Noëlle is thrilled to be partnering with Corte Madera School on The Little Mermaid JR, after having worked on both Almost History and Shrek JR the past two years. Noëlle has been teaching and directing at PVTC for over a decade and enjoys the creativity, enthusiasm, and relentless energy of Portola Valley students. In addition to her work with PVTC, Noëlle has directed at local Bay Area theatres and worked in the artistic/literary departments at major regional theatres. She holds BAs in Theatre & Dance from UC San Diego.

Producer; PVTC Producing Artistic Director

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Stacie has been part of the PVTC team since 2011. She received a B.A. in Theatre from UC San Diego and worked as a Theatre Manager for four years in Southern California. She thoroughly enjoyed working with students and parents on the Corte Madera School for the past two years on both Almost History and Shrek JR. Stacie has produced and stage managed numerous Children's Conservatory and MainStage productions at PVTC, and has worked with a number of non profit arts organizations as a stage manger around the Bay Area and in San Diego. 

Producer; PVTC Managing Director

Stacie Doherty

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Fred has returned to the Bay Area after 13 years in Kentucky. He enjoyed his experience working with the Corte Madera crew students and designing the set for last year's production of Almost History. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, attending school at Riordan High School and San Francisco State University, Fred has been actively involved in educational, community, and professional theatre on and off the stage for 45 years. Fred currently is currently the Technical Director of Performing Arts at Sacred Heart Atherton as well as the Resident Set Designer and Builder for Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory. Fred is a set designer, scenic artist, master carpenter, prop builder, actor, singer, stage manager and director. Fred has worked with numerous schools and theatre companies including, Broadway By the Bay, Hillbarn Theatre, Peninsula Center Stage, Bread Alone Theatre, Palo Alto Players, Busbarn Stage Company, Los Altos Youth Theatre, Bay Area Educational Theatre, Pied Piper Players, Back Alley Musicals, Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, Daviess County High School, Audubon Elementary, Madisonville Community Theatre, Peninsula Musical Theatre, Cappuccino Community Theatre, Aragon High School, Carlmont High School and Tri Schools Productions to name a few. Fred also has taught and still teaches several technical theatre classes in the Bay Area as well as the Kentucky Daviess County Region. Fred has a passion for theatre and wants to instill his love for his craft into children and students, to keep his love for the theatre alive and help it spread. Fred’s Motto:  All the worlds a stage, but someone has got to build it first!

Set Designer

Fred Eiras