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Cast Parent Info for Madagascar Jr.


Practice music is here
Please have your students familiarize themselves with the song It's Showtime.

The cast list is here.
The rehearsal schedule is here.

Please make sure you have signed up for your two parent volunteer spots here.


Madagacar Jr. will be our winter musical, with performances February 28, 29 and March 1, 2019 at the Costa Mesa High School Performing Arts Center. The deadline to apply is November 13th. There will be a mandatory Parent Meeting on Wednesday November 13 at 6:00pm in the Davis MPR or via Facebook Live.

  • Rehearsals: November 21 - February 27, Monday/Thursday/Friday 3:15-5:15
    • (excluding Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break and President's Week)
  • Tech Week: February 24-27 (all cast mandatory): Every day 3:00-7:00pm

The play version of Madagascar is different from the movie, including several songs, and the Junior version is a bit different from the full play. If you would like you can have your child familiarize him/herself with the junior stage version by watching previous productions on youtube, like this and this.


If you have not yet paid for your child's participation please do so here:


 


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Audition Info for Madagascar Jr!

THE APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED.


Madagacar Jr. will be our winter musical, with performances February 28, 29 and March 1, 2019 at the Costa Mesa High School Performing Arts Center. The deadline to apply is November 13th. There will be a mandatory Parent Meeting on Wednesday November 13 at 6:00pm in the Davis MPR or via Facebook Live.

  • Auditions: November 14th and 15th from 3:15-4:45
  • Rehearsals: November 18 - February 27, Monday/Thursday/Friday 3:15-5:15
    • (excluding Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break and President's Week)
  • Tech Week: February 24-27 (all cast mandatory): Every day 3:00-7:00pm
4th-6th grade students are eligible. The cost of participation is $75 per student and each cast member will receive a show t-shirt. Payment information will be available at the mandatory Parent Meeting.

Auditions will include a small section of a song that your child will sing (this needs to be memorized), a brief reading from a script (this does not need to be memorized) and a short dance routine that they will learn on their own. Please look over this audition rubric with your child to better understand what we will be looking for.

Your child may select one of the Madagascar Jr. song choices below to learn, practice and, sing at the auditions. If preferred, your child may choose a different song from these 3 choices of no more than 30 seconds, but a backing track (no vocals) must be provided by you for the auditions.

Song choices from Madagascar are as follows:

A dance routine will be taught at the audition. A dance routine will be taught at the audition but you can practice it in advance. It will be 1:12-2:12 of this video.



The lines that your child may be asked to read at the audition can be found here.

The play version of Madagascar is different from the movie, including several songs, and the Junior version is a bit different from the full play. If you would like you can have your child familiarize him/herself with the junior stage version by watching previous productions on youtube, like this and this.

The cost of participation is $75.00 per student and each cast member will receive a show t-shirt. You can pay by check at the parent meeting, or via paypal at this link. If writing a check, make payable to ‘Davis Magnet PTA’, memo line: Madagascar - Student Name.



A note from the director:


I’m excited that Jessica and I will be back at Davis to create another hit show!

I will create a rehearsal schedule based on the availability you give me on your audition form. If your child misses a rehearsal for a musical number I do not have time to go back and add them in. Make sure your availability is accurate.

If your child has to miss a lot of rehearsal, I cannot cast them in a lead role.

I take these plays very seriously, I treat the cast like professionals and want to create a jaw dropping and hilarious production. I can't do it if cast members miss rehearsal. A great show is completely dependent on the cast being rehearsed and prepared!!!


AUDITIONS!


Everyone gets a part, However, if your child wants a lead role or a featured role I need to see these qualities in the audition:


FOCUS! Sing and dance looking out to the clock at back of the auditorium, not to the floor.


VOLUME! Use your biggest fullest voice but you don't need to shout. (Singing out to the clock will help your volume)


PLAY BIG! Especially if you are interested in a lead or featured role, I need to see you make big physical choices. These characters are animals not humans. This is a comedic musical so play with being funny.


DANCE BIG! Dance with excitement. You don't want to look casual or bored. Huge smiles. Even if you watch the cartoon characters in the movie, you will see those characters being silly and smiling! The song is "I Like To Move It!!" Show me you like to move it.


MISTAKES DON'T MATTER! Don't worry about mistakes. If you do a different move, just make it big. Don't even let us know you made a mistake. Then it's not a mistake. It's the performance. SMILE!!!


Show us you are having fun and you will have a fantastic audition! This is going to be a great show


Sharon



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Davis Run Club and Fall/Winter Races



7:30 - 8:00 AM Tuesdays & Fridays, 10/25 to 12/6, Frainie Field
(No practice 11/29.)


“Inspire Kids to Fitness”
•A short morning blast of fitness gets kids engaged, focused, and ready to learn.
•Practice centers around fun, non-competitive, running-based games.
•Please wear running shoes.

Contact us with questions, to get on the roster, or join the Parent Volunteer Team!
Sarah Furnari   sarahfurnari@gmail.com   
Allyssa Van Hooser   allyssavanhooser@yahoo.com   

More to Come!  12-week Spring session for Kids Run the OC starts Feb. 4. 
If interest, training programs/group for adult runners will be available for 5K, half-marathon, & marathon. 

FALL RACE: “RUN FOR A CLAUS” 
5K & 1-mile, December 7, 2019
Register online at www.runforaclaus.com by 11/21.
*Select “Davis Magnet School” from the school list*
Aldrich Park, University of California, Irvine

Kids Mile 8:30 AM; 5K 9 AM
$25 for kids ages 6-15, $5 for 5 and under
Participants get a Santa hat, Santa beard, & medal.
Davis gets $5 back per student over 30 registrants. 

WINTER RACE: AUTISM SPEAKS WALK
 December 8. You may register here
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Family Photo Fundraiser

2019 Fall Fundraiser
Family Photo Sessions!



We are offering various dates that you can book a professional photographer!
Each session will cost just $20 (100% of which goes directly back to Davis).  Your $20 session includes a 15 minute location shoot, online viewing gallery, and one picture of your choice, presented in a digital file (print as you choose, size not to exceed 8X10).


Who can participate?
This opportunity is open to all Davis families, their extended family, and Davis’ staff families.  
Multiple poses (family, just kids, couple, etc.) will be taken at each shoot, so we encourage whole families to come, but shoots can have just kids, couple, etc. if you’d like as well.


What if I want additional photos?
Each family will have the option to purchase additional photos and your gallery will be available
in time to receive your files for holiday needs.  Each digital file will be $25 or you can purchase a DVD/digital download of 25 (or more) digital photos for just $250!  Both options allow you to print where and what you’d like, as often as you’d like! This package is an excellent deal, as getting that many files from a professional shoot would normally cost far more than that.

The Photographers
We are lucky enough to have some talented professional photographers in our Davis Community.  
They are donating their talents, time and energy for this unique fundraiser for our school.  
You will be assigned a photographer based on the date and time you choose.


How do I sign up?
Print and return this form indicating your 1st , 2nd and 3rd choices of desired date(s). You may indicate a certain time range if you need to but we cannot guarantee we’ll be able to accommodate it.  
You’ll then receive a confirmation with date & time and additional information regarding the shoot.
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Red Ribbon Week schedule

Daily Activities for the week:

Monday: “Davis Ducks are RED-y to be Healthy and Awesome!” (Wear RED!)

Tuesday: “Davis Ducks are ‘WILD’ about being Healthy and Awesome!” (ANIMAL PRINT/ANIMAL THEMED CLOTHES)


Wednesday: “Healthy Kids keep our Planet Clean & GREEN!” (Wear GREEN for our Recycling Day)

**Parents/Family are encouraged to bring a healthy lunch and join their student(s) during their lunchtime(s) on the grass area or at the lunch tables. Kids love picnics! Parents need to sign-in at main office first! Have fun playing during lunch recess to keep your hearts healthy! Our P.E. equipment will be available to use. Kinders lunch: 11:50am-12:30pm; 1 st - 3rd Graders lunch: 11:50am-12:30pm; 4 th -6th Graders lunch: 12:35pm-1:15pm

Thursday: “Davis Ducks are AWESOME and Kind!" (Kindness, Empathy, Individuality, I’m Awesome clothes)

Friday: “I’m ‘CRAZY’ about being Healthy and Awesome!” (Crazy Hair and/or Sock Day!)



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DAVIS MAGNET’S FALL BOOK FAIR IS HERE!

Come visit the Book Fair during the following days and hours at the school library to pick up some great reads!

Mon. Oct. 7thth – 7:45-8:30 am and 1:20-2:30 pm
Tues., Thurs., and Fri. Oct. 8th, 10th-11th – 7:45 am – 2:30 pm
Wed. Oct. 9th- 8 am- 2pm - NO SCHOOL THIS DAY BUT THE BK. FAIR IS OPEN & IT’S A GREAT TIME TO COME BY!

*ALL FOR BOOKS DRIVE (AFB): FRIDAY OCT. 4TH- THURS. OCT. 10TH, PLEASE BRING IN YOUR PENNIES, NICKELS, DIMES, QUARTERS AND DOLLARS TO ADD TO YOUR CLASSROOM CONTAINERS FOR DAVIS’ AFB DRIVE.

Fun fact- in addition to shopping your Davis Book Fair at school this week, you can also shop ONLINE for all the titles available at the fair and more! You can shop the Davis online fair through Oct.19th and all orders will be sent to the school for FREE and delivered to your child's classroom. To check out/order from the online fair, click here.




YOUR CLASSROOM TOTAL WILL GO DIRECTLY TOWARDS NEW BOOKS FROM THE BOOK FAIR FOR YOUR CLASS! THAT AMOUNT WILL ALSO HELP TO BUY BOOKS FOR OUR SCHOOL LIBRARY AND THE GRAND TOTAL EARNED FROM ALL THE CLASSROOMS FROM ALL FOR BOOKS DRIVE WILL BE MATCHED BY SCHOLASTIC AND DONATED TO CHILDREN IN NEED LITERACY PROGRAMS. IT’S A WIN, WIN, WIN!!