Bow the Knee
So you are thinking about getting involved in one of Calvary's biggest outreach programs but you are not sure what level of commitment you want to make. This page will tell you the different areas you can be involved and what kind of time and effort it will take. Then you can choose. No matter whether you are a main character or a behind-the-scenes worker, every part is equally important for the success of the program as well as for the impact it can have on the viewers.
NOTICE: All participants get a practice cd to familiarize themselves with the production.
There are main roles which have singing/solo requirements. These generally have many lines of memorization and require a good deal of time outside of rehearsal on individual practice. These are required to be at almost every rehearsal.
There are smaller roles that have few lines and may or may not have singing/solo requirements. These are required to be at most rehearsals but not all.
There are MANY extras which have no lines but need to know the songs. However, they are not amplified with microphones (for those who do not sing). They are required to attend rehearsals closer to the last half of the rehearsal schedule but are encouraged to come to choir rehearsals for the sake of learning the songs.
There are spots for extras who are not part of the production but are willing to be in costume and be part of the market place scenery.
This is for people who are currently part of the choir, were part of the choir in the past, or interested in singing in this production. It is necessary to be able to sing a harmony part standing next to somebody on your part or alone. It is NOT necessary to be a music reader. Just be able to tell if the notes go up and down and listen to your practice cds. Choristers are required to be at all scheduled rehearsals since they are in the production throughout.
People who can sew, hem, measure, shop for fabric, drive and pick up stuff. Any level of commitment is helpful.
All of the people on stage wear makeup so we need people to help apply before the dress rehearsals and performances. We also need people willing to help shop for and pick up. People can donate NEW makeup as prescribed by Lisa Meendering, our make up coordinator. If you have experience doing theatrical makeup you would be an asset to this team.
These are people who help bring the props and scenery in and out of the production. They help to notify the actors of their entrances and keep sanity to the backstage during the performance. A person who is good with organization and people management is great in this role.
We need people to help assemble the current sets and also to build new portions. People with a background in construction or have spent a great deal of time and effort building things are essential. It would also be nice to bring on people who have creative design backgrounds or are gifted with seeing something in their mind and being able to build it. These people are required several weeks BEFORE the production.
This job is simply being able to round up existing props as well as add to the scenery. There will be new props used this year since there will be additional sets. We need people who are willing to go to flea markets and antique stores to locate what we need for the production.