​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We want to equip each student/ parent with the tools and information so that each student can do their best in their NEWSIES role, but more importantly that this production is a wonderful experience for them and you.  Please read this information carefully (and periodically check back for updates) as it has lots of important information for you. You should go through the menu above and read all the info on those pages and below.  We hope that this website explains everything sufficiently and answers any questions you may have. But of course, we want this to be as easy and as enjoyable for you as possible, so if there is anything you’re unclear about or need addressed, do not hesitate to contact us at lifelighttheatre@gmail.com

We thank you in advance for all of your hard work going into the show.   Many items are time sensitive and may require action by you or your child and need to be submitted online.​​

Rehearsal reminders


  

Important Tech/ Dress/ Performance Week Dates

The calendar is online but we have put everything in list form for you here. Please note "Call time" is theatre term for arrival time; "Strike" is theatre term for taking down the set. We have included Creative Drama times for parents who have students in both. If you are a volunteer, please see the arrival time on the signup genius page for your job. 
CLICK HERE TO SEE ONLINE CALENDAR- here you will see the tech/dress/ performance week schedule.

Sunday, May 29 
- 2:00pm- TRUCK LOADING DAY AT LYT WAREHOUSE- CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO HELP

Monday, May 30 
MEMORIAL DAY- NO REHEARSAL

THE FOLLOWING DATES ARE ALL AT WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Tuesday, May 31 

- CONCESSION STAND DONATION DROP OFF DAY- DROP OFF WHEN YOU BRING YOUR CHILD
- 8:00am- IF POSSIBLE, CAST MEMBERS 13 & UP ARRIVE - Truck unload and staging at doors for load in- WE NEED LOTS OF DAD, MOM & TEEN MUSCLE 
- 9:00am- CAST MEMBERS 13 & UP ARRIVE- Load In to Theater/ Set Construction etc- at Westminster Christian Academy 
- 3:00pm-CAST MEMBERS 9-12 ARRIVE 
-3:00pm- Newsies MainStage Technical/ Dress Rehearsal 
-9:30pm- PICK UP ALL STUDENTS- on time pick up is a must

Wednesday, June 1 
- 2:00pm- Newsies Mainstage Crew Call 
- 2:30pm- Call time for MainStage Newsies cast members with microphones 
- 3:00pm- Call time for all other MainStage Newsies cast members 

-3:30pm- Begin Dress Rehearsal #1 for Wednesday

-5:50pm- Dinner- students must bring dinner from home

-6:20pm- Microphone check for Dress Rehearsal #2 (Wednesday)

-6:30pm- Begin Dress Rehearsal #2 for Wednesday
-9:30pm- PICK UP ALL STUDENTS- on time pick up is a must

Thursday, June 2 
- 2:00pm- Call time for Crew 
- 2:00pm- Call time for ENTIRE Newsies MainStage Cast for Final Dress Rehearsal 
- 2:30pm- Final Dress Rehearsal before Opening Night Show 

- 5:00pm- Dinner- students must bring dinner from home
- 7:00pm- Newsies Opening Night Show #1 
-9:15pm- Cast will greet family and friends in the lobby 
-9:45pm- building must be vacated by this time.

Friday, June 3 
-2:00pm- open for crew, if needed 
- 3:00pm- Call time for Crew 
- 4:30pm- Call time for Newsies MainStage cast member with microphones 
-5:00pm- Call time for rest of Newsies MainStage cast 
- 7:00pm- Newsies MainStage Show #2 
-9:15pm- Cast will greet family and friends in the lobby 
-9:45pm- building must be vacated by this time.

Saturday, June 4 
- 9:00am- Creative Drama Crew Call Time 
- 9:00am- Creative Drama Newsies Kids Cast Arrive 
- 9:30am- Creative Drama Newsies Kids Dress Rehearsal 
- 11:30am- Creative Drama Newsies Kids Performance 
- 12:00pm- Newsies MainStage Cast Call time 
- 12:00pm- Newsies MainStage Crew Call time 
- 12:30pm- Newsies Mainstage Cast Mic Check 
- 2:00pm- Newsies MainStage Show #3 Matinee 
- 4:15pm- Cast will greet family and friends in the lobby 
- 4:30pm- Newsies Mainstage Dinner Break- LYT is providing pizza dinner for the cast and crew. Cast food volunteers should have it ready to go by 4:30pm. 
- 5:15pm- Newsies Mainstage Last Show Dance Party 
- 5:30pm- Newsies Mainstage Mic Check 
- 7:00pm- Newsies MainStage Show #4 
- 9:15pm- Cast will greet family and friends in the lobby 
- 9:30pm- ALL FAMILIES PARTICIPATE- IT'S TOO BIG OF A JOB FOR JUST A FEW! Newsies Strike (take down set and load up all LYT items)


NEWSIES MAINSTAGE SHOW INFORMATION


VENUE: WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY THEATER, 800 Maryville Centre Dr,  St Louis, MO 63017.