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Manheim Township Performing Arts
Manheim Township High School, Lancaster, PA

Fall Play       

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Oct  24 - Publicity Crew Meetings (Parents AND Student help needed-see announcement)
Oct 24 - Messages for the Program are DUE (see announcement)
Oct 30 - Fall Play Social (see announcement)
Nov. 2 - Deadline to sign up for MTPA's trip to NYC (see announcement)
Nov. 5 -Almost, Maine tickets go on sale!

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Recent Announcements

  • MTPA Fall Play Social
    Hello MTPA, it is that time of year again for our fall social! Join us for an evening of games, food, and fun on October 30th from 5:00-6:15. Costumes are not required but highly recommended since you could win one of the many prizes we have! Sign up here by noon on Monday, Oct 29th. Please bring $3.00 to cover pizza and drinks. Hope to you you there!
    Posted by Beth Wagner
    It is time to organize the make up crew for our fall show. We only need 3 makeup crew members for the fall play. The make up crew will be required to be at the following rehearsals:

    Thurs., Nov. 8 (watch show) 6:15-approx. 9:30PM 
    Mon., Nov.12 5:00-approx. 6:30PM
    Tues., Nov. 13 4:00-approx. 6:30PM
    Thurs., Nov. 15        5:00-approx. 7:00PM
    Fri., Nov. 16   5:00-approx. 7:00PM
    Sat., Nov. 17     5:00-approx. 7:00PM
    Sun., Nov.18 (strike)         1:00-4:00PM (if the Sunday strike is a problem please see Mr. Wagner prior to signing up)

    If you would like to be considered for make up crew and you can be at ALL of the times listed, please fill out a makeup crew form and give it to Mr. Wagner by Friday, Oct. 26. The make up crew will be posted by Tuesday, October 30.
    Posted Oct 15, 2018, 5:10 AM by Beth Wagner
  • Lighting and Sound Crew
    Information for lighting crew and sound crew for Almost, Maine is available. Download the schedule (lighting or sound) and return a signed copy to Mr. Wagner in room 140 ASAP!
    Posted Oct 13, 2018, 12:52 PM by Beth Wagner
  • MTPA’s NYC Trip!
    Plans have been made for MTPA’s NYC trip on May 11, 2019. The day will include tickets to the Broadway revival of the classic Cole Porter musical, Kiss Me, Kate starring Kelli O’Hara. All the information you need to know is here. You must have your deposit and permission slip to Mr. Wagner by November 2. The trip will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Parents are encouraged to join us! Download the info sheet and permission form.
    Posted Oct 13, 2018, 7:02 AM by Beth Wagner
    Download a message sheet for Almost, Maine.  Each member is encouraged to fill their sheet with messages (messages can also just be a name!) which will appear in the play program.  Most people are more than happy to support the play in this way ... all you have to do is ask!  The cost of a message is $3.00.  Please be sure to fill out the forms NEATLY!!  All forms must be returned to Mr. Wagner no later than WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24.  Those turned in after this date will not appear in the program.
    Posted Oct 4, 2018, 9:45 AM by Beth Wagner
    We need help publicizing Almost, Maine!  If you are willing to help by making pins and getting fliers and posters distributed then show up on Wednesday, Oct 10 at 6:30pm. In order to receive your "crew credit" you must attend all scheduled meetings of your crew. The schedule is as follows:

    Wednesday, October 10 6:30-8:00 PM
    Wednesday, October 17 6:30-8:00 PM
    Wednesday, October 24 6:30-8:00 PM
    Sunday, November 18  (strike) 1:00-5:00PM (if the Sunday strike is a problem please see Mr. Wagner)

    PARENTS: If you are able to help with publicity crew please click here and sign up. We would love to have three parents at each session. Sign up for on or all three! Thanks.
    Posted Oct 4, 2018, 9:42 AM by Beth Wagner
  • Props Needed!
    We are in need of several props for Almost, Maine. We would like a lot of artificial Christmas trees (all sizes, no lights). We also need two benches - one without a back and one with. We would love log benches but any rustic bench will be considered! Also, we need two snowmobile helmets. If you have any of these items that we could borrow please let the Wagners know ASAP.

    Posted Oct 4, 2018, 7:58 AM by Beth Wagner
  • Tech Crews (Running crew, sound, lights)
    We have put together a tentative tech schedule for both the play and the musical. It can be downloaded here. If you are interested in being on running crew, lighting crew, or sound crew for either show please download this page and put the dates on your calendar right away! Crew members need to be at all tech rehearsals!
    Posted Aug 30, 2018, 3:44 PM by Beth Wagner
  • Musical Tentative Schedule-IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    This year’s musical will be very unique and we will need lots of students in all areas of the show! We will be having December rehearsals, etc. We are publishing our TENTATIVE musical rehearsal schedule so that you can put these dates on your calendar. It can be downloaded here. This schedule may change but probably not big changes. 

    Please contact the Wagners with any questions.
    Posted Aug 30, 2018, 3:43 PM by Beth Wagner
    We are busy with the fall play but want to get this date to your parents so that it can be put on their calendars. There is a mandatory meeting on Monday, November 26 from 6:30-7:15PM for parents of students who are auditioning for the first time for an MTPA musical. Veterans are welcome to attend. This meeting will address audition information, scheduling issues, and other important topics related to the musical audition process. It is imperative that one of your parents attend this meeting. There will be an optional  audition practice session for students during this meeting.
    Posted Aug 30, 2018, 3:36 PM by Beth Wagner
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Join MTPA!

If you would like to join MTPA please fill out this online form. By filling out this form you will be added to the MTPA database. EVERYONE must fill out this form even if you have been a member of MTPA in the past.  As a member of MTPA you will be expected to support the organization through your participation in productions and activities throughout the year. MTPA membership requirements are:

Sell 4 tickets for both shows
Buy a pin ($1) for both shows
Participate in a crew or cast for at least one show,including strike (theatrical lingo for taking down the set and cleaning everything up)

NOTE: All students who are in the cast, pit orchestra, stage crew, or costume crew are included in the MTSD Activity Fee Policy. Information about this policy can be found on the district website. Please note, MTSD administration has stated that the play and the musical count as two separate activities. Please return ALL forms to Mr. Wagner in room 140 so that we can keep accurate MTPA records. Please do not pay the fee until you have been directed to do so by your MTPA advisor! Thank you!

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