Info for Parents

Time Commitment

    • ACTORS
        • First rehearsal for all cast and crew will be Dec 16 & 17, 3:30 - 5:30
            • Beginning in January, rehearsals will be Mondays - Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30
            • March 9 - 11, rehearse 3:30 - 7:00 - no absences permitted!
        • Up to four days per week, depending on role
    • TECHIES
        • First rehearsal for all cast and crew will be Dec 16 & 17, 3:30 - 5:30
            • January 6 - Feb 20, crew will meet Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:30 - 5:30
            • Feb 24 - March 5, rehearsals will be Mondays - Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30
            • March 9 - 11, rehearse 3:30 - 7:00 - no absences permitted!
    • ATTENDANCE
        • It is ESSENTIAL that students are prepared to make a full commitment
        • Excused absences are those which are submitted ONLY with application materials and approved upon casting
        • NO CONFLICTS are permitted during Tech Week (March 9 - 12, 2020)
        • Excessive unapproved absence may result in being removed from the show

Costs

    • Actors - $350
    • Crew - $250

Please direct concerns about fees to Principal Kelly Jackson, jacksonk@wilmette39.org

Educational Value

Encore, the District 39 after school theater program, is back for its SEVENTH year at WJHS! After school theater experiences provide you the opportunity to be part of a growing community of creative people interested in all aspects of theater arts.

The Mission of the Encore program is to:

  • Invite kids into a safe and welcoming space to explore interest in all aspects of theater arts.
  • Extend the learning that begins in the Drama and Music classrooms; our after school work follows the same curricular and classroom expectations.
  • Provide students a high-quality production experience from auditions through rehearsals and performances, preparing them for high school theater experiences.
  • Enhance students’ interpersonal skills and strong character through the critical skills gained through dramatic work: communication, empathy, risk-taking, problem-solving and creativity.

Activity Bus

WJHS has an activity bus. For more info, follow this link. The bus picks students up at 4:30 and the link has three routes that can get most kids at least three blocks from home.

This will be a good option only if students are not needed for the whole two-hour rehearsal.

Otherwise, we encourage families to carpool whenever possible!