Hello hello, On Tour! Happy Hell Week! Here’s the schedule:


Monday at 3: Run scenes 11-20 and Grimm Tales

Monday night:Tech

Spirit Day: Silly Walk Day


Tuesday at 3: Run scenes 1-10

Tuesday night: Tech

Spirit Day: Pajama Day


Wednesday at 3: Full run through

Wednesday evening: Grimm tales full run thru

Spirit Day: Crew Color Day


Thursday: Dress rehearsal (Monty + Grimm) after express yourself

Thursday: last minute tech and cast run read through/full monty rehearsal S

pirit Day: British Accent Day


Friday: OPENING!

Spirit Day: OTC Gear Day

-Anna :)

Have a very happy Hell Week, OTC! Hope to see your faces!

Hello hello, On Tour!

There are some major changes being made this year as far as who is eligible to run for each Officer position. Please read the entire post, as it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.


For this year’s set of elections, which will take place on MONDAY, MAY 21st, the following has changed:

-If you are an incoming Senior, you may ONLY run for the position of President or Vice President.

-ANY incoming Senior (Crew Chief or ACC) may run for the position of President.

-ONLY incoming Sophomores and Juniors may run for the position of Scribe, Secretary, or Treasurer.

Non CURRENT OFFICER applicants must provide a Teacher Recommendation Sheet (get from Anna), with 20 student signatures and 3 teacher's signatures, endorsing their level of maturity and competence in taking on a leadership role. 

While you all begin to consider what positions you want to run for, allow me to reiterate exactly what the jobs are of each Officer:


Scribes: The job of the scribes is to collect hours. As a scribe, it will be your responsibility to empty out the folders for the 2 grade levels that you are responsible for, and keep a detailed log of each person’s hours logged. You must know what crew they worked for on what day and for how long. In the middle of the marking quarter, you will be responsible for reminding people of whether or not they are sufficient for the quarter so far, which will be reflected on their progress reports. At the end of the marking quarter, it is your responsibility to convert each person’s hours to a number grade, which will then contribute to their Drama average for that quarter. Take notes at all Officer’s meetings, be present at all tech nights, and be prepared to pick up any of the responsibilities of any absentee Officers when necessary.


Secretary: The job of the secretary falls into two categories: Attendance, and Thespian Points. The job of the secretary is to be present for attendance at the beginning of every tech night, and to keep a detailed, organized binder of attendance at tech nights, which is used to cross check people’s hours and referenced for casting and grades. Your other job as Secretary is to log everyone’s thespian points at the end of each quarter, which means you have to collect them from crews and management before the quarter ends, and log them for each person so you have an accurate idea of who will be inducted at the end of the year.


Treasurer: The treasurer deals with any money coming in and out of the company. During the day (usually classtime), forms for purchase need to be filled out. After school, the treasurer should be around often in case people need to make purchases and need money from the safe. The treasurer must be organized, good with people, and willing to devote a lot of time. They also run the bake sale and handle the annual cookie dough order.


Vice President: The Vice President is responsible as head of the publicity crew to keep the public informed about our upcoming shows and events. Through operating the OTC Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook page, running ad drives, making trips / phone calls to local businesses, making promo videos / taking promotional photos, and creating a press release for each show to send to local newspapers - you’ll have your hands full, fear not. Alongside being head of publicity, the Vice President must work alongside the officers to ensure a constant flow of communication between Sal, officers, and crew chiefs with the rest of the company.  Encouraging optimal involvement from company members is a must, and when the president is absent, the Vice President steps in to fill their position. If you’re organized, tech savvy, ambitious, dedicated, and a “people person” - you’re ready!


President: The job of the President is all-encompassing. The job of the President is to be a leader in every sense of the word. You should be prepared to run the blog, and the Twitter. You will speak in classes, at tech nights, at boosters meetings, and run full company meetings. You will send out emails to teachers and administrators, interact very closely with Sal, and be constantly present to mediate, to control and to settle conflicts. You are responsible for being the voice of the students, as well as Sal’s mouthpiece. You’ll be in charge of attendance for field trips, and collection of permission slips. You will also run Crew Cheif meetings. Your job is to remain in communication with all members of management, heads of crews and giving freshman the rundown of our extremely particular program. You must be motivated enough to settle problems between students, and to be available for all meetings, open houses, back to school nights, etc. You will run eighth grade auditions and must be present to be in charge of the order of music, acting and dance auditions. When anything in any field requires slack to be picked up, it’s your job to act as a leader and a fixer. You must be serious and completely committed to take on this job- if you’re not ready to make this your life, I don’t suggest running.


In your speeches, you must uniquely show us how you fit the particular criteria for the position you’re running for.



President Speech, Vice President: : 5-6 minutes

Secretary, Treasurer: 3-4 minutes

Scribes: 2 minutes


Before you run, you must submit a Letter of Intent, describing the reasons for which you are deciding to run for your position (sort of like a crew application). These will be due by Friday, May 18th.



  • Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 8th, there will be a meeting for all students who are looking to become a Thespian this year, concerning requirements.


  • Thespian points will be due Monday, May 14th

  • Shakespeare auditions will begin Tuesday, May 22nd

  • Thespian Induction will be Wednesday, May 23rd


YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING ALL OF THIS INFORMATION. Checking the blog is your responsibility! With that, if you have ANY questions, please see Sal or Anna or text Anna at 516-582-5949.


Get ready for a very busy, very exciting month!

-Anna :)

Hello hello, On Tour! This is the itinerary for this Sunday’s trip!


-Meet at train station at 9

-Take train at 9:24

-Workshop at 10:45

-Lunch at Planet Hollywood




Final list of attendees:

Brett Allison

Adam Castella

Luke Cimorelli

Mike Devito

Amelia Elbendary

Tim Fine

Sam Fortmeyer

Doug Gallo

Erica Grening

Jenna Hinden

Morgan Kaplan

Anna Kirby

Max Kirby

Aaron Knign

Maritsa Koutsouras

Georgia Koutsouras

Claire Levasseur

Zach Neiger

Nick Procopio

Skylar Ransom

Adam Rifas

Danielle Schwetz

Brianne Sheridan

Megan Trageser

Emily Turner

Max Unlu

Kara Vecchione

Alex Werthauer


Hello hello, On Tour! Here’s the schedule for this week- rehearsal will be at 3 o’clock every day that it’s listed!

Cheese shop, conquistador coffee, gumby theater, the barber (scene), hans my hedgehog

Silly walks, the argument clinic, crunchy frog

Mandatory pit cleanup

Ypres (second half starting with charlottes lines), spanish inquisition, dead parrot

Gumby flower, election night special, restaurant sketch, four yorkshiremen, ypres (first half)

Reach out to Zach and/or Harry for any questions! Have a beautiful week, OTC!


-Anna :)

Rehearsal and tech schedule 3/19-3/23
All Tech areas ( Construction , paint, props costumes, programs, lighting & sound will be ongoing around rehearsals. Afternoon and evening as per crew needs.


Act 2 at 3PM, as much of act one as possible before dinner
Dinner at 6!
Remainder of act one: 7:15
Lighting during dinner
End 9:30-9:45, pickup at 10!


3:30 act 1 with pit musicians until 6
7:30 Robert finish everything missing Mega/Benjamin/Pharaoh etc
End 9:30-9:45, pickup at 10

3:30-6 act 2 with pit musicians
7:15 performance problems
End 9:30-9:45 pickup at 10


Possible Dance rehearsal with Robert or dance captains

Tech all afternoon
Rehearsal Dinner at 5:15
Mic call at 6:15
Dress rehearsal at 7


Possible Dance rehearsal with Robert or dance captains

Tech all afternoon
Booster Dinner at 5
Mic call at 6:15
Curtain 7:30


Curtain is at 2pm
Meet and greet immediately after with selected principles
5:15 dinner courtesy, of Miss Hollings
Mic call at 6:15
Curtain 7:30



Monday - Pajama Day

Tuesday - Technicolor Tuesday

Wednesday - Whiteout Wednesday

Thursday - Crew Day

Friday - OTC Gear


Have a gratifying week, OTC! Your hard work will pay off! I promise!


-Anna :)