Each year, friends and family members purchase space in the program to send well-wishes to students in the show. Since we could not produce a program this year, we have included these Love Lines in the MKMS 2020 Yearbook, and we have also linked them here for you to enjoy.
We would like to thank all of our Drama Sponsors, all of those who purchased Program Advertising in the program, and all of the individuals who generously donated the cost of their tickets and/or program ads to help the drama club.
We are happy to announce, thanks to your generosity, that we will be able to continue the MKMS Drama Club in the future, just as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.
Have a wonderful and safe summer!!!
Mrs. Daigle and the MKMS Drama Club Creative Team
Our year-end virtual get-together will be this Thursday (6/11) at 2:30 on Google Meets.
Click HERE for more information.
We hope to see you there!re to edit.
The Little Mermaid t-shirts are in and they look great! Congratulations again to Nick Winiarski and Owen Kuca for their awesome design!
We will be distributing the t-shirts at Martin Kellogg on June 2nd and June 4th from 9:00am-12:00pm as part of the school's pick up and drop off event. If you ordered a t-shirt, please follow the directions that Mr. Lambert sent home (enter through the back lot off of Tim Lin, remain in your car, etc.) and pull up to the drama table. Your shirt(s) are bagged and ready for you, and will be brought to your car by a staff member wearing a mask and gloves. You may pick up your order on either day, regardless of your child's grade level. (For convenience and clarity, please note that orders for siblings have been combined into one bag, and are organized under the homeroom teacher of the older sibling.)
If you cannot come to pick up your order on June 2nd or 4th, or if you have any questions, please contact Nicole Daigle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To the 8th Graders in the Cast AND Crew of The Little Mermaid-
Please check your school email and/or our Drama Google Classroom for information on how to participate in a video for the 8th grade awards ceremony. We would love to see ALL 8th graders in the show participate.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 29th.
Dear Drama Families,
We are sad to announce the cancellation of our ticket sales for The Little Mermaid. If you pre-purchased tickets this year, please read below to understand your options.
You are, of course, able to receive a full refund of your ticket money. However, the Covid-19 crisis has created a difficult financial situation for our drama club; because the school closure occurred just before we started dress rehearsals, we had already spent (or contracted) thousands of dollars in royalties, set-building materials, costumes, sound equipment, theater lighting, and other necessities for the production. During a normal production year, the money we make from our ticket sales is enough to pay our expenses and reserve funds to put toward the following year. However, without ticket money from this year’s show, we will not be able to cover what we have outlaid, and without seed funds, our ability to continue the program is in jeopardy.
For this reason, as an alternative to a refund, we are asking families to consider donating their ticket purchase to the drama club in order to help offset the costs of this year’s production. Converting your ticket purchase into a tax-deductible donation would help us recoup our financial losses and help us continue to offer the valuable experience of drama to Martin Kellogg students in the future.
This being said, we understand that some families may not be in a position to donate. Please consider what is in the best interest of your family, then choose one of the following options:
ALL TICKET HOLDERS: Please email MKMSDrama@gmail.com with your choice (Option 1, 2, or 3) by Monday, May 18th so that we can process requests in a timely manner. Include the full name of the ticket purchaser, your child’s name (if applicable), the email address you used when you purchased the tickets, and your choice for donation and/or refund.
No matter which option you choose, you have our sincerest appreciation for your patience and consideration. We are grateful to have you as a part of our extended MKMS Drama Club family, and we hope to see you at future productions when it is safe to do so. Until then, thank you for being “Part of Our World”!
Nicole Daigle (Director)
Dan Grzyb-Daigle (Ticket Coordinator)
Dear Drama Families,
With the official closure of in-person school for the rest of the year, we need to make some decisions about how we want to proceed with our drama finances. We need to try, as much as possible, to limit the financial damage to the program so that we can move forward with drama once it is safe to do so. (This does not mean that we are giving up on The Little Mermaid entirely, but there are some things we need to take care of now, no matter how we eventually proceed.)
We have decided to close out our current ticket sales so that families can receive a refund of their ticket purchases. We are currently working with our ticket vendor in the hopes of reversing the cancellation fees that this would incur for the drama club. We also want to provide a donation option for those of you who are interested, which would help offset the tremendous financial loss we incurred this year and help ensure the continuation of the program in the future. We will send out more information about ticket reimbursements and donations to all ticket holders once these details have been resolved. Please check your email and/or the MKMS Drama Club website next week for more information.
We appreciate all of your support and patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation.
Wishing all of you well; we miss you!
Nicole Daigle (Director) and the MKMS Drama Club
Corona Virus Concerns
Dear Parents and Volunteers,
We are sure you're wondering what our plans are in light of the Corona Virus concerns. After talking with Mr Lambert, who has been in contact with our superintendant Dr Brummett, we are moving forward with our plans for the show at this time. We are adding extra health measures, including extra hand washing, hand sanitizer, disinfecting the tables in the cafeteria, disinfecting the microphones, and limiting adult visitors in the cafeteria. It is my hope that we will be able to proceed with the performances as scheduled.
However, the health of the students, staff, volunteers, and audience must come first. This is a rapidly changing situation, and we are monitoring it carefully. If Newington schools close, or if Mr Lambert and Dr Brummett decide that we cannot perform the show at this time, our "Plan B" will be to postpone the performances until May or June, in the hope that we can safely resume at that time. I am currently working with our theater licensing company to make a plan if this should come to pass.
Please be aware that all adult visitors to the building will be asked to fill out an illness form before entering the cafeteria or auditorium, and those who are ill or who may have been in contact with someone who is ill be not be allowed to enter for the safety and health of our students.
More information will be shared here when it is available.
Stay safe and healthy, everyone!
The MKMS Drama Production Team
T-Shirts and Tickets go on sale today!
Big news! We are excited to reveal our t-shirt design for this year, and to open our online ticket sales.
Congratulations to Owen Kuca and Nick Winarski, who collaborated to created this year's t-shirt design! Click on this T-Shirt Info Flyer and/or click on the T-Shirt Order Form to order yours today! To ensure that we recieve our shirts before the first performance, all t-shirt orders are due Wednesday, March 11!
Tickets go on sale TODAY (March 2nd) at 5:00pm. Order online at npsct.tix.com, or click on our Ticket Flyer for more information.
We had a great week of rehearsals, but there are a few scenes and songs that we just didn't have enough time with. We are adding a brief (until 4:00) rehearsal on friday, 2/14 as follows:
Only the characters listed above need to come.
Note- Students must arrange for transportation home at 4:00. (There is no Late Bus on Fridays.)
Check the "Contact" tab to contact Mrs. Daigle or Miss Bocola.