Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Thespians-in the Saipan Tribune

The Saipan Tribune finally picked up the "Zombies Are Hot!" press release. Yay!

Clarissa David of the Trib has also expressed interest in thespian activities, as well as forensics, math court and the CCHLS competitions. So perhaps we'll see more press for all of our competition participants.

Friday, September 24, 2010

ZOMBIE PROM-Rehearsal Schedule-edited Wednesday 9/29

This is the rehearsal schedule. It is SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Note that "all cast" may be changed by the Directors. Listen up during the sessions you attend.

Saturday, September 25, 2010
10 AM to 11 AM. Acting class--all cast (not mandatory)
11 AM to noon. Directing class. Directors, anyone else interested.

Monday, September 27, 2010
3:30 to 4:30 PM. Music lesson--all cast (not mandatory)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
3:30 to 4:30 PM. Music lesson--all cast (not mandatory)
4:30 to 6 PM. Rehearsal--all cast

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
4:30 to 6 PM. Rehearsal--all cast
5:00 to 6 PM. Marketing crew meeting.

Thursday, September 30, 2010
4:30 to 6 PM. Rehearsal--all cast and tech crew

Saturday, October 2, 2010
No classes or rehearsals--NJFL/NFL competitions.

Sunday, October 3, 2010
1 to 2 PM. Acting class--all cast (not mandatory)
2 to 3 PM. Directing class. Directors, anyone else interested.

IF YOU CAN'T MAKE REHEARSAL, notify one of your directors or Mr. Easton at your earliest convenience. If you have an understudy, contact him or her to take your place in your absence.

Please SIGN IN when you arrive.
Please remember to BE QUIET while rehearsals are in progress, unless you are on stage and fulfilling a demand of your role.

Thespians in the Marianas Variety

The Marianas Variety published the article about our Zombie Prom auditions.

They included the photos of the directors and drummer auditioning, but didn't publish the photo of Mr. Easton teaching the dance routine.

The Tribune has not (yet?) published the piece, although it was sent to them also.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010


The cast list for Zombie Prom is out! See below.

It's called a "preliminary" cast list. I'm guessing that's because the directors will need confirmations from all who are cast that they accept the roles assigned, can meet the rehearsal schedules and other demands of the show, and will effectively learn their parts. The "final" cast list will probably come out on the first day of the show. :-)

I have listed the student's school where I know it; my apologies to those students who do not have their school's name listed. I'll get that updated as soon as possible. Apologies for any misspelled names, also.

Toffee--Doyi Lee (SSHS); understudy--Mariel Ferrer (MHS)

Jonny Warner--Matthew Lopez; understudy--John Darag (MHS)

Delilah Strict--Anna Rose Deleon Guerrero (SSHS); understudy--Keneisha Park (MHS) and Mereylen Denora (SSHS)

Eddie Flagrante--John Darag (MHS); understudy--Darren Cajipo

Candy--Kimberly Park (MHS); understudy--Roseanna Sablan (SSHS)

Coco--Rochelle Dimapilis (MHS); understudy--Anne Mariel Flores (SSHS)

Ginger--Anne Madrid; understudy--Liezel Tiples (MHS)

Josh--Mikey Johnson (MHS); understudy (not yet assigned)

Joey--Abel Pellegrino (SIS); understudy (not yet assigned)

Jake--Joel Chan; understudy (not yet assigned)

Student #1 Kelly--Kelly Demapan (MHS)
Student #2 Janice--Keneisha Park (MHS)
Student #3 Brian--Bal Eum Hong
Student #4 Michael--Michael Sheu
Student #5 Lance--Vinnie Orsini (MHS)
Student #6 Sheila--Mariel Ferrer (MHS)
Toffee's Mom--Ann Mariel Flores (SSHS)
Toffee's Dad--Wilden Mangahis (MHS)

Secretary #2--Liezel Tiples (MHS)
Secretary #3--Abigail Hudkins (SIS)
Secretary #4--Angela Cruz
Copy Boy #1--Ray Mark Denora (SSHS)
Copy Boy #2--Jessie Boyer (MHS)

Ramona Merengue--Mereylen Denora (SSHS)
Motorwise Guy #1--Darren Cajipo (MHS)
Motowise Guy #2--Ardel Tumbaga
Motorwise Guy #3--Linson Manahan
Motowise Guy #4--Mikhael Masongsong
Secretary #1--Roseanna Sablan (SSHS)
Announcer--Cody Race (MHS)
Stage Manager--Vira Starr Cucal (MHS)
Boom Mic Holder--Riya Nathrani (MHS)
Cameraman #1--Kevin De Torres
Cameraman #2--Leo Duenas

Wincel Mae Bubos, Rizza Joy Butalon, Carlane Castro, Jimin Cheon, Nikko Deleon Guerrero, Dayanara Flores (SSHS); Se Young Hwang, Julius Inucencio, Nagisa Kishimoto, Kaiza Lucido, Clariza Magat, Ajette Manabat, Jenella Nelmida (HJHS), Ageline Sahagon, Bing Jane Serrano, Kassie Takai (MHS), Kristine Valencia, Vivien Viernes.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Zombies Are Hot!--updated

TWPI scheduled auditions for their up-coming musical, Zombie Prom, this week. The turnout was staggering! I'm still waiting for the final tally--update--57 students auditioned for stage roles, from MHS, SSHS, GCA, MBA, SIS, and HJHS. On Tuesday, September 14, room D 101 at MHS was packed with enthusiastic students--group A-- awaiting their turns to sing and read for the cast.

These students returned Thursday, September 16 for dance auditions, which included a 30 minute lesson and practice session on the lindy given by Mr. Easton. He had no difficulties executing moves!

(This photo from the Saturday dance lesson.)

The students worked up a sweat and had fun, too.

While group A students were learning the rehearsal dance moves on Thursday, more students --auditioners group B--were at D 101 taking turns singing and reading for their first stage of auditions!

After group B cleared the room from their hard work, the dancing auditioners took turns in groups of three pairs showing off their new lindy moves.

The group B auditioners (and any group A students who didn't make the Thursday dance drill) returned for dance auditions on Saturday.

And then there were band and musician auditions on Saturday.

Directors Dowen Jocson, Chiantee Rosete, and Craig Hart have been busy watching every single student tryout, taking notes, giving audition grades, etc.

They held some call backs on Sunday and may have more forthcoming, as they process all the information they've accumulated and work on casting. While they hope to get every interested student on stage, they will have to assign roles and post their casting list before moving on the daunting but fun task of rehearsing this musical comedy.

The energy is atomic!

Monday, September 13, 2010

PGFC, NJFL, NFL Coaches Meeting

A message from our leader to all coaches:

A meeting of all Coaches (PGFC/NJFL/NFL) will be held this Friday, (September 17, 2010) at 4:30pm (at MHS, room D 101).

Due to numerous conflicts with required school activities for teachers, Friday is the only open day.

The schedule for this year is online and can be reached by "clicking" below.

We look forward to another GREAT YEAR for our students.

Harold Easton
President, WPR

And the link:
The Matrix here.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thespians--Zombie Prom Auditions Reminder

This is a reminder to all students in grades 6 through 12 about auditions for ZOMBIE PROM!!!

Directors (including assistants and stage manager): audition/sign up TODAY 9/9/2010 from 4 to 6 PM at MHS D 101.

Actors (actresses): audition on Tuesday, 9/14 or Thursday 9/16 from 4 to 6 PM at MHS D 101.

Techies (includes everything from set and costume to SFX and performance crew): sign up Tuesday, 9/14 or Thursday 9/16 from 4 to 6 PM at MHS D 101.

Marketing (promotion, sales, programs): sign up Tuesday, 9/14 or Thursday 9/16 from 4 to 6 PM at MHS D 101.

Musicians (we need a rock band!!!): pick up audition sheet music Tuesday, 9/14 from 4 to 6 PM at MHS D 101. Audition (indivually or as a band) on Thursday, 9/16 from 6 to 8 PM.

Join the fun!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Math Court News

From Dora B. Miura:

Another school year has started and the CNMI Math Court administrators are looking forward to a year of fun and challenging competitions. The MC team is happy to announce some new changes that will be beneficial to you coaches.

We have a new website! Our webmaster and administrator, Mr. Manny Borja created the CNMI Math Court website to streamline our operations. The site will contain all information needed, including dates/deadlines, rules/format, registration, and event topics to name a few. Even the matrix will be posted on the website as well.

As you may have already noticed, we have a new e-mail address as well. We have shifted our address to Gmail, because with applications like google docs, it was more conducive to our operational needs. Please take note of our new address We will no longer be checking the address so please make the changes.

Math Court for K-5 will be back! Due to the lack of administrators, we had no choice but to cancel the K-5 Math Court last school year. This year, we have decided to bring back the elementary school Math Court at the second half of the school year. Please look forward to that!

That being said, there will be a very important Coaches Meeting for the 6-12 grade division on Tuesday, September 14th. The venue/time for the meeting is at Dandan Elementary School cafeteria at 5PM. It is vital that all 6-12 grade coaches attend the meeting, for the format of the competition and registration has changed.

Please take some time to look at our website and come to the meeting with questions.