1/28/2005

FSG MEETING DURING CLUB DAY

ALL E-BOARD MEMBERS MUST ATTEND THE FIRST STUDENT GOVERNMENT MEETING! Thursday, February 3 at 11:00am. Club day is also scheduled for this day and time; WE NEED ALL AVAILABLE MEMBERS TO PLEASE BE THERE FOR CLUB DAY DURING ACTIVITY HOUR BECAUSE THE E-BOARD CANNOT ATTEND.

THANK YOU!

BSTC WILL HELP TO SPONSOR "RELAY FOR LIFE"

BSTC will be sponsoring a team for the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life" this May. It's an all-night event held on campus to raise money for cancer research. The team must consist of 10-12 members. Club members are encouraged to participate and add your name, by February 8th, to the team list that will be posted in the office, room 124, Roosevelt Hall.

CLUB DAY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 11AM-1PM, MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, ROOSEVELT HALL

BSTC members will be at club day to answer any questions you may have about joining the club, auditioning for "Godspell", attending the production, etc. See you there!

First BSTC Meeting

Our first BSTC meeting and Executive Board meetings have been held. We had a total of twelve people come to our first meeting. During our Executive Board meeting, the E-Board has decided to invest some of our budget to revamp our office. We are going shopping this Monday night to look for office furniture, a new copy/printer/scanner machine, a new table for E-Board meetings. We are also considering a refrigerator and new entertainment center for the TV. We also have decided that we will distinguish between office hours (during which we will work towards the progression of the play) and playtime (during which we will lounge around and just be). Russ, our Treasurer, had the brilliant idea of hanging a sign on the door proclaiming which mode the E-Board was in (sort of like an open/closed sign or a clean dishes/dirty dishes sign). During Office Hours, members are encouraged to visit, but will be expected to help with the progression of the production. During playtime, members will be welcome to come in and watch movies, play video games...essentially do anything BUT work! The E-Board has decided also to spend some of our budget to feed all members during "hell week", the week before the opening of the play.
It has been decided that E-Board meetings will be held Thursdays, from 5-7pm in the BSTC office, room 124, Roosevelt Hall.


1/18/2005

Spring production 2005

Welcome! Backstage Theatre Company is proud to announce our Spring production-

"Godspell", the original version by Stephen Schwartz

AUDITIONS: Open to ALL Farmingdale State STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, ADMINISTRATION and ALUMNI:
Monday, FEB 7 from 7-9pm or Tuesday, FEB 8 from 7-9pm in the Little Theatre, Roosevelt Hall.
You will be asked to SING: Bring sheet music if you've got it.
You will be asked to DANCE: Wear comfy clothing that allows you to move.
CALLBACKS: Friday, FEB 11 from 6-9pm
"What do I sing?"...Sing anything that you are comfortable with that shows off your vocal talent best. Don't sing anything that screeches or screams...pick something with a valid vocal line. Sing "Happy Birthday" if that's all you know!
We have sheet music and suggestions...come to our OFFICE

BSTC OFFICE: room 124 Roosevelt Hall 631-420-2404
or call Sandy, Director of Student Activities 631-420-2103

NOTE: This show is about coming together to honor COMMUNITY. We are diverse in our ethnicity, our religion, our financial status, our age, our sexual orientation. The BSTC wants to produce a show that reflects the unique strengths of its campus community. Be a part of this experience! A portion of proceeds from "Godspell" will go to Broadway Cares-Equity Fights Aids. BSTC will also use proceeds to help fund the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life this May.

Performances will be April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 &30.

To Join the club: Come to the BSTC meetings, room 150, Roosevelt Hall, EVERY TUESDAY, 11:00am-12:00pm. Club members will be asked to come to all rehearsals (3-4 nights per week). While the actors rehearse, the rest of the club will build sets, paint, fold flyers, make tickets, and publicize the show.

Our Director, Ted Kastrinos:
This is Ted's third semester directing for us. He has directed over 150 shows (mostly musicals).
Ted directed our last two shows, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "Dracula" (both VERY different venues!). We are so happy to have him with us again. We love his vision, his preparedness, his sense of humor and, above all, his patience!

Our Musical Director, Donny Jones:
BSTC is proud to have Donny back with us for a second semester. Donny is a substitute pianist for one of the hottest shows on Broadway right now, "Wicked", by Stephen Schwartz (the same composer who wrote "Godspell"). Donny came to us last semester almost three weeks into our production of "Forum" after losing our original musical director. The talent and preparedness of Mr. Jones more than made up for our lost time! "Forum" was one of the largest successes that Farmingdale State has seen in years!

Our Choregrapher, Jamie Chandler-Torns:
How did we get so lucky? Jamie is a true Broadway gypsy. She has performed in numerous Broadway shows, many original casts, and has even won the "Gypsy Robe Award" (it's comparable to an Oscar, but for Broadway dancers). This is our first semester working with Ms. Torns. We are in awe and ready for the challenge!