ALADDIN 2024: SHOW PORTAL
In this portal you will find all the info about our upcoming production of Aladdin: Arabian Vibes. Check back here regularly for costume info, ticket info, show night logistics etc etc. First info is noted below in a useful colour coded way..., BRANCH CAST is PURPLE, EVENING CAST... PINK... MINI CAST... GREEN
WELCOME TO AGRABAH...
HERE, IN THE CAVE OF WONDERS, LIES YOUR
HERE you can find out what show your dancer will take part in this summer, all cost info, ticket info, costume requirements, rehearsal schedules, music list etc etc will ALL be available here. Once the documents have been processed and put here they will be avaiable right until show weekend.
Please make sure you stay up to date with the relevant info for the cast that they are in. None of our summer shows are ever the same and 2024 will be no exception. Even if you have never taken part in an M-Pulsive Production before you need not fear, every dot of information will be provided with nothing assumed as 'aye been'.
Right now we have outlined the current need to know info below.
venue: Tait Hall, Kelso
THURSDAY 13TH JUNE: Branches Cast
Dancers from Melrose, Berwick, Duns (P3+) & Jedburgh (P3+)
FRI 14th & SAT 15th JUNE: Evening Cast
Dancers from Kelso (junior +)
SAT 15th June (matinee): Matinee Cast
Dancers from Kelso (infant, pre junior, mini), Duns infant, Jed infant & mini
show times will be confirmed once the running order is complete and timed
All choreography rehearsals are during your dancers usual class. Please take note that we will run through all bank holidays in the summer term and dancers should prioritise attendance in class to ensure they are fully prepared.
Extra Rehearsals will be listed below and it is vital that you and your dancer communicate about what part they play in the production so that you can keep up to date with what rehearsals they may be needed at
EVENING CAST: Cast Photo Call, Sat 16th March, 12.15-12.45pm
EVENING CAST: Stage Rehearsal, Sat 8th June, 12-3pm
more to come...
IF YOU ATTEND CLASS AT M-PULSIVE NOW, YOU'RE IN THE SHOW!
Everyone is included and everyone is assumed to be taking part unless we hear otherwise. By 'hear otherwise', I mean in writing to email@example.com. This is the only way we can keep tabs on numbers to keep paperwork straight. When we are working with almost 500 dancers, numbers matter.
If your dancer is nervous about performing don't just pull them out. As a school running big productions for over 15 years we have only ever had a handful of tears on stage. One of these is now one our most proficient senior performers and scoops solo trophies at competitions- never rule out a performer who might be a little nervous. Who isn't nervous to try something new? We pride ourselves on being able to work through lots of individual niggles to create an amazing experience for them all. The buzz they get on stage and the pride you get in the audience, I promise, is something you will never forget.
COSTUME HIRE AND REHEARSALS are covered in your performance fee.
Branch P1-3 and Matinee dancers will have a £10 performers fee. This includes there particpation medal and props
Branch P4+ dancers will have a £15 performers fee to cover costume hire
Evening cast dancers will have a £18 performers fee to cover costume hire and stage rehearsal
These fees will be invoices out with your 20th March invoice. They will come as a separate bill but you can allow them to come off on 1st April on your DD or you can click to pay by card before then. I know lots prefer to pay this out of a different card etc so this gives you that option.
SHOW T-SHIRTS all cast members will require a show t-shirt as part of their costume bag fro the finale and in some cases, for their main routine. These are on sale from 19th Feb at Borders Dance Box ONLINE. To keep the costs low on these we will be working bulk orders weekly rather than holding stock. we'd like as many Kelso dancers to have these before the photo call on 16th March if possible SHOP HERE. These will be priced lower on pre-order (until 12th March)
COSTUME & KIT we are fundraising for our costume store and will be hiring costumes in but there will be items required by dancers that we can't hire/ buy in bulk due to sizing etc- these are usually basic items like leggings, t-shirts, tights, underwear, footwear.
show night filming
FILMOGRAPHY AND PHOTOGRAPHY at evening shows will be prohibited whilst the show is running. I understand that your children aren't professional actors and that we want memories to take away from show night but it is distracting for the performers and other audience members looking past many phone so with this in mind we are offering the following...
- a professional USB of the performance to purchase (all dancers will be visible in the finished product)
- photo opportunities pre and post show at our dedicated snap points
- pre show photos and meet and greet with your lead cast
- an invite to film and photograph the finale
Last year this gave everyone in the audience a much more enjoyable experience and allowed us to live in the moment and take in the joy of the production in its fullness and truly appreciate what your dancer is a part of.
The matinee is more chilled out so we will allow filming of your own child this year. Please don't post online. There won't be a professional film made of this show unfortunately due to low sales last year
Please note that although we ask audience members not to photograph or film, all show participants must be open to being photographed as part of this production as we will be taking footage as a school and your professional companies attending will be filming full groups.
Tickets will be on sale from Sat 26th April. Some performances will have restrictions applied to allow every dancer to have someone there. Tickets will be available in packages that include programme and merch and for the first time we will have a VIP option. T&Cs and restrictions will be updated here in due course
THURSDAY 13th JUNE
Tait Hall, KELSO
FRI 14th & SAT 15th JUNE
EVENING, Tait Hall, KELSO
SATURDAY 15th JUNE
MATINEE, Tait Hall, KELSO
BUY YOUR OFFICIAL SHOW T-SHIRT
Dancers are encouraged to purchase our official show t-shirt early for photos and rehearsals. They will be worn in the finale and P1-3 will wear for costume. No orders will be taken after 3rd June
Dancers can access the show music below. Please use for purposes of rehasal only. these tracks should not be copied or used for any other performances