It's Showtime!

Welcome to our own space on the internet made specifically for MEPAA performers! This page will answer any questions you may have, host any forms that must be completed, provide updated rehearsal calendars and useful resources, and more! Please do not share this page on any social media sites, it is solely for us.

Our upcoming show, Arabian Voyage 2017, is just around the corner! Feel free to contact your instructor if you have any questions.

Arabian Voyage 2017

Show Date:     Saturday, May 6, 2017
Show Time:     7:00 PM (doors will open at 6:00 PM)
Ticket Price:    $25 in advance/$30 at the door | General Seating
Location:         McCarthy Hall Theater (Room 6120 – MDC Kendall Campus)

Please read through these guidelines carefully, and feel free to speak with us directly should any questions or comments arise. Lastly, everyone has worked very hard for this event.  Please advise your family and friends to arrive early and to cooperate with the staff, in every possible way. Your help in spreading the word about our show and creating a sold out house will be greatly appreciated! We’re looking forward to sharing the stage with you :)

Rehearsals

  • Below you will find a tentative Rehearsal Calendar. We ask that you look upon our production as a collective effort, demanding your utmost cooperation and punctual attendance for all rehearsals.
  • Please arrive to all rehearsals at least 10 minutes before scheduled so that we may begin on time.
  • Performers must attend all scheduled rehearsals. Failure to attend rehearsals will result in strikes. Starting in April, after 3 strikes, you will be removed from that group choreography; No refunds, no excuses. 
  • Additional rehearsals might be scheduled as needed. Your instructor will notify you of any changes to the schedule.
  • Our Mandatory Dress Rehearsal will be on Friday, May 5th at 6:45 pm sharp in the auditorium. Those not attending Dress Rehearsal will not be able to perform in the show. Please bring full costume and jewelry (no make-up is required). Only participating performers will be allowed in the auditorium; no family members or children. Performers are required to stay until the end of the rehearsal. Please be on time – we are working with union contractors that cannot be delayed.
  • During all rehearsals, please make sure your cell phones are set on vibrate or silent mode.
  • Keep track and take care of all your props, costumes and personal belongings. Make sure you have everything you came in with at the end of rehearsals. (Don’t bring valuable items to rehearsals; MDC or MEPAA will not be held accountable for any lost, stolen or damaged items.)

Dress Rehearsal
This year Dress Rehearsal will run as a tech rehearsal. We will run through the show as if it was showtime. Make sure to change and have your friends assist with quick changes so you make it on stage on time. 

UPDATED REHEARSAL CALENDAR - Click to enlarge each month

Director's Note: It is incredibly helpful if in addition to these rehearsals, you ladies meet on your own and rehearse together as a group. As you can see, the schedule is tight and if you can help me (and each other) with additional rehearsals, the difference will be seen on stage. I promise! We all know what practice makes! :)

Costuming

  • All costumes are ordered and here! Make sure to contact your seamstress and get all your props ready for Dress Rehearsal. 

Jewelry

Make sure to pack it!

Hair

  • You are responsible for your own hair. Voluminous, wavy, or curly hair looks best on stage.

Makeup

Makeup will be provided on site by our favorite makeup artist, Mary. She will charge $25 for full makeup and requires a $5 deposit to reserve your appointment (deposits are due April 13, 2017). If you only want your eyelashes put on, she is charging $5. You must provide your own fake eyelashes. If you are having your makeup done elsewhere, appropriate stage makeup should include dark smokey eyes, red lips, contouring, blush, and fake eyelashes. 

Photo & Video

  • A professional photographer and videographer (Lucent Photography) will be available to render services to the performers. These services are not provided by Miami Dade College. Any arrangements made are between the photographer or videographer and the student. Performers are under no obligation to purchase any of these services.  Miami Dade College is only facilitating the activity.
  • If you'd like to have a photo mini-session done, please contact Lucent Photography.
  • Videotaping and/or flash photography will not be allowed during the show. Whoever is caught will be removed from the auditorium. Please be courteous to others and respect this rule. 

Tickets

  • Ticket are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets will be sold on campus (cash only) as well as online.
  • Ticket incentives have been given to performers that have requested to sell tickets on their own.
  • Seats are first come-first served. The auditorium has 325 seats and no seats will be reserved for family members. We advise you purchase all your tickets in advance, as they will sell out at the door.
  • Children over the age of two (or if they require their own seat) must purchase a seat or they will not be allowed into the auditorium.

Show Details

  • On the day of the show, please be prepared to arrive at 3:00pm (at the latest) to prepare for make-up, dress, and photography. You are welcome to come earlier if you wish. Anytime after noon is fine. Make sure to bring whatever you may need for the day, including food and drinks. If you are having your makeup done with Mary, we will notify you the best time to arrive.
  • During the show, only performers will be allowed backstage / in the dressing rooms. Every performer will need to stay backstage when not performing. There will not be any access to the auditorium. While waiting backstage, please stay quiet. The audience can hear everything! All performers must stay for the duration of the show and participate in the final curtain call (in full costume).
  • Remember that our aim is to create illusion, therefore, please do not appear in costume and makeup offstage or outside the theatre before the show. Remain in your cover-up (also known as an abaya) when not in your dressing room or preparing to go onstage for your number.
  • Anyone behaving inappropriately or found using alcohol/illegal substances will be immediately escorted off the premises and will not be allowed back to the event.
  • Students will be allowed to perform and have their name appear in the show program only if they have signed the MEPAA Performer Release Form (found below), the MDC release forms, and registered for the show using the MDC show reference number. As soon as I have the number, it will be provided here.
 

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Safe Travels... See You at Rehearsals!