Pirates of Penzance Jr

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Dear Brave and Talented Auditioners (and parents!),

It is a wonderful experience for me to witness such courage among so many young performers! I was amazed
by the talent and grit displayed by each one of you. THANK YOU FOR AUDITIONING!! You have not made
this easy in any way. There are many factors involved in casting a show. As the director, I have to consider
my stage size, the abilities and possible potential of the actors, age and experience of the actors, schedule
conflicts and even the Fine Arts Center to name just a few. Please know that I had to make some hard
choices. I have been in your shoes. I do understand the joy or the heartache that may come.

For those I could not cast this time around, please do not be deterred from the joy of theater. I hope you
continue to develop your skills and take each opportunity to audition and/or chance to improve that comes your
way. There are several theater classes and summer workshops available at the Fine Arts Center, as well as
community theaters nearby. Just because you aren’t in Pirates of Penzance, Jr. does not mean you are any
less amazing. Another show, another director may need the skill set you have to offer. You have more
potential than you realize. If being in theater is one of your dreams, don’t give up. I found an anonymous
quote that I would like to share with each of you. Always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how
hard things were, tomorrow is a fresh opportunity to make it better.

For those of you in the cast, I need to know if you accept the role. Please reply to the email and let me know
by saying: (your name) - I accept my role!

If, for whatever reason you are unable to accept the role, please let me know as soon as possible in the same
way by replying to the email and saying: (your name)- I cannot accept this role. Please find a replacement.

I will not question you about your decline. I have many other people qualified and willing to fill a spot if one
should open up.

We will have our parent meeting and first rehearsal on Tuesday, February 6th from 6-8 pm. Parents
only need to stay for about 20 minutes. I begin and end on time. Please be respectful of my time as I
try to be respectful of yours. You will receive your script that night, a tentative schedule and lots of important
information. You are welcome to pay your $25 (per person) cast fee that night if you wish. It is due on March1st.

I can hardly contain my excitement in anticipation of this show! We will have a wonderful adventure together as we work hard, laugh, sing, and share our performance with others.

Thank you all again for your love of theater and your willingness to take a risk.

Sincerely,Jennifer Delaney, Director

Director Letter

February 3, 2018

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