Lower Merion Players https://www.lmplayers.com Lower Merion High School's Student-run Theatre Organization Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:13:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 https://www.lmplayers.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-cropped-cropped-logosmall-32x32.png Lower Merion Players https://www.lmplayers.com 32 32 Hairspray Interviews Round 2 https://www.lmplayers.com/hairspray-interviews-round-2/ Sat, 05 Aug 2017 19:44:49 +0000 https://www.lmplayers.com/?p=4134 Hey Players! We hope you’ve been having a fantastic summer!

The second round of interviews for Hairspray will begin in a few weeks. Listed below are the positions and their respective dates:

August 28th, Monday, 11:00 AM

Hair and Makeup Designer
Sound Designer
Props Designer
Scenery Crewhead
Lighting Crewhead
August 29th, Tuesday, 11:00 AM
Assistant Sound Designer
Assistant Lighting Designer
Assistant Hair and Makeup Designer
Assistant Props Designer
Costumes Crewhead
Production Manager
August 31st, Thursday, 11:00 AM
Art Director
Marketing Director
Media Manager
Public Relations
Program Designer
September 1st, Friday, 11:00 AM
Assistant Scenery Crewhead
Assistant Costumes Crewhead
Assistant Lighting Crewhead
Assistant Stage Manager
Production Assistant
If you are interested in interviewing for one of these positions, please fill out an application and complete the Google Form. As well, interview preparation can be found at https://www.lmplayers.com/post-mortem/
The Board
Hairspray PDS https://www.lmplayers.com/hairspray-pds/ Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:41:18 +0000 https://www.lmplayers.com/?p=4040 New Additions:

Set Designer: Lucy Pickering
Assistant Set Designer: Brigit O’Bannon

Lighting Designer: Jake Gurevitch

Check our PDS tab for a full list of our PDS!

Hairspray Interviews Round 1 https://www.lmplayers.com/hairspray-interviews-round-1/ Sat, 10 Jun 2017 03:13:56 +0000 https://www.lmplayers.com/?p=4031 Hey Players!

Here is the schedule for the first round of interviews for Hairspray. If you are interested in one of these positions, please email the board at least 24 hours before the date and time listed. This includes in you have already emailed the board about interviewing for Hairspray. The script will be sent to you via email.

Preparation material and application can be found below.


June 12thMonday, 2:40
Production Manager
Set Designer
June 13th, Tuesday, 11:30
Stage Manager
Assistant Set Designer
Costumes Designer
June 15thThursday, 11:30
Assistant Director
Vocal Director
Assistant Costume Designer
Student Instrumental Director
Lighting Designer
Fall Musical 2017 Decision https://www.lmplayers.com/fall-musical-2017-decision/ Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:03:06 +0000 https://www.lmplayers.com/?p=4028 Hey Players,

After the very successful workshop yesterday, we have full confidence that we will be able to do Hairspray justice, and incredibly proud and pleased to announce that Hairspray will be our fall musical!
Thank you all for all of your support and words during this process, it’s been a rough few weeks but Players has come out for the better from all of it.
Interviews will be posted presently and we also encourage all of you to come out in the fall and audition or join one of our crews!
The Board
Hairspray Workshop https://www.lmplayers.com/hairspray-workshop/ Sat, 03 Jun 2017 16:43:58 +0000 https://www.lmplayers.com/?p=4014 Hey, LM!

Do you want to sing and dance in the musical HAIRSPRAY? LM Players would like to produce Hairspray for the fall musical.

This Thursday, June 8th, we are having a Players workshop open to anyone who likes to sing and dance.

If you are interested in singing and dancing, please come to the Choir Room, 128, right after school on Thursday, June 8th. If you have any questions, please email board@lmplayers.com. There are materials attached for the singing portion of the workshop – feel free to look at these attachments if you are interested in seeing what the music is like.

Why should you think about doing this?

Players has between 100-125 kids involved in every show. The musical is the largest- and maybe the most fun to work on. And, Hairspray could be an amazing show!

Why are we doing this?
LM Players is very passionate about doing an amazing production, just like all of our shows.  But, to produce Hairspray we need to recruit more students from everywhere in LM.

What would this Players Workshop look like?
Come experience what it’s like to be part of the Players family. 

Some highlights:

·         It will only be about an hour

·         We will teach you the music and choreography

·         Everyone can sing and/or dance in a group setting

·         If you want you can have the opportunity to sing by yourself

Join us right after school on Thursday, June 8th ……. Can’t wait to see you there!




Executive Board 2017-2018 https://www.lmplayers.com/executive-board-2017-2018/ Thu, 18 May 2017 21:41:10 +0000 https://www.lmplayers.com/?p=4001 Thank you to everyone who ran and showed incredible dedication to Players. You are extremely valued in this organization.


The 2017-2018 Executive Board is as follows:

President: Sarah Cohen

Vice President: Lucy Pickering

Secretary: Olivia Bartrand

Treasurer: Liana Massey

Project Manager: Jake Gurevitch

Thespian Applications 2017 https://www.lmplayers.com/thespian-applications-2017/ Wed, 17 May 2017 21:52:38 +0000 https://www.lmplayers.com/?p=3992 Do you want to be a Thespian? Do you believe you are eligible?

To be a Thespian you must have credit from FIVE shows on at least TWO different crews.  More information can be found in Article II of the constitution.

To become part of the PLAYERS Thespian Troupe please fill out the attached application and email it back to Esen Daldal by Friday May 26th.  No applications submitted after this date will be accepted.

If you have any questions, feel free to email Esen at edaldal21@gmail.com

Thespian Application 2017

Fall Musical Reading Committee https://www.lmplayers.com/fall-musical-reading-committee/ Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:10:55 +0000 https://www.lmplayers.com/?p=3971 Hey Players! Posted below is the 2017 spring show reading committee. Thank you to everyone who applied, your interest and dedication to this organization is what makes Players as impressive as it is. If you see your name below, you will be sent an email with further details about reading committee. If you have any questions please email the board, board@lmplayers.com. Thank you so much!

Maya Krouse

Hannah Heller

Juliet Bogan

Olivia Bartrand

Anna Barnett

Oron Barash

Julia Rosen

8th Grade PDS Shadowing https://www.lmplayers.com/8th-grade-pds-shadowing/ Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:43:09 +0000 https://www.lmplayers.com/?p=3903 Hello 8th Graders!
We would absolutely love to invite you to apply to shadow a Players member! For the past three years, we have asked 8th graders to apply to shadow one of nine Production and Design Staff positions. Production and Design Staff (PDS) include designers, directors, crew heads, and managers for all crews. Besides being a chance to learn about Players, it is a great way to meet some of the upperclassmen and ease your transition to high school!
The shadowing opportunity would take place on Friday, April 21 from 3:30-7:00. This is an incredible opportunity for you to experience a Players Dress Rehearsal from the perspective of different positions. Although shadowing does not guarantee a role in the musical or a PDS position, it is a way to learn more about theater in high school. This experience has been a success for the last 3 years, with past individuals shadowing eager to embark on his or her own Players career!
If you are not interested in applying to shadow a PDS member but still want to see what a Dress Rehearsal entails, feel free to come to the Final Dress Rehearsal, on April 25 from 3:30-7:00, for a behind the scenes tour! All you need to do is email board@lmplayers.com to RSVP.
Please consider applying for this incredible shadowing opportunity! All applications (attached) are due to board@lmplayers.com by 5:30 on Friday, April 7 or to Mrs. Reilly by 3:05 on Thursday, April 6. Applications can also be found on lmplayers.com.
If you have any questions, feel free to email Emily Fogel, the Vice President, at board@lmplayers.com.
Musical Reading Committee https://www.lmplayers.com/musical-reading-committee-3/ Sat, 01 Apr 2017 18:46:41 +0000 https://www.lmplayers.com/?p=3899 Hey everyone!

The time has come to pick the musical for the fall for the Players 2017-2018 year! An application for the committee is attached below.

Applications are due Monday, April 17th at 5:40. Please email all applications to board@lmplayers.com, or hand it to a board member.

If you have any show suggestions but are unable to be on the committee, please email those to the board as well!

Email the board if there are any questions!