Emily Dickinson PTSA


Welcome to Dickinson and Explorer LITTLE Theater


We are pleased to announce that our 2017-2018 Big Theater production will be The Three Little Pigs and Other Tales from the Meadow.  Patricia Haines-Ainsworth is back to direct another fun-filled student performance. Little Theater is a special experience for everyone involved. We are looking forward to a great show! Performances will be March 16 and 17, 2018.

Little Theater is open to students grades 1-3

COST: $85

REGISTER HERE  (By registering your child, you acknowledge you have read and agree to the PTSA Policy regarding enrichment programs.)

Scholarships for PTSA membership and participation fees are available.  Please contact our school counselor, Meredith Nash, at mernash@lwsd.org 


* * Below you will find the information you need to help us deliver another stellar performance. * *


The Three Little Pigs and Other Tales from the Meadow

Director: Pat Haines-Ainsworth

Musical Director: Terry Alaric-Levitt

Big Theater Producers: TBD


Important Dates

Jan 22 Mandatory Parent Information Night, Dickinson Library 6-8pm
Jan 29-30 AUDITIONS after school starting at 3:30pm
Feb 2 FULL CAST hand out music and parts
Feb 5 FULL CAST first rehearsal 
Mar 2 Deadline for Bios & Felicitations submission for Program
Mar 14 FULL CAST Tech Rehearsal, Rosa Parks Elementary
Mar 15  FULL CAST Dress Rehearsal (Dickinson) 3:30-4:45pm
Mar 16 Opening Night Performance, 7pm, Rosa Parks Elementary (call time starting 5pm)
Mar 17 Final Performance, 1pm, Rosa Parks Elementary (call time starting 11am)


Mandatory Parent Meeting: Monday, January 22, 6:00pm

There will be a mandatory parent meeting on November 8 at 6:00pm in the Dickinson Library. Little Theater requires that parents take on volunteer and chaperone responsibilities. 

Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, January 29-30

Auditions for our Little Theater production will be held after school on January 29 and 30. All students who are registered for Little Theater will audition for assigned roles. Students should be prepared to read or recite a few lines of something (poem, story, monologue) and sing a song (any song, Happy Birthday is fine) at their audition.

Rehearsals begin February 5

Rehearsals begin February 5 and will be held MON, TUES, THURS, FRI, 3:30-5:15pm.  Please note: there are NO WEDNESDAY rehearsals EXCEPT for week of show. Please refer to the director's schedule which will be provided to all parents and cast members.

Students who show up on dates they are not called will be sent home. If your students needs to miss a rehearsal for sickness, vacation, or other reasons, please notify the producers as early as possible.

Please send a healthy snack with your student. When not actively rehearsing, students should engage in a quiet activity such as reading or doing their homework. Students should be picked up at 5:15pm. Parents must sign out their student upon pick up.


All parents are expected to help with the production. Our theater program cannot happen without the volunteers to assist with costumes, hair/makeup, props, set design, tickets, publicity, concessions, and chaperoning rehearsals.

Chaperoning Rehearsals

Each Little Theater family will need to chaperone at least one rehearsal. Little Theater is a PTSA sponsored program therefore all parent chaperones must be PTSA members and LWSD approved volunteers. (If you have not already done so this school year, click HERE to join PTSA and click HERE to complete the volunteer application for LWSD.)