Emily Dickinson PTSA 2.8.13






Welcome to Dickinson and Explorer Big Theater

Registration in CLOSED

We are pleased to announce that our 2019-2020 Big Theater production will be Puss 'n Boots.  Patricia Haines-Ainsworth is back to direct another fun-filled student performance. Big Theater is a special experience for everyone involved. We are looking forward to a great show!  Performances will be February 7 and 8, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: Auditions will be held after school on November 18 and 19.

Big Theater is open to 4th and 5th grade students. 

COST: $85  

Please read all requirements below before registering HERE.  Registration is open to PTSA members only due to our insurance and chaperone policies.

Scholarships for PTSA membership and participation fees are available.  Please contact our school counselor, Andrew Mendoza

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

 Puss 'n Boots

Director: Pat Haines-Ainsworth

Musical Director: Terry Alaric-Levitt

Big Theater Producers: TBD


Important Dates

Nov 12 Mandatory Parent Information Night, Dickinson Library 6:30-8pm
Nov 18-19 AUDITIONS after school
Dec 2 FULL CAST read-thru
Dec 2 FULL CAST first rehearsal 
Jan 10 Deadline for Bios & Felicitations submission for Program
Dec 23-Jan 3 Winter Break - NO REHEARSALS
Feb 3 Tech Week - Mandatory attendance at ALL rehearsals
Feb 5 FULL CAST Dress Rehearsal (Dickinson) 2:20-5:30pm
Feb 6 FULL CAST Tech Rehearsal 2:20-5:30pm
Feb 7 Opening Night Performance, 7pm (call time starting 5pm)
Feb 8 Final Performance, 1pm (call time starting 11am)  CAST PARTY TO FOLLOW


Mandatory Parent Meeting: Wednesday, November 12, 6:30pm

There will be a mandatory parent meeting on November 12 at 6:30pm in the Dickinson Library. Big Theater requires that parents take on volunteer and chaperone responsibilities. 

Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, November 18 and 19

Auditions for our Big Theater production of will be held after school. All students who are registered for Big 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 December 2

Rehearsals begin December 6 and will be held MON, TUES, FRI, 3:50-5:30pm.  Please note: there are NO WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY rehearsals EXCEPT for the week of the 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 5:30pm.  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, backstage and stage managers and chaperoning rehearsals.

Chaperoning Rehearsals

Each Big Theater family will need to chaperone at least one rehearsal. Big Theater is a PTSA sponsored program therefore all parent chaperones must be PTSA members and approved LWSD volunteers. (Click HERE to join PTSA and visit LWSD to complete your application to volunteer.)  

Emily Dickinson PTSA    7040  208th Ave NE    Redmond WA 98053    425 936 2530    LWSD

Emily Dickinson PTSA 2.8.13 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  We serve Emily Dickinson Elementary and Explorer Community School on Union Hill in Redmond, WA.  Tax ID # 91-1212455.