Emily Dickinson PTSA 2.8.13





Dickinson/Explorer PTSA is proud to present Theater 2022-23:

PTSA is pleased to announce that our 2022-23 theater production will be The Legend of Robin Hood.  Patricia Haines-Ainsworth is back to direct another fun-filled student performance.  Theater is a special experience for everyone involved.  We are looking forward to a great show!  Performances will be January 20 and 21, 2023.

PLEASE NOTE:  Auditions will be held after school on November 14 and 15. 

Be prepared to sign the covid contract and student behavior contract.

Theater is open to grades 2-5. 

COST:  $100

Registration is open to PTSA MEMBERS ONLY due to our insurance and chaperone policies.  Please read all requirements below before registering your student here.  

Scholarships for PTSA membership and participant fees are available.  Please email PTSA or contact our school counselor, Rebekah Appleton.


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

The Legend of Robin Hood

Director:  Pat Haines-Ainsworth

Musical Director:  Terry Alaric Levitt

Theater Producers:  Kristilyn Reese & Tracy Groves


Important Dates

Nov 1 Mandatory Parent Information Night @ 6:30pm, Dickinson Library (option 1)
Nov 3 Mandatory Parent Information Night @ 6:30pm, Commons (option 2)
Nov 14-15 AUDITIONS after school
Nov 28 FULL CAST read-thru
Nov 28 FULL CAST first rehearsal 
Nov 28 Rehearsals begin
Dec 16 Deadline for Bios & Felicitations submission for Playbill
Dec 19-Jan 2 Winter Break - NO REHEARSALS
Jan 9-19 Tech Week - mandatory attendance at ALL rehearsals
Jan 18 FULL CAST Dress Rehearsal 2:20-5:45pm
Jan 19 FULL CAST Tech Rehearsal 3:50-6:30pm
Jan 20 Opening Night Performance, 7pm (call time starting 5pm)
Jan 21 Final Performance, 1pm (call time starting 11am), CAST PARTY TO FOLLOW


Mandatory Parent Meeting:  Tuesday or Thursday, November 1 or 3 @ 6:30pm

Attend one mandatory parent meeting.  Two options:  November 1 in the Dickinson library or November 3 in the Commons at 6:30pm.  Theater requires that parents take on volunteer and chaperone responsibilities. 

Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, November 14 and 15

Auditions for our theater production will be held after school.  All students who are registered for 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 November 28

Rehearsals begin November 28 and will be held MON, TUES, THURS, FRI, 3:50-5:45pm.  Please note:  There are NO WEDNESDAY rehearsals EXCEPT for the two weeks before 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 student must 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 promptly at 5:45pm.  Parents must come into the school to 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.  Parent volunteering is mandatory for your child to participate in theater.

Chaperoning Rehearsals

Each theater family must also chaperone at least 2-3 rehearsals.  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.