Emily Dickinson PTSA 2.8.13





Theater registration is CLOSED.  If you are trying to register for Theater and receive a "No Access" or "Sorry, but you do not currently have permission to access this packet" message, please check HERE first that you have purchased a PTSA membership for the 2023-24 school year (valid Aug 2023 to June 2024).  An annual PTSA membership is required by our insurance.


Dickinson/Explorer PTSA is proud to present Theater 2023-24:

Director:  Patricia Haines-Ainsworth

Musical Director:  Terence Alaric Levitt

Co-Producers:  Kristilyn Reese & Justine Bond


PTSA is pleased to announce the 2023-24 theater production will be Purrlie and Whiskers' Mission to the Milky Way.  Pat and Terry are back to direct another fun-filled student performance.  Performances will be January 18 and 19, 2024.  


Registration & Commitments

Registration Dates:    Opens Sun, Oct 1 @ 2:45pm

                                   Closes Thurs, Nov 9 @ 11:59pm

Eligibility:  Grades 2-5  

Time Commitment:  

  • Mandatory Theater Parent Info Night:  Nov 7 and 9 @ 6:00pm.  Must attend one session.
  • Auditions after school:  Nov 13 and 14.  Must attend one session + email a student headshot to Kristilyn and Justine.  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.  Please note:  If your student has registered and paid, they are guaranteed a part in the play.  Auditions are to assist the director with making cast assignments.  
  • All cast read-through:  Nov 20 and 21.
  • Rehearsals MON, TUES, THURS, FRI, 3:50-5:30pm from Nov 27 through Jan 17 in the Commons.  (There are NO WEDNESDAY rehearsals EXCEPT for the two weeks before the show.)  Your student will not rehearse every day; just on the days they are called (i.e. scheduled).  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.
  • All cast tech week:  Jan 8-17.  Mandatory attendance at all rehearsals during tech week.
  • Please send a healthy snack and book with your student.  When not actively rehearsing, students should engage in a quiet activity such as reading or homework. 
  • Students must be picked up promptly at 5:30pm.  Parents must come into the school to sign out their student upon pick up.
  • Performances are Jan 18 @ 7pm and Jan 19 @ 7pm.

Parent Commitment:  Parent support is vital to the success of this production!  Since theater is a PTSA-sponsored program, per our insurance and chaperone policies, your commitment as a parent includes the following:

  • Be a PTSA member.  Verify purchase of a PTSA Membership here first; otherwise please purchase a 2023-24 PTSA Membership before registering for theater (24 hours needed for membership authorization).  

  • Be an approved LWSD volunteer.
  • Sign up for at least one committee during Mandatory Theater Parent Info Night:  Assistant Stage Manager, Backstage Supervision, Cast Party & Directors' Gifts, Concessions, Costumes, Hair & Makeup, Lights & Sound, Set/Prop/Background Design, Set Up & Clean Up, Stage Manager, Ticketing, and Videographer.
  • Chaperone at least three rehearsals.  Sign up HERE.
  • Sign the covid contract and student behavior contract.

Fee:  $125

Scholarships:  Available to those in need.  For more information, please contact Kristilyn

Cancellations:  For a refund, all cancellations must be requested by Thurs, Nov 16.  Please email Kristilyn and Cc the PTSA Treasurer with your cancellation request.  No refunds given after cast assignments are made!


Important Dates

Nov 7 Mandatory Parent Information Night @ 6pm, Dickinson Library (option 1)
Nov 9 Mandatory Parent Information Night @ 6pm, Dickinson Library (option 2)
Nov 13 Auditions after school (option 1) + email student headshot to Kristilyn
Nov 14 Auditions after school (option 2) + email student headshot to Kristilyn
Nov 20-21 ALL CAST read-through
Nov 27 Rehearsals begin
Dec 15 Deadline to submit Playbill Bios
Dec 18-Jan 1 Winter Break - NO REHEARSALS
Jan 8-17 Tech Week - mandatory attendance at ALL rehearsals
Jan 16-17 ALL CAST Dress & Tech Rehearsal
Jan 18 Opening Night Performance @ 7pm (call time starting 5pm)
Jan 19 Closing Night Performance @ 7pm (call time starting 5pm)
Jan 25 Cast Party @ 12:20-2pm



Contact co-producers Kristilyn and Justine with any questions.


Click HERE to start the registration process.

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.