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Palos Verdes Intermediate School Drama Presents:
March 2-11 2023
Cast Members: 
Read and Absorb these Guidelines for your Vocal Rehearsals: 

Hi Everybody,

            What a fun cast we have for our PVIS production of Shrek! I am delighted to be the vocal director, helping our young singers sound wonderful! There is a lot of music to learn so please make certain you have access to the Shrek vocal guide and Shrek accompaniment tracks via the Drama website or Dropbox, and practice at home as well as at rehearsal!

Each cast member has a script/score (which should have their name written on the front) to bring to every rehearsal, with a pencil for notes, water to stay hydrated, and a recording device (a phone or other.) Since our rehearsal time is limited, please make sure your student comes to every rehearsal for which they are called. If a student must be absent, please let Miss O. know so she can notify me and I can arrange for that student to catch up in some way. Vocal rehearsals will be every Wednesday and every Friday, starting at 3pm. Here is the general plan:

Wednesday rehearsals are for everyone who sings in the show, with no exceptions. I will send out a schedule every Friday evening for the following week, listing songs and approximate times we will work on those songs. Everyone should plan to be at Wednesday rehearsals in the MPR from 3pm – 4:30pm, and sometimes a bit shorter or longer. The songs involving the greatest number of singers will be first, with some students being excused earlier than others, but allowed to stay in the MPR until they are picked up. Smaller groups/soloists will be asked to continue rehearsal until 5:30.

Friday rehearsals will be in my private studio (across from PVIS at 1300 Via Romero) for soloists and very small groups. Students will be asked to come according to a schedule which will change every week, but communicated to you the previous Friday via email so arrangements can be made for transportation, etc. Script/score, pencils, water, and recording device will be required. Friday rehearsals can be adjusted for student conflicts if you let me know as soon as possible. Students can arrive early and do homework while waiting for their assigned time or do homework until picked up after their practice. If a student has been scheduled and fails to arrive, the student might not be able to sing in that song.

            Thank you for encouraging and supporting all our wonderful students as we work to present a terrific show!

Sue Secrist

[email protected]

text: 310-971-6999

Vocal Rehearsal Schedule for Wednesday November 30th and Friday December 2nd

Wednesday, November 30

3 -   Story of My Life

3:45- Duloc Songs

4:30  -Big, Bright Beautiful World

5-- Zen – solo part of BBB World


Friday, December 2 (The following people can trade time slots among themselves as needed)

3 - Olga

3:30 – Zen

4 - Norman

4:30 – Elise


Thanks for being at each rehearsal on time and ready to work!

Sue Secrist

[email protected]

Week 2 Schedule

Monday 28 November-Thursday-1 December

Monday 28 November: 2:00-2:15-Portable 0 with Mrs. Palmer-Shrek and Donkey: Travel Song Review


Tuesday 29 November: 3:15:5:00-What’s Up Duloc? All of Ensemble are called, but the main Duloc dancers are Chloe, Renee, Josephine, Riley, Catherine, Tessa, Ella, and Jessica. Remaining ensemble members will be given choreography at a future rehearsal.


Wednesday 30 November: 3:15-5:30 Vocals with Mrs. Secrist. Schedule to be posted soon!


Thursday 1 December: 3:15-5:00-Story of My Life with Ensemble and Fairytale Creatures