For the winter show, rehearsals are usually several days a week after school, and all day on Saturdays, for the months of January and February. The time each actor is needed may vary depending on the role. The director determines the rehearsal schedule and relays the information to the cast. It is most likely that all actors will be needed for all Saturday rehearsals.
For the summer program, rehearsal is usually 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with some possible Saturday rehearsals. Tech week is usually from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Both shows usually run 8-9 performances spanning two weekends.
Because of the intensive nature of the winter and summer programs, participation requires a time commitment that is not casual. Participants will be asked to limit or avoid entirely any absences, and to postpone vacations until after the last performance. Once actors are cast, the entire production depends on their attendance, and missing actors bring rehearsals to a grinding halt.