Hi RBV Drama students/parents! Here are some instructions for those going to the MACY Awards on Sunday 5/28/17:
We’ll meet at RBV ~ 9:30 a.m.
If you’re a parent driver, parking at the Segerstrom Center is $10. Your ticket to the show is paid for by Boosters, but we ask that you cover your own parking. Thank you! The address is: Segrerstrom Center for the Arts 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (please do not take the toll road route, unless you plan to pay for them online yourself)
Boosters will provide a light lunch for all students/parents that can be eaten during intermission, usually standing around Mr. Scott’s truck in the parking structure. (If you’re a picky eater, bring your own food/snacks.) There is also a concessions bar at Segerstrom where you can purchase snacks/drinks if desired, but the items are a bit expensive.
Please remind your students that the MACY Awards is like the high school equivalent of the Tony Awards. The attire should be semi-formal wear. (Girls, dresses are preferred, not short-short, boys, slacks, collared shirt and tie preferred.) Please NO jeans, t-shirts, short skirts (the stage is very high and the audience is close!) NO bare midriffs or shorts. IF you must wear your show shirts then black slacks/pants, NO Jeans. Proper theatre etiquette is appreciated
The ceremony typically lasts until 4:30 p.m., and we usually go to dinner afterward at Red Robin. Please make sure your student brings money for dinner, in case that tradition continues again this year.
Assuming the post-show dinner happens, we should get back to RBV around 7:30 or 8 p.m.
MORE FROM MACY ORGANIZERS: There will again be an interview area at the theater’s box office level with our MCs interviewing students as they arrive. These fun interviews are included in our show video that can be purchased. It is a great keepsake. Interviews will stop promptly at 11:50. The step and repeat will remain up for your photography pleasure throughout the day. There will also be a photo op area on the Orchestra Terrace level as well.
If you are dropping off costumes for your performance, you will enter through Stage Door #1 by the loading dock and be directed where and which rack to store your items in Founders Hall back stage. There will be MACY Liaisons out front of box office directing you to the proper place. Students checking in for the morning rehearsals of the opening, closing and finalist numbers will also enter through the loading dock area.
There is absolutely NO FOOD or EATING in the theatre so you will need someone to go get your food from your car at lunch. Please clean up and check for loose items around your seating area when you leave.
SHOW POSTERS: All Schools are asked to bring a show display board and an easel (standing or table size) for the lobby. Your display must be able to stand up. Segerstrom does not have easels. They need to be dropped off and put into place at 11:30/11:45. Sue Semegren will be in the lobby on the lower level (box office level) and will direct you where they are to go. These displays are a highlight so plan on bringing one!
If you are dropping off costumes for your performance, you will enter through Stage Door #1 by the loading dock and be directed where and which rack to store your items in Founders Hall back stage.
**AGAIN THIS YEAR: Directors YOU WILL BE GIVEN 2 WRISTBANDS WITH YOUR TICKETS. These are for you and one other responsible person to wear. Only those with a wristband will be able to enter backstage unescorted through the security door in lower Orchestra left in case of emergencies. (music is needed, cast member forgot something etc.) DIRECTORS MUST also sit in the isle seat. We may need to get to you and it is helpful if you are on an isle.
Please have students assigned to go on stage to pick up awards for students announced that are not in attendance. Try not to wait until the awards are over to ask for absent student’s awards.
You may also pre-order a professional (3 camera shoot) DVD of the MACY Awards at a discounted price. Pre-ordered DVDs are $20.00. DVD’s sold day of will be $25.00.Please let your students and parents know. You may send your payment to: The MACY Awards, 26792 Trasmiras, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
The Spirit of the MACY Board and Committee has worked extremely hard this year to have a smooth awards ceremony and recognize some very worthy students. With your help of following these directions it should be nothing but, as Lee would say, “Beyond the Beyond!”
Thank you for your support of the Spirit of the MACY and we look forward to many more years of fantastic high school theatre.
Carole Zelinger Program Director Spirit of the MACY Awards