Shelbyville Middle School Theatre Department
How can I join the theatre program at Shelbyville Middle School?
Easy! You can audition for one of our upcoming shows (auditions for the SMS musical are usually always in early December), come to a Drama Club meetings, or join tech! Contact Miss Strausbaugh or Miss Kaczmarek for more information - especially if you're interested in tech! We always need more help backstage. Miss S is located in Room 801 during periods 1-3 and Miss K is in room 406. You can email Miss Strausbaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or Miss Kaczmarek at email@example.com
I don't like being on stage, is there still a way for me to be involved in theatre?
YES!! You can join our tech crew if you don't like performing on stage. We always need people to help build and paint sets, gather and manage props, work lights, run sound, help move set pieces on and off stage during the show, help with costumes (you don't need to know how to sew!), some shows even require a make up team! We are ALWAYS looking for more help with our backstage crew and for more people to join. If this sounds like something that interests you, please reach out to Miss Strausbaugh or Miss Kaczmarek!
Do I have to be in a choir or theatre class to audition?
Nope! Anyone attending SMS is welcome to audition for or sign up to be in tech for one of our shows.
I don't think I'm a very good singer and/or dancer, but I still want to audition, can I?
Of course you can! You do not need any previous dance, choir, or theatre experience to audition for the show. We have a wonderful team that is more than happy to teach you how to sing the songs and how to dance. We will get you stage ready by the time the curtain rises on opening night as long as you are willing to try your best!
What if I'm involved in another sport or club? Can I still join theatre?
Why yes you can! We have a large number of student athletes, band kids, and people involved in other clubs that participate in our yearly musical. We just ask that you tell us what else you are involved with when you sign up for auditions so we know ahead of time.
I've got another question that hasn't been answered here already...who can I contact?
You can see Miss Strausbaugh in Room 801 before school until the end of 3rd period or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org OR you can see Miss Kaczmarek in Room 406 or email her at email@example.com