Parent volunteers, led by Kimberly Eakin, parent of Nathan Eakin ’25 (the doorknob), have done a fantastic job with hair and makeup, and Clinton McLaughlin amazed us all by building a playground on the set—truly captures the imagination of the script. Students from the Middle and Upper Schools served as the technical crew and choreographers, not to mention our poster designer. We even have an alumnus on piano (Ryan Hunt ’14).
This list of Golden Rules was originally published in Stagebill Magazine; Playbill.com has added a few additions that were not in the original piece.
1. Go easy with the atomizer; many people are highly allergic to perfume, aftershave and cologne.
2. If you bring a child, make sure etiquette is part of the experience. Children love learning new things.
3. Unwrap all candies and cough drops before the curtain goes up or the concert begins.
4. Make sure beepers, cellphones, watch alarms, and other electronic devices are OFF. And don't jangle the bangles. Don't text during a performance. Even if your phone is on silent, the light from the screen is very distracting.
5. The overture is part of the performance. Please cease talking, e-mailing and texting at this point.
6. Note to lovebirds: When you lean your heads together, you block the view of the person behind you. Leaning forward also blocks the view.
7. THOU SHALT NOT TALK, or hum, or sing along, or beat time with a body part.
8. Force yourself to wait for a pause or intermission before rifling through a purse, backpack or shopping bag.
9. Yes, the parking lot gets busy, but leaving while the show is in progress is discourteous. By leaving early, you may miss something special.
10. The old standby: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
While at the performance, be sure to enter the raffle for a chance to win an heirloom-quality tea set depicting scenes from Alice in Wonderland and a hardcover edition of the original novel by Lewis Carroll, The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland. Organized by Friends of the Arts, proceeds from the auction go to our students' experiences with fine arts at North Cross.
The performances are free and open to the public. We hope to see you down the rabbit hole!