July 28, 2014
 
 
Here’s your chance to perform
 
in the musical “Hair” at the Hollywood Bowl
 
 
Hello Choir Alumni,
 
We have recently been offered an opportunity for our 18 or over choir alumni to be performers for the Musical "Hair" at the Hollywood Bowl.  The show however is this weekend and there is a rehearsal on Wednesday evening.  We have just been given final details and they are listed below.
 
We will not be providing transportation to the Bowl but hopefully, you can carpool up to Hollywood.  I also wanted to give you a warning about the content of the show.  According to the Hollywood Bowl website " PLEASE NOTE: The Musical "Hair" includes simulated drug use, brief nudity, profanity, questioning of religion, blatant sexual positioning, refusal of authority, energy, love, beads, flowers and happiness...so enjoy!
 
Please be aware of the content of the show before making a commitment to attend.
 
If this is something you are willing and able to participate in, please respond to to Mr. Moellenkamp at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can give the Hollywood Bowl a head count.
 
You may also want to review the music to "Let the Sunshine In".  
 
 
Here is a list of people participating in the show:
 
Adam Shankman, director and choreographer
 
Lon Hoyt, conductor
 
Zach Woodlee, associate director and associate choreographer
 
Kristen Bell, Sheila
 
Sarah Hyland, Chrissy
 
Mario, Hud
 
Hunter Parrish, Claude
 
Jonah Platt, Woof
 
Amber Riley, Dionne
 
Jenna Ushkowitz, Jeanie
 
Benjamin Walker, Berger
 
Beverly D'Angelo, Mom
 
Kevin Chamberlin, Dad
 
 
 
Hello Beautiful Hippie Volunteers!
 
A general note about costumes:
 
Beat up jeans, almost anything ethnic-Indian, Mexican, Guatemalan, denim shirts, long Indian skirts- boots, sandals, moccasins, crocheted tops, tie dye tees and tanks, peasant blouses, VINTAGE- but not fashion. Bellbottoms. Nothing outrageously psychedelic-  not club clothes. Ethnic jewelry, embroidery, bandanas, Converse, beads, bangles, leather jewelry- festival, but not expensive. HAVE FUN!!
 
See the following pinterest page for visual examples:
 
 
...and feel free to research Woodstock images for more inspiration. And, don't be afraid to be simple. We want authentic, not costume.
 
Some prop ideas:
 
You'll be mainly sitting around peacefully having "be-ins", so the director would like you to bring the following items if you have them: ukuleles, flowers, beads, etc... Bring what you have on Wednesday and we'll see what works!
 
I am going to break down this email by DAY, so please read through completely:
 
 
WEDNESDAY, 7/30
 
Rehearsal call at 7PM, at the Box Office Plaza Meeting Place
 
Parking: AT THE BOWL, LOT B.
 
COME IN COSTUME and BRING PROPS!
 
We will meet, check in, and go over what you'll be doing during the pre-show and where you'll be doing it, followed by going over music, and then we will move into the audience seats during intermission for more direction regarding the flashmob. There will NOT be choreography, just timing and placement.
 
Please note: this blocking will happen in the aisles, NOT on stage. Equity Rules prevent us from being able to be on stage.
 
End time: Approximately 9:30PM
 
FRIDAY, 8/1 AM
 
Rehearsal call at 10:30AM, Box Office Plaza
 
Parking: Across the street from the Bowl in LOT C. Pedestrian underpass will be open for you to cross Highland Avenue.
 
COME IN COSTUME and BRING PROPS!
 
We'll revisit pre-show directions and any changes, and then enter the theatre during intermission for Act II to prep for the Finale.
 
End Time: Approximately 12:30
 
 
FRIDAY, 8/1 PM
 
Performance call: 6:30 PM at Museum Plaza Meeting Place, 6PM or earlier at Lot.
 
IMPORTANT: You will be parking at a remote lot (see location below) and taking a shuttle to the Bowl. You will need to arrive well before 6PM at the remote lot in order to catch the shuttle. LAST CALL FOR SHUTTLE IS 6PM!
 
You will arrive at the Bowl between 6PM and 6:30PM to check in with me, and then begin the Pre-show improv.
 
7:50PM: Get tickets and enter the theatre for 8PM performance!
 
End of Act II: Flash Mob for Finale!
 
End Time: End of show!
 
 
 
SATURDAY, 8/2
 
Performance call: 6:30 PM at Museum Plaza Meeting Place, 6PM or earlier at Lot.
 
IMPORTANT: You will be parking at a remote lot (see location below) and taking a shuttle to the Bowl. You will need to arrive well before 6PM at the remote lot in order to catch the shuttle. LAST CALL FOR SHUTTLE IS 6PM!
 
You will arrive at the Bowl between 6PM and 6:30PM to check in with me, and then begin the Pre-show improv.
 
7:50PM: Get tickets and enter the theatre for 8PM performance!
 
End of Act II: Flash Mob for Finale!
 
End Time: End of show!
 
 
 
SUNDAY, 8/3
 
Performance call: 6:00 PM at Museum Plaza Meeting Place, 5:30PM or earlier at Lot.
 
IMPORTANT: You will be parking at a remote lot (see location below) and taking a shuttle to the Bowl. You will need to arrive well before 5:30PM at the remote lot in order to catch the shuttle. LAST CALL FOR SHUTTLE IS 6PM!
 
You will arrive at the Bowl between 5:30PM and 6:00PM to check in with me, and then begin the Pre-show improv.
 
7:25PM: Get tickets and enter the theatre for 7:30PM performance!
 
End of Act II: Flash Mob for Finale!
 
End Time: End of show!
 
IMPORTANT ADDRESSES:
 
Hollywood Bowl
 
2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
 
 
LA Zoo Lot
 
5333 Zoo Dr. LA 90027
 
Located in section C.
 
(Map to follow)
 
Los Angeles Zoo lot shuttle to the Bowl (will be complimentary for Hippie Volunteers). This shuttle will also take you back to Zoo lot at the end of the evening.
 
Good Luck and Peace out...
 
MK
 
June 12, 2014

May 10, 2014
 
Registration for Xcite Summer Camps now underway
 
Registration for David Moellenkamp's Xcite Summer Show Choir and Musical Theatre camps is now taking place.  Sponsored through the Los Alamitos Education Foundation, three different summer camps will offer aspiring performers the opportunity to work with top professionals to hone singing, dancing and performance skills.  Guest teachers are slated to include Heather Hoppus, Randy Sage, Abby Bolin Carlson, April James, David Fehr, Lizzy Richardson and MJ Slinger.  Camps are $200 each, but attendees can get a discount of $15 per camp when they attend all three sessions.  For more details and to register, go here.