News from the Fine Arts Association

14 September 2014

Wizard of Oz DVD's


Due to an overwhelming response, a second run of The Wizard of Oz DVD's are in production and are available at a discounted price!  



Cost: $25.00

Cash or check made payable to SJS Fine Arts

Orders due by September 29, 2014

 Questions?  Contact the Fine Arts Association at

 Name:  ____________________________________

 Address: ___________________________________

 Quantity ordered #____x $25 = $ ____Total enclosed

 Thank you for your order & supporting the arts!!!

06 June 2014

Fond Farewell

Dear St. Juliana Fine Arts Family,

We wanted to take this opportunity to officially bid you adieu.  Our years of working with the children and parents of the St. Juliana Fine Arts Association have been wonderful and now, with the graduation of our daughters, our time is done and the baton is being passed to the next group of dedicated parents.

Under our leadership of the FAA, we have seen the association grow.  The Spring Musical continued to evolve, we founded the Glee Club and have witnessed its growth, Drama Club and Try It workshops continued to provide an outlet for our children to discover and showcase their talents.

The FAA does quite a bit during the school year, but by far, the play is the biggest project.  All the work involved – starting months in advance from the planning stages, research, contracts, licensing, fundraising, etc., then moving on to set build, costumes, props, rehearsals and finally, one weekend of performances and it is done.

This type of undertaking takes a village.  Not one person alone could make this happen – it took every single volunteer.  You are all equally important and vital to our success.

We express our heartfelt thanks to the school and parish administration, teachers and community for your support.  The FAA could not have grown to the organization it is today without your support.

You are all truly the heart of the Fine Arts Association.



Nicole Cohen and Mary Baranek

11 April 2014

Reminder - Cast and Crew party tonight!

Cast and Crew join for a night of celebration and fun!
Location:  EPI 1st floor party room
Date/time:  Friday, April 11  6:30-8:30 pm
Cost:  $15.00 per person
Hors d' oeuvres, pizza and soft drinks will be served.
Please R.S.V.P. to Mary Baranek
Parents are welcome to join in the celebration!
Thanks Mrs. Sugrue for organizing this event!

09 April 2014

Wizard of Oz Cast and Crew Party Friday April 11

Cast and Crew join for a night of celebration and fun!

Location:  EPI 1st floor party room

Date/time:  Friday, April 11  6:30-8:30 pm

Cost:  $15.00 per person

Hors d' oeuvres, pizza and soft drinks will be served.

Please R.S.V.P. to Mary Baranek

Parents are welcome to join in the celebration!


Thanks Mrs. Sugrue for organizing this event!



09 April 2014

Congratulations Wizard of Oz Cast and Crew!

The reviews are in!  The St. Juliana Fine Arts Association production of "The Wizard of Oz" was - Outstanding! Magnificent!  Out of this World!

In recognition of all of the hard work put forth by the entire cast and crew, Friday, April 11 has been designated "Wizard of Oz" day at St. Juliana.

Cast, crew and Glee Club can celebrate by wearing their play and Glee Club t-shirts to school.

You are an incredibly talented group of kids.  The entire St. Juliana community is proud of you!



04 April 2014

Wizard of Oz Trailer on YouTube

Performances in the Ahearn Activity Center; tickets $10 at the door.

  • Saturday, April 5, 7 pm
  • Sunday, April 6, 3 pm

Watch the trailer on YouTube

03 April 2014


Performance weekend is upon us.  Here is important information, please read carefully.

Friday, April 4th - In school performance

Call time cast/crew/Glee: 8:30 am

Show time: 9:30 am

Saturday, April 5th

Chair set-up: 11 am Crew & parents are being asked to help set up chairs in the gym.

Call time cast/crew: 4:45 pm

Glee: 6:15 pm

Show time: 7 pm

Sunday, April 6th

Call time cast/crew: 1 pm

Glee: 2:15 pm

Show time: 3 pm

All children should eat lunch/dinner prior to arriving. 

Please be on time and arrive with makeup and hair done.

Ozians, Jitterbugs, puppet toto's, munchkins, guards, etc., - Makeup: eyeliner, light lipstick, rosie cheeks Hair: girls in high pigtails.

Auntie Em - pulled back in a bun,

If you are playing a boy, hair needs to be pulled back in a bun.

Glinda: hair down with big curls; soft sparkly makeup, light pink lipstick

Boys: rosie cheeks

Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Witch, Dorothy, Oz will have makeup and hair done at school.

All children should bring extra eyeliner, lipstick and deodorant.

No perfume or cologne.

Glee Club attire: Black pants & Glee Club shirts.  Shirt will be distributed on Friday morning.

After Sunday's performance, all actors, crew and Glee Club will have an ice cream and t-shirt signing party in the school hall.  Play shirts will be distributed at that time and children should bring sharpies for signing shirts.

We ask all parents to stay in the gym to help tear down the sets/stage.  The more people helping the quicker the process will go. 

The children are very excited about being a part of the St. Juliana tradition, they cannot wait to share it with you.





03 April 2014

The Final

With all the work we have with the production of "The Wizard of Oz", we may not have time to watch "The Final Four".  Instead, we have our "Final One (day)" to complete the set!

We are asking all available parents to come to the gym tonight to help paint and finish up the building process.

We will be at the gym starting at 3 p.m. and will be there till 3 a.m.



01 April 2014

Wizard of Oz Storm Dancers

The "Storm Dancers" will have an additional rehearsal directly after Thursday's rehearsal from 5:45-6:15 pm.

Thank you!

01 April 2014

Glee Tech Week update

I had a typo on the blog yesterday.  The photo will be taken Wednesday, April 2.  There will also be a quick 15 minute run through so the kids get used to being on the stage, Wednesday, April 2 and Thursday, April 3 right after school.



31 March 2014

Wizard of Oz Cast and Crew Photo

We will be taking a full cast and crew photo tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1st. 

31 March 2014

Wizard of Oz Costume Note

All girls in the play, need to have extra tights in their assigned color(s) in the event of a rip. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

31 March 2014

Glee Picture

We will be taking the photo of Glee Club right after school on Wednesday, April 1 in the gym.  Regular school uniforms will be fine.


31 March 2014

Additional Tuesday Rehearsal

We experienced some "technical difficulties" today.  Since all the cast and crew want to put on the best show possible, we have added a rehearsal for Tuesday, April 1 from 3 pm - 6pm.

This is NOT an April Fools joke!

Thank you for your understanding.

Questions?  Contact Mary Baranek at    773-580-8484



30 March 2014

Remaining Tech Week Info Wednesday 04/-01 Thursday 04/03

Reminder - Monday Tech Day  3 pm - 8 pm

Tuesday - well deserved day off

Wednesday, April 2nd 3 pm – 6 pm

Thursday, April 3rd 2 pm – 5:30 pm

28 March 2014

All Wizard of Oz Cast, Crew and Glee - Prepare your markers!

The tradition continues!  All student actors, crew members and Glee Club members will receive a t-shirt next week.

Please have your child wear/bring their t-shirts to Sunday's performance along with a cache of sharpies.  As tradition has it, the children will be autographing each other's t-shirts.   This is a great memory maker for them!

28 March 2014

Glee Club Tech Info

The Glee Club will be performing at each of "The Wizard of Oz" shows.  This includes the in-school performance on the morning of Friday, April 4th, then the public performances on Saturday, April 5th at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 6th at 3:00 p.m.

All Glee Club members must take part in Tech Day Rehearsals, Sunday, March 30th from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Monday, March 31st from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the gym.

The children should wear black pants (yoga, jeans or leggings) and Glee t-shirts to all rehearsals.  New Glee shirts will be distributed later in the week.  If your child does not have a Glee shirt, they should wear their St. Juliana gym uniform shirt.  We will be taking pictures and would like the children to appear as uniform as possible.

Please contact Mary Baranek with any questions.




28 March 2014

More Tech Week Information - please read carefully

Sunday, March 30   Tech Day 1 pm-8pm in the Gym   Mandatory for all Cast and Crew

Items to bring:

Costumes to be brought in laundry baskets with actors last name on the basket.  Include deodorant, comb, small mirror and make-up.  These will be left at school for the duration of the play.


Water to drink in the gym during rehearsal.  

Drink of choice to eat with Pizza for dinner in the School Hall.

Monday, March 31  Tech  Day 3 pm-8 pm in the Gym  Mandatory for all Cast and Crew

Items to bring:


Water to drink in gym during rehearsal.  

Drink of choice to eat with Chik-Fil-A for dinner.


If your child does not like Pizza or Chik-Fil-A, please send an alternate dinner with them.






28 March 2014

Tech Day Sunday, March 30th

All cast and crew are called Sunday from 1pm to 8:00pm. Every cast member must have a laundry basket labeled with their last name. All costumes should be laundered, pressed and hung on a hanger (labeled with name). All additional accessories, including shoes, should be in their basket. All these items will be left at school in the dressing rooms for the duration of Tech Week and the performances.

Please keep in mind, all Tech rehearsals are mandatory for the entire time period. This applies to all cast and crew.

Dinner (pizza) will be served.

27 March 2014

Glee Rehearsal Friday March 28th 3 pm to 5 pm

We will have an extended Glee rehearsal on Friday from 3 pm to 5 pm.