News from the Fine Arts Association

21 May 2015

Willy Wonka Out of Uniform Day Thursday 5/28

All Willy Wonka Cast & Crew, Glee participants and Wonka Workshop participants are welcome to come out of uniform and wear their "Fine Arts finery" (that is, Wonka or Glee t-shirts) at school on Thursday, May 28th.   

20 May 2015

Order your Willy Wonka & Glee DVD

Want to re-live the exciting memory of performing in Willy Wonka or Glee?  Was all your hard work backstage and you never got a chance to see the show?  Maybe a relative couldn't make it to town...  

Whatever the case, you can now order your DVD to capture the performances of Willy Wonka and Glee!

Click here for the DVD Order Form


01 May 2015


CONGRATS – the Glee, Crew & Cast kids did a FANTASTIC job today performing for the school.  Despite having so little-to-no practice with some of the technical aspects, great feedback is coming in from students and teachers alike!


For Sat 2:00 show:           CAST & CREW:   11:30 arrival;   GLEE: 1:15 arrival

** NOTE:  between the 2:00 show & the 5:00 call time, kids may stay (we’ll have hot dogs for them), or they may go home and come back at 5:00. **

For Sat 7:00 show:            CAST & CREW    5:00 arrival;     GLEE  6:15 arrival

For Sun 2:00 show:          CAST & CREW    12:00 arrival;   GLEE   1:15 arrival

The earlier call time will allow crew to review some of the new things while cast members change into costume, get mic’ed and into make-up, have a final makeup/costume check, warm up and get ready to let the “house” fill up!

CAST:  Arrive with your hair done, but make-up will be done at school (after microphones taped). If  your character is a “regular” person, you may bring make-up to do yourself or Kristin will help (absolutely no sharing of mascara).

Shortly after Glee’s call time, there will be a joint Cast/Crew/Glee meeting & prayer.


All hands on deck for post-production clean-up immediately after Sunday's performance while the kids enjoy their well-deserved Ice Cream Party downstairs!  Those of you who have been involved before know that it is back-breaking work for those who tear down and put the big stage & set pieces away. We will need help with chairs, garbage, etc.—many hands make for lighter work!  WE NEED AT LEAST ONE ADULT PER FAMILY TO HELP (even if you are not attending the Sunday performance).


29 April 2015


Glee Club is scheduled for practice on Thursday, April 30th 2:00 - 3:30 pm.

Please wear ALL BLACK for the Yearbook Picture.

Thank you,

Mr. Mroz

Music Teacher

27 April 2015

Tech Week UPDATE!

Due to unforseen technical difficulties, the Tech Week practice schedule changes are as follows:


Tuesday, April 28th  3:00 - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 29th  3:00 - 7:00 pm

*We will be providing the children with dinner on Tue & Wed


Thursday, April 30th  2:00 - 3:30 pm


Thursday, April 30th  3:30 - 5:30 pm

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

See you at the show!

Daniel Behnke


27 April 2015

Lights & Sound Set-Up


The Lights/Sound set-up has been changed to today at 5:00 pm.

We could use some extra help if anyone is available at that time.

Please join us at the Ahearn Activity Center.

Thank you,

SJS Fine Arts Association


24 April 2015

Willy Wonka Cast & Crew AND GLEE Call


* Cast and Crew Call for TECH WEEK April 26 – April 29

Sunday April 26th   11 - 8 pm
Monday April 27th   3 - 8 pm
Tuesday April 28th   3 - 6 pm
Wednesday April 29th   3 - 6 pm
  • Please send your children with a water bottle and a neat snack(s) on all Tech Days
  • All cast members need to bring a laundry basket clearly labeled with their name where they will keep their costumes. Please label any costume pieces or accessories that you own.
  • Dinner will be provided for the children on Sunday (pizza) & Monday (Chick-Fil-A)
Thursday April 30th  -- Off -- Rejuvenate! 
Friday May 1st  /  School Performance  /  Cast & Crew Call - 8:45 am  /  Show - 9:30 am
Saturday May 2nd  /  2:00 pm Performance  /  Cast & Crew Call - 12:30 pm
Saturday May 2nd  /  7:00 pm Performance  /  Cast & Crew Call - 5:00 pm
Sunday May 3rd  /  2:00 pm Performance  /  Cast & Crew Call - 12:30 pm
We may schedule an another practice during the week in addition to:
Friday May 1st  3 - 4 pm

23 April 2015

The Factory Prepares to Open!

Showtime is almost here and our team of volunteers could use your help to prepare the gym for the Spring Musical.  To get ready for the long week of rehearsals coming up, we need to set up the stage, scenery pieces, sound and light platform, block out the gym windows, and many other tasks that come along.

 Saturday April 25th at 2:00 pm til ???
We would appreciate any help you can give to support the St Juliana Fine Arts Association.
Thank You!

19 April 2015

Wonka Call Sheet for April 21, 22 & 23

Tuesday, April 21 3:00-5:00 pm

1st half of play



Wednesday, April 22 3:00-5:00 pm

2nd half of play



Thursday, April 23 2:15-4:15 pm

Full run of play



Thank you,

Daniel Behnke




16 April 2015

Spring Cleaning!

Time to clean out your tupperware cabinet!

Our set design builders and painters are in need of your help.

We are in need of small disposable tupperware bowls (8, 16, 32 0z.)

With or without lids...we're not picky!

Please send them in with your child in a bag marked for Fine Arts.

Thank you for Supporting the Arts!


16 April 2015

Picture Day Today!!!


Picture Day:

It is mandatory for ALL CAST to be present today with their costumes. 

ALL CAST PICTURES will be taken today! 

Last 2 weeks of Rehearsal:

The primary focus of the last 2 weeks of rehearsal involves run-throughs of the 1st half and 2nd half of the play.

This time is precious so please limit your child leaving early or missing a rehearsal for any outside appointments, etc. 


Thank you,

Daniel Behnke




16 April 2015

Willy Wonka Playbill

St. Juliana Fine Arts Association will present "Willy Wonka Jr." Saturday, May 2nd & Sunday, May 3rd, 2015.  There are over 60 children involved in the production as cast, crew and our "Glee Club".  They are working very hard to ensure a production you will enjoy! Here is where you come in.  A lot of cost and effort goes into a production such as this.  Please consider supporting our school and your children by placing an ad in our book.  All ads are due by Monday evening, April 20, 2015.  Make your ads as fun and personable as you want.  Be creative!  Click here for a copy of the Ad form.
Questions...please contact Monika Czarkowski at

13 April 2015

Wonka Cast/Crew Call Sheet April 14, 15 & 16


Tuesday, April 14 3:00-5:00 pm

1st half of play



Wednesday, April 15 3:00-5:00 pm

2nd half of play



Thursday, April 16 2:15-4:15 pm

Full run of play




Tuesday, April 14  6:00-8:00 pm Art Room

Thursday, April 16  2:15-4:15 pm Attend rehearsal



Wednesday, April 15 - ALL CAST COSTUME RE-CHECK at 4:30 pm

Thursday, April 16 - ALL CAST IN COSTUME at 4:00 pm for Pictures


Questions...please email us at

Thank you!

Daniel Behnke




06 April 2015

Chocolate Factory Opening Soon...

Dear Parents,                                                                                                

We are coming up to the end of rehearsals of Willy Wonka! I’m very excited about what the show is becoming and am so proud of the kids’ growth these past few months. I know we all are looking forward to the final performances in May.  I wanted to take a moment to say Thank You for all your patience, flexibility, time, and support during these past few months and for the upcoming weeks ahead.                            

Heads up on a few things: 

 Tech week. The parents who were involved last year can attest to this; tech week is a very hectic, intense time.  It involves long hours spent by: the kids, myself, Jackie (choreography), Rob Woolsen (lights and sounds), Mike Skeirsh (sets), and all the parents who are volunteering in order to make this production memorable. My goal is to utilize this time with the kids as best I can.  Adding extra rehearsals or going over rehearsal time will NOT happen this year.  The kids might experience some long periods of sitting and waiting, but these moments should be spent doing homework, running lines, etc. No wasted time. The FAA and myself are working diligently to get as much accomplished before tech week begins.  If you are volunteering your time and helping during these upcoming weeks, Thank You!!!  Every extra helping hand is very much appreciated as it makes this the best experience it can be! 

The last 3 weeks of rehearsal: The primary focus of the last 3 weeks of rehearsal involves run-throughs of the 1st half and 2nd half of the play. This time is precious so please limit your child leaving early for any outside appointments, etc. 

“Practice, practice, practice!”:  I need your help parents!  Please have your kids practice their lines, dances, and music every day.  The more they practice at home, the faster rehearsals will go, and the more confident they will be when the final performances begin.  You get what you put in!

Enjoy Spring Break!

Daniel Behnke


30 March 2015

Costume (& other) Reminders

A friendly reminder that TOMORROW (Tuesday) is Costume Check. The kids need to bring their costumes so they can get the "OK" or see what adjustments are needed.  

Also, for Thursday's rehearsal, after noon dismissal they should go straight to the lunchroom. ** BRING A LUNCH INCLUDING A DRINK. ** (Milk is not available that day).  To allow time for lunch, rehearsal will run untll 2:30 rather than 2:15.

Lastly, if you haven't responded with sizes, please do so ASAP.  We may or may not need them for costumes, but we DO need them for Willy Wonka T-shirts. Thanks!

27 March 2015

Wonka Call Sheet for March 31st, April 1st & 2nd

Tuesday, March 31st 3pm-5pm

Finish Act 2


*4:30 Costume Check


Wednesday, April 1st 3pm-5pm

Act 1



Thursday April 2nd 12:15pm-2:15pm

Act 2



Tuesday, March 31st will be an All Cast costume check. Please bring your entire outfit or outfits for the costume coordinators and myself to check. We will then know what works and what is still needed.

*Please note - even though their is a half day of school on Thursday, I am calling an All Cast for a 2nd Act run through.  Each rehearsal is precious so please be there at 12:15pm till 2:15pm.   

Everyone is expected to be off book the rest of the rehearsals. No more holding scripts.  All songs should be practiced at home and now fully memorized.  Keep working hard kids!!! 


Thank you,

Dan Behnke







23 March 2015

Wonka Crew Reminder...

Wonka Crew Nights have begun!
Just a reminder...
The crew will be meeting every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8pm, each week until Spring Break. 
We will be doing some painting and paper mache, so kids should bring an old t-shirt or art smock.
Please send your children with newspaper as they are learning how to turn Trash into Treasures!!!
Please enter through the Extended Care doors (Osceola door closest to the parking lot).
Questions?...Contact us

22 March 2015

Wonka Call Sheet for March 24th, 25th & 26th

We’re coming up to tech week and performance days kiddos and parents! We are down to 4 weeks left or...(12 more rehearsals.)  It’s crunch time!  We will be doing run-throughs of each half of the play starting this week. 

Are you completely memorized?

Have you been practicing your blocking and songs at home? 

Remember to review your blocking, songs, and acting notes daily. 


Tuesday March 24 3pm-4:45pm

Flying song (Charlie, Grandpa Joe)

Think positive (Charlie, Mr. Bucket)

All oompa looma songs dance and singing review (Loompa group 1 and 2. Both groups)

Wednesday 25th 3pm-5pm

First half of the play run through pgs. 19-72


Thursday 26th 2:15pm-4:15pm

Second half of the play run through pgs. 72-117



Thank you all for all your hard work and see you next week!

Daniel Behnke





22 March 2015

Wonka Workshop Success!!!

This weekend the Fine Arts Association conducted a Primary Grade Workshop for grades 1 - 4 that was a HUGE success!  All the "Little Oompa Loompas" did a great job in their Mini Drama, Glee, Dance, Painting and Props classes led by the Wonka Cast and Crew Members. 

The "Wonka Workshop" gave the younger students a chance to see what the older students experience preparing for the Spring Musical.  They even created some of the props that will be part of the show as well as painted some of the background scenery! 

THANK YOU to all the Parents, Cast & Crew for your Time, Treasures and Talents in order to make this possible!!!

St. Juliana School

Fine Arts Association



19 March 2015

Wonka Crew Schedule

Willy Wonka Crew Meetings have begun...
The crew will begin meeting every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8pm, each week until Spring Break. 
We will be doing some painting and paper mache, so kids should bring an old t-shirt or art smock.
Enter through the extended care doors (Osceola door closest to the parking lot).
Contact with any questions.