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Announcing the Summer 2023 Show!

Intensive Rehearsals:
June 26  July 13, 2023*
(Squalicum High School)

Performances:
July 14  16, 2023*
(Squalicum High School)


(*dates subject to change)
 

What is this show about? 

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world. A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Catchy songs and big dance numbers make this musical so much fun! You don't want to miss it!

Who is the team for this show?

We have several arts educators and community members leading different areas of the show. More to be announced, but so far, these are the folks for our 2023 Show!:

Director: Jason Parker

Music Director: Connie Campbell

Technical Director: Tim Reinholtz

Managing Director: Jen Lois

Directors of Choreography: To Be Announced

Where does the program take place?

From auditions to rehearsals to shows, EVERYTHING takes place at Squalicum High School, 3773 E McLeod Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226. Click here for a map. 

Who can help offstage with this show?

Crew roles are open to a wide variety of folks with interest and expertise in particular areas. We prioritize students in the Bellingham School District, and also welcome community members who can help with our needs! Please see our Production Program page for information or click on the link below to apply for a crew!

Who can audition for this show?

Students in Bellingham School District who will be in grades 912 in Fall of 2023

And, due to COVID's cancelation of so many opportunities in the past two years, we also welcome 2023 graduating seniors!

Is there a fee for this program?

There is no charge for crew, but we do charge each cast member $150 to help offset the cost of production. Please don't let this fee stop you from auditioning! We have some assistance funds to make this program financially accessible for all. Please note that our entire executive team is donating their time! 

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; you can find out more about our fundraising efforts by visiting our GoFundMe campaign, and you can also donate directly to our program anytime by clicking on our Donate tab.

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Cast of Mamma Mia, summer 2022, photo credit SMTI

What are the important dates?

We will hold auditions in late May and begin our three-week intensive program in late June. Actors should plan to know their part on the first day of rehearsal with the goal of being off-book for dialogue and music by the end of the first week. Shows occur at the end of the three weeks.

 

2023 Auditions (Save the Dates!)*:

Auditions will be held in the FORUM at Squalicum High School on the following days:

General Auditions (attend one session for the entire time slot):

  • Tuesday, May 30, 6:00–8:30pm

or

  • Wednesday, May 31, 6:00–8:30pm

 

Callbacks (as needed, announced Thurs):

  • Saturday, June 3, 10:00am–12:30pm

2023 Rehearsals (Save the Dates!)*:

SMTI is a 3-week intensive program. That means we meet every weekday, and we have a few additional rehearsals scheduled as well! All rehearsals will take place at Squalicum High School. Dates and times for Summer 2023 are:

Monday, June 12:

Music Run-Thru/Table Read

(Squalicum HS; 4:00–7:00)

June 26 – July 7

Monday – Friday (Daily Rehearsals Weeks 1-2)

10:00–3:00

Squalicum High School

Saturday, July 8

Tech Week Prep

(Squalicum HS; time TBA, but probably 10:00–3:00)

Sunday, July 9

Tech Week Prep

(Squalicum HS; time TBA, but probably 10:00–3:00)

July 10 – July 13

Monday – Thursday (Tech Week, Week 3)

10:00–5:00

Squalicum High School

2023 Shows (Save the Dates!)*:

The program culminates in four shows over the course of one weekend. We perform in the theatre at Squalicum High School. Our show dates for 2023 are:

  • Friday, July 14 @ 7:30

  • Saturday, July 15 @ 2:00 & 7:30

  • Sunday, July 16 @ 2:00

(NOTE: all call times are 2 hours prior to show times)

*all dates are currently subject to change

You can also view these dates on our Calendar page:

What might a typical day look like?

Although we will maintain some daily flexibility to make sure we are making the most of everyone's time, a typical day's schedule will be similar to this: 

Weeks 1 and 2:

  • 10:0011:00 - Music Rehearsal

  • 11:0012:30 - Dance Rehearsal or Staging Rehearsal

  • 12:301:00 - LUNCH BREAK

  • 1:001:30 - Staging Rehearsal, Individual Dance Practice, or Solo Work

  • 1:302:30 - Dance Rehearsal or Staging Review

  • 2:303:00 - Show and Tell or Rehearsal as needed

 

 Week 3 (Tech Week):

  • 10:0011:00 - Music Review

  • 11:0012:30 - Dance Review

  • 12:301:00 - LUNCH BREAK

  • 1:003:00 - Large-Scale Staging Review, Individual Dance Review

  • 3:005:00 - TBD

What do auditions involve?

We tell you all about what to expect over on our Audition Information page. Click below!