Spring Glen Play

Spring Glen Elementary PTA is pleased to announce the 11th annual, 2023-2024 all-school musical

“Pirates! The Musical”

Welcome aboard and get ready to set sail with the most ferocious band of buccaneers out to sail the seven seas!

Important Show Date Information:
April 5th at 2pm
April 6th at 2pm and 7pm

Grades K-4 do NOT need to audition.
– Grades K-1: Will attend a limited number of rehearsals during our winter after school program session, be featured in one scene and sing as a group.
– Grades 2-3: Will attend a limited number of rehearsals during our winter after school program session, be featured in one scene and sing as a group.
– Grade 4: Will join the 5-6 grade ensemble and will attend several rehearsals during our fall AND winter sessions.

Grades 5-6 MUST attend auditions on Thursday, 9/7 from 3:30-5:30pm at Spring Glen Elementary.
– Grades 5-6 may be featured in speaking and/or solo singing roles in addition to group singing and dancing and will attend most, if not all rehearsals.
– Students should prepare one song. You may bring sheet music (we will have an accompanist), sing with a recorded accompaniment or you may sing without any music at all. All styles are welcome – comfort level with your song choice is key. We will bring selections for students to read from the script.
– Those auditioning will be notified (at the latest) by September 11th of their parts.

Registration (Register HERE)
– Registration is through our 6 Crickets platform this year. Grades 4, 5 and 6 should register for our Fall session (which will carry over into Winter).
– Grades K-3 should register for the Winter session when registration opens later in the school year.
– 5th & 6th graders need to be registered before 3:00pm September 7th in order to audition.

Stage Managers
– As we already have a 6th grade stage manager, this year we are looking for ONE 5th grader to be at all rehearsals as part of our Student Stage Manager Team.
– These students will work closely with the director and the script learning how to take stage note directions, give cues and help run the show.
– We are looking for organized, responsible and energetic participants to act as assistants to the director and help run the performances. Please come prepared to interview and answer some “getting to know you” questions at the audition event on September 7th.

Unfortunately, we will not need a stage crew this year since we are setting sail aboard the pirate ship for the entire show and there is no movement of sets or props needed. Our pirate crew can be many and varied though, so please consider joining us onstage – even if you don’t want a speaking role!

– A show kick-off meeting for grades 4-6 will take place on Thursday, September 14th from 3:30-4:40pm at Spring Glen. This will be an opportunity to meet the show director, stage managers, and actors as well as read through the script.
– Rehearsals will take place on Thursdays from 3:30-4:40pm, following the After School Program schedule. There will be NO rehearsals on half days this year.
– Production week will take place April 1-6. Schedule to be confirmed at a later date.
– Students in grades 4-6 are expected to attend every rehearsal during production week. – Please do not sign your child up unless they are able to participate in all 3 shows as well as dress rehearsals. This is a big ensemble musical and the main characters stay on stage (on the pirate ship) for the entire show.

Parents will be asked on the registration form to notify the play coordinators if their child will be picked up, go to the after school program or walk home (walkers are available to 5 th and 6th grade only).

Once your child is registered, please make sure you’ve added 6Crickets to your contacts as you will receive all show-related communications and schedules via this platform and will be the primary form of communication and notification for parents.

Any questions, please reach out to the Director, Jennifer Sciglibaglio and the play committee at play@springglenpta.org

**The Play is made possible by the Enrichment Fund of the Spring Glen PTA — thank you for your support!**

About Our Director

Jennifer Sciglibaglio is a director and music director who works with students from elementary school through college. She is the drama teacher and librarian at St. Thomas Day School where she works on yearly, individual performances with grades K-6. She is an educator in the voice, drama and piano programs at Neighborhood Music School as well as part of the artistic staff for their Audubon Arts Summer Program.

She has worked as combination director/music director at Hamden Middle School
for Annie, Jr. as well as Seussical, Jr. and The Phantom Tollbooth Jr. at SGS.

As music director, some of her credits include:

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown at Wilbur Cross HS, Head Over Heels at UNH,
Thebes, Rage and Next to Normal at QU, Pirates! and Pirates! 2 as well as A Circle of Friends and Happily Ever After? at Neighborhood Music School and Aladdin Jr. at
Spring Glen Elementary.

Her fall 2023 and spring 2024 shows will include Babes in Armsat QU, a spring musical Wilbur Cross HS and a spring musical at Neighborhood Music School. She has also directed plays at HMS.

Jennifer is a certified Music Together teacher and taught early childhood classes for over ten years with Musical Folk, Inc. She has served as choral director of both the New Haven Resistance Choir and the Amity Children’s Chorus. Jennifer has worked as an accompanist for choruses and musicals for elementary school through college and has served on the judges panel for the Connecticut State Finals, National Endowments for the Arts Poetry Out Loud Program.

She has two daughters (Emma and Abby) in the Hamden School District who have also been bitten by the theater bug and enjoy working onstage or behind the scenes in shows at their schools and during their summer music theater programs at Neighborhood Music School. Her husband, Dustin, has played saxophone in the swing band, Tuxedo Junction for over ten years and plays guitar in various other bands in and around New Haven.

Jennifer holds a MM in Vocal Performance from Syracuse University and a BFA in Musical Theater from the State University of New York, College at Fredonia.