Bulldog Players

We’re excited your 4th or 5th grade child is considering participating in this really unique experience.  The play is always a musical, and includes a double cast and crew of 40-50 children each.  Not only is the play a fun experience for the kids, it also helps build social and communication skills.  You’ll be surprised to see how much more confident your child is at the end of the process.

The play itself consistently knocks the socks off the audience (adults included!).  The kids work extremely hard and put on a very professional show.  We encourage you to invite family and friends – they won’t be disappointed!

Take a few minutes to review this information.  Most of the questions you have concerning auditions, parent responsibilities, rehearsals, time commitments and scheduling conflicts will be answered, but feel free to reach out to the producers at schoolplay@vanmeterhsc.org if your questions aren’t addressed here.

General Questions  – READ ME FIRST

Rehearsal FAQ

Parent Responsibilities & Committees


Step 1: Complete Online Application (for Cast and Crew)

Click on the link above to take you to our online Application Form. Complete the form in full and submit it. Some parts of the form need to be completed by a parent or guardian, while others should be completed by your child. Please refer to the Parent Responsibilities & Committees document to fully understand your commitment as a parent.  Please have your child present when filling out the online application.

Step 2: Pay Participation Fee (for Cast and Crew)

Click on the above link to take you to the Bulldog Store, where you will be able to pay your Participation Fee, as well as purchase other play items such as DVD’s and Make-up kits. If you would prefer to pay with a check, please pick up the Cast/Crew One Check Form in the school office. Please submit check and One Check Form with the forms below to the Play Box in the office.

Step 3: Submit Audition Form (for Cast only)

Click on the above link to open the Audition Form. Print the form and have your child complete it by hand, in his/her own words. Attach a photo to the form and submit it to the Play Box in the school office.  This form is also available in the school office.

Step 4: Submit Conflict Calendar (for Cast and Crew)

Click on the above link to open the Conflict Calendar Form. This is where all your child’s weekly conflicts will be noted. Print the form and fill out. Staple to the Audition Form and submit to the Play Box in the school office.  This form is also available in the school office.

Step 5: Attend a MANDATORY Parent Meeting

During audition week, we will host two meetings for parents of CAST members.  A parent or guardian must attend one of these meetings for the application to be complete.  Please refer back to the web page for the dates and times of the meetings.

A meeting for parents of CREW members will be held in February.

Applications are not complete until all steps have been completed.  

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Rehearsal FAQ

Please sign up for a Rehearsal Supervisor shift on ivolunteer.  Please review the Rehearsal Supervision Guidelines before volunteering.