Cario Drama

Official Facebook of the Thomas Cario Middle School Drama department in Mount Pleasant, SC. Follow to see what we're doing in class and rehearsal!

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2019-20 Drama Registration Alert

Registration for rising 6th Graders will begin on Thursday May 30, and registration for 7th and 8th Graders will also begin by the end of May. If you would like to be alerted when registration is open, please fill out this Google Form. Thanks for your patience!

docs.google.com Registration for Cario Drama classes will begin by the start of June. Please fill this out to be one of the first to know that registration has opened. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Pickens at [email protected]

Congratulations are in order for our amazing students that attended the South Carolina Junior Thespian Festival last weekend in Duncan, SC. Each student brought home amazing honors - Ally O'Reilly scored overall "Good" in Solo Musical; Katelyn Irizarry scored overall "Excellent" in Solo Musical; Dori Lewis and Cooper Stapleton scored overall "Excellent" in Duet Acting; Marianna Folz scored overall "Excellent" in Solo Acting; and Colin George brought home the highest honor of "Superior" in Solo Musical. Congrats to all!

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Mr. Pickens is taking over the @charlestonstage Instagram account this weekend. Make sure to follow it for a backstage look at DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

Don't miss this week's Instagram Story Takeover with Charleston Stage Acting Ensemble Members Derek T. Pickens and Ryan Pixler starring as Cogsworth and Lumiere in "Disney's Beauty and the Beast"! Follow their story on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/charlestonstage/.

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Come see Mr. Pickens as Cogsworth in Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the Dock Street Theatre. Tickets on sale at Charlestonstage.com

Be our guest! Don't miss the Tony Award-winning "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" live on stage at the Historic Dock Street Theatre! Performances run April 3 - 28. Tickets available online at www.charlestonstage.com.

Congratulations to 8th grader Houston Hackett for his acceptance in to the high school theatre program at Berkley Center for the Arts! We're so proud of you!!!

[03/22/19]   Thanks to everyone for the sweet gifts during Teacher Appreciation Week - I’ll be caffeinated for weeks to come 😂

Only 5 days left to pre-order your hoodie! Make sure to submit your order today.

Cario Drama hoodies are now available for pre-order! They cost $35 and all orders are due Wednesday March 20. Order yours at https://goo.gl/forms/R5J64QD8vypyQzsU2

Rehearsing some Children’s Theatre outside!

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Cario Drama hoodies are now available for pre-order! They cost $35 and all orders are due Wednesday March 20. Order yours at https://goo.gl/forms/R5J64QD8vypyQzsU2

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Photos by Catherine Hurt Photography

Photos by Catherine Hurt Photography

Thank you to everyone who came out and auditioned for A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD. We have such a talented program, which made it so difficult to cast. Congrats everyone!

Complete cast list can also be viewed at: https://cario.ccsdschools.com/common/pages/UserFile.aspx?fileId=47898886

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Middle School Music and Theater Students Get Better Grades

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A new study found that adding time for dance, theater, or visual arts boosted students’ compassion for their classmates, lowered discipline rates and improved students’ scores on writing tests.

Auditions for our competition/touring musical will be Tuesday February 26, 2019.

Sign up here:https://goo.gl/LEP8kM
Audition Packet: https://cario.ccsdschools.com/common/pages/UserFile.aspx?fileId=47873835

Auditions for our competition/touring musical will be Tuesday February 26, 2019.

Sign up here:https://goo.gl/LEP8kM
Audition Packet: https://cario.ccsdschools.com/common/pages/UserFile.aspx?fileId=47873835

[02/15/19]   A big congrats to the cast and crew of ROALD DAHL’S JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR! You were fabulous and made your directors so very proud. ♥️

[02/13/19]   Online ticket sales for JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR end at noon the day of performances, however you can still buy tickets at the door!

Auditions for our competition/touring musical will be Tuesday February 26, 2019.

Sign up here:https://goo.gl/LEP8kM
Audition Packet: https://cario.ccsdschools.com/common/pages/UserFile.aspx?fileId=47873835

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James and the Giant Peach JR

Check out this sneak peek of the JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Playbill. Performances are next week, have you bought your tickets yet? Purchase at http://cariodrama.booktix.com

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Why Studying Theatre Teaches Workforce Skills

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Truth.

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Opening night is over 50% sold! Get your tickets now. http://cariodrama.booktix.com

Get your tickets today!

http://cariodrama.booktix.com

What an amazing field trip to the Dock Street Theatre last week to see A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Thanks to Charleston Stage Company for producing some of the best theatre in the Low Country! And a big thank you to Mrs. K and the parent chaperones for making the trip super smooth.

Get your tickets today!

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First meeting of the Cario Drama Design Crew! We’re learning how safely and effectively stain wood to make location signs for our production of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.

Our first field trip to Wando HS to see SMART GIRLS!

Here’s a sneak peek at the costume design for Spider in JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. Amazing work Charleston Costume Design & Rental!

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Kids & Musical Theater: The Off-Stage Impact

This is a great read!

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Another from “Shake It Up!” #jamesandthegianypeachjr

Check out the choreography we just learned from the amazing Lara Allred Swallen! #jamesandthefiantpeachjr

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Check out our Oct 2018 Newsletter!

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Goofing around and showing of our awesome new Cario Drama shirts!

Look at this amazing group of kids that gave up their Saturday morning to help out their Drama program! Thanks to everyone who helped out, we couldn’t have done it without you.

Check out some photos from our first rehearsal of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR! They sounded great :)

How about another one! 😂

Another run in, this time at Magic Kingdom!

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Due to the loss of school days, and the desire to allow families time to get back in town and get settled, there will be NO rehearsal on Tuesday September 18. Rehearsal for JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR will begin on Thursday September 20, from 3:45-5:45 and ALL cast members will need to be there. A schedule will go out by Sunday evening. I apologize for the delay in getting the schedule.

When you run into Mr. Pickens at Universal Studios during Evacu-cation!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.

Click link for cast list: https://goo.gl/EtcaCf (Updated)

For all those 7th and 8th graders interested in Design Crew, sign-ups will begin Monday October 15th.

[09/04/18]   Day 1 of auditions for JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR are today from 3:45-5:45pm. Reminders went out to those involved. Please pick up at 5:45pm outside the cafeteria.

[08/27/18]   6th Grade Parents - if you still have questions, tonight at Open House would be a great time to get answers. Come out to the Cario aG at 6pm!

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James and the Giant Peach Audition Sign-Up

Audition Sign-Ups are now live! Only those students in the Cario Drama classes (or on the 6th grade waiting list) may sign up to audition.

docs.google.com Please answer the following questions, and remember that your signed permission slip must be returned by Monday September 3rd.

[08/21/18]   Don't forget: Tonight (Tuesday Aug 21) is the mandatory parent meeting in the Cario Cafeteria at 6pm.

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3500 Thomas Cario Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC
29466
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