Cast Parent Information



Congratulations on having your son or daughter cast in a theatrical production at GHS. If this is a new experience for you, we hope the information on this page will be useful.

If this isn't your first show, then you probably know what to expect.


Things are going to get busier. The director of the play will have a schedule for the rehearsals. They typically happen on weeknights.

Cast members are also required to spend a certain number of hours helping to build the set. This gives them the opportunity to meet and work with members of the Tech Crew, learn what it takes to build the set and also become familiar with hand tools and some power tools.

All stage work is done under the watchful and safety minded eye of the Technical Director. They will provide the schedule for the Tech Builds.

Things will get very busy as you get closer to the week of the play. Depending on the size of the production Tech Week may be one or two weeks before opening night. Dress Rehearsal is usually the week of the play.

It is during this time that your son or daughter will be under the most pressure in terms of their schedule. Dress Rehearsals, especially for the Spring musical can run long.

If possible, have your son or daughter get their Tech Build hours in as soon as possible. Being pro-active with any school projects would be a good thing too.

Check in with them a little more during this time and see how they're doing. Above all, make sure they get enough sleep each night.


As soon as the cast is picked for a play, a meeting is usually scheduled for the cast members and their parents. The directors of the play will discuss the play, their expectations of the cast members and answer any questions you have.

Please ask your cast member to find out when the meeting is to be held and plan to attend with them.


A unique way to let your cast member know that you're rooting for and or proud of them is to send a Shout Out. A Shout Out is short message that is printed in the playbill.

You can email them to:

Here's a sample page from a previous production. Click on the image to see it better.

There is a $10 fee for each Shout Out. This helps offset the cost of the playbills. Once you've Emailed your message, please make a check out to the Geneva Theatre Boosters. Place it in an envelope. Put the Boosters name on it, then drop it off in the GHS Office or mail it to them. The address is at the bottom of the page.


If you're attending a performance, you can purchase a Fanagram before the show. Stop at the table in the lobby and compose your message. Let your son or daugher know you're at the show and thinking of them. Your Fanagram will be delivered during intermission. The cost is $1. $5 if you want to include candy.


The boosters are always looking for volunteers to help. This is especially true a few weeks before and then during a production. Please visit our Volunteer page for more information.

If you're hesitant to do so, please know that we're not looking for a huge time commitment. You can volunteer to donate water, candy, baked goods, help decorate lockers, collect tickets, or work the concession tables. We have many more things that need doing so I hope you'll give a wee bit of your time. If you don't like it, you don't have to come back unless you want to see the show.

Please send all payments to:
  Geneva Theatre Boosters
  c/o Geneva High School
  416 McKinley Ave
  Geneva IL 60134

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