Annie Jr. - Production Staff
Director - Meagan Francis
Choreographer - Belle Schmidt
Vocal Director - Andrew Fisher
Technical Director - Dave Neidlinger
Volunteer Coordinator - Sarah Adkins-Beck
Executive Director - Adrienne Holt-Glisson
CMW phone # 269-422-2930
CMW is a non-profit children’s theatre organization dedicated to inspiring self-confidence, communication skills, and self-worth in all children. Through theatre and community service, CMW provides youth with opportunities to develop leadership and citizenship skills. CMW supports inclusion to advance social unity in the communities it serves.
Role of Parents/Guardians
- Please make sure that your participant is on time and prepared.
- Make sure that your participant is wearing appropriate, comfortable clothing and tennis shoes or other soft-soled shoes. No flip-flops or dress shoes.
- Ensure that your participant understands the behavioral expectations of CMW.
- Encourage your child to share their experience with you.
Expected Participant Behaviors
- Sign in on time
- Wear your name tag
- Show respect at all times to yourself, the staff and others
- Share, cooperate and be helpful to others
- Take care of supplies, equipment and the property of others
- Clean up every week and leave the space better than when you found it
- Listen when others are speaking
- Use positive language to express yourself, no insults, swearing or offensive language.
- Resolve all conflicts peacefully. Pushing, shoving or any form of violence will not be tolerated.
- Do not hurt yourself or others
- Share your ideas and suggestions
- Participate fully to the best of your ability
- Be ready and willing to learn new things
- Have fun!
- Listen to your rehearsal CD & Practice, Practice, Practice
- Sign out on time
CMW instructors and staff will utilize a variety of proven approaches to ensure that your participant experiences a positive and nurturing experience. Behaviors that negatively affect others will be managed immediately and in the best possible manner.
Instructors will attempt to keep all students actively engaged. Those who choose to “disengage” will be placed in “timeout” for a length of time corresponding to the circumstances of the situation.
Further disruptive behavior will result in more severe consequences including notification of parents/guardians. Incidents of aggression, violence or repeated disruptive behavior may result in immediate removal from the program.
Talk of violent acts past or future, threats, teasing, name-calling, and other forms of intimidation or harassment will not be tolerated. Play fighting and other forms of rough play are not allowed. Offensive language is not acceptable. Any use/possession of illegal drugs, alcohol or weapons is strictly prohibited and will result in immediate removal from the program. Any other behavior, inside or outside of CMW, that could negatively affect CMW’s production process and/or the well-being of its members could result in removal from the program.
Participants may arrive between 8:45-9:00 AM, ready to begin promptly at 9AM. Participants must be signed in and ready to go at their start time.
Parents/Guardians are responsible to come inside to pick up their children at 1:30 PM unless otherwise notified. Children grades 6 and under will not be allowed to leave on their own, and must be picked up inside. If your child is not picked up on time, every attempt will be made to phone parents/guardians and other contact names you have provided. In the unlikely event that no one is available to pick up your child within 30 minutes of the pick-up time; your child will be taken to the Stevensville Police Department where you may pick him/her up.
Any planned missed rehearsals should be noted on your registration form. If your child is going to miss a rehearsal due to illness or another emergency situation, please call to let us know at 422-2930. Unexcused missed rehearsals could cause your child to lose their part.
If you have a question or concern, please contact us at 269-422-2930. The directors have their hands full making sure the children have a productive rehearsal. Volunteers will be available most Saturdays at rehearsals to answer most questions.
All parents are asked to participate by volunteering in some way: donating juice boxes, assisting with the pizza party, show supervision, costumes, set construction, etc. Sign up will be done online, click here to go to our current page. CMW relies on parent volunteers and accept all skill levels. This a great opportunity to interact with your child and show them your support. Thank you for your assistance.
Students must be registered upon arrival and signed out to be released. You are welcome to observe at rehearsal but we ask that you limit your time to immediately after arrival or to 10-15 minutes before pick-up. PLEASE, for your child’s benefit, do NOT attend all rehearsals. We find the children open up more and become more comfortable on their own. For that reason, we will open up only the final dress rehearsal for picture taking. No pictures or video photography is allowed during performance weekend. The performance is the result of the player’s hard work and dedication. Please allow them to present it as a gift to you at the show dates.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!