The Hopi Variety Show
SAVE THE DATE
Save the date for this year's show!
Show week begins February 17th, 2020. Evening performances will be on February 20th and 21st at Arcadia High School.
SIGN UP YOUR ACT
Parent representatives please sign up your group here:
Is your 5th grader interested in being an MC for this year's show?
• Download the packet here. These forms are due in the front office Friday, November 15, 2019.
• An informational meeting will be Friday, Nov. 15th, at 8 am in the amphitheater. Interested students (parents need not attend) are invited. We will go over the audition process and answer any questions.
• MC auditions will be Friday, November 22, 2019 from 3:45pm - 7:00pm in the Music Room (301).
WHAT IS THE HOPI VARIETY SHOW?
The PTA Proudly Presents
The Hopi Variety Show
Hopi, Let’s go to the Movies!
The Hopi Variety Show is unlike any other talent show around! Perhaps one of our favorite Hopi Traditions, the Variety Show started in the 1980’s initially being run by the Hopi staff and was performed in the cafeteria. The show has grown in popularity and was eventually taken over and run by the Hopi PTA. As the Variety Show has grown in popularity, it is now held in the Arcadia High School Auditorium and the AHS theater students lend their technical help. Each year, the show has a theme such as “Hopi Night Live”, “Hopi TV” “Hopi Loves Disney”, “Hopi School Musical”, “Like, Totally Hopi”, “Hopi, An Arcadia Musical” and “Hopi, The Greatest Show”. This year’s theme is “Hopi, Let's Go to the Movies!”
A parent or a group of parents gather together a group of kids, usually kids in the same grade, and will put together acts. Acts can be anything such as dancing, singing, piano solos, guitar solos, comedy acts, skits, and gymnastics routines! We encourage parent reps to get creative! Almost anything goes! Each act is allowed around 2 minutes depending on how many kids are in the act. Groups of 6 or more get the full two minutes. Acts with less than 6 are allowed 1:30. The whole show lasts about 2 hours and ranges from 28-40 acts! There are almost 400 children who participate! If you have any trouble finding a group for your child, please email firstname.lastname@example.org! We are always here to help!
Each act is introduced with a mini skit by a group of 5th grade MC’s. Any 5th grader can try out for an opportunity to be an MC. Usually 50-60 kids try out, but there are only between 10-12 spots, so the competition is tough. This group is usually made up of equal numbers of girls and boys. Those kids who try out but don’t make it to be an MC, are HIGHLY encouraged to still participate in an act! This is their big year! The MC acts give the next group time to set up and keep the audience entertained throughout the entire show.
Some acts will require props! Please keep these props to the size that they can easily fit in the back of an SUV. We have had props like pirate ships, pizza parlors, Flintstones cars, magic boxes, and ghosts! Get creative!
The kids love watching the show, and they have the opportunity to see it in its entirety on a field trip the Thursday morning before the show. Of course the kids all look forward to the teachers act!
The Variety Show has become one of Hopi’s longest standing traditions. It’s a wonderful event, and we have seen it change children’s lives. There is nothing else like it! Please consider forming a group and joining in on the fun!
Nov. 06 Sign up Genius link live on website for act/song choice 8:00am
Nov. 08 MC info available online to interested 5th graders (packets also in office)
Nov. 15 MC Q&A meeting in amphitheater 8:00am (all MC permission slips due)
Nov. 22 MC auditions 3:45pm-7:00pm (Times will be emailed on Nov. 17th)
Nov. 25 Act “paperwork” available online (packets also in office)
Jan. 06 Act Audition time slots emailed out
Jan. 15 Act Auditions 1:30pm-5:00pm
Jan. 17 MANDATORY Parent Rep meeting
Jan. 22 Act information/paperwork due online
Feb. 07 All Music Due
Feb. 12 All act run-through 1:30pm-6:00pm (Times will be emailed)
Feb. 13 Mandatory Parent rep meeting (shirts and ticket distribution)
Feb. 17 Tech Rehearsal Act I - (Full Dress)
Feb. 18 Tech Rehearsal/Act II photos - (Full Dress)
Feb. 19 Dress rehearsal/Act I photos - (Full Dress)
Feb. 20 Day show for Hopi Field Trip
Feb. 20 Thursday night Variety Show
Feb. 21 Friday night Variety Show