Viva City!! 3rd Grade at the Guthrie
Viva City
March 27, 2017 - Whittier's 3rd Graders perform at 6:00pm

Permission Slip & RSVP are downloadable at the bottom of the page.

Permission Slip & RSVP are downloadable at the bottom of the page.

What To Wear
 * dark shoes
 * dark bottoms (Black or dark blue pants/skirt/dress)
 * solid colored shirt (any color, no designs or print) 
No need to buy anything, do your best to match the request

NEW SCHEDULE as of 4:21pm Friday, March 24 - 

Bus Pick Up Time:


Number of Busses:

1 Bus

Approximate Tech Time:

4:00 – 4:12

Dinner Break:

4:15 – 5:00

Break with Students:

5:00 – 5:45

Approximate Performance Time:

6:20 – 6:30

Return Bus Time:

7:00 pm

Performance Stage:

McGuire Proscenium Stage


March 20 Update - our performance is a week from TODAY!


When you arrive at the Guthrie you will proceed to your performance stage.  A volunteer from the Guthrie or MPS will meet you and escort you there. In the theater please sit as a group.


Tech Time:

We only have roughly a 2 - 2.5 hours only for tech on each stage.  I know that this is not a lot of time, so the tech will be very basic.  We have approximately 10 - 11 groups per stage that need to get through their pieces in that time frame.  We ask that all groups stay in the theaters during tech time. This will be an opportunity for students to watch other pieces.


Dinner Break:

Dinner will be served in the rehearsal rooms on the first floor.  We will be serving pizza, both vegetarian and meat options.  Students who have food allergies can bring their own dinner and eat in the rehearsal rooms as well.


Break with Students:

We have about 45 minutes with nothing scheduled for you and your students.  During that time you can rehearse, rest, prepare, or take care of any other necessities during that time. You can be in the open public spaces of the Guthrie or potentially outside weather permitting.  Some of our larger groups may be assigned to other rooms in the Guthrie, more information will follow.


Performance Time:

The show has built in 10 minute breaks for audience members to move between stages and for us to transition between pieces.  You have a total of 10 minutes of performance time and approximately 5 minutes on each end for setting up and tearing down after each piece.  The show order will be shared with you once we get a bit closer.  This is an approximation of when you will be performing but realize that this is subject to change, but hopefully not too far away from this approximation.  I will communicate any major changes with you prior to the 27th.


Performance Stage:

Your group was assigned to a specific stage based on the number of student performers that you have and the material being performed.  We have tried to group performances together for an ease in setup and takedown between pieces. For example we have tried to group all band, orchestra, and guitar performances to one stage, so we do not have to lose much time transitioning between groups.   You will be assigned a location and time to meet prior to your performance.  That will be emailed to you prior to Monday.


Snacks:  Feel free to bring snacks for students, but you will need to eat them in the public spaces at the Guthrie and not in the theaters.  


Good Afternoon!

I am excited that Whittier’s Choral Group will be participating this year in Viva City at the Guthrie on March 27th at 6:00pm! Your students will be a part of the nearly 1000 students representing 25 schools from across the district. Bussing and dinner will be provided for all students at no cost to schools.

Save The Date

Attached is a postcard with basic information for Viva City.  Please feel free to share with your students who will be participating.

Permission Slips

I am waiting on media release still from the Guthrie and then I will be sending out permission slips.  I am hoping to get those to you by March 1. 


A rough schedule for the day is as follows:

Arrive at Guthrie 3:00 – 4:00

Tech Rehearsals 3:00 – 5:30

Dinner 4:30 – 5:30 (Dinner provided in shifts)

Performances Start at 6:00 pm ( I am not sure of run time yet)

***An updated schedule will be sent to you as soon as possible.  We are still working on this.


We will order your busses for you.  You will have the option to have a bus return to your site after your students perform.  Otherwise families are encouraged to pick their students up at the Guthrie.


Stay tuned!


Info - 1

Hello All!

Who: Select 3rd Graders
What: Viva City Performance Night
Where: Guthrie Theatre
​When: Monday, March 27th

A select group of Whittier’s 3rd Graders will represent us at the District-wide Viva City Arts Event!!
Help your child prepare by using the Lyrics page   
See our progress as we practice for the event

Students will be selected based on their learning habits and vocal leadership.  Invitations will be sent home to selected students as soon as we have all the information that we need and the District Viva City permission slip.

The event is in early stages of planning, so there are many details yet to be worked out.  This information is for families to be as informed as possible.

MPS will be on all three stages at the Guthrie that night!  
The format is more of an art crawl than a traditional performance.  
There will be short breaks so that audience members can come and go between the three stages.  
Our goal is to include as many students and schools in this event!  

Here are more details about the performance night!

Each group will have 10 minutes of performance time.  
Busses and dinner will be provided for students/teachers.
Permission slips will be sent to you as soon as possible.  
We are waiting to get the media release from the Guthrie so that it is all in one permission slip. 
Depending on the number of schools participating, we may need to look at adding in some non-traditional performance spaces for smaller groups/combos. 

Rough schedule (subject to change):
2:30 – 3:00: Arrive at the Guthrie - students and chaperones will be bussed from school site
3:00 – 5:00: Tech Rehearsal and Dinner in Shifts
5:30 – 9:00: Performances - Whittier has requested an earlier performance time

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