Rocky River High School

October 27-28, 2017

Host: Dana Alderman, Theatre Teacher;

Rocky River High School
10505 Clear Creek Commerce Drive
Mint Hill, NC 28227

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Venue Details

Site Specific Details

Please see rules for additional technical info.

Approximate size of backstage storage area: 8’x12.5’

Load-in doors: 7’ 9” high by 7’ 10” wide

Location of start line: stage left  

Location of finish line: stage right  

Load-in and load-out procedures:  One show will load into stage left and three shows will load in behind a mid-stage curtain (during load-in time). Each show will load out immediately following their performance.  

Size of playing space: The playing space is 25 feet deep by 40 feet wide at the proscenium. There is an apron at the downstage edge of the stage. Please see diagram.  

Tours of the space: Permitted by appointment only. Please email Mr. Alderman to schedule.  

Headsets: Rocky River students in the booth and backstage will have headsets. Headsets are not available to participants.  

Booth location: The booth is located at ground level at the back of the house. One student can call both light and sound cues.  

Piano/Orchestra Set-up: A piano will be provided if needed, please contact Mr. Alderman. It would be placed on the SR or SL stage area, in front of the proscenium wall. If a school wishes to set up a keyboard, they may set up in the same place, or in the house at the base of the stage. An electrical outlet is available there.  

Sound: Please bring cues on an MP3 player. We will provide a cable that plugs directly into the soundboard and you will be able to adjust levels directly from the board. Download the Sound Cue Sheet.  

Lighting: Each area will have a warm and cool wash. Please specify on cue sheet. View the lighting diagram and download the light cue sheet.

Directions & Parking

Rocky River High School is located off of Hwy 51 in Mint Hill, NC. Please don’t trust your GPS, follow directions below.

From any direction take I-85 to I-485. From I-485 take the Hwy 51 exit (exit 43) – from the inner loop, go left off the exit ramp over the bridge – from the outer loop take a right. In about ½ a mile you will pass a CMC medical center on the left.  Immediately after that is a stoplight.  Turn left at that stoplight onto Allen Station Rd.  At the traffic circle take a left, the school will be on your right.

Once you turn right into the school, continue straight and veer right around the back of the theatre.  Buses and trucks park in the parking lots behind the theatre. General audience members can park in the first lot facing the theatre lobby. You will see the loading door for the theatre from the back parking lot.


There is a Bojangles about 5 minutes from campus, but otherwise, the school is 10-15 minutes from other restaurants and fast food options. We suggest that you pack meals and have parents bring food on breaks. Mr. Alderman is working on getting catering/meals available onsite. If this becomes an option, Mr. Alderman will notify the participants.

Statewide Sponsors

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.