The purpose of Ham on Regal is:
- To raise money for academic materials, equipment, and extracurricular activities for Ferris students
- To meet other Ferris parents
- To help Ferris students and teachers
- To make new friends
- To build a community of dedicated and involved parents
- And most of all – TO HAVE FUN!
The philosphy of the show is to build a community within the parent- teacher group while raising funds for the school. To be in the Ham on Regal cast, you must have a student currently enrolled at Ferris or be a member of the Ferris staff. Band members, however, may come from throughout the community (although many of our band members are Hambones.)
First time “Hammies” are sometimes shy and reluctant to be on the stage, but the jitters soon give way to the “Ham”side of their personality and the show soon comes to life. There really aren’t any starring roles in Ham on Regal. Most parts are a few lines per scene. There are also many areas of the show that need your talents on stage including singing groups, dances, and non-speaking parts.
Building Community and Helping our School
Ferris parents are encouraged to participate in the show at whatever level is comfortable for them. If acting, dancing, or singing in the show are not on your list, there are over 40 committees and more than 100 committee members that are involved in all aspects of the show. The Ham on Regal Players always need people to participate in costuming, lighting, sound, stage management, set construction, and creating props. You can also participate in Ham on Regal selling advertising for the program and tickets to the shows. In fact, the “Hammies” will find the perfect fit for any parent who wants to be involved in this one of a kind annual event.
How do you join the cast? You just come to rehearsals. Everyone can be a member of the General Chorus. (With over 250 people on stage at a time, it doesn’t matter if you don’t sing or dance well!)
When your last child graduates from Ferris, you graduate from Ham on Regal. We have a very large and active group of “Hambones” (graduates of Ham on Regal) who help us during Show Week and offer much appreciated support as we prepare the show each year.
You can also donate funds, buy tickets and advertise! So many ways to get involved!