Packing & Rooming

District Packing List:


  • Two Arnold theatre shirts and non jean bottoms (pack one of these outfits and be wearing one when you arrive to get on the bus on Thursday)
  • Skirt, slacks, or khaki pants (NO JEANS) and dress shirt OR dress OR professional looking dance/movement clothes for competing
  • Comfy but professional looking shoes (no flip flops or old rotted tennis shoes) that suit your IE
  • Socks
  • Undergarments
  • Sweater/nice light jacket in case of cold weather or the cold theater
  • Rain jacket/umbrella (check the weather before we go as there is a lot of walking outside)
  • Coat/Jacket (check the weather before we go)
  • Pajamas


  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Brush and/or comb
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Facial wash
  • Hair accessories to keep your hair out of your eyes/off your face
  • Blow dryer/flat iron/… (girls-discuss with your roommates about sharing)
  • Any medicine (should be in a plastic baggie with medicine form to turn in at check in) Here is the medicine form: THESPIAN PERMISSION FOR MEDICATION

Other NEEDED Items:

  • 3 copies of IE adjudication form for each IE printed and filled out
  • Sack lunch for Thursday (bring it on the bus with you, not under the bus with your luggage)
  • If you are in the one act, all makeup, tech blacks,… you need should be packed separate (bring on the bus, not under)
  • Light, healthy snacks (granola bars, crackers, etc.)
  • $ for Dinner Thursday and Friday
  • Water bottle
  • A small bag, tote, or drawstring backpack to carry your scripts, necessary props, program and other important items around during the day. You need to travel light, but don’t want to misplace anything along the way.
  • If competing with music you need your own digital (on phone or MP3 Player) copy of your music AND a backup CD copy (do not rely on the copy that McNulty/Blanks have)

Optional items:

  • Pillow and/or blankie (extras for your room or the bus ride home)
  • Extra food if you have a lot of dietary restrictions or need a 4th meal every day
  • A little spending money (there will be theatre shirts, snacks at concesions, and raffle tickets/auction for Broadway items on sale)
  • Cell phone and charger (parents should be aware that you CAN NOT call them or answer you phone for 90% of the day)

Things NOT to bring:

  • Expensive, valuable items (large amounts of money, electronic games and toys, jewelry, etc.)
  • Drugs, tobacco, and/or alcohol
  • Prank pulling stuff
  • Weapons (don’t forget to leave pocket knives at home)
  • Jeans, flip flops, hats, or tank tops
  • Obscene, low cut, or revealing clothing


PACKING: You are allowed one (1) suitcase or duffle bag and one (1) small carry on item (carry on can be a purse, backpack, or drawstring bag) along with your sack lunch and materials for tech IEs. We will not have room on the bus or in hotel rooms for excessive luggage and it’s just more for you to lose.

SCRIPTS: You should have already turned in your scripts and a backup copy of ALL music before the trip. YOU are responsible for getting your script from Blanks and McNulty (we will pass them out on the trip) and YOU are responsible for having your music with you when you arrive (we will not give you the backup copy unless everything you have fails for some reason). YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING UP WITH YOUR SCRIPT, MUSIC, BOOM BOX (if you check one out) ALL DAY AND FOR TURNING YOUR SCRIPT BACK IN AT THE END OF THE TRIP IF IT DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU! We will charge for any lost or not returned scripts or boom boxes and you will not be able to compete without your music and/or script.


If you can think of any questions related to any of this, ask your big, ask a board member, and if none of that works please e-mail McNulty or Blanks and they will attempt to get them answered for you ASAP. BE POSITIVE!

We will post the rooming list for District here, once it is available.