The Wizard of Oz
Full Production Details & Policies
There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, drops its way onto the DACO stage this holiday season.
DACO is looking for kids, teens, young adults, and alumni to travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto, and their friends, the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow, in this fantastical production, featuring dazzling choreography and classic songs.
Don’t miss the DACO MAGIC and 20th Emerald Anniversary Season musical production!
Important Links: Auditions
DACO Audition Process (for Elementary - High School Students, Ages 19-20, Adults & Alumni)
Rented, purchased, or custom-made costumes are not covered by the production fee. Participants will pay a fee to help cover the rental, creation, and/or purchase of costume items. Prices will vary depending on the size and number of roles.
Cast members must also purchase or obtain designated costume accessories, including dance shoes, wigs, leotards, tights, show makeup & hair tools, etc. All accessory items are required.
Additional Fees (most are optional)
Merchandise (cast t-shirts/sweatpants/bags, etc.)
Cast Retreat (not optional)
Cast party (optional)
These and other ancillary costs are not included in the tuition fee.
Makeup Note: This show requires specialty makeup for several lead and featured characters. A professional makeup artist will be hired for specific characters. You will incur an additional fee for specialty makeup application and materials.
Parent Volunteer Hours
Parent Volunteer Hours are REQUIRED for all parents with children in elementary, middle, or high school.
After casting, you may indicate your work assignment preference, but assignments are based on production needs. Theater MOVE IN DAY and MOVE OUT DAY (aka “Strike”) are required for every family! MOVE IN DAY will take place in the evening the week of December 4, 2022. Strike will take place immediately after the final performance.
NEW: Every family must volunteer for a minimum of 13 hours. The thirteen hours include pre-show volunteer duties and week of show volunteer duties. Within the first three weeks of the production, families who fail to participate on their pre-show committe will receive an invoice for the volunteer buyout.
DACO Volunteer Commitment Policy
As a small educational and theatrical community, we rely heavily on our parent volunteers to produce a show. We ask that you carefully consider how your family’s schedule can be adjusted so that you can be involved in supporting your actor(s).
Each family is required to volunteer actively. There is also a “guilt-free opt-out” available. At registration, you will either sign up for a volunteer area, or you may choose to opt-out. If you choose to opt out, there is a $320 fee per child.
Rehearsal days: TBD--WE WILL CREATE A SCHEDULE AFTER AUDITIONS
Rehearsals typically occur weeknights (2-3 times a week) after 5:00 p.m. and possibly on Saturdays or Sundays. All cast members are not scheduled for all rehearsals.
Please indicate all conflicts, including trips, sports, and after-school & weekend activities, on your audition form. We do NOT have casting penalties due to travel.
Rehearsal will take place primarily in our Bloomfield Hills rehearsal studio. Woodward and Lone Pine area. The Baldwin Public Library in downtown Birmingham is used as needed.
TECH WEEK & PERFORMANCE LOCATION: Flagstar Strand Theatre in downtown Pontiac.
Rehearsal times will vary from one role to another as rehearsals are scheduled around scenes. Therefore, some participants will rehearse more often than other participants. Once you receive your audition form --you are asked to indicate if you have regular rehearsal conflicts during the week and on weekends.
ALL PARTICIPANTS are required to attend technical and dress rehearsals every night of performance week. These rehearsals are vital for everyone in the company.
1. We require you to submit all conflicts during the audition process.
2. All conflicts must be handed in by the last night of callbacks.
3. Additional conflicts or new conflicts are considered unexcused absences and may lead to being dropped from the show.
3a. If a performer is forced to withdraw because of too many conflicts, no tuition will be refunded.
4. We accept one unexcused absence.
5. We reserve the right not to cast a participant if that person has an excessive number of conflicts.
6. Participants may have NO conflicts during technical weeks (the last week of rehearsals before the show opens.)