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DACO SPRING MUSICAL WORKSHOP:
The Trials of Alice in Wonderland
FOR YOUTH AGES 7-14 
Non-Auditioned Program

Note: Our program is designed to accommodate all spring/holiday breaks throughout April and early May 2022. There are no casting penalties due to travel.
Workshop begins: April 9, 2022 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Our Musical Workshop style programs

offer students the chance to explore

and sharpen their singing, dancing

and acting skills in a positive,

nurturing environment. 

                                           

                                         Within the first few workshop sessions,

                                             students will learn a song and choreography to perform before the artistic team.

 

The process is a positive experience where students are given the tools they will need to feel successful on stage.

 

Once the show has been cast, each student will receive their individual placement in the cast and script. During the first weeks of rehearsal, students will rotate between the director, choreographer and musical director to begin learning different aspects of the musical.

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The stage choreography will be fun for students of all dance backgrounds and skill levels.


As the musical process develops, students will learn transition, cues, prop management and other production skills necessary to put on a show.


DACO provides a positive environment for students to explore a complete theatrical production. From the rehearsal process to dress rehearsal, to props and transitions, DACO encourages students to seize the responsibility of their role and understand the importance of teamwork.

 

It is a great opportunity for creative students to have fun while working together to produce a professional show for the audience to enjoy!

​The Trials of
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
based on

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass

by Lewis Carroll

ABOUT THE SHOW

Based on two of the greatest works in children’s literature, this fast-paced and witty show is set in Wonderland’s courtroom, where Alice is on trial.  The Queen of Hearts is the judge, the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, and Caterpillar are witnesses, and the jury is a deck of cards!  

 

Poor Alice must try to prove her innocence by re-living the events of the adventures we’ve all come to love.  

Her crime?  Growing and changing.  

 

Both helping and hindering her are Tweedledee and Tweedledum, who spend most of their time trying to decide who is the attorney for the defense and who for the prosecution.  

 

To win the case and save her head, Alice must embrace the truth about who she is and be willing to wake up from the dream of Wonderland.

 

DACO will present THE TRIALS OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND  June 4, 2022 at the DACO STUDIO in Bloomfield Hills. 

SHOW TIMES: TBA 

THIS IS A NON-AUDITIONED PROGRAM

Note: All dates are subject to change. 

Projected rehearsal schedule: 

Note: With a workshop style program, rehearsals are limited. 

We require enrolled students to be available for the majority of the rehearsal dates. ALL Dress rehearsal dates are mandatory.

ALL ACTORS ARE NOT CALLED FOR EVERY REHEARSAL. 

PROJECTED rehearsal days: Tuesday's & Friday's (after 5p.m.) and some Saturday mornings. 

All dates are subject to change. 

All of the following rehearsals and performances are required: 

May 25, 26, 31

June 1, 2, 3, 4

Performance times: TBD

  

ALL PARTICIPANTS are required to attend dress rehearsal every night of performance week. These rehearsals are vital for everyone in the company. 

FEE: $290 per person. Fee includes costume rental.

Fee does not include required shoes, wigs, or costume accessories. 

See additional tuition and production details below.  

There are a limited number of enrollment spots available.

Enroll TODAY!!

NO REFUNDS unless program is cancelled by DACO.

NO EXCEPTIONS TO OUR POLICY!! 

Enrollment will close when we hit our maximum number. Don't delay. 

This program is perfectly designed for newcomers and seasoned performers!

 

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD TO STUDENTS

WHO MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN PARTICIPATING!! 

PRODUCTION
INFORMATION

Tuition Fee: Participants will pay a $290 production fee. Fee includes costume(s). 

 

Tuition is non-refundable/non-transferable. 100% of these fees are put towards the cost of the production. All shows and final rehearsals are mandatory.

ADDITIONAL FEES (most are optional): 

Merchandise (cast t-shirts/sweatpants/bags, etc.)

Show tickets

Field trips

Costume accessories/dance shoes/wigs/leotards/tights/stage makeup/hair accessories(not optional)

Cast Party. 

​These and other ancillary costs are not included in the tuition fee.

ENROLLMENT FORM: 

Parent Volunteer Hours are REQUIRED for all parents.

After enrollment, you may indicate your parent work assignment preference, but assignments are made based on production needs. The strike is scheduled immediately following the final production.

Children of parents who fail to volunteer for both a pre-production duty and show duty will be dismissed from the cast. Tuition is non-refundable.

 Rehearsal Location: Primarily our Bloomfield Hills studio located Bloomfield Hills. Lone Pine & Woodward.  

NOTE: PARTICIPATION AND CASTING

By enrolling in our musical workshop, you are agreeing to the DACO's vision regarding placement for your child's selected characters, songs, dance numbers and scenes. There are no opt-out options for this production. Everyone will shine under the spotlight.


There are no LEAD ONLY options for this production. You are not able to only participate if given a specific role(s) in the show. Once casting is complete, actors are expected to remain committed to the show and fully support the creative vision. 

COVID-19 POLICY

Please review our Covid-19 protocols before registering for a program.

 

​Note: We understand and respect varying opinions regarding the COVID-19 virus. If you decide to register for one of our programs, we expect every student and family to fully support and follow the protocols designed by DACO and our rental facility. 

Social distancing will be practiced by students and staff during all sessions.

​It is of utmost importance for students not to attend classes/workshops/rehearsals if they are not feeling well or show ANY symptoms of COVID 19.


Students ONLY will enter our studio or courtyard area. Parents or caretakers will not be admitted into the studio or courtyard in order to limit exposure. PARENTS/CARETAKERS—PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR CAR WHEN DROPPING OFF OR PICKING UP YOUR CHILD.

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The BUC building is closed. No one will be allowed to use any part of the building.

 

As of 3/17/2022--Our indoor mask policy is still in place. If it changes, we will inform you.

As of 3/17/2022-Our required COVID testing protocols are still in place. We do not expect this policy to change during our workshop. See additional details below.

With the exceptions of eating, drinking, or taking a few moments for mask relief, ​masks must be worn at all times during our indoor sessions. Teaching Artists will follow this rule as well.

Note: DACO will provide PPE shields for dress rehearsals and the final performance. 

Students will wash and sanitize hands often and thoroughly! Students are required to sanitize hands upon arrival and at other points throughout the day. DACO will provide hand sanitizer throughout the indoor studio & courtyard, in restrooms, and at entrances/exits. Students are also encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.  

 

​Finally, Covid-19 protocols continue to serve as a learning process for DACO. 

 

PLEASE remain patient with us as we pursue these new procedures.

 

There may be changes as we proceed. 

Questions: 

Email: DACODETROIT@HOTMAIL.COM
 

DACO COVID TESTING PROTOCOLS 

All students and staff members (regardless of vaccination status) will be required to take two COVID tests during our upcoming production. 


COVID TEST ONE:  All students cast in the show and staff members (regardless of vaccination status) will be required to present a negative COVID test dated: TBD

 prior to returning to rehearsals on TBD.

 In order for your child to return to our production, we must receive the test result via email no later than noon on TBD.

COVID TEST TWO:  All students cast in the show and staff members (regardless of vaccination status) will be required to present a negative COVID test prior to the opening night performance. We must receive the test result via email no later than noon on June 1. We will accept test results dated May 30, 31, June 1 2022. 

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