Non-Auditioned Program


Our Musical Workshop style programs offer students of various ages 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 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 play. 

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 theatre 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 in the theatre.


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 jungle is jumpin' with a jazzy beat in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie.

Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.


DACO will present THE JUNGLE BOOK  April 13 & 14  at Birmingham Seaholm High School.



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. 

February 9--5:30p.m.-7:00p.m.

February 10--10:00a.m.-12:10p.m.

February 12-5:30p.m.-7:00p.m.

February 17--10:00a.m.-12:10p.m.

February 26th--5:30p.m.-7:00p.m.

March 3rd--10:00a.m.-12:10p.m.

March 5-5:30p.m.-7:00p.m.

March 10--10:00a.m.-12:10p.m.

March 11--2:00p.m.-4:10p.m.

March 12--5:30p.m.-7:00p.m.

March 18--2:00p.m.-4:10p.m.

March 19-5:30p.m.-7:00p.m.

March 25-2:00p.m.-4:10p.m.

March 26-5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

All of the following rehearsals and performances are required: 

April: 9, 10, 11, 12--4:45p.m.-8:25p.m.

April 13th-evening performance; TIME-TBD

April 14th--Morning or Afternoon Performance--TBD


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

FEE: $240 per person. Fee includes costume(s). 

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. 

Enrollment due date: February 4, 2018 

This program is perfectly designed for newcomers and seasoned performers!






Tuition Fee: Participants will pay a $240 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.


Parent Volunteer Hours are REQUIRED for all parents.

After casting, 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 near Cranbrook Schools. 


By enrolling in our musical workshop, you are agreeing to the Creative Team’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. 

Character Breakdown
Mowgli: Mowgli is a boy who gets along with everyone and who is very likable. He has a joyful and curious nature, and a twinkle in his eye. Gender: Boy or Girl

Bagheera: The role of Bagheera, the panther, is not gender-specific. Actor should portray the physical attributes of a feline. Bagheera should be physically agile and uninhibited with good command of his or her body. The actor should also possess a natural talent for acting, singing and leading a story. Bagheera should act like an older brother or sister to Mowgli. Gender: Both

Baloo: Baloo, the bear, should be cast by someone who is exuberant with a great natural talent for singing and acting. Baloo provides much of the comedic relief in the story, so the actor must possess a natural sense of comedy. Gender: Boy or Girl

Kaa: Kaa, the snake, supplies threat and danger to Mowgli's journey out of the jungle. Actor should possess flair and good vocal and movement skills to be the lead Kaa (the head of the snake). Gender: Both

Shere Khan: Shere Khan, the tiger, is King of the Jungle. Actor should be threatening, either in size, attitude, or both. He is the villain and the story depends on a good villain. Gender: Both

Colonel Hathi: Colonel Hathi, the elephant, is in charge of the elephant brigade. But is also a little forgetful. He is good at giving commands but doesn't really understand what's going on around him. Gender: Both
King Louie: King Louie is King of the Monkeys. Cast an actor with strong comedic timing and good singing ability. Actor should not be afraid to act like a monkey. Gender: Both

Old Monkey: He or she should not be afraid to assume the physical traits of a monkey.
Gender: Both

Jungle Chorus:

The Jungle Chorus-ensemble of singers, actors and dancers. 
Elephant Troupe
Baby Elephant