This is a tuition-based theatrical program. There are additional production-related fees. See the details below.
Tuition Fee: Participants currently in elementary, middle or high school, who are cast, will pay a $220 production fee.
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.
All roles auditioned for are on an unpaid basis.
Diversity is encouraged, and all ethnic groups are welcome to audition.
Rented or custom made costumes are not fully 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.
ADDITIONAL FEES (most are optional):
Merchandise (cast t-shirts/sweatpants/bags, etc.)
Cast Retreat (not optional)
Costume accessories/shoes/wigs/leotards/tights (not optional)
Cast party (optional)
These and other ancillary costs are not included in the tuition fee.
Parent Volunteer Hours
Parent Volunteer Hours are REQUIRED for all parents with children currently in elementary, middle or high school.
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.
DACO VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT POLICY
Please know that we rely HEAVILY on our parent volunteers in order 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 the support of your actor(s).
Each family is required to actively volunteer. 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 $285 fee.
Audition & Rehearsal Location: Primarily in our Bloomfield Hills studio. Woodward and Lone Pine area.
Rehearsal days: Projected Schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday after 5:00 p.m. If needed, weekend rehearsals will vary. All actors are not called to every rehearsal.
Please indicate all conflicts including trips, sports, after-school activities on your audition form.
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 dress rehearsal every night of performance week. These rehearsals are vital for everyone in the company.
ATTENDANCE/CONFLICT POLICY DETAILS
1. We require you to submit all conflicts during the auditions.
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 and we do keep track of unexcused absences.
5. We reserve the right to not 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.)