Spring Musical Workshop
Unhappily Ever After - The Musical
FOR YOUTH AGES 8-14
Note: Our program is designed to accommodate all spring/holiday breaks throughout April and early May 2023. There are no casting penalties due to travel.
Important Schedule Update: Projected rehearsals will now take place on Mondays, Thursdays, and some Saturdays. All students are not called for every rehearsal.
The workshop enrollment is ongoing.
Designed for students ages 8-14.
Our Musical Workshop style programs allow students 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 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.
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 roles and understand the importance of teamwork.
It is an excellent opportunity for creative students to have fun while working together to produce a professional show for the audience to enjoy!
ABOUT THE SHOW
A counselor has opened an office to see how various fairy tale characters are getting along. He quickly discovers that nobody has lived ’happily ever after’ at all! Sleeping Beauty will do nothing but nap, the Frog Prince refuses to give up his amphibian ways and nothing will pry Cinderella away from her beloved cinders. The counselor sets about making everything right again, with equally disastrous results. Added to the fractured fairy tale fun are five catchy musical numbers, cameo roles for a chorus of fairy tale characters, and plenty of silliness for everybody involved!
SEE ROLES BELOW.
PRODUCTION & TUITION INFORMATION
DACO will present UNHAPPILY EVER ATER on June 3, 2023.
SHOW TIME (S): TBA
THIS IS A NON-AUDITIONED PROGRAM
Note: All dates are subject to change.
Tuition Fee: Eleven-week program: participants will pay a $370 production fee. Tuition covers the costume 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.
The fee does not include required shoes, wigs, or costume accessories.
Please take a look at the additional tuition and production details below.
There are a limited number of available enrollment spots. Enroll TODAY!!
NO REFUNDS unless DACO cancels the program. 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!!
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 enrollment, you may indicate your 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 pre-production duty and show duty will be dismissed from the cast. Tuition is non-refundable.
Rehearsal Location: Downtown Birmingham & our Bloomfield Hills rehearsal studio.
Lone Pine & Woodward corridor.
With a workshop-style program, rehearsals are limited. We require enrolled students to be available for most of the rehearsal dates. ALL Dress rehearsal dates are mandatory.
ALL ACTORS ARE NOT CALLED FOR EVERY REHEARSAL.
NEW PROJECTED rehearsal days: Mondays & Thursdays (after 5 p.m.) and some Saturday mornings.
All dates are subject to change.
All of the following rehearsals and performances are required:
May 30 & 31
June 1, 2, 3
Performance time(s): TBD
ALL PARTICIPANTS are required to attend dress rehearsal every night of performance week. These rehearsals are vital for everyone in the company.
PARTICIPATION AND CASTING
By enrolling in our musical workshop, you agree 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.
COUNSELOR: a writer of romances, also a marriage counselor
MS. SCRIBE: his secretary
PRINCE CHARMING: Cinderella’s husband, a modern young man
CINDERELLA: a simple soul; loves kitchen work
STEPSISTER ONE: an unpleasant sort, cynical
STEPSISTER TWO: another
STEPMOTHER: a clever shrew
PRINCE LING: a distraught husband
SLEEPING BEAUTY: does nothing but nap
POND PRINCESS: a fiery young woman
FROG PRINCE: can’t forget his days in the garden well
RUMPELSTILTSKIN: a gnome with an identity crisis
LITTLE BO PEEP: can’t find her sheep
LITTLE MISS MUFFET: likes curds and whey
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD: not fond of wolves
SNOW WHITE: now a blonde