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Help bring enhanced theatre and performing arts programming to your school, neighborhood or community organization!

We have openings for our 2015/2016 school year and summer 2016!

Project DayDream has provided high-quality performing arts classes, workshops and productions to local schools and community organizations for the past twelve years. 


Our Arts With-In programs are designed to work with and within existing community organizations and schools. We offer camps, classes, seminars, and residency-type programs, which encompass a series of arts-related topics and themes including dance, musical theatre productions, drama club and more. 



Let us create a customized program to meet your needs!

Send us an email TODAY!! 
projectdaydream@hotmail.com (Subject ARTS WITH-IN)

Oliver! Audition & Production Information

OLIVER! AUDITION: NEW AUDITION DATES!


Consider Yourself” invited to perform in a hit musical…..Project DayDream is holding
 open auditions for the musical
 Oliver!
Music, Book and Lyrics: Lionel Bart

Directed by Danielle Wright & Tiffany Sims

Adapted from the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, 
this is one of the most beloved and celebrated musicals of all time. 

Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. 
Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family,
 and - most importantly - for love.

When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results.
With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and  “Where is Love,”
Oliver! is a musical classic.


All roles are open!
Audition Eligibility:
Youth, Teens & Adults ages 8-26
NOTE: BOYS and GIRLS will be considered for the roles of OLIVER TWIST, THE ARTFUL DODGER and THE WORKHOUSE BOYS/FAGIN'S GANG!
See full character list at the bottom of this post!

Performances: 
Wagner Auditorium @ Seaholm High School

 Show Dates:
December 4-6, 2015

Audition Dates for Youth and Teens:
September 10 & 13, 2015
Callbacks: September 14, 2015 (after 4:00p.m.)

Audition Dates for Adults:
          September 9, 2015
                         Callbacks: September 14, 2015 (late evening)

ALL DATES & TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!



Quick Details:
·        Rehearsals typically take place weeknights (2-3 times a week)after 5p.m. and a few Saturday’s – early morning. All cast members are not scheduled for all rehearsals.
·        There is tuition and additional production related fees for youth and teens who are currently in elementary, middle or high school. See details below.
·        There is NO tuition fee for adults ages 18-26 (non-high school). We require each adult cast in the show to support the production with ad sales and production volunteer hours.
·        Callbacks are usually a minimum of 4 hours and can last up to 7 hours.
·        IMPORTANT: IF YOU RECEIVE A CALLBACK--YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE ENTIRE CALL BACK SESSION. FLEXIBILITY & PATIENCE ARE A MUST DURING OUR CALLBACK SESSION. IF YOU RECEIVE A CALLBACK AND ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND--WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE A SEPARATE CALL BACK TIME FOR YOU.


AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Students ages 8-18: 
elementary, middle or high school
*Adults please see ADULT AUDITION 
requirements below.

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE POST BEFORE 
REQUESTING AN AUDITION RESERVATION!!

·        Prepare a MUSICAL THEATRE song and bring sheet music.
·        An accompanist will be provided. NO A CAPELLA or SINGING WITH PRE-RECORDED MUSIC ALLOWED.
· Bring a headshot/recent photo and resume (if you have one).
· Parents can wait in our lobby during the auditions.

Auditions are via appointment only!

Email: projdaydream@gmail.com (Subject: OLIVER! AUDITION)

Please include the following details in your email:
NAME:
AGE:
GRADE (15/16 school yr.):
SCHOOL:
PHONE NUMBER:
ADULT/GUARDIAN NAME & EMAIL:
AUDITION CALL NOTIFICATION (Friend, School, Newspaper, PD email, Audition Website, etc.):
We will contact you, via email, within 5-7 days with a confirmed time and additional audition details.

AUDITION RESERVATIONS ARE OPEN!!
EMAIL US TODAY!!

DayDream Casting Policy
Choosing to “drop” a Show:::
It is the policy of Project DayDream that if an actor auditions for a show (agrees to take any role including ensemble) and is cast, they must accept the role they are given. If the actor chooses not to participate in the production following the cast list being announced, they may NOT audition for another show for 1 year.

That actor will also NOT be considered for a principle role in the next production they audition. In addition, this action may be considered in future casting decisions and any written references.

Not only is dropping a show unprofessional, it is disrespectful to the directors, cast members, and above all to the craft of theatre itself.

AUDITION INFORMATION

1. Please prepare a legitimate MUSICAL THEATRE song that shows your vocal range, musicality and dramatic ability.

1a. VERY IMPORTANT: Please NO selections from, “OLIVER!”,  “THE SOUND OF MUSIC”, "WICKED”, “FROZEN”, or “Part of Your World” from “The Little Mermaid”. Please, no selections from Stephen Sondheim. No POP songs!

2. VERY IMPORTANT: Please plan on performing your musical selection with the same amount of acting with which you rehearse and perform a monologue or scene.

3. Bring your sheet music (w/full piano accompaniment) with you. PLEASE Three-hole punch your music and place your music in a 3-ring binder!

4. An accompanist will be provided. Performing to recorded music or a capella is strictly prohibited.

5. REQUIRED: Bring a head-shot (regardless if you’ve auditioned for us in the past). This does not need to be a professionally-taken head-shot. The photo should be an 8”x10” and a current portrait-type shot of your face. Make sure you are the only one in the picture. The photo will not be returned to you. Please write your full name on the back of your 8”x10” photo.

6. Arrive NO MORE THAN 10 minutes before your audition appointment

7. PLEASE NOTE: The entire audition process may take approximately 1 -2.5 hours.

ADVICE: Please do not wait until the last minute to order your music online and/or from a local store. It often takes a couple of weeks for shipping. Also, we strongly suggest practicing/reviewing your sheet music with a pianist before your audition. Do not assume the CD/Radio version of your song is the same as your sheet music. Hearing the sheet music version of a song for the first time during an actual audition will not allow you to perform at your best!!


Online Sheet Music Resources
· JW Pepper Music online
· www.sheetmusicplus.com
· www.amazon.com


Production & Tuition Information
· Fee: Participants who are cast will pay a $200 production fee. Tuition is non-refundable. 100% of these fees are put towards the cost of the production. All shows and final rehearsals are mandatory.

· Costume Fee. Rented or custom made costumes are not fully covered by the production fee. Participants will pay an additional fee to help cover the rental, creation and/or purchase of costume items. Prices will vary depending on size and number of roles.

· ADDITIONAL FEES (most are optional): Merchandise (cast t-shirts/sweatpants/bags, etc.); Cast Retreat (not optional); Show tickets; Field trips; Costume accessories/shoes/wigs/leotards/tights (not optional); Cast Party. These and other ancillary costs are not included in the tuition fee.

· Parent Volunteer Hours are REQUIRED for all parents with children currently in elementary, middle or high school. 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.

· ALL ROLES ARE ANNOUNCED DURING THE CAST MEETING

· Audition Location: DayDream Rehearsal Studio--Bloomfield Hills.




REHEARSALS
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.
Note:: A complete rehearsal schedule is not available at this time.

ALL PARTICIPANTS are required to attend dress rehearsal every night of performance week. These rehearsals are vital for everyone in the company – please do not have your child audition if they are unable to attend.

We anticipate LATE night final rehearsals the week of the show.


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 absences and we do keep track of unexcused absence

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.)




ADULT AUDITION REQUIRMENTS:
(Ages 18-26)
(NON HIGH SCHOOL)

General auditions for ADULTS: (No appointment or pre-registration needed)

·        Thursday, September 9, 2015
Registration: 6:30p.m.-7:00p.m.

·        Audition Location: 1000 Cranbrook Road; Bloomfield Hills, MI. Located at the SW corner of Woodward Ave. and Cranbrook Road- entrance on Cranbrook Road.

•        Prepare a MUSICAL THEATRE song and bring sheet music.

·        Please do not prepare a song form the musical, “OLIVER!”.

•        An accompanist will be provided. NO A CAPELLA or SINGING WITH PRE-RECORDED MUSIC ALLOWED.

· Bring a head-shot/recent photo and resume (if you have one). The photo will not be returned to you. Please write your full name on the back of your 8”x10” photo.


REHEARSALS
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.
Note:: A complete rehearsal schedule is not available at this time.

ALL PARTICIPANTS are required to attend dress rehearsal every night of performance week. These rehearsals are vital for everyone in the company – please do not audition if you are unable to attend.

We anticipate LATE night final rehearsals the week of the show.


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.

4. 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.)

                                  
·        There is NO tuition fee for adults ages 18-26 (non-high school). We require each adult cast in the show to support the production with ad sales and production volunteer hours.



NEW Vocal Ensembles!

NEW VOCAL ENSEMBLES OVERVIEW









The Project DayDream Vocal Music Department is made up of three separate ensembles: Dream Prep, Dream Singers and DayDream Girls Ensemble.
We aim to share the beauty of classical, Broadway, pop, multicultural, folk, and art song styles with our singers and audiences.
Singers learn the basic elements of vocal technique and musicianship skills in the Prep and Dream Singers ensembles.
The PDD Girls Ensemble (PDGE) affords member's the opportunity to refine and cultivate quality singing.
In addition, members learn self-discipline, self-esteem, poise, and become aesthetically conscious through various performance experiences.
The Project DayDream vocal program is not intended to replace a child’s participation in his or her school music program; rather it should enhance and add to his or her enjoyment of music. All members of the PDD Ensembles are encouraged to join their school’s choir and/music programs.
Meet our new director, Danielle Wright, at our Vocal Music Department Open House—Saturday, September 12, 2015. Danielle's session begins at 10:20a.m.
Location: PDD Rehearsal Studio (Bloomfield Hills) 1000 Cranbrook Road




















Prep Vocal Ensemble Information (K-2)

Project DayDream’s Prep Ensemble!











Designed for boys & girls in grades K-2.
Project DayDream’s Prep Ensemble is a great way to introduce your child to a lifetime of music. Children learn the basic elements of music through creative song games, rhythmic activities, proper breathing, vowel placement, good singing tone, tonal memory, pitch relationships and simple rhythm patterns.
Parents can enroll children entering grades k-2 without an audition or interview, but space is limited to ensure an interactive learning environment for everyone.

Rehearsals: Thursday’s beginning September 24, 2015

Time: 4:15p.m.-5:15p.m.

Final Class Presentation: Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tuition: $155 per semester

Rehearsal Location: PDD Rehearsal Studio (Bloomfield Hills) 1000 Cranbrook Road

Director: Danielle Wright


Registration ends September 21, 2015

NEW Dream Singers Program

Dream Singers Vocal Program (3-6)










Project DayDream's Dream Singers Vocal Program is designed for boys and girls in grades 3-6.

Dream Singers is a non-auditioned experience for third through sixth grade students; children are introduced to music of all genres in the rehearsal setting and take part in an ensemble where singing, learning, and fun take place. It is an outstanding way to explore their interest in music and singing and the potential for other opportunities in PDD.

Students meet one time per week. Each lesson has been created to cleverly and energetically combine the learning of musical skills, group singing, and play-like activities. The repertoire is specially selected for the age group. Students also learn about proper breathing, singer’s posture, and developing basic music reading skills.

Rehearsals: Thursday’s beginning September 24, 2015

Time: 5:30p.m.-6:30p.m.

Final Class/Dress Rehearsal: December 10, 2015
Concert: December 11, 2015

Tuition: $170 per semester

Rehearsal Location:  PDD Rehearsal Studio (Bloomfield Hills) 1000 Cranbrook Road
Director: Danielle Wright


Registration ends September 21, 2015


DayDream Girls Ensemble: Audition Call

Project DayDream Girls Ensemble (7-8)








Project DayDream's Girls Ensemble (PDGE) is designed for young women who love to sing together. This all female ensemble consists of auditioned members from grades 7-12. In addition to enriching vocal technique, fostering outstanding performance etiquette, further improving music literacy skills, and performing a wide variety of outstanding repertoire, PDGE nurtures lasting friendships. Rehearsals for this ensemble are held on Thursday evenings. Students are expected to practice the music outside of their organized rehearsal time.

Audition Date: Friday, September 18, 2015
If you are unable to audition in the 18th, please send us an email and we will attempt to make alternate arrangements for you.
Audition Details:
1.    Please prepare one lyric song (non-belted) in a classical, folk or musical theater style with piano accompaniment.
2.    An accompanist will be provided. NO A CAPELLA or SINGING WITH PRE-RECORDED MUSIC ALLOWED.
3.    Bring a headshot/recent photo and resume (if you have one).
4.    There will also be a brief interview.

Audition Sign-Up:
Please email your request to projectdaydream@hotmail.com (SUBJECT: PDGE AUDITION)
Please include:
NAME:
AGE:
GRADE (15/16 school yr.):
SCHOOL:
ADULT/GUARDIAN NAME & EMAIL:
PHONE NUMBER:


Rehearsals: Thursday’s beginning September 24, 2015

Time:
6:50p.m.-8:00p.m.

Final Class/Dress Rehearsal: December 10, 2015
Concert: December 11, 2015

Tuition: $220 per semester

Rehearsal Location: PDD Rehearsal Studio (Bloomfield Hills) 1000 Cranbrook Road

Director: Danielle Wright


Registration ends September 21, 2015

September 12th: PDD OPEN HOUSE!

Project DayDream’s annual FREE Open House is back! 








On September 12, 2015--Project DayDream opens its door for master classes, live performances, character meet and greets, spa treats, arts and crafts and more!!!

Additional details coming soon!

NEW Vocal Director!

MEET DANIELLE WRIGHT!









Project DayDream is excited to welcome DANIELLE WRIGHT to our creative family! Contagious positive energy, visionary and mesmerizing talent are a few ways to describe Ms. Wright. We are both honored and excited to have Danielle as the leader of our Vocal Music Department. Register for Danielle’s new choirs and private vocal lessons.... TODAY!!

DANIELLE WRIGHT….
After performing with Michigan Opera Theater in her Wagnerian debut as Mary in The Flying Dutchman, Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano Danielle Wright, moved to Detroit - falling in love with the city’s creative and innovative spirit. Known for her warmth of tone and passionate commitment to the stage, Danielle brings an impressive breadth of experience to every production she joins. She moves seamlessly among musical styles, from Baroque to Contemporary, and prides herself in the dramatic portrayals she presents.

Dedicated to creating opportunities for young and emerging artists, Ms. Wright is also well know for founding Opera MODO which she brought with her to Detroit. Founded in Princeton in 2011, Opera MODO brings opera to the people through intriguing and modern productions of classical to contemporary operas.

Danielle graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.M. in Vocal Performance and Westminster Choir College with a M.M. in Voice and Pedagogy. 

Performance History
In summer 2011, Ms. Wright returned again to Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) as the cover of Madame de Croissy in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, and returned as a Young Artist performing in scenes from La Gioconda, Cendrillion, and Jenufa. She made her main stage debut as Mrs. Ott in Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2010 production of Floyd’s Susannah, a portrayal that the composer praised. As a DMMO Young Artist, she performed the role of the Principessa in Suor Angelica, as well as scenes from Lohengrin (Ortrud), Die Zauberflöte (Third Lady), and Falstaff (Quickly).

NEW Private Drama Coaching!

Dramatic Coaching!




Get ready for your next school/community theatre audition!

If you are interested in more in-depth, one-on-one training, sign up for private coaching sessions.  Whether you want to meet daily, weekly, monthly or a one-time prep for upcoming auditions and performances, PDD Staff is available to work with you to achieve your performance goals. 


A PDD Teaching Artist will work one-on-one with young actors who are interested in learning and mastering the tools and techniques to become a better actor and help them work towards getting the roles they want.  We make sure artists are ready for their auditions and performances by having all work memorized and at performance level so the students feel confident and prepared.  

Best for students in grades 2-12.



Schedule your private coaching session TODAY!!

Email Project DayDream for rates and to schedule a private session!


projectdaydream@hotmail.com



PDD Private Coaching will help you be better equipped in the following areas:

· Auditioning and Cold Reading Skills

· Text Analysis

· Monologue Preparation

· Character Development

· Acting Objectives and Choices

· Overcoming Performance Anxiety

· Timing

· Eliminating Bad Acting Habits

· Making a Memorable Impression when Auditioning

· Last Minute Audition Tricks

· Increasing your Self-Esteem and Confidence