Artemis Disneyworld Cast 2019

Rehearse in summer, perform at Disney Halloween 2019!

If you love musical theatre, and would like to audition to be part of our 2019 Disneyworld Artemis Showcase cast - sign up now to meet us and show off your talent! 

Each year, we take a group of between 21 and 30 performers to Disney World in Florida to perform at Disney Springs on the Waterside Stage for the public! We travel in October Half Term, and enjoy three workshops with Disney Directors, time in the four parks, a shopping trip to outlet shops in a private bus and of course Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party with Trick or Treating for Halloween! 

Artemis Disneyworld Cast 2019

Class Fees
Payable termly. Split payments available.
Credit cards & childcare vouchers accepted.
£1,500.00 per term
£93.75 per week (10.00 hours)
That's only£9.38 per hour

Overview

Auditions released for Disney 2019 cast! If you are 13-24 in October 2019, sign up to try out! 

If you are under 13 (in October 2019), and want to audition, get in touch by email - we will consider younger cast where possible :-)

https://artemisdisney2019.eventbrite.co.uk

 

If you love musical theatre, and would like to audition to be part of our 2019 Disneyworld Artemis Showcase cast - sign up now to meet us and show off your talent! 

Each year, we take a group of between 21 and 30 performers to Disney World in Florida to perform at Disney Springs on the Waterside Stage for the public! We travel in October Half Term, and enjoy three workshops with Disney Directors, time in the four parks, a shopping trip to outlet shops in a private bus and of course Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party with Trick or Treating for Halloween! 

Auditions:

Open to the public, as well as Artemis School and Artemis College students. You need to be aged *13-24 in October 2019, and have a talent in either singing and or dancing. The show is a 25 minute set of big musical theatre numbers. We are a Show Choir - think Glee! 

*We can consider younger artists if they are exceptional dancers or singers, able to keep up with older cast, and have a parent who is willing to travel with them and chaperone them if needed in the USA. 

In the audition you will work with our choreographers and musical directors who will be looking for people who have a developed talent - but also those who could be brilliant with some extra training. 

You will do a 45 minute singing workshop, 45 minute dancing and then a 30 minute Q&A which parents are welcome to join. 

Preparation:

If you would like to be considered for solo lines in the songs, or solo work in the dances (tap is especially useful) - please prepare a 60 second piece of work to show us - or send video links to previous shows. If you are happy to be group or have solos allocated during the rehearsal process then you don't need to worry about prep. 

Please note - auditioning for solo work does not guarantee you will be given solos in the final piece. It DOES tell us you would like to solo and are not shy on stage! We try to be fair and give everyone a chance to stand out - but solo work will be based on the songs chosen, and ability of the cast to sing/perform them. 

 

In depth

First Rehearsal:

If you are selected and accept a place - prep starts in May 2019 - when the songs will be chosen to suit the cast we have picked. You will be expected to be off book with lyrics before the first rehearsal. 

There will be a cast meet and greet in May, where you will also be measured for costumes, which will be custom made for you. There will be a photographer there for your first cast pictures (including one in your new custom Disney 2019 tee shirt!!). 

Main Rehearsals

Friday 2nd August: 10-5pm You will start rehearsals in Summer 2019. There will be an induction day on Friday 2nd August - with singing and movement assessments and a chance for the musical directors and choreographers to place people in the numbers.

Monday 5th August- Friday 9th August 10am - 1pm*. 90 mins with a highly skilled Musical Director and singing coach, followed by 90 mins of blocking the songs. The half days allow teens with jobs to work some shifts around rehearsals. 

*Performers aged 16-18 have the option to stay until 6pm and work on duos or group work for graded exams in musical theatre, taken as part of our college program on Saturday 20th August. 

12th August - Friday 19th August 10-5*pm. 90 mins a day with the MD/singing coach, followed by intense rehearsals putting the show together. By the end of the week the show will be set and ready to polish! 

*Performers working on graded exams will stay until 6 to work with the MD.

September: 15th, 29th, 10-5pm. Final rehearsals. Cast recording. Costume fittings. 

October: 13th & 20th 10-5pm. Final rehearsal - parents invited to watch at the end of the day. 

The trip will depart on Friday 25th October** and return a week later. **Flight dates are TBC and not confirmed until flights are booked! 

Please do not book any family flights/hotels for supporters until the whole cast is confirmed, and dates 100% firm. 

The cost of the trip in 2019 will depend on the flights. It is expected to be in the region of £1500 per student for all training plus trip. A deposit of £250 is due upon acceptance of a place. Deposits will be refundable if the trip is cancelled by Artemis Studios due to low numbers. Full information is available on our website, and will be available at the auditions.

The Trip:

  • Performance date tbc. 
  • 3 Workshops with Disney directors! 
  • Shopping trip to the outlet mall
  • Park visits (all four theme parks)
  • Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets at Magic Kingdom (trick or treating with unlimited sweets - in costume!).
    Where?
  • We will hold all the rehearsals at Whitegrove Youth and Community Centre, in Bracknell.
  • You will need to be able to travel independently to and from the venue daily. We can’t offer accommodation unfortunately. 
  • The performance and musical theatre and acting workshops will be held in Disney World, Florida, USA.
  • All transport when in the USA is provided.
  • Who’s it for?

    Ambitious hardworking and committed 13-24 year olds who love to perform. This course requires commitment to intensive rehearsals and arriving off-book on songs.

    Who teaches?

    All our tutors are qualified and exciting industry professionals. Real directors, actors, choreographers and events managers

    The Qualification you can earn

  • If you will be 16-18 in August 2019, or if you were still 18 on 31st August 2018, you will have a slightly longer rehearsal week in August, and take graded musical theatre exams through Artemis College (who will fund the exams). These cast will work extra hours over summer to present a short showcase for an exam. 
  • Younger cast can also take graded exams - there is an addtional exam fee of £50 per person for this. 
  •  
  • Who will our cast for 2019 be?

    We are looking for 21-30 performers altogether (minimum 21, maxiumum 30). You must be able to either sing well, or dance well (or both!). We will be casting for performers aged 13-24, but will make 3 spots available for under 13's who can keep up!

    If you are a wheelchair user, or have mobility challenges - you can apply! Our choreographers are highly skilled at bringing out the best in ALL our performers! Past cast have included dancers with Parkinsons, hypermobility and those who found walking challenging. Disney is a very inclusive place!

    AUDITIONS & REHEARSALS

    All core classes for the Disney Summer school are held in Bracknell. First audition is December 2nd. We will hold monthly auditions until we have our full cast. 

    Auditions

    All auditions are at South Hill Park Arts Centre. Please book a place here: https://artemisdisney2019.eventbrite.co.uk

    FEES

    There are various options available. ALL places must be secured (after audition and on offer of a place) with a non refundable deposit of £250 (refunded only if Artemis cancel the trip). This secures flights and rooms and is not refunded by the airlines or hotel in the event of cancellation. We will not secure flights or rooms until we have a fuly confirmed cast of 21 or more.

    ALL: Deposit (due on acceptance) £250 PLUS; £1250 over January-September

  • Fee Payment

    A split payment plan can be arranged. You can pay for the summer school by BACS, Standing Order or Childcare Vouchers (under 16's). Credit Cards (excluding Amex) are only accepted for payment in full (after deposit). Payments can be staggered between January and September. All fees are due in full by 7th September 2019. We are not able to stretch further or offer credit. Bursaries are not available. 

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    My child is 9 - almost 10 - can she audition?
    If your child is a student of Artemis, or has a great talent for singing or dancing, and is able to keep up with teenage performers, yes, they can audition. ALL cast 12 and under will require a parent to travel with them, and be prepared to chaperone them during park time if their child wont go on the 'fast' rides with the teen cast. We will not take more than 3 performers under 13.

    Will cast be chaperoned?
    YES! We have kept numbers of younger cast deliberately low, to keep chaperone ratios high. For cast aged 16 and under - there is one qualified chaperone/tutor per 5 cast members, plus additional mentor students (18+) who are DBS and first aid trained who will assist. 

    Is there a sibling discount?
    No - sorry. We are charging at cost, and want to keep fees as low and fair to everyone. 

    Can families come?
    If parents want to attend in Florida and make a holiday week of it- they are welcome to do so! However - they will have to make their own arrangements for travel, flights, visas, activities and hotel. We can pass on a schools discount for park tickets only. We will not pre book Fast Passes or make any other arrangement for anyone other than the cast.

    We have found that when families come to support - while it is wonderful on the day of the show - we now ask that they leave the cast member with others in the group at all other times*. It can be isolating for one child to miss group activities and bonding to attend family daily trips/lunches etc.

    *Cast under 13 require a parent to chaperone them during park time. This is becase under 13's tend to not want to go onthe same rides as oder cast - and may require much earlier bed times. The group usually stays together in a chosen park, and a chaperone is only released to accompany a single performer in the event of illness. Parents will need to book a room for themselves and their own child/family. A discount for their share of a shared hotel room will be given to a child sharing with a parent.

  • Non cast/staff will not be able to join in workshops and other activities planned (unless they make their own arrangements - such as purchasing tickets for the Halloween party) as our staff need to keep a tight control over numbers and other practical considerations. Staff will be on duty 24/7 and not able to socialise with parents. Bed times and breakfast can be taken with family. If you are worried your child would be homesick without you being there - even with chaperone support - this might not be the right trip to them. 

    My husband/wife/friend works for an airline - can my child fly with us on a different flight?
    Yes - see the options on payments. We usually fly direct, but if you have free or discounted flights - you are welcome to use them instead. A discount is available for cast flying with families (who are buying their plane ticket). If an over 16 wants to fly alone - they will need to make their own way to the hotel (via Disney transport which is included). We would not be able to wait at the airport with the group for a second plane to arrive. We must check everyone in together. 

    If my family comes to support - can my cast member have a hotel discount?
    Sadly no- the hotel is worked out on shared number basis, and is a small part of the fee. To remove a number of cast would leave others having to pay more.

    My son/daughter uses a wheelchair/has mobility issues - can they audition?
    Absolutely! If anyone with physical challenges wishes to audition they may. As long as cast can either sing, dance or act well (very well in one area), we can include them! If a person requires a full time carer to support mobility - parents would need to fund the carer and a room for the carer as well (as non-Artemis staff they would not be able to share). 

    What is included in the fee?

  • All rehearsals (intensive summer week, four Sundays, time in USA)
  • Costumes (to keep)
  • Shared room in a Disney World hotel.
  • All performance materials (music edits, props, sheet music, licencing etc)
  • Direct return flights from Gatwick
  • Busses in and around Disney parks, hotel and property
  • Private busses to the rehearsals, performance, trips off property
  • Two workshops with Disney directors in Disney World
  • Arts Award exams
  • Multi park tickets including Fast Pass
  • Ticket to Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party (unlimited trick or treat in Magic Kingdom)
  • Tutors, chaperones, and 24/7 care while abroad. 
  • Online photos of the events, and unlimited digital photos in the parks (Memory Maker)
  • Online downloadable film of the performance
  • What is not Included in the fee?:

  • Transport to and from rehearsals
  • Transport to and from Gatwick
  • Food or drink in rehearsals
  • Food or drink in the USA (we suggest a budget of $40 a day (to include snacks), and can purchase food cards if parents prefer - these can only be used for food and not souvenirs) 
  • Converse style shoes (block colours) and black leggings/jazz pants (required as uniform). We supply all other costume. 
  • Costumes for Trick or Treating (Halloween Party). 
  • ESTA visa - this must be obtained in advance and a copy given to the administrator 2 months before the trip. Cast will not be able to travel without, and will not be able to be refunded!
  • Passport - a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months to run (post October 2018) will be needed. A copy will be required on acceptance to book flights. 
  • Travel Insurance - Artemis will cover some trip related insurance (such as a teacher tripping up and landing on a student!) - but NOT medical OR Travel Cancellation. This is available for around £15-£20 per cast member (subject to health). Please ask for links to good sources for insurance if you are getting silly quotes. A copy of the insurance will be required one month before the trip. Cast will not be able to travel without, and will not be able to be refunded!