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Have you ever wondered what it's really like to be in a professional show production? studio2stage brings together musicians, singers and Irish dancers and turns their dreams into a reality! This show experience is a unique opportunity to learn how a professional show production works behind the scenes and to gain invaluable experience to help you in your future performing career. You could be a member of the elite cast performing on stage for a two hour live show performance.
Our audition panel are now selecting the cast for this summers production and the successful performers will go on to experience studio2stage. If you wish to submit your audition for review, our audition panel will be happy to review it. studio2stage has no set audition deadline however places are limited and we recommend you submit your audition as early as possible. All auditions are considered by our audition panel in order of submission. Applicants will be informed by email when the audition has been reviewed.
There is no fee to send us your audition for studio2stage, just register on the site and complete your audition. Auditions will be reviewed by the panel and successful applicants will be offered a place in the studio2stage cast. Cast members are required to pay a fee to participate and the cost per day is $187 for the nine day experience. A booking deposit of $450 will be due along with your acceptance and the balance of $1235 will be due in May 2017. This studio2stage fee includes...
Eight nights accommodation at Kean University, housed in a secure environment, the modern apartment buildings have two bedroom apartment houses for four performers. Males and females are located on separate floors and each apartment has two bedrooms and bathroom. Each bedroom contains two beds, two wardrobes, two work desks. The apartments have AC. There are common areas and a games room with sofas, TV and vending machines on the first floor.
Dancers: 9 days of training and performance rehearsals with five world class dance choreographers. studio2stage is an incredible experience for any dancer making the transition into the professional world of dance. Dancers will get the one thing producers are looking for in their potential employees....Experience!
Musicians: 9 days of training, mentoring and rehearsals with our two musical directors. This is an opportunity for musicians and singers to have an insight into the world of professional show performance. The knowledge and experience gained of the performance industry will allow you to focus more readily on what is important to you as a performer
You will be part of the cast of a full Irish music and dance show performance in Wilkins Theatre on the final night. The theatre, located on the campus and featuring state-of-the-art sound, audio, video and lighting will be the venue for the studio2stage show "That's Dancing" and all of the dancers and musicians will be on stage performing to a full house.
The studio2stage show is a fully costumed production and the costumes are designed and manufactured by our in house costume team who will also be on campus throughout the week for fittings.
Each performer will be paid a salary for their show performance in line with the current rate for touring shows.
Learn about stage production, choreography, line management, the role of a tour manager, the role of a dance captain, musical director, CV preparation, how to prepare an audition, what to look for in your first touring contract and more!
Get yourself noticed! Exposure to Irish music and dance touring show producers and talent acquisition managers
Full catering is provided on campus and water-coolers are provided at rehearsal studios and theatre
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studio2stage will host a 'themed' evening during the week for everyone to get dressed up and to enjoy some time out from rehearsals
Free WiFi everywhere on campus
Complimentary studio2stage crew t-shirt
Laundry facilities provided for all of the performers
Full liability insurance coverage for performers
All performers will receive a Kean University ID and will not be permitted to leave the campus grounds unless it is a planned excursion with the group leaders. Group leaders & chaperones will be on duty on campus 24/7 for the entire duration of studio2stage