Requirements for Selected Schools:
Produce a 30-minute Disney KIDS musical involving 3rd-6th graders both on and off stage.
Have ongoing support from principal and after-school site director.
Identify a School Team comprising of at least three, but no more than six, teachers and staff members who will oversee and manage the program from beginning to end. Having at least one School Team member who is an arts specialist (of any discipline) is highly recommended, but not mandatory.
Commit to a full semester of rehearsal /production in an after-school setting (see timeline).
School Team must commit to attend an afternoon orientation session with staff from Overture Center for the Arts, Disney and Teaching Artists on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 4-7 pm.
Host a site visit for the selection team during the application process.
Provide space, time, materials, and resources for students and the School Team to rehearse and prepare for the musical production.
Provide a production budget for resources and materials for the production of the show (costumes, etc.). These can be as simple or elaborate as the school wants.
Provide opportunities for the whole school to be connected to the production.
Involve parents and the larger community in the mounting of the production.
Hold a minimum of one public performance of the musical.
Overture Center for the Arts and Disney Theatrical Group will provide performance rights, ShowKit materials, and onsite Teaching Artist support at no charge to selected schools. Selected schools will be responsible for a production budget. Disney KIDS Musicals are designed to be produced inexpensively, and have been successfully mounted within a budget of $300-$1500. Teaching Artists will work to maximize the school’s production budget by advising on the use of reclaimed and existing materials, such as cardboard boxes and tee-shirts brought from home. Any additional costs, such as students enrolling through an after-school program and/or any out-of-school time that teachers and faculty work, will be the school’s responsibility.
August 2017: Applications available to all elementary schools
October 18, 2017: Applications Due
October 30 - November 17, 2017: School site visits
November 21, 2017: All schools notified of status by 4:00 pm
December 6, 2017: School Orientation at Overture Center from 4:00-7:00 pm.
Janaury, 2018: Rehearsals and onsite support from Teaching Artists begin
April or May, 2018: School Performances
May 2018: Student Share Celebration at Overture Center for the Arts