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Cast Member Programme

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Successful cast members will perform live at studio2stage, The Irish Music & Dance Experience. Applicants are required to audition for the show cast and our audition panel will review your audition and let you know if you have been selected. We have no set deadline for cast auditions however places are limited and typically fill up very quickly, we recommend you complete your audition as soon as possible.

Have you ever wondered what it's really like to be a professional performer? Realize your dream of being in a professional show production. studio2stage is a vocational and educational opportunity to experience all that's involved in putting a music and dance show together. We bring together musicians, singers and Irish dancers and turns their dreams into a reality! This experience is a unique opportunity to experience being part of a professional show production and seeing how it works behind the scenes. Gain invaluable experience to help you in your future performing career. Audition today and you could soon be a member of the elite cast performing the studio2stage live show.

The Show Cast Programmes include .......

There is no cost to audition to be a cast member... just sign-up and complete your audition. Auditions are reviewed by the panel and successful applicants will be offered a place on the studio2stage cast. Cast members are required to pay a course fee to participate and the cost per day is $183 for the nine day programme. A booking deposit of $450 is due along with acceptance and your balance will be due 60 days before studio2stage takes place. The studio2stage cast member programme fee includes...

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 design team who will also be on campus throughout the week for cast fittings.

Each performer receives a per diem payment for their show performance in line with the current rate for touring shows.

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 and the apartments have AC. There are common areas and a games room with sofas, TV and vending machines on the first floor.

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 host a 'themed' evening event during the week for everyone to get dressed up and to enjoy some time out from rehearsals

Free WiFi everywhere on campus

Complimentary studio2stage cast member t-shirt

Laundry facilities provided for all of the cast of performers

All cast members 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

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