We are excited to announce auditions for our Award-Winning NPAF Troupe!
The National Performing Arts Festival is an annual event held in Orlando. Hundreds of theater students from all over the globe gather to celebrate theater at the entertainment capital of the world!
Our NPAF Troupe will rehearse a Broadway Jr show, and perform a 20 minute excerpt for a panel of judges at the National Performing Arts Festival, February 20th – February 24th, 2020. In addition, cast members will attend workshops taught by industry professionals designed to improve their abilities in singing, acting, and dancing. They will get to watch performances by other groups, and have an opportunity to pick the brains of Disney Casting Directors.
Students Grades 4-12
PLEASE NOTE: Students in grades 4-6 must be accompanied by a parent on the trip to Orlando.
This program is designed for students who already advanced at performing arts. This is not a good program for students who have limited or no experience with musical theater.
Students must prepare a 32 bar cut of a contemporary musical theater song. They should select a song that shows off their vocal ability. Songs from Disney Musicals are encouraged. Please find a suitable accompaniment track on YouTube for your child to audition with.
Students must prepare a monologue 30-90 seconds in length.
Students will be taught a short dance routine from a musical theater number so that we can evaluate their dance abilities, as well as their ability to learn choreography.
Auditions will be located at our Kennesaw Studio:
1610 Cobb International Blvd, Suite 1
Kennesaw, GA, 30152
Auditions will be:
Monday, July 29th, 6:00 PM
Students will be taught a short dance at the beginning of the auditions, then will perform their song and monologue in the order in which they arrived.
If your child cannot attend this audition date, please video them singing their 32 bar cut and performing their 30-90 second monologue(iphone recordings are fine). Upload the video to YouTube, and email the link to the YouTube video to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NPAF Troupe will rehearse only on Saturdays 6:00 PM-9:00 PM beginning August 3rd-November 9th. The rehearsal schedule changes to Saturdays 2:30 PM-5:30 PM and Thursdays 6:00-8:30 beginning November 21st. Please refer to the rehearsal schedule for specific rehearsal dates.
PERFORMANCES and TECH WEEK
Tech Week is the most important week of a production in which the cast rehearse the show at the actual performance venue. We incorporate lighting, wireless mics, props, and set pieces into the production. Attendance at tech rehearsals and Final Dress Rehearsal is mandatory. Our tech rehearsal schedule is:
Monday, March 9th 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Tuesday, March 10th, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Wednesday, March 11th, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Thursday, March 12th, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Friday, March 13th, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM FINAL DRESS REHEARSAL
Performances are scheduled March 14th, with an alternate date of March 21st in the event we need to either extended or reschedule our performances.
The total investment for our NPAF Troupe is $525 per student. This includes:
$300- Production fee to cover instruction, supervision, sets, props, costumes, wireless mics, lighting, etc..
$225- 15 tickets to the performance in February
The Trip to Orlando is arrange by Brightspark Travel, and they handle payments for the actual trip to Disney and the National Performing Arts Festival.
Disney Park Hopper Passes
• All Taxes and Gratuities
• Professional Tour Director
• Online Tour Management Tool
• 24/7 Emergency Support
• Overnight Hotel Security
• Brightspark Drawstring Bags, Lanyards & Luggage Tags
• Travel Guard Health & Accident Insurance
• Travel Guard Trip Delay Protection
• General Liability Insurance
Payments to YAP are broken into monthly installments:
Please register your child for the auditions to receive more detailed information about the National Performing Arts Festival!