Newsletter #2

March 2019

INTRO VIDEO

Thank you to those of you who have shared your introductory videos with the group. There are still many of you who havn't and we'd love you to meet you and for you to share your talent with your fellow 2020 Aussie All-Stars cohort! Here's the challenge... Using your phone, film the following things either in the one video or creatively edit it all together and post it in the closed Facebook group under the post: 

* Introduce yourself
* Tell us your name and age 
* Tell us what drama academy or school you are from
* Tell us your most memorable performance experience
* Tell us what you are looking forward to the most about being in America in January
* Sing us something

For the song, you can choose to sing the full song or just the part you feel you do the best. For the song you need to have backing behind you. This can be a backing track played from another devise as long as the sound level balances are okay for us to hear both the backing and your voice equally (best to do a sound check for yourself before posting) OR you may choose to do it in a singing lesson with piano accompaniment (or accompany yourself if you are clever kid!)

Introduction video messages will be due by Friday 5th April at the latest. Please make sure you post your introduction video message in the comments under this post on FACEBOOK.

PASSPORTS

Your online portal requests that you upload your passport. We already have a copy of your passport on file so please don't stress about uploading this onto your portal.

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Ladies and Gentlemen....drum roll please!!!!!

We are thrilled to announce that we will be presenting the brand new version of Disney's Aladdin JR with the 2020 Aussie All Stars at JTF Atlanta. Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within.

2020 Aussie All Stars will audition, rehearsal and perform the show in New York prior to heading to Atlanta where the 15 minute piece will be performed for a special adjudication. 

Students will get the opportunity to rehearse Disney's Aladdin JR with their creative team:

Director - Daniel Stoddart (OzTheatrics)

Musical Director - Dan Mertzlufft (iTheatrics)

Choreographer - Scott Morris (Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, Dusty The Musical, Hairspray)

ITINERARY

Our itinerary has not changed since last newsletter. To see the most current itinerary please click the link below. Please keep in mind the itinerary is subject to change.

FLIGHTS

All flights are now booked as per your INT or DOM preference selections. We are unable to make flight changes anymore. Delta/Virgin Airlines Flights​. There are times where we had to split the group over two aircraft because our group is so large. We will ensure that families are together. There will always be a tour guide with each group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that these flights are subject to change by the airline.

HOTELS

Hilton Universal City, Hollywood - CONFIRMED

The Grand Legacy at the Park, Anaheim - CONFIRMED

Hotel Edison, New York - IN NEGOTIATION

Waverly Renaissance, Atlanta - APPLICATION SUBMITTED THROUGH JTF 

All of these hotels are in THE BEST locations which will reduce our transit times.

ROOM ALLOCATIONS

All room allocations have now been completed.

UPGRADES

Information for flight upgrades has been posted in our Facebook group. Please see the post in the group if you would like to upgrade your flights. Accommodation upgrades will be advised as soon as we can confirm all prices. Stand-by!

NEXT PAYMENT DUE: JUNE 1

The next payment amount per person is $2282.00 AUD

You should have received an email with a link to your online payment portal. Please login to your portal prior to the 1st June to make you 3rd deposit/s. Please make your payment as the full amount and do not break up your payment into smaller installments. We are not able to track smaller installment payments. 

FACEBOOK GROUP

This will be used for communication before and while on tour.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AussieAllStars2020/

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* Prices indicated on this website are in Australian dollars and are estimates only. Costs are determined by fluctuating exchange rates, groups numbers, ground tour component availability, inclusions and exclusions. All estimates should be taken as just that and understand that we have provided them in good faith as a ball park indication for your convenience..

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