Newsletter #2

March 2019


We'd like you to introduce yourself to your fellow 2020 Rising Stars cohort! But because you are Rising Star, it needs to be a special introduction. Here's the challenge...

Using your phone, film the following things in one video or creatively edit it together:

* Introduce yourself
* Tell us your name and age 
* Tell us what drama academy 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 February
* 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 ok 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 26th April. Please make sure you post your introduction video message in the comments under the post on Facebook. We can't WAIT to see what you all come up with.


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.


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

We are thrilled to announce that we will be presenting Seussical JR with the 2020 Rising Stars at JTF West in Sacremento. Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

2020 Rising Stars will audition, rehearsal and perform the show in Sacremento where the 15 minute piece will be performed for a special adjudication. 

Students will get the opportunity to rehearse Suessical JR with their creative team:

Director - Daniel Stoddart (OzTheatrics)

Musical Director - Shane Bransdon (iTheatrics)

Choreographer - TBA


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.


All flights are now booked as per your INT or DOM preference selections. We are unable to make flight changes anymore. Please note that these flights are subject to change by the airline. We are flying Qantas!!! 


The Grand Legacy at the Park, Anaheim - CONFIRMED


The Garland, West Hollywood - IN NEGOTIATION


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


All room allocations have now been completed.


Information for flight and accomodation upgrades will be posted in our closed groupat the end of April/Early May. 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!


The next payment amount per person is $1613.00 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. 



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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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