Welcome to the Derby Musical Website
Every spring Derby Middle School presents a musical production.
The Derby Performing Arts Club is proud to announce that"Mulan"
will be our production April 26, 27 & 28 2017

If your child is interested in either a cast or crew position in our production this year,
consider the following information...

All rehearsals take place directly after school. Most actors will rehearse 2-3 times a week (beginning with Mon, Wed, and Thurs rehearsal days) until approximately 3 weeks prior to the shows at which time there may be as many as 5 rehearsal per week. The first rehearsal is on Mon, Feb 26th. We expect 100% attendance at all rehearsals. We recognize this is not always possible and will accept three excused absences. We will not accept any unexcused absences. We will keep track of all absences. A student’s roll may be re-cast if he or she has excessive absences. Parents will be required to include a complete list of rehearsal conflicts on the student’s audition form. Please note, we will not rehearse during any scheduled school breaks. Also spring sports starting in late March or early April don’t combine very well with our rehearsal schedule since that is our busiest time in preparation for the show. Finally, attendance is mandatory for the tech weeks which are the two weeks leading up to the production.

Our crew will join the cast at our first rehearsal on Mon, Feb 26th directly after school. After our first rehearsal, the members of our crew may not meet again until approximately 5 or 6 weeks before the production. The schedule will vary and depend upon the availability of our parent committee leaders. Crew may meet after school or on the weekend. Attendance during tech week which is the week leading up to the production is mandatory for crew. Students interested in joining the crew must pay a participation fee (see information below) may turn in their student informational sheet into the office or in front of the choir room on the day of auditions.
Download that sheet here.

A production of this scope depends on the time and talents of many. In order to ensure the success of the musical, each family is expected to sign up for at least 2 volunteer positions (one pre-production and one production/post-production committee) at the mandatory parent meeting which will take place soon after the show is cast. A detailed description of the committee positions will be available at the parent meeting.

There is a non-refundable registration fee for actors of $85 and a $65 non-refundable registration fee for tech crew members. This fee is due prior to auditions. This fee covers the production costs, t-shirt, cast party and food during the performance week. Payment will be accepted through the BPS website, as sports registration has been done for the past several years. For a link to registration, go to the Registration Fee page of this wiki. We do not want any student to miss the opportunity to participate due to financial hardship. If you need further assistance, please contact Celeste Nowacki at cn02bps@birmingham.k12.mi.us .

There is a change to when 7th Graders attend auditions
Unless the schedule changes, there will be a student workshop in the choir room on January 18, 2017 after school to prepare the students for auditions and to help the cast and crew become familiar with the show. Crew will be dismissed from the workshop early.
For auditions we will be doing something new this year -- separating audition days by grade level.
On Monday, February 12th All 8th grade & 7th grade students.
On Tuesday, February 13th All 6th grade students.
Wednesday, February 14th will be used as a call back day if needed to bring back only specific students that we would like to see audition a second time.
The final cast list will be announced on Friday, February 16th
For more information about auditions, click on the link to the Audition Info page.