Walt Disney World – Performing Arts OnStage
To complete and submit an application, you MUST provide a YouTube or hosted video link to showcase your ensemble performance. If you do not have the ability to upload your video and photo assets, please download the printable version of this application and mail in your materials.
Please submit application and audition materials up to 12 months or at least 2 months prior to your requested performance date.
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Universal Orlando Resort™– STARS Performance Program
Come take the stage at Universal Orlando Resort™. Universal Orlando STARS Performance Program is the music performance program that puts your group in the heart of non-stop excitement and unparalleled entertainment. Whether you’re a marching band, concert band, dance team, choir or other performing group, Universal Orlando Resort™ offers you a once-in-a-lifetime experience and one-of-a-kind thrills… before, during and after your performance.
Participating groups should have a minimum of 40 performers. Each group should submit a completed application at least six weeks prior to the proposed performance date. Along with the completed applications, groups should provide the following:
- A non-returnable DVD or link of your group’s most recent performance featuring the uniform that will be worn during the group’s performance (approx. 3 minutes in length for each performing group).
- A written script of any spoken material to be used during the performance.
Musical selections will need to be approved by Universal Orlando Resort™ prior to the group’s performance. Theme park tickets are required.
Uniforms are required for every performance and subject to approval. During spring and summer months, performance groups can substitute wool uniforms with alternative uniforms, such as matching shirts with collars and matching pants. Jeans and t-shirts are not permitted.
Stage performances will take place at one of the several stage locations in and around Universal Orlando Resort™ or the covered Plaza Stage in the Universal CityWalk™ entertainment complex. These performances should be 30 minutes long, encompassing positive and energetic musical selections.
Universal Orlando™ Youth Programs
Students can re-imagine the classroom at Universal Orlando Resort™. Here we go beyond the basics, giving students all kinds of opportunities to explore their passions- from dance to business- in once-in-a-lifetime environments where they’ll gain professional insights. Choose from an incredible lineup of options:
- Your Classroom in Motion: A STEAM App Series- Combining national education standards and real-world critical thinking challenges, Your Classroom in Motion: A STEAM App Series transforms Universal Orlando’s top attractions into learning environments, with extraordinary education opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics.
- Business Learning Series- Comprised of 3 content-rich modules designed around CNBC’s The Profit, Marcus Lemonis’ business principles.
- Marketing is Universal: Keeping the Guest at Heart– Developed with and endorsed by DECA, students learn the dynamic marketing strategies used to promote Universal Orlando Resort™, one of the world’s leading theme park resort destinations.
- Storytelling: It Starts with a Hero– Created in partnership with Full Sail University, this program gives students the opportunity to explore Joseph Campbell’s outline of The Hero’s Journey and discover the visual and language arts behind storytelling.
- Food for Thought: A Taste of Careers in the Culinary Arts– Our executive chef team designed this program to take students behind the scenes to learn about careers in the culinary arts and every step of the food flow process including purchasing, receiving, preparation, and delivering food to guests.
- And more!
- Workshops– These engagement workshops are in line with National Core Arts Standards and feature industry insiders who will share invaluable wisdom with students.
- Stage– Groups can perform onstage and wow audiences in the same world- class theme park setting where professionals entertain thousands every day.
- Marching– Universal’s streets are your streets! It’s all about teamwork, precision, and synchronicity as your group entertains the masses during one of several performance opportunities at our parks.
High school seniors can enjoy Grad Bash for select dates in April. Middle school grads can experience Gradventure for select dates in May. Here they’ll enjoy multiple DJs, live entertainment, exclusive access to both theme parks and a night with friends they’ll never forget.
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Simple, practical, and helpful information designed to help improve the overall group experience.
- Drink lots of water – You never have to pay for water in Disney World. Just go to any quick service restaurant in the park and ask for a cup. Adequate hydration is an important issue for the human body 365 days per year. Activities performed in the summer heat and humidity require special attention to fluid intake and replacement such as being outside in the theme parks on a hot, humid day.
- Use sunscreen – A few blistering sunburns in teenage years can double a person’s lifetime chances of developing serious forms of skin cancer. The best sunscreen is a hat and shirt. After that, use a sunscreen that’s effective and safe.
- Steer clear of animals – Raccoons and other critters may make for good photo opportunities, but resist the urge to get too close. Wild animals can carry all kinds of not-so-fun diseases (including rabies) that could ruin your trip. Others, such as alligators, can be extremely dangerous.
- Take a photo of your ticket – Have each member of the group take a photo of the back of their ticket in case it becomes lost.
- Embrace the Rain – Rain is a blessing at Disney World. People tend to flee the parks when it pours. What they don’t know is that in Florida, cloudbursts may last for less than an hour, so dress for wet and use the rain to take advantage of shorter lines.
- Best Place to Take a Break – The Walt Disney World Railroad is the only ride that doesn’t force everyone to disembark after making one circuit, which takes about 25 minutes. If you’re tired, you can enjoy the round trip that girdles the Magic Kingdom for as long as you want.
- Wi-Fi – Free Wi-Fi internet is now available in the theme parks and resort hotels at Walt Disney World.
- Chewing gum – Chewing gum is not sold anywhere on Walt Disney World property. Plan accordingly.
- Quickest Way Through Ride Lines – On some of the blockbuster rides (including Epcot’s Test Track and Animal Kingdom’s Expedition Everest), look for the Single Rider Line, which fills empty seats that crop up among larger parties and often moves much faster than the regular line. If the wait for a ride looks excruciating but you’d be heartbroken to miss it, zip through as solo riders. Everyone in your party will wait together but may not ride at the same time—how much talking do you do during a three-minute ride, anyway?
- Visit Potter after lunch – Guests will sprint straight for Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley at opening, overwhelming the attractions there until late morning, when attendance in those areas tends to dissipate. If you are at Universal on a peak day, you may need a timed return ticket to enter the Potter areas. Otherwise, do the other popular attractions at opening – Despicable Me, Rip Ride Rockit, Transformers and Mummy at Universal Studios; Hulk, Spider-Man, Doctor Doom and the water rides at Islands of Adventure – and explore the Wizarding Worlds in the afternoon and evening, when they look especially beautiful.
- Walt Disney World FastPass TIP: At park opening, the FastPass+ kiosks nearest to the park entrance are very crowded, but there are plenty of open kiosks if you walk further into the park. If you do not already have a My Disney Experience account set up, at the kiosk you will first ADD each person’s ticket info and their names. You will save a lot of time by setting up your account and linking the tickets in advance!