Monday, October 27, 2008

EDMT Auditions for Young Performers

Target audience: El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs,
Placerville, Orangevale, Rancho Cordova, Roseville, and
Sacramento area families, students, retirement and leisure communities

Contact: Sue Mackin, Show Producer
(916) 939-7130 home office
(916) 847-5499 cell

EDMT AUDITIONS FOR “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
November 10

El Dorado Musical Theatre (EDMT) will hold auditions for its upcoming Encore production, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" on Monday, November 10 at 7:00 pm, at its rehearsal facility located at 5011 Golden Foothill Parkway in El Dorado Hills.

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged.

He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar’s wife land him in jail. When news of Joseph’s gift for interpreting dreams reaches the Pharaoh, Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock-n-roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

Unlike all other shows in EDMT’s season which are cast with all who audition, the once-a-year Encore show is cast through a competitive audition process with teens and young adults up to age 22. Because only a limited number of cast members will be accepted, all roles are expected to be highly contended.

Auditionees should prepare to sing a one-minute song and dress comfortably for dancing. An accompanist will be provided for those with sheet music, however auditionees may also use an instrumental background CD or tape, or sing acapella.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will perform February 13-22nd at the Oak Ridge High School Theater in El Dorado Hills. Rehearsals will be held at EDMT on Sundays from 2:00 to 6:00 pm, and Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:00 pm beginning December 1.

EDMT Founder and Artistic Director Debbie Wilson will direct and choreograph.

For registration materials and information about characters, roles, musical numbers, and fees, please visit or call 916-941-SING.

Those interested in auditioning may also want to check out EDMT’s current production of “Annie”, performing November 21-30th at the Jill Solberg Theater at Folsom High School. Purchase tickets online now at or by calling the box office at 916-914-SING.

EDMT was founded in 2001 and is a 501c(3) non-profit corporation providing
instruction and performance opportunities.

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