Tuesday, June 9, 2009

EDMT opens "Disney's Mulan Jr."

El Dorado Musical Theatre Announces Performances for
“Disney’s Mulan Jr.”

Join El Dorado Musical Theatre for its production of Disney’s Mulan, Jr., a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor, and a fighting spirit. Shows will be performed at the Oak Ridge High School Theater in El Dorado Hills, June 19-28.

Unlike other Disney female characters, Mulan is a strong young woman who ultimately saves her country. She isn't counted among the Disney princess line-up. She isn't like Ariel, who wants to be someone else. She isn't like Jasmine, who sits in luxury, waiting to be swept off her feet by the Prince just like Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty.
Instead she does something that these do not. She uses her mind. Mulan is a young woman in feudal China at the time of the Hun invasion. The Emperor decrees that each family must send one male member to the army, but Mulan’s father, a respected soldier injured in a previous war, has no sons to send. Rather than let her father go to a certain death, she steals his armor and pretends to be Ping, a teen eager to defend his country. Her cleverness and courage save the day when she faces the massive Hun army.

The score includes favorites like “Reflection,” “Honor to Us All” and “I’ll Make a Man Out of You.” Mulan, Jr. is directed by Stephanie Hudson (Runaway Stage Productions/Garbeau's Dinner Theater), choreographed by Kat Bahry (Best of Broadway), and vocally directed by Kelly Daniells.

Leads for this talented cast include Julia Adams (Mulan), Camryn Provines (Mushu), Andrew Wilson (Shang), Tristan Bonds (Emperor), Nicholous Mirgoli, (Mulan's father Fa Zhou), Renee Beckwith (Fa Li), Joanna Rehwald (Grandma Fa), Allison Frew (Matchmaker), and Mathew Cruz (Chi Fu).

Ticket prices are $13-16 and can be purchased online at http://www.edmt.info/ or by calling the box office at 916-941-SING. A special preview performance on June 19th at 10:30 a.m. is also being offered and all seats are $10. Discounted group rates are available.

EDMT strives to entertain the community and build confidence in youth through excellence in musical theater performance. Mulan, Jr. is a Rising Star production performed by children ages 6 to 13 years of age.

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