Auditions for the 2017–2018 Company will be on June 17, 2017.
High Voltage is the premier performing group for El Dorado Musical Theatre. They are our performing ambassadors who not only do featured shows, but also perform at venues in the community from the State Capital Rotunda, to Shriners Hospitals for Children. They are expected to display a level of excellence that sets the standard for the rest of the organization.
Auditions for the 2017–2018 cast of High Voltage will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the El Dorado Musical Theatre rehearsal hall.
The audition dance will be taught on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 5:30pm at EDMT. This will be followed by an information meeting at 6:00pm. This is for both prospective members and parents to ask questions about High Voltage
On audition day, please arrive to EDMT at 8:45 a.m. to warm up. The audition dance will be reviewed with all auditionees promptly at 9:00 a.m. Please bring jazz shoes as well as tap shoes if you tap.
Who may audition for the group?
High Voltage is open for performers between the ages of 13 through 22 (as of the day of auditions).
What should I prepare?
Please be prepared to sing both an up-tempo song and a ballad, each lasting no longer than one minute. An accompanist will be available if you have sheet music, or you may bring a CD with background accompaniment.
What are the High Voltage Audition Criteria?
There are four criteria by which High Voltage auditions are evaluated.
Each member needs to be strong in at least three of those areas.
1. Vocal ability. Can this voice be featured and do they understand the acting element of singing? Can they learn (quickly) and hold harmony?
2. Dance experience and ability. Can they dance to the level of the group? Can they pick up the choreography quickly, maintain it, and perform it with tremendous confidence?
3. Performance. Can this person pull an audience into them and do they put themselves on the line when performing? Confidence is key. So is acting!
4. Physical Fitness. Are they a fit performer? Do they have the stamina, strength and health to keep up with this group?
In addition, age, past reliability, and artistic needs will play into the decisions.
How many will be accepted into High Voltage?
The maximum size of the High Voltage tour group will be determined by the artistic staff after they have seen all who audition.
What happens at the Audition?
Auditionees will be seated by number in the audition room. As each number is called, the auditionee will sing his/her two (2) one-minute songs, one up-tempo and one ballad. After all auditionees have sung, the auditionees will perform the audition dance in small groups. (The dance will be reviewed quickly prior to the auditions.) Please bring your jazz shoes and tap shoes. There are no callbacks.
Parents are invited to watch. There will be NO video recording of other auditionees. You may, however, record your child’s audition.
Do I need a headshot and resume?
It is not required, but recommended if you are new to EDMT.
Information about rehearsals and performances will be sent out via weekly email and posted on the HV calendar online.
Being a member of High Voltage requires that you make this tour group a priority in your schedule by attending High Voltage Camp (July 24–26), weekly rehearsals, and monthly performances. There is also a monthly financial commitment.
If you have specific questions, please email them to Sue Maur at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*NOTE: Regularly scheduled HV rehearsals are held every Monday evening from 6:30–8:30pm.