Disney’s the Descendants the Musical poster

A Rising Stars Production

Book by Nick Blaemire
Music Adaptation by Madeline Smith
Vocal and Incidental Arrangements by Madeline Smith
Additional Lyrics by Nick Blaemire
Orchestrations by Matthew Tishler
Music Produced by Matthew Tishler

Featuring performers from 6-years-old through 8th grade.
This show is Rated G

July 8 – 16, 2023
Harris Center at Folsom Lake College

Director: Debbie Wilson
Choreographer: Mackenzie Haar
Vocal Director: Chris Meissner
Costume Designer:
Karen McConnell
Chris Hobbs 

Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical jam-packed with comedy, adventure, Disney characters, and hit songs from the films!

Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost – home of the most infamous villains who ever lived – the teenaged children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar, and Cruella De Vil have never ventured off the island… until now. When the four troublemakers are sent to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disney heroes, they have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.



Cast list of the El Dorado Musical Theatre performance of Disney’s descendants

EDMT Founder and Artistic Director, Debbie Wilson, is teaching a workshop ideal for any performer between 6 years old through 8th grade who wants to audition for EDMT’s production of Disney’s Descendants.

Participants will learn:

  • Exactly what to expect at the audition.
  • How to choose audition songs, and will receive appropriate audition songs that they can download and use.
  • How to drill your introduction, what to include, and why your introduction is so important!
  • Dance steps that are in the dance audition.
  • Plus, everyone will get a chance to do a full practice audition to gain experience.

Date:  Saturday, April 1st, 12:30-3:30pm
Cost:  $50

  • Parents attend for FREE and are strongly encouraged to attend so they can assist their young performer.  Only one parent per child registered may attend.

Audition Workshop will take place at EDMT, 4949 Windplay Drive, in El Dorado Hills, CA.

Online registration begins Tuesday, April 11th, at 8:00pm on this webpage and closes when full or on Wednesday, April 19th at 11:59pm whichever comes first.  (If the cast is full you may choose to be placed on a waiting list.)  Everyone registered will be in the show.  Auditions are to determine who will perform specific roles.

  • Please review the calendar thoroughly.

Saturday, April 15th, at 12:30pm at EDMT’s Rehearsal Facility.  A video link of the audition dance will be emailed to all registrants for those who are unable to attend in-person or who want to use it to practice.

Saturday, April 29th, starting at 9:00am at EDMT’s Rehearsal Facility.  When you arrive you will be measured for costumes and have a photo taken for the program.

  • You may bring sheet music for the accompanist or use a digital file (.MP3, .WAV, .AIF, .M4A) for your vocal audition. We will send an email after registration with instructions on how to prepare sheet music and submit your digital music for auditions.
  • Auditionees will be seated by number in a row of 10 chairs in the audition room.  Parents are invited to watch.  When your number is called, you will come forward, introduce yourself and your song, and then sing for up to one minute.
  • Next, 20 auditionees will perform the dance audition for the staff in groups of five.  Some groups of auditionees will sing first and dance second, and others will dance first and sing second.
  • Finally, the Artistic Staff will announce the audition numbers of those who are being called back.  Those called back will proceed immediately to the “Callback Table” to pick up any songs/scripts needed in preparation for the callback auditions on Wednesday.

Monday, May 1st, starting at 4:00pm at EDMT’s Rehearsal Facility.  Those called back will be asked to read lines from the script and sing the song(s) they were given at the “Callback Table” at auditions.  They should also be prepared to dance.

The cast list will be posted on the EDMT website on Wednesday, May 3rd at 8:00pm.

Cast members obtaining lead roles are expected to make themselves available for publicity events such as television appearances and newspaper interviews.

Auditions and Rehearsals will take place at EDMT, 4949 Windplay Drive, in El Dorado Hills, CA.

$585 Tuition Fee (for each sibling, add $535)

Additional expenses may include the purchase of personal items such as shoes, changing garments, or makeup; and those which are completely optional, such as, a cast photo, souvenir mug or ornament, T-shirt, etc…

NO refunds of tuition will be made once the cast list is posted on the EDMT website, except in extenuating circumstances such as death in the family, or a medical injury, serious illness or surgery not known about prior to registration.

  • Registered cast members will receive a full refund of tuition, minus a $75.00 processing fee, if they remove themselves from the cast at least 48 hours prior to auditions.
  • Registered cast members will be charged one-half of tuition, in addition to a $75.00 processing fee, if they remove themselves between auditions and the day before cast list is posted.
  • To request a cancellation prior to the cast list being posted, send an email to edmt@edmt.info.  Make sure to include performer’s name, parent’s name and phone number, and reason for canceling.
  • NO refunds of tuition will be given to cast members removed from the cast by EDMT staff for behavioral reasons.

Note: Performers and their parents are aware that rehearsals require the performer to have the ability to focus for two-and-a-half hours, with one break.

Rehearsals begin on Thursday, May 4th, 4:00pm-6:15pm at EDMT; this will be a read-through with leads. New cast members or those who have only been in a training show will have a new performer orientation on Saturday, May 6th from 10:00-10:30am.  The first rehearsal for the entire cast will be on Saturday, May 6th, 10:30am-2:00pm.  Lead rehearsals are on Mondays from 4:00-6:15pm [all performers are subject to being called on a Monday (see weekly newsletter for call list)], and all cast member rehearsals are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-6:30pm.

Review the calendar closely.  Mandatory rehearsals begin on Monday, June 26th and the show runs from July 8th through 16th at the Harris Center in Folsom.

Each cast member is allowed three (3) absences on NON-MANDATORY DATES before being removed from the show.  Arriving more than 15 minutes late or leaving more than 15 minutes early constitutes a one-half absence.  NO absences are allowed during mandatory rehearsals, tech week or show dates.  Missing any of these important dates may result in being dropped from the show.

Rehearsals will take place at EDMT, 4949 Windplay Drive, in El Dorado Hills, CA.

Parents of cast members NEW to EDMT or cast members who have only done an EDMT training show must attend the NEW PARENT MEETING on Saturday, May 6th from 1:00-2:00pm, where you will receive important information critical to the success of your cast member and show.  Failure to attend this meeting will result in an absence that will count against the three absences allowed per child during the entire rehearsal period.

Parents of all cast members must attend the ALL PARENT MEETING on Friday, May 12th from 5:30-6:30pm, where you will receive important information and needs specific to this show.  Failure to attend this meeting will result in an absence that will count against the three absences allowed per child during the entire rehearsal period.

Our volunteers are some of the most important people in our organization.  Without our volunteers, our productions would not be possible.  Volunteers are needed for rehearsals, poster blitz, set painting, costume and prop support, shows, load-in/load-out, etc.

Because of this, each family is required to complete at least 20 volunteer hours for this show.  If your family does not complete 20 volunteer hours, a $200 fee will be charged to your credit card on file.  Information regarding volunteer positions will be sent from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator, Nicole Koch.

There are standards of behavior you are expected to follow when you participate in any EDMT activity.  They are very simple and can be followed by anyone who knows how to behave appropriately in the company of others.  What does that mean specifically?  We expect every participant to be courteous, respectful, and responsible while understanding that focus, dedication, and commitment are necessary to achieve the group’s goals.

We expect each participant to be punctual and prepared for rehearsal.  Prepared by knowing the material that was covered in the previous rehearsals, and also prepared by being well-groomed and dressed for movement (no jeans) and wearing dance footwear or tennis shoes.

We also expect that everyone participating in EDMT activities will take good care of the facility; both our rehearsal areas and our performance venues and equipment.  That means cleaning up after yourself and taking your belongings home with you at the end of rehearsal.

It should be no surprise that we have a zero tolerance policy towards any substance abuse.  Violations will result in immediate dismissal and appropriate authorities may be contacted.

Every EDMT participant should understand that their contributions towards a positive, healthy, and supportive environment are necessary for the group to be successful and to ensure that every El Dorado Musical Theatre production is the best it can be for each and every audience member as well as for each and every performer.

EDMT awards up to three major scholarships for a show with a cast size of 50, to individuals deemed most appropriate from the pool of applications.

A scholarship may be all or part of one tuition charge.

Parents are required to complete the 20 volunteer hours. Scholarship recipients will not be eligible for another scholarship if parent participation hours are not completed. High school students may opt to complete the parent volunteer hours on their own.

Award decisions will be made based on potential benefit to applicant, potential benefit to the show, and financial need. Scholarship recipients must be in good standing with the company and commit to remain in the show regardless of whether or not a lead role is obtained. They also may be asked from time to time to help out at the EDMT facility.

The deadline for applications is April 4th at 5:00pm. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Recipients of scholarships will be notified by email no later than 5:00pm on Friday, April 7th. Click HERE to download the scholarship application.

Please e-mail the completed application to chrishobbs@edmt.info.

Cruella de Vil
King Beast
Queen Belle
Fairy Godmother
Royal Page
Royal Guard
Snow White

Better Together (Prelude 1)
Rotten to the Core
Evil Like Me
Be Our Guest
Good Is The New Bad (Part 1)
Good Is The New Bad (Part 2)
Evil Like Me (Reprise 1)
Rotten to the Core (Parents’ Revenge)
Good Is The New Bad (Reprise 1)
Ways to Be Wicked (Preprise)
Did I Mention
Better Together
(Prelude 2)
Space Between
Chillin’ Like a Villain
(Part 1)
Chillin’ Like a Villain
(Part 2)
Good Is The New Bad
(Reprise 2)
If Only
Ways to Be Wicked
Go the Distance
Evil Like Me
(Reprise 2)
Better Together
Break This Down


Will siblings be placed together in the same cast?  Can we request to be in a cast with a friend?
Casts will be created by the artistic staff to meet the needs of the show.  Siblings will be in the same cast.  There are NO CAST REQUESTS for this show.

Can parents observe rehearsals?
Only registered performers, rehearsal monitors and staff members may be on site while rehearsals are in progress.  Parents are not invited to observe.

How will drop off and pick up work?
All performers should enter EDMT through the front door entrance and arrive 10-15 minutes before their scheduled rehearsal time for check-in.  After rehearsal, performers will exit EDMT through the front door.  A Rehearsal Monitor will wait with the performers in front of the building until parents arrive.  Please arrive on time to pick up your performer(s).

Who do I go to when I have a question?
Please direct all questions to the Show Coordinator, Brittany Lansford, or Producer, (Mrs.) Chris Hobbs.  Please avoid disrupting rehearsals by going directly to the artistic staff.  Staff contact list is available on the EDMT website.

For any additional questions or information about Disney’s DESCENDANTS, please contact Producer, Chris Hobbs, at chrishobbs@edmt.info or call the EDMT office at (916) 941-7464.