High Voltage, the premier performing group of El Dorado Musical Theatre!

High Voltage is El Dorado Musical Theatre’s group of high-energy performers who entertain a
wide range of audiences.  They are EDMT’s “Performance Ambassadors” who perform not only
in the theater, but 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.

Their live performances are a showcase of favorite songs from classic to contemporary
Broadway shows.  It’s great entertainment for your entire family.

Auditions for the 2024-2025 cast of High Voltage will be held on Wednesday, June
12, 2024, at 4:00pm at the El Dorado Musical Theatre rehearsal facility.

The audition dance will be taught on Wednesday, June 5th, at 6:45pm at EDMT.

The High Voltage 2024-2025 Season Calendar.
The High Voltage Contract (link coming soon).

The High Voltage Company is an audition-only group that performs together for an entire year,
beginning with a week-long camp from July 14-18. 2024, and ending with a final performance at
the Harris Center for the Arts on June 14, 2025.  The group size varies from season to season, but
is generally about 18-24 performers ages 13-22. Each member is well trained in their craft, and
when they perform together, the result is magical.

The creative team for High Voltage includes Director/Choreographer Debbie Wilson, and Vocal
Director Jennifer Wittmayer.

The group has performed at venues such as Disneyland, the California State Capital Building,
Carnival Splendor cruise ship, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Harris Center for the Arts, and in
our very own Club EDMT performance space.

Auditions for the 2024-2025 Company will be on June 12, 2024, at 4:00pm at EDMT, 4949
Windplay Drive, El Dorado Hills.

The audition dance will be taught on Wednesday, June 5th, at 6:45pm at EDMT.

On audition day, please arrive to EDMT at 3:45 p.m. to warm up. The audition dance will be
reviewed with all auditionees promptly at 4:00 p.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

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 will email a digital
music file (.MP3, .WAV, .AIF, .M4A) by June 9th.

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.

They are:
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 in 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.

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.) 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.

Keeping Informed
Information about rehearsals and performances will be sent out via 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 15-19, Monday-Friday), weekly rehearsals, and
performances. There is also a monthly financial commitment.

If you have specific questions, please email them to chrishobbs@edmt.info.

*NOTE: Regularly scheduled HV rehearsals are held every Monday evening from 6:30-8:30pm.
EDMT Scholarship Application

If you are interested in booking High Voltage for an event, please contact the producer at
chrishobbs@edmt.info or call the EDMT office at (916) 941-7464.

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High Voltage, the premier performing group of El Dorado Musical Theatre!