Who can participate?
Boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 9. (Age as of the date of auditions.)
Why do we have auditions?
The purpose of the audition is to determine how well students can sing or dance and to determine who can best perform each role. Students are not expected to arrive fully versed as a performer since that is what they are learning in the class.
What are the audition song requirements and preferences?
Choose an age appropriate song, preferably from a musical, no longer than one minute. Performers may sing acapella (voice alone with no accompaniment), or with an instrumental CD or electronic music file (acceptable file formats are .MP3, .WAV, .AIF, .M4A). Bring a burned CD with the cut of music you will use for the vocal audition. Or email an edited music file where you will start singing to email@example.com. The file must be able to be played and transferred (not a song off of Spotify).
What to wear to a dance audition?
Dress comfortably for a dance audition. (Clothes and shoes that allow you to move easily, NO sandals or thick boots.) Everyone is expected to participate in the dance audition.
What is the class/cast size?
Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Depending on the number of registrants, we will have a maximum of three casts with 30 performers each. Students who apply after the first 90 spots are filled will be placed on a waiting list.
Will siblings be placed together in the same cast group? Can we request to be in a cast group with a friend?
Cast groups will be created by the artistic staff to meet the needs of the show. Siblings will be placed in the same cast. There are NO FRIEND REQUESTS for cast groups 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 or Producer. Please avoid disrupting rehearsals by going directly to the artistic staff.