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"So I know you’re thinking, “What, me audition to be in an ECCT show?  There’s NO WAY I’m going to do that.”  I used to think that too.  My two daughters have been in numerous shows and while I enjoy watching them and helping behind the scenes, I never thought I would ever be on the same stage performing with them.  But last summer that’s exactly what happened.

My daughters encouraged me to audition for the summer show.  I figured there was truly no time like the present so I found a song I liked and practiced for my audition.  Now my practice wasn’t anything scientific.  I sang along with the song while driving back and forth to work.  By the day of auditions I thought I was ready to sing for the director.  Yes, I was nervous, but everyone there made me feel more at ease.  I sang my song and let out a huge sign of relief.  I even had the opportunity to perform with my kids, which made everything worth it. 

You can do it.  All you need to do is sing a familiar song and wait for the fun to begin.  You won’t regret it."
Sharon McIlquham

"If you can read this, you can audition! Many auditions are nothing more than reading the words from the script. No experience necessary!

I had been a stay-at-home mom for 15 years and I'm not sure what made me do it - perhaps sitting there for my son's umpteenth audition - but I decided to ignore my jitters and audition for a play. No singing required! The audition was easy and painless. Two years and ten shows later, I have had amazing experiences on stage and off, made great friends, and worked with funny, kind, and generous people.

So, if you've ever thought of auditioning, ignore your jitters (and everyone gets them) and do it! You never know what wonderful experiences might lie ahead."
Alicia Klein


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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
May 29, 30, 31
5:30pm- Youth ages 8-13
7pm- Ages 14-Adult
Go, Go, Go Joseph you're doing fine!  One of the most entertaining and popular ECCT shows of all time, Joseph is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors told through catchy songs in a variety of styles with lots of dance.  Don't miss ECCT's last production ever at the historic State Theatre.

Youth chorus ages 8-13: Those interested should prepare a 30-60 second cutting from any Broadway or Disney song or sing a familiar song like “Happy Birthday”. You may use piano, CD or electronic device accompaniment.  

Ages High School and up: Those interested in a lead role including Joseph, Narrator, Jacob, Pharoah, Potiphar, Mrs. Potiphar and the Brothers should prepare a 30-60 second cutting from any Broadway or Disney song. You may use piano, CD or electronic device accompaniment. You may not sing a cappella. There are also many chorus roles available for performers ages high school to adult. Those interested in a chorus role may prepare an audition song or sing a familiar song like "Happy Birthday."

Youth chorus: Spots for 60-80 singer dancers ages 8-13
Adult roles: Lead roles include Joseph, the Narrator, Jacob, Pharoah, Mr. and Mrs. Potiphar and the eleven brothers.  Chorus roles available for additional males and 11-14 females.
Youth chorus: Generally 2 nights per week from 5:30pm-7pm from June 4-July 3 and 4 nights per week from 7pm-9:30pm from July 9 to July 24.
Adult roles: Generally 3-4 nights per week from 7pm-9:30pm from June 4 to July 25 with additional weekend dance rehearsals.

In addition to rehearsals the cast will be involved in a number of weeknight and weekend promotional events including parades, the Farmers Market and Sounds Like Summer concert series.  
SHOWS: 6 public performances July 25-29 at the State Theatre