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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
Thank you to everyone who auditioned! Congrats to the cast:
Narrator….......Tammie Delveaux
Joseph………Jeffrey Peterson
Jacob………..Dan Ekblad
Potiphar……..Robert Strong
Pharaoh…….John Jungbluth
Reuben……..Eric VandenHeuvel
Simeon………Kevin Grady
Levi…………..Dustin Haugle
Naphtali……..Steve Halloin
Issachar……..Ben Schmitz
Asher………..Adam Accola
Dan………….Keenan Yudes
Zebulun…….Jason Soules
Gad…………..Connor Murray
Benjami………Luke Hering
Judah………..Cole Stephens
Baker…………Nathan Shellenberger
Butler…………Scott Bentley
Anna Accola, Karin Fischer, Julianna Poulda, Miriam Schwiebert, Teaghan Strong, Katie Talberg, Joel Gordon, Conor Jones, Tanner Kircher, David Martin, Scott Robinson
Sydney Belonge, Amber Fox, Tessa Haugle, Hannah Jones, Megan Jungbluth, Taylor Peterson, Katherine Rapacz, Amber Richards, Ana Riggs, Emylee Strubel, Lily Webb
Sam Bentley, Vivian Bentley, Hailey Birkholz, Payton Burcaw, Reagan Burr, Rosy Douglas, Alizah Felling, Rhiana Fischer, Sydney Ford, Madison Gribowski, Isabelle Kircher, Adelyn Larrabee, Elizabeth Lindahl, Molly Lindahl, Alyssa Patten, Mirabella Patten, Makenna Peterson, Evelyn Richards, Evelyn Smith, Morgan Smith, Mackenzie Sterr, Ophelia Strurz, Selena Suckerman, Abigail Turk, Larissa Walker, Melia Weaver, Ethan Baker, Grant Burr, Elias Clark, Oliver Dieringer, James Kircher, Elliot McManus, Lincoln Richards, Oliver Smith, Oliver Strong, Malaki Suckerman, Lance Walker
The first meeting for the Full Cast AND at least one parent of each cast member age 17 and under will be held on Monday, June 4 at 7pm at ECCT. Bring your calendars as you’ll be signing up for various tasks and $12 for your show shirt- entire cast will need a shirt for the show! Named characters and wives need a $25 deposit check to pick up their music. The first parade of the season is the Eleva Broiler Fest parade this SUNDAY, June 3. Wear a colorful t-shirt and meet at ECCT by 12:15pm to LEAVE by 12:30pm to car pool to Eleva or meet us by 1pm at Entry Spot 42 at the Eleva Park.