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Over 55? Want to be in a fringe show?

Contact EMT for an audition spot, and be part of a fringe show!
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Here's your chance to be part of a musical revue highlighting the concerns, struggles and challenges relevant to the senior population. Photo supplied.

Edmonton Musical Theatre (EMT), a longtime training program for kids, youth and adults to learn to sing, dance and act, is holding auditions for a BYOV (Bring your own venue) show at this year's Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival. This time, the age 55-plus set is featured, in a show called "I'm Still Here" focused on the senior community.

EMT is looking for actors aged 55-plus for the volunteer performance opportunity. The show will be workshopped with the cast and artistic team, and the material will then be developed into a scripted musical performance to run during the 2022 fringe festival as a BYOV show at Woodcroft Community Hall, 13915-115 Ave.

Auditions will take place on Sunday May 15 from 6 – 9 p.m. Please contact General Manager, Steffni Ault at edmmusth@telus.net to book a time. It will be held at Woodcroft Community Hall – 13915 115 Avenue.

Auditioners should bring one song, sheet music and optional music track on a device to sing along with. 

Through May and June the cast will meet once a week on a Sunday evening to workshop the show. Through July and August, the show will rehearse on two weeknights, either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays, depending on the cast’s choice.

During the Fringe Festival August 11 – 21, the performances will be in the evenings with some matinees on the weekends.

Edmonton Musical Theatre is a proud recipient of a Federal Government grant under the New Horizons for Seniors Program with the Department of Service Canada. This is a special project that will be exploring issues and concerns that are critical and relevant to our seniors. Their concerns, struggles and challenges will be presented in an informative and entertaining musical revue. 

Timothy J. Anderson as script writer and director, and Brad Heintzman, music director/composer, are the artistic team for the project.