EDMT announces auditions for ‘Oklahoma’

El Dorado Musical Theatre will audition for its Spring production, “Oklahoma,” at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27.

Auditions will be held at EDMT’s rehearsal facility located in the El Dorado Hills Business Park,  5011 Golden Foothill Parkway, Suite 4.

“Oklahoma” is the story of Laurey and the two rivals who try to win her affections: Curly, a cowboy, and Jud, the hired farmhand. It tackles class issues between the farmers and the cowmen in the still-developing, rugged landscape of a state in its infancy as characters struggle to find hope, love and the fulfillment of “the American Dream.”

It is also a romantic tale of love. Curly and Laurey both have feelings but have difficulty expressing it because of their stubbornness. To spite Curly, Laurey accepts an invitation to the local dance from the evil Jud Fry. Eventually, Curly and Jud duel it out, with Jud ending up falling on his own knife and dying. Meanwhile, Will Parker has returned early from his trip to Kansas City. Unfortunately, his girlfriend, Ado Annie, just can’t seem to say no to other men. All turns out well in the end as both couples end up happily married.

Featuring songs such as “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “I Cain’t Say No” and “Oklahoma,” this production will be filled with high energy and plenty of singing and dancing. Performances run April 20 through May 6 at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College in Folsom.

All who audition should dress to dance and be prepared to sing a song of up to one minute in length to either a background CD, acapella or with the piano accompanist.

Pre-register for auditions online at edmt.info. Preregistration ends at 11 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. Walk-ups on audition day will be accepted if time allows. “Oklahoma” is open to performers between the ages of 10-20 years old.

For more information about registration, roles or fees visit edmt.info or call (916) 941-SING.

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