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Audition for 'Honk, Jr.' at El Dorado Musical Theatre

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El Dorado Musical Theatre will audition for "Honk! Jr., The Ugly Duckling Musical" at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 12. Auditions will be held at EDMT?s rehearsal facility located in the El Dorado Hills Business Park at 5011 Golden Foothill Parkway, Suite 4. "Honk! Jr." is a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story "The Ugly Duckling," incorporating a message of tolerance. "Honk! Jr." tells the story of an odd looking baby duck, Ugly, and his quest to find his mother. Soon after Ugly is born, he is seduced away by a wily Cat who wants to eat Ugly for dinner. Eventually, Ugly manages to escape but has no idea how to return home. Along his way, he encounters a beautiful swan, Penny, tangled in a fishing line. After saving her, the two birds fall in love. However, she must return to her flock and fly south for the winter. Eventually, Ugly?s mother finds him frozen in snow. Luckily, her warm tears manage to thaw him out and he comes back to life ? as a handsome swan! Soon, Ugly is reunited with Penny and the two swans decide to live the rest of their days in the same pond as Ugly?s loyal mother. Performances run from July 6-22 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, a capella or with the piano accompanist. Online registration for auditions will take place online at www.edmt.info beginning Tuesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. and end on May 10th at 11:59 p.m. (or until full). Walk-ups on audition day will be accepted if space is available. Honk! Jr., The Ugly Duckling Musical is open to performers ages 6-13, or 14 year olds that have not yet started high school. For more information about registration, roles or fees, visit www.edmt.info or call (916) 941-SING. EDMT is an award winning regional theater company based in El Dorado Hills, California featuring performers aged 6-20. EDMT was founded in 2001 and is a Non-Profit Organization. EDMT produces four major productions per year. Productions next season include "Seussical the Musical," "Legally Blonde the Musical," "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and "Bye Bye Birdie." EDMT also produces an annual training show for performers ages 5-9 with no experience required. ~ Staff report