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Auditions: EMT at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014

Book an audition slot to take part in two concerts in this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

fantasmic anthems

Edinburgh Music Theatre wants you to join them in not one, but two, Fringe productions – Fringe Fantasmic! featuring Disney songs and Anthems: West End Showstoppers featuring timeless musical theatre classics. One is not an option! You must join us for two! Double the pleasure…

This year’s artistic team comprises Neil Metcalfe (Musical Director), Sarah Aitken and Chris Cameron (movement and staging).

Performance dates:
Wed 6th – Fri 8th August (inclusive).
Fringe Fantasmic! 7:10pm
Anthems at 8:40pm.

Rehearsals:
Start Wednesday 14th May and every Wednesday after; 7pm-10pm at Barclay Viewforth Church, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh.
Saturday 28th June and 2nd August (morning and afternoon).
You must be able to attend all rehearsals.

Costs:
There will be a fee of £50 payable to take part.

Auditions will take place on Wednesday 7th May from 7pm-10pm and Saturday 10th May from 2pm-5pm at Barclay Viewforth Church. Auditionees will be required to sing a song in the style of either show theme. Please bring sheet music or a backing track.

TO BOOK AN AUDITION SLOT PLEASE EMAIL edinburghmusictheatre@live.com now!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Our Next Show

Info coming soon

Boogie Nights The Musical

Join Edinburgh Music Theatre on a booty shaking fun filled trip down memory lane through the irresistible sounds of the seventies!

The company that brought you Footloose, RENT, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, change direction again and ask you to dust off your flares and try to remember where you were the night Elvis died in this hilarious and heart-warming production.

Originally written and released in 1997 by Jon Conway, this groovetastic production was the original jukebox pop musical, inspiring West End and Broadway blockbusters such as Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You and Our House.

The top of the pops playlist includes Celebration, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Happy Days, Shaft, Blame It On The Boogie, Yesterday Once More, Disco Inferno, If You Leave Me Now, Play That Funky Music, Boogie Wonderland and We Are Family.

Based around British culture in the decade that taste forgot, Boogie Nights – The 70s Musical tells the story of wannabe rock star Roddy O’Neil, his friends, their lives and loves as they experience adolescence in the D.I.S.C.O. decade, surviving their mundane Monday to Friday by living it up each Saturday night at the local disco – Boogie Nights.

For one night only, the company invite you to join them and recreate the sounds of the 70s in a special sing-a-long performance on Friday 4 April! Join them and boogie on down!!!

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About Us

When?

Edinburgh Music Theatre Company, or EMT, was formed in 1982, to perform large-scale musicals in major theatres. Our aim was to produce shows that none of the other companies in the capital would attempt, achieving the highest possible standard in performance, while appealing to as broad a range of audience as possible.

Who?

Whilst company members are all amateur, the shows are all professionally directed both dramatically and musically. Testament to this policy are our rave reviews, and the fact that several members of the company have moved onto the professional scene, performing on the West End stage, and internationally.

Where?

Historically, the Company has performed in many theatre venues, throughout Edinburgh. Over the last 10 years we have performed annually at the prestigious Kings Theatre. Our contribution to theatre in the Lothians has been, and hopefully will continue to be, significant.

What?

The company annually performs one principal large-scale musical in the spring of the year. Past productions have included West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Fiddler on the Roof, Pirates of Penzance (Broadway version) and the World Premier of the Robert Louis Stevenson musical Teller of Tales. From time to time we stage Revues or small shows and have been invited to stage our productions in the excellent Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy.

Why?

We are one of the youngest musical theatre companies in Edinburgh, we do, of course, cater for a wide spectrum of ages – indeed, many members have been with the company since inception. In rehearsal, and on stage, we adopt a completely professional approach, while off-stage we are very sociable. Our members have the opportunity to contribute, whether on- or off-stage, to the success of a performance on one of the largest stages in Edinburgh. Our rehearsal period whilst intense leading up to the show is relatively short (5 months or less).