Production Team Call-Out

Mar 16 2018 | By More

EMT seeks creative team for EdFringe 2018

Edinburgh Music Theatre has put out an open call for a creative team to work on its forthcoming 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival productions.

The company needs a Director, Musical Director and Choreographer to help bring its two, 50 minute productions to life. They will be staged at St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church, George Street, Weds 8 – Sat 11 August, at 7.10 pm & 8.40 pm each evening.

EMT perform Belle from Fringe Fantasmic at the fringe 2017. Photo: EMT

The two productions will take the form of musical showcases. These are Mouse Music, a musical showcase from the Disney TV series House of Mouse, and Anthems – From West End to Broadway, which will be a selection of musical favourites.

Both of the showcases will take the form of themed song and dance routines including solo and large company numbers. In recent years these performances have played to sell out houses and EMT is keen that the high standard set continues.

The appointed individuals will report direct to the EMT Board. The company says that it is especially looking for individuals who can demonstrate:

  • a passion for musical theatre;
  • leadership capabilities;
  • skilled at flexing teaching style to meet a range of different experience levels amongst the cast;
  • the ability to work well as part of a team;
  • experience working within defined budgets and
  • being highly organised with expertise effectively managing challenging deadlines.

The cast will be selected through an auditions process that will start as once as the production of Guys and Dolls has taken place at the King’s, running Weds 2 to Sat 5 May, 2018.

passion and talent

EMT is an amateur musical company “for adults with a passion and talent for musical theatre”. Recent productions have included Fiddler on The Roof (2017), The Producers (2016) and Chess (2015) as well as the various performances in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Reviews of previous EMT productions are here: Tag Edinburgh Music Theatre.

Announcing the positions, EMT said: “It should be noted that as our previous production commitments come to a close on 5 May 2018 it has been necessary to fix our Fringe audition dates currently for 12 & 14 May inclusive, with a view to commencing rehearsals Wednesday 16 May.

“This is to ensure there is adequate lead in time for the cast to prepare for an August performance. Applicants should therefore consider their availability prior to applying, and note that there will be some additional pre-planning requirements in April 2018 to meet these tight timescales.”

Rehearsals will take place in Barclay Church Hall, 2 Barclay Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 4HR, on Wednesday evenings from 7pm-10pm. These rehearsals will commence on 16 May 2018 with additional Saturday rehearsals near to performance dates.

Fee is negotiable, depending on experience. Interested applicants should send a current CV and covering letter to Jill Grimmond (EMT Chair) outlining their interest and how they feel their skills and experience meet the requirements of the role. A recruitment pack is available on request.

The deadline for applications is Monday 19 March 2018.

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