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AUDITIONS

Check below for current audition opportunities.

SEUSSICAL

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AUDITION DATES

Sunday 7/18 & Monday, 7/19 @ 6:30pm

SHOW DATES

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: September 17th - October 10th

PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS

Auditions are for everyone ages 9+

With Limited exceptions, all auditions ages 12+MUST be vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in the show.

Auditions will have two parts: Singing & Dancing

 

SINGING:

 Music cuts and karaoke tracks have already been created for you. Please click the link to the google drive above and pick one song from the list to sing at auditions. In the drive, there are rehearsal tracks that include singers from the Broadway recording and karaoke tracks. The karaoke tracks will be used at auditions and you should sing from memory. We will have the tracks ready to go, so all you have to do is tell us which one you are singing!

No other songs outside of the audition tracks folder will be accepted.

If you are auditioning for Gertrude, Mayzie, Horton, Cat in the Hat, or JoJo, please sing the accompanying songs for the character below:

  • Gertrude: All for you  (starting on the words “all for you” in the rehearsal track, use the first 5 chords as your piano introduction)

  • Mayzie: Amayzing Mayzie (starting on the words “then I made a plan for my self-improvement” in the rehearsal track)

  • Horton: Alone in the Universe (first words “I’m alone in the universe”)

  • Cat in the Hat: How Lucky You Are (first words “When the news is all bad”. And yes, sneeze!) 

  • JoJo: It’s Possible (first words “this might be a pool”) 

DANCING

Please come dressed in comfortable clothing and bring dance or closed-toed shoes. You will learn choreography in a large group, then perform the dance with a small group for your audition. There is a circus scene in the show, so we will ask if you have any tricks (hula hoop, gymnastics, etc.)

 

Please send any questions you have to the director, Bethany: bethanym.goldson@live.com

REMEMBER TO BRING

  • List of existing conflicts (You MUST be available for all performance dates)

  • Completed audition form and a headshot - (Extra forms will be available to fill out at auditions and we will have a camera to take a headshot if you don’t have one)

  •  Dress comfortably and be ready to make a strong first impression.  Avoid costumes. Dance or closed-toe shoes please. (no flip-flops, sandals, or jewelry that impedes movement.)

  •  Familiarize yourself with the show and characters prior to the audition.  The internet is loaded with resources for finding plots, listening to soundtracks, and seeing videos of past productions.​

  •  Arrive early so you have time for check-in and warm-up.​

CASTING INFORMATION

  • The Cat in the Hat: Usually male, can also be female. Age 18+. The comic and mischievous narrator that leads JoJo’s story

  • JoJo: Usually male, can also be female. Age 9-12. A young Who and only child of the mayor and his wife. A loner kid who has too many “thinks” and ends up saving his planet!

  • Horton the Elephant: Male, age 18+. A very responsible elephant that dedicates himself to saving JoJo and the whos…. As well as getting himself in few sticky situations. 

  • Gertrude McFuzz: Female, age 18+. Horton’s birdy neighbor and admirer. She starts as a shy character but comes out of her shell throughout the story. 

  • Mayzie: Female, age 18+. A fellow bird who is everything Gertrude is not: loud, vain, and selfish. But she can tango!

  • Mr. Mayor: Male, 18+. JoJo’s dad and the mayor of Whoville. All he’s trying to do is control JoJo’s “thinks” and save his little planet. 

  • Mrs. Mayor: Female, 18+. JoJo’s Mom. Loving and confused on how to raise such a difficult little who. 

  • Thing 1 & Thing 2: Male or Female, age 13+. The cat’s main helpers 

  • Sour Kangaroo: Female, age 16+. A very sassy kangaroo who turns the jungle of nool against Horton

  • Young Kangaroo: Female, age 9. A copy cat of her mother (Sour Kangaroo)r, just cuter

  • Wickersham Brothers: Usually male, can be female. Age 9+. Three monkey brothers who love to tease the citizens of the jungle of nool. They join Sour Kangaroo in her campaign against Horton. 

  •  Bird Girls: Female, age 16+. A sassy clique of 3 birds who copy Mayzie. 

  • Yertle the Turtle: Male, age 18+. The judge of all things in the jungle of nool, he is tasked with deciding Horton’s fate. 

  • General Gengus Khan Schmitz: Male, age 18+. A general who leads a military academy for troubled kids like JoJo. 

  • The Grinch: Male, 18+. You know, the guy who hates Christmas.

  • The chorus will include: citizens of the Jungle of Nool, The Whos, the Cadets of General Schimtz’ Military Academy,  and the performers of Circus McGurkus

SYNOPSIS

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphantly.