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Auditions

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Directed By: Linda Schoonmaker

AUDITION Dates:
Wednesday, February 1st ,6:30-9 pm
and Sunday, February 5th, 1:30-4 pm

Please be prepared to sing 16 measures of a song of your choice (not from the show) and bring sheet music.  You will cold read from the script. Dress comfortably and be prepared to dance!

SHOW Dates: May 11-14 and May 19-21
 
Rehearsals: 
Wednesdays  6:30-9:00 and Sundays 1-4.
Not everyone will always be called to both. They will start approx the 2nd week of February. (possibly the 3rd)

Ages 8 and Up (SEE AGE BREAK DOWN BELOW)

A fantastical feast for the senses, Seussical transports audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the tiny planet of Who on a journey of raucous laughter and magical musical numbers. By no means is it a small feat to undertake the creatively complex task of capturing the ever-enthralling world of Dr. Seuss and his wondrous stories. Seussical the Musical doe so nimbly and with undeniable vivacity and tenderness.  Acting Out! is excited to bring this colorful, campy, crazy show to our stage in May 2023.  Dr. Seuss’ genius was in creating fairy tales that, unlike others, were hopeful and positive. Our characters want to save the world, and that hope is “dream as far as you dare.” Thanks, Horton!

 

Characters

LOOKING FOR SOME CRAZY, CAMPY ADULTS (18 and up) FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

 

THE CAT IN THE HAT  The essence of mischief, fun, and imagination.  Strong vocals, agile, and great comic timing!

 

HORTON Elephant, and Citizen of NOOL.  Gentle, Big-hearted, appealing.  Believes in the world’s goodness.  Strong vocals, good comic timing.

 

GERTRUDE MCFUZZ -Sweet, Self-conscious, shy, and grows into a kind and caring protector.  Naïve, but a voice of reason.  Strong vocals, some dance, good comic timing. 

 

MAYZIE LA BIRD  Self-centered, selfish and vain.  Flaunts her attractiveness to get whatever she wants. Strong vocals, dance and comic timing.

THE SOUR KANGAROO  Soul Queen of the jungle. She is bossy, mean, and has enough attitude for five villains. Strong vocals, dance, and comic timing

 

MR. MAYOR A big, bumbling man with a heart of gold, but often lets his office prevent him from seeing what is truly important. Strong vocals/acting.

 

MRS. MAYOR  Devoted wife and mother. Supports her husband but loves he child.  Strong vocals/acting.

 

GENERAL GENGUS KHAN SCHMITZ General bursting with pride-believes he is making the world a better place.  Strong acting/some vocals

 

YERTLE THE TURTLE King of the Pond, Thinks he is more important than he really is.  Presides as the Judge.  Strong actor/some vocals

 

OTHER ADULT CAMEOS: Vlad Vladikoff-Slightly clumsy, carnivorous vulture

THE GRINCH – a citizen (and not well-liked) of Whoville.

 

ROLES FOR 16 YRS -ADULT

BIRD GIRLS- (4) Sassy storytellers, the “POPULAR” girls.   Big presence throughout the show.  Strong (must harmonize) vocals, dance, acting, comic timing

 

WICKERSHAMS- (4) Tough, like to play pranks, tease and make mischief. Bullies of the jungle.   Lots of stage time.  Strong vocals, dance and comic timing.  Acrobatic skills a PLUS!!

 

JUNGLE OF NOOL ANIMALS, HUNCHES, CIRCUS ANIMALS

 

 

ROLES FOR YOUNGER ACTORS: 8-15

 

JOJO-Only child of the Mayor and his wife.  A thinker with a wild imagination.  A little awkward, a bit of a loner, and his “thinks” get him into trouble—strong vocals/acting.  

 

ROO -  She is the Sour Kangaroo’s mini-me, sassy, lots of attitude.  

Good singer/actor with comic timing

 

THING 1 and THING 2- Cat in the Hats assistants.  Imaginative, Michevious, FUN!  Strong vocal, dance and comic timing

 

WHOVILLE  CITIZENS (15) Lots of cameo and solo singing opportunities. Whoville citizens will also appear as other characters in the Jungle Of Nool.  Strong vocals, dance, and MUST have animated facial and body movements.  Fun characters that play an important role in the show!!

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