Seussical

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

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 triumphant.

Seussical is fun for the whole family! Performers of all ages will be excited to portray the characters from the familiar Dr. Seuss fables. This musical provides wonderful creative opportunities for set, lighting and costume design. An alternate orchestration is available in keys more appropriate for a female Cat in the Hat.

Auditions

If you are already a company member simply log into your membership profile on the website and register to audition. You must be registered in order to audition. Auditions will take place at Britannia United Church, 985 Pinecrest Road, on January 12, 2019.

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You must be a member to audition for Seussical. Company auditions will be held September 1, 2018 and January 12, 2019 from 9am-2pm. If you wish to join the Company to Audition for this production, please click here to register for a company audition. Please register early to ensure your time spot!

Audition Information

  • Cast Size: 20-40
  • Cast Type: Children, Adults, Families
  • Dance Requirements: Basic to advanced
  • Rehearsals will be held Sunday afternoons from 1-6 from January to opening

Please make sure you are prepared with any conflicts you may have that would interfere with rehearsals.

Cast

The Cat In The Hat
Our story's omniscient narrator, he is fun loving and enjoys rhyming. Pops up throughout the story to help the audience. Wise and attentive.

Gender: Both
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: F2

Jojo
The Mayor's son, he is a Who that is always finding trouble. Bright, creative, and inadvertently mischievous. Possesses a wildly expansive imagination and finds solace in his friendship with Horton.

Gender: Male
Age: 8 to 12
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Horton The Elephant
Our story's main character, he is a compassionate and gentle elephant. Commonly misunderstood because of his larger size. He is protective and loving of all creatures in the jungle.

Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Gertrude Mcfuzz
Horton's one-feathered-tail bird neighbor. Gertrude is sweet and timid. Though kind and loyal, she is also self-conscious of her shortfalls.

Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Mayzie Labird
The most beautiful bird in all of the jungle. Oblivious to her self-centered ways, she relies on her talent of manipulation, and intoxicating beauty, to navigate her way through life.

Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: G3

The Sour Kangaroo
The 'leader' of the jungle. She is loud, brassy, and stubbornly set in her ways. A caring mother, but unabashedly sassy and soulful.

Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Ensemble
Jungle Creatures (The Wickersham Brothers, Yurtle The Turtle, Bird Girls); The Whos (Mr. Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, General Gengus Khan Schmitz)

Here is the information for you to prepare for your audition: 

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your audition time
  • Please come wearing comfortable clothes/shoes you can move in, if you can tap or are willing to learn please let us know in the “What roles you are interested in?” section and please bring a water bottle.
  • You will be taught a song and dance, in a group, that you will perform for the audition panel.
  • You will be taught a piece of music from the show to perform, you may be asked to do a reading from the show, at the discretion of the directing team. 


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