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Casting Call for Boys and Girls for "Seussical" Play

Stuart, FL, United States
ID: 566862Exp: 5/4/2024

Audition opportunity for boys and girls for the play "Seussical." Please refer to the details below. About the project: 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. Additional info: AUDITION DAY: Registration begins at 5:00 pm. An audition form is required to be filled out upon arrival (resume and headshots are optional but appreciated) Auditions will begin at 6:00 pm. Auditions are private. Vocal auditions will be performed in front of the production team alone. If called back, secondary auditions will take place the following day, May 5th, beginning at 7:00 pm WHAT TO PREPARE: Please come to auditions prepared with 32 bars of any musical theatre song that best fits and showcases your range. Give your audition as much character as possible. Directors ask that you do not audition acapella. An accompanist will be present as well as a Bluetooth speaker. Dress comfortably for dance portion of auditions. Rehearsal Schedule: Monday 7:00-10:00 PM Tuesday 7:00-10:00 PM Wednesday 7:00-10:00 PM Thursday 7:00-10:00 PM Off Friday & Saturday Sundays 2:00-6:00 PM Show dates: July 11th - 28th, 2024. Please see the attachment for details. If you are interested, please apply.

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10 roles

The Cat in the HatMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The Cat in the Hat is the essence of mischief, fun, and imagination. The Cat stirs things up, causes trouble, but always sets things right again, helping JoJo to discover the power of his own imagination as they create the story for the show together. The perfect Cat will move well on stage, be comfortable with physical comedy and improvising with the audience. Range to F4 (5 for female)

JoJoBoth genders6-12 y.o.All ethnicities

JoJo is a “Thinker,” a smart child with a wild imagination. He can be played as being a little bit awkward, a little bit of a loner, or simply a rambunctious kid whose Thinks get him into constant trouble. By the end of the show, he learns what it means to be a responsible member of his world, using the power and possibilities of his own Thinks. Our JoJo will be a strong singer and a fearless actor. Range to D5

Horton the ElephantMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Horton the Elephant is a gentle giant. Think of him as a big-hearted blue collar guy who is steadfast and responsible and always tries to do the right thing for his friends. He is imaginative and receptive to the world around him. He is very un-self-conscious. Horton’s view of the world never changes - he believes in its goodness. He will move well on stage, and be an honest, and vulnerable actor. Range to F4

Gertrude McFuzzFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Very self-conscious and aware that her one-feather tail isn’t perfect. Gertrude changes during the show from a neurotic, nervous and shy bird into one with the power to protect and care for a baby elephant bird and commit herself to Horton. Gertrude is a kooky character, and not your everyday leading lady. The ideal Gertrude will have a good high belt, move well on stage, and be a fearless actor. Range to E5

Mayzie La BirdFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Self-centered, selfish, and vain, Mayzie will never admit to her own flaws. She manipulates anyone she can (especially Horton) into doing what she wants. But Mayzie isn’t all bad. In giving up her egg to Horton once and for all, she has a moment of generosity — she realizes she isn’t the kind of person who’d be a good parent, and she does the best thing she can for the egg. Our Mayzie will be a great mover, and a sassy actress with a great high belt. Range to E5.

General Gengus Khan SchmitzMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

General Gengus Khan Schmitz is bursting with pride at the military academy he runs, and the boys he turns out. He is not sadistic, mean, or abusive. He is proud, and thinks he is doing the right thing for his boys. In his mind, he is making the world a better place. He’s a comic character, because it’s clear he’s so misguided. The General will not be a villain or a bully.

The Wickersham BrothersMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Fun-loving, mischevious, and love to tease and play pranks. Sometimes their antics go too far! Wickershams will be great movers! No traditional dance skills are required, but directors are looking for actors who are willing to take risks, and get a little crazy “monkeying around.” Parkour or gymnastic skills would be a HUGE plus, but are not a deal breaker. Don’t need perfect singers for this - just loud ones! There are three Wickershams in the script, but directors would love to cast more.

The Bird GirlsFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The Bird Girls are sassy, cliquey, and super fancy. Bird Girls will have attitude galore, be good movers, and able to harmonize well.

The WhosBoth genders17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The Whos are a lot like you and me, just smaller. Much, much smaller. Looking for people of all shapes, ages, sizes, genders, and ethnicities to bring these tiny characters to life! The more diverse the group, the better! The Whos don’t have to be perfect dancers or singers, just courageous and passionate people who are excited to help tell this great story!

Jungle CreaturesBoth genders17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Like Whos, directors need a diverse troupe of enthusiastic performers. Each of jungle creatures are humans at heart, and Jungle creatures will need to have distinct personas. The Jungle Creatures do not have to be perfect dancers or singers, but they must be creative and courageous in their storytelling.