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Young Talent Wanted for "Seussical the Musical"

Abrams, WI, United States
ID: 570784Exp: 8/27/2024
Description:

Searching for performers ages 8 and up for "Seussical the Musical". Please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. About the project: A musical perfect for the whole family, Seussical takes us into the world of Dr. Seuss, where we revisit beloved characters including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and JoJo. The Cat in the Hat guides us into The Jungle of Nool where we see Horton, the kind-hearted elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whoville. He meets JoJo, a child sent to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Now one of the most widely produced musicals in the country, Seussical weaves a story of friendship, loyalty, and love. Charming Seussical teaches us the power of being unique, and the importance of fighting for your beliefs. Additional info: Rehearsals will begin the week of Labor Day Rehearsals are scheduled based on availability. Typical rehearsals will be Sundays 5 pm-8 pm, Tuesdays 6 pm-8 pm and Thursdays 6 pm-8 pm There will be a Tech Week of rehearsals from December 1st-4th. These rehearsals will be mandatory. There will be 8 performances of Seussical the Musical. Dec 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14th, 7 pm Dec 8 and 15th, 1pm All performances are mandatory Performance dates: December 5 – 15, 2024. If interested, please apply.

13 roles

The Cat In The HatMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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 imagination as they create the story for the show together. Look for a physically dynamic actor (male or female) to play the Cat, one who will be able to play many comic cameos (Dr. Dake, helicopter reporter, TV interviewer, auctioneer, Mr. McGurkus, etc.) and is comfortable improvising with an audience.

Jojo/the BoyMale8-13 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.'

Horton The ElephantMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Gentle, rotund, and appealing. Think of him as a big-hearted blue-collar guy who is steadfast, 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 unself-conscious. Horton's view of the world never changes--he believes in its goodness. But by the end of the show, without even realizing it, he is ready to become a parent.

Gertrude McfuzzMale17-18 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. In other words, she stops worrying about her looks and grows up.

Mayzie LabirdFemale17-18 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 do for the egg.

Sour KangarooFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

She isn't really sour at all. She's just got a lot of attitude. She's loud, brassy and a lot of fun.

The Wickersham BrothersMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

These are not bad guys! They're simply a lot like kids who tease, play pranks and get a kick out of making mischief, (even though it’s often at others' expense). The Wickershams are a fun, dynamic trio. They enjoy hanging around with one another, making music together on the street corner, and playing off one another. Encourage each of your actors to find his own Wickersham persona.

The Who’sBoth genders17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

They're a lot like you and me, only so small, they’re almost invisible. Don't think of them as weird little aliens. They should be played for inherent humanity. Encourage everyone playing a Who to try and create his or her own unique character.

Jungle CreaturesBoth genders8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The denizens of the Jungle of Nool. Passionate, joyful and fun, these jungle creatures play a large part in Horton and the Who’s story. No matter how these actors are costumed, please ask each one to create a distinct human persona. They are real people at heart, just like us, even though they may be described as animal characters. We discourage masks and literal "animal costumes." Be imaginative. Be Wild. Be simple.

The Bird GirlsFemale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

They are like the popular girls in any school--a clique of pretty, self-centered "back up birds" who do whatever Mayzie does.

Circus PerformersBoth genders8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

WhosBoth genders8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Jungle CitizensBoth genders8-18 y.o.All ethnicities