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Casting Call for Children for "Seussical Jr." The Musical

Fulton, KY, United States
ID: 571413Exp: 8/10/2024
online audition

A casting call is open for children for the musical "Seussical Jr.". Please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. About the project: Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger 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! Additional info: Please note: there is a production fee applied. CALLBACKS Wednesday, Aug. 14 3 Performances: Saturday, Nov. 16, 1:00 and 4:00 shows; Sunday, Nov. 17, 3:00 pm. *You must participate in all performances. In the event of an early sell-out, the directors could substitute our Friday 11/15 dress rehearsal for an evening performance. Rehearsals: Tuesdays 4:00-5:15 and Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 beginning August 20th with an additional dress rehearsal Friday, Nov. 15, 4:00-7:00. Audition Part 1. Virtual: Please submit 1 video (not 3 videos) by Saturday, August 10, 7pm which contains the following 3 elements: If you have a favorite character or two you’d like to particularly audition for, please sing a portion of that character’s song. Check out the Seussical Jr. videos with lyrics in the attachment. You can use karaoke tracks as well, just be sure they are the “Jr.” versions for the correct key. Other actors new to Theater Off Broadway who aren’t seeking a principal role: Please record yourself singing about 30-45 seconds of a song from this show or any song from a stage or movie musical with instrumental-only accompaniment (search karaoke tracks on YouTube) or acapella (without music.) Actors seeking a principal character role: Please find someone to read the other part(s), and record yourself performing one of the audition script excerpts below. Read for more than one character if you’d like! Please record yourself performing the Seussical Audition Choreography so that we may get an idea of your movement abilities. Please see the attachment for details. If you are interested please apply.

17 roles

The Cat In The HatBoth genders6-18 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.

JojoMale6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Jojo is a "Thinker", a smart child with a wild imagination whose Thinks get him (or her) into constant trouble. By the end of the show, Jojo learns what it means to be a responsible member of society, using the power and possibilities of his/her own Thinks.

Horton The ElephantBoth genders6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Horton The Elephant is a gentle giant. Think of him as a big-hearted blue-collar guy who is steadfast, 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 unselfconscious. Horton's view of the world never changes - he believes in its goodness.

Gertrude McfuzzFemale6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Gertrude Mcfuzz is 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 a confident bird with the power to protect and care for others.

Mayzie La BirdBoth genders6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Mayzie La Bird is self-centered, selfish, and vain (in the most fun, sassy way) Mayzie will never admit to her own flaws. She manipulates anyone she can into doing what she wants. But Mayzie isn't all bad. In giving up her egg to Horton, she does the best thing she can for the egg.

Sour KangarooBoth genders6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Sour Kangaroo isn't really sour at all. Like Mayzie, she's got a lot of attitude and sass. She's loud, brassy, and a lot of fun. Young Kangaroo is her sassy little daughter/sidekick.

Bird GirlsFemale6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Bird Girls –a clique of pretty, self-centered “back up birds” who follow Mayzie in whatever does and often serve as additional narrators.

The Wickersham BrothersMale6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The Wickersham Brothers tease, play pranks, and get a kick out of making mischief, although often at others' expense. Our energetic boys will be great Wickersham Brothers!

The WhosBoth genders6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The Whos are a lot like you and me, only so small as to be invisible. Mr. Mayor and Mrs. Mayor are Whos who are parents trying hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. They may get aggravated with Jojo, but they love him/her dearly and try to do the right thing, even if it turns out to be a mistake.

Jungle CreaturesBoth genders6-18 y.o.All ethnicities


Circus AnimalsBoth genders6-18 y.o.All ethnicities


Whos/FishBoth genders6-18 y.o.All ethnicities


The GrinchBoth genders6-18 y.o.All ethnicities


Yertle The TurtleBoth genders6-18 y.o.All ethnicities


Vlad VladikoffMale6-18 y.o.All ethnicities


Thing 1Both genders6-18 y.o.All ethnicities


Thing 2Both genders6-18 y.o.All ethnicities