Welcome to Theatre 121’s Seussical auditions with Lin Hendrickson as Artistic Director/Choreographer and Sue Falbo as Vocal Director. Select one audition time slot below and click on the button to sign up. If you need to change a time, be sure to delete the old time. Audition Dates/Times: November 28 and 29 from 7:00-10:00 pm at The Woodstock Opera House. Callbacks will be November 30 from 7:00-10:00 by invitation only. Enter the Opera House side entrance up the stairs on Dean Street. There will be a sign posted. Performances: March 3-19, Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm, Saturday March 11 and 18 at 7:30 pm. There will be 2 shortened daytime performances for elementary school students on March 10 with pay. Rehearsals: Starting December 4th, rehearsals will run the first two weeks in December and will pickup again January 2nd. These will typically be 3-hour rehearsals on Sundays (TBD), Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 7:00-10:00pm, with optional Wednesdays and an optional hour on Sundays. Audition Preparation: Please prepare 32 bars with either a song from the show or in the style of the character you are auditioning for. Provide a clean copy of the piano accompaniment and have it organized in a binder for the accompanist. Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes for a dance routine. We are also looking for a few dancers with tap dancing ability. Bring a headshot and resume if you have one. Audition forms will be provided. Covid-19 Policy: Anyone can audition regardless of vaccination status. However, we will ask to see proof of vaccination and if cast, unvaccinated persons will need to have a negative Covid every 72 hours. Synopsis 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 child 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. Character Breakdown The Cat In The Hat Our story's omniscient narrator, he/she is fun loving and enjoys rhyming. Pops up throughout the story to help the audience. Wise and attentive. Gender: Any Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: F2
Jojo The Mayor's son/daughter, he/she is a Who that is always finding trouble. Bright, creative, and inadvertently mischievous. Possesses a wildly expansive imagination and finds solace in a friendship with Horton. Gender: Any 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 Must have dance ability 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
Other Roles The Wickershams (dancers), Bird Girls (dancers), Yurtle The Turtle, The Whos, Mr. Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, General Genghis Khan Schmitz
Looking for a minimum of 6 children under 12 that can hold harmony and dance.
If you have any questions, contact Lisa Czarny-Hyrkas (Production Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org.