Wednesday, July 20, 2016

audition notice - SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL - Desert Stages Theatre - August 14

Directed by Dan Ashlock
Musical Direction by Liz Spencer

Audition:
August 14, 2016:
KIDS ages 8-15 will be from 5:30-7:00pm
Adults 16+ will begin at 7:00pm

Callback (if needed):
August 17, 2016

First Rehearsal:
August 21, 2016

Show Performance Dates are:
September 30* – October 30, 2016, on August 14, 2016 at 7pm.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights with Sunday matinees.
*Show will open on a Friday evening and then the following Thursdays thereafter will have performances.

Main characters will be adults (16+), one role calls for an 8-12 year old boy.
The ensemble will be multi-generational comprised of actors aged 8 to 90!

Actors should prepare 16-32 bars of a song and bring sheet music or karaoke-style CD.
Fill out and print registration at http://desertstages.org/audition?event_id=81

Characters:
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.

Jojo - The Mayor's son (aged 8-12), a "Thinker"--a smart child with a wild imagination.. Bright, creative, and inadvertently mischievous. He is a WHO that is in constant trouble and finds solace in his friendship with Horton.

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.

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

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.

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.

The Wickersham Brothers - These are not bad guys! They're simply a lot like kids who tease, play pranks and get a kick out of making mischief, although often at others' expense.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Mayor – Jojo’s parents WHO are trying hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. They may get aggravated but they love Jojo dearly and try to do the right thing, even if it turns out to be a mistake.

General Genghis Khan Schmitz – The military school leader that tries to break Jojo from his “thinks.”

Ensemble – Jungle creatures, WHO citizens, circus performers, fish from McElligot’s Pool, Hunches, military cadets, the Grinch, Yertle the Turtle, Vlad Vladikov, and more

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