Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Auditions for SEUSSICAL at Maricopa Community Theatre announced for July 5



We can’t wait to kick off our first main stage production of the 13th season with Seussical the Musical. Auditions will take place July 5th – 7th at 7 pm at the Director’s home. Please prepare 32 bars of a song from a musical and be ready to cold read from the script. Please sign up here: Seussical Audition Form.

We will also be offering VIDEO Audition submissions for this production due to holiday travels. Submit the above Audition Form by Wednesday, July 6th, selecting “No” on both the vocal and dance audition date. Submit Video Auditions by Wednesday, July 6, to maricopacommunitytheatre@gmail.com. Video Auditions will consist of Headshot and Resume and 32 bars of a Musical Theatre song. In your Audition – please state your Name, Age, Height, your Song Selection, and any roles you are specifically interested in.

Rehearsals will be Monday – Thursday from 7 pm – 9 pm. Performances will be September 28th – 30th at 7 pm, and October 1st at 2 pm and 7 pm. 

Be excited to track through the truffula trees and remember, a person’s a person, no matter how small!

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.

CHARACTERS:

The Cat in the Hat, the narrator of the story, the Cat also appears as multiple minor characters 

Jojo, an imaginative and misunderstood young boy 

Horton, a compassionate and determined elephant 

Gertrude, a shy bird who falls in love with Horton and endeavors to help him 

Sour Kangaroo, the ill-tempered and cynical matriarch of the Jungle of Nool 

Mayzie, Horton’s vivacious yet lazy and self-centered bird neighbor 

General Genghis Khan Schmitz, a warmongering military instructor 

Bird Girls, Mayzie’s friends, who act as a Greek chorus 

Wickersham Brothers, thuggish monkeys who mock Horton and steal the clover 

Mr. Mayor, the newly elected mayor of Who-ville and Jojo’s father 

Mrs. Mayor, the Mayor’s wife and Jojo’s mother 

The Grinch, a notable resident of Who-ville who is responsible for organizing the Christmas pageant based on the tale of his own redemption 

Young Kangaroo, the child of Sour Kangaroo, often represented by a puppet 

Vlad Vladikoff, a sinister “black-bottomed” eagle 

Yertle the Turtle, the judge who presides over the Jungle of Nool’s court

Ensemble Roles:

The Hunters, Horton’s captors who sell him to the circus 

Whos – citizens of Who-ville 

Cadets – members of Schmitz’s platoon 

Jungle Creatures – chorus and dancers in jungle scenes 

Hunches – dancers in “Havin’ a Hunch” 

Circus Animals – the animals of the Circus McGurkus

Fish – residents of McElligot’s Pool during “It’s Possible”

Thing 1 and Thing 2 – help the Cat work Jojo’s imagination in “A Day for the Cat in the Hat”

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