Seussical the Musical auditions held by appointment, email gai.jones@sbcglobal.net

THEATER | By Kathleen Kaiser

‘Seussical the Musical’

The Ojai Art Center Theater and director Gai Laing Jones announce auditions for SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, the holiday production of the 2019 theater season. The play will run weekends beginning November 22 through December 15.

The Story of SEUSSICAL

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.

Seussical the Musical is fun for the whole family! Performers of all ages will be excited to portray the characters from the familiar Dr. Seuss fables

Auditions for an inter-generational cast.

Many roles for boys and girls, men and women, ages 7-adult. Young ones must be able to read play scripts.

Prepare 16 bars on any song; dress for dance movement; sides will be provided on arrival. Bring a headshot and one page resume.

Email gai.jones@sbcglobal.net for more information and to schedule an audition date and time.

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.
Gender: any
Vocal range top: F4; Vocal range bottom: F2

Jojo
The Mayor’s son, he is a Who that is always finding trouble. Bright, creative, and inadvertently mischievous. Possesses a wildly expansive imagination and finds solace in his friendship with Horton.
Gender: boy or girl
Age: 10 to 12ish
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 40ish
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 40ish
Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: F3

Mayzie La bird
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 40ish
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 ish
Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: F#3

Jungle Creatures (The Wickersham Brothers, Yurtle The Turtle, Bird Girls);
The Whos (Mr. Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, General Gengus Khan Schmitz)

Youth Ensemble of Whovilles; all ages

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