Audition Announcement: SEUSSICAL the MUSICAL at Plaza Theatre Company

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Audition Notice:

Auditions are: May 26th and May 27th, 2014

When:
May 26 & 27th
7pm – 9pm at the Plaza Theatre Company
111 S. Main St, Cleburne, TX
Auditions are by appointment only

Click here to make an audition appointment!

The production is under the direction of Tina Barrus.

Audition Preparation
Auditioners will be asked to come prepared to sing 32 bars of music, preferably in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Auditioners should also be prepared to read cold from the script at the audition. Each auditioner should plan to spend about five to ten minutes auditioning for the Directors.

A call back audition will be held on Saturday May 31st starting at 9am and may last for up to three hours. Those auditioners who the Directors wish to see further will be invited to the call back audition which may last up to three hours time.

Rehersals:
Rehearsals will commence June and take place Mon. – Wed. evenings and Saturday mornings through opening. No Sunday rehearsals or performances.

Performances:
The production will play on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Saturday afternoons opening on July 25th and playing through August 9th.

ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE
(some roles may be double cast)

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 imagination as they create the story for the show together. Looking for a physically adept actor (male or female) to play the Cat, one who will be able to play many comic cameos and is comfortable improvising with an audience.

JoJo – is a “Thinker”—a smart child with a wild imagination. He can be played as being a little bit awkward, a little bit of a loner, or simply a rambunctious kid whose ‘Thinks’ get him into constant trouble.

Horton the Elephant – A gentle giant, rotund and appealing. Think of him as a bighearted blue collar guy who is steadfast and 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 un-self-conscious. Horton’s view of the world never changes—he believes in its goodness.

Gertrude McFuzz – 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 one with the power to protect and care for a baby elephant bird and commit herself to Horton.

Mayzie LaBird – Self-centered, selfish and vain, Mayzie will never admit to her own flaws. She manipulates anyone she can (especially Horton) into doing what she wants. But Mayzie isn’t all bad.

Sour Kangaroo – She isn’t really sour at all. She’s just got a lot of attitude. She’s loud, brassy and a lot of fun.

General Gengus Khan Schmitz – General Schmitz is bursting with pride at the military academy he runs, and the boys he turns out. He is not sadistic, mean or abusive. He is proud! He is doing the right thing for his boys! He is making the world a better place! This makes him a comic character, because it’s clear he’s so misguided. Please don’t play him as a villain or bully.

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. They enjoy hanging around with one another, making music together on the street corner, and playing off one another.

The Mayor of Whoville and the Mayor’s Wife – parents trying hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. They may get aggravated with Jojo, but they love him dearly and try to do the right thing, even if it turns out to be a mistake.

Ensemble – they play the Whos, Jungle Creatures, and Various Cameos. These characters are a wide range – in age, look, and vocal parts. Some of the roles will be featured dancers and singers as well. Some roles included in this are the Bird Girls, Yertle the Turtle, Cadets in Schmitz Academy, The Grinch, Cindy Lou Who and Vlad Vladikoff. Many of the ensemble may play between 2-5 roles in the show.

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