Waterloo - "WCP announces auditions for its upcoming production of Seussical
Audition Date: Saturday, October 11 beginning at 9 am
Production Dates: December 12-19, 2014
Rehearsals: Begin October 28, 2014 with first read through. The rehearsal schedule includes Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 6:30-9:30 pm and Saturdays 9 am-4 pm
Preview: Thursday, December 11 | Call Time: 5:30 pm | Curtain: 7 pm
Evening Performances: December 12, 13, 18, 19 | Call Time: 5:30 pm | Curtain: 7 pm
Matinee Performance: December 14 | Call Time: 12:30 pm | Curtain: 2 pm
STRIKE: Saturday, December 20 | Call Time: 10 am
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. (Female, 15-30- yrs old)
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. (Male 25-50 yrs old)
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. (Male/Female 8-13 yrs old)
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. (Female, 16-50 yrs old)
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. (Male or Female, Any Age)
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. (Female, 25-40 yrs old)
JUNGLE CREATURES (THE WICKERSHAM BROTHERS, YERTLE THE TURTLE, BIRD GIRLS)
THE WHOS (MR. MAYOR, MRS. MAYOR, GENERAL GENGUS KHAN SCHMITZ)
• 32 Bars of music from a musical in the style of the show.
o DO NOT SING SONGS FROM SEUSSICAL for the auditions.
o Accompanist will be provided.
o Please plan to bring sheet music for the audition.
• One minute, memorized monologue of your choice.
o If the piece goes beyond the one-minute time requirement you will be respectfully cut off.
o Do NOT PERFORM MONOLOGUES FROM SEUSSICAL for the auditions.
• Dance Audition.
o Wear clothes you can move in for the dance audition. No jeans, skirts, or pants you are unwilling to roll around on the floor in and get dirty.
o Wear either dance shoes or prepare to be barefoot. No socks allowed.
o Arrive warmed up and ready to move.
• Be prepared to be at the theatre for both the initial audition and a follow up session at 1 pm, as needed.
• Be prompt.
Synopsis: Follow the adventures of Horton, an elephant who one day hears voices coming from a speck of dust. He discovers that within this tiny speck exists the smallest planet in the universe! On this tiny planet live a tiny race of creatures known as Whos. Although ridiculed by the other animals in the Jungle of Nool for believing in something he cannot see, Horton stubbornly persists in his belief that the Whos exist. Traveling everywhere from the Jungle of Nool to McEligott's Pool, some of the characters fall in love, some have desperate adventures and some even save the world.
Additional Details: Auditions will be held in the WCP/BHCT Walker Building at 224 Commercial Street in Waterloo. Neither experience nor membership is required to audition. WCP/BHCT is committed to a policy of open auditions. Our success depends on the full participation of talented people, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Scripts will be available for a week-long perusal with a $25 deposit."
Source: WCP Press Release