Directed & Choreographed by Kelsey Sullivan
Assisted by Annika Lyngdal
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical KIDS!
From the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton's challenge is twofold — not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been 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!
Who?: Performers currently in Grades 3 & 4
When?: Audition Workshop (Optional): Tuesday, March 28th - 4:30pm - 5:30pm at Center Stage
Auditions: Tuesday, April 4th - 4:30pm - 6:30pm (Time slots selection below.)
Callbacks: Thursday, April 6th - 4:30pm - 5:30pm (Director will send schedule after auditions.)
Rehearsals: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30pm - 5:30pm AND Sundays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, 4/18.
Full Cast is called to all rehearsals; schedule will be distributed at Parent Meeting/First Rehearsal on 4/18.
Tech Week (Mandatory) - 5/30, 5/31 & 6/1 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Performances (Mandatory) - 6/2 & 6/3 - Times TBD, three shows in all.
Registration and payment MUST be made via Class Bug, PRIOR to selecting an audition time slot. Registration fee ($175) is to participate in the program. Please update your Class Bug account to reflect you and your child’s most up-to-date information.
Registration and Payment: https://classbug.com/businesses/1616/offerings
Audition Time Slots: https://signup.com/go/sGyCMax
Participants should plan to sing one-minute of a musical theatre or Seussical KIDS song of their choice.
Seussical KIDS Soundtrack: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZIV5RSeWgruT-VUvq3xd9xqltCqZcul9
JoJo is the audience’s link to the story. The audience follows the narrative through his eyes (he’s also referred to as Child), so it’s most important to cast a young man with an earnest and open disposition. He should be a great singer and actor.
The Cats (Cat 1, Cat 2, Cat 3) are mischievous, spirited creatures who take JoJo and the audience on quite an adventure. Since the Cats take on different roles throughout the play, these actors should be bold, versatile and able to switch roles at the drop of a dime.
Horton is a loveable elephant with a heart of gold.
Mr. Mayor is the mayor of Whoville and the perfect picture of patriarchy. He tries to keep the town happy and secure, which is quite a job since the tiny Whos are always in danger of being swept away and lost.
Mrs. Mayor is the mayor’s wife and is most concerned with trying to make sure her son, JoJo, stays in line.
Gertrude McFuzz is a bird with tail envy!
Mayzie LaBird is a sneaky bird who tricks Horton into helping her take care of her egg.
Sour Kangaroo is as sour as a kangaroo can be. She can serve up a good deal of attitude and is the villain of our tale.
Young Kangaroo - Sour Kangaroo is as sour as a kangaroo can be and is nothing without her tiny sidekick!
Wickersham Monkeys - The Wickershams (Wickersham 1, Wickersham 2, Wickersham 3) are a trio of trouble-making monkeys!
Judge Yertle presides over Horton’s court proceedings. This is a fun role for a performer who can make strong acting choices.
Vlad Vladikoff is an eagle who drops Whoville into a field of clovers!
Ensemble - The Whos, Jungle Citizens, Fish, the Wickershams, the Talk Show Host and Marshal are all essential roles for creating the vivid and imaginative world of Seuss.