Casting Call: Seussical the Musical (Audition Registration Now Closed)

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McKinley Theatre Company (MTC) is excited to announce that our 2016 production will be Seussical Jr!  This musical is based on Dr. Seuss books, filled with songs and rhyming dialogue. There will be several group production numbers as well as character roles in which  all cast members will shine.

SEUSSICAL AUDITIONS: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2016

AFTER SCHOOL, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

PLEASE REGISTER FOR AN AUDITION ONLINE AT:

AUDITION REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH

AUDITION REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

The cast list will be announced by the end of audition week. Parents of the cast are asked to attend an info meeting at the end of our first rehearsal. Our volunteer-run program can accept up to 70 students, including stage crew. Grades TK-3rd are more likely to be placed in group numbers. Lead roles will most likely be cast from grades 3-5.

Cast and crew are expected to commit to scheduled rehearsals and performances. Once the cast announcement is made, all families will be presented with a variety of volunteer opportunities to contribute to the success of the show.

We encourage interested students to start preparing now for auditions.

(NOTE: More information about Stage Crew coming soon)

Important Links

For questions about the show, please contact Barbara Smith: BarbaraSmithWilke@Gmail.com

Synopsis:

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in SEUSSICAL JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Transporting audiences 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!

 


Seussical Auditions!

McKinley Theatre Co. continues to grow and thrive! It is exciting that our program has attracted so many talented young performers, and we love that the arts are thriving at McKinley!

However, when faced with such a large cast size, there are certain aspects that need to be taken into consideration. Our priority is to give all participating performers the best experience possible, allowing them to learn a few things, be safe, and have fun.

With that in mind, all parts will be auditioned for (including the ensemble/chorus). We look for enthusiasm, listening skills, maturity, stage presence, and respectfulness. Once we reach our max cast size, some of our younger students may be wait-listed. We know it can be a disappointment, so if your child does not make the cast this year, please encourage them to audition again next year, and start preparing for the Variety Show in the Spring!

Thank you for understanding.

There are 3 types of auditions:

Ensemble audition:
Students will sing “Oh the Thinks you can Think,” in a small group, and then they will be dismissed. These students will be considered for chorus/singing roles only.

General audition:
For students who are interested in any and all roles. Students will sing “Oh the Thinks you can Think,” in a small group, and then will have the opportunity to read/recite lines and/or sing a solo (memorization is great, but not required!). These students will be considered for all roles, including leads, featured roles, and chorus parts.

Lead audition:
For students who really want to be considered for a specific or a lead role. Students will sing “Oh the Thinks you can Think,” in a small group, and then must sing an additional song as a solo and read lines (memorization is great, but not required!). These students will be considered for all roles, including leads, featured roles, and chorus parts.

Have your student look over the roles and character descriptions, so you can accurately state their interest  on the form (if your child doesn’t know what they want to audition for, or is happy with any role, there is a spot to mark that too!)

Also, if your child changes their mind about what part they’d like to audition for, that’s fine! Just have them let us know at the start of their audition.


Audition Materials

Character Descriptions

Audition Monologues & Songs

Seussical Jr. Music with Guide Vocals  (download files here)

Seussical Jr. Instrumental Tracks  (download files here)

Seussical Jr. Chorus Script & Lyrics


Audition Registration

Before you Register for an Audition, Pease Note:

  • We will consider all students for all roles (except those marking “ensemble only”), the audition just gives us a good feel for the skills and interest of the student.
  • View the Production Calendar and be prepared to fill out any schedule conflicts.
  • Look over the Volunteer Areas and state your area of interest. FAMILY PARTICIPATION IS MANDATORY. We will sort out volunteer teams after we announce the cast, but this gives us an idea of what kind of help we’ll have. (This is entirely a volunteer-run production!)
  • If you have more than one student auditioning, please fill out a form for each. You will be emailed an audition time slot when registration closes. Thank you!
  • AUDITION REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH

AUDITION REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED – AUDITION TIMES WILL BE EMAILED TO THE ADDRESS PROVIDED ON THE FORM

For questions about the show, please contact Barbara Smith: BarbaraSmithWilke@Gmail.com

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