Auditions for Suessical are April 20 and 21 at Copeland Auditorium
Children ages 7-13, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Persons 14 and older, 7:30 pm
Please bring sheet music to sing 16 bars of a prepared song and be dressed to dance for auditions. Please complete the audition form and bring with you for auditions.
If you have questions, send Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a new musical based on the works of Dr. Suess. This is a full length musical, with a story which weaves together his most famous tales and characters in unexpected ways. Suessical incorporates elements from at least 15 of his books, as well as many of his best loved and most familiar characters. Many of these characters never met one another before, but they meet in this musical, and in the course of the evening, some will fall in love, some will have desperate adventures and some will save the world, as they all travel everywhere from the Jungle of Nool to McEligott’s Pool to Palm Beach.
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. THE CAT is a physically adept actor (male or female) who will be able to play many comic cameos, and is comfortable improvising with the audience.
JOJO is a “Thinker”, a smart child with a wild imagination. Thinks get him in constant trouble. By the end of the show, he learns what it means to be a responsible member of this world, using the power and possibilities of his own Thinks.
HORTON THE ELEPHANT. A gentle giant, rotund and appealing. Think of him as a big- hearted blue collar guy who is steadfast and always tries to do the right thing for his friends.
GERTRUDE McFUZZ. Very self conscious that her one feather tail isn’t perfect. Gertrude changes from a vain, 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 LA BIRD. 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. In giving up her egg to Horton, she has a moment of generosity, and does what’s best for the egg.
SOUR KANGAROO. She isn’t sour at all. She’s got a lot of attitude. She’s loud, brassy and a lot of fun.
GENERAL GENGUS KAHN SCHMITZ. General Schmitz is bursting with pride at the military academy he runs, and the boys he turns out. He is making the world a better place. This makes him a comic character, because it’s clear he’s so misguided.
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 hang around with each other, making music on the street corner.
THE WHOS. They’re a lot like you and me only so small as to be invisible. They are played for their inherent humanity. This goes for MR. and MRS. MAYER, who are parents trying hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world.
JUNGLE CREATURES. No matter how they are costumed, they have a distinct human persona imaginative. Be wild. Be simple.