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The Augusta Players announces auditions for SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL

The Augusta Players announces auditions for SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
A Version Like You’ve Never Seen!

All roles are open.

Auditions – February 4, 2023
Callbacks – February 5, 2023
Performances – April 27, School Shows May 3&4, May 4, 5, 6, 7 – 2023.

Great roles for performers of all types, ages, ethnicities, shapes, sizes. There are roles for adults (16 and older) and children that are under 5 feet tall, big on personality with great voices that move well

Looking for: Actors who sing, singers who move well, dancers who sing, and trained dancers in ballet and jazz.

General Open Auditions
(Performers are seen in the order they arrive)
Saturday, February 4, 2023, 10AM – 5PM

Callbacks – Sunday, February 5, 2PM

Location:
Jessye Norman School of the Arts
739 Greene Street
Augusta, GA 30901

PLEASE do not call the school with questions and please read this whole notice before calling The Augusta Players.

If you cannot attend the in-person auditions:
Video submissions will also be accepted until 4pm on February 3, 2023.
Please email video submissions to: s.seidl@augustaplayers.org

Videos should include:

  • Your name, phone number and email address
  • A vocal selection (See what song to sing info below)
  • The dance auditions that can be learned by the posted dance audition video coming soon.

PLEASE also attach the completed audition form which you can download HERE

 

SINGING:

Please prepare the song or songs that are listed for the character or characters for which you are interested in auditioning. This includes ensemble / chorus. An accompanist will be provided.

No a cappella singing, please.

 

DANCE / MOVEMENT:

A movement combination will be taught at the audition.

Please be prepared for movement by bringing jazz, character or tennis shoes and wearing comfortable clothes. A hard soled, closed toe shoe will be acceptable.

Gymnastics also a plus but not required.

 

Please bring personal calendars and be prepared to list all conflicts (Mondays-Sundays) beginning with Monday, March 6 2023 – May 7, 2023. Please do not assume that we know when any general holidays are (ie., school breaks, etc) and plan to list those as conflicts if you will be out of town or otherwise engaged. Conflicts must be noted at the audition and will influence casting. Only conflicts noted at the audition will be taken into consideration. NO CONFLICTS ALLOWED FROM April 23 to May 7, 2023.

 

MORE:
To learn more about the show explore these links:
https://www.mtishows.com/seussical
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seussical

Lyrics by: Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty

The approach to the show is unlike any other production. Roles are for adults EXCEPT Jojo and 5 young people under 5 feet tall that will play “Who” children.

A musical perfect for the whole family!

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, 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.

Directed by Scott Seidl
Music Directed by Lori Van Lenten
Choreographed by Tonya Strain
Designed by Scott Seidl, Kevin Reynolds, Mike Grgisby
Seeking: (AGES ARE A SUGGESTION. OTHER WILL BE CONSIDERED)

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

You can download the Acting Sides (Acting Audition Scenes) HERE

You can download music for the singing auditions below.

Seussical Audition Cuts by Character

THE CAT IN THE HAT – (male or female, strong actor, character singer) The essence of mischief, fun and imagination. The Cat stirs things up, causes trouble, but always sets things right again. This actor should have strong comedic abilities, flexible physicality, strong mover, and is comfortable improvising with an audience. Sing “Oh The Thinks You Can Think” measure 1-6 OR “How Lucky You Are” measure 4 – 38
 
HORTON THE ELEPHANT – (male, strong singer/actor) A big-hearted guy who is steadfast and responsible and always tries to do the right thing for his friends. He does his best to fight for the tiny Who world that is in danger. Sing “Alone In The Universe” Part 2 Measure 9-44
 
GERTRUDE McFUZZ – (female, strong singer/actor) She is very self-conscious that her one-feather tail isn’t glamorous enough. She goes to great lengths to try to impress Horton. Sing “Notice Me Horton Measure 37-58
 
MAYZIE LA BIRD – (female, strong singer/actor/mover) She is brassy, stylish and vain. 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. Sing “Amayzing Mayzie” Measure 31-69
 
SOUR KANGAROO – (female, strong singer/actor) She’s a loud, brassy character with a ton of attitude. Gospel / R&B vocal styling a plus. Along with the Wickershams, she loves to pick on Horton. She will do some puppeteering. Sing “Biggest Blame Fool Part 2 Measure 9-21 AND #1B Measure 11-12
 
JOJO – (male or female, strong singer/actor/dancer) Jojo is a “Thinker”– a smart kid with a wild imagination but always feeling out of place. Jojo eventually uses his/her imagination to save the Who planet. Under 5 feet tall. Sing “It’s Possible” Measure 5-33
 
MR. & MRS. MAYOR – (male and female, character singers/actors) Jojo’s nervous and over protective parents. They love Jojo, but are unsure how to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. Sing “Into The Whos’ Christmas Pageant” Measure 2-8 AND “Here On Who” Part 1 Measures 8-24
 
GENERAL SCHMITZ – (male or female, character singer/actor) A bumbling leader of a military academy and tries to turn Jojo into a ‘man’. Sing “The Military” Part 1 Measures 1-16
 
THE BIRD GIRLS (3) – (female, strong singers/movers) The popular girls in any school–a clique of “back up birds” who narrate much of the action.  Sing “Amayzing Horton” Measures 18-41
 
THE WICKERSHAM BROTHERS (3) – (male and/or female, character singers/actors, puppeteers) A group of comic, mischievous monkeys who like to play pranks and tease Horton. The Wickersham Brothers will be very large puppets voiced by the puppeteers. Sing “Oh The Thinks You Can Think” Measures 1-16 OR “Solla Sollew” Measures 12-30

ENSEMBLE – will play many roles – Jungle Creatures, Whoville citizens, Cadets, Hunches, puppeteers, circus characters, Fish, and Hunters. Parts of Vlad Vladikoff, the Grinch and Yertle the Turtle will be chosen from the Ensemble. Seeking strong dancers and singers. Any “circus” skills. Sing “Oh The Thinks You Can Think” Measures 1-16 OR “Solla Sollew” Measures 12-30

5 PERSON CHILDRENS’ CHORUS: Male and Female. Must be under 5 foot tall, with big personality, great voices and move or dance well. Sing “Oh The Thinks You Can Think” Measures 1-16 OR “Solla Sollew” Measures 12-30

 

If you have other questions after reading this notice, you may contact The Augusta Players at (706) 826-4707 or email info@augustaplayers.org

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