AUDITION: SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL

The Draper Historic Theater is beyond proud to announce auditions for their summer musical Seussical! Thursday, May 18th from 7:00pm-10:00pm and Friday May 19th 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Seussical, is a musical by Stephen Flaherty and Lyn Ahrens, that is based on the works of Dr. Seuss. This beautiful story weaves together Dr. Seuss’ most famous tales and characters in unexpected and wonderful ways.

Producer – Marc Navez

Director – Taylor Twitchell and Alix Van Noy

Costuming and Makeup Design – Michelle Hickman

Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of a musical piece in the style of the show, and a 10-20 second character piece from your favorite Dr. Seuss book. Character breakdowns – All characters, expect Young Kangaroo, will be cast at any age. We are open to any age playing all roles, so we have not put an age range in the character breakdown. Even if you don’t think you “fit the character” come anyway, because you just might!

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

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. Seussical is fun for the whole family! Performers of all ages will be excited to portray the characters from the familiar Dr. Seuss fables.

Full ad with character descriptions at backstageutah.com.

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