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Auditions: Seussical

June 12th, 2018

The Players Club of Swarthmore will be holding auditions on Saturday, July 7th at 1:30pm and Sunday, July 8th at 6:30pm for the Children’s Theater production of Seussical.
 

Audition Dates:
Saturday, July 7th – Sign in starts at 1:30. Teaching of dance audition starts at 2.
Sunday, July 8th – Sign in starts at 6:30. Teaching of dance audition starts at 7.
 
What to prepare:

  • 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show. Songs from the show are acceptable and encouraged.
  • Since we will not be having callbacks, please also be prepared (if asked) to sing portions of the following songs:
    • Horton: Alone in The Universe (Reprise) – ALL
    • Gertrude: All For You – Mes. 41-83
    • JoJo: Its Possible – Mes 15-38
    • Cat In The Hat: Oh The Thinks You Can Think! – Mes 5-19
    • Mazie: Amazing Mazie – Mes 68-112
    • Sour Kangaroo: Biggest Blame Fool – Mes 1-26

Wear clothes that you can move in.
 
Please download and complete the PCS audition form from the Auditions Page.
 
If you have any questions, email director Ryan Stone at r.stone119@gmail.com.
 
SHOW INFORMATION:
Performances: October 6th – October 14th
Rehearsals: Monday, Saturday, Sundays in August / September
 
Character Descriptions:
All parts are open.

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, and is comfortable improvising with an audience.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
JOJO (male or female, strong singer/actor)
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.
 
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.
 
THE BIRD GIRLS (female, strong singers)
The popular girls in any school–a clique of “back up birds” who narrate much of the action.
 
THE WICKERSHAM BROTHERS (male and/or female, character singers/actors)
A group of comic, mischievous monkeys who like to play pranks and tease Horton. They need strong movement and physicality.
 
ENSEMBLE: Jungle of Nool, Who’s, etc.

 
Please note: PCS is an all-volunteer organization, all roles are unpaid.
 

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