Auditions

Seussical

Seussical

AUDITIONS:
Mon., Aug 7 and Tues., Aug 8, 2017, from 6-9PM each night at Mars Hill Academy * by appointment


CALLBACKS:
Wed., Aug. 9 and/or Thurs., Aug. 10 from 5:30-10:00PM at Mars Hill Academy (see notes below)


FIRST REHEARSAL: Sunday, Aug. 20 12-6PM

PARENT MEETING: Sunday, Aug. 27 1PM

REHEARSALS: Beginning Aug. 20th Sun. 12-6PM, Tues./Thur. 6-9PM, at CTM's Main Street Studio; the entire cast would be called during the remainder of August, and then a full rehearsal schedule for all roles will be shared for Sept. and Oct.

SHOW DATES: November 3-5, 2017

DIRECTOR: Dirk Doebereiner
CHOREOGRAPHER: Jay Goodlett
ABOUT THE SHOW: Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, 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.

CAST ROLES INCLUDE: Jojo, Cat In The Hat, Horton The Elephant, Mr. Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, Gertrude Mcfuzz, Mayzie Labird, Sour Kangaroo, Young Kangaroo, General Schmitz, Yertle The Turtle, Grinch, Max, Vlad Vladikoff, Bird Girls, Wickersham Brothers, The Whos, Jungle Creatures, Cadets, Fish, Circus Animals, Circus Folks, Circus Performers
* Some actors could be assigned to more than one role

*An Audition Appointment is NECESSARY

Ages 6-11 Click Here for an Audition Appointment
Ages 12-18 Click Here for an Audition Appointment
  • Audition ages 6 - 18
  • Place: Mars Hill Academy (4230 Aero Drive) (Click here for directions)
  • Bring a small current headshot photo to the audition (photos will not be returned). Photo does NOT need to be professional.
  • Make an Audition Appointment and print the resulting audition form. Be sure to bring that printed audition form to the audition.
  • You only need to come to one of the audition dates. Appointments are very strongly recommended. Those without an appointment may not be able to audition if time slots are not available.
  • If you cannot make either audition date, you may submit a video audition. Please click Video Audition Information for details. Video Auditions must be submitted to PRODUCTION@CHILDRENSTHEATREOFMASON.COM by Monday, August 7.
  • Callbacks will be held Wed., Aug. 9 and Thurs., Aug. 10 at Mars Hill Academy. An actor could be called for just Wed., just Thurs., or both days. Those who are called back must be available for the entire callback time.
  • Email any questions to auditions@childrenstheatreofmason.com.

Rehearsals
  • First rehearsal will be Aug. 20th. The entire cast would be called during the remainder of August, and then a full rehearsal schedule for all roles will be shared for Sept. and Oct.
  • There will also be a mandatory parent meeting on Sunday, Aug. 27. Additional details will be provided.
  • Rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons (12-6PM) and Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6-9PM) at CTM's Main Street Studios in Mason.

Requirements
  • Those cast in Seussical will pay a $125 participation fee which covers the cost of: a souvenir show t-shirt, garment bag for your costume/s, a one line personal ad in the playbill, and the main parts of your costume. Actors may be asked to supply specific accessories or generic pieces (ex. socks, tights, shoes, etc.)
  • It is mandatory that parents volunteer for at least 6 hours on pre-production jobs (set painting, set building, parent monitoring, etc.), as well as for 2 volunteer time slots during the tech/show week (ticket sales, concessions, green room, etc.). Parents who cannot make this commitment should not have their children audition.

Audition Preparation
NOTE: We value your time and that of all actors. You may be stopped before the end of your audition. This is not a reflection of your performance only that the directors have seen or heard what they need to. If you have a specific part of your song you feel is very important, try to start near that portion so you are not stopped before reaching it.
  • Monologue:
    • NO MONOLOGUES NEEDED AT THIS TIME.
  • Song:
    • Please prepare up to 1 minute of a song. Your song should showcase your acting ability and skills while singing.
    • NO SONGS FROM SEUSSICAL, but please choose a song in the same style. No pop songs.
    • No a cappella. YOU MUST bring music without background vocals. No accompanist will be available. Music tracks can be found on Amazon, YouTube, itunes, etc.
    • It is strongly recommended that you use an accompaniment track. There will be a CD player and speaker connection for mp3 players available.
    • Please bring your accompaniment track on your phone, a CD or an MP3 Player.
    • When using a CD, please edit your track to the beginning of where you will be singing.
    • When using an MP3 Player, please edit your track or cue the track to the beginning of where you will be singing.
    • Please note we cannot be responsible if CD/MP3 does not play properly.
    • Suggestions for your song:
      • Select a song that is similar in style to the songs from Seussical, and showcases your voice and your vocal range.
      • Select a song that has as few key changes as possible.
      • Select a song that does not have lots of rests or sing the song without those rests.
      • If possible, pick a song that shows some quick delivery of words and pitches as well as some longer, sustained notes.
  • CALLBACKS may include a dance:
    • Auditioners may be asked to learn a simple dance pattern at callbacks for those selected for callbacks ONLY.
    • Please wear dance friendly shoes to callbacks.

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What's it like to be in a CTM show?

Fun! Kids and adults have a great time working together to produce a great show. Whether you're on stage or part of the stage/tech crew you're a valuable part of a terrific show.

Being part of a CTM show is a big commitment not only for the individual but for their family. Rehearsals are as frequent as 4 times per week, and for two weeks prior to the show everyone is required to be available every day during non-school hours. All the hard work is worth it and a life-long memory is yours to show for it!

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