Seussical Auditions – Jackson

May 6, 2013 all-day

Suessical Auditions – Jackson
Sunday May 5th and Monday May 6th
6pm at the Colt Center!

Center Stage Theatre announces auditions for their summer musical “Seussical.”

Join the Cat in the Hat on this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! All of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters are brought to life, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, the Sour Kangaroo and all of the Whos of Whoville!

Auditions: Sunday, May 5, and Monday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the Colt Center at the Comstock Community Auditorium, 2107 N. 26th Street.

Anyone entering first grade and older is welcome to audition. Come prepared with at least 24 bars of a song that showcases your vocal talent. A pianist will be provided. Bring appropriate shoes and come prepared to dance, as you will be asked to learn and perform a choreographed number in a group.

Performances: July 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. July 14 at 2:00p.m.

Dr. Seuss’s classic, colorful tales are seamlessly woven together by Jojo, a young Who and “thinker of strange and wonderful thinks,” making this musical one that appeals to all ages.

Join 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 that discovers a speck of dust containing 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 to 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.

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