We are pleased to announce open auditions for our upcoming production of Seussical Jr., a children’s musical based on Dr. Seuss stories and characters, in early March. This is one of our “For Kids, By Kids” production and auditions are open to kids currently in grades 4-8. There are many speaking/singing roles available including 4 lead roles: Horton the Elephant, JoJo, the Cat in the Hat and Gertrude McFuzz. There are also opportunities available for participating in the ensemble. A complete casting list can be found below.
Auditions will be held on on January 8 from 9am until noon and on January 9 from 1pm until 4pm at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center Street Hilliard, Ohio 43026. Auditions must be signed up for in advance at our audition registration site.
For the safety of our auditionees as well as our entire production team, vaccinations are required for participation. Proof of at least one jab will need to be provided at your audition. Also please note that masks must be worn when entering the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center.
Please bring a completed audition form as well as a photo and theatre CV (if you have one). A downloadable audition form as well as other audition information can be found on our Audition page.
Auditions will consist of a reading from the show (you may download audition sides available below to help you prepare) as well as sing 16 bars of a song of your choice. An accompanist will be provided. Acappella or use of karaoke tracks are acceptable (please bring a device to play the track). There will also be a dance/movement element included with call back auditions. Video auditions are possible upon special arrangement.
Call backs will be held on Monday, January 10 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center. After casting has been completed there will be a mandatory cast parent meeting on Tuesday, January 11 at 6:30pm. Show dates are March 4-6 and 11-13.
|Horton the Elephant||Male||Lead|
|The Cat in the Hat||Either||Lead|
|The Sour Kangaroo||Female||Supporting|
|Judge Yertle the Turtle||Any||Ensemble|
8 thoughts on “Suessical Jr. Auditions!”
I was wondering if you auditioned for a lead would you be considered for other roles as well?
Hi Reese, thank you for your interest in Seussical Jr. Great question – and the answer is an unqualified yes! We hope to see you and your child at auditions next weekend!
Have the practice days/times been determined?
Hi Darci, thanks for your question and interest in Seussical Jr. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be available at the Parent meeting after the show has been cast. In the past, most rehearsals take place on weekday early evening, Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. Frequence of rehearsals may also be dependent in the particular character role. If you need more detailed information, you might want to discuss with the Director at the audition. Hope to see you and your child next weekend!
I was curious about the dance/movement portion of the audition. Will you show the kids something and they copy it or do you turn music on and they dance? Thanks!
Hi Jennifer, thanks for your message and interest in Seussical Jr. According to the Director, dance audition will occur at Call Backs only. At that time, the show Choreographer will teach a short dance to auditionees who will then perform the learned dance.
For the auditions, will the kids be given a specific reading from the show or can they choose from the ones provided above? Can they sing any song they want? This is my boys first time auditioning and they are very nervous!
Hi Krista, being nervous is understandable and is something experienced by all actors no matter how much experience or ability! Yes, your boys should choose from the various sides available for download here, preferably the one most relevant to a part they would particularly like to obtain. The director may ask them to read something additional, but nothing to be extra nervous about. As for the song, yes, a song of their own choosing is great. Try and find one that shows their vocal range and reveal their personality! Best of luck this weekend for both your sons!