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Seussical Audition-Grand Junction, CO - Casting ID # 1585105
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Self Response
Location Grand Junction, CO Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 11-20-18
Audition Date 05-18-19 Submission deadline 05-17-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
A musical perfect for the whole family, Seussical takes us into the world of Dr. Seuss, where we revisit beloved characters including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and JoJo. The Cat in the Hat guides us into The Jungle of Nool where we see Horton, the kind hearted elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whoville. He meets JoJo, a Who child sent to military school for thinking too many “thinks.”Horton decides he must protect the speck of dust on a nearby clover, while at the same time protecting an abandoned egg left to his care by the lazy Mayzie la Bird.
by the lazy Mayzie

Role # 1 Jojo
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

JoJo wants to be valued and loved for himself. He lives in a society that doesn’t seem to notice or care about any of the things he holds dear to his heart. He feels unseen and unappreciated by his family and community and begins to doubt his own worth. He longs for a friend with whom to share his thoughts, a soul mate who can understand his experience. JoJo stands out in a world that values conformity. JoJo is physically expressive but lives more in his head than his body. He will be in most dances but nothing too extravagant like back flips and standing on his head.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 The Cat in the Hat
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Cat playfully provokes change in the lives of those around him by creating obstacles and rites of passage. The Cat’s main objective is to have fun stirring things up, using some risky tactics, but always to a good end. Loose-limbed, fluid mover with some skills and comedic.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Horton
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Horton, as an elephant, who is a slow-moving, a gentle giant and a contemplative thinker in a world of fleet-footed, quick and opinionated jungle animals. Also physically and socially different than the other animals. Horton is honest and faithful and kind. His experience as an outcast empathically connects him to those in need and he is so preoccupied with their troubles that he is oblivious to Gertrude’s romantic interests. In the end, Horton awakens to Gertrude’s affection and discovers his ability to receive love as well as to give it. Horton moves slowly even when he’s trying to be fast. He mostly sits on an egg throughout the show.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Gertrude
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Gertrude is a shy bird with a one feathered tail who just wants to be noticed by Horton. Gertrude has a big soft spot for Horton. She is a wallflower who is more comfortable observing others than being the centre of attention. She doesn’t quite fit in with the other jungle animals, feels unsure of herself socially, and the physical flaws she perceives in herself give support to her insecurities. She seeks advice from Mayzie for beauty tips but she soon finds out that inner beauty is reflected by the one she loves. Horton. Shy, reserved and inwards.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Mayzie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mayzie’s life objective is to live life to its fullest. She enjoys being centre of attention and loves being admired by others. She is a part of a group called the Bird Girls. She suddenly gets pregnant and is left with an egg. Mayzie realizes she’s not ready to be a mother but is grateful to Horton who rises up to the challenge to look after her egg. Think Mayzie as a Vegas Show Girl. Sassy and Sexy.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 The Sour Kangaroo
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Sour Kangaroo is the diva queen of the jungle. She has style and flair, but she is also hard-hearted and sour. She has worked her way to the top and commands power and respect, but her rise to power did not come easily and she knows how hard life can be. She is a mother to Roo (a puppet) who does not tolerate silliness. Roo is raised to be tough and fierce, not a dreamer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 The Bird Girls
Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role

The three Bird Girls are a flamboyant “girl group.” Individually, each is a gorgeous, tropically decked-out, hot jungle bird. As a trio, they live to sing, dance and perform. They love to tell stories, embellished by their melodious voices and expressive physiques. The Bird Girls serve as backup performers to the exquisite talents of Mayzie La Bird, and flirt with the Wickersham Brothers. These girls will be required to dance in sync with each other. Sexy and Sassy just like Mayzie.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 The Wickersham Bro.
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Wickersham Brothers live to impress the world with their strength and looks. They are impulsive bad boys who like to monkey around, creating havoc for fun. They pride themselves on their agility, speed, and cunning, and feed off each other and bully others The Wickersham’s are athletic, primo movers. They swagger, leap, roll, squat, turn on a dime and possibly swing in on vines.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Mr. Mayor
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mr. Mayor wants to be a good leader and father. He is a recently-elected official who is proud of his new role and eager to prove his abilities. He feels he must embody the high standards he hopes his citizens will live up to. Mr. Mayor and his wife are beside themselves with their “thinker” of a son JoJo. They get frustrated with him and do not approve of his vivid imagination. Slick, unison, soldier like movement with the other Whos.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Mrs. Mayor
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mrs. Mayor wants, above all else, to be a good wife and mother. She is married to a recently-elected politician who takes great pleasure in representing the community he loves. She is proud to be his wife. JoJo’s behavior shames her family’s public face and while Mrs. Mayor strives to keep their world tidy, neat, and free from unexpected occurrence, JoJo’s imagination is disruptive and creates turmoil and mess. Slick, unison, soldier like movement with the other Whos.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Genghis Khan Schmitz
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

General Genghis Khan Schmitz sees the world in simple contrasts good and evil, weak and strong, boy and man. He believes in values of militaristic regimentation conformity, rigorous and disciplined physical training, and following orders without questions. Marching, stiff and strong.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Yertle the turtle
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Yertle believes he has been endowed with some superior gifts not shared by the other animals and deserves a higher stature. He has a sense of entitlement and has a need for order. He likes to be the one who is looked to for decision-making and setting things right.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Vlad Vladikoff
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Vlad does all the dirty work for the Wickersham’s. He is scary and someone not to be messed with.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Grinch
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Grinch is a green beastie who lives in Whoville. He is a happy member of the Who community, but this wasn’t always the case. He once lived angrily apart and wished to disrupt the Village of the Whos. His story and change of heart are all part of Who culture now, and happily retold every Christmas. To move quickly and pop up around the place.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Thing one and two
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mischief makers owned by the Cat in the Hat. Funny and clever. Must be flexible and do lift work


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 The Whos
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mums, Dads, Grandmas, Grandads, Daughters, and Sons of the village of Who. Who is the village found on the speck of dust that Horton finds. Slick, unison, soldier like movement with the other Whos.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 The Eagle
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Is a precise and fierce mover.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 The Eaglet
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Is a hatchling who is a flapper and leaper.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 The Zebra
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Is a proud equine with a lifted carriage and precise footing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 The Gazelle
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Is a graceful balletic mover who is fleet of foot and who uses leaps and turns to travel.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 The Lizard
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Is a languid, sensual mover who sometimes slithers on the floor.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 The Leopard
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Is a lithe, supple mover who travels with a watchful deliberateness.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 The Tamarin Monkey
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Is a young, frisky, leaper who lopes and scampers across the ground.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 The Poison Dart Frog
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Is a small aquatic animal who hops and squats and jumps.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -