ENTER the World of Dr. Seuss
GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT AUDITIONS.
STUDENTS MUST BE IN A THEATRE CLASS.
STUDENTS MUST ATTEND 1 AUDITION SESSION.
Theatre Arts Students in GRADES 10 – 12 CAN AUDITION ON
Wednesday August 15, 4 - 6 pm Studio Theatre
9th Graders in a THEATRE ARTS Class can audition
from 4 - 6pm on
THURSDAY AUGUST 9
Students will read once.
"Oh, the thinks you can think" Seussical where Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters meet in an unforgettable musical mystery at Friendswood High School Theatre this fall. Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Written by Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), in this show Dr. Seuss wonderful characters including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie and a young WHO with a HUGE imagination – Jojo.
SETTINGS: Suessical transports us to the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.
STORY: The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the 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 in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Sadly poor Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, but Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.
WHO???? And we mean WHO????
Seussical is fun for the whole family! Performers of all ages will be excited to portray the characters from the familiar Dr. Seuss fables. This musical provides wonderful creative opportunities for set, lighting and costume design.
FHS THEATRE Call for YOUNG Performers of FHS Students grades 1 thru 6 to AUDITION on Saturday, August 18 from 12noon until 2 pm. Please download the form and information that will be located under SEUSSICAL THE WHO Company for YOUNG ACTORS. This information will be posted MONDAY, August, 13, 2018 on the FHS Theatre Department Play Season webpage.
AUDITION INFORMATION FOR: FRIENDSWOOD HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE STUDENTS
* STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN A THEATRE CLASS AT FHS. THIS IS A THEATRE DEPARTMENT PRODUCTION OF FHS THEATRE.
Roles to be cast in the show include:
The Cat In The Hat: Our story's omniscient narrator, he is fun loving and enjoys rhyming. Pops up throughout the story to help the audience. Wise and attentive.
Jojo: The Mayor's son, he is a Who that is always finding trouble. Bright, creative, and inadvertently mischievous. Possesses a wildly expansive imagination and finds solace in his friendship with Horton.
Horton The Elephant: Our story's main character, he is a compassionate and gentle elephant. Commonly misunderstood because of his larger size. He is protective and loving of all creatures in the jungle.
Gertrude Mcfuzz: Horton's one-feathered-tail bird neighbor. Gertrude is sweet and timid. Though kind and loyal, she is also self-conscious of her shortfalls.
Mayzie Labird: 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.
The Sour Kangaroo: The 'leader' of the jungle. She is loud, brassy, and stubbornly set in her ways. A caring mother, but unabashedly sassy and soulful.
THE ENSEMBLE: Jungle Creatures (The Wickersham Brothers, Yurtle The Turtle, Bird Girls); The Whos (Mr. Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, General Gengus Khan Schmitz)
• Friday, September 21 at 7 pm Tickets at the Door on sale at 5:45 pm
• Saturday, September 15 and 22 at 7 pm Tickets at the Door on sale at 5:45 pm
• Sunday, September 16 and 23 at 2:30 pm Tickets at the Door on sale at 1:15 pm