Seussical Auditions! Perform at White Eagle Hall

October 19, 2021 | By LUX Performing Arts

Audition for LUX Performing Arts Mainstage Production of Seussical Jr., to be performed at White Eagle Hall on February 18th & 19th (two shows each day).

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN to performers 7-18 years old.

Auditions:

November 13th and 14th LIVE in Downtown Jersey City (location to be announced via email). You can also sign up to submit a video if you would prefer a virtual audition. All rehearsals and performances are IN PERSON. If needed, callbacks will be November 14th or virtual.

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Please read the below information before signing up.

All rehearsals and performances will happen IN PERSON with strict covid protocols in place. All rehearsal and performance venues are subject to change due to covid.

Rehearsals:

All rehearsals are at: LUX PERFORMING ARTS Studios in Downtown Jersey City. Thursdays and Sundays, starting December 2nd. See full rehearsal schedule here. Cast members are required to be available for ALL rehearsals. All conflicts must be submitted by auditions. If a cast member misses more than 2 rehearsals, they may lose their role.

Tech rehearsals will be from February 12th-17th. All students must be available for all tech rehearsals, no absences allowed during tech. Please email hello@luxperforming arts if the schedule poses an issue for you.

Performance Dates/Times:

February 18th - 5pm & 7:30pm February 19th - 12pm & 4:30pm All performances are at: WHITE EAGLE HALL

Performer Tuition:

$750. LUX is able to award scholarships to those in need. Please fill out the scholarship portion of the audition form!

Audition Materials:

Please prepare a musical theatre selection that is 32 bars or about 1 minute long. If you would like a speaking role, please select one side and print it out. If you’re not sure what role you want, or if the part you want isn’t listed in the sides, you can pick any side to read. Click HERE to see sides.

You can audition with our live pianist, a track on your phone (with a provided bluetooth speaker), or a capella. Whatever makes you feel the most comfortable. We are looking for STRONG SINGING ACTORS. Please share your character’s story with us and sing something you love!

You don’t have to audition with a Seussical song, but if you want to get a better idea of what the music from Seussical sounds like, you can listen to the cast album here:

Please email hello@luxperformingarts.com for any questions about what to prepare.

Character Breakdown:

All roles are open to all genders.

Jojo

A "Thinker." They’re a smart child with a wild imagination. JoJo can be played as being a little bit awkward, a little bit of a loner, or simply a rambunctious kid whose "Thinks" get them into constant trouble. By the end of the show, they learn what it means to be a responsible member of their community, using the power and possibilities of their own "Thinks."

The Cat in the Hat

The essence of mischief, fun, and imagination. The Cat stirs things up and causes trouble but always sets things right again. They help JoJo discover the power of their own imagination as they create the story of Seussical JR. together.

Horton the Elephant

A gentle giant. Horton is a big-hearted person who is steadfast, responsible, and always tries to do the right thing. He is sympathetic and receptive to the world around him. He believes in the inherent goodness of the world, so it's no surprise that he always looks for the good in others. Horton goes on quite a journey throughout the show but stays true to himself, even when the going gets tough.

Mr. Mayor

Mr. Mayor and Mrs. Mayor are parents trying hard to raise a child with a big imagination. These Whos may get aggravated with JoJo, but they love him dearly. They try their best to make the right choices as parents, even if JoJo doesn't always understand them. They are also upstanding members of their community.

Mrs. Mayor

Mr. Mayor and Mrs. Mayor are parents trying hard to raise a child with a big imagination. These Whos may get aggravated with JoJo, but they love him dearly. They try their best to make the right choices as parents, even if JoJo doesn't always understand them. They are also upstanding members of their community.

Gertrude McFuzz

Very self-conscious about her one-feather tail. Gertrude gains confidence throughout the show, changing from an anxious, nervous, shy bird into someone whose self-worth doesn't rest on her appearance. In other words, Gertrude realizes what's truly important in her life.

Mayzie La Bird

Self-centered, vain, and manipulative. She ultimately means no harm, but she's immature and makes selfish decisions. In giving up her egg to Horton once and for all, she has a moment of self- awareness - she realizes she isn't the kind of bird who would be a good parent, and she does the best thing she can for the egg.

Wickersham Brothers

The Wickersham Brothers are big pranksters! They tease, play pranks, and get a kick out of making mischief, although often at another's expense.

Bird Girls

The Bird Girls are a fabulous group of birds who know everything there is to know about the goings on in the jungle and support Mayzie throughout the show.

Sour Kangaroo

Loud, brassy, and a lot of fun. She's got a lot of attitude but isn't mean - she's just very confident and unafraid to tell it like it is. She has a bring-down-the-house singing voice.

Young Kangaroo

Sour Kangaroo's feisty daughter. She may be pint- sized, but she's got a big personality and is following in her mother's footsteps.

Judge Yertle the Turtle

The authoritative judge who presides over Horton's trial at the end of the show.

Vlad Vladikoff

The black-bottomed eagle who flies off with the Whos.

The Grinch

Arguably the most famous Seuss character of all!

The Whos

The Whos are the citizens of Whoville and they look a lot like you and me, only so small they are invisible to the naked eye. They are a tight-knit, supportive community.

More Characters from the Seuss Universe

The Jungle Citizens, Hunters, Circus Animals, Fish, Nurses, Courtroom Attendants, additional Wickersham Brothers and Bird Girls!

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