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AUDITIONS: Seussical

Seussical

Music by Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Book by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty

Co-Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty & Eric Idle

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Directed by Andrew Blizzard with Musical Direction by Mary Jo Hahn

Auditions:

  • April 12 • 6:30-9 pm
  • April 13 • 6:30-9 pm
  • April 14 • 6:30-9 pm
  • Callbacks: April 15 • 7 pm

This will be a multi-generational cast.  

To Audition: 

Please bring sheet music and be prepared to sing 32 bars, but no more than one minute, of a fully-memorized Broadway style song that showcases their vocal range and in a style that is consistent with the character you are auditioning for. This should be something that you are very comfortable with, not something you just learned the day before! Please mark your selection. An accompanist will be provided. A cappella singing will not be allowed.

You may be asked to read from the script and perform a brief dance combination taught at the auditions.

All roles are voluntary.

To Submit a Video Audition:  Send a video of no more than one minute, of a fully-memorized Broadway style song that showcases your vocal range in a style that is consistent with the character you are auditioning for. Please include your name and song title at the beginning of the video.  

Videos can be sent to [email protected]

All videos must be received by Tuesday, April 13 to receive consideration. 

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be held three nights per week and some Sundays.

Performances: July 2021

Roles: 

  • THE CAT IN THE HAT – (male or female, strong actor, character singer) The essence of mischief, fun and imagination. The Cat stirs things up, causes trouble, but always sets things right again. This actor should have strong comedic abilities, flexible physicality, strong mover, and is comfortable improvising with an audience
  • HORTON THE ELEPHANT – (male, strong singer/actor) A big-hearted guy who is steadfast and responsible and always tries to do the right thing for his friends. He does his best to fight for the tiny Who world that is in danger.
  • GERTRUDE McFUZZ – (female, strong singer/actor) She is very self-conscious that her one-feather tail isn’t glamorous enough. She goes to great lengths to try to impress Horton.
  • MAYZIE LA BIRD – (female, strong singer/actor/dancer) She is brassy, stylish and vain. 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.
  • SOUR KANGAROO – (female, strong singer/actor) She’s a loud, brassy character with a ton of attitude. Gospel / R&B vocal styling a plus. Along with the Wickershams, she loves to pick on Horton. 
  • JOJO – (male or female, strong singer/actor/dancer) Jojo is a “Thinker”– a smart kid with a wild imagination but always feeling out of place. Jojo eventually use his/her imagination to save the Who planet. (Age 8-12)
  • MR. & MRS. MAYOR – (male and female, character singers/actors) Jojo’s nervous and over protective parents. They love Jojo, but are unsure how to raise a difficult child in a difficult world.
  • GENERAL SCHMITZ – (male or female, character singer/actor)A bumbling leader of a military academy and tries to turn Jojo into a ‘man’
  • THE BIRD GIRLS – (female, strong singers/dancers) The popular girls in any school–a clique of “back up birds” who narrate much of the action. 
  • THE WICKERSHAM BROTHERS – (male and/or female, character singers/actors, strong dancers) A group of comic, mischievous monkeys who like to play pranks and tease Horton. They need strong movement/dancing and physicality.
  • THING ONE AND TWO – Thing One and Thing Two are human twins from The Cat in the Hat book. They were released from the box that the cat brought in to introduce to Conrad, Sally and the fish.
  • ENSEMBLE – will play many roles – Jungle Creatures, Whoville citizens, Cadets, Hunches, circus characters, Fish, and Hunters. Parts of Vlad Vladikoff, the Grinch and Yertle the Turtle will be chosen from the Ensemble. Seeking strong dancers and singers. Looking especially for strong skills in roller-skating, ballet (pointe), and any “circus” skills. Ability to ride a unicycle is an automatic plus. (14 and UP)
About the Show: 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. Horton tries to convince the other animals in The Jungle of the existence of the Whos, but he is ridiculed and put on trial for insanity. Only his loyal neighbor,Gertrude McFuzz, never loses faith in him. Eventually, the two fall in love. Now one of the most widely produced musicals in the country, Seussical weaves a story of friendship, loyalty and love. Despite all odds, Horton and Gertrude band together to save the Whos, free Horton, and restore peace and unity to the Jungle of Nool. Charming Seussical teaches us the power of being unique, and the importance of fighting for your beliefs.
 
Seussical is being presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

AUDITIONS: Seussical (callbacks)

Seussical

Music by Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Book by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty

Co-Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty & Eric Idle

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Directed by Andrew Blizzard with Musical Direction by Mary Jo Hahn

Auditions:

  • April 12 • 6:30-9 pm
  • April 13 • 6:30-9 pm
  • April 14 • 6:30-9 pm
  • Callbacks: April 15 • 7 pm

This will be a multi-generational cast.  

To Audition: 

Please bring sheet music and be prepared to sing 32 bars, but no more than one minute, of a fully-memorized broadway style song that showcases their vocal range and in a style that is consistent with the character you are auditioning for. This should be something that you are very comfortable with, not something you just learned the day before! Please mark your selection. An accompanist will be provided. A cappella singing will not be allowed.

You may be asked to read from the script and perform a brief dance combination taught at the auditions.

All roles are voluntary.

To Submit a Video Audition:  Send a video of no more than one minute, of a fully-memorized Broadway style song that showcases your vocal range in a style that is consistent with the character you are auditioning for. Please include your name and song title at the beginning of the video.  

Videos can be sent to [email protected]

All videos must be received by Tuesday, April 13 to receive consideration. 

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be held three nights per week and some Sundays.

Performances: July 16-25, 2021

Roles: 

  • THE CAT IN THE HAT – (male or female, strong actor, character singer) The essence of mischief, fun and imagination. The Cat stirs things up, causes trouble, but always sets things right again. This actor should have strong comedic abilities, flexible physicality, strong mover, and is comfortable improvising with an audience
  • HORTON THE ELEPHANT – (male, strong singer/actor) A big-hearted guy who is steadfast and responsible and always tries to do the right thing for his friends. He does his best to fight for the tiny Who world that is in danger.
  • GERTRUDE McFUZZ – (female, strong singer/actor) She is very self-conscious that her one-feather tail isn’t glamorous enough. She goes to great lengths to try to impress Horton.
  • MAYZIE LA BIRD – (female, strong singer/actor/dancer) She is brassy, stylish and vain. 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.
  • SOUR KANGAROO – (female, strong singer/actor) She’s a loud, brassy character with a ton of attitude. Gospel / R&B vocal styling a plus. Along with the Wickershams, she loves to pick on Horton. 
  • JOJO – (male or female, strong singer/actor/dancer) Jojo is a “Thinker”– a smart kid with a wild imagination but always feeling out of place. Jojo eventually use his/her imagination to save the Who planet. (Age 8-12)
  • MR. & MRS. MAYOR – (male and female, character singers/actors) Jojo’s nervous and over protective parents. They love Jojo, but are unsure how to raise a difficult child in a difficult world.
  • GENERAL SCHMITZ – (male or female, character singer/actor)A bumbling leader of a military academy and tries to turn Jojo into a ‘man’
  • THE BIRD GIRLS – (female, strong singers/dancers) The popular girls in any school–a clique of “back up birds” who narrate much of the action. 
  • THE WICKERSHAM BROTHERS – (male and/or female, character singers/actors, strong dancers) A group of comic, mischievous monkeys who like to play pranks and tease Horton. They need strong movement/dancing and physicality.
  • THING ONE AND TWO – Thing One and Thing Two are human twins from The Cat in the Hat book. They were released from the box that the cat brought in to introduce to Conrad, Sally and the fish.
  • ENSEMBLE – will play many roles – Jungle Creatures, Whoville citizens, Cadets, Hunches, circus characters, Fish, and Hunters. Parts of Vlad Vladikoff, the Grinch and Yertle the Turtle will be chosen from the Ensemble. Seeking strong dancers and singers. Looking especially for strong skills in roller-skating, ballet (pointe), and any “circus” skills. Ability to ride a unicycle is an automatic plus. (14 and UP)
About the Show: 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. Horton tries to convince the other animals in The Jungle of the existence of the Whos, but he is ridiculed and put on trial for insanity. Only his loyal neighbor,Gertrude McFuzz, never loses faith in him. Eventually, the two fall in love. Now one of the most widely produced musicals in the country, Seussical weaves a story of friendship, loyalty and love. Despite all odds, Horton and Gertrude band together to save the Whos, free Horton, and restore peace and unity to the Jungle of Nool. Charming Seussical teaches us the power of being unique, and the importance of fighting for your beliefs.
 
Seussical is being presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

AUDITIONS: Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

Written & Directed By Marc Sanders

To Audition: Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  Prepared monologues are welcome but not required. No experience necessary.  All roles unpaid.  All roles are available for casting. Social distancing guidelines will be upheld at auditions and masks will be required during the audition, rehearsals and performances.

Production: There will be four live performances held in The Studio at Carrollwood Cultural Center. The show will be recorded for streaming purposes, as well.  If necessary due to demand, the production could possibly be held over for an additional weekend of performances. Tech Week: April 18-21, 2021

Performances: April 22-25, 2021(times TBD)

Role(s): 

  • Kobiyeski – Building Superintendent; age mid 50s to 60s
  • Susan – 30 something yuppie; very refined and dressed to the nines; married to Andy
  • Andy – 30 something yuppie; married to Susan; appears disheveled in the play but comes from wealth
  • Pierre – any age from mid 20s to mid 40s; Homosexual Tenant (lives down the hall from George); requires cross dressing with makeup.
  • George – any age from mid 20s to mid 40s; Homosexual Tenant (lives down the hall from Pierre); requires cross dressing with makeup.
  • Caitlin – mid to late 20s; Mike’s girlfriend; Angela’s sister; very out of shape
  • Mike – mid to late 20s; Caitlin’s boyfriend
  • Amanda – Age 15; rebellious; Brian’s daughter
  • Brian – early to mid 40s; Amanda’s father
  • Jenny – Age 5; adopted daughter of Susan
  • Angela – early to mid 20s; Caitlin’s sister; a ballet dancer; MUST PERFORM A BALLET ROUTINE
  • Jack – mid 20s to early 30s; The Fire Captain at the Station next door; Athletic Build
  • Paramedic – any age or gender above age 20; a walk on role
Plot: Behind Closed Doors is an original play consisting of two acts with two scenes per act.  Each scene serves as a vignette that focuses on the different residents who reside on the fifth floor of a tenement building located in the downtown area of a metropolitan city.  As the play progresses the individual stories of each act begin to overlap and intersect with one another.
 
This production is part of The Studio Project at Carrollwood Cultural Center.

AUDITIONS: Hot Mikado

Auditions SquareHot Mikado

Book and Lyrics adapted by David Bell

Music adapted and arranged by Rob Bowman

Based on “The Mikado” by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan


Directed by  Aaron Washington

Conducted by Jim Burge

AUDITION DATES

  • Sunday, September 8 / 7 pm – 9 pm
  • Monday, September 9 / 6:30 pm – 9 pm
  • Tuesday, September 10 / 6:30 pm – 9 pm (callbacks)

Rehearsal process will be minimal. All roles are volunteer based.

PERFORMANCES

  • Thursday, November 21 / 8 pm
  • Friday, November 22 / 8 pm
  • Saturday, November 23 / 8 pm
  • Sunday, November 24 / 2 pm

ABOUT THE SHOW

MAS Theatre is looking for a diverse, dynamic and energetic cast of performers to bring this HOT production to life. MAS Theatre will be going Speakeasy and telling this story with a live orchestra under the direction of Jim Burge. All actors must be strong singers as well as actors and mover/dancers.  WE ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING ALL ETHNICITIES FOR ALL ROLES. This is the coveted Gilbert and Sullivan masterpiece “The Mikado” with an adapted jazz score and a 1940s Japanese Speakeasy setting. 

Actors should prepare an up-tempo and a ballad with at least one selection being a jazz song, not to exceed three minutes total. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. Background tracks are acceptable.

Video submissions are accepted; however, in-person auditions are highly recommended.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

The ages of these characters are adaptable within reason.

Actors of all ages, races, and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Ko-Ko: Baritone. Stage age 25-35. Lord High Executioner, given his title the night before he was to be put to death for flirting. He has never killed anything in his life. An all-around “nice guy”. Needs to have impeccable comedic timing and a strong mastery of the stage. Vocal range top: B5, bottom: B3

Nanki-Poo: Tenor. Stage age 20-30. The son of the Mikado. A fresh-faced “rock crooner.” Runs away from his father and the high court and pretends to be a wandering minstrel who plays the trumpet with lots of energy but little finesse. Vocal range top: B5, bottom: C4

Yum-Yum: Soprano. Stage age 18-25. The ward of Titipu’s Lord High Executioner and engaged to marry him. She loves Nanki-Poo. Honest and narcissistic. Needs comedic timing and a lovely soprano voice. Vocal range top: G5, bottom: A3

Katisha: Contralto. Stage age 25+. Nanki-Poo’s spurned and subsequently angry suitor. Femme fatale. Threatens to tell everyone of Nanki-Poo’s real identity to ruin his engagement to Yum-Yum. Vocal range top: D5, bottom: F3

Poo-Bah: Bass. Stage age 25+. Lord High “everything else.” Took over all the offices of State when everyone else quit. Clever, money-hungry and selfish. Ko-Ko’s right-hand man. Vocal range top: F5, bottom: A3

Pitti-Sing: Mezzo-Soprano. Stage age 25-30. Yum-Yum’s sister. Very matter-of-fact. Protective of her sisters, and isn’t afraid to stand up to Katisha. Needs to be an extremely strong vocalist with a very wide vocal range. Vocal range top: A5, bottom: E3

Pish-Tush: Tenor. Stage age 20+. The “coolest” Gentleman of Japan. Thinks himself overly important when doing the Mikado’s bidding. High-strung and rash. Vocal range top: B5, bottom: A3

Peep-Bo: Alto. Stage age 18-25. Yum-Yum’s Sister. Cynical and sarcastic. Has the most attitude of all three sisters. Needs to be very comfortable singing difficult harmonies on her own. Vocal range top: F5, bottom: B3

The Mikado: Baritone. Stage age 35+. The big “cat” of Japan. An ardent stickler for the law, and a ruler who finds humor in every situation even when it is unjust or absurd. Also plays in the ensemble in Act 1. Loves a good show and is quite a showman himself. Vocal range top: A5, bottom: C4

The Gentlemen: 3 Gentlemen of Japan. Wide vocal range. Stage age 20-50. Strong singers and adept dancers. Jazzy and fun.

The Ladies: 3 Ladies of Japan. Wide vocal range. Stage age 20-50. Strong singers and dancers. Sassy and lively.


Hot Mikado is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.MTIShows.com

AUDITIONS: Hot Mikado

Auditions SquareHot Mikado

Book and Lyrics adapted by David Bell

Music adapted and arranged by Rob Bowman

Based on “The Mikado” by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan


Directed by  Aaron Washington

Conducted by Jim Burge

AUDITION DATES

  • Sunday, September 8 / 7 pm – 9 pm
  • Monday, September 9 / 6:30 pm – 9 pm
  • Tuesday, September 10 / 6:30 pm – 9 pm (callbacks)

Rehearsal process will be minimal. All roles are volunteer based.

PERFORMANCES

  • Thursday, November 21 / 8 pm
  • Friday, November 22 / 8 pm
  • Saturday, November 23 / 8 pm
  • Sunday, November 24 / 2 pm

ABOUT THE SHOW

MAS Theatre is looking for a diverse, dynamic and energetic cast of performers to bring this HOT production to life. MAS Theatre will be going Speakeasy and telling this story with a live orchestra under the direction of Jim Burge. All actors must be strong singers as well as actors and mover/dancers.  WE ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING ALL ETHNICITIES FOR ALL ROLES. This is the coveted Gilbert and Sullivan masterpiece “The Mikado” with an adapted jazz score and a 1940s Japanese Speakeasy setting. 

Actors should prepare an up-tempo and a ballad with at least one selection being a jazz song, not to exceed three minutes total. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. Background tracks are acceptable.

Video submissions are accepted; however, in-person auditions are highly recommended.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

The ages of these characters are adaptable within reason.

Actors of all ages, races, and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Ko-Ko: Baritone. Stage age 25-35. Lord High Executioner, given his title the night before he was to be put to death for flirting. He has never killed anything in his life. An all-around “nice guy”. Needs to have impeccable comedic timing and a strong mastery of the stage. Vocal range top: B5, bottom: B3

Nanki-Poo: Tenor. Stage age 20-30. The son of the Mikado. A fresh-faced “rock crooner.” Runs away from his father and the high court and pretends to be a wandering minstrel who plays the trumpet with lots of energy but little finesse. Vocal range top: B5, bottom: C4

Yum-Yum: Soprano. Stage age 18-25. The ward of Titipu’s Lord High Executioner and engaged to marry him. She loves Nanki-Poo. Honest and narcissistic. Needs comedic timing and a lovely soprano voice. Vocal range top: G5, bottom: A3

Katisha: Contralto. Stage age 25+. Nanki-Poo’s spurned and subsequently angry suitor. Femme fatale. Threatens to tell everyone of Nanki-Poo’s real identity to ruin his engagement to Yum-Yum. Vocal range top: D5, bottom: F3

Poo-Bah: Bass. Stage age 25+. Lord High “everything else.” Took over all the offices of State when everyone else quit. Clever, money-hungry and selfish. Ko-Ko’s right-hand man. Vocal range top: F5, bottom: A3

Pitti-Sing: Mezzo-Soprano. Stage age 25-30. Yum-Yum’s sister. Very matter-of-fact. Protective of her sisters, and isn’t afraid to stand up to Katisha. Needs to be an extremely strong vocalist with a very wide vocal range. Vocal range top: A5, bottom: E3

Pish-Tush: Tenor. Stage age 20+. The “coolest” Gentleman of Japan. Thinks himself overly important when doing the Mikado’s bidding. High-strung and rash. Vocal range top: B5, bottom: A3

Peep-Bo: Alto. Stage age 18-25. Yum-Yum’s Sister. Cynical and sarcastic. Has the most attitude of all three sisters. Needs to be very comfortable singing difficult harmonies on her own. Vocal range top: F5, bottom: B3

The Mikado: Baritone. Stage age 35+. The big “cat” of Japan. An ardent stickler for the law, and a ruler who finds humor in every situation even when it is unjust or absurd. Also plays in the ensemble in Act 1. Loves a good show and is quite a showman himself. Vocal range top: A5, bottom: C4

The Gentlemen: 3 Gentlemen of Japan. Wide vocal range. Stage age 20-50. Strong singers and adept dancers. Jazzy and fun.

The Ladies: 3 Ladies of Japan. Wide vocal range. Stage age 20-50. Strong singers and dancers. Sassy and lively.


Hot Mikado is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.MTIShows.com