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“Inspiring youth through the study, performance, and appreciation of theater arts!”

Auditions

 

Artistic Director and Choreographer: Carol Culver
Music Director: Dolly Kanekuni

AGES: 9 – Adult

Performance Dates:
Nov. 18 through Nov. 27 (2 weekends, 8 shows with 2 on Saturdays)

Rehearsals begin Sunday August 14

Fees for participation IF cast:
Elementary/Middle School Students – $100 per student + $200 of tickets per family (sell tickets for reimbursement)
High School Students/Adults – $100 of tickets (sell tickets for reimbursement)

 

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT AND AUDITIONED! WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!!!

 

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AGES: Adults, teens, and children (must be 9 years old before November 18 and have prior stage experience).

EXPERIENCE: Since HCT’s fall shows have faster-paced rehearsals and more challenging content, they are best suited for performers who have previous on-stage experience and/or performance training and want to be part of a professional show. Our Summer Stars and Theatre Academy programs are more suited for less experienced young performers. So come prepared with your full focus and dedication to putting on the best, most professional show. It’s Possible!

VOICE: The show is almost entirely sung, so good, healthy vocal production and diction is a very important requirement.

DANCE: Dancing is a plus for most roles and a requirement for others.

‘SEUSSICAL’ CHARACTERS:

(If auditioning for ENSEMBLE – please learn “it's Possible” from the Jojo section)

The Cat In The Hat
Our story's omniscient narrator, fun loving and mischievous – the essence of imagination. The Cat stirs things up, causes trouble but always sets things right again. He/she pops up to help Jojo and the audience find their way through the story. Wise and attentive, he/she is physically adept and comfortable onstage leading the cast and improvising with the audience.
Gender: any
Age: adult/older teen
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: F2
SOME DANCE ABILITY NEEDED

“Oh The Thinks You Can Think”
Oh the thinks you can think, Oh the thinks you can think if you’re
willing to try.
Think invisible ink, or a gink with a stink, or a stair to the sky!
If you open your mind, oh the thinks you will find, lining up to get
loose!
Oh the thinks you can think, when you think about Seuss!

Track:

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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.
Gender: any
Age: 9 to 12
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
SOME DANCE ABILITY NEEDED

 “It’s Possible”
It might go along down where no one can see, right under state highway
two hundred and three
Right under the wagons, right under the toes, of Mrs. Umbroso, who’s
hanging out clothes,
It’s possible. Anything’s possible. It’s possible, anything’s
possible.
This might be a river, now might’n it be, connecting McGelligot’s
pool with the sea!
And maybe some fish might be swimming, swimming toward me!

With lyrics:

Track:

 

Horton The Elephant
Our story's main character, he is a compassionate and gentle giant. Commonly misunderstood because of his larger size. He is protective and loving of all creatures in the jungle and does his best to fight for the tiny Who world that is in danger. He has a very tender and loving heart.
Gender: male
Age: adult/older teen
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2
NO DANCING REQUIRED

“Alone in the Universe”
I’m alone in the universe, so alone in the universe, I found magic,
but they don’t see it.
They all call me a lunatic, okay call me a lunatic, if I stand on my
own, so be it.
Cause I have wings, yes I can fly, around the moon, and far beyond the
sky.
And one day soon, I know there you’ll be. One small voice in the
universe,
One true friend in the universe, who believes in me.

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Gertrude McFuzz
A nervous and shy bird who is Horton’s next-door neighbor and goes to great lengths to try and impress him. Very self-conscious that her one-feather tail isn’t glamorous enough, Gertrude is also sweet, kind, and loyal. She grows into a bird who has the power to protect and care for a baby elephant bird and commit herself to Horton. She stops worrying about her looks and grows up.
Gender: female
Age: adult or teen
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F3
DANCE NOT REQUIRED BUT HELPFUL

“All for You”
I sailed on a junk and was practically sunk, for you.
I trampled through the trees full of furious bees, for you.
I slogged through a fog and a choking smog down a soggy slope,
Through a stinking bog, while my slip was gripped by a vicious dog, for
you. All for you!
All for you! There’s nothing that I wouldn’t, and I couldn’t, and
I haven’t gone through!

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Mayzie La Bird
The most beautiful bird in all the jungle, brassy and stylish. Oblivious to her self-centered ways, she relies on her talent of manipulation, and intoxicating beauty, to navigate her way through life.
Gender: female
Age: adult or teen
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: G3
DANCE REQUIRED

“Amayzing Mayzie”
Then I made a plan for my self-improvement. No more crumbs I vowed, I
would have the cake!
Yes I went to the doctor, Doctor Dake by the lake. And he told me what
sort of a pill I should take!
Now I’m——- Amayzing Mayzie, As feathered as feathered can be now!
Amayzing Mayzie, it was all for sale! Amayzing Mayzie, the birds are all
whistling at me now!
Amayzing Mayzie, baby that’s my tail!

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The Sour Kangaroo
The 'leader' of the jungle. She isn’t really sour at all, she’s just got lots of attitude. She’s loud, brassy and a lot of fun! A caring mother, but unabashedly sassy and soulful with an R & B vocal styling.
Gender: female
Age: adult or teen
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Strong belt voice required
DANCE REQUIRED

“Biggest Blame Fool”
Twas the Sour Kangaroo!
And the Young Kangaroo in her pouch said: Humph! Too.
Why that speck is as small as the head of a pin! A person on that? Why
there never has been!
You’re the biggest blame fool in the Jungle of Nool, and I don’t
care who I tell.
Biggest blame fool in the Jungle of Nool, and I think so as well.
Maybe I’m nasty, maybe I’m cruel, but you’re the biggest blame
fool, in the Jungle of Nool!

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Young Kangaroo
The Sour Kangaroo’s daughter. Lots of attitude, a copy of mom.
Gender: female
Age: prefer young and small
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: Bb4
DANCE REQUIRED

General Genghis Khan Schmitz
He is not sadistic, mean or abusive but he is very proud of his military academy and thinks he is doing the right thing for his cadets. He is a comic character because he is clearly misguided. He later learns that making war might not be the right thing to do and that adults can learn from children, too.
Gender: male
Age: adult or teen
Vocal range top: F4 (Strong E4)
Vocal range bottom: B2
Dance not required but a good sense of timing, strength in movement and coordination is needed.

“The Military”
I’m General Genghis Kahn Schmitz. I scare children out of their wits!
But, you’ll see at a glance sir, my school is the answer for shirkers
and dreamers and twits. _
And in this case I’d say the shoe fits!_
The military academy is the place where he should be sent! _
We’ll drill the silliness from his head. I’m sure we’ll make a
dent.
We’ll teach him fighting and left and righting until he’s muscled
and tan!
A hut two three! “He’s pathetic”
A hut two three! “Unathletic!”
A hut two three! But I’m betting we can!
The military, that’s what makes a boy—– a man!

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Wickersham Brothers
Vocal range bottom: B2
Dance not required but a good sense of timing, strength in movement and coordination is needed.
The Wickersham Brothers
3 or 6 (monkeys) who enjoy making mischief, teasing, and playing pranks often at the expense of
others. They enjoy playing off one another and making music together, singing in 3-part harmony.
Gender: any but prefer male
Age: any
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: A2
DANCE is a big plus, but at least a good sense of timing, strength in movement and coordination is
needed.

“Monkey Around”
Something big is getting nearer, something big is coming through
Got some monkey business, that’s what we intend to do!
Come on! I wanna monkey, monkey around. Come on! I gotta monkey, monkey
around!
_Come on, we're gonna monkey, ooh we’re gonna monkey around!

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Mr. Mayor
Mayor of Whoville and Jojo’s father. He and Mrs. Mayor are parents trying hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. They get aggravated with Jojo but they love him dearly and try to do the right thing by him even if it turns out to be a mistake.
Age: any
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: D3
DANCE is a big plus, but at least a good sense of timing, strength in movement and coordination is
needed.

“How to Raise a Child”
He was mommy’s little boy, he was Daddy’s little man,
He was never any trouble till this thinking thing began!
We must both lay down the law, will he hate us, maybe so,
Oh, where are the instructions on how to raise a child,
Who has the instructions on how to raise a child,
_Who has all the answers? I don’t know.

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Mrs. Mayor
Jojo’s mother. She and Mr. Mayor are parents trying hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. They get aggravated with Jojo but they love him dearly and try to do the right thing by him even if it turns out to be a mistake.
Age: any
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
DANCE is a big plus, but at least a good sense of timing, strength in movement and coordination is
needed.

“How to Raise a Child”
He was mommy’s little boy, he was Daddy’s little man,
He was never any trouble till this thinking thing began!
We must both lay down the law, will he hate us, maybe so,
Oh, where are the instructions on how to raise a child,
Who has the instructions on how to raise a child,
_Who has all the answers? I don’t know.

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Bird Girls
3 or 6 birds who are Mayzie’s flock and narrate much of the action. They dote on her and back her up physically and vocally singing in 3-part harmony.
Gender: female
Age: pre-teen to adult
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3
DANCE REQUIRED

“The People Vs. Horton”
Talkin' to a speck! Talkin' to a speck! To a speck of dust!
Sittin' on an egg! Sittin' on an egg! Sittin' on an egg!
Talkin' to a speck! Talkin' to a speck! To a speck of dust!
Talkin' to a speck! To a speck of dust!
Talkin' to a speck! Talkin' to a speck! To a speck of….

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Bird Girls Mid

Bird Girls Low

Bird Girls High

 

The Grinch
Everyone knows who he is! A big part of Whoville.
Sings & dances with the Whos.

Ensemble
The Whos, Yertyl the Turtle, Fish, Citizens of the Jungle, Circus members, The Hunches, the Cadets SINGING and DANCE REQUIRED, Gymnastics and juggling also helpful (please specify any special gymnastic or circus abilities you have on your audition form.)

Marshall (Cat)

“_This is the case of the People versus Horton the Elephant (Horton, the
Elephant) _

_Judge Yertle the Turtle presiding, everyone rise!!_”

JUDGE YERTLE

“_Based on the evidence, I have no choice but to order the defendant,
Horton the Elephant, remanded to the Nool Asylum for the Criminally
Insane. _”