Auditions for Seussical

Auditions for Seussical

August 24th - 25th, 2014

Sunday, August 24 at 6:30 p.m.  (youth aged 10 and older and families)
Monday, August 25 at 6:30 (adults)

Seussical, a musical, is based on the books of Dr. Seuss. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos. Jojo, a Who child, is sent off to a military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton’s attention to the speck of dust and his “loitering” care of Mayzie La Bird’s egg has elicited taunting and accusations from the rest of the animal kingdom, except for Gertrude McFuzz, who longs for his attention, and JoJo, whose “thinks” save them all in the end.

From the Jungle of Nool to Solla Sollew, many singing and dancing characters are needed. Director Denise Baker, music director Ruth Ashwood, and choreographer Christina Leines are looking for three principal men to play Horton the Elephant, Mr. Mayor, and General Gengus Khan Schmitz; three principal women to play Gerturde McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird, and the Sour Kangaroo; one boy or girl to play JoJo; and one man or woman to play the Cat in the Hat. Many other creatures are needed, including monkeys, bird girls, Yertle the Turtle, Vlad Valdamort, Whos, and others.

Those auditioning should come prepared to sing 16 to 32 measures of an up-tempo selection from another musical. Those auditioning should bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Everyone will be taught a short dance combination, so all should come prepared to move.  Script readings will take place during callbacks. Scripts will be available at 5 p.m. all evenings.

All should bring a resume, a headshot if they have one, and a list of all conflicts they may have during the rehearsal period. Rehearsals will be held Sunday through Thursday evenings and some Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning September 14. Twelve performances will be given November 7 - 30 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. on the main stage.

Auditions for the Phipps Festival Chorus

Auditions for the Phipps Festival Chorus

September 4th - 6th, 2014

Thursday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 6 at 10:30 a.m.

Auditions will be held for new members of the Phipps Festival Chorus, a 45-member chorus directed by Tom Dahle, which will perform its annual Christmas concerts on December 6. 

Singers should prepare a sacred or classical aria for the audition. An accompanist will be provided. Singers will also be asked to do some basic sight reading.   Rehearsals are Saturday mornings from 9:30 to noon, and will begin on October 4.


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