SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL | AUDITIONS

Steps

Step 1: Submit an AUDITION FORM prior to auditions.

Step 2: Register for a time slot via SIGN UP GENIUS.

COVID Precautions

At this time, SALT requires masks be worn for all rehearsals. In order to avoid disruptions to our rehearsal and performance schedule, if you are over the age of 18, only vaccinated individuals will be considered for casting. If you are under the age of 18, you will be considered for casting regardless of your vaccination status, but if you are not vaccinated, we will require a weekly negative COVID test result for you to participate. Audience seating may be sold at full capacity. As the guidance changes in the months ahead, we will also adjust our precautions.

Audition Date

Auditions will take place via time slots on the evenings of January 4 & 6 at our SALT Chester Springs location (1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425).

Callbacks, including the dance call, will take place on the evening of January 11, 2022 at our Chester Springs location (1645 Art School Rd, Chester Springs, 19425).

Performances & Rehearsals

Performances will take place on the weekends of April 15 - May 1, 2022. We ask all cast members to reserve the Thursday evenings prior to these weekends for potential added performances. 

The complete production schedule, including all rehearsals, can be found HERE to reference as you list any conflicts that you might have on the audition form.

Audition Format

Please prepare 2 songs, 32 cuts each clearly marked on your sheet music in a binder for our accompanist. The songs CAN be from the show but do not HAVE to be. Please also prepare to tell us a story that somehow rhymes in 60 seconds or less. The story should be memorized and can be original, something about your life, an experience you've had, ANYTHING. Be creative.

Character Descriptions

All roles can be played by any gender, race, ability, and body type. SALT is strongly encouraging all performers to submit for whatever role(s) they desire, regardless of type or similarity to the original source material or Broadway cast. We are looking for a cast as unique and diverse as the creatures that inhabit the pages of Dr. Seuss’ books. While we are seeking mostly adults to fill these roles, we are open to casting a few teens (and Jojo would be an 8-12 year old). 

The Cat In The Hat
Our story's omniscient narrator, they are fun loving and enjoys rhyming. Pops up throughout the story to help the audience. Wise and attentive.
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: F2


Jojo
The Mayor's child, they are a Who that is always finding trouble. Bright, creative, and inadvertently mischievous. Possesses a wildly expansive imagination and finds solace in their friendship with Horton.
Age: 8 to 12
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3


Horton The Elephant
Our story's main character, they are a compassionate and gentle elephant. Commonly misunderstood because of their larger size. They are protective and loving of all creatures in the jungle.
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2


Gertrude Mcfuzz
Horton's one-feathered-tail bird neighbor. Gertrude is sweet and timid. Though kind and loyal, they are also self-conscious of her shortfalls.
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F3


Mayzie Labird
The most beautiful bird in all of the jungle. Oblivious to their self-centered ways, they rely on their talent of manipulation, and intoxicating beauty, to navigate their way through life.
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: G3


The Sour Kangaroo
The 'leader' of the jungle. They are loud, brassy, and stubbornly set in their ways. A caring parent, but unabashedly sassy and soulful.
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F#3


Ensemble
Jungle Creatures (The Wickersham Brothers, Yurtle The Turtle, Bird Girls); The Whos (Mr. Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, General Genghis Khan Schmitz)

 

Compensation

This is a community theatre production performed on a volunteer basis.