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Auditions for Seussical-Des Moines, IA - Casting ID # 1557288
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Des Moines, IA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 09-29-17
Audition Date 05-05-18 Submission deadline 05-04-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Seussical is based on the works of Dr. Seuss and weaves together his most famous tales and characters from at least fifteen of his books. The show follows the adventures of Horton, an elephant who one day hears voices coming from a speck of dust. He soon discovers that within this tiny speck exists the smallest planet in the universe! On this tiny planet live a tiny race of creatures known as Whos. Although ridiculed by the other animals in the Jungle of Nool for believing in something he cannot see, Horton stubbornly persists in his belief that the Whos exist. Traveling everywhere from the Jungle of Nool to McEligott’s Pool, some of the characters fall in love, some have desperate adventures, and some even save the world!
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Role # 1 The Cat in the Hat
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The essence of mischief, fun and imagination. The Cat stirs things up, causes trouble, but always sets things right again. Is the host and emcee of the evening, playing many comic minor parts throughout the story, sometimes improvising with the audience, and a presence in almost every scene.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 2 Horton the Elephant
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A bird and a citizen of the Jungle of Nool. Very self-conscious, shy, and nervous at first, she grows into a kind and caring protector. Is in love with Horton and does what she can to get his attention, including foolishly growing an enormous feathered tail. She is a bit naïve at times, but always is a voice of reason.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 3 Jojo
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A young boy (could be played by a girl). JoJo is a Who and is the only child of the mayor and his wife. A “Thinker” – a smart child with a wild imagination. A little bit awkward, a little bit of a loner, or simply a rambunctious kid whose “Thinks” get him into constant trouble. In the end, his Thinks save his planet.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 17

Role # 4 Mayzie La Bird
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A bird and a citizen of the Jungle of Nool. Self-centered, selfish and vain. She manipulates anyone she can (especially Horton) into doing what she wants, but she isn’t all bad.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 5 Mr. Mayor
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A Who. The Mayor of Whoville and JoJo’s Dad. He and his wife try hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. They may get aggravated with JoJo, but they love him dearly and try to do the right thing, even if it turns out to be a mistake.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 6 Mrs. Mayor
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A Who. The Mayor’s Wife and JoJo’s Mom. Her and her husband try hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. They may get aggravated with JoJo, but they love him dearly and try to do the right thing, even if it turns out to be a mistake.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 7 Sour Kangaroo
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A kangaroo and a citizen of the Jungle of Nool. She isn’t really sour at all. She’s just got a lot of attitude. She’s loud, brassy, and a lot of fun. Is the main antagonist and the cause of all Horton’s trouble. A strong singer/actor with good comic ability and soulful singing. Think Patti LaBelle meets a Desperate Housewife.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 8 Gengus Khan Schmitz
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A Who. A General who is bursting with pride at the military academy he runs, and the boys he turns out. He is not mean; he honestly thinks he is doing the right thing and is making the world a better place.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 9 Thing 1
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The Cat’s main helper and an extension of his personality. Essence of mischief, fun and imagination.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 10 Thing 2
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Cat’s main helper and an extension of his personality. Essence of mischief, fun and imagination. Assist The Cat in many ways, either playing small roles or causing havoc. Have a presence in almost every scene.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 11 Young Kangaroo
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A baby kangaroo and a citizen of the Jungle of Nool. She is the Sour Kangaroo’s daughter and does whatever her mother does. She’s very sassy with lots of attitude.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 12 Wickersham Brothers
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Monkey brothers and citizens of the Jungle of Nool. These are not bad guys! They’re simply a lot like kids who tease, play pranks and get a kick out of making mischief, although often at others’ expense. They side with the Sour Kangaroo in her campaign against Horton and cause more trouble for Horton.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 13 Birds Girls
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Sassy birds and citizens of the Jungle of Nool. The popular girls in any school – a clique of pretty, self-centered “back up birds” who do whatever Mayzie does. They often act as storytellers, picking up where the Cat left off. A big presence throughout the evening.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 17

Role # 14 The Grinch
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A green beastie who lives in Whoville. He is a happy member of the Who community, but this wasn’t always the case. He once lived angrily apart and wished to disrupt the pleasantry of the Whos. His story and change of heart are all part of Who culture now, and happily retold every Christmas.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 15 Yertle the Turtle
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A turtle and citizen of the Jungle of Nool. He is the King of the Pond and thinks he is more important than what he really is. Presides as the Judge at Horton’s trial.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 16 Vlad Vladikoff
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Vlad does the Wickershams’ dirty work. In his full glory, with his large imposing wingspan, he is scary and formidable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 17 Cindy Lou Who
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A cute little Who, who is now best friends with the Grinch and participates in his Christmas pageant every year.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 17

Role # 18 Citizens of Who
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble. Strong singer/actor/movers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 19 Cadets
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble. Strong singer/actor/movers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 20 Thinks
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble. Strong singer/actor/movers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 21 Circus Performers
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Ensemble. Strong singer/actor/movers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 22 Hunches
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble. Strong singer/actor/movers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 23 Gertrude McFuzz
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A bird and a citizen of the Jungle of Nool.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60