Auditions

AUDITION INFORMATION

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Williamstown Musical Theatre Company Inc is proud to announce auditions for their June 2017 production of Seussical Junior, which will be performed at the Williamstown Mechanics Institute from Friday 9th June to Sunday 25th June.

Established in 2011, Williamstown Musical Theatre Company Inc’s junior program is open to young performers aged between 8 – 18 years old and aims to provide them with high quality creative learning experiences in the theatre arts. A positive, supportive and fun environment is encouraged to promote and develop self-respect, confidence, awareness, imagination, creativity, determination and social skills in young people. Cast members also develop discipline, memorisation techniques, motor skills, coordination, and many other crucial foundation skills through creative dramatics and, in doing so, enhance their self-esteem, grace, and poise, both onstage and off.

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favourite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

PRODUCTION TEAM

Co-Directors: Ang Cuy and Stuart Dodge
Musical Director: Ang Cuy
Choreographer: Stuart Dodge
Assistant Director/Choreographer: Andrea Scholes


AUDITION DATES & VENUE

Auditions will be held at Williamstown Mechanics Institute Theatre. Corner of Melbourne Road and Electra Street, Williamstown.
(Melways 56 C9)
All auditionees are required to make an audition booking by calling 1300 881 545.

    • Tuesday 7th March from 7.30pm
    • Thursday 9th March from 7.30pm
    • Friday 10th March from 7:00pm

DANCE AUDITIONS AND CALL-BACKS

Auditionees may be required to attend a dance audition on Saturday 11th March at either 1.00pm to 2.30pm OR 3.00pm to 4.30pm and / or a call back from 5.00pm.
The Production Team will inform you if you are required to attend a call back or dance audition.
Please keep this date and times free.

 

AUDITION INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS

    • Auditionees must be between the ages of 8 – 18 at the time of the performance season.
    • Please prepare one song (not from the show) that demonstrates your vocal ability, range and strengths as a performer.
    • Either sheet music or backing tracks may be used. All sheet music should be in the correct key.
    • No transposition or acapella singing will be accepted.
    • Auditionees may be asked to do a reading.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

    • Rehearsals will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 10:00pm and on Sundays from 1pm to 5pm starting Sunday 19th March 2017, 2016.
    • Performance dates are from Friday 9th June to Sunday 25th June 2017.
    • All auditionees are required to complete the standard audition form.
    • All auditionees under the age of 18 must have signed Parent/Guardian permission to audition and be part of WMTC’s junior program.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Horton The Elephant is a gentle giant. He is loyal, kind and responsible and always tries to do the right thing for his friends. He is imaginative and finds the good in everything. By the end of the show, without even realizing it, he is ready to become a parent. VOCAL RANGE A4 – E6

The Cat In The Hat is the essence of mischief, fun, and imagination. The Cat stirs things up, causes trouble, but always sets things right again, helping Jojo to discover the power of his own imagination as they create the story for the show together. Look for a physically adept actor (male or female) to play The Cat, one who will be able to play many comic cameos and is comfortable improvising with an audience. VOCAL RANGE Bb4 – D5

Gertrude Mcfuzz is very self-conscious and aware that her one-feather tail isn’t perfect. Gertrude changes during the show from a neurotic, nervous and shy bird into a confident and resilient one. VOCAL RANGE F3 – Eb5

Jojo is a “Thinker”, a smart child with a wild imagination, whose Thinks get him into constant trouble. Vocal Range Ab4 – D6

Mayzie La Bird is self-centred, selfish, and vain and will never admit to her own flaws. She manipulates anyone she can into doing what she wants – including Horton! Vocal Range G#3 – E5

Sour Kangaroo isn’t really sour at all – she’s just got a lot of attitude! She’s loud, brassy, and a lot of fun. Vocal Range A3 – Eb5

The Wickersham Brothers like to tease, play pranks, and get a kick out of making mischief.  Vocal Range A4 – G6

The Bird Girls are the sassy backup singers to Mayzie and the Sour Kangaroo.  Strong ability to hold harmony lines and good movers a must. Vocal Range – various

Ensemble we are looking for ensemble members who are strong singers, dancers and actors – they will be playing the parts of “whos” or “jungle citizens” and many smaller roles such as the mayor and his wife will be played by ensemble members. VOCAL RANGE various

 

To secure your spot or for any further information,
please phone us on 1300 881 545