Children to be cast in final ‘Seussical’ auditions
Rob Vanya, January 30, 2013
PASADENA, Texas — The San Jacinto College Central theatre and film department will hold final public auditions for “Seussical the Musical,” a family musical based on Dr. Seuss characters.
The auditions will cast children ages 5 to 15 for the children’s chorus of animals and “Whos” (boys and girls), and will take place Feb. 5 and 6 at 6 p.m. on both nights. The auditions will be held in the Powell Arena Theatre, located at 8060 Spencer Hwy., in Pasadena. Prior theater experience is not necessary, and enrollment at San Jacinto College is not required. Prepared materials are not required, and people auditioning should dress to move.
Noted playwright, author, and San Jacinto College English professor Dr. David LeMaster will direct “Seussical.” Rehearsals will begin Feb. 11 and there will be a total of nine rehearsals. Show dates are Feb. 20, 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 24, and a special school morning performance on Feb 22.
“Seussical: The Musical” tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny creatures called “Whos.” Horton faces a double challenge – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. The powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.
For more information about San Jacinto College’s theatre and other fine arts programs, please visit arts.sanjac.edu.
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