Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite 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!
Auditions are open to student actors who are currently in grades 3 through 8. Actors who wish to audition should come to their choice of one of the following three audition times:
- Monday, December 10 from 5:00-6:45
- Tuesday, December 11 from 5:00-6:45
- Thursday, December 13 from 5:00-6:45
Actors do not need to prepare anything for their audition, but they must complete and have a parent/guardian sign the Seussical JR Actor Information & Conflict Sheet and turn it in at their audition.
Callbacks for select actors will be held on Sunday, December 16 from 1:00-3:00. A list of actors who are needed at callbacks will be posted on this page by noon on Friday, December 14.
The final cast list will be posted by noon on Monday, December 17.
Rehearsals will begin on Monday, December 17. With a few exceptions (please refer to the conflict sheet for the exact schedule), we will generally rehearse at the following times:
- Mondays from 5:00-6:45pm
- Tuesdays from 5:00-6:45pm
- Thursdays from 5:00-6:450pm
- Saturdays from either 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00, depending on the week
Not all actors will be needed at every rehearsal, especially for the first month or so of the production. A schedule for the upcoming week will be emailed out to the actors each Sunday afternoon.
We will have four dress/tech rehearsals and seven performances, at which attendance is mandatory except in extremely rare circumstances. Those dates & times are as follows:
- Monday, March 4 from 5:00-8:45
- Tuesday, March 5 from 5:00-8:45
- Wednesday, March 6 from 5:00-8:45
- Thursday, March 7 from 5:00-8:45
- Friday, March 8 @ 7:00pm
- Saturday,March 9 @ 7:00pm
- Sunday, March 10 @ 2:00p
- Friday, March 15 @ 7:00pm
- Saturday, March 16 @ 1:00pm
- Saturday, March 16 @ 7:00pm
- Sunday, March 17 @ 2:00pm
The fee for an actor to take part in this production is $325, which is due to BWTC by Thursday, December 20, unless alternate arrangements have been made. Those payments can be made by check or by credit card via a secure online payment site that will be emailed to parents and posted on this page once the show has been cast.
Scholarships are available to families who need them. In order to apply for a scholarship, please contact Sarah Irwin (BWTC’s Managing Director). Please note that in order to be considered for a scholarship, Sarah must have your application on file before you show up to audition. We have a limited number of scholarships that we can give out for each show, and we may not be able to honor requests that are made after a show has been cast.
If you have any questions, please contact Charlie Leonard