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You are invited to OPEN AUDITIONS

Ages 4-18 in Seussical Jr.​
Saturday, August 27, 2022
11-12 pm Parent Meeting
12-2 pm Ages 4-9 
2-5 pm Ages 10-18 
6 pm Callbacks By Invitation


 

Please use the link on the left here to fill out the audition packet. You will not be considered for a role until it is completed.

 

Info:
Kids that only want to be in the ensemble and do not want to have a solo or lead part need only sign up. Please plan to attend the Parent Meeting times below. We are a "no cuts" group. Every performer gets a part. We are planning on two casts (one younger and the other older). All high school graduates 18+ must have an invitation to audition.

 

SEUSSICAL AUDITION PREP

 

Wed. 8/24 

5-6 pm SINGING (AGES 4-9) in Main Room

6-7 pm DANCING (AGES 4-9) in Main Room

7-8 pm EARLY AUDITIONS in Main Room

Thurs. 8/25

6-7 pm SINGING (AGES 10-18) in Main Room

7-8 pm DANCING (AGES 10-18) in Main Room

8-9 pm EARLY AUDITIONS in Main Room

To reserve a spot in the room for the Master Classes, please use this form.

$15 per class or $20 for both.

 

AUDITION DAY AT THE ACADEMY:

11 am- 12 pm IN PERSON/ZOOM MANDATORY PARENT MEETING (use this same link to watch auditions that day)

Top Billing Ent is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Seussical 
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89099233909?pwd=ZTlxODZFeVNHa3FzOG0rNHRnRnNXQT09

Meeting ID: 890 9923 3909
Passcode: horton

To reserve a spot in the room for auditions, please sign up at

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A044AA8AD28A3FB6-seussical1

*IF YOU MISS IN PERSON AUDITION AND DID NOT SCHEDULE A TIME, we encourage you to submit a video audition with your singing and dancing abilities and other skill sets. State your name, age, and which roles you would like to be considered for, sing a cappella or with a voice off track for 30-60 seconds, then record yourself doing one of the following audition routines. If you can tumble, tap, do color guard, or have other skills that we could use in the show be sure to include those. Edit everything together in one video and email kkivy@topbillingent.org with the YouTube link or mp4 file.

Video Submissions will be accepted August 9-26, 2022 by 9:00 pm at the latest.

CALLBACKS (BY INVITE ONLY) You will receive a call-back invitation at the end of each audition session. Callbacks will be Saturday, August 27 at 3 pm.

CAST LIST ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE on Top Billing Entertainment's Instagram Live.

 

What to Expect At Auditions:
Singing Auditions for kids that want a lead role or featured solo. Kids will be taught a song and will go on stage and sing it a cappella. They can also bring 16 bars (about 30 seconds) of a Broadway or Disney song to sing a cappella instead of the song we teach that day.

 

Dance Auditions - kids will learn a routine and dance in small groups. They are welcome to show us any special skills at this time as well. (Tumbling, tap dance, etc.)

Performers over 18 years old are invited to audition by directors' invitation only.

Auditions and rehearsals are at 165 N. Glendora Ave Suite A, Glendora, CA 91741

Rehearsals:

Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-9 pm. Not every cast member is called to every rehearsal. Kids 9 and under are usually 5-7 pm. See the preliminary rehearsal schedule here.

 

Performances:

Four performances November 11-13, 2022 at Baldwin Park Performing Arts Center. 

 

What You Get:
1) Over 100 hours of dance, voice, and acting instruction during rehearsal time with nationally award-winning directors and choreographers ($30,000 value – if the average rate for a babysitter is $10 an hour, then the hours parents can spend doing other things while the kids are at rehearsals is automatically worth $1,000.)

2) A fully staged Broadway style musical – full set and backdrops as well as professional costumes and props are provided for each performer ($30,000 value)

3) Four performances and rehearsals at a professional theater venue ($40,000 value).

4) 10 face microphones for lead and principal performers ($6,000 value) or studio audio recording and editing for the film production.

5) Professional accompaniment tracks ($1,000 value)

6) Scripts and rehearsal tracks for each performer, as well as access to rehearsal videos of every dance rehearsal ($2,000 value)

7) Team building exercises and family hang out nights for cast members

 Award nominations for individual performers and the entire cast including National Youth Arts and the American Prize competitions

9) Memories of being in an amazing stage show (priceless)

Total value of this show = $60,000

 

Costs & Deadlines:
Please attend the mandatory parent meeting before the auditions to get the full details.

Each family is required to do 10 volunteer hours during rehearsals and work at least two shows during the show weekend as well as help load all show items into storage after the last show. Each family will be required to purchase 20 tickets in addition to the monthly tuition payments and volunteer hours. Scholarships and financial aid are available for work trade and by need. Scholarship applications must be turned in to the front desk by the 2nd rehearsal day. Late applications will not be accepted.

Participation Tuition Per Month (Sept-Nov)

For Ensemble Ages 4-9 $85

For Ensemble Ages 10-18 $95

For Featured Characters All Ages $105

For Principal Characters All Ages $115

For Lead Characters All Ages $125

There will be a $300 re-blocking fee for any principals or leads who decide to quit the show.

Material Fee $35.00 per child due at first rehearsal (for scripts and cast shirts)

 

Bypass volunteer hours $100.00 donation
Bypass show weekend duty hours $100.00 donation
VIP Package (purchase tickets 2 weeks earlier than the general public and get a DVD of one show) $100.00

*There will be a late fee of $5.00 per day added to all late payments.
*Scholarship applications will not be accepted without the required paperwork or after the deadline. Scholarship covers tuition only. All cast members are still responsible for all other fees. 
*All cast member bios, personal ads, and one-liners must follow guidelines. All information is attached to Monday Minders or available on the Band Group.
*All tuition and fees must be paid before performance tickets may be purchased.

 

Additional Costs:
You will be required to provide your own dance shoes, costume shoes, dance undergarments (including tights, bloomers, tan camisole for girls/bike shorts and socks for boys), stage make-up and hair supplies.

Tickets to the performances cost $15-$30 and are not included in the tuition fees.

DVDs of the each cast will be available for purchase for $55.

Staff:
Produced by Kristina Joy Keener Ivy
Directed by Eileen Goodwin

Assistant Director Emily Gage & Christian Sandoval
Choreographed by Eileen Goodwin & Sofie Ortega

Questions:
(626) 963-1300 or kkivy@topbillingent.org
Also please see our FAQs tab on our website

Roles Available:

The Cat In The Hat

Our story's omniscient narrator, he is fun loving and enjoys rhyming. Pops up throughout the story to help the audience. Wise and attentive.

Gender: Any

Age: 10+

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: F2

Jojo

The Mayor's son, he is a Who that is always finding trouble. Bright, creative, and inadvertently mischievous. Possesses a wildly expansive imagination and finds solace in his friendship with Horton.

Gender: Any

Age: 4-9

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Horton The Elephant

Our story's main character, he is a compassionate and gentle elephant. Commonly misunderstood because of his larger size. He is protective and loving of all creatures in the jungle.

Gender: Male

Age: 10+

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, she is also self-conscious of her shortfalls.

Gender: Female

Age: 10+

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Mayzie Labird

The most beautiful bird in all of the jungle. Oblivious to her self-centered ways, she relies on her talent of manipulation, and intoxicating beauty, to navigate her way through life.

Gender: Female

Age: 10+

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: G3

The Sour Kangaroo

The 'leader' of the jungle. She is loud, brassy, and stubbornly set in her ways. A caring mother, but unabashedly sassy and soulful.

Gender: Female

Age: 10+

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

Ensemble

Jungle Creatures (Baby Kangaroos, The Wickersham Brothers, Yurtle The Turtle, Bird Girls); The Whos (Mr. Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, The Grinch, Cindy) Things 1, 2, 3, 4