“Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! For the  2018-19 school year, St. Stephen’s Episcopal will be producing the magical musical Seussical JR.

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About Seussical jr

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life on stage 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!

Seussical JR. provides wonderful creative opportunities in terms of set design, lighting and costuming and can easily accommodate a large cast of expandable “Seussian” creatures. - Music Theatre International

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Who: Grades 1 - 8 are eligible to audition

When: Auditions will be held September 15. Call backs on September 19.

Show dates: April 25 and 26, 2019 in Hamman Hall at Rice University.

Mandatory Parent meeting: September 10 from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Nave.  Parents or guardians must be present at the meeting in order for their child to audition. More pertinent information will be given at the meeting. For those cast, there will be a $30 registration fee, costume responsibility, ticket sales and ad sales.

Auditions: September 15 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Pecore Hall by appointment only.  You will sign up to audition in a 10 minute slot at the parent meeting on September 10. Call backs will be listed online by September 17 at 5 p.m. and will take place on September 19 from 3:45 - 5:30 p.m. in the Nave. Casting will be announced online by Friday, September 21 by 5 p.m.

Audition Requirements:  Must sing one song from Seussical Soundtrack Rehearse ONLY the music tracks provided. (On the MTI site, click 'songs' located on the right hand side)

Monologue Requirements: 30 second monologue from either a play or poem.  Shel Silverstein works well for performance pieces for the younger ones. Monologues can be found online.  No more than 30 seconds.

Additional Requirements: Head-shot or school picture attached with the audition sheet.

For audition preparation or for an audition coach, contact Susan Shofner at 713-802-0350 or 713-306-1731. Ms. Susan will not be part of the casting selection process.

For audition material, visit MTI under Seussical Jr , Song tracks and sides are available!