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All Ages! There will be leading, featured, and ensemble roles available for every age group from young children to adults!


Auditions will be open to ages 12+ for all roles and open to ages 8-12 for the role of JoJo and a few select other roles. 


For young performers ages 5-11 who are interested in featured ensemble roles, we will have a special bi-weekly class that will culminate in performing in the full show!


Seussical TYA is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.


The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." 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. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping 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.


This 75-minute version of this beloved show features all the best moments with excellent roles for performers of all ages and all experience levels!


All rehearsals and performances will be held at JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ.


Rehearsals will be held Monday-Thursday between the hours of 5:30-8:30 and Sundays between the hours of 10:00-4:00 beginning Tuesday, May 30. 


Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal and not everyone will be called for the full duration of each rehearsal. We will be able to work around some conflicts during the regular rehearsal period as long as notice is given prior to casting. 


Tech rehearsals June 25-June 28 and performances June 29-July 2 are mandatory (unless director approval is given prior to casting).

There is NO PARTICIPATION FEE to participate in this production.

All roles are open to performers of all backgrounds and identities. We aim to cultivate a diverse and inclusive community both onstage and off.

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