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  indoor auditions

Currently seeking performers for all roles in
Seussical the Musical

Directed by Zane Champie


Theatre in the Park is committed to inclusivity and a flexible, imaginative casting policy. We also strive to be culturally conscious as it pertains to social and historical content. Performers of all ethnicities, all racial backgrounds, all sexual orientations, all gender identities, and all body sizes and types are encouraged to audition!

Auditions: In Person and Video Audition options, no dance at auditions
Callbacks: By invitation only

Complete an audition form HERE 

IN PERSON AUDITIONS: Sunday October 22, 2023 5p-7p at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center 8788 Metcalf OP, KS 66212

Video Auditions: See information below.


Callbacks are by invitation only and will be held Wednesday October 25, 2023 from 6p to 9p.

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Everyone auditioning is required to complete an online audition form available HERE

  • Auditionees may choose a one hour time slot, 5p-6p or 6p-7p, on Sunday October 22, 2023 and you will be seen during that hour.

  • Audition numbers will automatically be assigned when you choose your time slot at the end of the online audition form process.

  • Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time slot.

  • The audition form will automatically turn off at 5pm on Sunday October 22 - you must complete the form before this time to audition. 

  • Walk ins must arrive by 6p and will be seen as soon as the 6p group is complete. 

  • Walk ins will need to complete their online form by 5p on October 22, 2023.

  • Those auditioning by video must complete the audition form  HERE  and select "I will be auditioning by video" and copy and paste your video link into the form. REMEMBER TO CHECK the privacy settings to make sure your video is viewable by our directing team.

  • Video Auditions must be submitted by 11:59pm Saturday October 21, 2023.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Callbacks (if needed) will be by invitation only and WILL be in person on Wednesday October 25, 2023 starting at 6pm




Character descriptions: 

The Cat In The Hat - The essence of mischief, fun, and imagination. The Cat stirs things up, causes trouble, but always sets things right again. As the host and emcee of the evening, the Cat creates the story for the show alongside JoJo, improvising and interacting with the audience along the way. The actor cast as the Cat will play many additional roles, including General Genghis Kahn Schmitz, Judge Yertle the Turtle, Vlad Vladikoff, and more.

JoJo (Age 8-12) - A Who and the only child of the mayor and his wife. He is a “Thinker” – a smart child with a wild imagination, which happens to get him into constant trouble. By the end of the show, he learns what it means to be a responsible member of his world, using the power and possibilities of his own "Thinks."

Horton The Elephant - A gentle, big-hearted citizen of the Jungle of Nool. He is imaginative and receptive to the world around him. He is very un-self-conscious, and always tries to do the right thing for his friends. Horton's view of the world never changes–he believes in its goodness, no matter what.

Gertrude McFuzz - A bird and citizen of the Jungle of Nool. The not-so-proud owner of a "one-feather tail," who happens to be in love with Horton the Elephant. Very self-conscious, shy, and nervous at first, she grows into a kind and caring protector.

Mayzie La Bird - A self-centered, vain citizen of the Jungle of Nool. She manipulates anyone she can (especially Horton) into doing what she wants. But Mayzie isn't all bad. In her own way, she discovers the power of generosity over the course of the show.

Sour Kangaroo - A proud mother to a young kangaroo and citizen of the Jungle of Nool. She isn't really sour at all. She's just got a lot of attitude. She's loud, brassy, and a lot of fun.

Mr. Mayor - The Mayor of Whoville and JoJo’s Dad. He and his wife try hard to raise a unique child in a difficult world.

Mrs. Mayor - Mr. Mayor's Wife and JoJo's Mom. She and her husband try hard to raise a unique child in a difficult world.

Wickersham Brothers - Three Monkey Brothers and citizens of the Jungle of Nool. These are not bad guys! They're simply a lot like kids who tease, play pranks, and get a kick out of making mischief, although often at others' expense. The actors cast as Wickersham Brothers will play several other roles throughout the show, including Whos, Cadets, and Hunters.

Bird Girls - Three sassy birds and citizens of the Jungle of Nool. A clique of pretty, confident "back-up" birds that often act as storytellers, carrying the show along where the Cat left off. The actors cast as Bird Girls will play several other roles throughout the show, including Cadets, Fish, and Hunches.

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Before you decide to audition, please seriously consider any potential schedule conflicts or other performance opportunities that may interfere with your commitment to the show you may be cast in.

Check the Master Rehearsal and Performance Calendar for this show

Everyone is required to participate in the vocal portion of the audition.
Please be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song from a modern musical (not a song from the show). We'll provide the accompanist for your vocal audition, but you need to bring the sheet music (in the proper key) with you for your song. Please mark a clear start and stop point for the Accompanist.

There will not be a dance taught at auditions. 
If a dance audition is needed, it will take place during callbacks.


Video Audition Requirements


  • No more than 90 seconds in total length, filmed in landscape.

  • State your first and last name. 

  • Tell us the title of the song and the artist/songwriter.

  • Check the privacy settings when you upload your video to make sure it is viewable by our team. You may upload to any video site that allows access to the video via a link EXCEPT: Dropbox or Google Drive.

  • Sit or Stand, but stay in frame.

  • No dance audition is needed at this time.

  • Performance Reels will not be viewed by the directing team.