SEUSSICAL JR

Music by Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Book by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty

Featuring students in grades 3-9

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LOCATION

All auditions, rehearsals and performances will be held at OVATIONS STUDIO.

OVATIONS STUDIO

16021 Industrial Drive

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

AUDITIONS/CALLBACKS

Auditions for SEUSSICAL JR will be held by appointment only on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Students will need to prepare a vocal audition of 16-32 bars from a Musical Theatre song. Callbacks are by invite only and will take place on Friday, February 11, 2022.

TUITION

Tuition for SEUSSICAL is $1025. Additionally, there is a required $75 costume fee. Full tuition balance is due prior to auditions unless payment plans have been made. Payment will be made through PayPal or Venmo. 

There is limited financial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact ovationstheatre@gmail.com. Full payment (unless payment arrangements are worked out ahead of time) is due prior to callbacks. Separation from the production, whether voluntarily or due to dismissal, is not grounds for a refund. Tuition in NON-REFUNDABLE.

OPEN ROLES   

Cat in the Hat The Cat is the spunky, fun-loving narrator of the show. The Cat leads Jojo into an adventurous world and serves as his guide. Must have strong comedic timing.  

Horton the Elephant A sweet and kind creature who tries to protect all of the Whos. Horton wants to help anyone and everyone, and is so caught up in trying to save the world that he is oblivious to the fact that Gertrude is in love with him.

Jojo A young child from Whoville whose “thinks” often get them in trouble! They are creative, rebellious, and energetic.

Gertrude McFuzz Adorable bird-girl who is in love with Horton. Gertrude is self-conscious of her one-feathered tail and longs to have a more elaborate and showy tail in order to impress Horton.

Mayzie LaBird Lively and energetic bird-girl who has the biggest tail of them all! She is sassy and bold, and is always on the go.

Sour Kangaroo She is loud, boisterous, and sassy! The other animals in the Jungle of Nool always listen to her, and she acts as their leader throughout the show.

Bird Girls Three bird girls who hang out with Mayzie. They are colorful, fun, and energetic. Must be strong singer.

Wickersham Brothers Three monkeys in the Jungle of Nool. They are mischievous and like to create trouble. Many other animals are afraid of them.

Mr. Mayor The mayor of Whoville, and Jojo’s father. He doesn’t know what to do with his son who disobeys him.

Mrs. Mayor The mayor’s wife, and Jojo’s mother. She is also struggling with what to do with her rebellious son.

Young Kangaroo The baby joey of the Sour Kangaroo. He/she often echoes what the Sour Kangaroo sings, and is a copycat.

Yertle the Turtle Yertle is a powerful member of the Jungle of Nool and respected by all the other animals. He/she serves as the judge when Horton is on trial.

Vlad Vladikoff A majestic eagle who is also mischievous and daring.

Ensemble Roles Citizens of the Jungle of Nool, Citzens of Whoville, Fish, Circus Animals and hunters

REHEARSALS 

Safety and the health of our community is our number one goal. Anyone—whether a student or staff – for rehearsal OR performance — must not come if they are: 

  • Running a temperature above 100 degrees F; 
  • Experiencing other symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, chills, or body aches (including headaches); 
  • In direct contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 in the previous 14 days; 
  • Recovering from COVID-19 and do not have at least two negative tests indicating that the virus is no longer being carried; or 
  • Are unwilling to comply with OVATIONS’s COVID-19 related procedures.

Rehearsals are held generally Sunday afternoons 12:30-3:30pm and weeknight evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. A full rehearsal schedule breakdown is sent out to the cast during the initial weeks of rehearsal.

Sunday, February 13

Thursday, February 17

Sunday, February 20

Thursday, February 24

Sunday, February 27

Thursday, March 3

Sunday, March 6

Sunday, March 13 (6:30-8:30pm)

Thursday, March 17

Sunday, March 20

Thursday, March 24

Sunday, March 27

Tuesday, March 29

Thursday, March 31

Sunday, April 3

Tuesday, April 5

Thursday, April 7

Sunday, April 17

Tuesday, April 19

Thursday, April 21

Sunday, April 24

TECH

Monday, April 25

Tuesday, April 26

Wednesday, April 27

Thursday, April 28

Thursday, May 5

PERFORMANCES

Friday, April 29                     Performance at 8:00pm

Saturday, April 30                Performances at 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Sunday, May 1                      Performance at 2:00pm

Friday, May 6                        Performance at 8:00pm

Saturday, May 7                   Performances at 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Sunday May 8                       Performance at 8:00pm


LES MISERABLES

CLICK HERE to complete online registration paperwork

CLICK HERE to complete your Covid Liability Release Waiver

CLICK HERE to reserve audition slot

CLICK HERE to pay required tuition deposit of $250

LOCATION

All auditions, rehearsals and performances will be held in the Rockville/Shady Grove area located at OVATIONS STUDIO located at 16021 Industrial Drive, Gaithersburg MD 20877.

AUDITIONS/CALLBACKS

Auditions for LES MISERABLES will be held by appointment only on Tuesday, March 15th, 2022. Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song. Please remember to bring sheet music copied in a three-ring binder; an accompanist will be provided. NO ACCAPELLA SINGING WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your selection should demonstrate both your vocal range and acting abilities. Those auditioning for the roles of FANTINE and EPONINE will need both a mix and belt piece.  Callbacks will be by invite only on Friday, March 18th.

TUITION

Tuition for LES MISERABLES is $1025. Additionally, there is a required $75 costume fee. Full tuition balance is due upon acceptance of participation prior to callbacks. Payment will be made through PayPal or Venmo. There is a $250 Non-Refundable deposit due at auditions (deposit will ONLY be returned if student is not cast in production) and will be applied to tuition. Deposit must be paid prior to auditions.

There is limited financial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact ovationstheatre@gmail.com. Full payment (unless payment arrangements are worked out ahead of time) is due prior to callbacks. Separation from the production, whether voluntarily or due to dismissal, is not grounds for a refund. Tuition in NON-REFUNDABLE.

OPEN ROLES                                                                                                                 

JUNIOR COMPANY ROLES

In addition to the listed characters, below we are looking for several JUNIOR COMPANY aged students to perform as part of GAVROCHE’S GANG. Tuition for JUNIOR COMPANY members chosen for GAVROCHE’S GANG ONLY is $500 with full tuition for those cast as GAVROCHE or YOUNG COSETTE.

GAVROCHE A Paris Street urchin, Gavroche leaves home at an early age to fend for himself.  He is a happy-go-lucky child who enjoys the small pleasures of life and demonstrates unusual generosity toward those even less fortunate than he is.  He is fierce, brave, and loyal.  He plays a decisive role at the barricade.

This role will be double cast.

YOUNG COSETTE Fantine’s six-year-old daughter who has been living with the Thenadier’s since the age of two.  Valjean adopts her after Fantine entrusts her to him on her deathbed.  Cosette has spent her childhood as a slave for the Thenadier’s, getting none of the money her mother has sent. 

GAVROCHE GANG A gang of kids who follow their leader Gavroche around. Remember that Paris at this time would be full of orphans due to years of wars and revolutions.

SENIOR COMPANY ROLES

JEAN VALJEAN An ex-convict who leaves behind a life of hatred and deceit in order to earn the kindness and forgiveness offered him by the Bishop. His life is a quest for redemption.

JAVERT A police inspector who strictly believes in law and order and will stop at nothing to enforce the law.  He has a very black and white view of the world, in which there are only good people and bad people, and neither can change what they are.  Concepts like forgiveness and redemption are altogether foreign to him.

MARIUS The son of a colonel in Napoléon’s armyMarius grows up in the home of his grandfather, a monarchist.  A sheltered and innocent young man, Marius is capable of great things and manages both to fight on the barricades and successfully court the love of his life, Cosette.

ENJORLAS The leader of the ABC Cafe, Enjolras is a radical student revolutionary.  He is both wild and beautiful. He is a passionate believer in a better world, and he is willing to give everything, even his life, to achieve it.

THENARDIER A thief, grave robber and scoundrel. His schemes range from fraud to murder, and he has strong ties to the criminal underworld in Paris.  Blinded by greed, Thenadier spends every minute of his life in pursuit of money.

FANTINE An unfortunate woman, Fantine is a working-class girl who leaves her hometown to seek her fortune in Paris. She does everything she can to meet Thenadier’s demands for money for her daughter Cosette’s care.  After several misfortunes, she is forced to resort to prostitution.  She shows incredible bravery, love, and sacrifice, giving up everything she has for the sake of her daughter.

COSETTE Fantine’s daughter (now 16) who lives as Valjean’s adopted daughter after her mother dies.   She is innocent and docile, but her participation in Valjean’s many escapes from the law show that she also possesses intelligence and bravery.

EPONINE The Thenadier’s daughter, now 16.  Eponine is a wretched creature who helps her parents steal, but she is eventually redeemed by her love for Marius.  She proves that no one is beyond redemption, and she ultimately emerges as one of the story’s most tragic and heroic figures.

MADAME THENADIER Thenadier’s wife. She is just as evil as her husband and takes special pleasure in abusing Cosette.  In later years, she becomes her husband’s most devoted accomplice and is particularly enthusiastic about his schemes to rob Valjean and Cosette.

Other Featured Roles include

The Chain Gang

Two Constables

The Bishop 

Foreman

Factory Workers

Factory Girl

Prostitutes

Three Sailors

Bamatabois

Old Woman

Fauchelevant

Judge

Nuns

Brujon

Babet

Claquesous

Montparnasse

Wedding Guests

REHEARSALS 

Safety and the health of our community is our number one goal.

Anyone—whether a student or staff – for rehearsal OR performance — must not come if they are: 

  • Running a temperature above 100 degrees F; 
  • Experiencing other symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, chills, or body aches (including headaches); 
  • In direct contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 in the previous 7 days; 
  • Recovering from COVID-19 and do not have at least two negative tests indicating that the virus is no longer being carried; or 
  • Are unwilling to comply with OVATIONS’s COVID-19 related procedures.

Rehearsals are generally Sunday afternoons 4:30-8:30pm and weeknight evenings from 6:30-9:30pm. A full rehearsal schedule breakdown is sent out to the cast during the initial weeks of rehearsal.

Sunday, March 20

Monday, March 21

Sunday, March 27

Monday, March 28

 

Sunday, April 3

Monday, April 4

Wednesday, April 6

Sunday, April 24

 

Sunday, May 1

Monday, May 2

Sunday, May 8

Monday, May 9

Saturday, May 14

Sunday, May 15

Monday, May 16

Sunday, May 22

Monday, May 23

Wednesday, May 25

Monday, May 30

 

Wednesday, June 1

Saturday, June 4

Sunday, June 5

 

TECH

Monday, June 6

Tuesday, June 7

Wednesday, June 8

Thursday, June 9

PERFORMANCES

Friday, June 10                  8:00pm Performance 

Saturday, June 11               2:00pm & 8:00pm Performance 

Sunday, June 12                2:00pm Performance 

Friday, June 17                   8:00pm Performance 

Saturday, June 18               2:00pm & 8:00pm Performance 

Sunday, June 19                 2:00pm Performance 

CONFLICTS

Each cast member will be allowed a total of four conflicts.

OVATIONS THEATRE reserves the right to change the theater venue or cancel the production before rehearsals begin for any reason, returning tuition payment. After rehearsals begin there are no refunds under any circumstance.

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