Description:

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

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, May 4th @ 10:00am
  • Friday, May 4th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 5th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 5th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 6th @ 2:00pm

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.

Lake Charles Boston Academy:

1509 Enterprise Blvd
Lake Charles, LA 70601


Show Notes:

Auditions will be Thursday, February 1 and Friday, February 2 from 6:00-8:00pm. Saturday, February 3 will be callbacks from 10:00am- 4:00pm. The location will be Christian World Ministries. The cast list will be posted on Monday, February 5. The show fair will be Thursday, February 8 from 4:30 to 6:30pm at Christian World Ministries. The first rehearsal will be on February 15 from 4:30-6:30pm at Hamilton Christian School cafeteria. 


Characters:

The Cat In The Hat

  • Jaylin Williams
The Cat In The Hat is the essence of mischief, fun, and imagination. The Cat stirs things up, causes trouble, but always sets things right again, helping Jojo to discover the power of his own imagination as they create the story for the show together. Looking for a physically adept actor (male or female) to play The Cat, one who will be able to play many comic cameos and is comfortable improvising with an audience. The Cat does not need to be the strongest singer, but should still have good rhythm and timing. Gender: Both Vocal Range top: D6 Vocal Range bottom: Bb4

JoJo

  • Emma Menard
  • Hannah Miller
Jojo is a "Thinker", a smart child with a wild imagination. He can be played as being a little bit awkward, a little bit of a loner, or simply a rambunctious kid whose Thinks get him in to 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. He should be a strong singer. Gender: Male Vocal Range: D6 Vocal range bottom: Ab4

Horton The Elephant

  • Cole Becton
Horton The Elephant is a gentle giant. Think of him as a big-hearted blue-collar guy who is steadfast, responsible and always tries to do the right thing for his friends. He is imaginative and receptive to the world around him. He is very unselfconscious. Horton's view of the world never changes - he believes in its goodness. By the end of the show, without even realizing it, he is ready to become a parent. Gender: Male Vocal range top: E6 Vocal range bottom: A4

Gertrude Mcfuzz

  • Elisabeth Pettefer
  • Zoe' LeBeau
Gertrude Mcfuzz is very self-conscious and aware that her one-feather tail isn't perfect. Gertrude changes during the show from a neurotic, nervous, and shy bird into one with the power to protect and care for a baby elephant bird and commit herself to Horton. In other words, she stops worrying about her looks and grows up. Gender: Female Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: F3

Mayzie La Bird

  • Leslie Israel
Mayzie La Bird is self-centered, selfish, and vain. Mayzie will never admit to her own flaws. She manipulates anyone she can into doing what she wants. But Mayzie isn't all bad. In giving up her egg to horton once and for all, she has a moment of generosity- she realizes she isn't the kind of person who would be a good parent, and she does the best thing she can for the egg. Gender: Female Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: G#3

Sour Kangaroo

  • Kaylee Carroll
Sour Kangaroo isn't really sour at all. She's got a lot of attitude. She's loud, brassy, and a lot of fun. Gender: Female Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: A3

The Wickersham Brothers

  • Bailey Knowles
  • Briley Bryan
  • Cooper Self
  • Dylan Bias
  • Mattie Schafer
  • Zachary Benoit
The Wickersham Brothers 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 other's expense. They enjoy hanging around with one another, making music together on the street corner, and playing off one another. Each actor will try to find their own Wichewshaw persona. Gender: Male Vocal range top: G6 Vocal range bottom: A4

The Whos

  • Danielle Bourgeois
  • Emma Menard
  • Gus Hennagin
  • Hannah Miller
  • Hunter Becton
  • Kassie Piatt
  • Komora Wright
  • Rylee Menard
  • Tristan Wainwright
The Whos are a lot like you and me, only so small as to be invisible. Don't think of them as weird little aliens. They should be played for their inherent humanity. Everyone playing a Who will try and create his or her own unique character. Gender: Both Vocal range top: D#5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Mr. Mayor

  • Clay Corley
Mr. and Mrs. Mayor are Whos who are parents trying hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. They may get aggravated with Jojo, but they love him dearly and try to do the right thing, even if it turns out to be a mistake. Gender: Male Vocal range top: A6 Vocal range bottom: C5

Mrs. Mayor

  • Allison Snider
Mr. and Mrs. Mayor are Whos who are parents trying hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. They may get aggravated with Jojo, but they love him dearly and try to do the right thing, even if it is a mistake. Gender: Female Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Jungle Creatures

  • Asha Austin
  • Aubree Babaz
  • Bliss Nichols
  • Harleigh Miller
  • Mary McDaniel
  • Niobe Jade
The Jungle Creatures are real people at heart, just like us, even though they may be described as animal characters. Students are encouraged to create his or her own individual character with human characteristics. Gender: Both Vocal range top: Db5 Vocal range bottom: A3

The Grinch

  • Jadah Mann
One of the great smaller character roles that can be played by some of your featured chorus members. Gender: Both

Yertle The Turtle

  • Elizabeth Campbell
One of the great smaller character roles that can be played by some of your featured chorus members. Gender : Both

Vlad Vladikoff

  • Mary McDaniel
One of the great smaller roles that can be played by some of your featured chorus members. Gender : Both

Bird Girls

  • Blaire McManus
  • Chase Landry
  • Claire Bailey
  • Elisabeth Pettefer
  • Zoe' LeBeau

Circus Animals

  • Amanda Sanders
  • Asha Austin
  • Emma Nordan
  • Kadence Reid
  • Kyah Busby

Young Kangaroo

  • Kaylee Mayo