Registration: August 26th @ 8:00pm
Auditions: September 7th starting @ 9:00am
Callbacks: September 10th @ 4:00pm
Performer’s Calendar – Coming Soon

SEUSSICAL

Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS
Book by LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Co-Conceived by LYNN AHRENS, STEPHEN FLAHERTY, and ERIC IDLE
Based on the Works of DR. SEUSS

A Main Stage Production
Featuring performers ages 6 – 20.
This show is Rated G.

Performances
November 15 – 24*, 2024
*10am Shows on 11/21 & 11/22
Harris Center at Folsom Lake College

 

SHOW OVERVIEW
Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical 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 that contains the 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 in 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.

Seussical is fun for the whole family!

SEUSSICAL
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.mtishows.com

PERFORMER’S CALENDAR – COMING SOON

CAST OF CHARACTERS
The Cat In The Hat
Jojo
Horton The Elephant
Gertrude Mcfuzz
Mayzie Labird
The Sour Kangaroo
The Wickersham Brothers
Yurtle The Turtle
Bird Girls
The Whos (Mr. Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, General Genghis Khan Schmitz)

MUSICAL NUMBERS
Oh, The Thinks You Can Think
Horton Hears A Who
Biggest Blame Pool
Here On Who
It’s Possible (McElligot’s Pool)
How To Raise A Child
The Military
Alone In The Universe
The One Feather Tail of Miss Gertrude Mcfuzz
Amayzing Mayzie
Amayzing Gertrude
Monkey Around
Chasing The Whos
How Lucky You Are
Notice Me, Horton
How Lucky You Are (Mayzie’s Reprise)
Horton Sits On The Egg/Act 1 Finale
Egg, Nest, And Tree
Mayzie In Palm Beach
Havin’ A Hunch
All For You
The People Versus Horton The Elephant
Finale/Oh, The Thinks You Can Think
Green Eggs And Ham

ATTENDANCE POLICY

  • 3 Total Absences for NON-MANDATORY rehearsal dates; including but not limited to vacation, school functions, illness, and family events.
  • Do not schedule vacation to use all 3 absences. You need to allow for sick days.
  • Arriving 30 minutes late or leaving 30 minutes early = one-half absence.
  • Note: Lead rehearsals are on Mondays from 4:00-6:15pm [Although ALL PERFORMERS are subject to being called on a Monday (see weekly newsletter for the call list)]
  • NO ABSENCES during Mandatory Rehearsals, Tech Rehearsals or Shows (November 4th – 24th).
  • School Shows* on November 21st and 22nd (*Each cast will have a school show from approx. 8:00am-12:30pm. If a performer is double cast they will perform in both school shows.)
  • If you miss more than 3 absences or miss a mandatory rehearsal, tech rehearsal or show you will be removed from the show.

REGISTRATION
Online registration begins Monday, August 26th, at 8:00pm on this webpage and closes when full or on Wednesday, September 4th at 11:59pm whichever comes first. (If the cast is full you may choose to be placed on a waiting list.) Everyone registered will be in the show. Auditions are to determine who will perform specific roles.

  • No cast requests.
  • Please review the calendar thoroughly.
  • Do not register if you will miss more than three rehearsals.
  • Attendance Policy: 3 Total Absences; including but not limited to vacation, school functions, illness, and family events.
  • Do not schedule vacation to use all 3 absences. You need to allow for sick days.
  • Arriving 30 minutes late or leaving 30 minutes early = one-half absence.
  • Note: Lead rehearsals are on Mondays from 4:00-6:15pm [Although ALL PERFORMERS are subject to being called on a Monday (see weekly newsletter for the call list)]
  • NO ABSENCES during Mandatory Rehearsals, Tech Rehearsals or Shows (November 4th – 24th).
  • School Shows* on November 21st and 22nd (*Each cast will have a school show from approx. 8:00am-12:30pm. If a performer is double cast they will perform in both school shows.)
  • If you miss more than 3 absences or miss a mandatory rehearsal, tech rehearsal or show you will be removed from the show.

LEARN THE AUDITION DANCE
Tuesday, September 3rd, at 4:00pm at EDMT’s Rehearsal Facility. A video link of the audition dance will be emailed to all registrants for those who are unable to attend in-person or who want to use it to practice.

AUDITIONS
Saturday, September 7th, starting at 9:00am at EDMT’s Rehearsal Facility.

  • You may bring sheet music for the accompanist or use a digital music file for this vocal audition. We will send an email after registration with instructions on how to prepare sheet music and submit your digital music for auditions.
  • Upon arrival to auditions you will be measured for costumes and have a photo taken for the program.
  • Auditionees will be seated by number in a row of 10 chairs in the audition room. Parents are invited to watch. When your number is called, you will come forward, introduce yourself and your song, and then sing for up to one minute.
  • Next, 20 auditionees will perform the dance audition for the staff in groups of five. Some groups of auditionees will sing first and dance second, and others will dance first and sing second.
  • Finally, the Artistic Staff will announce the audition numbers of those who are being called back. Those called back will proceed immediately to the “Callback Table” to pick up any songs/scripts needed in preparation for the callback auditions on Tuesday.
  • Note: The door will be closed during each group’s auditions. No entering or exiting the room during that time.

CALLBACKS
Tuesday, September 10th, at 4:00pm at EDMT’s Rehearsal Facility. Those called back will be asked to read lines from the script and sing the song(s) they were given at the “Callback Table” at auditions. They should also be prepared to dance if requested.

CAST LIST
The cast list will be posted on the EDMT website on Saturday, September 14th at 4:00pm.

PUBLICITY APPEARANCES
Cast members obtaining lead roles are expected to make themselves available for publicity events such as television appearances and newspaper interviews.

Auditions and Rehearsals will take place at EDMT, 4949 Windplay Drive, in El Dorado Hills, CA.

COST
$595 Tuition Fee (for each sibling, add $550)

Additional expenses may include the purchase of personal items such as shoes, changing garments, or makeup; and those which are completely optional, such as, a cast photo, souvenir mug or ornament, T-shirt, etc…

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
NO refunds of tuition will be made once the cast list is posted on the EDMT website, except in extenuating circumstances such as death in the family, or a medical injury, serious illness or surgery not known about prior to registration.

  • Registered cast members will receive a full refund of tuition, minus a $75.00 processing fee, if they remove themselves from the cast at least 48 hours prior to auditions.
  • Registered cast members will be charged one-half of tuition, in addition to a $75.00 processing fee, if they remove themselves between auditions and the day before cast list is posted.
  • To request a cancellation prior to the cast list being posted, send an email to edmt@edmt.info.  Make sure to include performer’s name, parent’s name and phone number, and reason for canceling.
  • NO refunds of tuition will be given to cast members removed from the cast by EDMT staff for behavioral reasons.

Note: Performers and their parents are aware that rehearsals require the performer to have the ability to focus for two-and-a-half hours, with one break.

REHEARSALS

  • Monday, September 16th, from 4:00pm-6:15pm is a lead read-through.
  • Monday, September 16th, from 4:00-5:00pm is a new performer orientation for those who are performing with EDMT for the first time or who have only been in a training show.
  • Tuesday, September 17th, from 4:00-6:30pm is the first rehearsal for the entire cast.
  • Mondays from 4:00-6:15pm are usually lead-rehearsal days, but additional cast member may be called on Mondays. If a Monday rehearsal is missed it counts towards the 3 absences (see weekly newsletter for the call list).
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-6:30pm all cast member rehearsal.
  • Please review the calendar thoroughly.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

  • 3 Total Absences for NON-MANDATORY rehearsal dates; including but not limited to vacation, school functions, illness, and family events.
  • Do not schedule vacation to use all 3 absences. You need to allow for sick days.
  • Arriving 30 minutes late or leaving 30 minutes early = one-half absence.
  • Note: Lead rehearsals are on Mondays from 4:00-6:15pm [Although ALL PERFORMERS are subject to being called on a Monday (see weekly newsletter for the call list)]
  • NO ABSENCES during Mandatory Rehearsals, Tech Rehearsals or Shows (November 4th – 24th).
  • School Shows* on November 21st and 22nd (*Each cast will have a school show from approx. 8:00am-12:30pm. If a performer is double cast they will perform in both school shows.)
  • If you miss more than 3 absences or miss a mandatory rehearsal, tech rehearsal or show you will be removed from the show.

Rehearsals will take place at EDMT, 4949 Windplay Drive, in El Dorado Hills, CA.

NEW PARENT MEETING
Parents of cast members NEW to EDMT or cast members who have only done an EDMT training show must attend the NEW PARENT MEETING on Monday, September 16th from 4:00-5:00pm, where you will receive important information critical to the success of your performer. This is during the time where your new performer will be called to a new performer orientation.

ALL PARENT MEETING
Parents of all cast members must attend the ALL PARENT MEETING on Thursday, September 19th from 5:15-6:15pm, where you will receive important information and needs specific to this show.

VOLUNTEER HOURS
Our volunteers are some of the most important people in our organization. Without our volunteers, our productions would not be possible. Volunteers are needed for rehearsals, poster blitz, set painting, costume and prop support, shows, load-in/load-out, etc.

  • Each family is required to complete at least 20 volunteer hours for this show.
  • If your family does not complete 20 volunteer hours, a $200 fee will be charged to your credit card on file.
  • Volunteer positions will be available on “SignUp.” A link to this software will be sent in the newsletter.
  • When volunteering, DO NOT bring other kids. When volunteering for the other cast, DO NOT bring your performer(s).
  • If you sign-up as a Backstage Dresser, DO NOT send your spouse who did not receive training.

PERFORMER RULES OF CONDUCT

  • We expect every participant to be courteous, respectful, and responsible while understanding that focus, dedication, and commitment are necessary to achieve the group’s goals.
  • We expect each participant to be punctual and prepared for rehearsal. Prepared by knowing the material that was covered in the previous rehearsals, and also prepared by being well-groomed and dressed for movement (no jeans) and wearing clean dance footwear or tennis shoes.
  • We expect that everyone will take good care of the facility; both our rehearsal areas and our performance venues and equipment. That means cleaning up after yourself and taking your belongings home with you at the end of rehearsals/shows. Items left behind will be purged once a month.
  • There is a zero tolerance policy towards any substance abuse. Violations will result in immediate dismissal and appropriate authorities may be contacted.
  • Every EDMT participant should understand that their contributions towards a positive, healthy, and supportive environment are necessary for the group to be successful and to ensure that every El Dorado Musical Theatre production is the best it can be for each and every audience member as well as for each and every performer.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
EDMT accepts work and needs based scholarship applications one week prior to registration. The deadline for applications is August 19th. Link to EDMT Scholarship Application.

  • Parents or eligible performers are required to complete the 20 volunteer hours. (Scholarship recipients will not be eligible for another scholarship if volunteer hours are not completed.)
  • Award decisions will be made based on potential benefit to applicant, potential benefit to the show, and financial need.
  • Scholarship recipients must be in good standing with the company and commit to remain in the show regardless of whether or not a lead role is obtained.
  • A contract will be provided for a Work Scholarship to determine how many hours are required to volunteer per month, outside of the 20 volunteer hours per show.
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Recipients of scholarships will be notified by email no later than 8:00pm on Friday, August 23rd.

SHOW FAQs

Will siblings be placed together in the same cast? Can we request to be in a cast with a friend?
Siblings will be in the same cast. There are NO CAST REQUESTS for this show.

Can parents observe rehearsals?
No. Only registered performers, rehearsal monitors, and staff members may be on site while rehearsals are in progress.

Can performers watch another cast’s rehearsal?
When only one cast is called to a rehearsal, performers from the other cast may not watch unless invited by the Artistic Director. If a parent is volunteering for the other cast, their performer is not permitted to be at the rehearsal or in the facility unless approved by an EDMT staff member.

How will drop off and pick up work?
All performers should enter EDMT through the front door entrance and arrive no more than 10-15 minutes before their scheduled rehearsal time for check-in. After rehearsal, performers will exit EDMT through the front door. A Rehearsal Monitor will wait with the performers in front of the building until parents arrive. Please arrive on time to pick up your performer(s). Please exit your vehicle and come to the front door to pick up your child.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For any additional questions or information about SEUSSICAL, please contact Producer, (Mrs.) Chris Hobbs, at chrishobbs@edmt.info or call the EDMT office at (916) 941-7464.

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