This family-friendly musical brings 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. On their journeys, these characters face many obstacles, but through the power of friendship, loyalty, family, and community, they work together and emerge triumphant!

General Audition Information

Enlightened Theatrics is proud to present Seussical the Musical! Join us this December as we delve into the timeless creations of Dr. Seuss in our mixed professional production running Dec. 8-11, & 16-18! With roles available for student, community, and professional actors, we are so looking forward for another chance to elevate our already outstanding community through purposeful theatrical production. Use the sign up link below to select your audition time and know that we can't wait to see you!


What to prepare:
30-60 seconds of a song you like to sing! It does not have to be in the style of the show just as long as you love singing it. An accompanist will be provided for reading sheet music, and a speaker will be provided for playing instrumental/karaoke tracks. Please prepare 1 additional song of the same approx. length just in case we would like to hear more from you in the room!
We are not requiring a headshot or resume, you may still bring one or either if you'd like!


After casting, all performers will have to register for our production through our own Enlightened Theatrics' registration portal, the link to this portal will be made available after auditions -
Student Registration: $150.00 (6 1/2 weeks of rehearsal and 6 performance opportunities with a possible 7th invited educational performance).
Adult Registration: Free
Professional registration: Free, (details about the professional roles listed below in the FAQ's).

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Important Dates and Times

Sat, Oct. 8th - ALL AUDITIONS:


All auditions will be held either in our theatre space or our event space (The Brick Room) at: Salem's Historic Grand Theatre, 191 High St. NE, Salem OR, 97301

Auditions may be recorded for ease of reviewing by our Production Team members.


9:30am - 1:30pm: Adult auditions (this is for 18+ Community & Professional Actors)
2:00pm - 3:00pm: Adult Dance Call (Please bring appropriate clothes to move in and all dance, character, tap shoes, you have!)
3:30pm - 7:00pm: Student auditions
7:00pm - 7:45pm: Student Dance Call (Please bring appropriate clothes to move in and all dance, character, tap shoes, you have!)



Sun, Oct. 9th - CALLBACKS:


Callbacks will only be held for auditionees that the production team would like to see more from. If you do NOT receive a callback it does NOT mean you are not in the show! Please look for the announced cast list later in the week to see if you've been cast! Thank you!


Time slots and callback auditionees will be individually emailed after auditions. Please be available for the following callback time:
1:30pm - 6:30pm


If you are not available for any or part of this time, please let us know during your initial audition, thank you!  



Enlightened Theatrics production of Seussical the Musical is scheduled to rehearse weekly, Mon-Fri, from 4:30pm-8:30pm. Weekend rehearsals will NOT be called, (except during technical rehearsal as we get closer to the run of the show), unless necessary.

Time off will be taken during the week of Thanksgiving, the exact details of which have yet to be determined.


**If you have any conflicts with the rehearsal schedule, you can list them on the in-person audition form!

Potential Schedule: (Subject to change) 

Oct. 17th - Dec. 8th: Rehearsals, weekly, 4:30pm - 8:30pm, Mon-Fri ONLY
Dec. 5th -  7th: Possible tech rehearsal, (possibly extended rehearsal times).
Dec. 15th: Invited Educational Performance Subject to Change, (Special performance of the show for a strictly invited school audience, will occur earlier in the day, time TBD).
Dec. 9-11: Preview performance and first week of performances @7:30pm, (evenings), @2:00pm, (matinees).
Dec. 16-18: Second week of performances @7:30pm, (evenings), @2:00pm, (matinees).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What if I'm not available Oct. 8th & 9th and still want to audition/Can I audition virtually?
A: In the effort of seeing as many auditionees in person as possible, we encourage you to come to the theatre and audition in person. If you absolutely can not make that happen, please email to arrange another audition time/virtual audition time. All special requests must be emailed by Oct. 3rd end of day (5:00pm PST).


Q: What is the youngest age a student can be to participate?
A: The youngest we typically accept is any age student going into 3rd grade or higher. We can accept 2nd graders with a letter of recommendation from an educator.


Q: What should I wear to auditions?
A: Wear anything appropriate that makes you feel good about yourself. Please be prepared to change into comfortable clothes to move in for the dance call.


Q: Do I have to stay the whole time for auditions?
A: You do not need to stay the whole time, we do ask that you arrive 20 minutes earlier than your time slot, to accommodate us possibly running ahead. After your audition you are free to leave, BUT we are calling back ALL auditionees for each respective dance call, so please arrive at least ten minutes before your scheduled dance call if you wish to be seen for that!


Q: Who gets paid?
A: This is a mixed professional production. Enlightened Theatrics' production of Seussical will feature a fully paid professional production team and two paid actors in the roles of Horton the Elephant (male identifying) and The Cat in the Hat (male/female/non-binary identifying). These roles will be decided along with the rest of the cast at auditions.


Q: I'm a student, can I be considered for the paid roles?
A: Only 18+ actors will be considered for the two paid roles.

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