Arranging for Auditions
Auditions take place at the Phillips Recreation Center. Call 217-367-1544 or visit http://tinyurl.com/UPDYST to schedule an audition time for either the chorus only or for a named role. If you are unable to make these scheduled times, ask about making alternate arrangements. Sign-ups for technical work will be accepted any time during auditions.
Chorus Auditions-- Friday, April 28 from 4-6pm or Saturday, April 29 from 10-11am
Children will be taught a number from the show and will sing and dance in groups of 10-15 for 30 minutes.
Solo Auditions-- Friday, April 28 from 6-8pm or Saturday, April 29 from 11am-12pm and 1-5pm
Prepare a song to sing. An accompanist will be provided for those who bring sheet music. Children will perform their number and dance in small groups for one hour.
Call Backs-- Sunday, April 30 from 12-5pm
If you have any questions, call Erica at 217-367-1544, extension 276.
A fee of $100 is required and covers the cost of production materials as well as a show T-shirt and poster for each cast member. No separate costuming fees will be required, though cast members may need to supply their own individual pieces from home (such as plain-colored shirts, tights, shoes, or makeup). The program fee is due by the first rehearsal. No refunds will be given after May 31. Financial assistance is available. Please apply by May 16.
May 21-performance dates (July 20-23)
Phillips Recreation Center
Frequency of rehearsals for an individual will depend on how many scenes they are in. Exact schedules vary within the 6:30-9:30pm timeframe from week to week. Some performers may rehearse up to 12 hours a week. Rehearsal times may change and frequency will increase the week just prior to the production, and may include Friday, Saturday, and Sunday meetings and rehearsals.
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 that Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trail, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.