AUDITION CALL for Seussical JR. at YST

YST gearing up for spring musical - auditions next week

Young Stars Theatre, the resident youth company at Fremont Centre Theatre has announced auditions for the musical Seussical Jr premiering in March 2018. Seussical Jr. is a fantastical musical extravaganza that transports audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus as the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. 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 triumphant!

Auditions are currently being scheduled for beginning through advanced performers ages 5-18:

Monday December 18th 6pm-8pm

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Saturday December 23rd 10am-12pm OR 12pm-2pm


All auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be held at the Fremont Centre Theatre, 1000 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena CA 91030

If you are interested in reserving a spot in one of our audition workshops, email Gloria Bennett at with the date and time you prefer. If neither of these dates work for you but you would still like to be considered, reply with that information and if they add another date they will call you in OR you can submit a video audition.


Rehearsals will be held on Saturdays January 6 – February 17.

Tech week February 24 – March 1

Show runs 4 weekends March 2 – March 25

If you have any conflicts on rehearsal or performance days you should still audition. You can share those dates with YST on your audition form and you will only be cast you if the scheduled can be worked out.

Workshop Participation Fee – $225



Character Breakdown

The Cat In The Hat – 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.


Jojo – 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 Into 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.


Horton The Elephant – 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.


Gertrude Mcfuzz – Gertrude Mcfuzz Is Very Self-Conscious And Aware That Her One-Feather Tail Isn’t Perfect. Gertrude Changes During The Show Frorm 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.


Mayzie La Bird – 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.


Sour Kangaroo – Sour Kangaroo Isn’t Really Sour At All. She’s Just Got A Lot Of Attitude. She’s Loud, Brassy, And A Lot Of Fun.


Young Kangaroo – Sour Kangaroo’s Spunky Daughter.


The Wickersham Brothers – 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 others’ expense. They enjoy hanging around with one another, making music together on the street corner, and playing off one another.


The Whos – The Whos are a lot like you and me, only so small as to be invisible.


Mr. And Mrs. Mayor – 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.


Jungle Creatures – The Jungle Creatures Are Real People At Heart, Just Like Us, Even Though They May Be Described As Animal Characters.


The Grinch – One Of Three Great Smaller Character Roles That Will Be Played By One Of Our Featured Chorus Members.


Yertle The Turtle  – One Of Three Great Smaller Character Roles That Will Be Played By One Of Our Featured Chorus Members.


Vlad Vladikoff – One Of Three Great Smaller Character Roles That Will Be Played By One Of Our Featured Chorus Members


Thing 1 And Thing 2 – Fun And Energetic Assistants To The Cat In The Hat.


Ensemble – Actors And Singers Ages 5-18 Perform In Multiple Scenes And Songs As Whos, Monkeys, And Other Jungle Creatures.