Audition Workshop for "Seussical"

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Qualters Middle School, Mansfield, MA

Auditions for "Seussical"
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Orpheum Theatre, Foxboro, MA

Things to Know About Un-Common Auditions


The Un-Common Theatre Company
Presents an Audition Workshop
For Grades 2 through 12


Michael Hammond and Paula Bishop

Director/Choreographer and Music Director

for our upcoming musical production of


New to the audition process?

Do you get nervous before an audition?

Do you know how to choose the right music for your vocal range?

Would you like the inside scoop on what the creative team is looking for

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the workshop for you!!

Join us on
Thursday, September 4th
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Qualters Middle School
Mansfield, MA

Michael and Paula will share their wisdom and experience gained from being on both sides of the
audition table to teach you the tools you need to stand out from the crowd. This workshop will us
materials from Un-Common’s upcoming production of Seussical and will include singing, movement
and discussions to help you make the most of your next audition.

The workshop is open to actors in Grades 2 through 12. Attendees will be singing and dancing, s
please wear appropriate attire and shoes. Dance shoes are not mandatory, but please no flip flops,
crocs, or sandals – sneakers are adequate.

Boost your confidence and get a leg up on your competition

by taking part in this valuable workshop!

Workshop Fee is $25 per person

Email uncommontheatre@verizon.net to make a reservation giving your name, grade,
 phone number and email address.  We will email your confirmation and payment instructions.

This workshop has a limited enrollment. Register early to ensure your space.


The Un-Common Theatre Company
Announces Auditions for


The Un-Common Theatre Co. is excited to announce auditions for our fall production of the classic story Seussical, to be presented at the Orpheum Theatre in Foxboro in November.

Seussical brings to life many of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters and is narrated by the Cat in the Hat. The story tells the tale of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing 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 to 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.

Auditions will be held for students in Grades 2 through 12 on Sunday, September 7th beginning at 1pm by appointment only.

Audition Info:

Who: Students in Grades 2 through 12
When and Where: Auditions: Sunday, Sept 7, 2014, 1:00 4:00pm
Orpheum Theatre, One School Street, Foxboro

Callbacks: Sunday, Sept 7, 2014, 6:00 8:00pm
Orpheum Theatre, One School Street, Foxboro
Time: Auditions are by appointment only
To make an appointment, email uncommontheatre@verizon.net stating your name, grade, age, email address and telephone number. We will email you with an appointment time and more information.

For auditions, please prepare "16 bars" (about 30-60 seconds) of a song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in the correct key.

Rehearsals are scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons in Foxboro and Mansfield. The first rehearsal is Thursday, September 11th at 6:30pm at Qualters Middle School in Mansfield. Extended rehearsals may be required as the show nears production week. Cast members are allowed 2 absences only, none the 3 weeks prior to show. A full rehearsal schedule will be made once the show is cast.

The production will take place at the Orpheum Theatre in Foxboro on November 21-23 with a school show on Thursday, November 20th.

Production Fee: $200 with a family maximum of $350 per family.

Download the audition form in one of the following formats: .doc and/or .pdf.

For more information or questions please email Matt at uncommontheatre@verizon.net.

All roles are available to all ages.


Things to Know About Un-Common Auditions

Auditions for Un-Common shows are open to all those interested within the age ranges specified. No previous acting experience or affiliation with the theatre company is necessary.

An auditioner will audition with many actors and will be offered a role at the total discretion of the director, choreographer and music director. Parent participation, affiliation with Un-Common Theatre or past involvement will not be considered in casting decisions. Every performer comes with different strengths and qualities and casting decisions are made based on many factors including talent (singing, dancing and acting), look (age/height/coloring), how auditioners look/interact as a group, etc. This process is often difficult and the creative team (director, music director and choreographer) takes great care in casting the best mix of performers for each production.

We customarily present four productions throughout our season. Auditions and performance dates for these shows are:
  Auditions Show Performances  
  September Fall Production November  
  December Young Performers Production March
  December or January Spring Production April
  May Young Adult Production July
  May Improv Soup Monthly October - June  

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