Tuesday, January 8, 2019

FPAC Announces Open Auditions for Seussical

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) is excited to announce open auditions on Saturday, January 12 for their upcoming production of Seussical at THE BLACK BOX. Auditions will be held at 15 W. Central St. in Franklin, MA. 

Those auditioning are asked to prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. Auditions for grades 4-7 will be held at 1 pm, grades 8 and 9 at 1:30 pm, grades 10-12 at 2 pm, and adults at 2:30 pm. Seussical will run March 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17 at THE BLACK BOX.
FPAC Announces Open Auditions for Seussical
Open Auditions for Seussical

Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life 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 the audience 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.

For more information visit www.fpaconline.com or call 508-528-3370

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