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Posted on: April 10, 2019


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One of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought 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. Seussical is fun for the whole family!

Auditions are open to the public and will be held from 7 - 10 pm on May 14 & 15, 2019 at The Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way in Elgin. Callbacks will be by invitation only from 10 am - 2 pm on May 18. Auditions are open to those ages 9 and over.  All those auditioning should wear comfortable clothing and shoes for the dance portion and prepare to sing 16 to 32 bars of a song that best highlights their vocal ability.  An accompanist will be provided, so auditionees must bring sheet music in the key they will be singing. Singing acapella is not encouraged. To sign up for an audition slot, visit OR and click on the Elgin Summer Theatre link. Please bring a resume and a photograph/head shot with you at the time of your audition. (Resumes and photographs will not be returned.)  Walk-in auditions will be accommodated as time allows.

Show times are 7:30pm July 12, 13, 19 and 20 with 3:00pm matinees on July 14 and 21.

$20 reserved seating in advance, $25 at the door. Students/Seniors $15 with valid student/school i.d. Group rates are also available. Tickets may be purchased at The Hemmens Box Office, by phone at 847-931-5900 or by going to

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