Brea's Youth Theatre
Brea's Youth Theatre & Stagelight Productions
Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS
Book by LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Co-Conceived by LYNN AHRENS, STEPHEN FLAHERTY, and ERIC IDLE
Based on the Works of DR. SEUSS
Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! 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.
Seussical is fun for the whole family! Performers of all ages will be excited to portray the characters from the familiar Dr. Seuss fables.
Pre-Audition Workshops – Friday, October 27
Group A (ages 5-8): Brea Senior Center -- 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Group B (ages 9-12): Brea Senior Center -- 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.
Group C (ages 13-Adult): Brea Senior Center -- 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Auditions – Saturday, October 28
Group A (ages 5-8): Brea Senior Center -- 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Group B (ages 9-12): Brea Senior Center -- 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Group C (ages 13-Adult): Brea Senior Center -- 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Invitational Callbacks – Sunday, October 29
Callbacks are by invitation only and will be held at the Pioneer Hall on Sunday, October 29.
Rehearsals – November 3 - December 17
Group A (ages 5-8):
Brea Senior Center: Friday: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. · Saturday: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Group B (ages 9-12):
Brea Senior Center: Friday: 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. · Saturday: 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Group C (ages 13-Adult):
Brea Senior Center: Friday: 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. · Saturday: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Note: Listed rehearsal times are a general outline. Rehearsal needs of individual participants will vary depending on which role they are playing. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed after after roles are assigned. Additional rehearsals for lead performers will take place on Sunday afternoon.
The schedule for rehearsals occuring after December 17 will be distributed at a later date.
Thurs - Sun, January 11 - 28
Locations & Addresses:
1 Civic Center Cir, Brea, CA 92821
Brea Senior Center
500 Sievers Ave, Brea, CA 92821
304 W Elm St, Brea, CA 92821
About Brea's Youth Theatre
Produced in partnership with Stagelight Family Productions, Brea’s Youth Theatre has brought the joy of theatre to children and their families for well over 30 years. Through the art and practice of live performance, children and teens work as a team with seasoned actors and educators in the community to bring some of Broadway’s most notable musicals to a live audience. Throughout the rehearsal process, participants learn the value of teamwork while building confidence and lasting friendships. Truly an experience for the entire family, each production brings the opportunity for parents to contribute their own talents through a variety of volunteer projects that support the fun onstage. With two annual productions, there are plenty of opportunities for young performers to participate.
To learn more about Stagelight Productions, the Curtis Theatre's producing partner for the program, visit their website.