Brea's Youth Theatre

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Brea's Youth Theatre & Stagelight Productions



Based on the Works of DR. SEUSS

Produced by JANICE KRAUS


"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!

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.

Performance Dates:

Thurs - Sun, January 11 - 28

Locations & Addresses:

Curtis Theatre

1 Civic Center Cir, Brea, CA 92821

Brea Senior Center

500 Sievers Ave, Brea, CA 92821

Pioneer Hall

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.

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