“Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger 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!
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm OR Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
(Note: There will be some dates where Tuesday students attend on Thursday and Thursday students attend on Tuesdays. Please see dates and double check all of the dates against your family calendar when registering.)
Performances: May 15 at 7 pm; May 16 at 7 pm; May 17 at 2 pm & 7 pm
Performance Fee: A $130 performance fee will be assessed Nov. 1, 2019. This fee includes a performance t-shirt, DVD, 2 tickets and costume cleaning/rental fees. Siblings fee is $100 and does not include a DVD.
Registration Fee: All students enrolled in classes will pay a non-refundable registration fee at the time of registration. Reduced rate applies for multiple students from the same family.
Tuition: Please visit the Tuition Rates page for specific information about tuition and fees, and all information related to payments. When registering a student for a class you will be required to entire a credit card to keep on file and be required to agree to all of the Not Just Dance Tuition Policies.See Tuition Rates
Tuesday Class Meeting Dates:
Sept 3, 10, 17, 24; Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov 5, 12, 19; Dec 3, 10, 17; Jan 7, 14, 21, 30; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25; March 3, 10, 17, 19, 31; April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 7, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19; June 2, 9
Thursday Class Meeting Dates:
Sept 5, 12, 19, 26; Oct 1, 3, 10, 17, 24; Nov 7, 14, 22; Dec 5, 12, 17; Jan 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5, 10, 12, 19; April 2, 16, 23, 30; May 5, 7, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 21; June 5, 9
*** Both Tuesday and Thursday Class Meeting Dates:
All classes meet from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm EXCEPT as noted below.
The following are BOTH rehearsals, meaning that students from both the Monday AND the Friday class must attend
- Tuesday October 1, 2019
- Tuesday, December 17, 2019
- Thursday January 30, 2020
- Tuesday, March 10, 2020
- Thursday, March 19, 2020
- Tuesday, May 5, 2020 (5 pm – 9 pm)
- Thursday, May 7, 2020 (5 pm – 9 pm)
- Tuesday, May 12, 2020 (5 pm – 9 pm)
- Wednesday, May 13, 2020 (5 pm – 9 pm)
- Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Note: We have planned for extra days which allow for the occasional snow day.
Note: All rehearsals are important. Students/Parents will be asked to provide a conflict list at auditions. If students are excused, they are expected to learn any material they missed. Since this class moves quickly, all students are expected to memorize songs, lines, choreography and blocking by the due dates set by the Directors. The mandatory dress rehearsals are May 5, 7, 12, 13
May 15 @ 7 pm (call time 5 pm); May 16 @ 7 pm (call time 5 pm); May 17 at 2 pm & 7 pm (call time 12 pm)
hold auditions at the classes on Sept 24th and Sept 26th in
order to determine which students will play which part. In the month of
Sept, we will be preparing for auditions. Our preparations include learning
songs from the show, becoming familiar with characters, learning a dance
audition song (again from the show), and doing exercises that help in areas of
characterization, rhythm, stage presence, etc. It is during the first month and
following the auditions, that the instructors will set goals for each student.
Make Up Classes:
Students are welcome to make up classes! So, if they miss a class on Monday, they may come to a class on a Friday. We actually encourage this so that they can spend time with the other students. Please give us as much notice as possible if your child will miss class or if they plan to attend a make-up, as we make plans based on who we expect at each class.
The Not Just Dance Halloween Party will be on October 19th
The Not Just Dance Holiday Party will be on January 4, 2020.
Last day of class is Tuesday, June 9th. Both classes will meet that day for a final class/cast party.
No Class Dates:
Tuesday NO Class: Nov 26, Dec 24, 31, Jan 28, March 24 (A Chorus Line Rehearsal), April 7, May 26
Thursday NO Class: Oct 31, Nov 28, Dec 19, 26, Jan 2, March 26 (A Chorus Line Performance), April 9, May 14, 28
- A Performance Fee of $130 will be assessed on Nov. 1, 209. This fee includes a performance t-shirt, DVD, 2 tickets and costume cleaning/rental fees. Siblings fee is $100 and does not include a DVD.
- Monthly tuition payments will be processed on the first of the month August, 2019 – May, 2020. Please refer to the policies for additional information about tuition policies.
- Since this is a performance based class, the last day to drop this class is Nov. 30, 2019. After that date, parents will be responsible for all tuition payments that are due through May.
A “Thinker.” He’s a smart child with a wild imagination. JoJo can be played as being a little bit awkward, a little bit of a loner, or simply a rambunctious kid whose “Thinks” get him into constant trouble. By the end of the show, he learns what it means to be a responsible member of his community, using the power and possibilities of his own “Thinks.” JoJo should be one of your strongest singers, and can easily be played by a young girl or boy.Gender: AnyVocal range top: B4Vocal range bottom: Ab3
The essence of mischief, fun, and imagination. The Cat stirs things up and causes trouble but always sets things right again. He helps JoJo discover the power of his own imagination as they create the story of Seussical JR. together. Must be a physically adept actor (male or female) to play the Cat who is confident onstage, comfortable with comedy, and able to improvise with the audience if needed. The Cat must have good rhythm and timing.Gender: AnyVocal range top: D5Vocal range bottom: Bb3
A gentle giant. Think of Horton as a big-hearted, blue-collar guy who is steadfast, responsible, and always tries to do the right thing. He is sympathetic and receptive to the world around him. He believes in the inherent goodness of the world, so it’s no surprise that he always looks for the good in others. Horton goes on quite a journey throughout the show but stays true to himself, even when the going gets tough. Must be a great singer and actor.Gender: MaleVocal range top: E4Vocal range bottom: A2
Mr. Mayor and Mrs. Mayor are parents trying hard to raise a child with a big imagination. These Whos may get aggravated with JoJo, but they love him dearly. They try their best to make the right choices as parents, even if JoJo doesn’t always understand them. They are also upstanding members of their community. Must be two performers who are good singers and pair well together. Remember, Mr. and Mrs. Mayor are a team.Gender: MaleVocal range top: E4Vocal range bottom: C3
Mr. Mayor and Mrs. Mayor are parents trying hard to raise a child with a big imagination. These Whos may get aggravated with JoJo, but they love him dearly. They try their best to make the right choices as parents, even if JoJo doesn’t always understand them. They are also upstanding members of their community. Must be two performers who are good singers and pair well together. Remember, Mr. and Mrs. Mayor are a team.Gender: FemaleVocal range top: Bb4Vocal range bottom: A3
Very self-conscious about her one-feather tail. Gertrude gains confidence throughout the show, changing from an anxious, nervous, shy bird into someone whose self-worth doesn’t rest on her appearance. In other words, Gertrude realizes what’s truly important in her life. Must be a wonderful actor and a great singer and must work well with Horton.Gender: FemaleVocal range top: Eb5Vocal range bottom: F#3
Self-centered, vain, and manipulative. She ultimately means no harm, but she’s immature and makes selfish decisions. In giving up her egg to Horton once and for all, she has a moment of self- awareness – she realizes she isn’t the kind of bird who would be a good parent, and she does the best thing she can for the egg. Must be a performer who is a good singer and great actor and can sell Mayzie’s larger-than-life personality.Gender: FemaleVocal range top: Eb5Vocal range bottom: G#3
The Wickersham Brothers, including Wickersham 1, Wickersham 2, and Wickersham 3, are not bad guys! They tease, play pranks, and get a kick out of making mischief, although often at another’s expense. Must be great movers who work well as a group, and have the ability to find an individual Wickersham persona.Gender: MaleVocal range top: B3Vocal range bottom: Ab2
The Bird Girls, including Bird Girl 1, Bird Girl 2, and Bird Girl 3, are a fabulous group of birds who know everything there is to know about the goings on in the jungle and support Mayzie throughout the show. Must be great movers, singers, and work well together as a group.Gender: FemaleVocal range top: B4Vocal range bottom: A3
Loud, brassy, and a lot of fun. She’s got a lot of attitude but isn’t mean – she’s just very confident and unafraid to tell it like it is. Must be a great actor with a bring-down-the-house singing voice who is unafraid of making bold choices onstage.Gender: FemaleVocal range top: Eb5Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Sour Kangaroo’s feisty daughter. She may be pint- sized, but she’s got a big personality and is following in her mother’s footsteps. Young Kangaroo needs to sing and should be a great actor with lots of attitude and pair well with Sour Kangaroo.Gender: Female
The authoritative judge who presides over Horton’s trial at the end of the show. Must be a good singer and actor who can command the stage.Gender: AnyVocal range top: F5Vocal range bottom: F3
The black-bottomed eagle who flies off with the Whos. Vlad is onstage very briefly and doesn’t sing, so this is a good role for someone who can make a big impression.Gender: Male
Arguably the most famous Seuss character of all! He has a brief, fun cameo in Seussical JR. Must be a good actor and singer who can have fun with the Grinch’s short solo.Gender: MaleVocal range top: B3Vocal range bottom: F3
The Whos (including First Who Family, Second Who Family, Third Who Family, Fourth Who Family, and Fifth Who Family) are the citizens of Whoville and they look a lot like you and me, only so small they are invisible to the naked eye. They are a tight-knit, supportive community. Each person playing a Who will be encouraged to create his or her own unique character.Gender: Any
The Jungle Citizens, Hunters, Circus Animals, Fish, Nurses, Courtroom Attendants, additional Wickersham Brothers and Bird Girls all help fill out the world Seussical JR.Gender: Any
All students must be registered to audition for Seussical JR. Auditions preparation will be done in class Sept. 3-19, 2019. Students will be taught songs, sides and choreography. Based on which parts they are most interested in, they will be given appropriate choices, from Seussical JR, to use as part of their audition. Auditions will be held in class Sept. 24th and 26th. The auditions will be used to determine casting and goals for each student. As part of the class, students will be working towards those goals specifically developed for each student.