In the second week of the January holiday workshops of 2018, Speak Up Studio will be hosting a musical production of “Seussical the Musical”!
Seussical is part of our Born to Perform holiday program. It’s a week-long workshop, with rehearsals held each day for an entire week. We will be holding a group audition for parts on Thursday 7th December from 4.00pm – 6.00pm at the Red Hill Studio. This is not a formal audition, but a chance for the students to meet the others in the production, get to know the teachers, and be introduced to the script. During the group audition we discuss parts, and listen to a few songs from the musical! All students who audition for the production will be given a part.
This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn more about the whole experience of being involved in a large production and develop their confidence performing on stage! We encourage children of all experience levels to join us for our musical production. See the details below for rehearsal dates & times and how to enquire!
I’d just like to congratulate you on how fabulous the concert was. I love that my kids can be exposed to all the bubbling creativity that Speak Up runs on whilst gaining some very valuable skills for life. ~ Sarah – Mum, 2016
Seussical takes us into the world of Dr. Seuss, where we revisit beloved characters including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and JoJo. The Cat in the Hat guides us into The Jungle of Nool where we see Horton, the kind hearted elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whoville. He meets JoJo, a Who child sent to military school for thinking too many “thinks. ”Horton decides he must protect the speck of dust on a nearby clover, while at the same time protecting an abandoned egg left to his care by the lazy Mayzie la Bird. Horton tries to convince the other animals in The Jungle of the existence of the Whos, but he is ridiculed and put on trial for insanity. Only his loyal neighbour, Gertrude McFuzz, never loses faith in him. Eventually, the two fall in love. Seussical weaves a story of friendship, loyalty and love. Despite all odds, Horton and Gertrude band together to save the Whos, free Horton, and restore peace and unity to the Jungle of Nool. Charming Seussical teaches us the power of being unique, and the importance of fighting for your beliefs.I just wanted to extend a big congratulations and thank you to you especially but also all the team at Speak Up.
We thought the performances [at the showcase tonight] were just brilliant. Not only in their delivery but also the choices made for the kids to make it fun, funny and motivating. The children’s enthusiasm and aplomb was very evident on the night!!! Well done to you all in opening their hearts and minds to the world of theatre and drama. ~ Bianca – Mum, 2017
Auditions: Thursday 7th December 4pm – 6pm at Red Hill Studio.
Practice Days & Times:
- Monday 15th January – Thursday 18th January 9am – 3pm (each day) – rehearsal
- Friday 19th January 9am – 4pm – dress rehearsal followed by pizza party before the show
- Red Hill Studio – 110 Windsor Road, Red Hill
Age: Students aged 8 to 14
Show: 5.30pm on Friday 19th January
Cost: $500.00 (this price includes all rehearsals, shows, costumes and props!) Students already enrolled in Speak Up’s weekly classes will receive a discount of $100.
Enquire: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07 3367 8572.