Christiana Anbri in Seussical (2007)

Christiana Anbri in Seussical (2007)

Dina
Dina

September 30th, 2008, 4:53 pm #1

I think she is fabulous here:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=gi5MtQUwkMU
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Elizabeth
Elizabeth

October 1st, 2008, 12:22 am #2

I haven't seen Seussical. I read a description of the show and found it very confusing. My daughter will have a chance to audition for this show in November. Can anyone tell me what the children's parts are (aside from the young boy who I think finds the hat)and is the show any good? I also read it has more than one version, one being more "child-friendly" (without the war scene?) Any info would be appreciated, thanks
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jessie
jessie

October 1st, 2008, 2:44 am #3

I actually did this show two years ago, and it was so much fun! As far as the kids parts go, it is pretty much only Jojo (the main boy). There is also Cindy Lou who, who has lines in the who scenes. If it is a children's theatre production, then any of the parts could easily be played by a child, but as far as the original casting goes, the only children’s parts with solos/lines are Jojo and Cindy Lou. However, this is a HUGE chorus show, so there is a ton for kids to do. They could be the who's/who children, jungle creatures, cadets, circus creatures, etc. I was in the ensemble when I did this show and I was almost always onstage. There are a lot of huge numbers, so even though there aren't many child roles with solos and lines, there is no doubt that children have a LOT of stage time and will have a blast doing this show! Also, I don’t know how old your daughter is, but if she is on the older side, like maybe 12, she could be considered for the bird girls. However, that depends on how old they cast the Horton, Gertrude, mayzie, etc. If they are young adults, most likely the bird girls will be teenagers/young adults. However, if the main characters are more like teenagers, a younger girl could be a bird girl, so you never know. It just depends on the age of the cast or the picture the director has created in his mind of what he wants. There are also a couple solos in the court scene, so they could cast the bailiff and yertle the turtle younger, so that is also a possibility.

And yes, this show is AMAZING! I have, however, seen productions that I didn’t care for too much, but then I’ve seen productions that were AMAZING, so it all really depends how it is directed. But it is a super fun show to watch and be in!

And as far as a more child friendly version goes, I haven’t heard of that. But the show is definitely child friendly. The production I was in had the war scenes, but it was definitely ok for little kids to see. It’s not bad in any way. So either way the show is, war or no war, its fine for little kids (well, maybe kids under…. 5 may be a little scared. Haha but that’s with any show/movie!) But yeah, its child friendly. No worries!! = ]

This show is a ton of fun (if you haven’t already gotten that from my post. Hahahaha) and I wish your daughter the best of luck at her audition! Any part is a good part in this show, I say. Haha

So break a leg and feel free to ask more questions! = ]

-Jessie
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Elizabeth
Elizabeth

October 1st, 2008, 11:45 am #4

Hi Jessie! Thank you so much for the detailed information. My daughter is on the fence about auditioning and this information will certainly help her make up her mind. I'm not sure she is lead-character material so it is good to know there are large chorus numbers. You told me everything I wanted to know and more Whether she's in the show or not, I'll be sure to get tickets. Thank you so much!!
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old fan
old fan

October 1st, 2008, 1:11 pm #5

...sounds like a really fun show and she has a good chance of being cast !
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Jessie
Jessie

October 1st, 2008, 8:59 pm #6

Hi Jessie! Thank you so much for the detailed information. My daughter is on the fence about auditioning and this information will certainly help her make up her mind. I'm not sure she is lead-character material so it is good to know there are large chorus numbers. You told me everything I wanted to know and more Whether she's in the show or not, I'll be sure to get tickets. Thank you so much!!
You're very welcome! I'm glad to help! = ]
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Laura L
Laura L

October 3rd, 2008, 3:49 am #7

I think she is fabulous here:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=gi5MtQUwkMU
I actually directed that production of Seussical last year (with Kids of the Arts) - and yes, Gertrude was a great role for Christiana. It really is such a fun show to do...! Glad you enjoyed the video, Dina!

- Laura

www.KidsoftheArts.com
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Fantastic5
Fantastic5

October 3rd, 2008, 4:27 pm #8

I actually did this show two years ago, and it was so much fun! As far as the kids parts go, it is pretty much only Jojo (the main boy). There is also Cindy Lou who, who has lines in the who scenes. If it is a children's theatre production, then any of the parts could easily be played by a child, but as far as the original casting goes, the only children’s parts with solos/lines are Jojo and Cindy Lou. However, this is a HUGE chorus show, so there is a ton for kids to do. They could be the who's/who children, jungle creatures, cadets, circus creatures, etc. I was in the ensemble when I did this show and I was almost always onstage. There are a lot of huge numbers, so even though there aren't many child roles with solos and lines, there is no doubt that children have a LOT of stage time and will have a blast doing this show! Also, I don’t know how old your daughter is, but if she is on the older side, like maybe 12, she could be considered for the bird girls. However, that depends on how old they cast the Horton, Gertrude, mayzie, etc. If they are young adults, most likely the bird girls will be teenagers/young adults. However, if the main characters are more like teenagers, a younger girl could be a bird girl, so you never know. It just depends on the age of the cast or the picture the director has created in his mind of what he wants. There are also a couple solos in the court scene, so they could cast the bailiff and yertle the turtle younger, so that is also a possibility.

And yes, this show is AMAZING! I have, however, seen productions that I didn’t care for too much, but then I’ve seen productions that were AMAZING, so it all really depends how it is directed. But it is a super fun show to watch and be in!

And as far as a more child friendly version goes, I haven’t heard of that. But the show is definitely child friendly. The production I was in had the war scenes, but it was definitely ok for little kids to see. It’s not bad in any way. So either way the show is, war or no war, its fine for little kids (well, maybe kids under…. 5 may be a little scared. Haha but that’s with any show/movie!) But yeah, its child friendly. No worries!! = ]

This show is a ton of fun (if you haven’t already gotten that from my post. Hahahaha) and I wish your daughter the best of luck at her audition! Any part is a good part in this show, I say. Haha

So break a leg and feel free to ask more questions! = ]

-Jessie
My dd was in Suessical Jr. and loved it. The interesting part about this musical is that the majority of the script is sung. Some of the leads have lines and a few others do too, but for the most part the whole story is told through singing. My dd played one of the birdgirls(there are 3 of them), which was a fun part. The birdgirls are in alot of scenes and have several trio singing parts as well as each birdgirl having their own one line singing solo in a couple of places.

Fun music (although you'll be singing it in your sleep !!), fun costuming, fun storyline, and perfectly enjoyable for all ages!

My dd was 12 when she did it and the leads were more like 15/16. There were kids as young as 10 in the cast as well, but again it was the Jr version. I've never seen the regular version, so I'm not sure which roles would be for children. Maybe all the "WHOS" in WhoVille.

Anyway, encourage your daughter to audition... she will enjoy being part of the show! Best of luck!

PS-If interested I can email you some pics or try to figure out how to post some on here...
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