WINTER MAINSTAGE / EDGE AUDITIONS

For performers entering grades 3-12
Program runs mid-November - early February.

Random Farms is excited to announce a 2021-2022 Mainstage / Edge production of Seussical™, combining the challenging material of the Edge program with the production values of the Mainstage. 

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical™ is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

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.

AUDITION AND CASTING INFO

AUDITION DATES
Saturday, September 25 @ 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Sunday, September 26 @ 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Monday, September 27 @ 4:00pm to 7:00pm 
 

PLEASE READ OUR STANDARD AGREEMENT BEFORE REGISTERING FOR AN AUDITION

CALLBACKS
Sunday, October 3 @ 1:00pm to 7:00 pm
Monday, October 4 @ 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

NOTE: Before scheduling an audition, please review the program schedule and policies listed below.

Callback Lists will be emailed at the close of each audition day. Please note that if you are not called back, you may still be cast!

CAST LIST
A cast list will be emailed out on October 13th, after school.

AUDITION PREPARATION

WHAT TO PREPARE
Roles:
Review the Character Breakdown.
Audition: Please review and prepare the provided song: "Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!" Lyrics, vocal track, and accompaniment track are all provided below.

Audition Materials

Callbacks: Below is a link to all of the callback material for Seussical.  You will find lyrics to each callback song, sheet music and piano tracks to practice with.  The piano tracks will also be used during callbacks and you only need to prepare material for the role(s) you are called back for.  If you have any questions, email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call Back Materials

WHAT TO BRING

1. Recent photo (a snapshot or school photo is fine), if you did not provide one at registration.
2. Resume or list of training/experience, if you did not provide one at registration. If you don't have a resume, that's okay! You can just fill out the audition form online when you register or update the information in your account. If you would like to try making up a resume, here are some samples to use as a guide.

Resume Template 1
Resume Template 2

 

PROGRAM INFO

GRADES
Performers in grades 3 - 12 may audition.

ELIGIBILITY
No prior training or experience with Random Farms is required. Because this is an audition-based program, it means that not everyone will be selected, so performers should be prepared for this possibility if they decide to try out.

REHEARSAL / PERFORMANCE DATES
There will be four casts: A, B, C, and D. A performer is only called when their role is rehearsing.

Mandatory Cast member / Parent Orientation Meeting: Saturday, November 6 @ 1:00-2:30pm at the Tarrytown Music Hall.

Rehearsals begin November (Random Farms Studio)

Tech / Dress Rehearsals (Mandatory):
January 24 - 28 (Casts A and B)
January 31 - February 4 (Casts C and D)

Performances (Mandatory):
January 29 - 30 (Casts A and B)
February 4 - 6 (Casts C and D)

Click "View Schedule" below for each cast's complete rehearsal schedule.

AUDITION / REHEARSAL LOCATION
Random Farms Studio
77 Executive Blvd., Elmsford, NY 10523

TECH REHEARSAL / PERFORMANCE LOCATION
Tarrytown Music Hall
13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591

 

FEES & POLICIES

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT
$1000 - Subsidized tuition
$1,667 - Actual cost
 
Did you know Random Farms is a non-profit and tuition only covers 60% of the cost of putting a child through the program?
 
Our subsidized tuition prices make participating affordable to a more diverse community. We ask families to choose the tuition tier they can afford on good faith; no application for the subsidized tuition is required.
 
Please consider paying the actual cost, and everything over the subsidized tuition amount will be a tax-deductible donation!  This will help support this production as well as our outreach efforts, which include providing scholarships, discounted tickets, and free performances to those in need.
 
There is no fee to audition. RFKT is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. In order to cover production costs, programs are tuition based. If cast, there is a $1000 (subsidized tuition) or $1,667 (actual cost) registration fee to participate in the production. Parent/Legal Guardian is financially responsible for fee if student is cast in a role parent (or performer over age 18) says they will accept on the audition form. Cast member is also responsible for providing their own shoes, tights/socks and undergarments, as per the costume memo (emailed and/or posted online after rehearsals begin).
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
A limited number of financial aid packages are available. Please visit www.randomfarms.com/scholarship for info and application. While Random Farms will provide the majority of each performer's costume, participants are responsible for providing their own shoes/tights and undergarments as per the costume memo (to be provided once rehearsals start).
 
PARTICIPATION POLICY

For the protection of your child, other children, and our staff, please do not bring your child to rehearsal if they are sick or have had a fever within the past 48 hours. Absences due to illness will be granted but please note that this is a rigorous program that requires commitment from everyone involved. We expect participants to be at all scheduled rehearsals unless a previous conflict has been submitted or they are ill.

"Shadowing" (making up a missed rehearsal) is not permitted for winter 2021/2022. We will, however, allow for performers to contact their counterparts and arrange a switch should a rehearsal conflict arise.

Participants are required to attend and participate in (and may not arrive late to, or leave early from) our final studio run-thru (rehearsal #20) and tech week rehearsals. Please make sure to double-check your child's schedule to ensure their availability for these mandatory rehearsals. We are unable to make exceptions to our absence policy. If your child misses a mandatory rehearsal, they will not be allowed to perform in the final show.

All participants must return all loaned materials (including scripts and costume pieces) in good condition. Participants are responsible for providing their own shoes, socks/tights and undergarments as per the costume memo (emailed and/or posted on line once rehearsals start). Participants who do not comply with this participation policy may be removed from the program and their account put On Hold, as described in RFKT's Standard Agreement, until parents, participant and RFKT can reach an agreement moving forward.

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
All participants are required to bring and wear a mask during rehearsals and performances. Our mandatory Tech rehearsals and performances will be held indoors at the Tarrytown Music Hall.



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