AU Theatre Announces Open Youth Auditions for 'Seussical'

AU Theatre Announces Open Youth Auditions for 'Seussical'

10/17/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Department of Theatre will hold open youth auditions for its upcoming production of the most performed show in America -- Seussical

Directed by Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames, associate professor of Theatre, with musical direction by guest artist Brian Nabors, auditions for youth in grades 2 through 8 will be held Sunday, Oct. 22from 2 to 4 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre. Children do not need to prepare anything. They will be taught a song from the show at the audition. 

Rehearsals for the production will begin Jan. 6, 2018, and performances will be held Feb. 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre along with a school matinee performance on Friday, Feb. 23, at 9 a.m.

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza. All of the favorite Dr. Seuss characters are brought to life including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. 

For more information, contact Dr. Durbin-Ames at 419-289-5821 or

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###


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