The Cat in the Hat
Auditions: Saturday, November 16th (Please sign up for an audition time below)
Rehearsals: December 6th to January 24th (Monday-Thursday Nights; Saturday Mornings)
Performances: January 25th to February 22nd (Fridays at 7pm; Saturdays at 1pm & 4:30pm
Cat in the Hat Call Backs
Congratulations! Please find your name below and which role we would like you to read for. Call Backs will be this Tuesday night. Please check your email for more information. Thank you!
Thing 1 & Thing 2 (Please memorize the Thing(s) side; we will have you move while speaking it at call backs)
Stipend for actors 18 & up
WHERE: Utah Children's Theatre STUDIOS: 3601 S State Street SLC, UT 84115 (Building to the north of the main theatre)
WHAT to BRING: Please make sure to bring a headshot and resume to the audition.
PREPARE: Please memorize a side for the character you are most interested in auditioning for found below
WHO: Men & Women age 12 & up.
CALLBACKS: Will be held by invitation the following week in the evening.
Please fill out the audition form below. This electronic form will be used by the Directors and Stage Manger when you arrive for your reserved audition timeframe.
Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cat: (Meow) Why do you sit there like that? I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny! I know some good games we can play. I know some good tricks, a lot of good tricks. I will show them to you! Your mother will not mind at all if I do.
Fish: Now look what you did! Now look at this house! Look at this! Look at that! You sank our toy ship. Sank it deep in the cake. You shook up our house and you beat our new rake. You SHOULD NOT be here when mother is not. You get out of this house!
Thing 1/ Thing 2: Yahoo! How do you do? Would you like to shake hands with Thing One and Thing Two? Have no fear little fish! We Things are good Things. We are tame. Oh so tame. We have come here to play! We will give you some fun on this wet, wet, wet day.
Brother: (Fish has said he must get rid of Thing 1 & Thing 2) So as fast as I could, I went after my net and I said with my net I can get them I bet! I bet with my net, I can get those things yet. Then I let down my net. It came down with a PLOP! And I had them! At last! Those two things had to stop. Then I said to the cat, now you do as I say, you pack up those Things and you take them away!
Sally: It's too wet to go out and too cold to play ball, so we sat in the house. We did nothing at all. All we could do was to sit! sit! sit! sit! And we did not like it, not one little bit. And then something went BUMP! How that bump made us jump! We looked! Then we saw him step in on the mat! We looked! And we saw him! The Cat in the Hat!
The Cat (male; age 18 to 40s) - He is a destructive and mischievous cat who tries to convince the children to have fun and ignore the rules. He, along with Thing 1 & Thing 2, enjoy causing a mess and annoying the Fish. This part will be very physically demanding.
Brother (male; age 12 to 20s) - He serves as the narrator of the story. He and his sister Sally are very bored on a rainy day and wish for something more exciting to happen. However, the bite off more than they can chew when the Cat and his friends appear. Facial expressions are very important for this character.
Sally (female; age 12 to 20s) - She and her brother are very bored on a rainy day and help her brother keep things calm when the Cat visits. Facial expressions are very important for this character.
Fish (age 18 to 50s) - The fish doesn't like the Cat. He tries to keep order throughout the story. The Fish is a puppet and the actor playing the Fish will need to be a strong puppeteer.
Thing 1 & Thing 2 (age 13 to 20s) - The Things are the Cat's assistants. They are very energetic and destructive. These characters are also very physically demanding and will help with scenic changes throughout the show. Please note if you have tumbling/gymnastics experience at your audition.