children's theatre of elgin / fox valley theatre company

Come immerse yourself in the wonderful, wacky world of Dr. Seuss! “Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, 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!” – Music Theatre International

Auditions are open to 2nd through 9th graders

Auditions: Aug 29 & 30, 2022
Journey of Hope Church
37W040 Highland Ave
Elgin, IL 60124
Registration Deadline: Aug 25

For your audition, please come prepared with 26 measures or one minute of a musical theatre piece to sing. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist, as well as for yourself if needed. There will be a dance portion that is learned as a group at the audition, so please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. No monologue is required. 

Please sign up to audition below no later than Aug 25. Important dates:
Callbacks: Sept 1, 2022 (you will be notified via email or text if you are needed for a callback
Family meeting: Sept 19
First rehearsal: Sept 20
Show dates: School matinees Nov 17 & 18, public shows Nov 18-20

Participation in the show is $150, and payment is due Sept 19. Discounts for multiple siblings and payment plan options are available upon checkout at registration. A limited number of funds are available for scholarships as well. Please email to inquire about a scholarship. All scholarship applications are due Sept 8.

We love and rely on our family volunteers! At registration, we will ask you which committees you may like to serve on. You can read about all of them at

Registration has closed. If you would like to request a late audition registration, please email