“Oh, the thinks you can think”
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 girl with a big imagination – Jojo. The colourful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, and 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.
Music and direction led by the professional duo Robin Kelly and Cherie Moore from Last Tapes (The Last Five Years, Verbatim, Ernest, Fallout, Valerie), the choreography created by our own Ms Warne, our cast of 30 are excited for your venture through Seussical with us.
Seussical is fun for the whole family!