Book by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Co-Conceived by Eric Idle. Based on the works of Dr. Seuss
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust inhabited by Whos, including Jojo, a Who-child sent to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Not only must Horton protect the Whos from a world of danger and naysayers, he must also guard an abandoned egg left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial where the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged. Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza fit for the whole family! Join us this holiday season for one of the most performed musicals in America.
Seussical opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on November 30, 2000. Directed by Frank Galati with choreography by Kathleen Marshall; though uncredited, Kathleen Marshall’s brother Rob Marshall was hired to direct the show when it returned from Boston to Broadway. The original Broadway cast included David Shiner as the Cat in the Hat, Kevin Chamberlin as Horton, and Anthony Blair Hall and Andrew Keenan-Bolger (not in cast album) as Jojo. It also featured Janine LaManna as Gertrude McFuzz and Michele Pawk as Mayzie LaBird, with Stuart Zagnit as Mr. Mayor, Alice Playten as the Mrs. Mayor, Sharon Wilkins as the Sour Kangaroo and Eric Devine as General Genghis Kahn Schmitz. Throughout the run, there were many celebrity Cat in the Hat replacements, including Rosie O’Donnell and Cathy Rigby.
After a Broadway run, the production spawned two US national tours and a UK tour. It has become a beloved classic for schools, communities, and regional theatres. (Source: Wikipedia)
Dates of Performances
Cat in the Hat – Charlie Schmidt
JoJo – Lars Lundberg
Horton – Brian Murray
Gertrude – Caitlin Conklin
Mayzie – Alison Vance
Bird Girls – Carolyn Jordan, Morgan Patterson, Lexi VanDeWalker
Sour Kangaroo – Cassie Lujan
Wickersham Bros – Randy Chalmers, John Mackey, Jose David Reynoza
Mr. Mayor – Timmie Antoine
Mrs. Mayor – Victoria Pace
Who’s/Jungle Creatures – Kyra Archuleta, Maiah Elyse, Sydney Fairbairn, Noah Jay, Eli Stewart Destiny Walsh
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