Overview


Synopsis

A musical perfect for the whole family, Seussical takes us into the world of Dr. Seuss, where we revisit beloved characters including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and JoJo. The Cat in the Hat guides us into The Jungle of Nool where we see Horton, the kind hearted elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whoville. He meets JoJo, a Who child sent to military school for thinking too many “thinks.”Horton decides he must protect the speck of dust on a nearby clover, while at the same time protecting an abandoned egg left to his care by the lazy Mayzie la Bird. Horton tries to convince the other animals in The Jungle of the existence of the Whos, but he is ridiculed and put on trial for insanity. Only his loyal neighbor,Gertrude McFuzz, never loses faith in him. Eventually, the two fall in love. Now one of the most widely produced musicals in the country, Seussical weaves a story of friendship, loyalty and love. Despite all odds, Horton and Gertrude band together to save the Whos, free Horton, and restore peace and unity to the Jungle of Nool. Charming Seussical teaches us the power of being unique, and the importance of fighting for your beliefs.


Characters

Either Gender

Lead

Male

Lead

Tenor

Male

Lead

Tenor



Show Information

Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
2000
Genres
Comedy, Fairy Tale/Fantasy
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
a fantasy world called the jungle of nool, anytime
Cast Size
small
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Musical Staging
Ideal For
high school theater, university theater, community theater, regional theater, professional theater
Casting Notes:
Mostly female cast
Includes late teen, young adult, adult, mature adult, child, early teen characters

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