Seussical

Seussical

Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
2000
Genres
Fairy Tale/Fantasy
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
a fantasy world called the jungle of nool, anytime
Cast Size
small
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Optional
Ideal For
high school theater, university theater, community theater, regional theater, professional theater
Casting Notes:

Synopsis

A musical perfect for the whole family, and now one of the most widely produced musicals in the country, Seussical takes us into the world of Dr. Seuss, where we revisit some of our favorite characters: 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”, and 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 Whos existence, but he is ridiculed and put on trial (thought to be insane). His only ally is his neighbor, Gertrude McFuzz who never loses faith in him, and even falls in love. In the end, friendship, loyalty and love do their part to save the Whos and Horton and restore peace and unity in The Jungle of Nool. The Cat in The Hat ends the show, reminding us to always fight for what we believe.