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SHOW DATES
November 21, 22, 23, and 24, 2013, 7pm 
(2pm on Nov 24) 

Seussical Schedule
updated 10/30/13

 

Mon     Oct 28                         3pm [15] How Lucky / [13] Wicks

Tue      Oct 29                         NO REHEARSAL – Choral Concert

Wed    Oct 30                         3pm [4] Biggest Fool / [5] Here on Who /  [8] Raise-Child /

Thu      Oct 31                         3pm All Dance Review (Halloween out by 4:30pm) [13] Wicks/ [14] Chasing Whos

Fri        Nov 1                         3pm [7] Possible / [10][25] Alone / [11] One Feather / [3] Horton Hears

 

Mon     Nov 4                          3pm [9] Military / [20] Circus / [6] Thinks

Tue      Nov 5                          3pm [12 & 12a] Amazing / [26] Hunches

Wed    Nov 6                          3pm [17] Act I Finale / [28] People vs Horton

Thu      Nov 7                          3pm Block/Review Act I

Fri        Nov 8                          3pm Block /Review Act II

 

 Mon     Nov 11                       3pm Run All Music/dance

Tue      Nov 12                        3pm Run Act I / fix music dance

Wed    Nov 13                        3pm Run Act II / fix music dance

Thu      Nov 14                        3pm Run Act I&II costumes

Fri        Nov 15                        3pm Run Act I&II costumes

 

Mon     Nov 18                        3pm Dress Rehearsal              

Tue      Nov 19                        3pm Dress Rehearsal              

Wed    Nov 20                        4pm Preview   Call 3pm

Thu      Nov 21                        7pm Show       Call 5:30pm

Fri        Nov 22                        7pm Show       Call 5:30pm

Sat       Nov 23                        7pm Show       Call 5:30pm

Sun      Nov 24                        7pm Show       Call 12:30pm

 

Mon     Nov 25                        3pm Strike-Set /consumes / props

 

 

CAST

Boy/Jojo ………..........................................… Noel Fary

Cat in the Hat …………………………………. Rohan Chatterjee

Horton ………………………………...……….…. Steven Caraher

Mr Mayor ……………………………………….….. Daniel Straka

Mrs Mayor ……………………………………….… Alex Raycroft

Gertrude McFuzz …………………………...……. Morgan Papesh

Mayzie LaBird ………………………………….…..... Collen Kifer

Sour Kangaroo ……………………………….…. Rachel Jamrose

General Ghenigis Khan Schmitz …....................... Calvin Sanders

Yertle the Turtle …………….……………….…. Thomas Speranza

The Grinich ………………………………………... Billy McDunn

                                    The Bird Girls
Bess Fary                    Maddie O’Dea                        Hannah Witting

                           The Wickersham Brothers
Keynne Spork                  Brandon Yaeger           Drew Adams

 Hunches, The Fish, The Whos, Jungle Characters, Hunters, Circus Performers

MEN
Elliott Fus
David Green
James Han
Grant McShea
Justin Moreno
Anthony Niemiec
Alex Ramirez
Casey Terry
Matthew Treco
Hunter Ward
 

WOMEN
Catherine Arndt

Anna Bilse
Alyssa DeJoan
Laurel Demkovich
Brianna Dittmer

Lauren Florek
Emmy Georgas
Allison Hemingway
Camille Jancosek
Hayley Kwasniewski

Claire LeMonnier

Lane Terry
Cat Vasquez

A big thank-you to everyone who auditioned.
We saw some of the best pool of talent at this audition in a long time.

We invite you to work on the show in some other way.

LAB & Woods
 

 

Vocal Schedule for SEUSSICAL!!!!

 Monday, October 7        Full Cast                                           3-4pm

Tuesday, October 8       Full Cast                                           3-4pm

Wednesday, October 9   Bird Girls                                          3-4pm

Thursday, October 10    Bird Girls                                          3-4pm

Friday, October 11        Jungle Animals/Sour/Wicks                 3-4pm

 

Monday, October 14      Jungle Animals/Sour/Wicks              3-4pm

Tuesday, October 15     Mayors/Whos/Jojo/Schmitz/Cadets   3-4pm

Wednesday, October 16 Mayors/Whos/Jojo/Schmitz/Cadets  3-4pm

Thursday, October 17    Horton/Gertrude/Cat/Jojo                  3-4pm

Friday, October 18        Horton/Gertrude/Mayzie                    3-4pm

 

Monday, October 21      Horton/Gertrude/Mayzie/Bird Girls   3-4pm

Tuesday, October 22     Cat/Jojo                                            3-4pm

Wednesday, October 23 Full Cast     (Full Show Run)            3-5pm

 

SYNOPSIS

The play's story is a rather complex amalgamation of many of Seuss's most famous books, and present in a mostly sung-through format.  The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing 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 to 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.

 

Characters
The Cat in the Hat
– The mischievous, imaginative, comedic narrator of the show. The Cat acts as a mentor to Jojo throughout the play. The Cat also plays several other characters in the story, including the Bailiff in "The People vs. Horton The Elephant," Jose the pool boy in "Mayzie in Palm Beach," Doctor Dake in "Amazing Gertrude," a piano player, an auctioneer, and others. Some productions have The Cat also play Yertle the Turtle, Vlad Vladikoff, and/or McGurkus. The Cat often breaks the Fourth Wall for comedic effect.
Horton the Elephant – A thinker, the outsider, caring, gentle, main character. He tries to protect the Whos and care for the egg Mayzie leaves behind even though the animals think he is crazy. He and Gertrude become the parents of the elephant-bird.
JoJo – A thinker, the child of The Mayor and Mrs. Mayor, gets into trouble for thinking. He and Horton bond over the fact that they are outcasts because of what they do (Horton protecting the Whos and Jojo's "thinks"). He is appreciated in the end.
Gertrude McFuzz – The loyal bird-neighbor of Horton, she loves him but is shy due to having only one feather for a tail. Horton eventually falls for her and she becomes the mother of the elephant bird in the end.
Mayzie LaBird – A vivacious and vain bird who tells Gertrude to take pills so her tail will grow longer, forcing Horton to love her (Gertrude). She is the mother of the elephant-bird Horton and Gertrude adopt but she abandons him and goes to Palm Beach.
The Mayor of Whoville – The Mayor of Whoville and the father of JoJo.
Mrs. Mayor – The Mayor's wife and mother of JoJo.
Sour Kangaroo – The Leader of the Jungle that tells all that Horton is a fool for thinking there are people living on a dust speck. Also the mother of Young Kangaroo.
General Genghis Khan Schmitz – The General of the Academy, leads JoJo to war.
The Bird Girls – A type of Greek chorus of birds that are Mayzie's friends. They often act as narrators when The Cat is absent.
The Wickersham Brothers – Three mischievous monkeys who steal Horton's clover from him.
Young Kangaroo – Sour Kangaroo's baby. Can be played by a puppet attached to the Sour Kangaroo's costume or a person. Does everything Sour Kangaroo does.

 

Cameo / Ensemble Characters

Yertle the Turtle – The Judge of the Jungle during the scene "The People Versus Horton the Elephant".

The Grinch – Tells his famous Christmas tale

Vlad Vladikoff – Hired by the Sour Kangaroo to get rid of the Whos; steals the clover from Horton and drops it in a patch of clovers.

Cindy Lou Who – Listens to the Grinch's tale

Max the Dog – Acts in the Grinch's tale

Elephant Bird - A surprise character who hatches from Mayzie's egg but the child of Horton and Gertrude

Hunches – Visual representations of Jojo's thoughts or hunches

The Fish – The fish that Jojo imagines are in McElligot's Pool

The Whos – An ensemble

The Jungle Creatures – An ensemble

The Hunters – They hunt and take Horton to the ship to the circus (sometimes doubled with the Wickersham Brothers)

Circus Performers – These are the acts from "Circus McGurkus". They range from clowns to animals to gymnasts.

 

ACT I

"Overture" – Orchestra

"Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!" – Company (except The Grinch and Vlad Vladikoff)

"Our Story Begins"^ – The Cat and JoJo

"Horton Hears a Who!"* – Bird Girls, Horton and Citizens of the Jungle of Nool

"Biggest Blame Fool" –  Ensemble

"Here on Who" – The Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, The Grinch, Whos and Horton

"A Day for the Cat in the Hat" – The Cat, Jojo and Cat's Helpers

"It's Possible (In McElligot's Pool)"* – JoJo, The Cat and Fish

"How to Raise a Child" – The Mayor and Mrs. Mayor
"The Military" – General Genghis Khan Schmitz, The Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, JoJo and Cadets

"Alone in the Universe" – Horton and JoJo

"The One Feather Tail of Miss Gertrude McFuzz" – Gertrude

"Amayzing Mayzie" – Mayzie LaBird, Gertrude and the Bird Girls

"Amazing Gertrude" – Gertrude and Bird Girls

"Monkey Around" – Wickersham Brothers and Horton

"Chasing the Whos"* – Horton, Sour Kangaroo, Young Kangaroo, Bird Girls, Wickersham Brothers, The Cat, Vlad Vladikoff and Whos

"How Lucky You Are" – The Cat and Whos

"Notice Me, Horton" – Gertrude McFuzz and Horton

"How Lucky You Are" (Reprise) – Mayzie LaBird and Horton

"Horton Sits on the Egg" – Full Company 

ACT II

"Entr'acte" – Orchestra

"Our Story Resumes" – The Cat, JoJo, Horton, Gertrude McFuzz, General Genghis Khan Schmitz, Bird Girls , Hunters

"Egg, Nest, and Tree"* – Sour Kangaroo, Bird Girls, Wickersham Brothers, The Cat and Hunters

"The Circus McGurkus"^ – The Cat, Horton and Circus Animals

"Mayzie in Palm Beach"^ – Mayzie LaBird, The Cat and Horton

"Amayzing Horton" – Mayzie LaBird and Horton

"Alone in the Universe" (Reprise) – Horton

"Solla Sollew" – Horton, The Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, JoJo, and Circus McGurkus Animals and Performers

"The Butter Battle"^ – JoJo, General Genghis Khan Schmitz and Cadets

"The Grinch Carved the Roast Beast"^ – The Grinch, The Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, Cindy Lou Who, Max the Dog and Whos

"Havin' a Hunch"* – The Cat, JoJo, Hunches and Cat's Helpers

"All for You" – Gertrude, Horton and Bird Girls

"The People Versus Horton the Elephant"* – Principals (except Mayzie)

"Finale" / "Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!" – Full Company

"Curtain Call" / "Green Eggs and Ham" – Full Company

                           
           

 

                          
 2001 Broadway cast                                                             2007 Theatreworks cast

 

 

 

Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (LUCKY STIFF, MY FAVORITE YEAR, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and 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 little boy with a big imagination--Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. 
  The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing 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 to 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. 
SEUSSICAL is fun for the whole family! Performers of all ages will be excited to portray the characters from the familiar Dr. Seuss fables. 
This musical provides wonderful creative opportunities for set, lighting, and costume design. An alternate orchestration is available in keys more appropriate
 for a female Cat-in-the-Hat.
 
ACT ONE

A strange and fantastic red-and-white striped top hat  appears on an empty stage, full of possibilities. A Boy enters and is drawn  toward the magical hat. 
The Cat in the Hat suddenly materializes. "I can  see that you've got quite a mind for your age," quips the Cat as he/she  begins singing about the power of imagination
 ("Oh The Thinks You Can Think"). Throughout the song, famous characters are introduced who will  figure in the musical: Horton the Elephant,
 Gertrude McFuzz--the bird with the  one feather tail, the Whos of Whoville--including the Mayor and his Wife,  General Genghis Kahn Schmitz, 
Mayzie La Bird, the Sour Kangaroo and the  Citizens of the Jungle of Nool. As the energizing opening number comes to a  close, the Boy and the Cat use their 
imaginations to transport everyone to the  Jungle of Nool, and the adventures begin. 
Horton is splashing in a pool when he hears a distant cry  for help. ("Horton Hears A Who"). He follows the sound to a tiny spec  of dust floating through the air, 
and realizes that there are people living  here, so small they can't be seen-- the tiny citizens of Whoville. Horton vows  to help them and places Whoville safely onto
 a soft clover, just as Sour  Kangaroo and her baby arrive. The Sour Kangaroo thinks Horton is crazy for  talking to a speck of dust and she and the rest of the Jungle
 Citizens mock him  for his delusions. ("Biggest Blame Fool"). The rascally Wickersham  Brothers--a cool group of bad-boy monkeys--join in the fun of teasing Horton. 
 The Cat in the Hat weaves through the number, taking on the persona of a talk  show host, who interviews everyone in the jungle, including Mayzie La Bird and 

 her backup group of Bird Girls. The one person who stands up for Horton is his  neighbor, Gertrude McFuzz, who is not noticed by anyone, most of all Horton.
Horton is left alone, and discovers much more about the Whos  and their tiny town of Whoville  ("Here On Who"). He assures them of his belief that "a person's  
a person no matter how small." The Cat in the Hat, who is continuously  present, throws the Boy into the story, and he becomes JoJo, son to Mr. and  Mrs. Mayor 
of Whoville. They are both very unhappy with Jojo because his "Thinks'  have gotten him into trouble at school.  
 
Jojo is scolded and told to "take your bath and go to bed."  but the Cat in the Hat has another idea, and Jojo's imagination gets the better  of him again. 
 ("Oh, The Thinks You  Can Think - Reprise") Magically, his bathtub becomes McEligott's Pool, full  of fantastical fish ("It's Possible")! The fun is interrupted 
when Mr. and  Mrs. Mayor rush in--Jojo has flooded the house with bathwater. With Jojo  finally in bed, his parents lament the change in him since his "Thinks"  
began ("How To Raise A Child"). The Cat in the Hat gives them an idea  to help solve Jojo's problem.
 
The next morning, Mr.  and Mrs. Mayor introduce their son to General Genghis Kahn Schmitz ("The  Military"). They feel the rigors of military school will straighten
 out  their unusual son. After a long and very tough first day at military school,  Jojo sits alone in his bunk. Simultaneously, Horton sits alone guarding the  clover 
("Alone In The Universe"). Horton and Jojo hear each other and  become friends when they realize their imaginations are so much alike--"one true  friend in the 
universe who believes in me."
In another part of the jungle, Gertrude has just written her  four hundred and thirty-seventh love song about Horton ("The One Feather  Tail Of Miss Gertrude McFuzz").
 She believes Horton doesn't notice her  because of her pathetically small and uninteresting tail. Mayzie appears with  her Bird Girls, and offers advice 
("Amayzing Mayzie") and this leads  Gertrude to Doctor Dake (played by the Cat in the Hat) and his pills for 'amayzing'  feathers. After taking too many pills, 
Gertrude is very happy as her tail  begins to grow ("Amayzing Gertrude"), but the Cat in the Hat warns  that trouble is brewing.
The Wickersham Brothers are up to no good ("Monkey  Around") and they decide to steal the clover with Whoville on it. They  ambush Horton, grab the clover, and  "Chasing  The Whos" begins, as the monkeys tease Horton and he huffs and puffs after  them all over the Jungle of Nool. The Cat in the Hat plays a helicopter  newscaster, tracking the chase. 
The Wickershams hand off the clover to "a black-bottomed  eagle named Vlad Vladikoff" who flies off with the clover and drops it. As the  clover plummets toward the ground, the Cat in the Hat freezes the action for a  blithe, ironic song ("How Lucky You Are"). The Cat unfreezes the  action and the Whos drop directly into an enormous field of clover. Horton begins looking for the Whos, clover by clover by  clover. Gertrude has followed the chase and arrives with her now incredibly  long and unwieldy tail, determined to tell Horton how she truly feels  ("Notice Me, Horton"). But Horton doesn’t notice her at all, and just  continues looking for the Whos. Gertrude leaves, rejected and sad. 
Mayzie La Bird calls to him from her nest in a tree. She's  bored to death, ("How Lucky You Are - Reprise") and she convinces  Horton to sit on the nest for her while she takes a brief vacation  ("Horton Sits On The Egg"). Seasons pass and Horton is still stuck sitting on the egg,  the Whos are still lost in the clover and Gertrude still cannot get Horton to  notice her or her very long tail. Hunters suddenly arrive and capture Horton  and the egg. Gertrude is unable to help because her tail is so large, she can  no longer fly. Chaos begins but once again, the Cat freezes the tableau and  Horton, Gertrude, the Cat and all the Whos send the audience out to intermission  ("How Lucky You Are - Second Reprise"). Just before doom strikes, the  curtain comes down.
 
ACT TWO
As the orchestra tunes up, we realize that the conductor is  the Cat in the Hat. The music becomes increasingly wild and out of  control--pages fly, the baton goes crazy, 
the Cat does his/her tricks and  finally regains control so Act Two can start. ("Seussical  Entr'Acte").
The Boy questions the Cat about the future of Horton, the  egg and JoJo, but the Cat just sends the Boy back into the story as Jojo, and  we segue to three little scenes, 
reprising Act One:  Horton is still surrounded by hunters as he  sits on Mayzie's egg; though the tiny town of Whoville was damaged in the  "fall", the military school 
continues to march. Jojo marches,  wondering what the point of marching is when their world is in ruins. And back  in the jungle, Gertrude is extremely worried about
 Horton, but can hardly walk  without help because her tail is so long and heavy. 
Now the action begins, as Horton, still on the tree nest, is  carried away by the hunters ("Egg, Nest and Tree"). After a long,  arduous journey, Horton arrives in 
NewYork where he is auctioned off to the circus. The "Seusseby’s  auctioneer" is played by the Cat, and allows the audience to bid on Horton.
The Cat then plays Mr. McGurkus, and introduces us to his  fantastical circus with Horton as his main attraction ("The Circus  McGurkus"). As the circus travels across
 the country, Horton worries about  Jojo and Whoville and wonders when Mayzie will return to her egg; ("The  Circus On Tour/How Lucky You Are - Reprise"). 
The circus lands in Palm    Beach, where we find Mayzie under a palm tree  bemoaning the monotony of vacationing ("Mayzie In Palm Beach"). She  decides she needs 
a change of scenery and heads to the circus, where she runs  into Horton. He begs her to take back her egg, but Mayzie decides Horton  would be a better parent for her egg than she could ever be ("Amayzing  Horton"), so she gives him the egg for good, and leaves before he can say  no. Horton accepts the responsibility of caring for the egg ("Alone In The  Universe - Reprise"), even though he worries about JoJo and the Whos. He  sings the egg a lullaby ("Solla Sollew") that is echoed by JoJo and  Mr. and Mrs. Mayor.
The next morning, General Schmitz and his military cadets  head off to war to fight the 'Butter Side Downers' who eat  their bread the wrong way 
("Green Eggs and Ham II"). JoJo confronts  the General about the ridiculousness of the war and quits, marching off in the  direction of a minefield. 
We hear an extremely loud explosion, and Jojo is gone. Back in Whoville, the Christmas pageant is under way, led by  the Grinch ("The Whos' Christmas Pageant"). 
General Schmitz suddenly  enters with his cadets and approaches Mr. and Mrs. Mayor with horrible news  ("A Message From The Front/Solla Sollew - Reprise"). 
JoJo has been  lost in the war--a war which has become questionable in everyone's eyes. 
The Cat helps us discover that Jojo has survived, but is  confused and lost ("Alone In The Universe"). Frightened, Jojo blames  the Cat for all his troubles. 
The Cat helps him find his way home to the arms  of his parents by listening to his own Hunches. ("Havin' A Hunch").Far away at the circus, Gertrude finally finds Horton asleep  in his cage. She has gotten rid of her unwieldy tail and has journeyed great distances  and through much peril ("All For You") to find and rescue him. At the end of  her number, she mentions one more thing--she also has found the Whos' clover!  Horton finally notices that Gertrude is amazing. 
But just as Horton finds the Whos again, the Sour Kangaroo  and the Wickersham Brothers arrive and make a citizen's arrest . They take  Horton back to the 
Jungle of Nool, where he is put on trial, "for talking to a  speck and sitting on an egg." The trial begins ("The People Versus Horton  The Elephant"). Judge Yertle 
the Turtle sentences Horton to the Nool  Asylum for the Criminally Insane, and sentences the speck of dust to be boiled  in oil. Horton trumpets his protest, 
and tells the Whos they must yell to be  heard. They have to prove they exist, and there's no time to lose! 
 
The Whos scream and make as much noise as they can, but  still, only Horton can hear them. Suddenly, Jojo comes up with a Think: a new  word to shout that 
will be heard by everyone-YOPP! At the last minute, all the  animals of Nool hear Jojo's cry and Whoville is saved. Just then, the egg  begins to crack--all gather 
around as the new baby emerges--and they are  astonished to see that it's…an Elephant Bird! Horton looks to Gertrude for  help, realizing that she is his "one true 
friend in the universe," and she  agrees: "You teach him earth and I will teach him sky." A new and very unusual  family is formed. 
As the show ends and all are united, the Cat hints that many  more adventures are likely to occur "if you open your mind, oh, the thinks  you will find”
 ("Oh, The Thinks You Can Think - Reprise").  All the characters vanish, leaving The Boy  alone onstage with the red and white striped hat which embodies his 
limitless imagination.  As he puts it on, it falls over his eyes putting the stage into BLACKOUT!