SEUSSICAL

Book by LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY | Music  by STEPHEN FLAHERTY | Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS  |  Co-Conceived by LYNN AHRENS, STEPHEN FLAHERTY and ERIC IDLE

A fantastical musical 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 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.

Seussical is fun for the whole family!

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

The Cat in the Hat
is the essence of mischief, fun and imagination. Looking for a physically adept actor (male or female) to play the Cat, one who will be able to play many comic cameos and is comfortable improvising with an audience.
Gender: any
Vocal range top: D6
Vocal range bottom: Bb4

Jojo
is a “Thinker”—a smart child with a wild imagination whose ‘Thinks’ get him/her into constant trouble.
Gender: any
Vocal range top: D6
Vocal range bottom: Ab4

Horton the Elephant
A gentle, appealing giant.  Big-hearted, steadfast and responsible.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: E6
Vocal range bottom: A4

Gertrude McFuzz
is very self-conscious and aware that her one-feather tail isn’t perfect. She becomes a strong, determined, self-possessed individual as the show goes on.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Bird Girls
A Greek chorus who help narrate the story

Mayzie La Bird
Self-centered, selfish, manipulative and vain.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G#3

Sour Kangaroo
She isn’t really sour at all. She’s just got a lot of attitude. She’s loud, brassy and a lot of fun.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: A3

General Gengus Khan Schmitz
Bursting with pride, misguided.

General Gengus Khan Schmitz
Bursting with pride, misguided.

The Wickersham Brothers
Pranksters, high energy! Good movers.
Gender: any
Vocal range top: G6
Vocal range bottom: A4

Mr. and Mrs. Mayor
Parents trying hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world.
MR Gender: male
Vocal range top: A6
Vocal range bottom: C5
MRS Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Yertle the Turtle

Young Kangaroo

Thing 1

Thing 2

Chorus Members
Yertle the Turtle, Court Marshal, Things, Citizens of the Jungle of Nool, Whos, Grinch, Cindy Lou Who, Fish, Cadets, Hunters, Circus McGurkus Animals and Performers, Hunches

PERFORMANCES
March 10–19, 2023
Fridays at 7pm
Saturdays and Sunday at 2pm

Special TalkBack on March 12 after the show.

RUNNING TIME
Approx. 90 minutes, plus a 15-minute intermission

THEATER
Bayside Performing Arts Center
2025 Kehoe Road, San Mateo CA

AGES
All Ages

RAFFLE PRIZES
Raffle tickets will be available when you purchase your tickets online.

TALKBACK SESSION
Sunday, March 12 after the show

THANK YOU to OUR SHOW SPONSORS!
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