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.

AGES: 8-19 (must be age 8 by audition date)

AUDITIONS: January 6; CALLBACKS: January 7
Redeemer Church, 730 Baker Drive, Tomball 77375

REHEARSALS: January 13-March 4
Fridays: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. & Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Redeemer Church, 730 Baker Drive, Tomball 77375

TECH WEEK: March 6-9; 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (No conflicts allowed for Tech Week or Shows)
Concordia Lutheran High School, 700 E. Main Street, Tomball, 77375

PERFORMANCES: March 10-12
Concordia Lutheran High School, 700 E. Main Street, Tomball, 77375

PRODUCTION FEE: $225
For installment payments, please email emilycurrid@nationalyouththeater.org. NYT offers scholarships, please complete the scholarship form and a staff member will be in touch.

DIRECTING TEAM
Director: Aimee Bowles
Assistant Director: Shana Manna
Vocal Director: David Horn
Choreographer: Carla Prescott

 

REGISTER TO AUDITION

Please read all NYT policies. They will be available to review during the registration process. Online registration will close on January 4. After January 4, you may audition as a walk-in. All families must update (provide) bio and t-shirt size (for the student), select parent teams, and include schedule conflicts.   

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CHARACTERS:
Jojo
The Cat in the Hat
Horton the Elephant
Mr. Mayor
Mrs. Mayor
Gertrude McFuzz
Mayzie La Bird
Wickersham Brothers
Bird Girls
Sour Kangaroo
Young Kangaroo
General Genghis Kahn Schmitz
Judge Yertle the Turtle
Vlad Vladikoff
The Grinch
The Whos – Citizens of Whoville
Ensemble – The Jungle Citizens, Hunters, Circus Animals, Fish, Nurses, Courtroom Attendants, additional Wickersham Brothers and Bird Girls

If you have any questions, please contact the production manager at emilyamos@nationalyouththeater.org.