Fall Theatre Arts Musical Production
Direction: Andrew MacDonald-Smith
Music Direction: Ian Robertson
Technical Director: Len Simon
Stage Manager: Ian McClellan
Assistant Stage Manager: Destinee Doherty
Sound Playback: Mieke Liebenberg
Sound Designer & Operator: Gundars Jautaikis
Book by: Dr. Seuss
Books, lyrics and music by: Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty
Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza with 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.
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.