Seussical – Theatre for Young Audiences Version

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.

Note: Seussical TYA will be presented in the John Viars Theatre.

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Single tickets on sale Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, online; Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, at noon by phone and in person at the ticket office.

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Performance Times:
7:00 PM Fridays; 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Saturdays & Sundays
School Matinees:
10:00 AM, Tuesday, Oct. 31, & Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023
Kate Goldman Children's Theatre Presented in the John Viars Theatre
Run Time:
Content Advisory:
Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.


  • Mayzie Labird

    Dani Boal

    Mayzie Labird
  • Bird Girl

    Anastasia Cezar

    Bird Girl
  • Cat in the Hat

    Blake Clyde

    Cat in the Hat
  • Wickersham Brother

    Laila Collier

    Wickersham Brother
  • Wickersham Brother

    Taryn Cook

    Wickersham Brother
  • Bird Girl

    Dawson Huinker

    Bird Girl
  • Sour Kangaroo

    Aria Huizenga

    Sour Kangaroo
  • Horton the Elephant

    Jeremy Jorgenson

    Horton the Elephant
  • Gertrude McFuzz

    Natalie Lourens

    Gertrude McFuzz
  • Wickersham Brother

    Jake Mentzer

    Wickersham Brother
  • Mrs. Mayor

    Kaitlyn Meylor

    Mrs. Mayor
  • Bird Girl

    Grace Powell

    Bird Girl
  • Baby Kangaroo

    Emma Salgado

    Baby Kangaroo
  • Mr. Mayor

    Scott Silipino

    Mr. Mayor
  • JoJo/The Boy

    Nina Spahr

    JoJo/The Boy
  • Director/Choreographer

    Kent Zimmerman

  • Music Director

    Brandon Record

    Music Director
  • Set Designer

    Nicholas Amundson

    Set Designer
  • Costume Designer

    Angela Lampe

    Costume Designer
  • Lighting Designer

    Virgil Kleinhesselink

    Lighting Designer
  • Properties Designer

    Kerrie Lee

    Properties Designer
  • Stage Manager

    Jonathan Garton

    Stage Manager
  • Assistant Choreographer

    Marquis Bundy

    Assistant Choreographer
  • Assistant Stage Manager

    Jennifer Bryant

    Assistant Stage Manager

Show Credits

Music by Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Book by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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