Seussical JR.

Seussical JR.
Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger 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 JR. provides wonderful creative opportunities in terms of set design, lighting, and costuming and can easily accommodate a large cast of expandable “Seussian” creatures.

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Concert Selections for Seussical

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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  • OH, THE THINGS YOU CAN THINK (FEM)
    From
    SEUSSICAL
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    G
    Estimated duration
    5 min 51 sec
    Music by
    FLAHERTY, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    AHRENS, LYNN
    Orchestrated by
    BESTERMAN, DOUG
    Instrumentation
    5 Bass, 6 Cello, 7 Viola, 8 Violin 2, 9 Violin 1, Drums, 2 Percussion, 2 Guitars, Keyboard 1, Keyboard 2, Reed 1, Reed 2, Reed 3, Trombone, 20 Vocal Books, 2 Piano Conductor Scores
  • OH, THE THINGS YOU CAN THINK (MALE)
    From
    SEUSSICAL
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    5 min 51 sec
    Music by
    FLAHERTY, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    AHRENS, LYNN
    Orchestrated by
    BESTERMAN, DOUG
    Instrumentation
    5 Bass, 6 Cello, 7 Viola, 8 Violin 2, 9 Violin 1, Drums, 2 Percussion, 2 Guitars, Keyboard 1, Keyboard 2, Reed 1, Reed 2, Reed 3, Trombone, 20 Vocal Books, 2 Piano Conductor Scores
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Questions & Answers

How to cast Horton

July 2, 2012
We are casting horton at our school and we wanted to know when you cast horton what do you look for in the way they sing act look?
How to cast Horton

Casting Horton for Unchanged Voice?

September 22, 2012
I am beginning to plan for this year's musical, and I really like the idea of Seussical, Jr. The cast is comprised of 4th and 5th graders, and I notice that Horton is a baritone. None of my boys have changed voices, and so I was wondering what success others had with performing Seussical with an elementary school cast?Did you just have Horton sing an 8va the entire time? Did you change the keys of some of his songs? Change his melodies as needed? Has anyone else encountered this issue? Just wondering how you dealt with it.Thanks so much for any insight or advice!
Casting Horton for Unchanged Voice?

What songs are on the choreography DVD for Seussical Jr?

December 4, 2012
Trying to prep for auditions on Friday and we haven't received the ShowKit yet. I just don't necessarily want to duplicate effort by choreographing something that is already done for me. ;-)Thanks!
What songs are on the choreography DVD for Seussical Jr?

I need a Maizy costume

February 17, 2013
I need a Maizy costume for a 9 year old girl. What do suggest for purchase or rental ?
I need a Maizy costume

Seussical with a Female JoJo

March 10, 2010
Ok...do to a lack of boys in my Junior High program I had to cast a female in the role of JoJo in Seussical Jr. Now, I have everything worked out and it works...except for one line in the People vs Horton that originally reads "Now just for a moment young Jojo looked grim, the fate of the whos rested squarely on him."Has anyone else been in this situation? What did you change the line to? Obviously the rhyme sceme is off if I just change him to her. I have all of the other gender references changed, but this one has me stumped. Any suggestions?
Seussical with a Female JoJo

Seussical Jr.

February 10, 2009
Costume ideas? Teeny tiny budget. Help!
Seussical Jr.