1 Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Theatre for Young Audiences Version
"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! (One Act Version)
Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical TYA is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! TONY winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On This Island and Ragtime) have lovingly brought to life all of 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.
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.
Seussical TYA is fun for the whole family! This version has been specially adapted to a 75-minute version with the option of utilizing a smaller cast size, making this a perfect option for high schools looking for competition shows or for tours and theatres with strong educational components. Seussical TYA is available with full orchestrations or a fully orchestrated rehearsal/performance CD.
For complete information on this and other Ahrens and Flaherty shows, as well as links to purchase CDs, vocal selections and other publications, please go to www.AhrensandFlaherty.com.
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Composer/Lyricist Sherman Edwards was a history teacher turned songwriter from Morristown, New Jersey. He spent ten years working on 1776.