One Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Broadway Junior Version
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 (LUCKY STIFF, MY FAVORITE YEAR, ONCE
ON THIS ISLAND, and RAGTIME).
from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our
narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck
of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who
child who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton’s
challenge is twofold – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of
naysayers and dangers, but 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, 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
JR. is great fun for the whole family. Young performers
will be excited to portray the characters from the popular Dr. Seuss
books. This musical provides wonderful creative opportunities in terms
of set design, lighting, and costuming and can easily accommodate a
Note: For this version, certain plot
elements have been simplified. The show is in one act and runs
approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes – perfect for student actors.
More Ahrens and Flaherty
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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The name of the magical land in The Wizard of Oz was created when author L. Frank Baum, struggling for the perfect name, looked at his filing cabinet and saw labeled on the drawers “A-N" and "O-Z."