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Seussical the Musical!

Oh the Thinks you can Think!

Based on the books of Dr Seuss this musical is fun for the entire family. Please scroll down to read the synopsis, see the casting requirements and to find out more about the show times and proposed audition and rehearsal schedules.

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Saturday Matinee - looking full but not sold out.
Saturday Evening - almost completely SOLD OUT.

We are currently close to if not completely SOLD OUT for the 7pm show tonight. We recommend all those who can attend the 2pm show please do. We cannot guarantee tickets will be available at the door but there is a much much stronger likelihood for the matinee show.

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY - 45 minutes prior to showtime onwards.

We urge that you call our ticket outlets to see if they have tickets left.

125 Walnut Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 458-1117

104 Lincoln Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 469-9316

Show Dates:

April 23rd through May 2nd, 2010

Friday April 23rd at 7pm
Saturday April 24th at 7pm
Sunday April 25th at 2pm

Thursday April 29th at 9:30am & 12:30pm
Friday April 30th at 7pm
Saturday May 1st at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday May 2nd - STRIKE and CAST PARTY

Cast List:

Well done to all of you - this is going to be an amazing show!!!

Click here to open the PDF of the cast list

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Artistic Director Lindsey Chester
Choreographer Denise Reid
Assistant to the Directors Abrefa Busia


The main story involves Horton the Elephant's efforts to save his friend Jojo and the other inhabitants on Who, even though everyone else in the Jungle of Nool thinks Horton is the "Biggest Blame Fool" for believing in people who live on a small speck of dust. Read the complete synopsis.

For a more detailed look at the story and all the little sub-plots, take a look through the lyrics!

Song List

  • Overture
  • Oh, The Thinks You Can Think
  • Horton Hears A Who
  • Biggest Blame Fool
  • Here On Who
  • A Day For The Cat In The Hat
  • It's Possible (In McElligot's Pool)
  • How To Raise A Child
  • The Military
  • Alone In The Universe
  • The One Feather Tail Of Miss Gertrude McFuzz
  • Amazing Mayzie
  • Amayzing Gertrude
  • Monkey Around
  • Chasing The Whos
  • How Lucky You Are
  • Notice Me, Horton
  • How Lucky You Are (Mayzie's Reprise)
  • Act 1 - Finale: Horton Sits On The Egg
  • Egg, Nest and Tree
  • Mayzie In Palm Beach
  • Alone In The Universe (Reprise)
  • Solla Solew
  • Havin' A Hunch
  • All For You
  • The People Versus Horton The Elephant
  • Finale/Oh, The Thinks You Can Think (Reprise)
  • Green Eggs And Ham (Curtain Call)

  • Casting Requirements

  • Cat in the Hat
  • Horton the Elephant
  • Jojo / Boy
  • Sour Kangaroo
  • Young Kangaroo
  • Mayzie La Bird
  • Gertrude McFuzz
  • Mr Mayor (of Whoville)
  • Mrs Mayor (of Whoville)
  • Bird Girls
  • Wickersham Brothers
  • Yertle the Turtle
  • General Genghis Kahn Schmitz
  • Marshall
  • The Grinch
  • Thing 1
  • Thing 2
  • Vlad Vladikoff
  • Citizens of Whoville
  • Citizens of the Jungle of Nool
  • Fish (main dancers / singing & movement ones)
  • Military Whoville Cadets
  • Hunches (amazing black light dance!)
  • Circus Members - special tricks a bonus! Juggler / Walk-Overs / flips etc...
  • Interviewees and more...
  • Trapeze Artists / Weight-lifters / Clowns / Sword Swallower / Lion Tamer
  • Jury For Horton's Hearing

  • Basic Character Analysis

  • GENERAL GENGUS KHAN SCHMITZ - is bursting with pride at the military academy he runs, and the boys he turns out. He is not sadistic, mean or abusive. He is proud! He is doing the right thing for his boys! He is making the world a better place! This makes him a comic character, because it's clear he's so misguided. Please don't play him as a villain or bully. By the end of the show, he's discovered that making war may not be the right thing to do, and that adults can learn from children as well.

  • GERTRUDE McFUZZ - Very self-conscious and aware that her one-feather tail isn't perfect. Gertrude changes during the show from a vain, neurotic, nervous and shy bird into one with the power to protect and care for a baby elephant bird and commit herself to Horton. In other words, she stops worrying about her looks and grows up.

  • HORTON THE ELEPHANT - Gentle, rotund and appealing. Think of him as a big-hearted blue collar guy who is steadfast and responsible and always tries to do the right thing for his friends. He is imaginative and receptive to the world around him. He is very un-self-conscious. Horton's view of the world never changes--he believes in its goodness. But by the end of the show, without even realizing it, he is ready to become a parent.

  • JOJO - is a "Thinker"--a smart child with a wild imagination. He can be played as being a little bit awkward, a little bit of a loner, or simply a rambunctious kid whose 'Thinks' get him into constant trouble. By the end of the show, he learns what it means to be a responsible member of his world, using the power and possibilities of his own 'Thinks.'

  • JUNGLE CREATURES - No matter how these actors are costumed, please ask each one to create a distinct human persona. They are real people at heart, just like us, even though they may be described as animal characters. We discourage masks and literal "animal costumes." Be imaginative. Be Wild. Be simple.

  • MAYZIE LA BIRD - Self-centered, selfish and vain, Mayzie will never admit to her own flaws. She manipulates anyone she can (especially Horton) into doing what she wants. But Mayzie isn't all bad. In giving up her egg to Horton once and for all, she has a moment of generosity--she realizes she isn't the kind of person who'd be a good parent, and she does the best thing she can do for the egg.

  • MR. AND MRS. MAYOR - are parents trying hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. They may get aggravated with Jojo, but they love him dearly and try to do the right thing, even if it turns out to be a mistake.

  • OTHER ROLES - Cadets, Hunches, circus animals, interviewees, etc. all should stand out and have unique personalities and costumes.

  • SOUR KANGAROO - She isn't really sour at all. She's just got a lot of attitude. She's loud, brassy and a lot of fun.

  • THE BIRD GIRLS - are like the popular girls in any school--a clique of pretty, self-centered "back up birds" who do whatever Mayzie does.

  • THE CAT IN THE HAT - is the essence of mischief, fun and imagination. The Cat stirs things up, causes trouble, but always sets things right again, helping JoJo to discover the power of his imagination as they create the story for the show together. Look for a physically adept actor (male or female) to play the Cat, one who will be able to play many comic cameos (Dr. Dake, helicopter reporter, TV interviewer, auctioneer, Mr. McGurkus, etc.) and is comfortable improvising with an audience. Can be played by both male and female actors.

  • THE WHOS - They're a lot like you and me only so small as to be invisible. Don't think of them as cute midgets or weird little aliens. They should be played for inherent humanity. Encourage everyone playing a Who to try and create his or her own, unique character.

  • THE WICKERSHAM BROTHERS - These are not bad guys! They're simply a lot like kids who tease, play pranks and get a kick out of making mischief, although often at others' expense. They enjoy hanging around with one another, making music together on the street corner, and playing off one another. Encourage each of your actors to find his own Wickersham persona.

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  • Registration Form
  • Conflict Form
  • Directory & Medical Form
  • Rules and Regulations Form
  • Financial Aid Information - must be received with registration forms to be considered.

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