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. Seussical JR. has a flexible cast size with many featured and ensemble roles.

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 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!

Drama Club auditions will be held in the MUR at CDM on Wednesday 10/30 from 12:30 – 2:30pm.

Don’t forget to bring your filled out audition packet! Download here or pick up a copy at the CDM front office.

Please come prepared to sing one of these songs:

Oh the Thinks you can think:


Alone in the Universe:

Lyrics (start at 0:59)
Piano (start at 0:59)

Character Breakdown

The Cat In The Hat
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 own imagination as they create the story for the show together.

Jojo is a “Thinker”, a smart child with a wild imagination. 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.

Horton The Elephant
Horton The Elephant is a gentle giant. Think of him as a big-hearted guy who is steadfast, 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 unselfconscious. Horton’s view of the world never changes – he believes in its goodness

Gertrude Mcfuzz
Gertrude Mcfuzz is very self-conscious and aware that her one-feather tail isn’t perfect. Gertrude transforms during the show from a 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.

Mayzie La Bird
Mayzie La Bird is self-centered, selfish, and vain. Mayzie will never admit to her own flaws. She manipulates anyone she can 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- and she does the best thing she can for the egg.

Mayzie’s Bird Friends
Birds that like to flock around Mayzie. They have fun and sing ensemble songs.

Sour Kangaroo
Sour Kangaroo isn’t really sour at all. She’s just got a lot of attitude. She’s loud, brassy, and a lot of fun.

Sour Kangaroo’s Mini Me
A smaller version of the Sour Kangaroo. She’s just got a lot of attitude and personality…just in a miniature version!

The Wickersham Brothers
The Wickersham Brothers 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

The Whos
The Whos are a lot like you and me, only so small as to be invisible. Each one has his/her own unique personality.

Mr. Mayor and Mrs. Mayor
Mr. and Mrs. Mayor are Whos who 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.

Thing 1 & Thing 2
Fun twins who are wild and crazy throughout the show.

Jungle Creatures
The Jungle Creatures are real people at heart, just like us, even though they may be described as animal characters.

The Grinch, Yertle the Turtle and Vlad Vladikoff
Three great smaller character roles that can be played by some of the featured chorus members