Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, 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 that contains the 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 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 triumphant.

Seussical is fun for the whole family! 

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Dates / Times:

  • Friday, May 5th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 6th @ 2:00pm
  • Sunday, May 7th @ 2:00pm
  • Thursday, May 11th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, May 12th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 13th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 13th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 14th @ 2:00pm
  • School Days Performance
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We look forward to seeing you at the Mesa Arts Center!   Please note when viewing the SEATING CHART that there are NOT aisles between the sections. Rows are only accessible from the two side aisles. ​​​​​​​Questions?  Email

Mesa Arts Center - Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse:

One East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201

Parent Meeting

Tuesday, April 4th 6:30pm

At the studio. Duration: 60 min


The Cat in the Hat

  • John S. Terpin
Our story's omniscient narrator, he is fun loving and enjoys rhyming. Pops up throughout the story to help the audience. Wise and attentive.


  • Audrey Church
The Mayor's kid, he or she is a Who that is always finding trouble. Bright, creative, and inadvertently mischievous. Possesses a wildly expansive imagination and finds solace in their friendship with Horton.

Horton the Elephant

  • Tolan Cottrell
Our story's main character, he is a compassionate and gentle elephant. Commonly misunderstood because of his larger size. He is protective and loving of all creatures in the jungle.

Gertrude Mcfuzz

  • Eva Britton
Horton's one-feathered-tail bird neighbor. Gertrude is sweet and timid. Though kind and loyal, she is also self-conscious of her shortfalls.

Mayzie Labird

  • Riley Cottrell
The most beautiful bird in all of the jungle. Oblivious to her self-centered ways, she relies on her talent of manipulation, and intoxicating beauty, to navigate her way through life.

The Sour Kangaroo

  • Ayla Faith Grieser
The 'leader' of the jungle. She is loud, brassy, and stubbornly set in her ways. A caring mother, but unabashedly sassy and soulful.

Mr. Mayor

  • Haven Dailey

Mrs. Mayor

  • Hannah Lindblade

General Genghis Khan Schmitz

  • Dillon Fifield

The Wickersham Brothers

  • Josh Swedler
  • Joshua Humphrey
  • Juliette Forsberg
  • Pepper Porter

Yurtle The Turtle

  • Andon Wright

Bird Girls

  • Ariana Latvaaho
  • Elise Carpenter
  • Grace Huff
  • Julia Norden

Vlad the Vulture

  • Vernon Ensor

Baby Kangaroo

  • Amber Byars

The Grinch

  • Josiah Elliott

Jr. Bird Girls

  • Annaliese Saunders
  • Katelyn Fifield
  • Nicole Cook
  • NIna Steffen

Who Ensemble

  • Abigail Bradley
  • Annika Bergquist
  • Beckett Cottrell
  • Charlie Bradley
  • Charlotte Lam
  • Claire Cottrell
  • Dakota Terpin
  • Delia Schumaker
  • Dexter Perrien
  • Eden Gibb
  • Isaiah Ham
  • Jordana Saunders
  • Josiah Elliott
  • Mackenzie Ham
  • Malachi Terpin
  • Mila Tlapek
  • Sadie Bradley
  • Sadie Schumaker
  • Samantha Breeden
  • Sophia Casselman

Jungle Ensemble

  • Abby Huff
  • Andon Wright
  • Anne Martin
  • Audra Schrock
  • Ava Gadoury
  • Bella Hayward
  • Chloe Boonzaayer
  • Eirwen Batt
  • Faith MacGregor
  • Hadessah Dailey
  • India (Dia) Starks
  • Josslyn Smith
  • Karolyn Martin
  • Katie Wasylenko
  • Leena Sprague
  • Mackenzie Silva
  • Madison Silva
  • Marley Johnson Ordonez
  • Susannah Schrock
  • Sydney Ham
  • Tucker Terpin
  • Vernon Ensor