Description:

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! 

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
Tickets go on sale Saturday March 25, 2023 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.


Mesa Arts Center - Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse:

One East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201


Characters:

The Cat in the Hat

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

Jojo

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Mayor

General Genghis Khan Schmitz

The Wickersham Brothers

Yurtle The Turtle

Bird Girls

Vlad the Vulture

Baby Kangaroo

Who Ensemble

Jungle Ensemble

Dance Ensemble