Seussical is based on the works of Dr. Seuss and weaves together his most famous tales and characters from at least 15 of his books. The show follows the adventures of Horton, an elephant who one day hears voices coming from a speck of dust. He soon discovers that within this tiny speck exists the smallest planet in the universe! On this tiny planet lives a tiny race of creatures known as Who’s…
Theatrical Costumes from Seussical the Musical
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Plot of Seussical the Musical
Based on the beloved characters and stories of Dr.Seuss, this musical incorporates elements from at least 15 Dr.Seuss books and includes appearances by many of his most famous characters.
Seussical the Musical follows the adventures of Horton, an elephant who one day hears voices coming from a speck of dust. He soon discovers that within this tiny speck exists the smallest planet in the universe! And upon this tiny planet lives a tiny race of creatures known as Who’s! Although ridiculed by the other animals in the Jungle of Nool for believing in something he cannot see, Horton stubbornly persists in his belief that the Who’s exist.
Meanwhile, the citizens of Whoville are having some adventures of their own, including a war over which side of the bread gets buttered. Jojo, the smallest child in the city of Whoville, parallels Horton’s journey as he is ostracized for the unpopular act of thinking – an activity not encouraged by the parents and teachers of Whoville. But in spite of these obstacles, Jojo and Horton attempt to do what they think is right, and together they sing the duet “Alone in the Universe.”
Their path is not easy. Horton is sold to the Circus McGurkus and eventually goes on trial before Judge Yertle the Turtle before the other animals of the jungle come to understand, as Horton has always known, that “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”
During the course of the play, the Cat in the Hat pops in and out of scenes, narrating, playing numerous characters, and helping the younger members of the audience keep track of what’s going on.
The Cat in the Hat – the essence of mischief, fun and imagination.
JoJo – a smart child with a wild imagination
Horton the Elephant – a gentle giant, rotund and appealing
Gertrude McFuzz – very self-conscious and aware that her one-feather tail isn’t perfect
Mayzie La Bird – self centered, selfish, and vain
Sour Kangaroo – she isn’t really sour; just got a lot of attitude
Young Kangaroo – baby of Sour Kangaroo
General Gengus Khan Schmitz – bursting with pride at the military academy he runs
The Wickersham Brothers – these are not bad guys; they tease, play pranks, etc.
The Who’s – they’re a lot like you and me, only so small as to be invisible
Mr. and Mrs. Mayor of Whoville – parents trying to raise a difficult child in a difficult world (JOJO)
Jungle Creatures – animal characters who are real people at heart
The Grinch – no explanation necessary
Yertle the Turtle