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.

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, May 16th @ 9:30am  
  • Friday, May 17th @ 9:30am  
  • Friday, May 17th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 18th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 18th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 19th @ 2:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

Pima Community College Center for the Arts:

2202 W Anklam Rd
Tucson, AZ 85709

Show Notes:

Artistic Team: 

Director: Christine Peterson
Assistant Director: Ani Ehramjian
Choreographer: Kelsey Eggerman
Music Director: Michael Rhodes 
Conductor: Michael Rhodes
Accompanist:Jodi Gillespie
Stage Manager: Danielle Wright
Intern: Renee Elaine O'Dea

March 1st        6-9pm By Appointment Only
March 2nd       9- 11:30am By Appointment Only
Auditions and Rehearsals are held at our Central Location


March 2nd:     12-5pm By Invitation Only

Students must be enrolled in an eligible class in order to audition. Spring Session Class Registration Opens February 11th. 
Audition appointments are available for students ages 8-18 once they are enrolled in a class. Auditions March 1st and 2nd. 

Parent Meeting

Saturday, March 9th 9:15am

The parent meeting will be held at the rehearsal location in classroom 15.


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.


The Mayor's son, he is a Who that is always finding trouble. Bright, creative, and inadvertently mischievous. Possesses a wildly expansive imagination and finds solace in his 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.

The Wickersham Brothers

Yertle The Turtle

The Bird Girls

Mrs. Mayor (Whos)

Mrs. Mayor (The Whos)

General Gengus Khan Schmitz