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.
 

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

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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: Jasmine Roth
Music Director: Michael Rhodes 
Conductor: Michael Rhodes
Accompanist:Jodie Gillespie
Stage Manager: Danielle Wright
Intern: Renee Elaine O'Dea

AUDITIONS: 
March 1st        6-9pm By Appointment Only
March 2nd       9- 11:30am By Appointment Only
Auditions and Rehearsals are held at our Central Location
Audition fee: $20 due at time of audition

CALLBACKS

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 9:00am

*** NEW! NEW! NEW! Production Fair: Saturday, March 9th 9 am till 11 am CUMC, Fellowship Hall *Mandatory Attendance for Parent and Cast Member* (This will replace the traditional parent's production meeting) It is one-stop shopping CYT style!


Characters:

The Cat in the Hat

  • Allie Devaney
  • Kylie Avey
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

  • Maya Barnes
  • Sylas Smith
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

  • Reid Foster
  • Wesley Sizer
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

  • Kiera Kuehnle
  • Lily Huether
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

  • Caroline Spurlin
  • ShoShannah Waters
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

  • Erin Sommers
  • Maya De La Torre
The 'leader' of the jungle. She is loud, brassy, and stubbornly set in her ways. A caring mother, but unabashedly sassy and soulful.

Young Kangaroo

  • Charlotte Karnes
  • Elizabeth DeWitt

Mr. Mayor (The Whos)

  • Colin Michieli
  • Lance Jacobson

Mrs. Mayor (Whos)

  • Julia Snook
  • Juliana Siml

General Gengus Khan Schmitz

  • Clara Sommers
  • Kelly Westholm

The Bird Girls

  • Anna Boigon
  • Brianna Bracamonte
  • Deborah Gracia Christenson
  • Larkyn Foster
  • Lexi Tofel
  • Olivia Humphreys

Bird Girl Dance Captain

  • Brianna Bracamonte

The Wickersham Brothers

  • Aiden McCoy
  • Alisa Bell
  • Aliyah Daugherty
  • Molly Freel
  • Natalie Traynor
  • Valerie Miller

Wickersham Dance Captain

  • Molly Freel

The Grinch

  • Arpi Schlesinger
You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch...

Max the Dog

  • Ethan Bopp

Yertle The Turtle

  • Lauren Champie
  • Stephanie Roat

Elephant Bird

  • Allie Johnson-Ford

Vlad Vladikoff

  • Adam Gillespie
  • Jackson Frank
  • Rose Turner

Thing 1

  • Calvin Wright

Thing 2

  • Noah Johnson-Ford

Fish

  • Allie Johnson-Ford
  • Anna Boigon
  • Avi Nickola
  • Calvin Wright
  • Emma Couch
  • Ivy Buffalo
  • Katherine Coykendall
  • Noah Johnson-Ford

Fish Dance Captains

  • Anna Boigon
  • Olivia Humphreys

Cadets

  • Grace Adair
  • Joy Joy Schultz
  • Kristen Keller
  • Natalie Dunnavant
  • Nathaniel Hardy
  • Sydney Johnson

Cadet Dance Captain

  • Nathaniel Hardy

Hunches

  • Arpi Schlesinger
  • Ethan Bopp
  • Grace Adair
  • Jackson Frank
  • Joy Joy Schultz
  • Kristen Keller
  • Lauren Champie
  • Lexi Tofel
  • Natalie Dunnavant
  • Natalie Traynor
  • Nathaniel Hardy
  • Stephanie Roat
  • Sydney Johnson
  • Zoe Nickola

Hunches Dance Captain

  • Lexi Tofel

Whos

  • Arpi Schlesinger
  • Ethan Bopp
  • Grace Adair
  • Jackson Frank
  • Joy Joy Schultz
  • Kristen Keller
  • Natalie Dunnavant
  • Nathaniel Hardy
  • Sydney Johnson
  • Zoe Nickola

Whos Dance Captain

  • Juliana Siml

Who Child #1

  • Jackson Frank

Who Child #2

  • Zoe Nickola

Jungle of Nool

  • Adam Gillespie
  • Allie Johnson-Ford
  • Avi Nickola
  • Calvin Wright
  • Emma Couch
  • Ivy Buffalo
  • Katherine Coykendall
  • Lauren Champie
  • Noah Johnson-Ford
  • Rose Turner
  • Stephanie Roat