Seussical is a musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based on the books of Dr. Seuss that debuted on Broadway in 2000. The play’s story is a rather complex amalgamation of many of Seuss’s most famous books. After a Broadway run, the production spawned two US national tours and a UK tour. It has become a favorite for school, community and regional theatres.

The overarching plot of the show mirrors that of Horton Hears a Who!, centering on Horton the Elephant’s endeavors to protect the people of Who-ville, who live on a tiny speck of dust. It also features characters and scenarios from many other Seuss books, including the Butter Side Uppers/Downers from The Butter Battle Book, Gertrude McFuzz, and, in addition to a music number based on its original story, The Cat in the Hat also acts as “your host and MC” – sometimes being an outside observer, a narrator and devil’s advocate throughout the show, briefly leaping into the action on several occasions to create conflict and keep the story moving. In all, the following Seuss books have some minor characters and/or settings incorporated into the show. Due to the elimination of songs such as “The Military”, “Havin’ A Hunch” and “Message from The Front” and phrases and sections of other songs, Seussical, Jr. only uses the books:

  • Horton Hears a Who!
  • Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
  • One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • If I Ran the Circus
  • McElligot’s Pool
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
  • Horton Hatches the Egg
  • I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew
  • Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

source: Wikipedia

Seussical, Jr (2012) Performances

Friday March, 8th @ 7:00pm
Saturday March, 9th @ 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday March, 10th @ 7:00pm

Janice B. Streeter Theatre
14 Court Street, Nashua NH  (directions)

Cast List

  • Horton- Ben Gorelick
  • Gertrude McFuzz- Emily Trubey
  • The Cat In the Hat- Maddie Kuchta
  • Jojo- Peter Murphy
  • Mayzie LeBird- Nicole Plummer
  • Sour Kangaroo- Becca Holland
  • Young Kangaroo- Mary Holland
  • Mayor of Whoville- Greg Nguyen
  • Mrs. Mayor (Who)- Emily Risteen
  • Vlad Vladikoff- Josh Booth
  • Bird Girls- Kelly Frasca, Darcy Hinkle, Juliann Risteen
  • Wickershams- Mary Grabowski, Ben Morton, Cayden Plummer, Dylan Quadros
  • Cindy Lou Who- Samantha Parks
  • Grinch/Who- Alex Vaillancourt
  • Jungle Creatures- Grace Morton, Sarah Ross, Ben Talty, Mia Taylor, Izzy Vaillancourt
  • Whos- Jem Booth, Josh Booth, Gwen Davis, Grace Greenaway, Abbey Kotelly, Sophia Kotelly, Kathleen Laramie, Hailey Sullivan, Emily Tibbitts
  • Fish- Grace Greenaway, Becca Holland, Abbey Kotelly, Grace Morton, Nicole Plummer, Hailey Sullivan, Mia Taylor, Emily Tibbitts, Emily Trubey