Seussical: Musical Info & Synopsis


Seussical weaves various Dr. Seuss characters and stories into one imaginative narrative. The main focus is on Horton the Elephant, who discovers a tiny world on a speck of dust, inhabited by the Whos. As Horton strives to protect the Whos and their home, he encounters popular Seuss characters like the Cat in the Hat, Jojo, and Gertrude McFuzz. Seussical explores themes of friendship, loyalty, and the power of imagination.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

Cast Size: 15+

Genre: Fantasy

Setting: Fictional

Creative Team

Music/Book: Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics/Book: Lynn Ahrens

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (2001)➝

Off-Broadway Cast (2008)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


2000s, Animals, Based on Books, Child Roles, Family-Friendly, Fantasy, Middle School, Narrator, One-Word, Popular, Summer, Sung-Through

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