Seussical Jr. 


The Summer School ran from August 17th - 29th 2015 inclusive. 

Seussical Jr. 

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Co-Conceived by Eric Idle 

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Music supervised, Adapted and Produced by Bryan Louiselle

The Starling Arts production 2015:

Direction and Choreography by Emily Garsin

Musically Direction by Anna Shields 


Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical Jr., a fantastical musical extravaganza from TONY winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky StiffMy Favorite YearOnce On This Island and Ragtime). 

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton’s challenge is twofold – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been 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!

Seussical Jr. is great fun for the whole family. Young performers will be excited to portray the characters from the popular Dr. Seuss books. This musical provides wonderful creative opportunities in terms of set design, lighting, and costuming and can easily accommodate a large cast.

Seussical Jr. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019

Script, music and all other material © 2006 Music Theatre International

Broadway Junior and MTI's Broadway Junior Collection are trademarks of Music Theatre International. All rights reserved. 

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