Description:

Oh The Thinks You Can Think!

One of the most performed shows in America, Seussical the Musical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza based on the works of Dr. Seuss! Serving as narrator extraordinaire, 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. This creative musical caper is sure to be a memorable show for one and all!

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Feb 6th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Feb 7th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 8th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 8th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 9th @ 2:00pm
Tickets go on sale Monday December 16, 2019 at 5:00pm

Ticket Prices:


Tomahawk Creek Middle School Theater:

1600 Learning Loop, Midlothian, VA 23114


Show Notes:

Auditions, Callbacks and Rehearsals
KingsWay Community Church

14111 Sovereign Grace Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23114

Tech Week and Performances
Tomahawk Creek Middle School
1600 Learning Loop, Midlothian, VA 23114

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Auditions and Callbacks
Auditions: Friday, December 6, 5-9 p.m.
Callbacks: Saturday, December 7, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cast List Posted: Sunday, December 8, 5:00 p.m.
 
Rehearsals
WEEK 1
Mon, Dec 9 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.) FAMILY MEETING and Production Fee Due (7:30 – 9:00 p.m.)
Fri, Dec 13 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 
Sat, Dec 14 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m).
WEEK 2
Fri, Jan 3 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 
Sat, Jan 4 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
WEEK 3
Mon, Jan 6 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Fri, Jan 10 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 
Sat, Jan 11 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
WEEK 4
Mon, Jan 13 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Fri, Jan 17 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 
Sat, Jan 18 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
WEEK 5
Mon, Jan 20 (9:30 – 4:30 p.m.) **Martin Luther King Day**
Fri, Jan 24 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 2nd PARENT MEETING (7:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Sat, Jan 25 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
WEEK 6
Fri, Jan 31 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 
 
Costume fittings and headshots at the CWorks warehouse will be scheduled at a later date.

Tech Week (NO ABSENCES ALLOWED)
Fri, Jan 31 (time TBD) & Sat, Feb 1 (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) - Move-in (cast not called)
Sat, Feb 1 (1:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Mon, Feb 3 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Tue, Feb 4 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Wed, Feb 5 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Thur, Feb 6 (11:00 a.m. call, Final Dress at 1:00 p.m. – Cast must miss school this day.)
 
5 Performances
Cast must stay on site until the end of the final performance of the day.
Thur, Feb 6 @ 7:00 p.m. (11 a.m. call)
Fri, Feb 7 @ 7:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. call)
Sat, Feb 8 @ 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. (Noon call)
Sun, Feb 9 @ 2:00 p.m. (Noon call)
 


Characters:

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.

Jojo

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

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.

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.

Young Kangaroo

A baby kangaroo and a citizen of the Jungle of Nool. She is the Sour Kangaroo’s daughter and does whatever her mother does. She’s very sassy with lots of attitude.

Mr. Mayor

The Mayor of Whoville and JoJo’s Dad. He and his wife try hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. They may get aggravated with JoJo, but they love him dearly and try to do the right thing, even if it turns out to be a mistake.

Mrs. Mayor

The Mayor’s Wife and JoJo’s Mom. Her and her husband try hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. They may get aggravated with JoJo, but they love him dearly and try to do the right thing, even if it turns out to be a mistake.

General Gengus Khan Schmitz

A General who is bursting with pride at the military academy he runs, and the boys he turns out. He is not mean; he honestly thinks he is doing the right thing and is making the world a better place.

The Bird Girls

The popular girls in any school--a clique of pretty, self-centered "back up birds" who do whatever Mayzie does. They often act as storytellers, picking up where The Cat leaves off. A big presence throughout the show.

The Wickersham Brothers

These brothers are like kids who tease, play pranks and get a kick out of making mischief, although often at others' expense. They side with the Sour Kangaroo in her campaign against Horton and cause nothing but trouble.

Yurtle the Turtle

He is the King of the Pond and thinks he is more important that what he really is. Presides as the Judge at Horton’s trial.

Vlad Vladikoff

Vlad does the Wickershams’ dirty work. He can be scary and formidable.

The Grinch

He is a happy member of the Who community, but this wasn’t always the case. He once lived angrily apart and wished to disrupt the pleasantry of the Whos. His story is happily retold every Christmas.

Ensemble

Jungle Creatures, Whos, etc.