BOOK BY Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, MUSIC BY Stephen Flaherty, LYRICS BY Lynn Ahrens


Directed by Rachel Howard Fennell

Music Direction by Sara Sturdivant

Choreography by Jason Hair-Wynn

Audition Dates

August 22 and 23 at 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Call Backs

August 24 at 6:30 pm

Show Dates

October 13, 14, 20, and 21


All auditions will be held in our rehearsal space

15 Union Street, Suite 459

Lawrence, MA 01840


Director Rachel Fennell with any questions


Please prepare 16-32 bars from 1 up-tempo song in the style of, but not from, the show

Please be dressed and prepared for a movement audition

Adults and children age 8 and up.

About the Show

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speckof 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. Seussical is fun for the whole family!

Character Breakdown

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.

Gender: Both Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: F2.

Horton The Elephant: 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.

Gender: Male Age: 20 to 40 Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: A2.

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.

Gender: Female Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: F3.

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.

Gender: Female Age: 20 to 40 Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: G3.

The 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.

Gender: Female Age: 25 to 40 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: F#3.

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.

Gender: Male Age: 8 to 12 Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: Ab3.

Ensemble Jungle Creatures: The Wickersham Brothers, Yurtle The Turtle, Bird Girls, The Whos, Mr. Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, General Gengus Khan Schmitz, plus ensemble characters.