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.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and 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 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!



JoJo….Kelly Bryant

The Cat In The Hat….Briana Crowder

Horton the Elephant….Braxton Bell

Mr.Mayor….Clare Perkins

Mrs. Mayor….Audra Austin

Gertrude McFuzz….Ella Jones

Mayzie La Bird….Hallie Slocum

Wickersham Brothers….Nate Butler, Colton Lux, Adam Wallace

Bird Girls….Sophia Krohn, Knox Volkert, Audrey Wallace

Sour Kangaroo….Morgan Stokes

Young Kangaroo….Kaleigh Stokes

Judge Yertle the Turtle & Ensemble….Addison Hales

Vlad Vladikoff & the Grinch….Austin Yates



Lucy Allen, Chloe Caldwell, Logan Dodson, Malarie Drake, Hayden Elrod,

Ellie Evans, Mackenzie Franks, Reese Johnson, Clara Norton, Madeline Skaggs



Gracelyn Boca, Stella Copeland, Reese McWhorter, Lydia Trowbridge

School Day Performances:

Thursday, September 12th at 9:30am

Friday, September 13th at 9:45am.

All School Day Performances are for classes or groups consisting of school age children.

School Day tickets are $6.50.

For classes that book with us, you will receive one (1) free adult for every ten (10) students booked.

To reserve a class or group for a performance of Seussical, JR, email to start the reservation process.

If you have children that are under school age, we encourage you to come to our public performance!

Public Performance:

Friday, September 13th at 6:30pm.

Public Performance tickets are $10 for ages 18+, $8 for ages 6-17, and $5 for ages 5 and under.

Tickets can be purchased at or 30 minutes before the show starts in the lobby of Van Meter Hall.

All Performances are at van Meter Hall on WKU’s campus.


SEUSSICAL JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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