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!


Audition Dates:

Friday, May 31 at 5:30pm

Saturday, June 1 at 4pm

Potential Callbacks- Sunday, June 2 at 3pm

Music cuts will be available here starting May 7th. Auditions will consist of a cold read, a singing portion, and our choreographer will teach a brief dance combination.

You only need to come to one audition day; whatever works best with your schedule!

Click here for the Seussical, JR character breakdown.

We are looking to cast actors ages 8-18. Please understand that this is our target age range, younger actors are more than welcome to audition with the understanding that the listed age range are the ages we are mainly focused on.

***High-schoolers, do not be turned away by the “junior” tag. That simply limits our top age range to 18 and gives us a 60 minute run time. THAT’S IT! It is the same content as the full Seussical show, just shortened. We need experienced actors in this production as well! ***

School Day Performances:

Thursday, September 12th at 9:30am

Friday, September 13th at 9:45am.

All School Day Performances are for class 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.

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 starting August 1st, 2019 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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