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Seussical The Musical

Music/Book by Lynn Ahrens
Lyrics/Book by Stephen Flaherty

Seussical Recommended Resources

Seussical Plot Summary & Audition Tips

List of Characters in Seussical

Seussical Karaoke Background Tracks CD

Seussical Sheet Music (Vocal Selections)

Seussical Original Broadway Cast Recording

Seussical the Musical - Sheet Music (Digital Download) 

The music is very pop-influenced. Different characters have different musical styles representing them, which can make things a bit confusing when choosing an audition song.


The Cat In The Hat (M/F, Comic role, agile, improvisation)
causes trouble, but always sets things right again; there are script versions for a male or female performer. Ragtime style music.
Jojo (played by male or female)
a "Thinker", a smart, sometimes rambunctious little boy with a wild imagination. Slightly awkward, a bit of a loner.
Horton The Elephant
a gentle giant - steadfast and responsible, imaginative and receptive to the world around him. He is very un-self-conscious. 
Gertrude McFuzz
very self-conscious. Changes from a vain, neurotic, nervous & shy bird into one with the power to protect and care for a baby elephant bird.
Mayzie La Bird
self-centered, manipulative, selfish and vain. Her moment of generosity comes when she realizes Horton will be a better mother to her egg.
Sour Kangaroo
Has a lot of attitude. She's loud and brassy and lots of fun! Her "joey" is a puppet that rides in her pouch and occasionally sings along. Modeled after Aretha Franklin.
General Gengus Khan Schmitz
bursting with pride at the military academy he runs, and the soldiers he turns out. He is not sadistic, mean or abusive. He is proud! This makes him a comic character, because it's clear he's so misguided. 
The Wickersham Brothers
not bad guys! They're simply a lot like kids who tease, play pranks and get a kick out of making mischief, although often at others' expense. 
The Whos. 
MR and MRS MAYOR are parents trying to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. 
Baby Sour Kangaroo can be played by a puppet or a child actor.
Chorus of Jungle creatures.

Seussical Related Websites

Seussical Audition Preparation Materials

List of Songs in Seussical (Click the song title to download digital sheet music)

  • Amayzing Mayzie
  • Oh, The Thinks You Can Think
  • Horton Hears A Who
  • Biggest Blame Fool
  • Here On Who
  • A Day For The Cat In The Hat
  • It's Possible (In McElligot's Pool)
  • How To Raise A Child
  • The Military
  • Alone In The Universe
  • The One Feather Tail Of Miss Gertrude McFuzz
  • Amayzing Gertrude
  • Monkey Around
  • Chasing The Whos
  • How Lucky You Are
  • Notice Me, Horton
  • Horton Sits On The Egg
  • Egg, Next And Tree
  • Mayzie In Palm Beach
  • Solla Solew
  • Havin' A Hunch
  • All For You
  • The People Versus Horton The Elephant
  • Green Eggs And Ham

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