Seussical the Musical
About the Show
Seussical The Musical, an adaptation of the Broadway musical for young audiences, brings together Dr. Seuss’ much loved books, Horton Hears a Who!, Horton Hatches the Egg, and the story of Gertrude McFuzz. It centers on Horton the Elephant’s quest to save the people of Whoville, who live on a tiny speck of dust. The Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton and the other characters in the Jungle of Nool.
The play begins with Horton splashing in a pool when he hears a faint cry for help. It is coming from a speck of dust and no one else can hear it. The animals of Nool make fun of Horton but he will not ignore the Whos in Whoville, especially little Jojo who becomes his friend. Horton places the speck of dust on a clover but it is stolen by the evil eagle, Vlad Vladikoff and dropped in a huge field of clover. While Horton desperately searches for his clover, Gertrude McFuzz tries to get Horton’s attention. Mayzie appears and convinces Horton to sit on her egg. Horton stops searching for the Whos and sits and sits. He is captured by hunters and sent to a circus.
Finally, Gertrude finds Horton and tells him she has found the speck of dust with Whoville on it. But there is more trouble when the animals of Nool put Horton on trial and threaten to boil the speck of dust. Horton calls on the Whos to make themselves heard, Jojo gives a great yell and the animals of Nool finally hear the Whos. Horton hatches an elephant-bird and he and Gertrude decide to bring it up together.
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