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!

Director:  Wendy Hoover
Assistant Director:  Mariah Hildebrandt
Vocal Director:  Thais Doyle
Choreographer:  Samuel Williams
Stage Manager: Tina MacNeill

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Feb 25th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Feb 25th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 26th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 26th @ 7:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

*ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.* *Discounts/coupons must be used at time of purchase and cannot be added to already purchased tickets. *Ticket holders can sell tickets, but for no more than originally paid. Ticket holders can trade tickets with other ticket holders. If tickets are sold or traded, please transfer the PDF or paper copy of the ticket. If any dispute arises over seats at a show, or somehow duplicate tickets are presented for the same seat, CYT will consider only the original purchaser of the tickets in the CYT database to be the owner of the seats.

Oak Hills:

1100 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA 95630

Show Notes:

  • CYT students ages 8-18 who are currently enrolled in the Family Workshop series or a class may audition for this show. 
  • An online audition form will be emailed to all students enrolled in a CYT class that selected to participate in auditions. The form will require a bio photo upload, music track upload, and costume measurements in addition to other information. 
  • All auditioning must attend a Vocal Audition and Dance Audition (these are held on 2 separate days). 
  • Some who audition may also be requested to attend a Callback (on the same day as the Dance Audition). 

VOCAL AUDITIONSHeld on Friday, November 19 starting at 4:00pm. Location: Oak Hills Church 1100 Blue Ravine Rd, Folsom. Please choose a track with no accompanying vocals (such as a karaoke track). Audition music should be no more than 1 minute. Auditions should be to music (not acapella). The director needs to see how well the student can stay with the music, both in tune and in rhythm. You will be able to upload your music to the audition form. It's best if you have a YouTube link or an actual song file rather than getting a song through iTunes, Spotify or Amazon. We cannot open files through these services.

DANCE AUDITIONSHeld on Saturday, November 20 at 9:00am. Location: Oak Hills Church 1100 Blue Ravine Rd, Folsom. All students who audition must attend the dance audition. Students will be taught a dance(s) from the show, and then be asked to perform it for the directors. Parents are welcome to stay and watch the dance audition. Approximate end time is 11:00 am.

CALLBACKS: Held on Saturday, November 20 immediately following the Dance Audition at the same location. CYT callbacks are closed to everyone except the show directors. The directors will call back certain students to sing again, read a scene, dance some more or any combination of these. They will often ask pairs or groups of students to read scenes to see how different combinations of sizes and personalities work together. 
Just because a student is not "called back" does not mean that they will not be cast in the show.

  • Students who audition are NOT eligible for a class tuition refund regardless of casting. 
  • All students cast in the show will be charged a production fee of $175.
  • Families are required to volunteer 20+ hours on a parent team. 

For additional show information, click on  AUDITION INFO  for audition tips, show FAQ and the casting process. .

Rehearsal Dates: Saturdays 9am-3pm, Oak HIlls Church  1100 Blue Ravine Rd. - Folsom
12/4, 12/11, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12  (No rehearsal 12/18, 12/25, 1/1 for the holidays)

Mandatory Rehearsal Dates: 
Super Saturday 9am-3pm - 2/19
Tech Week 4pm-9pm - Sun. 2/20, Mon 2/21, Tues 2/22, Thurs 2/24 (Tech Rehearsal Rest on Wed. 2/23 - No Rehearsal) 

Mandatory Show Dates: 
2/25  @ 10am & 7pm
2/26  @ 2pm & 7pm - Strike 9pm - midnight 

Live Cast Announcement Sunday, Nov 21 at 4:00 pm online. Meeting link will be emailed to auditioning families.  

Questions? Contact the Show Coordinator, Bonny Verner


Horton the Elephant

Gertrude McFuzz

Mayzie La Bird

Cat in the Hat

Thing 1

Thing 2


Mr. Mayor

Mrs. Mayor

Sour Kangaroo


Bird Girls

Wickersham Sista's

Vlad Vladikoff

Judge Yertle the Turtle

The Grinch

WHO'S! MacWhos, Who-vers, Who-tierrez, Hilde-Whos

Jungle Citizens

"Alone in the Universe" Dance Soloist

Solla Sollew Dancers