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!


Dates / Times:

  • Friday, May 11th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 12th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 12th @ 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 16th @ 9:30am  
  • Wednesday, May 16th @ 9:30am  
  • Wednesday, May 16th @ 12:30pm  
  • Friday, May 18th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 19th @ 2:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

There are a limited number of Back Stage Tour packages for your group or troop. Package includes show patch, snack voucher and back stage tour. Contact the Show Coordinator for more information

Valley Springs Church:

2401 Olympus Drive
Roseville, CA 95661

Show Notes:

  • Auditions will be held at Valley Springs Church on Thursday, March 1st starting at 4:00pm.
  • Dance Audition will be held at Valley Springs Church on Saturday March 3rd starting at 9:00am (Everyone who auditioned on Friday must attend the dance audition also.)
  • Callbacks will be held following the dance audition on Saturday.
Special Seussical Audition Notes: In the Special Skills section of the audition form, please be sure to list all of the accents and gymnastics tricks you can do well. Come prepared to show your one best gymnastics trick!

Auditions are for CYT Students ages 8-18 who are enrolled in a class. Auditions are open and friends and parents are encouraged to stay and cheer on the students who are auditioning. Watching other participants is a valuable learning opportunity. Auditions are limited to one minute in length. This is a time for your child to show the best of his or her talents. We recommend that your child sing a song in his/her range, add movement or dance, and introduce him/ herself with energy and confidence. It is important to smile, project, make eye contact with the directors, and be well prepared in every way. Some students only have one skill that they feel confident with, and they may adapt the audition to highlight that talent. For example, a one-minute monologue or comic routine, or a one-minute dance routine, may show a student's talents better than a song. As part of the audition process, however, your child may also be asked to sing and/or learn a short dance routine.

Please bring your own accompaniment background. This could mean tracks on a CD with a CD player, tracks on an ipod or MP3 player with speakers or a dock, or a friend or family member who plays piano, guitar or another accompanying instrument. There will be a piano available at auditions. The director needs to see how well the student can stay with the music, both in tune and in rhythm.

Dance Auditions will be held the Saturday following auditions. 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.

Callbacks will follow the dance auditon. 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. However, just because a student is not called back does not mean that he or she will not be cast in the show.

For additional audition information (plus so much more), check out the Parent's Guide to CYT on the home page of our website.
The Audition form can be found on the Shows page under PDFs.
CYT TV live casting Sunday March 4th 4pm. Click Here

Photo Shoot

Saturday, March 10th 2:00pm

Parent Meeting

Saturday, March 17th 9:30am


The Cat in the Hat

The Cat In The Hat is the essence of mischief, fun, and imagination.

Thing One

Thing Two


Jojo is a "Thinker", a smart child with a wild imagination.

Horton the Elephant

Horton The Elephant is a gentle giant.

Gertrude McFuzz

Gertrude Mcfuzz is very self-conscious and aware that her one-feather tail isn't perfect.

Mayzie La Bird

The Bird Girls

The Sour Kangaroo

The Sour Kangaroo isn't really sour at all. She's just got a lot of attitude. She's loud, brassy, and a lot of fun.

Young Kangaroo

Yertle The Turtle

The Wickersham Brothers

They enjoy hanging around with one another, making music together on the street corner, and playing off one another.

Vlad Vladikoff

Jungle Creatures

The Jungle Creatures are real people at heart, just like us, even though they may be described as animal characters.

Mr. Mayor

Mr. and Mrs. Mayor are Whos who are parents trying hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world.

Mrs. Mayor

Mr. and Mrs. Mayor are Whos who are parents trying hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world.

Citizens of Whoville

The Whos are a lot like you and me, only so small as to be invisible.

Featured Dancers

The Grinch

The Marshall


Backstage Crew

Tech Crew

Volunteer - Sets

Volunteer - Costumes

Volunteer - House

Volunteer - Hair & Makeup


Prop Master

Assistant Stage Manager