One of the most frequently performed shows in America, the show weaves many of the most famous Dr. Seuss characters into an original work about loyalty, friendship and the power of the imagination.


3 DRAMA DESK nominations including BEST MUSIC


Seussical opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theater on November 30, 2000, directed by Frank Galati and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall. Ahrens + Flaherty co-wrote the book and score.

“Snappy lyrics and lively music, embracing everything from Broadway ballads to Motown to swing to Latin to John Phillips Sousa. “Seussical” makes all the right moves.”

-Associated Press

“Sweetness, humor and energetic high spirits.”

-New York Times

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Show Credits

Richard Rodgers Theatre
Produced by SFX Theatrical Group, Barry & Fran Weissler and Universal Studios
Produced in association with Kardana-Swinsky Productions, Hal Luftig and Michael Watt

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss
Music orchestrated by Doug Besterman
Musical Director: David Holcenberg
Dance arrangements by David Chase
Vocal arrangements by Stephen Flaherty
Directed by Frank Galati
Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall
Scenic Design by Eugene Lee
Costume Design by William Ivey Long
Lighting Design by Natasha Katz
Sound Design by Jonathan Deans
Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley
Executive Producer: Gary Gunas and Alecia Parker
General Manager: Alan Wasser Associates
Company Manager: Lizbeth Cone
Production Supervisor: Bonnie Panson
Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions, John H. Paull, III and Hillary Blanken
Stage Managers: Andrew Fenton and Joshua Halperin
Musical Coordinator: John Miller
Conducted by David Holcenberg
Concertmistress: Naomi Katz
Violin: Karl Kawahara; Viola: Maxine Roach; Cello: Stephanie Cummins
Woodwind: Paul Sundfor, Dan Willis and John Winder
Trumpet: Brian O’Flaherty and John Reid; Trombone: Larry Farrell
Guitars: Jeffrey Lee Campbell and Jack Cavari
Electric Bass: Francisco Centeno
Drums: Warren Odze; Percussion: Charles Descarfino
Keyboard/Associate Conductor: Steve Marzullo
Keyboard Philip Fortenberry
Music Preparation: Emily Grishman Music Preparation
Casting: Jay Binder and Sherry Dayton
Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations
Dance Supervisor: Joyce Chittick

Kevin Chamberlin. Horton the Elephant
Anthony Blair Hall   JoJo
Janine LaManna   Gertrude McFuzz
Michele Pawk   Mayzie LaBird
David Shiner  The Cat in the Hat
Eric Devine  General Genghis Kahn Schmitz/Ensemble
Eddie Korbich. Grandpa Who/Ensemble
Alice Playten   Mrs. Mayor
Sharon Wilkins   Sour Kangaroo
Stuart Zagnit   The Mayor of Whoville
Joyce Chittick   Cat’s Helper/Ensemble
Jennifer Cody   Cat’s Helper/Ensemble
Natascia A. Díaz   Bird Girl/Ensemble
David Engel   Wickersham Brother/Ensemble
Sara Gettelfinger   Bird Girl/Ensemble
Justin Greer    Cat’s Helper/Ensemble
Anthony Blair Hall  JoJo (Alternate)
Ann Harada    Marshal of the Court/Ensemble
Catrice Joseph   Bird Girl/Ensemble
Andrew Keenan-Bolger   JoJo (Alternate)
Mary Ann Lamb   Cat’s Helper/Ensemble
Darren Lee   Cat’s Helper/Vlad Vladikoff/Ensemble
Monique L. Midgette   Grandma Who/Ensemble
Casey Nicholaw    Ensemble
Tom Plotkin   Wickersham Brother/Ensemble
Devin Richards    Judge Yertle the Turtle/Ensemble
William Ryall    The Grinch/Ensemble
Jerome Vivona   Cat’s Helper/Ensemble
Sharon Wilkins    Sour Kangaroo/Ensemble
Eric Jordan Young   Wickersham Brother/Ensemble

Swings: Shaun Amyot , Jenny Hill , Michelle Kittrell and David Lowenstein
Standby: Bryan Batt (The Cat in the Hat)

Understudies: Shaun Amyot (Wickersham Brother, Cat’s Helper, Vlad Vladikoff), Sara Gettelfinger (Mayzie LaBird), Ann Harada (Mrs. Mayor), Jenny Hill (Gertrude McFuzz, Bird Girl, Cat’s Helper, Marshal of the Court), Catrice Joseph (Sour Kangaroo), Michelle Kittrell (Bird Girl, Cat’s Helper), David Lowenstein (Wickersham Brother, Cat’s Helper, The Grinch, Judge Yertle the Turtle), Monique Midgette (Sour Kangaroo), Casey Nicholaw (Horton the Elephant, The Mayor of Whoville), William Ryall (General Genghis Kahn Schmitz) and Eric Jordan Young (The Cat in the Hat)