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2018 Scholastic Tour

"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical adventure!

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the invisible world of the Whos. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping 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!

Booking Information:

Touring to schools and community centers April 23-May 18, 2018 starring professional actors and CYT Chicago Alumni ages 18 .   Show times are Monday-Friday during school hours, personally catered to fit in with your school's schedule.  Each performance includes a complimentary Teacher Resource Guide and Talkback following the performance, where students will be able to engage with the performers, answering questions about the show, and able to ask the performers some questions too!  Each performance run approximately 55-60 minutes.

Education Connection:

  • Identify and relate to concepts of language arts (words and language), science and technology (animal’s habitats/conservation of nature), and social studies (community and government)
  • Relate literary works and their characters, settings and plots to current and historical events, people and perspectives.
  • Know and describe how artists and their works increase understanding of societies, past and present.
  • Respond to literary material by making inferences, drawing conclusions and comparisons to their own experiences, prior knowledge, and other texts.