Seussical Kids Rehearsal Tracks

A bit about the show...

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical KIDS, a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime).

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton’s challenge is twofold – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but 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, 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!

Seussical KIDS is great fun for the whole family. Young performers will be excited to portray the characters from the popular Dr. Seuss books. This musical provides wonderful creative opportunities in terms of set design, lighting and costuming and can easily accommodate a large cast.

Character descriptions

The Cats

Who needs just one Cat in the Hat when you can have three? The Cats (Cat 1, Cat 2, Cat 3) are mischievous, spirited creatures who take JoJo and the audience on quite an adventure. They have confident and clear voices.

Jojo

JoJo is the audience’s link to the story. The audience follows the narrative through their eyes (he’s also referred to as Child), He is earnest with an open disposition. 

Horton the Elephant

Horton is a lovable elephant with a heart of gold.  He is such an important role, with great loyalty and conviction to the Whos.

Mr. Mayor and Mrs. Mayor

Mr. Mayor is the mayor of Whoville and the perfect picture of patriarchy. He tries to keep the town happy and secure, which is quite a job since the tiny Whos are always in danger of being swept away and lost. 

Mrs. Mayor is the mayor’s wife and is most concerned with trying to make sure her child, JoJo, stays in line.

Gertrude McFuzz

Very self-conscious about her one-feather tail. Gertrude gains confidence throughout the show, changing from an anxious, nervous, shy bird into someone whose self-worth doesn’t rest on her appearance. In other words, Gertrude realises what’s truly important in her life.

Mayzie La Bird

Mayzie LaBird is a sneaky bird who tricks Horton into helping her take care of her egg. She is a natural born performer who has a larger-than-life personality.

Sour Kangaroo

Loud, brassy, and a lot of fun. She’s got a lot of attitude but isn’t mean – she’s just very confident and unafraid to tell it like it is. 

Rehearsal Tracks

Below we have the Vocal Tracks and Backing Tracks for all of the musical numbers so that you can rehearse at home.

Please practise performing the musical numbers, using acting through song suitable for the character – don’t just sing the song be the character!

 

♫ Oh The Thinks You Can Think ♫

Everyone

Oh, The Thinks You Can Think - Vocal track Oh, The Thinks You Can Think - Backing track

 

♫ Horton Hears A Who ♫

Horton

Horton Hears A Who - Vocal Track Horton Hears A Who - Backing Track

 

♫ Here On Who ♫

Reception and Year 1

Here On Who - Vocal Track Here On Who - Backing Track

 

♫ Oh The Thinks You Can Think! (Reprise) ♫

Jojo and Cats

Oh The Thinks You Can Think (Reprise) - Vocal Track Oh The Thinks You Can Think (Reprise) - Backing Track

 

♫ It’s Possible (Part 1) ♫

Jojo, Cats, Reception and Year 1

It's Possible - Vocal Track It's Possible - Backing track

 

♫ It’s Possible (Part 2) ♫

Jojo, Cats

It's Possible (Part 2) - Vocal Track It's Possible (Part 2) - Backing Track

 

♫ Alone In The Universe ♫

Horton, Jojo

Alone In The Universe - Vocal Track Alone in the Universe - Backing Track

 

♫ The One Feather Tail Of Miss Gertrude McFuzz ♫

Gertrude

The One Feather Tail of Gertrude McFuzz - Vocal Track The One Feather Tail of Gertrude McFuzz - Backing Track

 

♫ Monkey Around / Chasing The Whos ♫

Wikershams, Sour Kangaroo, Young Kangaroo, Cats, Vlad Vladikoff, Horton, Year 2

Monkeying Around - Vocal Track Monkeying Around - Backing Track

 

♫ Horton Sits On The Egg / Dilemma ♫

Horton, Year 2, Cats, Gertrude

Horton Sits On The Egg / Dilemma - Vocal Track Horton Sits On The Egg / Dilemma - Backing Track

 

♫ Solla Sollew ♫

Horton, Tots

Solla Sollew - Vocal Track Solla Sollew - Backing Track

 

♫ The Whos Return ♫

Horton, Mr and Mrs Mayor, Jojo, Gertrude, Wickershams, Sour Kangaroo 

The Whos Return - Vocal Track The Whos Return - Backing Track

 

♫ Yopp! ♫

Horton, Gertrude, Sour Kangaroo, Young Kangaroo, Cats, Mr and Mrs Mayor

Yopp! - Vocal Track Yopp! - Backing Track

 

♫ Oh The Thinks You Can Think! (Finale) ♫

Everyone

Oh The Thinks You Can Think! (Finale) - Vocal Track Oh The Thinks You Can Think! (Finale) - Backing Track

 

♫ Green Eggs and Ham ♫

Everyone

Green Eggs and Ham - Vocal track Green Eggs and Ham - Backing track