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

Whangarei Theatre Company is bringing Seussical the Musical to life in 2023!

Director: Cushla Allan

Musical Director: Sarah Edgecombe

Vocal Coach: Gayle Wellington

Choreographer: Shakira Williams

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical
extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year,

Once on This Island, Ragtime), 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 Circus McGurkus 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.


Cast List

Michael Nield - Cat in the Hat

Lachie Antonio - Jojo

Paul Dickens-Jacobs - Horton the Elephant

Bronwyn Collett - Gertrude McFuzz

Nicola van Lune - Mayzie LaBird

Juliet Benson - Sour Kangaroo

Kendall Harley - Young Kangaroo

Teresa Weeks - Bird Girl 

Kat Tasker - Bird Girl 

Faye Banares - Bird Girl 

Carter Slade - Wickersham 1

Mike Clark - Wickersham 

Cameron Nicklin - Wickersham 

Dan Collett - Mr Mayor

Kama Dickson - Mrs Mayor

Brad Quin - General Gengus Khan Schmidtz

Ryan Ujdur - Grinch

Brooke Collett - Yertle the Turtle

Talia Dalton - Thing 

Vanessa Richards - Thing 

Liesl Musto - Cindy-Lou Who (Jojo Understudy)

Ayla Johnson - Who

Susannah Hovell - Who

Mishe Lotz - Who

Naomi van Lune - Who


Finn Aubrey, Lara Gray, Llayla Gray, Jelsha Eastes, Olive Cullen, Anntoinette Thompson,

Leane Botha, Loretta Lambly


Sebastiaan Hanekam, Peyton Voss, Sophia Tolhopf, Kohana Pirini, Sarah Philander, Addie Wells

Savannah Nicklin, Mia Marais

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