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McKinley Theatre Company (MTC) is excited to announce that our 2016 production will be Seussical Jr!  This musical is based on Dr. Seuss books, filled with songs and rhyming dialogue. There will be several group production numbers as well as character roles in which  all cast members will shine.

Cast and crew are expected to commit to scheduled rehearsals and performances. Once the cast announcement is made, all families will be presented with a variety of volunteer opportunities to contribute to the success of the show.

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For questions about the show, please contact Barbara Smith:


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, 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!

Cast List & Character Descriptions

Audition Monologues & Songs

Seussical Jr. Music with Guide Vocals  (download files here)

Seussical Jr. Instrumental Tracks  (download files here)

Seussical Jr. Chorus Script & Lyrics


Rehearsal Chaperones & Green Room Monitors – Dress Rehearsals & Performances
Monitors will specifically chaperone & assist performers during rehearsals or backstage during dress rehearsals and performances.
Technical Team
  • Stage Managing 
  • Backstage Crew (assists stage manager and student crew)
  • Sound
  • Lighting
  • Scene monitors (assist in student placement for scenes/chaperones to and from green room)
Costume Team
  • Costume Coordinator (connects with directors as main point person on all things costume!)
  • Costume Team Member (tasks as needed, organization, etc.)
  • Help with Tech Week Costume Check
  • Sew Costumes
  • Assist students with getting dressed, etc.
  • Do Crafty Projects
  • Fit/measure students.
Props Team
Help find, make, or organize props!
  •  Props Coordinator (connects with directors as main point person on all things props!)
  •  Props Team Member (tasks as needed, organization, etc.)
  •  Do Crafty Projects
  •  Research specialty props
  •  Purchase props
  •  Create props
Set Production Team
  •  Set Coordinator (connects with directors as main point person on all things sets!)
  •  Set Building Team
  •  Set Striking/Clean-up
  •  Set assembly
  •  Scenery painting
  •  Set assembly
  •  Carpentry skills

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact our Volunteers Coordinator, Pauline Trevino

For questions about the show, please contact Barbara Smith: