Performing: March 11-14, 2020

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.

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Director: Bradford Robinson
Stage Manager: Kaylah Dixon
Music Director: James Ham
Choreographer Paige Winn
Producer: Ann Horgan
Ages: 7–18
Venue: Rehearsals and performances at Arlington Children’s Theatre, 115 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA
Fee: Fee: $400 (Information about our fees)

Fee due:

Red Cast- Monday, January 6th

Blue Cast- Tuesday, January 7th

No refunds thereafter. Make Payment

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A waitlist is maintained

Children of ACT Board members are granted a limited early registration period.

ACTor/Parent Meeting: Thu. Dec. 5 at 5:30-6:30 PM

All actors and one parent must attend the informational meeting where we will share more details about the production and the audition process and begin sign-ups for volunteer committees.


All forms are due Thursday December 19th.

Registration Packet [doc][pdf]

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Monday, December 16: 5–8 PM

Tuesday, December 17: 5–8 PM

Wednesday, December 18: 5–8 PM

All ACTors accepted into the production must take part in one of the audition workshops to determine where they best fit into the production. Specific roles will be assigned at the sole discretion of the artistic staff/audition panel.

Materials to be covered and further information will be sent in the welcome email as we approach the parent meeting/ auditions.

Call Backs:

Thursday, December 19: 5–8 PM

More information on call backs will be sent in the welcome email as we approach the parent meeting/ auditions.


First Rehearsal:

Red Cast- Monday, January 6th

Blue Cast- Tuesday, January 7th

General Rehearsal Schedule:

Monday- Red Cast

Tuesday- Blue Cast

Wednesday- Red Cast

Thursday- Blue Cast

Sunday- Both cast principals

 Full Rehearsal Schedule

ACTors will only be required for rehearsals where their character is called. Absences are strongly discouraged, and more than two absences during the staging of any single scene will result in the ACTor being cut from the scene. Attendance is mandatory for all runs and technical and dress rehearsals from Saturday, March 7th ONWARD unless written permission from the artistic director is requested and received, prior to the audition workshop.

Tech and Dress Rehearsals: Red Cast: Wednesday, March 4th 5-8pm

Blue Cast: Thursday, March 5th 5-8pm

Blue Cast: Saturday, March 7th 9am-2:30pm

Red Cast: Saturday, March 7th 3pm-8:30pm

Red Cast: Monday, March 9th 5pm-9:30pm

Blue Cast: Tuesday March 10th 5pm-9:30pm

Full Tech week schedule


Red Cast:

Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00pm

Friday, March 13th at 7:00pm,

Saturday, March14th at 2:00pm

Blue Cast:

Thursday, March 12th at 7:00pm

Saturday, March 14th at 10:00am

Saturday, March 14th at 7:00pm

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