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.

Director/Choreographer: Joshua Pontsler & Amanda Pontsler
Musical Director: Bethany Odegaard
Intern Director: Trevor Haumschilt
Intern Choreographer: Elizabeth Figueroa

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Feb 22nd @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 23rd @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 24th @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, Mar 1st @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 2nd @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 2nd @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Mar 3rd @ 2:00pm

Ticket Prices:

*Ticket prices are subject to change

Joan B. Kroc Theater:

6611 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92115

Show Notes:

Thank you so much for auditioning for Seussical the Musical.  As you know, we had an outstanding turnout for auditions (well over 85 kids!), and we were amazed to see the amount of talent, bravery, and joy in the room.  It was an evening of difficult decisions, and we truly wish we could cast everyone.  

Seussical cast, look for an email on Monday for information regarding our first rehearsal weekend and parent meeting.  

With Love, 
The Seussical Artistic Team 

Mandatory Parent meeting on Friday, December 7th;  6:45-9:00p (new families) and 7:30-9:00p (returning families) at Lakeside Middle School 

Rehearsals are Fridays 5:00pm-9:00pm & Saturdays 9:30am-2:30pm
Friday, Dec. 7 5-9pm
Saturday, Dec. 8 9:30-2:30pm
Friday, Jan. 11 5-9pm
Saturday, Jan. 12 9:30-2:30pm
Friday, Jan. 18 5-9pm
Saturday, Jan. 19 9:30-2:30pm
Friday, Jan. 25 5-9pm
Saturday, Jan. 26 9:30-2:30pm
Friday, Feb. 1 5-9pm
Saturday, Feb. 2 9:30-2:30pm
Friday, Feb. 8 5-9pm
Saturday, Feb. 9 9:30-2:30pm
Friday, Feb 15 8 5-9pm

SUPER-Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm There are NO conflicts From today through closing day allowed.
Tech Rehearsals Mon-Thu 2/18- 2/21  5-9pm

School Shows 
Fridays 2/22 & 3/1  9:30 & 11:30am

Public Shows 
Friday, February 22nd at 7 pm
Saturday, February 23rd at 7pm
Sunday, February 24th at 2 pm
Friday, March 1st at 7pm
Saturday, March 2nd at 2 and 7pm
Sunday, March 3rd at 2 pm (Strike Party after closing)

Email Tina Filley at  if you have any questions.


Cat in the Hat

  • Shelby Garza


  • Abraham German

Horton The Elephant

  • Ben Snyder


  • Emma Filley

Mayzie LaBird

  • Dakota Sandoval

Sour Kangaroo

  • Sophia Hoffman

Young Kangaroo

  • Leah Rojas

Mr. Mayor

  • Erick Marmolejo

Mrs. Mayor

  • Yzabel Ugalde

Thing 1

  • Megan Bankes

Thing 2

  • Alyson Reiter

General Gengus Khan Schmitz

  • Asher Parsons

Yurtle The Turtle

  • Ashlynn Rossman


  • Rosa Sherlinee

Bird Girls

  • Brooklin Bowles
  • Carly Brashear
  • Eliana Cortes
  • Hannah Clark
  • Melissa Holly
  • Sarah Ball

Wickersham Brothers

  • Adrian Sanchez
  • Jaron Lisama
  • Jordan Eddington
  • Nicholas Haney
  • Quentin Davis

Jungle Dancers

  • Alex Fountain
  • Alyx Pontsler
  • Anna Bacal Peterson
  • Ashlynn Rossman
  • Audrey Waters
  • Belen Bracamontes
  • Bella Rabine
  • Cheyenne Sandoval
  • Jacqueline Rettinger
  • Jazlyn Laflamme
  • Kaitlyn Washington
  • Kiersten Mumford
  • Mia Ferguson
  • Rosa Sherlinee
  • Tessa Eaton
  • Valentina D'Auria
  • Waverly Hricko

The Whos

  • Amare Phillips
  • Avary Morales
  • Avery Barlow
  • Bailey Boltz
  • Carson Polichar
  • Diego Webb
  • Jacob Mears
  • Jaydn Washington
  • Joanna Demaree
  • Joey Clark
  • Joshua Perry
  • Katelyn Biffle
  • Kayla Dias
  • Maddie Colson
  • Madeline Odegaard
  • Maggie Kelly
  • Maya Miyamoto
  • Miley Benjamin
  • Samantha Comiskey
  • Tyler Odegaard

Hunch Tappers

  • Alyx Pontsler
  • Ashlynn Rossman
  • Bella Rabine
  • Carly Brashear
  • Hannah Clark
  • Jacqueline Rettinger
  • Jazlyn Laflamme
  • Kiersten Mumford
  • Mia Ferguson
  • Sarah Ball

Hunch Dancers

  • Alex Fountain
  • Anna Bacal Peterson
  • Audrey Waters
  • Belen Bracamontes
  • Brooklin Bowles
  • Cheyenne Sandoval
  • Eliana Cortes
  • Kaitlyn Washington
  • Melissa Holly
  • Rosa Sherlinee
  • Tessa Eaton
  • Valentina D'Auria
  • Waverly Hricko

Cadettes / Fish

  • Alannah Mora
  • Brooklin Lee Kwai
  • Cadence Ditomaso
  • Emma Brunetto
  • Hope Smith
  • Juliette Cutugno
  • Kherington Vinson
  • Kieran Collins
  • Lily Manning
  • Macie Lowery
  • Meghan Waters
  • Sally Thomas

Circus Performers - TBD

  • Alex Fountain
  • Anna Bacal Peterson
  • Belen Bracamontes
  • Cheyenne Sandoval
  • Jacqueline Rettinger
  • Jazlyn Laflamme
  • Waverly Hricko



Stage Manager

  • Caitlyn Geisen

Backstage Crew

  • Alexa Marmolejo
  • Charles Reiter
  • Charly Melcher
  • Daniel Chalupnik
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Madeline McCarthy