“After all these years being stuck on a page, did you ever imagine you’d see me onstage? Now I’m here, there is no telling what may ensue! No, there’s no telling what! But I’ll give you a clue…” So says the mischievous Cat in the Hat in this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! All your favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and all the Whos of Whoville are brought to life by a young child. As each story unfolds Seuss’ subtle themes appeal to all ages. The score emerges as a Seussian gumbo of musical styles, ranging from Latin to pop, swing to gospel, and R&B to funk! So let your toes tap your fingers snap, and your imagination run wild.

Director: Emmanuel Young
Musical Director: Anna Lettang
Choreographer: Emmanuel Young & Kendra Kertson

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Feb 28th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 29th @ 1:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 29th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Mar 6th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 7th @ 1:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 7th @ 7:00pm
Tickets go on sale Saturday January 11, 2020 at 12:00pm

Ticket Prices:

The Heritage Center at Calvin Christian:

2000 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA 92026

Show Notes:

Auditions Friday 1/3 5-8 pm 
Callbacks Saturday 1/4 9:00am
Location: Bethel Baptist Church - 855 Brotherton Rd, Escondido, CA 92027

*You must be registered in a class at any CYT San Diego location in order to request an audition time.

Class Registration Opens November 1st.
Once registered, here is how to request an audition time for Seussical the Musical.... 
  • Log into your family account.
  • Please upload a proper headshot.  This does not need to be professional but taken from the chest up. No family photos, please.
  • There is a place to the right of your child's name that says 'Tools'.  
  • Click 'Tools', then click 'Auditions'. 
  • You will be given a choice of available time slots.  
  • Once you request a time slot, you will be sent an email with a link to the audition google doc to complete (the email for this Google Doc may take a few days to receive). *These emails will start being sent on December 1st.
  • You need to be enrolled in a Winter 2020 class to audition for a show.  
  • You must be between the ages of 8 and 18 years old to audition.

Audition info:
Auditions (vocal & dance) take about an hour and are open for parents and friends to watch. 
Please prepare a 1-minute song for vocal auditions.  Please bring sheet music for piano accompanist
After Vocal Auditions, your group will be taught a short dance and then perform it for the artistic team (as a group)
Call Back lists will be posted HERE Friday evening, January 3rd after auditions (around 10 pm).
Mandatory Parent meeting on Friday,  January 10th from 6:30-8:30 pm at Bethel Baptist Church

Click here for Audition Tips

Rehearsals every Friday 4:30-8:30pm and Saturdays from 9:00am-3:00pm at Bethel Baptist Church

Super Saturday:  2/22  9am-3pm
Tech  Rehearsals: Mon-Thu 2/24- 2/27  4:30pm-9:00pm

School Shows 
Fridays 2/28 and 3/6 at 9:30 and 11:30am

Public Shows 
Friday 2/28 at 7:00 pm,
Saturday 2/29 at 1:00pm & 7:00 pm
Friday 3/6 7:00 pm
Saturday 3/7 2:00pm & 7:00pm

CREW: We are accepting applications for 12 years old and up. Please email to apply.
Email Stacey Tieger- (North County Inland Chapter Coordinator), at with any questions!

Parent Meeting

Friday, January 10th 6:30pm


The Cat in the Hat

Our story's omniscient narrator, he is fun loving and enjoys rhyming. Pops up throughout the story to help the audience. Wise and attentive.

Horton the Elephant

He is a compassionate and gentle elephant. Commonly misunderstood because of his larger size. He is protective and loving of all creatures in the jungle

Gertrude McFuzz

Horton's one-feathered-tail bird neighbor. Gertrude is sweet and timid. Though kind and loyal, she is also self-conscious of her shortfalls.

Mayzie Labird

The most beautiful bird in all of the jungle. Oblivious to her self-centered ways, she relies on her talent of manipulation, and intoxicating beauty, to navigate her way through life.


The Mayor's son, he is a Who that is always finding trouble. Bright, creative, and inadvertently mischievous. Possesses a wildly expansive imagination and finds solace in his friendship with Horton.

The Sour Kangaroo

The 'leader' of the jungle. She is loud, brassy, and stubbornly set in her ways. A caring mother, but unabashedly sassy and soulful.

Mr. Mayor

Mrs. Mayor

The Wickersham Brothers

Yurtle the Turtle

General Gengus Khan Schmitz

Bird Girls