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: Mary Bright
Music Director: Jordan Hall Campbell
Choreographer: Siobhan Crews
Assistant Director: Kristen Bollinger
Seussical Forms

Performance Dates:

  • Friday, March 31st at 9:15am and 11:30am (School Performances)
  • Saturday, April 1st at 2pm and 7pm
  • Sunday, April 2nd at 1pm and 6pm

Tech Week and Performance Location: 

California Center for the Arts, Escondido 
340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido CA 92025  (map)


Rebecca Zynda