Seussical weaves together many of Dr. Seuss's characters and stories into one plotline. The Cat in the Hat is the host and emcee (and all-around mischief-maker) in this romp through the Seuss classics. Horton the Elephant faces a challenge or two: firstly Horton hears a small cry for help coming from a small speck of dust, and he promises to rescue and guard it because 'a person's a person, no matter how small.' Second, he promises to guard Mayzie La Bird’s egg, despite facing constant ridicule, kidnapping, and a kangaroo court trial. It seems loyal Gertrude McFuzz is in his corner. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant, in a story that makes you laugh and cry.
- Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty