Seussical TYA

06 July 2023 - 08 July 2023

About The Show

10 years after our hit production of Seussical TYA played the Malthouse & Adelaide Fringe Festival, we are thrilled to be bringing this much loved classic back to the stage.

Seussical TYA 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 containing 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 to 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. Seussical TYA is fun for the whole family!

Principle Cast

Horton: Harley Sayer

Jojo: Denise Anastasopolous

The Cat In The Hat: Darcy Bryce

Gertrude McFuzz: Dijana Razumic

Mayzie LaBird: Amelia McConnell

The Sour Kangaroo: Charlie Abbott-Higgins

Mrs. Mayor: Christina Hatzis

Mr. Mayor: Lewis Finney

Bird Girls: Christina Hatzis, Mollie Leutchford, Tayla Ely

Wickersham Brothers: Jordan Declerck, Liam Moroney, Luke Kiselis

Children’s Ensemble

Zara Jacobson, Olivia Simos-Garner, Kitty Blaze, Ziaan Goncalves, Isabella DeltondoXoli McGinnes, Clemmie Nguyen, Zack Poole, Rom Wolfson, Abbey Glasson, Lexie Fitzsimons, Agnese Biotto, Madi Skovron, Emily Lu, Elisa Smith, Jemima Sutton, Abby Tonkin, Raph Hjorth, Poppy Todman, Atlanta Logan-Pye, Avi Berger, Emily Boulter, Alana Chiodo, Kayley Tham, Jemima Miller, Eden Roberts, Scarlet Wani, Alice Wade, Tia Dong, Maple Rosbrook, Charlee Doherty


Xavier Phillips, Gabby Boukouvalas, Alessia Riepsamen, Chelsea Borchard, Arabella Riepsamen, Jack Greening, Chloe Jonhstone, Zoe Davies, Annie Sadler, Annabelle Roper, Eleanor Quarrell, Maisy Lester-Bryant, Charlize Belli, Mia Ciano, Angie Gomes, Madeleine Schaxmann, Zoe Jefferies, Sophia McElherron, Riley Crouch-Phan, Matilda Finney, Isabella Rivellese, Nina Haddon Courtney, Connor Giles, Leela Rae, Ava Coughlin, Samara Trimble, Emma Last, Eliza Forster, Macy Whetstone, Sienna Russell, Awande Masuku, Maia Kelly, Amelie Hollis