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.   This production stars Aurora Adams as “The Cat in the Hat”, and includes Dale Hajdasz as “Horton the Elephant”, KristiAnn Lapp as“Jo-Jo”, Misty Brown as “Gertrude Mcfuzz”, Nikki Marshall as “Mayzie”, and Morgan Lightner as the Sour Kangaroo.                                       Adult Staff: Stage Director:     Kristie Fuller Music Director:    Toni Zygadlo Assistant Music Director:        Lisa Smith Assistant Stage Director:         Kristina Dean Choreographer:   Tricia Moore Technical Director:        Phil Dyke Producer:   Charles R. Heck   Professional Pit Band: Toni Zygadlo - Piano/Conductor, Lisa Smith - Keyboards Alicia Manning, Jeff Miller–Trumpets, Andrea Erdman – Flute/Pic Jim Wiley, Shari Lewis - Reeds Maggie Booher, Agnes McCarthy-Violins, Lia Call-Viola Jim Oxenford-Trombone, Jim Lewis-Aux. Percussion Steve Martin–Guitar, John Goloski-Bass Chuck Heck–Percussion

Indian River High School will present: “Seussical” at the Indian River Theatre of the Performing Arts on Friday, March 15th at 7 PM, and on Saturday, March 16th, at 2 PM and 7 PM. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased from any cast member, at the door, by calling Mr. Heck at 642-5127, or by emailing:

 The 2 PM show on the 16th will be interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.