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July 9-11 & 15-17, 2021

Horton hears a Who this summer at Leawood Stage Company!

Leawood Stage Company (LSC), in cooperation with The Leawood Parks and Recreation Department, presents SEUSSICAL.  Join us July 9, 10 ,11 & 15, 16, 17 at 8:00 p.m. at the Ironwoods Amphitheatre in Ironwoods Park, 147th and Mission Road.

SEUSSICAL is colorful fun for the entire family!  Based on the works of Dr. Seuss, with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, this musical brings to life our favorite Seuss characters including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Amayzing Mayzie and Jojo – a child with a big imagination.  The show highlights the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community

Show times

July 9-11 & 15-17
8 p.m. Nightly


Ironwoods Park Amphitheater
14701 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66224

SEUSSICAL, will feature a cast of actors of all ages and promises to be an enjoyable free night of theatre under the stars.  Bring the entire family to beautiful Ironwoods Park Amphitheater. We will take every precaution necessary to keep audience members socially distanced for the safety of all at performances. 

LSC is thrilled to welcome back Chris McCoy as Director.  McCoy has directed other popular summer musicals for LSC including: The Music Man (2007), Guys & Dolls (2010), Hello, Dolly! (2014), and Annie (2017).  McCoy is Assistant Professor of Theatre at William Jewell College and serves as a member of the LSC Board.  His directorial style is dedicated to presenting classic American musicals with modern sensibilities.  

Leawood Stage Company presents the highest quality free theater in the area. We offer summer performances free to the public serving senior citizens on a limited budget, families that might otherwise not be able to afford live theatrical performances, and provide a great way to introduce audiences, young and old, to the arts.

Attending our summer musical

Our summer shows are the perfect way to enjoy beautiful Ironwoods Park and experience free theatre for the entire family!

Seussical Program

Cast & production team

Director – Chris McCoy

Music Director – 

Langston Hemenway

Choreographer – 

Madison Shelley

Cat in the Hat – Alec Bridges

Jojo – Delilah Rose Pellow

Horton – Colin Rohach

Gertrude – Emily Vargo

Mayzie – Laura Irwin

Mayor – Ray Ettinger

Mrs. Mayor – Taylar Rabel

Kangaroo – Alyson Golladay

Bird Girls 

Miranda Brand

Emily Bridges

Madison Dodd

Ella Graham

Haley Knudsen

Josephine Pellow


John Carver

Kennedy Kinnick

Simon Schupp

Terrace Wyatt, Jr.


General Ghengis Khan Schmidt –

Matthew Henrickson

Grinch – Joshua Young

Yertle the Turtle – 

Zach Lofland

Adult Ensemble (Who’s, Jungle of Nool, etc.)

Noah Bridges

Erin Coleman

Jennifer Coville

Andrea Hobley

Carrigan Rohach

Rosie Smith

Children’s Ensemble

Sloane Burgess

Amelia Coville-Schweigert

Lizzie Cure

Lucy Dandurand

Benjamin Garner

Avonlea Graves (Elephant Bird)

Wilson Rabel

Isaac Schupp

Ivy Sollenberger

Veronica Stverak

Oliver Yeung

Character breakdown

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.
Gender: Any
Vocal range top: F4 - bottom: F2


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.
Gender: Male
Age: 8 to 12
Vocal range top: C5 - bottom: Ab3

Horton The Elephant

Our story's main character, he is a compassionate and gentle elephant. Misunderstood because of his larger size. He is protective and loving of all creatures in the jungle.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: F4 - bottom: A2

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.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F5 - bottom: F3

Mayzie Labird

The most beautiful bird in the jungle. Oblivious to her self-centered ways, she relies on her talent of manipulation, and intoxicating beauty, to navigate her way through life.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: Eb5 - bottom: G3

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.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: F5 - bottom: F#3


Jungle Creatures - including The Wickersham Brothers, Yurtle The Turtle, Bird Girls The Whos - Mr. Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, General Genghis Khan Schmitz

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City of Leawood Parks & Recreation Department

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