David Shiner, mime turned Cat in the Hat, poses with director Rob Marshall at the Nov. 30 Seussical opening. Marshall was brought onto the new Stephen Flaherty-Lynn Ahrens musical as show doctor - a "second pair of eyes" to look at and rethink some of the original Frank Galati direction.
Seussical is set in and around Horton the Elephant's home, the Jungle of Nool. The Cat in the Hat (David Shiner) serves as a kind of tour guide. Horton the Elephant (Kevin Chamberlin), Gertrude McFuzz (Janine LaManna), Mayzie La Bird (Michele Pawk), the folks of Whoville, The Grinch, and others sing about home, love, family, loss and imagination — all "the 'thinks' you can think."