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Seussical (TYA Version)

February 14 - March 1, 2020

Cantey V. Sutton Theatre (Reserved Seating)

**New shows added February 27, 28, 29, and March 1!**

Reminder: If you had tickets to the Thursday 2/20 performance that we cancelled, please check your email for information on how to receive a refund or exchange. You may also contact the box office at (919) 821-3111 or boxoffice@raleighlittletheatre.org regarding ticket refunds and exchanges.


The nefarious Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. The powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged but ultimately emerge triumphantly!

Seussical TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) is an adapted 75-minute version of the musical, created specifically for younger audiences.

Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Co-Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Eric Idle
Based on the Works of Dr. Seuss

Directed by Kathleen Rudolph

Milk & Cookies Night | Feb 27th at 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy Seuss-themed activities in the lobby and fresh milk & cookies provided by Insomnia Cookies. (Rescheduled from Feb 20th due to chance of snow)

Sensory-Friendly Performance | Feb 29th at 1:00 p.m.

Sensory-friendly performances are designed especially for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities Sensory-friendly seating is general admission allowing individuals extra space if needed. Click here for more details and pre-visit materials.  To provide a supportive and welcoming environment for children and families, sensory-friendly performances include:

  • Reduction of loud or jarring sounds
  • Reductions in flashing or strobe lights
  • Modification of the house lights during the performance
  • Accommodated house rules: audience members are free to talk or move during the show
  • Extra staff and volunteer support.
  • Designated “Take a Break Space”



Thanks to our show sponsor, First Citizens Bank.

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Family Series is supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, as well as the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.


Ticket Information

This show is part of our Family Series – learn more or purchase a membership.

Runtime is approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.

Show Times:

  • Thursday-Friday at 7:30pm
  • Saturday at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
  • Sunday at 1:00pm and 5:00pm

Limited student matinees are available on Wednesdays. Please contact our Box Office for ticket information and times.

Tickets on sale now. Buy them online or from the box office at 919-821-3111. Single ticket prices, excluding tax:

  • Adults: $17
  • Children (12 and under): $12

Cast List

The Cat in the Hat
Hayden Tyler
Maddie Behrens
Horton the Elephant
Hakeem Abdur-Rahim
Brynna Rosenberg
Julia Walsh
Sour Kangaroo
Gabriele Gavin
The Wickershams
Atticus Blum
Danny Wang
Noah Zimmermann
Mr. Mayor
David Thomas
Mrs. Mayor
Whitley Lynn
Bird Girls
Paula Andrews
Cadence Lora
Rachel Veazey
Claire Fellows
Grace Kelly
David Mills
David Morrison
Nic Sanchez
Zoe Wright

Accessibility Information

  • All performances are wheelchair accessible.

  • Assistive listening devices are available for all performances. For those sensitive to loud sounds, noise reduction headphones are available upon request at the Box Office (limited quantities).

  • Audio description for those with visual disabilities. The Sunday, February 23 performance at 5pm will be described.