Cat in the Hat –The Cat is the spunky, fun-loving narrator of the show. The Cat leads Jojo into an adventurous world and serves as guide. (singer/dancer)
Horton the Elephant – A sweet and kind creature who tries to protect all of the Whos. Horton wants to help anyone and everyone, and is so caught up in trying to save the world that he is oblivious to the fact that Gertrude is in love with him. (singer)
Jojo – A young boy from Whoville whose “thinks” often get him in trouble! He is creative, rebellious, and energetic. Singer/mover.
Gertrude McFuzz – Adorable bird-girl who is in love with Horton. Gertrude is self-conscious of her one-feathered tail and longs to have a more elaborate and showy tail in order to impress Horton. Singer.
Mayzie LaBird – Lively and energetic bird-girl who has the biggest tail of them all! She is sassy and bold, and is always on the go. Singer/dancer.
Sour Kangaroo – She is loud, boisterous, and sassy! The other animals in the Jungle of Nool always listen to her, and she acts as their leader throughout the show. Singer.
Bird Girls – Three bird girls who hang out with Mayzie. They are colorful, fun, and energetic. Singers/dancers.
Wickersham Brothers/Sisters Three monkeys in the Jungle of Nool. They are mischievous and like to create trouble. Many other animals are afraid of them.
Mr. Mayor –The mayor of Whoville, and Jojo’s father. He doesn’t know what to do with his son who disobeys him.
Mrs. Mayor –The mayor’s wife, and Jojo’s mother. She is also struggling with what to do with her rebellious son.
Young Kangaroo –The baby joey of the Sour Kangaroo. He/she often echoes what the Sour Kangaroo sings, and is a copycat. Singer.
Chorus: All members of ensembles will sing in various group numbers. They will be in dance numbers. There will be a few solos given out during rehearsals.
Jungle Creatures, Fish, Circus Animals, Citizens of Who
The Grinch – As most people know, the Grinch is a grouch and he stole Christmas! Singer.
Yertle the Turtle – Yertle is a powerful member of the Jungle of Nool and respected by all the other animals. He/she serves as the judge when Horton is on trial.
The Elephant Bird – A surprise character that appears at the end of the play and brings all the characters together. Non-singing role.