West Bend Children’s Theatre inc.

2021 PRODUCTION

Join the mischievous Cat in the Hat as he narrates the story of Horton the Elephant and his colorful friends 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. 

At the end of the day, this show celebrates several different themes that are important life lessons for children. It’s a great opportunity to discuss with your children and spark some great conversations:

Loyalty: "I meant what I said, And I said what I meant, An elephant’s faithful, One hundred percent.”

Friendship: "One small voice in the universe, one true friend in the universe, who believes in me." He's speaking for all the kids—big and small—who may need a friend when times are tough.

Community: “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” There are so many instances that touch on this like when Jojo tries to find his way home and Horton the elephant sits on Mayzie’s large egg and watches over the Whos.

Imagination: “It’s possible” and “If you open your mind, Oh, the thinks you will find, Lining up to get loose…”

The end of the show is a message about people coming together, noticing their differences and choosing to protect one another.


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