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"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best-loved stories collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Adapted from the Broadway version, this adaptation especially for young audiences features thirteen actors and enhanced production values. Seussical is TheatreworksUSA' biggest show ever!
The Cat in the Hat is the host and emcee (and all-around mischief-maker) in this romp through the Seuss classics. When the sweet, good-natured elephant Horton hears a small cry for help coming from a small speck of dust, he promises to rescue and guard it because "a person's a person, no matter how small."
On that small speck of dust lives JoJo, an imaginative young Who. JoJo has astounding "thinks," in which anything's possible, but his parents believe this creativity is inappropriate for the son of the Mayor of Who-Ville.
Meanwhile, the one-feathered bird, Miss Gertrude McFuzz, desperately wants Horton to notice her. Maybe, she thinks, she just needs a more impressive tail. At the same time, the amazingly lazy Maysie La Bird connives, cajoles and convinces Horton to sit on her egg while she goes off on a spree.
Will the planet of Who survive? Will Horton pay attention to Gertrude? Will Maysie ever return for her egg? Dr. Seuss's beloved classic characters find themselves intertwined in an incredible crazy-quilt adventure, in which the power of imagination and the most miraculous "think" ever save the day!
(Recommended for grades K - 5) Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Music, Relationships & Family.Scenes from Theatreworks USA's production of SEUSSICAL. Music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; book by Ahrens & Flaherty; co-conceived by Ahrens, Flaherty and Eric Idle; based on the works of Dr. Seuss; directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Video features members of the 2007 Off-Broadway cast at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City: Kelly Felthous, Brian Michael Hoffman, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Willie Lee-Williams, Ebony Marshall-Walker, Amelia Morgan-Rothschild, Ben Tostado, Josh Walden, Shorey Walker, Michael Wartella, Karen Weinberg, and Ellen Zolezzi.