Seussical: A Musical Adaptation of Dr. Seuss's Classic Tales
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In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama set in the Bronx in 1964, Sister Aloysius, the principal of a Catholic school in the borough, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects that young newcomer Father Flynn has sexually abused the school's only black student. As she wrestles with her doubts, she questions an idealistic young nun and the mother of the alleged victim, perhaps changing them forever. The 2008 film adaptation, starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman, earned Oscar nominations for all four actors. This gripping drama about suspicion, scandal and the elusiveness of moral certainty stars Karen MacDonald. Learn More
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It was more than I expected! I took my 3-year old daughter nervously, as the show is 2 hours long, beginning at 7:30p, and thus running into her bed time, but the entire time she was enthralled! The singing is excellent, the state and performers were excellent- after a while, you saw Horton and really saw the elephant, and Gertrude was really a bird! The kids in the play are impressive and inspiring for other young children. The production was top quality, with the exception of low mics at times. I would recommend it to anyone. Be assured your money will be well spent- you will have a fantastic time and you will be supporting a great organization!
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I brought my 4 1/2 year old granddaughter in her pajamas! What a great idea the theatre has with Pajama Party night on Friday's. The cast did a wonderful job while Jojo and The Cat in the Hat were exceptional. She loved when the actors came out...continued
Based upon the popular books by Dr. Seuss, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Book by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, Co-Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, & Eric Idle.
Directed by Grace Napier, Music Direction by Jon Goldberg, Choreography by Laurel Stachowicz, Scenic Design by James Williston, Costume Design by Melissa Miller, Lighting Design by Scott Clyve.
Seussical unites many of the beloved Doctor’s best-known characters (and some entirely new ones) in a colorful celebration of the powers of imagination and the rewards of daring to dream. Everyone’s favorite hat-wearing cat is our mischievous master of ceremonies, helping weave together the adventures of two original thinkers upon whose misunderstood and resented creativity much depends. Horton the gentle elephant and Jojo, youngest inhabitant of the tiniest planet in the universe — Who — must endure unpopularity and ridicule, yet their ultimate triumphs hinge on staying true to what they believe. The strength of Seuss’s message, the fun of his wordplay, and the delightful collision of a myriad of musical styles — from Latin to pop, swing to gospel, and R & B to funk — make for a rollicking romp with a subtext of substance.
Seussical features Sirena Abalian,Andrew Barbato, Elizabeth Berg, Jessica Bodner, Tess Brenner, Peter Carey*, Kerrin Elizabeth Clark, Santio Cupon, Nicholas Davis, Jennifer Beth Glick*, De’Lon Grant, Kamau Hashim, Naree Ketudat, Mark Linehan, Christie Millar, Isabelle Miller, Christina Monnen, Alex Nader, Emma Nardi, Gary Ng*, Ellen Peterson, Gamalia Pharms*, Claire Philippe, Alexandra Pimentel, Emily Pinto, Ilyse Robbins*, Brian Robinson*, Lexi Ryan, Jenna Scott, Marlon Smith-Jones, Madeleine Snow, Jane Staab*, Jeremy Sutherland, and Angela Williams*
*Members of Actors’ Equity Association