Fall 2022, Seussical KIDS, Wednesdays, 4-6:30PM
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss
OVERVIEW / SYNOPSIS
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical KIDS, a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime).
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton's challenge is twofold - not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in 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. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
Seussical KIDS is great fun for the whole family. Young performers will be excited to portray the characters from the popular Dr. Seuss books. This musical provides wonderful creative opportunities in terms of set design, lighting and costuming and can easily accommodate a large cast.
About the process-
Casting will happen at the first rehearsal, and everyone who registers will be cast.
Rehearsal Dates- Wednesday, September 7th- Wednesday, November 9th. Brush-up rehearsal for Cast B on November 16th. Rehearsals are from 4-6:30pm.
Cast A- Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th. Shows are Saturday, at 1pm and 2:30pm and Sunday, 11am and 12:30pm.
Cast B- Saturday, November 19th and Sunday, November 20th. Shows are Saturday at 1pm and 2:30pm and Sunday, 11am and 12:30pm.
Location- Rehearsals and performances will take place at the NESPA Theatre, 55 Concord St. in North Reading, MA.
Please let us know in the notes section of your registration if your child would like to be put in a cast with certain kids, or if they have a conflict with either show weekends. Having two smaller casts will allow us to give more individualized attention to each performer, and to welcome more audience members to see these adorable shows!