Seussical a musical based on the beloved Dr. Seuss books, comes alive on the Academy Theatre stage this August!
Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a young person with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, 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 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 (source MTI)
Seussical is fun for the whole family, brought to you by Triple Threat Theatre, producers of Annie, Joseph, Into the Woods, Charlie Brown, Oliver, Les Misand the Best of Broadway series. Directed by Alana Collver and Claire Imrie, musical director Victoria Ingram and produced by Stephanie Mackey, the annual summer show never disappoints!
Open auditions are being held at the Fairview Baptist Church on Saturday, May 11th from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Call backs are at the Academy Theatre, Sunday, May 12th at 1:00 pm. Please come prepared to sing a musical theatre song, unaccompanied.
Please note that people chosen for the show must be able to commit to 4 rehearsals (June 15, June 22, July 20 and Aug 4. Rehearsal begin Aug 5th – Aug 10th, Aug 12th – Aug 14th. Show dates are Aug 15, 16, 17 and 18.