The Red Raven Repertory Theatre will present "Seussical the Musical" from April 25th to April 28th. Performances from April 25th to April 27th will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday matinee on April 28th will start at 2 p.m. All performances are in the Spencer/Rounds Performing Arts Theatre. Note: All shows are sold out.
Seussical is based on the books by Dr. Seuss with music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and co-conceived by Flaherty, Ahrens and Eric Idle. The Red Raven Repertory Theatre production is directed by Ryan Mahannah. The music will be directed by Markel Porter, and Lauren Scarborough is the choreographer.
Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Ahrens and Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy 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.