November 21-23, 2014
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Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Co-Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle
Based on the Works of Dr. Seuss
Director and Choreographer – Michael Hammond
Music and Orchestra Director – Paula Bishop
Assistant Choreographer – Cailin Dyke
The Un-Common Theatre Company begins our 35th season with our Fall Production of the classic story – Seussical.
Seussical brings to life many of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters and is narrated by the Cat in the Hat. The story tells the tale of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing 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 to 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 is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
This program is supported in part by grants from the Easton, Mansfield and Norfolk Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.