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29 January 2007
"Seussical, the Musical" Opens February 15

The JSU Departments of Drama and Music will present the musical, "Seussical, the Musical" February 15-17 and 22-24 at 7 p.m. and February 18 and 25 at 2 p.m.

Adult tickets are $12; JSU faculty/staff and senior citizens are $10; and students, military, and children are $8.

This is a terrific show for the entire family aged 4 and up.

The play takes the fantastical characters of Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss—puts them together on the stage, and comes up with quite a colorful story. Mazie and Gertrude, the Grinch, the Whos, the Cat in the Hat, and others are all brought together by a boy, Jojo—a young Who, who is a “thinker of strange and wonderful thinks!” and Horton who hears the tiny Whos as they hurtle through space with no ability to steer. It is the kind-hearted Horton’s journey to save the Whos about which this story revolves.

You will marvel at how relevant and profound Seuss’ subtle themes are today—making this a musical that appeals to all ages. The score is a gumbo of musical styles ranging from Latin to Pop, Swing to Gospel, and R&B to Funk. So let your toes tap, your fingers snap, your imagination run wild, and come “open your mind for the thinks you will find!”

The production includes a cast of over thirty students and an orchestra of about 20. The production is being directed by Mr. Eric Traynor. Vocal conductor is Mrs. Teresa Stricklin. The Orchestral conductor is Mr. Jeremy Stovall. Sets are being designed by Mr. David Keefer. Costumes are being designed by Mr. Freddy Clements. Mrs. Jan Rhodes is the accompanist. Professional choreography this year is provided by 1987 alumna, Amy Uhl who currently resides in New York City.

Call 782-5648 to make and pay for your reservations.

All performances are held on the mainstage of Ernest Stone Performing Arts Center, Corner of Church Avenue and Eleventh Street.

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