Northern Light Theatre Company is pleased to present Seussical the Musical, bringing your favourite Dr Seuss characters to life on stage at the Shedley Theatre this October. The Cat in the Hat will guide audiences in a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza.
The story of Seussical is based on the stories of Horton Hears A Who and Horton Sits On An Egg, but it isn’t just a few stories set to music: it’s a full-length musical that weaves together more than 15 of Dr Seuss’ most beloved books and characters. The messages at the heart of the books are integrated throughout the story – the power of helping a friend, of not giving up, of keeping a promise, of valuing the dignity of others, and a pure belief in the power of imagination.
Narrated by The Cat in the Hat the story follows 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.
Seussical was co-conceived by Eric Idle with book, music and lyrics by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime). Stephen Tulip makes his directorial debut in bringing this fabulous tale to life, together with Bec Mason as Musical Director and Choreographer Rose Vallen. They have a talented and award-winning cast including David Salter, Amy Nagesh (nee Hutchinson), Sebastian Cooper and Sam Stringer.
Northern Light Theatre Company (NLTC) is the resident musical theatre company at the Shedley Theatre in Elizabeth. Since its formation in 1965, NLTC has produced many memorable and award-winning productions, including the Adelaide Critics Circle Coopers Award for Excellence for its productions of Copacabana and Jesus Christ Superstar and the ATG “Best Technical” and “Most Popular Show” awards for Singin’ in the Rain.
‘Seussical’ is a fun romp for the whole family with lessons and laughter for all ages.
- Friday 12 October 2018 | 8pm
- Saturday 13 October 2018 | 2pm & 8pm
- Sunday 14 October 2018 | 2pm
- Thursday 18 October 2018 | 8pm
- Friday 19 October 2018 | 8pm
- Saturday 20 October 2018 | 2pm & 8pm
Adult $30 | Concession $25 | Child $20 (Children under 16) | Family $90 (2 Adults / 2 Children)
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Northern Light Theatre Company website.
What: Seussical the Musical
When: Friday 12 – Saturday 20 October 2018 (see dates and times above)
Where: Shedley Theatre | Playford Civic Centre, Elizabeth
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