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Seussical!, the acclaimed musical based on the writings of Dr. Seuss, will be performed by members of the Cheshire Youth Theatre at Cheshire High School on July 25-28.
In this family-friendly show about the power of imagination and belief in oneself, the Cat in the Hat acts as the emcee to steer us through the world of Dr. Seuss and his well-loved characters. We are first introduced to Horton the Elephant, who hears and rescues the citizens of Who, the “tiniest planet in the sky,” by placing them gently on a clover. His fellow Jungle of Nool residents, including the Sour Kangaroos and Wickersham Brothers, think he is crazy for talking to a speck of dust.
The Cat lets us zoom in and discover the world of Whoville, including the Who family of Mr. and Mrs. Mayor and their son Jojo, who has been suspended from school for causing havoc with his extraordinary thinks. Jojo’s parents send him to General Genghis Kahn Schmitz and his military school. After a long day of marching, Jojo and Horton hear each other and become friends when they realize their imaginations are alike.
Performances are on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Cheshire High School’s Thorp Auditorium, 525 South Main St.
Advance tickets will be available until Friday, July 19. Ticket prices are $20 for adults ($15 in advance), $15 for children and seniors ($12 in advance). Tickets may be purchased by downloading an order form at http://www.cheshirect.org/recreation-and-leisure/artsplace-and-youth-the... and mailing it to the address listed on the form. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, if available.