Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
April 13 at 7:30pm
April 14 & 15 at 8pm
April 16 at 2pm
All of you adults are really children in disguise. Retreat back to your roots with this comical performance featuring all the characters from Dr. Seuss! Relive the rhyming, relive the jokes, and relive the feelings of being a kid! This performance will weave together the childhood stories with a pop culture twist.Performance Overview presented by the U of M School of Music Department:
We have all the characters from Dr. Seuss,
They’re off of the page and out on the loose!
Horton the elephant, Gertrude the bird!
And JoJo the thinker who thinks a new word!
The Wickersham Brothers, the Sour Kangaroo,
And all of the Who’s play a major role too!
And of course we can’t have a big show like that
Without our emcee – the Cat in the Hat!
From Whoville to the Circus to the Jungle of Nool,
Why we’ll even take you to McElligot’s Pool!
Fun for all ages and sizes and kinds
With big imaginations and open-upped minds!
From the team who created Ragtime
and Once on This Island
comes a new and whimsical musical that weaves together Dr. Seuss’s most famous tales. The musical incorporates contemporary pop culture and social parody into breezy lyrics set to sweetly accessible melodies. Seuss’s stories have taught tolerance, peace, and the value of dignity to generations of kids — that “a person’s a person, no matter how small” — in fun and captivating ways. These teachings are at the heart of Seussical. Declared “clever, colorful, tuneful, and full of heart” by the Indianapolis Sun, Seussical is a delightful show for adults and children alike.
To brush up on your Dr. Seuss knowledge be sure to check out this website: SEUSS