Seussical The Musical
Producer and Artistic Director: Lori A. Stokes
Music and Vocal Director: Nancy Godfrey
Assistant Director and Choreographer: Jeanne Batacan-Harper
Book & Music by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty
(Based on the works of Dr. Seuss)
Now one of the most performed shows in America, SEUSSICAL is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! It features many favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie, and JoJo – a little kid with a big imagination. “Oh, the Thinks You Can Think” captures the show’s spirit of imagination, as the colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.
The story centers around Horton the Elephant, who finds himself faced with a double challenge–not only must he protect his tiny friend Jojo (and all the invisible 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, the only one who recognizes “his kind and his powerful heart.” Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant, in a story that makes you laugh and cry.
Performances: January 10-25, 2015 at Ohlone College’s Smith Center for the Performing Arts