Stages Theatre Presents ‘Seussical Jr.’|
Fri., Nov. 16 – Sun., Dec. 16
Tickets at DesertStages.org
Scottsdale, Ariz. (November 14, 2012) – Charging the Children’s Theatre with cheerful song and a magical tale, Desert Stages Theatre presents Seussical Jr. Fri., Nov. 16 — Sun., Dec. 16.
America’s most beloved childhood characters dazzle the audience in the inspiring journey of Seussical Jr. This musical extravaganza features an array of Dr. Seuss’ adored storybook stars including, Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo.
The delightful group unites under one roof, conquering challenges and discovering the power of loyalty and friendship as they transport the audience from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.
History. Seussical, written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, debuted on Broadway in 2000. After 198 performances on Broadway, the musical charmed its audience on two national tours of the U.S. and a tour of the U.K. The elaborate plot includes characters and settings from Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Lorax, Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hatches the Egg, If I Ran the Circus, Oh, The Cat in the Hat, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and more. Seussical was nominated for several awards including, Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award Outstanding Music and more.
Tickets Online & by Phone. Tickets are available at www.DesertStages.org <http://www.DesertStages.org> ; or by phone, 480.483.1664, and also at the theatre box office, 4720 N. Scottsdale Road, north side of Scottsdale Fashion Square, next to the former Coco’s restaurant. Tickets are $15.
About Desert Stages Theatre. A bustling community playhouse, Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3, founded in 1995, and delivers performances year round. Three show schedules occur throughout the year: Actor’s Café performances in the intimate, proscenium-style 65-seat theatre; the Mainstage Series in Cullity Hall, an inventive theatre-in-the-round; and the Children’s Theatre Series, also performed in Mainstage Cullity Hall. DST also operates a theatrical academy, regularly hosts talent shows (“Show Your Stuff”), and offers a variety of music, dance and other classes open to the community. DST is led by cofounder and executive director Laurie Cullity; and artistic director Terry Helland. Additional cofounders are Joan Thompson and the late Gerry Cullity. Included in each DST season are children’s productions of original scripts, musical scores and lyrics by cofounder Cullity whose works are still relished six years after his passing. Desert Stages has developed thousands of thespians, young and old, many with compelling personal stories of triumph and major stage success, and all of whom perform at DST for the pure love of the theatre.
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