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Musical Theatre of Anthem Presents “Seussical, Jr.”  

Anthem, Ariz.  Jan. 2, 2012 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces its upcoming production of the fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza Seussical, Jr.  Tony award-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo.                                      

The show, completely underscored by music, is performed by highly skilled youth ages 13 – 19 from around the Valley.  “Whether you are 6 or 60, Seussical will make you smile, laugh, and want to sing along as the characters from your childhood come alive on stage,” said director and Zoni-winning choreographer Sherry Henderson.  “Share with your children and grandchildren the stories that you loved so much…Horton the Elephant, the Whos and more!”  MTA’s Producing Artistic Director Jackie Hammond is producing and vocal directing the show.  "Sherry and I very are excited about this production,” said Hammond.  “Because we have less than fifteen rehearsals to put up the show, everyone involved from production staff, to costume and props coordinators, to the performers, will be challenged more than ever. The pacing will be that of a professional production, with the quality to match it!"  

“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.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant, in a story that makes you laugh and cry.  

Performances take place on February 16, 17, 18 at 7:00 p.m. and February 18 and 19 at 3:00 p.m. at Boulder Creek High School’s Mini Auditorium, 40404 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem, AZ 85086.  Tickets may be purchased online at  Adult tickets are $18 and Students, Seniors and Children 12 and under are $15.  

Seussical Jr. is based on the book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.  

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.


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