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3rd Annual Summer Youth Theatre Festival featuring
King of the Jungle (elementary production)
Seussical the Musical (teen production)

Seussical the Musical
Seussical
is a musical based on an amalgamation of many of Dr. Seussí most famous books. The plot of the musical mirrors the book Horton Hears a Who!, centering on the elephantís endeavors to protect the citizens of Whoville, who live on a tiny speck of dust. It also features characters and scenarios from other Seuss books: Mayzie La Bird from Dayzie-Head Mayzie, Gertrude McFuzz from Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, General Ghengis Khan Schmitz from I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, The Butter Battle Book, Oh, The Places Youíll Go, and The Sneetches and Other Stories. Serving as narrator and devilís advocate throughout the musical is The Cat, along with Thing 1 and Thing 2 from The Cat in the Hat Comes Back.
August 9 * 10:00 AM (Outreach Performance)
August 10,11,17,18 * 7:30 PM
August 12,19 * 3:00 PM
 
King of the Jungle
Kids love animals. Kids love to sing. Mix these together with their fearless love for God and you've got the perfect children's musical! From best-selling kids' musical creator Celeste Clydesdale comes her latest, King of the Jungle. By observing the animals, the children will learn about Noah's trust and obedience, Daniel's faith in God, as well as other Biblical truths. Steven Curtis Chapman's popular song "King of the Jungle" and the classic Barry McGuire favorite "Bullfrogs and Butterflies" are among many of the upbeat, kid-friendly songs that the children will love to sing and perform.
August 9 * 7:30 PM
August 11,18 * 3:00 PM
 
Performances will be held at The Wallace Theatre, on the campus of California Baptist University, 8432 Magnolia Avenue in Riverside.  Parking is free. 
 
Tickets are $10 for all ages and seating is reserved. Outreach Performance tickets are $5 each. Please call (951) 756-4240 for ticket reservations.
 
Seussical the Musical
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. King of the Jungle is presented through special arrangement with Clydesdale & Clydesdale and Word Music.
 
Riverside Youth Theatre is in its seventh season of providing fun, family-friendly entertainment for the growing Inland Empire. The company is distinctive in providing a quality theatrical experience, offers an elementary and teen division, no waiting lists and is affordable. Five musicals will be presented in 2007 including Broadway Meets the Movies, High School Musical, Seussical the Musical, King of the Jungle and Let Heaven and Nature Swing!.
 
For more information about Riverside Youth Theatre, view their website at www.RiversideYouthTheatre.org or call (951) 756-4240. 


   

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