The wild, wacky, wonderful world of Dr. Seuss takes center stage in Theatre-at-Tusculum's production of "Seussical," opening Nov. 9.
Curtains up is 7 p.m., Nov. 9, 10, 15-17, and 2 p.m., Nov. 11 and 18 in the auditorium of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building on the Tusculum College campus in Greeneville.
Favorite characters from a host of Dr. Seuss books are brought to life by a cast of more than 90 actors. The crazy, karmic Cat in the Hat catapults the cast into one cataclysmic catastrophe after another and causes captivating little JoJo to stretch his imagination to the breaking point.
Lovable Horton the Elephant lumbers through the jungle determined to do the right thing while lovelorn Gertrude McFuzz pursues him with melodic melodies. Add to the mix the scintillating and seductive Maizie LaBird and sizzling soul sister the Sour Kangaroo, who seeks to incite the wily Wickersham brothers to whisk Whoville away from Horton's protection and plunge the poor little Whos into desperate danger.
The plot also features flamboyant and fabulous Bird Girls frolicking fancy-free throughout the show, enhancing the story with their four-part harmony. Colorful animals animate the Jungle of Nool, curious circus creatures cavort under the big top, undersea creatures glide gracefully through JoJo's "Thinks" and General Genghis Khan Schmitz maniacally marches his captive cadets, leading JoJo into more misadventures, much to the delight of the Cat.
The production is directed by Marilyn duBrisk. Cast members include Chris Greene as the Cat in the Hat, Tom Sizemore as Horton the Elephant, Caedmon Oakes as JoJo and Angela Bride as Gertrude McFuzz. Jody Carter Copeland portrays Maizie LaBird, Audrey Shoemaker is the Sour Kangaroo, Brian Ricker is General Genghis Khan Schmitz, and the three Wickershams are Wess duBrisk, Sterling Bean and Parker Bunch. The Whos' Mayor is Drew Ohsiek and his Who wife is Lindsey Cook. The Grinch is played by Grayson Reed.
The production team includes music director Angie Clendenon; accompanist Cassandra Willis; choreographer Kim Berry; technical and set designer Frank Mengel; costumer Barbara Holt; stage managers Suzie Greene and Jim Holt; props master Amy Gross; make-up artist Trenda Berney; and box office attendant Jennifer Hollowell.
Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 60 years of age and older, and $5 for children 12 and under. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Ticket reservations may be made by calling Tusculum College Arts Outreach, located in Room 18 of the lower level of the Annie Hogan Byrd building, at (423) 798-1620 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office window one-and-a-half hours prior to each performance. Tickets are payable by cash or check only; no credit or debit cards will be accepted.
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