Wagner College Presents Seussical the Musical
Seussical is a musical (HA!) that takes the various stories of Dr. Seuss and combines it into a family fun musical for people of all ages. The musical features a book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. The musical focuses on a JoJo, the mayors son, as his thinks consistently getting him in trouble the entire show. Pushing along all the trouble is the good ole’ Cat in the Hat who pushes JoJo to think of things never thought of before! The musical also focuses on Horton the Elephant who struggles to save a small world while Gertrude McFuzz fights for Horton’s attention and overall love. Wrapping it all up are all your favorite characters from the Dr. Seuss books such as Mayzie LaBird, The Grinch, Wickersham brothers, bird girls and one fiesty sour kangaroo.
The musical played on Broadway from November 30th, 2000 till May 20th, 2001 after playing 198 performances and 34 previews. The musical used today through out educational institutions, tours and in regional theatres is completely different then the original script and score used on Broadway.
Michele Pawk, Tony Award Winner and Wagner’s newest faculty member directs the show after having starred in the original production on Broadway as Mayzie LaBird. Scott Rink choreographs the thrilling show which just seems to overall never stop ending or moving as we travel from story to story. Joe Gourley is on board to set design while Vicki Neal will light the piece as the lighting designer. Alan Michael Smith is set to costume design the piece.
Luner on Theatre will be officially reviewing the production on opening night! Be sure to check back for our official review of Seussical!
Seussical will officially open next Wednesday April 13th, 2011 at Wagner College at the Main Stage Theatre. Performances will run from April 13th to the 16th and then resume again on April 27th through May 1st. All performances are at 8 PM. The performances on April 16th and April 30th are at both 2 PM and 8 PM. The performance on May 1st is only at 2 PM. Be sure to come out and check out Wagner College Theatre’s production of Seussical the Musical! You don’t wanna miss this one folks! Trust me! For tickets and more information, please call the box office at (718)-390-3259.