Whimsical and Magical Musical of Seussical Proportions Opens January 11th
Horton will hear a Who and cheerful chaos will ensue when Baldwin Academy Playhouse presents Seussical™ KIDS on January 11th & 12th at The Baldwin High School Fine Arts Center.
Baldwin Academy Playhouse students will unlock the imaginations of Milledgeville citizens when they bring the Cats in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie LaBird, the Whos in Whoville and other Seuss favorites to life with their production of Seussical™ KIDS.
"This has been an incredible experience working with these kids from all over the district," said Music Director Brad Bell. "It's the first time that we've been able to bring together and showcase all of the talent across the county and, combining that with the timelessly popular Suess characters, we've been able to put together a show that is just going to blow people away." Bell leads other community volunteers in the production including Leigh Thompson as director and Sara Stone as Choreographer.
Tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased online at https://baldwinfa.booktix.com/dept/BAP. For more information on how to watchering-watch the performance please email Brad Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.baldwinacademyplayhouse.weebly.com.
Co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle, Seussical™ KIDS combines Dr. Seuss tales (…and tails!) using the plinker-plunker of many musical styles – ranging from Latin to pop, swing to gospel, and R&B to funk – as colorful as the classic books.
Seussical™ KIDS begins with a young boy named JoJo who conjures up the Cat in the Hat with his powerful imagination and is whisked to the Jungle of Nool for a fantastical adventure. There JoJo learns of the plight of the tiny citizens of Whoville, who live on a planet the size of a speck of dust. Their sole protector is Horton the Elephant, who is the only one with large and sensitive enough ears to hear them bipping and beeping and playing their oompahs. The small world is threatened by Sour Kangaroo and the Wickersham Brothers, who in disbelief that a world could be so small, try to steal the dust-speck so they can cast it into a vat of Beezle-Nut oil. During all of this drama, Horton has not noticed that he has an admirer, Gertrude McFuzz. She blames his indifference on her one-feather short tail and endeavors to find a way to change her looks. Meanwhile, Horton’s friend, Mayzie LaBird, is bored of perching on her nest, and convinces the watchful elephant to sit on her egg so she can take a vacation. The Cat follows all of these storylines and finally casts the boy into his own as the irresponsible son of Mr. and Mrs. Mayor of Whoville, JoJo, who ultimately saves his whole tiny world with one big, imaginative “think.”
Seussical™ KIDS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). MTI is one of the world's leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting theatres from around the world the rights to perform the greatest selection of musicals from Broadway and beyond. Founded by composer Frank Loesser and orchestrator Don Walker in 1952, MTI is a driving force in advancing musical theatre as a vibrant and engaging art form.