Seussical at the NFCT
A musical perfect for the whole family, Seussical takes us into the world of Dr. Seuss, where we revisit beloved characters including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and Jojo. The Cat in the Hat guides us into The Jungle of Nool where we see Horton, the kind-hearted elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whoville. He meets JoJo, a Who child sent to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton decides he must protect the speck of dust, while at the same time protecting an abandoned egg left to his care by Mayzie La Bird. Horton’s continuous efforts to do the right thing get him ridiculed and put on trial for insanity. Only his loyal neighbor, Gertrude McFuzz, never loses faith in him.
Now one of the most widely produced musicals in the country, Seussical weaves a story of friendship, loyalty, and love. Don’t let the whimsical characters from your childhood fool you as this show is not just for kids. Dr. Seuss’s themes of acceptance, being unique and protecting the environment ring true whether you’re two or ninety-two.
Shows are Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00 PM and Sundays @ 2:30 PM, opening July 19th and running through August 5th.