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Blanchard Middle School’s Theatre Arts Program presents Season 7’s Fall Musical “Seussical Jr.” on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 1:30 PM and 7:00 PM in the Katie Enos Performing Arts Center at Blanchard Middle School, 14 West Street, Westford, MA. General admission tickets are $10 for evening shows and $5 for the matinee and can be purchased at the door. Proceeds to support Blanchard Theatre Arts programs.
“Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’s best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in “Seussical JR.”, a fantastical musical extravaganza from TONY winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On This Island and Ragtime).
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child who gets in trouble for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton’s challenge is twofold – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
“After all those years being stuck on a page, did you ever imagine you’d see me onstage?” So says the mischievous Cat in the Hat at the onset of this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza!