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Seussical The Musical… A visit to the ‘doctor’ that neither kids nor parents will mind! – Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2017 – KW Musical Productions is bringing the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss to life with Seussical the Musical, February 2–11th at the St Jacobs Country Playhouse. Seussical transports you back to your childhood with the Cat in the Hat, the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool. This story will help people big and small to rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Tickets are just $35+HST for adults and $29+HST for children(15 and under) by calling the Box Office at 519-747-7788 or visiting KWMP.ca
The Cat in the Hat (Rob Bridel) tells the story of Horton (Max DeNardis), an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo (Logan Brideau), a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers led by the Sour Kangaroo (Sarah Nairne), but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird (Sarah Willett). Although Horton faces many trials and dangers, his faithful friend, Gertrude McFuzz (Joanna Guistini-Wilkinson), never gives up on him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.
“I used to read all of these stories to my daughters as children,” says Rob Bridel (Cat in the Hat). “To play this iconic character is an absolute thrill, especially when my daughter AJ is assisting in direction. It has come full circle.” One of the youngest cast members, Logan Brideau loves playing JoJo the Who. “I love JoJo because he is a big thinker and has a great imagination, like me!” He continues, “He thinks he’s a nobody but then he is the one who saves the Whos. It shows that anything is possible.”
Seussical is led by David Atkins (Director), Michael Brown (Music Director) and Sarrah Scott (Choreographer). Seussical was created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island). Seussical is present through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
K-W Musical Productions has been bringing top calibre musical theatre to the Region of Waterloo and surrounding area since 1948. This not-for-profit organization is operated by a volunteer board of directors and is dedicated to providing a near professional experience in all aspects of theatre from performance to back stage.
For more information please contact:
Publicist, KW Musical Productions
marketing (at) kwmp.ca
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