Theatreworks/USA's presents Seussical at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts November 1


SeussicalFairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts presents Theatreworks/USA's production of "Seussical" a musical written by Broadway veterans Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty ("Ragtime" and the film "Anastasia"). This production features twelve actors and enhanced production values and is Theatreworks' biggest show ever. On Sunday Nov. 1 the Young Audience Sunday Series is at 1 & 3 pm. On Monday, Nov. 2 the ArtsBound Schoolday Series begins again at 10 a.m. with an encore performance, which is sold out. The ArtsBound Series is sponsored in part by Fairfield County Community Foundation and the Herman Goldman Foundation.

"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best-loved stories collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! The Cat in the Hat is the host and emcee (and all-around mischief-maker) in this romp through the Seuss classics. When the sweet, good-natured elephant Horton hears a small cry for help coming from a small speck of dust, he promises to rescue and guard it because "a person's a person, no matter how small."

On that small speck of dust lives JoJo, an imaginative young Who. JoJo has astounding "thinks," in which anything's possible, but his parents believe this creativity is inappropriate for the son of the Mayor of Who-Ville.

Meanwhile, the one-feathered bird, Miss Gertrude McFuzz, desperately wants Horton to notice her. Maybe, she thinks, she just needs a more impressive tail. At the same time, the amazingly lazy Mayzie La Bird connives, cajoles and convinces Horton to sit on her egg while she goes off on a spree.

Will the planet of Who survive? Will Horton pay attention to Gertrude? Will Mayzie ever return for her egg? Dr. Seuss's beloved classic characters find themselves intertwined in an incredible crazy-quilt adventure, in which the power of imagination and the most miraculous "think" ever save the day!

Tickets are $15 adults, $12 children; the ArtsBound Schoolday Series tickets are $7 and all tickets are available on the Quick Center website, at fairfield.edu/quick or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 877-ARTS-396. Outreach Program Study Guides and further information are available at fairfield.edu/quick.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 21, 2009

Vol. 42, No. 95