Based on the works of Dr. Seuss “Seussical” is a show the whole family can enjoy. The show’s plot is based mainly on 3 popular Dr. Seuss books: “Horton Hears a Who!” “Horton Hatches the Egg” and “Miss Gertrude McFuzz.” A small boy and The Cat in the Hat begin the story and first find an elephant named Horton. Much like the book, in the musical Horton the Elephant finds a speck of dust and soon learns that the tiny speck contains the entirety of Whoville.
Amanda Mai, a BFA Musical Theatre candidate at Minnesota State University, Mankato is enjoying her role as Mayzie. “I love Seussical because on the surface it's just a really fun upbeat show that's great for kids. But, if you dig a little deeper, there are universal themes that resonate with people of all ages.”
Xcel Energy and the Weilage Advisory Group are the sponsors for Seussical. Due to a generous donation from them MSU Theatre was able to partner with the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota. 300 tickets were given away to less-fortunate children in the community so they could have the opportunity to see a preview performance of the show on June 7th. Coughlan Companies in North Mankato also donated 25 Dr. Seuss to be given out to 5 lucky children each performance by the Cat himself.
Come see the crazy antics of the CAT IN THE HAT and the rest of the cast!
Still 2 performances left!*
*as of Friday June 10th, 2016