July 27 – August 12, 2007
|Seussical is based on the works of the beloved children’s author Theodore Geisel, known to the world as Dr. Seuss. The show was written by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the same team that brought us Ragtime and Once on this Island.
One would think it an impossible task to condense the major characters and stories of Seuss into a cohesive show, but Stephen and Lynn have managed to incorporate bits and pieces of at least 14 Seuss classics, including Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches the Egg, Gertrude McFuzz, The Butter Battle Book, If I Ran the Circus, McElligott’s Pool, I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew and of course, The Cat in the Hat!!
In the end, Seussical is really about believing in yourself, keeping promises and the rewards of being an independent “thinker.”