Dr Seuss comes to Mans­field

Mansfield Courier - - Courier | Opinions / People -

CAT in the Hat, Hor­ton Hears a Who, The Lo­rax – the sto­ries of Dr Seuss are fa­mil­iar to many.

It’s not hard to be en­thralled by the magic of Seuss sto­ries with their rhymes, mov­ing mes­sages and of­ten bizarre themes.

Seussi­cal the Mu­si­cal is MMuDS’ next mu­si­cal pro­duc­tion, com­ing to Mans­field in Novem­ber 2019.

Weav­ing sev­eral Seuss clas­sics into one, The Cat in the Hat will act as the nar­ra­tor, telling the story of Hor­ton the ele­phant as he faces chal­lenges pro­tect­ing the Whos from dan­ger while guard­ing an aban­doned egg.

Mean­while we also fol­low the ad­ven­tures of Jojo, a Who child sent away for “think­ing too many thinks”, and the ir­re­spon­si­ble Mayzie La Bird.

With un­der­ly­ing themes of friend­ship, loy­alty, fam­ily and com­mu­nity, this isn’t merely a child’s sto­ry­book – there is some­thing for ev­ery­one.

Di­rec­tor Karen Pirie is among many who are very ex­cited about this next pro­duc­tion.

“We can’t wait to bring the sto­ries of Seuss to life on the stage,” said Ms Pirie.

“There are fab­u­lous cos­tumes, some very funny sec­tions as well as some deeper mes­sages be­hind the hu­mour.

“This is a show for ev­ery­one – from small chil­dren through to adults.”

An ini­tial in­for­ma­tion ses­sion will be held at the Mans­field Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre at 7pm on March 14.

Cast in­for­ma­tion, links to au­dio files and more in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on the MMuDS web­site.

Any­one in­ter­ested should reg­is­ter their de­tails on www.mmuds.org.au.

Ev­ery great pro­duc­tion needs a fan­tas­tic and com­mit­ted cast – and ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est for au­di­tions are now open.

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