Seussi­cal, an­other amaz­ing mu­si­cal

Mansfield Courier - - What's On -

MMUDS’ pro­duc­tion Seussi­cal kicked off on the week­end to great suc­cess.

Mans­field’s star di­rec­tor Karen Pirie and her team out­did them­selves again, putting on an amaz­ing show for all ages.

Steiner teacher Jen O’Don­nell killed as the Cat in the Hat in the lead, with her own daugh­ter Or­vokki Brit­ton play­ing sec­ond fid­dle as Jojo.

Michael Is­bis­ter put in a typ­i­cal class ef­fort as Hor­ton the Ele­phant, side by side with Judy Dixon as Gertrude McFuzz, con­stantly nip­ping at his heels and al­most steal­ing the show.

For the singing, it was hard to miss Maria Lieberth as the Sour Kan­ga­roo, with an amaz­ing voice that brought thun­der­ous ap­plause.

The show in­ter­weaves sev­eral Dr Seuss clas­sics into its plot­line.

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Hor­ton, an ele­phant who dis­cov­ers a speck of dust that con­tains the Whos, in­clud­ing Jojo, 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, but he must guard an aban­doned egg, left in his care by the ir­re­spon­si­ble Mayzie La Bird.

Al­though Hor­ton faces ridicule, dan­ger, kid­nap­ping and a trial, the in­trepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.

Ul­ti­mately, the pow­ers of friend­ship, loy­alty, fam­ily and com­mu­nity are chal­lenged and emerge tri­umphant.

Seussi­cal will be play­ing un­til Novem­ber 16, so if you haven’t got your tick­ets yet, you bet­ter hurry: www. mmuds.org.au.

ON WITH THE SHOW: Seussi­cal will be play­ing un­til Novem­ber 16.

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