2010-04-17 / Front Page

Green Eggs and Ham

Lakewood Theatre brings Dr. Seuss to life
Photos by Scott Rawdon

HEBRON – The Cat in the Hat is back! Lakewood Drama presents Seussical the Musical, April 16 and 17, 7:30 p.m., and April 18, 3 p.m. at the Lakewood High School Performing Arts Center. Reserve seats online at www. lakewooddrama.com or call (740) 928-4496.

Now one of the most performed shows in America, "Seussical" is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! According to mtishows.com, Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little girl with a big imagination--Jojo. "Oh, the Thinks You Can Think" captures the show's spirit of imagination, as the colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

The story centers around Horton the Elephant, who finds himself faced with a double challenge--not only must he protect his tiny friend Jojo (and all the invisible Whos) from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to 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, the only one who recognizes "his kind and his powerful heart." Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant in a story that makes you laugh and cry.

The large cast includes Jared Halter as the Cat in the Hat, Megan Cullison as Jojo, and Vito Gambill as Horton the Elephant.

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