BTG's SEUSSICAL to Feature Over 100 Berkshire County Youth
Berkshire Theatre Group presents Seussical, Berkshire Theatre Group's 9th Annual Children's Theatre Production at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. The production opens August 7th at 7pm and closes on August 17 at 7pm.
Dr. Seuss' most-beloved stories all spring to life in one magical musical with all of his classic characters: Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, the Whos of Whoville, Gertrude McFuzz, Jojo and more featuring over 100 talent Berkshire County youth as young as six years old!
This production literally leaps off the stage and into the audience as Cat in the Hat (Cody Lee Miller), Mayzie LaBird (Allie Seibold), Vlad Vladikoff (Noah Pott), and Jojo (Ali Bourzgui) are flown through the Colonial and characters interact with audience members in the aisles and throughout the house for a truly fun and highly interactive show. At intermission, the action doesn't stop! Patrons are treated to a mini cabaret-style performance of tunes based on Seuss' tales which includes songs penned by the musical's lyric and book writer Lynn Ahrens.
Seussical is an unforgettable tale of friendship, love, family, and community, The Cat in the Hat narrates a whimsical story of Horton the Elephant who must guard a lonely abandoned egg and protect the Whos from all danger! With flying stunts by the actors, unforgettably fun songs and dance, the musical dives into a fantastic and incredible crazy-quilt adventure exploring the wonderful power of imagination, determination and positive thinking!
"I am thrilled to bring this beautiful project to life with over 100 local community members of all ages," said director Travis Daly. "This story shows us how the power of imagination can transport us to magical world's where 'anything is possible.' In these world's we meet iconic characters who have the courage and heart to show us how believing in someone's voice can strengthen friendship, family and community. 'A person's a person no matter how small.'"
Proceeds from this production benefit many children in Berkshire county beyond those who participate in and enjoy Seussical! Ticket proceeds benefit BTG PLAYS!, Berkshire Theatre Group's Year-Round Education Program. At the heart of BTG PLAYS! is a passionate commitment to bring live theatre and all its inherent excitement and creativity to children throughout the region with hopes this experience will stimulate a life-long love of theatre and help produce the next generation of playgoers, actors and other theatre professionals.
Last year's community production Peter Pan was a successful production with a cast of 103 local talented young actors, "The memory [of Peter Pan] will linger as a sterling example of the important mission of our area's performing-arts companies...touching the hearts of thousands of Berkshire youngsters through the irreplaceable joy of live theater, music and dance," said Clarence Fanto of The Berkshire Eagle.