Dr. Seuss News

BWW Review: SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL Is Lively EventBWW Review: SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL Is Lively Event
by Marietta Lunceford - Jul 23, 2016

ACTA theatre is presenting SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL now through July 31. A mixture of characters from several different stories by Dr. Seuss, with a through line that involves Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and JoJo, a small boy from Whoville, SEUSSICAL is fast paced and fun. Running July 21, 22, 23 and 28, 29 and 30 at 7:00pm and July 24 and 31 at 2:30, contact the theatre at 205-655-3902 or go to www.actatheater.com for more information. Last night's audience was full, but with such a large cast that is to be expected. If you want to see SEUSSICAL you need to call asap! (more...)

Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Kendra Kassebaum & More Will Lead COME FROM AWAY on Broadway!Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Kendra Kassebaum & More Will Lead COME FROM AWAY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway in February 2017 at a Shubert Theater to be announced, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 9, 2016), and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017). (more...)

PetSmart Celebrates SECRET LIFE OF PETS with Interactive Event in Stores NationwidePetSmart Celebrates SECRET LIFE OF PETS with Interactive Event in Stores Nationwide
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

On the tail of the record-setting box office launch weekend success of Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures' THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, PetSmart, the exclusive pet-specialty retailer for the film (more...)

Rhapsodes to Return to Edinburgh Fringe This AugustRhapsodes to Return to Edinburgh Fringe This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

From members of the Olivier Award-winning international smash hit Showstopper!: The Improvised Musical who have pioneered improvised theatre in the UK, Rhapsodes returns to the Edinburgh Fringe from 3rd - 14th August. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Worthington Community Theatre's SEUSSICALPhoto Coverage: First Look at Worthington Community Theatre's SEUSSICAL
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 18, 2016

A musical perfect for the whole family, Seussical takes us into the world of Dr. Seuss, where we revisit beloved characters including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and JoJo. The Cat in the Hat guides us into The Jungle of Nool where we see Horton, the kind hearted elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whoville. He meets JoJo, a Who child sent to military school for thinking too many 'thinks.'Horton decides he must protect the speck of dust on a nearby clover, while at the same time protecting an abandoned egg left to his care by the lazy Mayzie la Bird. Horton tries to convince the other animals in The Jungle of the existence of the Whos, but he is ridiculed and put on trial for insanity. Only his loyal neighbor,Gertrude McFuzz, never loses faith in him. Eventually, the two fall in love. Now one of the most widely produced musicals in the country, Seussical weaves a story of friendship, loyalty and love. Despite all odds, Horton and Gertrude band together to save the Whos, free Horton, and restore peace and unity to the Jungle of Nool. Charming Seussical teaches us the power of being unique, and the importance of fighting for your beliefs. (more...)

THE ILLUSORY ADVENTURES OF A DREAMER at FringeNYCTHE ILLUSORY ADVENTURES OF A DREAMER at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Rhapsody Collective is proud to present The Illusory Adventures Of A Dreamer as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. Written by Michael Bradley (The Girls In White at Feinstein's/54) and Directed by Chris Goodrich, The Illusory Adventures Of A Dreamer will be presented on 8/13 at 9:30pm, 8/16 at 5:00pm, 8/22 at 4:45pm, 8/24 at 7:00pm, and 8/27 at 1:30pm at Venue #1: Teatro Sea (107 Suffolk Street). (more...)

Temah Higgins and DJ Martin Launch New Theatrical Booking & PR CompanyTemah Higgins and DJ Martin Launch New Theatrical Booking & PR Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Temah Higgins, Executive Vice-President of Broadway Booking Office and DJ Martin, President of Bond Touring Group announce today the launch of Bond Theatrical Group, a fully independent Booking, Marketing and Publicity company for live entertainment productions across North America.  (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. to Appear in A NIGHT OF REVELS Gala at The Old GlobeHAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. to Appear in A NIGHT OF REVELS Gala at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Old Globe will celebrate A Night of Revels at the 2016 Globe Gala on Saturday, September 24, in support of the theatre's arts engagement and artistic programs. The annual event will feature an exclusive, one-night-only cabaret performance by Leslie Odom, Jr., the Tony Award-winning star of the Broadway smash hit musical Hamilton. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins, John Treacy Egan, Bets Malone and More in SEUSSICAL at Music CircusPhoto Flash: First Look at Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins, John Treacy Egan, Bets Malone and More in SEUSSICAL at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical, playing now thru July 17. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SEUSSICAL at Music Circus - Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins and More!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SEUSSICAL at Music Circus - Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Cat in the Hat Visits Sacramento in Bright and Colorful SEUSSICALBWW Review: Cat in the Hat Visits Sacramento in Bright and Colorful SEUSSICAL
by Harmony Wheeler - Jul 14, 2016

Oh the things you can think when you think about Seuss! Imagination runs wild in California Musical Theatre's latest Music Circus production, Seussical the musical, which makes excellent use of the company's mechanized stage and brings classic Dr. Seuss drawings to outstanding scenic, lighting and costume designs. (more...)

QNEK Productions to Stage SEUSSICAL at Haskell Opera HouseQNEK Productions to Stage SEUSSICAL at Haskell Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

QNEK Productions, award-winning international theatre company in residence at the historic Haskell Opera House, continues their 24th season with the perfect show for the entire family, SEUSSICAL. (more...)

Stage Adaptation of David Walliams' THE FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON to Launch UK TourStage Adaptation of David Walliams' THE FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON to Launch UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Today, Les Enfants Terrible's sister company Les Petits Theatre Company have announced that the stage adaptation of David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon will begin a major UK Tour in December 2016. Visiting 30 venues across the UK, the production will receive its world premiere at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne from 13 December 2016 until 7 January 2017. Suitable for children aged three and up, casting for The First Hippo on the Moon will be announced in due course. (more...)

Steve Martin to Chat New Play METEOR SHOWER and More at The Old GlobeSteve Martin to Chat New Play METEOR SHOWER and More at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Old Globe will present a one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Steve Martin, on Thursday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m. This sure-to-be-intriguing chat between Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and playwright/renaissance man Steve Martin, will be held in conjunction with the world premiere of Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy. (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre Announces Changes to 34th SeasonRoxy Regional Theatre Announces Changes to 34th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

? The Roxy Regional Theatre is gearing up to celebrate 34 years of presenting live theatre in the heart of Historic Downtown Clarksville on the corner of Franklin and First.  The Roxy has long been regarded as 'the cornerstone of downtown re-development,' and SEASON 34 will see new productions and exciting changes to the programming and structure of the theatre. (more...)

Artist Aaron Axelrod Presents Work at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 7/15Artist Aaron Axelrod Presents Work at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Artist Aaron Axelrod will take over Barnsdall's vibrant cultural campus, which housesLos Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) with Dark Matter. This three-day, one-of-a-kind presentation will launch at Barndall's 'Breaking Convention' Summer Soiree on Friday, July 15 from 6 - 10pm, where guests will enjoy an exclusive preview of the work and interactive evening of arts, food and entertainment.    (more...)

Richard Bernt Announces IDENTICALLY DIFFERENTRichard Bernt Announces IDENTICALLY DIFFERENT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Richard Bernt, a wonderful story teller and avid writer, has completed his new book 'Identically Different': a delightfully entertaining book showing how a set of identical twins that come from what seems two different worlds band together and find common ground and lasting friendship. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Illumination to Introduce SING this Holiday SeasonSTAGE TUBE: Illumination to Introduce SING this Holiday Season
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 7, 2016

Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history. Following the release of The Secret Life of Pets in summer 2016, Illumination presents Sing at the holidays. Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly star in a musical comedy about finding the shining star that lives inside all of us. (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

SEUSSICAL, Hit Musical Exploring the World of Dr. Seuss, Has Music Circus Premiere on 7/12SEUSSICAL, Hit Musical Exploring the World of Dr. Seuss, Has Music Circus Premiere on 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible. (more...)

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