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John Tartaglia, Julia Murney and More Lead SEUSSICAL, Opening Tonight at The Muny

The Muny continues its 96th season with SEUSSICAL, directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges, with music direction by Valerie Gebert.

Stephen Wallem stars as Horton the Elephant, with John Tartaglia as The Cat in the Hat. Co-starring are Julia Murney as Mayzie LaBird, Kirsten Wyatt as Gertrude McFuzz, Liz Mikel as Sour Kangaroo, James Anthony as General Genghis Kahn Schmitz, Gary Glasgow as The Mayor of Whoville, April Strelinger as Mrs. Mayor and Reuben Thomas as JoJo.

"This wonderful musical explores the power and mystery of imagination," said Muny Executive Producer and Artistic Director Mike Isaacson. "I can't imagine a more exciting and fantastic group of actors to inspire our audience to celebrate the world of Seuss."

The Muny production features scenic design by Robert Mark Morgan, costume design by Leon Dobkowski, lighting design by Rob Denton, sound design by Jason Krueger, and video design by Nathan Scheuer. The production stage manager is Nevin Hedley.

Seussical makes its long awaited Muny premiere. Dr. Seuss's timeless stories burst to wondrous and enchanting musical life in one of the world's most popular musicals. Narrated by The Cat in the Hat, this magical show weaves the whimsical tale of Horton the Elephant and his quest to protect the people of Who-ville, people only he can see. Featuring the delightful music of the award-winning composing team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Seussical reminds us of the first lesson of Dr. Seuss: Always Believe.

Groups of 20 or more people can enjoy a 20 percent discount. The group sales office is taking orders now. For more information or to make reservations, call (314) 595-5708. Single tickets will be available beginning Saturday, May 31 at The Muny Box Office in Forest Park, online or by phone. For more information, call (314) 361-1900 or visit For information on becoming a Muny Partner, go online or call (314) 595-5728.

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