Photo Flash: First Look at Rivertown Theater's SEUSSICAL JR., Opening Tonight
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts will close out their summer season with the delightful Seussical Jr. - one of the Summer Lagniappe children's productions for children, by children running August 15 -24, 2014.Based on the works of Dr. Seuss, Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in SEUSSICAL JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (LUCKY STIFF, MY FAVORITE YEAR, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and RAGTIME).
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton's challenge is twofold - not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been 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!
Photos by John Barrios
The Cast of Seussical Jr
Baby Kangaroo (Daisey Mackey) and Sour Kangaroo (Emily Clulee)
Diana Ledet (Mayzie Le Byrd), Amelia Jacquat (Gertrude), Marileah Niddrie (Bird Girl)
Nathan Hannan (Cat in the Hat), Riley Macicek (JoJo), Amelia Jacquat (Gertrude), Tyler Riggs (Horton)