Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical KIDS, a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, 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!
Seussical KIDS is great fun for the whole family. Young performers will be excited to portray the characters from the popular Dr. Seuss books. This musical provides wonderful creative opportunities in terms of set design, lighting and costuming and can easily accommodate a large cast.
Elementary Program: May 30th-June 9th 9:30-2:30
Performances: June 9th at 7pm, June 10th at 2 and 7pm, and June 11 at 7pm
Audition Dates: March 22 4pm-7pm and March 25 9am-3pm
Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.
The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse, and wind up changed forever.
With unforgettable roles, minimal dancing and no chorus, Into the Woods JR. showcases a medium-sized ensemble of talented singers and actors. The sophisticated score has been adapted to make it more accessible to young performers.
Middle/High School, Ages 10-18: July 10th-July 21st
Audition dates: April 19 4pm-8pm and April 27 9am-3pm
Performances, Opening Weekend: July 21st at 7pm; July 22nd at 7pm; July 23rd at 2pm
Performances, Closing Weekend: July 28th at 7pm; July 29th at 7pm; July 30th at 2pm
Adapted in collaboration with iTheatrics, Kander & Ebb's legendary and award-winning musical about fame, fortune and acquittal is now widely available to be performed by high schools around the world. Specifically designed to be content-appropriate and flexible, Chicago: Teen Edition has been adapted to remove overtly sexual references and adult language, and can be performed by larger and smaller casts. Delivered as a Show Pack, Chicago: Teen Edition suits all experience levels.
High School/Young Artist, Ages 14-19:
June 5th-8th 3:30pm-9pm
June 12-23 9am-4pm
Audtions Dates: April 26 4pm-7pm and April 29
Callbacks: April 30th
Performances, Opening Weekend: June 23rd at 7pm; June 24th at 7pm; June 25th at 2pm
Performances, Closing Weekend: June 29th at 7pm; June 30th at 7pm; July 1st at 7pm