“Oh the Thinks you can think, when you think about Seuss”!
This winter, D-E presented Seussical ™, the musical extravaganza based on the works of Dr. Seuss, in Schenck Auditorium. For three nights in late February, D-E students, parents, family and friends were treated to a rollicking good time as Horton Hears a Who meets up with characters from a variety of other Seuss stories. Watch as the Cat in the Hat, acting as emcee, transports us through the journeys of Horton, JoJo, Gertrude and Mazie, to name a few. From jungle to clover field to NYC and back again, audiences enjoyed a fast-paced, roller coaster ride as they learned the lessons interwoven throughout these well-known whimsical but potent Dr. Seuss tales. Honesty, loyalty, authenticity, perseverance and acceptance were just some of the themes explored.
This musical clearly pleased “young and small, old and tall” with a musical score that embraces a myriad of toe-tapping, hand-clapping styles including California surfer music, swinging Latin rhythms and familiar pop sounds. First seen on Broadway in 2000, this wonderful stage production by the award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens – creators of Ragtime and Once On This Island – has become one of the most popular musicals produced for young audiences around the country.
Following the Opening Night on Thursday, February 26, was a reception presented by D-E Friends of the Arts (FOTA), where the audience was able to meet and greet the cast and crew!