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Seussical’, a Musical Extravaganza for Young Audiences, is Coming to Matthews Playhouse!

Tickets are on sale for Seussical, a delightful show for the whole family at Matthews Playhouse February 24 – March 5, 2023

“Oh, the thinks you can think” when Seussical, a musical comedy featuring Dr. Seuss’ most beloved characters, springs to life at Matthews Playhouse February 24 - March 5, 2023! Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and many other iconic characters will ignite the imagination in this family-friendly production featuring a lively musical score by the Tony award-winning duo, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. The production will be directed by Matthews Playhouse Executive Director, Sarah Baumgardner.


Described as a “fantastical musical extravaganza”, Seussical reminds us of the importance of friendship, loyalty, and community in a unique style that only Dr. Suess can achieve. The one-and-only Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child that gets into trouble for thinking too many “thinks.” Not only must Horton protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to 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.


Audiences of all ages will delight in this whimsical show that the LA Times calls “a bright, colorful and fantastical show geared for the young at heart”. Broadway World characterizes it as “a bit zany, tons of fun, and there's something for everyone”.


Seussical is recommended for children ages 4 and up and opens Thursday, February 23, 2023 with a special “Pay-What-You-Can” preview performance benefiting Freedom School Partners Inc., a non-profit literacy & cultural enrichment program for underserved children in our community. Performances will continue through Sunday, March 5, 2023. Performance times are available at https://www.matthewsplayhouse.com/seussical. Tickets range in price from $10-$19.


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