Even the playful title sounds Dr. Seussical

Elizabeth Ethetton’s facial gestures as Mrs. Mayor in ‘Seussical the Music’ mirror those of Mr. Mayor, as played by Niall Sause. The Farris Youth Theatre Company musical opens Oct. 12 and runs through Oct. 14. (Photo by David Knopf/Richmond News)

By David Knopf/Richmond News

al characters, offbeat stories, humor and bright colors of Dr. Seuss are perfect candidates at attend “Seussical the Musical,” Oct. 12-14, at the Farris Theatre.

A reviewer in another Richmond – this one in Virginia – described “Seussical” as a performance where “the adorability quotient is high”. Writing for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Susan Haubenstock also noted the musical’s “colorful production … cartoon-bright scenic design … and spectacular costumes” that bring an abundance whimsy to the stage.

The musical, based on the works of Dr. Seuss, will be performed by the Farris Youth Theatre Company. Shows will be Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $5 at the door.

The most popular Seuss characters – Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, The Sour Kangaroo, the Whos and others will be on stage.

“Join Seuss’ colorful cast of characters on their adventures through the Jungle of Nool, to the Circus McGurkus and to the invisible world of the Whos, as they learn the powers of loyalty, faith, family and friendship in this magical, musical extravaganza,” a Seuss the Musical publicist said.

The musical was adapted from the original Dr. Seuss by Tony Award-winning lyricist and composer Lynn Ahrens, and by Stephen Flaherty.

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