Rockford’s The Studio presents ‘Seussical the Musical’ Sept. 25-28

Staff Report

The Studio, one of the Rockford area’s newest theater groups, will present Seussical the Musical Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 25-28, at Belvidere Performing Arts Center, 1500 East Ave., Belvidere, Illinois.

The show’s run time is two hours and content is rated G. Adult tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door; children’s (ages 12 and younger) tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door; and senior (ages 55 and older) tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling (815) 332-2205. Weekend performances are at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, and at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28. Learn more about The Studio at

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination — Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge — not only must he 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. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Posted Sept. 24, 2014

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