The City of Lawton and the Lawton Arts & Humanities Council is pleased to present two performances
*6:30pm, Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
**10am Friday, Feb 5, 2016
10:00am* & 6:30pm*
McMahon Memorial Auditorium
801 NW Ferris Ave.
This TheatreworksUSA touring production from New York will delight the entire family!
Recommended for grades K - 5
Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts,
Literature-Based, Music, Relationships & Family.
"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best-loved stories collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Adapted from the Broadway version, this adaptation especially for young audiences features thirteen actors and enhanced production values. Seussical is TheatreworksUSA' biggest show ever!"
The Cat in the Hat is the host and emcee (and all-around mischief-maker) in this romp through the Seuss classics. When the sweet, good-natured elephant Horton hears a small cry for help coming from a small speck of dust, he promises to rescue and guard it because "a person's a person, no matter how small."
On that small speck of dust lives JoJo, an imaginative young Who. JoJo has astounding "thinks," in which anything's possible, but his parents believe this creativity is inappropriate for the son of the Mayor of Who-Ville.
Meanwhile, the one-feathered bird, Miss Gertrude McFuzz, desperately wants Horton to notice her. Maybe, she thinks, she just needs a more impressive tail. At the same time, the amazingly lazy Maysie La Bird connives, cajoles and convinces Horton to sit on her egg while she goes off on a spree.
Will the planet of Who survive? Will Horton pay attention to Gertrude? Will Maysie ever return for her egg? Dr. Seuss's beloved classic characters find themselves intertwined in an incredible crazy-quilt adventure, in which the power of imagination and the most miraculous "think" ever save the day!
Scenes from Theatreworks USA's production of SEUSSICAL. Music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; book by Ahrens & Flaherty; co-conceived by Ahrens, Flaherty and Eric Idle; based on the works of Dr. Seuss; directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Video features members of the 2007 Off-Broadway cast at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City: Kelly Felthous, Brian Michael Hoffman, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Willie Lee-Williams, Ebony Marshall-Walker, Amelia Morgan-Rothschild, Ben Tostado, Josh Walden, Shorey Walker, Michael Wartella, Karen Weinberg, and Ellen Zolezzi.
For more information about TheatreworksUSA, click the link - TheatreworksUSA's "Suessical"
*10am - Special Daytime Performances
for Schools Only
Special rates for daytime performance only - $2.00/person!
Recommended for Pre-K to 5rd Grade
Call 581-3470/3471 for information
**6:30pm- Evening Performance for the Entire Family
Special rate general admission ticket - $3.00!
Ticket Sales Begin Monday, January 4
The ticket office hours are Monday through Friday from 10am to 12noon and1 to 4:30pm. Please, no over the phone sales for this event. Call 580-581-3472 for more information on purchasing tickets for the evening public performance.
*** The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. The Council’s mission is to lead, cultivate and support a thriving arts environment, which is essential to quality of life, education and economic vitality for all Oklahomans. The Council provides more than 500 grants to over 300 organizations in communities statewide each year, organizes professional development opportunities for the state’s arts and cultural industry, and manages hundreds of works of art in the public spaces of the state Capital. For more information, visit www.arts.ok.gov.
Since 1975, the Student Performance Project works to bring live theatre to school age students.
Each year, two performances are arranged for one day at McMahon Memorial Auditorium. Performance selections are targeted towards elementary and junior-high school aged students. In this way, the project works to create future theatre audiences by exposing students to live theater at a young age. For many students, this is their first opportunity to experience professional theatre in a performing arts center.
Most performances are based on historic events or works of literature that the target audiences are familiar with.
Schools are asked to reserve their spots by sending in their registration form and admission fee prior to the performance day. All seats are assigned to maximize seating capacity.
Sponsors and Community Partners for this project are the National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council, City of Lawton, Lawton Arts and Humanities Council, McMahon Auditorium Authority, and the Lawton Public Schools.
Recent shows have been "Peter Pan", "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", "Just So Stories", "Junie B. Jones", and "Curious George" which were productions by Theatreworks USA.
Call the Arts & Humanities Division for more information at 580-581-3470 or 581-3471.