Saturday, 22 June
Seussical JR heads to the Sunshine Coast
“Oh, the thinks you can think” the characters from Dr Seuss’ best-loved books come to life in Little Seed’s latest musical caper!
Following hot on the heels of the Fantastic Mr Fox, Wicked and The Tempest, Little Seed presents Seussical JR on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June at the Eumundi School of Arts Hall. “This is a challenging and captivating production with performances from talented young people learning their craft here on the Sunshine Coast,” says Little Seed’s Musical Director, Connie Groves. A magical musical extravaganza, Seussical JR combines the stories of Horton Hears a Who, the Lorax and Cat in the Hat in crazy fun-filled ride.
Audiences can expect to be transported into the whimsical world of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the town of Who, including Jojo, a child chastised for thinking too many “thinks”. Horton must protect the Whos from peril while guarding an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Along the journey Horton faces danger and drama, but the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never stops believing in him.
“Seussical JR is a fun and fantastical story that inspires incredible sets, lighting and costume design. And the depth of performance experience among our young cast is truly extraordinary,” Connie explains. Madeleine Suttie, who plays determined little bird Gertrude McFuzz, has previously held lead roles in Fiddler on the Roof and The Lion King. Grace Burroughs (Mayzie) has performed various local productions, including Alice in Wonderland with Noosa Arts Theatre, and won first place in the 2018 Noosa Busking Championship. Levi Koppes (a Wickersham Brother), was an extra in Pirates of Caribbean alongside Johnny Depp. Nathan Habermas steps into the role as Horton, Allie Littman is a charming Cat in the Hat, while Niamh Arthur plays Jojo, the little boy with the big imagination.
“Seussical JR’s plot is a great escape from reality but it also has a powerful message of friendship and loyalty,’ Connie adds. Little Seed provides young people from the ages of four to 18 with a space to explore their creativity and make theatre. The recently-revamped Eumundi School of Arts Hall is the perfect platform for the production, and Connie says the creative team is “excited to take quality performances to the Hinterland at a venue with such character, history and amazing acoustics”.
Don’t miss this outing of family fun at its finest, as other Little Seed shows have sold out. Seussical JR will be staged at 6.30pm on Friday 21 June and 2.30pm and 6.30pm on Saturday 22 June.Find out more and Book online here