T&CP Summer Musical

Blue Earth Town and Country Players are set to stage Seussical the Musical for their 41st summer musical. Directed by Nancy Steinke, Seussical is fun for the whole family. Performers of all ages will portray the characters from familiar Dr. Seuss stories. The dates for Seussical are July 13-16 (the week following Giant Days). Evening performances will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday will feature a 2 pm matinee. All shows are in the Performing Arts Center of the Blue Earth Area High School. (The PAC is air-conditioned as well as handicapped accessible). Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, July 5. Reserved tickets are $10 and may either be purchased at the door or from the Chamber Office (113 S Nicollet St in Blue Earth) during normal business hours. Questions regarding ticket sales should be directed to the Town & County Players Google Voice number 507-400-1827.

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza. Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have loving 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 McGerkus 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 that contains the 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 in 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.

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