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September 7, 2010 > Head back to school with Seuss

Head back to school with Seuss

Submitted By David Ojakian

Seussical, is a magical musical extravaganza brought to life by Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty ("Ragtime," "Once On This Island") that brings all 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 to the stage. The show's spirit of imagination captures theatre-goers young and old as the colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Who's.

Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the popular children's book Green Egg's and Ham, written by Theodor Seuss Geisel, more famously known as "Dr. Seuss," Curtain Call's production of Seussical celebrates the great Dr. Seuss children's stories and fits perfectly with the back to school season, providing entertainment for Bay Area families. Dr. Seuss himself sought to encourage reading to educate and entertain children in the process, and his books are some of the best selling of all time.

Coming off a critically acclaimed season opener of Into the Woods last spring, Curtain Call is proud to continue its 2010 season offering the most affordable entertainment value in the Bay Area with a flat rate $12.00 ticket price for all patrons. Curtain Call will also hold "Family Day at The Koffman" on Sunday, September 19 where students in grades K-8 only pay $1 for admission.

Directed by Catherine Heck, Seussical stars Melissa Modifer (San Leandro) as everyone's favorite Cat In the Hat, Ben Euphrat (San Francisco) as Horton The Elephant, Tabitha Dance (San Leandro) as Gertrude McFuzz, Kim Baldwin (San Leandro) as Maisy La Bird, Nick Pugliese (San Leandro) as JoJo, Phil Smothermon (Castro Valley) as The Mayor of Whoville, Pam Rosen (Fremont) as Mrs. Mayor, Shawn Creighton (Bay Point) as The Sour Kangaroo, and Charles Orlando (Pleasanton) as General Genghis Kahn Schmitz. With amazing vocals, and great chemistry, the cast brings the pages of Seuss to life.

The mission of CCPA is to champion innovative, high quality theatre, music and dance experiences for youth, adults, and artists.

Seussical
September 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25
8 p.m.
September 12 and 19
3 p.m.
Koffman Auditorium
2200 Central Ave., Alameda
(510) 909-9516
www.curtaincallperformingarts.net

Tickets: $12.00

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