Oh the things you can think when you think when you think about Seuss!

We’ve all experienced the elementary school play; you know, the one that’s super cute because you know the kids in it. Doesn’t matter if they sing off tune or miss their lines; it’s endearing and sweet. But what about an all-kid cast of characters you don’t know? Would you take that gamble as an audience member or director?

Lively and bright, the costumes and scenery set a whimsical scene that ignites children’s imaginations, much like Seuss’ stories themselves. Pumpkin Theatre decided to test the limits of it’s professional children’s theatre and produce Seussical, Jr. with a cast entirely of comprised of kids Their first foray into producing theatre for kids, by kids.

It worked beautifully. {Or, as Dr. Seuss would say, If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good}

The fantastical creatures and songs of Seussical, Jr. lend themselves to pint-sized actors and each took to their roles like a pro. Their all-kids cast brought incredible energy and reckless creative abandon to the words of Seuss — which is exactly what captivated young audience members like the Bug.

Simply put, the show will wow your child and keep you entertained the whole toe-tapping time.

Lively and bright, the costumes and scenery set a whimsical scene that ignites children’s imaginations, much like Seuss’ stories themselves. The full-ensemble numbers are particularly engaging, although each actor had his or her own shining moment.

Seussical, Jr. is the musical adventure of Horton, an elephant who one day hears voices coming from a speck of dust and spends the rest of his days protecting his new friends from WhoVille. The Cat in the Hat, Maisy, Getrude McDuck, The Wickersham Brothers, Jo Jo and more all join in on this mash up of favorite Dr Seuss tales.

Pumpkin Theatre opened it’s 46th Season this past fall at it’s brand new home, Har Sinai Congregation in Owings Mills. The intimate space was perfect for a young audience  and even through the place was packed, there wasn’t a bad seat in the house.  It was obvious that Pumpkin Theatre paid careful attention to cultivating young theatre-goers love of live production. The first few audience rows are even comprised of child-sized seats.

A delightful, “don’t miss” family adventure!

Catch the Show!

Tickets are $12-$16 and can be purchased online in advance. Performances run Saturday and Sunday this weekend at 1 PM and 3 PM. Please visit the Pumpkin Theatre website for exact performance dates and times.

 

Image provided by Pumpkin Theatre. Features (left to right): Connor Moore as Horton, Ruby Kinstle as Gertrude McFuzz, Allison Mudd as The Cat in the Hat, Steven Gross as Jo Jo, and Sheridan Merrick as Mayzie La Bird.