CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 17, 2015 – Southeast Missouri State University is proud to announce that tickets have sold out for the first two nights of “Seussical,” June 18-19, but tickets remain for later performances of the show. The River Campus Box Office is encouraging patrons to purchase their tickets soon for the remaining performances.
Additional shows are scheduled for7:30 p.m. June 20, 25-27, 2 p.m. on June 21, 27 and 28, and a special 10 a.m. performance on June 26 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre.
Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling (573) 651-2265 or by visiting www.RiverCampusEvents.com.
“Seussical” is a musical comedy based on the Dr. Seuss books: “Horton Hears a Who!,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “The Lorax,” “Green Eggs and Ham,” “Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories,” “Horton Hatches the Egg,” “I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “Hunches in Bunches,” “If I Ran the Circus,” “The Butter Battle Book,” “Oh, the Tinks You Can Think!,” “The Cat in the Hat,” “The Sneetches and Other Stories,” “Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?,” “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” and “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.”
“Horton Hears a Who” tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to a butter battling military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton’s attention to the speck of dust and his “loitering” care of Mayzie LaBird’s egg has elicited taunting and accusations from the rest of the animal kingdom, except for Gertrude McFuzz, who longs for his attention, and JoJo, whose “thinks” save them all in the end.
The musical is written by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. It is a comedy that will be enjoyed by the entire family, young and young at heart. The production team includes Dr. Kenn Stilson, director; Hilary Peterson, choreographer; Jeffrey Leutkenhaus, scenic designer; Matthew Buttrey, costume designer; and Jonathan Allender-Zivic, lighting designer and technical director. The cast and crew total more than 50 children, Southeast students, alumni, community members, outside professionals, faculty and staff.