Enjoyable to be executed: Wild Horse Youngsterss Theater brings Seussical JR. to Carson Metropolis

An individuals an individual, irrespective of how small, wrote Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, in his beloved e book Horton Hears a Who!

Its a philosophy that Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty absolutely took to coronary heart earlier than writing Seussical JR., offered by Carson Metropoliss Wild Horse Youngsterss Theater for 2 weekends, April 21-30, on the Brewery Arts Middle Efficiency Corridor. This abridged, child-friendly model of the pairs full-length Broadway musical, Seussical, captures all of the magic of the unique, full with its pop/gospel/R&B-infused rating and a solid of favourite characters from Seuss books & all inside in a concise hour, in order that kids of all ages can simply sit via and be delighted by the present.

And pleasant it has confirmed to be. WHCT made a profitable look in Sacramento on the annual Junior Theater Pageant West in February, the place they carried out quarter-hour of Seussical JR. and scored prime honors, capturing the Freddie G Excellence in Music award. Moreover, Anuhea Azevedo, a 14-year-old who’s one in every of two troupe members enjoying the function of the Cat within the Hat, earned the Freddie G Excellent Particular person Efficiency award and was named a JTF Pageant All-Star; Kai Moore, who performs three roles, together with Yertle the Turtle, additionally was named a JTF Pageant All-Star. Director Carol Scott was honored with the Freddie G Fellowship, touchdown one in every of 5 excellent theater-educator spots; shell be flown to New York Metropolis this summer season to participate in one-on-one growth periods with Broadway professionals.

Now this solid and manufacturing will take the stage at Brewery Arts. Scott directs the unbelievably massive solid of 95 college students ranging in age from 5 to 17. (Most roles are double solid, and fairly just a few youngsters fill out ensemble scenes.) It options choreography and assistant path by Robin Kato-Brong, musical path by Alan Catron and costumes by Tannis Causey.

The present, like its full-length forebear, is one large mashup of Seuss tales and characters. Narrated by the Cat within the Hat (performed by Azevedo and 17-year-old Chastity Ward), the story begins with Horton the elephant (performed in all exhibits by one actor, 13-year-old Micah Giron), who discovers a world of Whos residing inside a speck of mud. Whereas guarding the deserted egg left in his care by Mayzie La Hen (performed by Lillian Bentley and Olivia Briggs), he should additionally guard the Whos, whom he carries round on a clover, in opposition to the risks of the world whereas everybody else in it believes him loopy. Solely his good friend Gertrude McFuzz (Aila McCaskill and Anna Bogh) stands by him via ridicule, hazard and even a trial.

Woven all through are a number of the best-known Seuss characters, together with Issues 1 and a pair of (Emma Wilson and Quinton McMasters, respectively), JoJo (Lily McCaskill and Landon Giron), the Grinch (Katie Koerner), Yertle the Turtle, Cindy Lou Who, One Fish Two Fish Crimson Fish Blue Fish and Sam-I-Am.

After all, any Dr. Seuss present will need to have fanciful units, props and costumes. Scott explains that the Efficiency Corridor stage has been painted blue with polka dots, and a 10-foot tower has been erected on which the egg can sit in its nest. Causey, in her first flip as costumer with Wild Horse, has introduced her most whimsical sensibilities to the job, including creative prospers to costumes and hairstyles. Props, many common from odds and ends sourced at a greenback retailer, characteristic feathers, pool noodles and the like, all conspiring to create a visible smorgasbord.

Its a enjoyable, upbeat present that has loads of coronary heart to it, too, Scott mentioned, including that tickets are promoting briskly. It has loads of that means about taking good care of one another. I at all times inform the youngsters, There aren’t any small components, solely small actors, and that is form of the identical thought. All people is vital, it doesn’t matter what they appear to be, the place theyre from, or how large they’re. In order thats a extremely good message for our children to get out of this manufacturing.

Seussical JR., a manufacturing of Wild Horse Youngsterss Theater, can be carried out at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and a pair of p.m., Saturday and Sunday, from Friday, April 21, via Sunday, April 30, on the Brewery Arts Middle Efficiency Corridor, 449 W. King St., in Carson Metropolis. Tickets are $18 to $20 for adults; $15 for college kids and seniors; and $11 for kids ages 4 to 12. For tickets and knowledge, name 775-939-9106, or go to www.wildhorsetheater.com.

Originally posted 2023-04-16 18:37:30.