‘Seussical’ makes interesting musical

By From page A11 | September 14, 2012

Have you heard the news, there is a pachyderm who hears Whos?

There is also a cat in hat.

Many of readers favorite characters from Dr. Seuss’ children’s books are brought to life by the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre presentation of “Seussical.”

The show is a zany musical mash-up of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved books, and follows Horton the Elephant, who discovers an entire world living on a speck of dust. On this planet, dwell the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child who is sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.”

“Seussical” features memorable songs such as: “Notice Me, Horton,” “Alone in the Universe,” and “Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!”

The show is directed by Karen Mo, with musical direction by Dave Chan and choreography by Christina Rae.

The cast includes actors from Davis, Woodland, Vacaville, and Sacramento, featuring: Horton the Elephant (Cole Yambrovich), Cat in the Hat (Ana Chan), Jojo (William Chan), Gertrude (Shannon Mo), Mayzie (Petra Favorite), General Schmitz (Devin DeGeyter), Sour Kangaroo (Cassidy Smith), Mr. Mayor (Matthew Karoly) and Mrs. Mayor (Arianna Ruvalcaba).

Performance dates and times are: Saturday, Sept. 22 at 2:15 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29 at 2:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2:15 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, at 7:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2:15 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2:15  p.m.

The DMTC’s Young Performers’ Theatre is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to providing extraordinary educational experiences for children aged 7 to 17 and 18-year-old students still in high school, while developing a child’s love and understanding of theatre and literature.

Tickets for “Seussical” are $7 per person (plus $1 facility fee). To reserve seats, call 530-756-3682, or visit www.dmtc.org.

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