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‘Seussical Jr.’ comes to Center Theatre

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — A large cast of local kids will take the stage on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. for the opening night of “Seussical, Jr.” at the Center Theatre. The musical, based on the works of Dr. Seuss, will also be performed on Saturday the 4th at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday the 5th at 2 p.m., Friday the 10th at 7 p.m., Saturday the 11th at 2 p.m. and Sunday the 12th at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12 is also Mother’s Day and the Slightly Off-Center Players will be hosting a Seussical Mother’s Day Tea Party at 10 a.m.

Seussical Jr. Center Theatre

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SEUSSICAL JR. — Members of the cast of “Seussical Jr.” rehearse at Central Hall. The show opens on Friday, May 3 and runs at the Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft through May 12.

The Cat in the Hat narrates the story which takes audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus and beyond as Horton the Elephant discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community emerge triumphant.

“The show is so much fun,” said Patrick Myers the Center Theatre’s executive director. “The kids are having a great time and I think that will show during the performances.”

The show is being directed by Bobby Keniston with vocal direction by Nathan Roach. Myers also said several local businesses have been instrumental to the process, “We couldn’t have done the show without the help of Dave’s World US Cellular and Foxcroft Veterinary Clinic. We’re grateful for their sponsorship and continued support.”

Tickets for “Seussical Jr.” start at $6 for kids 10 and under, with kids 11-18 only $8 and adults $10 in advance and $12 at the door. All Theatre members pay $8. The Mother’s Day Tea on Sunday, May 12 are just $10 per person or $15 for the tea and a ticket to the show. The tea will include food and drinks, entertainment and interaction with the cast of “Seussical Jr.,” a reading of a Dr. Seuss Book, Seussified photo booth and more.

Tickets for these and other events at the Center Theatre can be purchased online at www.centertheatre.org, by phone by calling the Theatre at 564-8943 or in person at the Center Theatre at 20 East Main Street between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. The Center Theatre is a 501 (c)3 non-profit with a mission to make arts, culture, education and entertainment accessible to our rural communities.

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