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The celebrated books and beloved
characters of Theodor Geisel (more
famously known as Dr. Seuss) come
alive on the Fauquier Community
Theatre (FCT) stage in Seussical the
Musical, a fantastical, magical, musical
extravaganza. These classic, colorful
tales that are loved by millions of children
(and former children) are seamlessly
brought together by all of our favorite
Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton
the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy
Mayzie, The Cat and the Hat, and all
of the Whos of Whoville! The musical
is a mashup of the Dr. Seuss classics,
centering especially on two: "Horton
Hears a Who" and "Horton Hatches the
Egg," and dropping in characters from at
least 15 other books, accommodating the
FCT cast of 30+ characters who sing and
dance into our memory!
The performance starts off with the song
"Oh, The Thinks You Can Think," which
introduces Bevin Hester as the Cat
in the Hat and defines the principals.
Bevin is a hoot and proves a vivacious,
loveable narrator. We also meet the
main character, Horton, the loyal and
lovable elephant (Peter Marsh). As the
story goes, Horton finds a speck of dust,
places it in a clover and discovers that
the speck houses Whoville, a village of
tiny people in distress. No one else can
hear them, and Horton suffers ridicule,
especially from the bright and sassy
Sour Kangaroo (Ashley Williams). JJ
Calavess shines as Jo-Jo, who is a Who
citizen. He captures how tough being
different can be, showing great courage
in following his own path.
Along the way, Horton is duped into
"temporarily" babysitting the egg of a
selfish, lazy bird named Mayzie (Kenzie
who plays fun-
loving and sassy
perfectly), who
then bustles off
to Palm Beach
for an extended
vacation. The
trio of Seussian
lady birds
(Helen Messick,
Erica Davies,
and Isabella
M c D o n a l d )
follow Mayzie
The Musical
by Christie Clark
and Gertrude around and delight the
audience wherever they go.
Horton hatches Mayzie's egg, rescues his
pint-sized pals, and ends up with lovesick
bird Gertrude McFuzz (the lovely and
talented Abby Dahl). You see, nobody
actually believes Horton hears the Who,
and it seems everyone wants to put him
away in a looney bin. The Wickersham
Brothers (Frankie Williams, Scott Pierce,
and Cary Reese), a gang of mockering
monkeys, delight in making trouble for
As each story unfolds, you will marvel
at how relevant and profound Seuss'
subtle themes are, making this musical
one that appeals to all ages. The set is
well-designed and craftily constructed to
facilitate many complex choreographic
high kicking, lively moments designed
by Alanna Mensing. The costumes,
co-designed by Amber Kiffney, Micki
Lindquist, and Teena Stevic are bright,
delightful, and colorful and certainly add
to the vibrancy of the Seuss imagination
and creativity.
This is a show that celebrates friendship
and community as much as the power
of the individual imagination. It also
teaches the power of being unique and
the importance of fighting for your beliefs.
Dr. Seuss would be thrilled!
FCT's production of Seussical The
Musical is directed by Betsy Hansen,
produced by Brooke Lyn Clark,
sponsored by Discovery Publications,
and presented by special arrangement
with MTI, Intl. The nine performances
will be held from August 30 September
15. Friday and Saturday performances
are at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees
are at 2:00 pm.
Tickets are $18
for students, $20
for seniors, and
$22 for adults.
More information
and reserved
seating for all
is available
online at
or by calling
(540) 349-8760.