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Seussical: A Whimsical Journey of Friendship and Triumph at Theatre Harrisburg

Last weekend of the production is this weekend

  • By Marquis Lupton

Aired; May 8th, 2024.

As the curtains draw close on the fantastical production of “Seussical” at Theatre Harrisburg, audiences are left enchanted by the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss characters brought to life on stage. Since its opening on April 26th, the musical has captivated hearts and minds with its tale of friendship, loyalty, and community. In an exclusive interview with Lorien Reese Mahay, the Executive Director of Theatre Harrisburg, and Becky Mease, the chair of the board of Directors, insights were shared on the success of the season and the compelling reasons why theater enthusiasts should seize the opportunity to witness the magic of “Seussical” before it bids adieu. “The response to ‘Seussical’ has been overwhelmingly positive,” Mahay beams, reflecting on the journey of Horton the Elephant as he embarks on a daring adventure to safeguard Jojo and the Whos. “It’s a testament to the enduring appeal of Dr. Seuss’s timeless characters and themes.”

Mease echoes this sentiment, emphasizing the profound resonance of the production’s themes of friendship, loyalty, and community. “In a world filled with challenges, ‘Seussical’ reminds us of the importance of standing together and supporting one another,” she asserts. Adapted from Dr. Seuss’s beloved stories, “Seussical” follows Horton’s quest to protect the Whos, encountering trials and tribulations along the way. From facing ridicule to braving danger, Horton’s unwavering dedication is a poignant reminder of the power of perseverance. “Seussical” not only delights audiences with its vibrant performances but also provides a platform for creative expression through its inventive set designs, lighting, and costumes. The musical’s alternate orchestration offers a fresh take, catering to diverse interpretations of the beloved characters.

With its universal appeal and family-friendly charm, “Seussical” promises an unforgettable theatrical experience for audiences of all ages. As the final performances approach, Mahay and Mease extend a heartfelt invitation for theater enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the enchanting world of Dr. Seuss one last time. And as the curtain falls on “Seussical,” Theatre Harrisburg leaves an indelible mark on its audience, reminding them of the enduring power of imagination, friendship, and the triumph of the human spirit.

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