Oklahoma Christian presents 'Seussical'

BY WES McKINZIE and JOSH WATSON, Oklahoma Christian University Modified: October 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm •  Published: October 22, 2012
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Following on the heels of last year’s acclaimed production of Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma Christian University will feature Seussical as its annual Homecoming Musical on Nov. 1-3.

Each of the three performances will begin at 8 p.m. in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium. Tickets cost $15, with discounts for groups, senior citizens, and OC students, faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased on weekdays at the OC Box Office or by calling 425-5540.

Co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle, Seussical brings more than a dozen of Dr. Seuss’s prominent creations to the stage, including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and Horton Hears a Who.

OC’s production features students from OC’s music and theater departments plus two students from Edmond’s Oklahoma Christian Academy and one student from Edmond’s Cimarron Middle School.

Seussical will be directed by 1998 OC graduate Chad Anderson, conducted by OC professor of music Dr. John Fletcher, and choreographed by Barbara Berard. It is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

“Seussical is a bright and whimsical musical adaptation of the works of Dr. Seuss,” Anderson said. “The Cat in the Hat narrates Horton the elephant’s effort to save Whoville from demise while learning the importance of loyalty, the meaning of beauty and the value of friendship. Kids of all ages will cherish this charming production performed by some of OC's most talented students.”

Seussical highlights a full weekend of Homecoming activities at Oklahoma Christian. A complete schedule is available at www.oc.edu/homecoming.