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'Seussical the Musical' tickets on sale in Norman

Tickets are on sale in Norman for a special youth edition of the Broadway hit “Seussical the Musical”
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: June 18, 2013

Tickets are on sale for Sooner Theatre's production of “Seussical the Musical — Theater for Young Audiences,” a special edition of the Broadway show written for young audiences.

The musical is one of two productions starring summer production camp participants and will be presented at 7:30 p.m. June 26-29, with 2 p.m. matinee performances June 27-30 at Sooner Theatre, 101 E Main St.

The cast of 63 includes students entering grades 3 through 7 who were selected to perform in the camp. Participants rehearse four hours a day each weekday for three and a half weeks.

Cast members are primarily from Norman, Moore and the south Oklahoma City area.

The production brings to life favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and Jojo, a little boy with a big imagination. Certain plot elements have been simplified for the Theater for Young Audiences version of the Broadway hit.

“This production is probably the most vocally challenging show we will do with this age cast,” said Executive Director Jennifer Baker. “It is primarily a song and dance show with a little dialogue in places, so the pacing is fast, and these campers are troupers about tackling the advanced material.”

The young performers work with professional set and lighting designers, sound engineers and costumers to produce a professional-level production, Baker said.

Tickets are $10. Group rates are available. To order tickets, call 321-9600 or go to Tickets also can be purchased at the box office or at the door.