Henry Ford College and the Dearborn Youth Theatre will present a co-production of Seussical the Musical at HFC’s Adray Auditorium in November. This delightful show will charm audiences from 5 to 85. It is based on the works of Dr. Seuss, and includes stories and characters from at least fifteen of his best loved books. In the course of the evening some will fall in love, some will have desperate adventures, and some will save the world!
Dr. Seuss believed in helping a friend, not giving up, keeping a promise. He believed in the value and dignity of others, protecting the sweetness of the world, of peace among nations and in every heart. He believed in the pure power of imagination. These are the themes of the play, which is also filled with laughter, fun, song and dance, and teaches us to become responsible citizens of the world.
The cast features many local residents who have been featured in previous DYT and HFC FHshows, including Madison Ganzik, Culim and Margaret Carscadden, Kathryn and Rachel Seeley, Joe Sullivan, Salem Akra, Keith Herrington and Michael Ross of Dearborn and Dearborn Heights, and Jessie Maddox, Anastasia Pauli, Thomas Peck, Lon Jemaa, Eve Leigh and Maria Loyo of Lincoln Park and Allen Park.
Seussical has music and lyrics by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. The production is directed by Mary Bremer-Beer, longtime director of the Dearborn Youth Theatre and theatre instructor at HFC. David Alexander is Music Director, and Valerie Mould is Choreographer. Costumes are by Judy Fletcher.
Show dates are November 10, 11, 12 and 17, 18, 19, with performances at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays, at Adray Auditorium in the McKenzie Fine Arts Building (Building F) on the Henry Ford College campus, 5101 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn, MI. Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for students, HFC faculty and seniors.
For other information, including three special student matinees for schools, call 586-939-1687.