Get ready for laughter and rhyme with Seussical The Musical JR at the People’s Theatre in the Joburg Theatre Complex, Johannesburg, this festive season. Based on the much-loved Dr Seuss books, Seussical Jr draws its characters from a number of books; and is filled with music, laughter and feel-good fun.
Dr Seuss has been a children’s favourite author for over 60 years and is loved for his use of language, rhyme and humour, The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears A Who, Green Eggs and Ham and many more have been the stepping stones to reading for many children and introduced them to a wonderful range of characters and positive concepts.
Designer Grant Knottenbelt will be bringing Seuss’s unmistakable, quirky pages to stage with his set design, while Linda Wilson will tickle the audiences’ imagination with her costume design. Sandy Dyer choreographs a superb cast of actors and is sure to even get audience’s feet moving in time.
The Cat in the Hat will be played by Saxola Ketshengane with Bradley Theron as Mr. Mayor. “Audiences should expect the unexpected, but they will definitely fall in love this cat,” says Ketshengane.
Gregg Pettigrew brings his wide-ranging theatre experience to the character of Horton. Lovable to the end this kind-hearted elephant is a hero with a message, and not to be missed. Kayli Smith plays the quirky Gertrude Mc Fuzz and Carmen Tromp is the effervescent Mayzie.
Palesa Makhalima who charmed in Shrek Jr. the Musical returns to the People’s Theatre as the Sour Kangaroo and Mrs. Mayor and is sure to delight audience again.
Directors Jill Girard and Keith Smith said: “We have combined the funniest stories and craziest Dr. Seuss creatures in this unique blend of rhyme, rhythm and sensational music score.
“Dr. Seuss is bound to appeal to children of all ages and abilities encouraging them to think and be creative.”
Performance times are 9am and 11am, Monday to Friday, 10.30am and 2.30 pm on Saturday and on some Sundays and public holidays.