Youngsters bring ‘Suessical’ to stage

OCEANSIDE — Get ready for an evening of song and comedy when “Seussical: The Musical” opens at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and Aug. 15 the Sunshine Brooks Theater, 217 N. Coast Highway 101. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children, and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/73470 or www.ncsarts.org/tickets.html.
Encinitas resident Andrew Scher, 16, plays the lead role of Horton the Elephant. Encinitas residents Madison Ma, 11, and Hannah Dickinson, 15, play the roles of Jo-Jo and Mayzie LaBird, respectively. Carlsbad resident Ashley Avan, 17, plays the role of Gertrude McFuzz. Some 28 other children from North County have supporting roles in this two-act production. “Seussical” is the North County School of the Arts’ first full-length production.
The play follows the adventures of Horton, an elephant who hears voices coming from a tiny speck of dust (the smallest planet in the universe). Based on the characters and stories by Theodore Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss.
North County School of the Arts co-founder Pamela Laurent serves as the artistic director for the production. North County School of the Arts co-founder Scott Gregory is the music director. Holly Ireland is the choreographer. For more information, visit www.ncsarts.org.

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