Seussical Kids, presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International is the first show in the Paramount Kids program. The Paramount Kids program is geared towards giving younger kids the chance to perform onstage. This 40 minute production brings all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters to life. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton’s challenge is twofold – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
Sponsored by Marathon Petroleum, Kindred Communications, WOWK 13, B97, The Daily Independent, The Greater Ashland Beacon, and Kentucky Arts Council.