The second play I saw for our assignment was Seussical The Musical. This was my second experience seeing a play and I enjoyed it, but not as much as I did with Bat Boy The Musical. I saw the production on Wednesday July 21st at the Workshop Theatre downtown. It was the theatre's second week for performing the play.
I believe the Workshop Theatre had more seats than the Trustus Threatre, but on the night we saw the performance, the crowd was not as large as it was when I went and saw Bat Boy at Trustus. Seussical the Musical follows the adventures of Horton, an elephant who one day hears voices coming from a speck of dust. He soon discovers that inside this tiny speck exists the smallest planet in the universe. And upon this tiny planet, lived creatures known as Whos. Although other characters disagreed with what Horton believed about the Whos, Horton knew they still existed. Jojo, a child in the city of Who, follows Horton’s journey as he is picked on for the unpopular act of thinking.
Jojo and Horton attempt to do what they think is right, and together they sing the duet “Alone in the Universe.” Horton is sold to the Circus McGurkus and eventually goes on trial before Judge Yertle the Turtle before the other animals of the jungle come to recognize, as Horton has always known, that “a person’s a person, no matter how small.” During the play, the Cat in the Hat is in and out of scenes, narrating, playing numerous characters, and helping young audience members understand what is going on.
I think the theme of this play is empowerment. The play focuses on the concept of trusting your instincts, and your abilities and not being afraid to dream, just as Horton did. I chose to go see this play because as a child my parents read Dr. Seuss books to me and this was a way to remember those times and to relate to something I had been exposed to.
The children in attendance seemed to be mesmerized by the …