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Family Fun This Week with Seussical the Musical Jr.

Seussical Jr. Provides Fantastic Family Fun This Week In Branson!

The Branson Regional Arts Council’s Youth Troupe Production of Seussical Jr. opens this Thursday evening at 7pm, with five public performances at the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson.

Show are Thursday, August 2nd at 7pm, Friday, August 3rd at 7pm, Saturday August 4th at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday August 5th at 2pm.

Advance reservations are recommended at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling 417-336-4255.
Adult tickets (18+) are $14.95, and Youth Tickets (4-17) are $9.95.  A small service fee applies to each order.


Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and 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 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!

The Youth Troupe actors are between the ages of 6-18, and include: Emrie Straka (JoJo), Joey Blackwood (Horton the Elephant), Maddy Hatfield (Mayzie La Bird), Sami Sutcliffe (Gertrude McFuzz), Emma Hesseman (Sour Kangaroo), Samuel Hesseman (Mr. Mayor), Jordan Kendrick (Mrs. Mayor), Gloria Bennett (Yertle the Turtle), Morgan Brown, Jake Musser, Johanna Luthardt (Wickersham Brothers), Grace Clark, Aleah Oltjenbrun, Ashleigh Rodgers, Megan Rodgers (Bird Girls), Colin McAdara (Vlad Vladikoff), Dani Groff (The Cat In The Hat), Hallie Groff (Young Kangaroo), Lee Brown (Thing 1), Josslynn Silvy (Thing 2), Korey Brown (The Grinch/Jungle Creature), Alexander Greenamyer, Amelia Johnson, Anastacia Petri, Dru Straka, Ember Straka, Lauren Tiefry, Addy Williams (Jungle Creatures), and Sylvie Barbour (Who).

The Production Staff of Seussical Jr. include: Lisa Murphy and Kim Hale (Producers), Jacob Estes and Lloyd Alexander-Holt (Directors), Kristen Dasto (Choreographer), Karie Dykeman and Roz Slavik (Assistant Producers), Kyle Bradley (Assistant Director), Danielle Groff and Maddy Hatfield (Student Directors), Kellsey Bradley (Education Specialist), Nicole Dasto (Stage Manager / Audio Technician), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Technician), Jacob Estes (Scenic Design), Larry Waggoner (Muralist), Roz Slavik and Stephanie Groff (Costumers), Marshall Meadows (Photographer), Jacob Estes, Nick Batey, Tyler Straka, Michelle Rodgers, Megan Rodgers, Ashley Rodgers, Hallie Groff, Emrie Straka, Mia Johnson (Set Construction), and Jim Barber (BRAC Executive Director / Marketing).

Seussical Jr. musical marks the 7th major theatrical production presented by the Branson Regional Arts Council this season alone, with 3 more to go: MISCAST Cabaret, Little Shop of Horrors, and A Miracle on 34th Street. Thanksgiving weekend, the Arts Council is also hosting the Branson return of the Lennon Brothers & Gail Lennon as they perform two exciting reunion concerts at the Historic Owen Theatre on November 24 and 25th.

The 2019 Season of musical theatre and dramatic plays will be announced very soon.