Bringing tales to life

Justin Gray (centre) with Jordan Crewes, Bradley Fraser, Quaid Kirchner, Letisha O'Niell, Nicholas Allen and Yiannis Maxwell.
Justin Gray (centre) with Jordan Crewes, Bradley Fraser, Quaid Kirchner, Letisha O'Niell, Nicholas Allen and Yiannis Maxwell.

Seussical debuted on Broadway in 2000 and is mainly based on Horton Hears a Who!, Horton Hatches the Egg and The One Feather Tail of Gertrude McFuzz but features references to other Dr Seuss books including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. ‘In true Seuss style, there’s something in the show for adults as well as children,’ director Amanda Crewes said.

‘You cannot help but fall in love with these characters and their determination to achieve their goals and do what’s right in the face of adversity.

‘It’s very clever how all the stories have been woven together and how each story affects the other.’

She said the main aim of Seussical was to focus on the art of storytelling.

‘The important thing has been to make sure we approach the stories as if they had never been told before ” as if it were one big story, not a whole lot of individual stories brought together,’ she said.

‘It’s been an absolute pleasure directing this cast because there’s so much talent.’ 

Seussical
When: 7.30pm on June 20, 21 and 2pm on June 21, 22
Where: Carine Senior High School
Tickets: $25 or $20 concession on 0419 246 122