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Thrive Theater Group presents Seussical the Musical at the Decatur Civic Center

Fri, Oct 25 – Sun, Oct 27, 2024 • 2:00pm

1 Gary K Anderson Plaza, Decatur, IL 62523

Step into the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as "Seussical the Musical" comes to life at the Decatur Civic Center.

Seussical is a contemporary re-imagining of Dr. Seuss, which weaves together many of his most famous stories and characters in unexpected ways. The musical creates the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as it has never been seen before. When chaos erupts in the Jungle of Nool, it will take The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz and a gaggle of characters to bring harmony back to their world. The Tony Award-winning team of Ahrens and Flaherty has created a score that includes pop, gospel, blues and R & B.

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge–not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to 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.

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