Editor’s Note: Dr. Seuss Classics Come Alive In Kernersville

Few names spark the imagination of children and nostalgia of adults quite as quickly as Dr. Seuss — and for the next two weeks, kids of all ages can enjoy a local performance that serves as a fitting tribute.

“Seussical” is a funny, engaging, and heart-warming musical that debuted on Broadway back in 2000. Now, Kernersville Little Theatre is bringing the magic to James Fitzpatrick Auditorium.

As Scope News previously reported, this is the latest installation of KLT’s annual “Bring A Book To Life” program, and the show certainly lives up to that title.

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From the opening scene featuring a red-and-white striped hat that any Seuss fan will immediately recognize, the audience is transported to a world of rhymes, adventure, and age-appropriate lessons. While kids will find plenty to love in the songs, there are more than enough jokes and pop culture references to keep older folks engaged in the plot.

The Cat in the Hat and Horton the Elephant are the first characters brought to life by a talented cast and crew. From there, readers familiar with Seuss’ extensive body of work will be able to pick out references to numerous classic books.

The two-act play showcases a range of strengths from music to set design, once again proving that KLT is ready to shatter your expectations of small-town theater productions.

Check out all the showtimes and buy your tickets here. You might just run into me at one of the upcoming shows. I’ll be there with a certain Dr. Seuss expert who’s a little jealous his daddy already experienced some of the fun during Thursday night’s final dress rehearsal.


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