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From the 23rd of November until the 30th of December at the EPCOR Centre a fantastical Seussical world you may enter.
For years, children have been magnetically drawn to the works of Dr. Seuss. In fact, what could be more appealing to a child than a six-foot tall feline in a top hat, an ele-
phant who hatches an egg or the turtle dictator of a fictitious feudalistic animal kingdom?
But that doesn’t mean an upcoming Alberta Theatre Projects installment called Seussical: The Musical is just for the little ones.
For us adults, especially those who have always wanted to experience LSD but don’t have the courage to actually drop a tab of acid, the Musical will suffice.
“I think you should come to see the show even if you don’t have kids, because it’s such a wonderful tale,” said Sheldon Bergstrom, who plays Horton the Elephant.
Indeed, the good doctor has the prescription for making your day a little weirder.
“It’s the show that everybody has read in all the books, so you’ll see Maisy, you’ll see Yertle … you’ll see the Cat in the Hat and you’ll get to sing along, laugh and clap. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon or an evening,” said actor Dave Kelly.
Kelly, who is more than exuberant to transform himself into the Cat in the Hat, believes he is perfect for the infamous role.
“The Cat in the Hat fits me because he’s the guy who says, ‘hey everybody come listen, and takes this little kid on this journey,’” said Kelly.
Although the tales penned by the rhyming doctor are nearly six decades old, he still manages to live in the hearts of children and adults across the globe. “I think he’s brilliant,” says Bergstrom. “And still, his message matters today.”