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SEUSSICAL Entertainment

The Manatee Players’ Broadway Bootcamp will present the hit musical SEUSSICAL on Friday, July 30th, at 7 P.M.; Saturday, July 31st, at 2 & 7 p.m.; and on Sunday, August 1st, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $11 for students. The show is being directed by Kelly Woodland, choreographed by Rick Kerby with musical direction by Rick Bogner.

"I can see that you’ve got quite a mind for your age!Why, one Think and you dragged me right onto the stage!Now, I’m here, there is no telling what may ensueWith a Cat such as me, and a Thinker like you!"

So says the mischievous Cat in the Hat at the onset of this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On This Island, and Ragtime) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and all of the Whos of Whoville!

These classic, colorful tales are seamlessly brought together by Jojo, a young boy and “thinker of strange and wonderful thinks”! As each story unfolds you will marvel at how relevant and profound Seuss’s subtle themes are; making this musical one that appeals to all ages.

The score emerges as a Seussian gumbo of musical styles, ranging from Latin to pop, swing to gospel, and R&B to funk! So let your toes tap, your fingers snap, and your imagination run wild, for

"If you open your mind,Oh, the Thinks you will findLining up to get loose!Oh, the Thinks you can think!Oh, the Thinks you can thinkWhen you think about Seuss!!".

Tickets are available at the Manatee Players Box Office or online at www.manateeplayers.com. The Manatee Players are located at 102 Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton.