WOODSTOCK — For those who like green eggs and ham, Elm Street Cultural Art Village’s “Seussical Jr.” offers a chance to get a dose of all things Dr. Seuss this summer.
The family show runs from July 9 to 23 at the local performing arts venue in downtown Woodstock.
“The show has been in rehearsals for the past couple of months and is sure to be a new experience for the Woodstock community and beyond,” said Christopher Brazelton, Elm Street operations director.
The show’s director, Brian Gamel, said it tackles many issues Dr. Seuss’s famous books touched on.
“Seussical is a fun show for the whole family” Gamel, who is also lighting designer of the show, said. “It is material we all know and love, presented in a different way.”
Gamel said Dr. Seuss tackles a lot of heavy topics in his books, and presents them in ways that kids will understand, and “Seussical” is no different.
“This show looks at issues of self-worth and self-image, but also allows the audience to have fun and helps them explore their imagination,” he said.
Elm Street Music Director Amy Noel Welch has been hard at work on the show’s upbeat songs including “Oh The Thinks You Can Think,” “Amayzing Mayzie,” and “All For You,” Brazelton said.
Julie Sokol, the costume designer, is pulling out all the stops.
“We wanted to go for a new look on the Seuss you’ve seen here” Gamel said. “We are bringing in new costumes and a retro take on all of Seuss’s designs.”
The cast will also feature a mixture of Elm Street veterans and newbies, Brazelton said.
Audiences will see familiar faces, such as Sam Kuzian, who performed in “Godspell” and “Into the Woods,” along with Kristina Welch, who played the Ghost of Christmas Past this past Christmas in “A Christmas Carol.”
Shows will be on Wednesdays at 10 a.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Group rates are available for “Seussical Jr.” Single tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. For more information and to inquire about tickets, visit elmstreetarts.org/seussical or call (678) 494-4251.