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SEUSSICAL: The world of Dr Seuss brought to life at the Civic Theatre these July school holidays

An all-singing, all-dancing, fantastical, magical extravaganza awaits you these July school holidays when Hunter Drama’s full-length production of Seussical hits the stage at the Civic Theatre in Newcastle.

The production will take fans of the most famous of Cats, in the most iconic of Hat, on a full-blown musical adventure through The Jungle of Nool into the endlessly fascinating world of Dr Seuss.

Seussical tells a story of friendship, loyalty, and love which Director, Daniel Stoddart, said are more relevant than ever, in our post-pandemic, conflict-challenged world.

“At the heart of this gorgeous text is a message of children finding their voice, challenging the establishment and speaking up for themselves, to save what should be important to us all,” Daniel said.

It’s a world where Horton, the kind-hearted elephant, discovers a speck of dust on which the civilisation of Whoville exists and despite all odds restores peace and unity to the Jungle of Nool.  

“In an interesting coincidence, the colours of the Whos – blue and yellow – reflect the colours of the Ukrainian flag, under which their brave citizens are currently battling gallantly. Our hero, Jojo, is sent to war and we soon realise this story is not that far removed from our world’s current plight.

“Now more than ever, it’s a story which resonates with and is relevant to our young people,” Daniel Added.

IN REHEARSAL: Cast of Seussical at Hunter Drama

Daniel says he’s over the moon to see how the production has been rehearsing.

“I’m incredibly proud of this fabulously talented cast which has embraced the story and made it their own.

“A true celebration of those who are different, this show is for anyone who has ever felt too small to matter or even be heard.

“What a perfect story to welcome young audiences back to the theatre! It is guaranteed to warm the heart, provoke a gleaming grin, and remind us all how important it is to fight for what we believe in!” Daniel said.  

Seussical The Musical opens at the Civic Theatre these holidays for four rollicking performances on Thursday 14 July at 7pm, Friday 15 July at 7pm and Saturday 16 July at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are available at civictheatrenewcastle.com.au.