Seussical: The Musical: Magical Production Comes to Windsor
By Mike Butler
Oh the places you should go and oh the thinks you can think!! One of those places you should think about going is definitely Windsor because Quick As A Wink Theatre Society is performing the Tony-winning Suessical: The Musical and it’s a must-see production for people of all ages. The wind in Windsor is blowing terrific costumes, set pieces, and all things Seuss-y your way! You’ll see a turtle named Yurtle, an elephant named Horton who keeps hearing a Who, a Cat in The Hat, a couple of other special Things (One and Two actually!), and many of the other famous Dr. Seuss characters we’ve all grown to love and cherish over the years.
Seussical: The Musical was first performed on Broadway in 2000 and it’s a consolidation of many of Dr. Seuss’s famous stories with much focus put on the tale of Horton Hears a Who! The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos. Although Horton faces ridicule and danger, the powers of friendship and community emerge triumphant! Crazy adventures, many characters, and so much great music fly at the audience as they’re transported into a magical wonderland filled with all things Seuss! Seussical is fun for the whole family.
Quick As A Wink Theatre Society, just off the heels of the successful musicals Grease, The Music Man, A Christmas Carol, and The Drowsy Chaperone, has pulled together a glorious cast of over three dozen local actors. Under the direction of Becca Guilderson and Thea Burton, the show is bound to tickle your funny bone and dazzle you with dance numbers, flashy costumes and more!
Seussical: The Musical is being performed at Kings-Edgehill School in the Fountain Performing Arts Centre on June 1, 2, 8, and 9, with evening shows starting at 7pm, and there’s three matinee performances on June 2, 3, and 9, starting at 2pm. Tickets will be moving fast so book early by visiting The Spoke & Note on Water Street in Windsor, The Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville, or booking online at QAAW.CA
A special story reading with crafts and treats with the characters before the show is available for children at a cost of $20, which includes admission to the show! Story readings will be held at 12 pm on June 2 and 3. Tickets for this event are available only through QAAW.CA.
I’ve worked with Quick As Wink Theatre many times over the last few years and I can safely say, you’re in for a special treat with Seussical: The Musical. This Fox in Socks can’t wait to see it! Enjoy the show!