Assumption College Theatre to Present Seussical the Musical

Assumption College’s Department of Art, Music and Theatre will present the musical extravaganza Seussical, which is the college’s 4th annual spring production at The Hanover Theatre, located at 2 Southbridge St. Performances will be held Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m.; Saturday, April 14 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m.

Approximately 34 Assumption College students and 20 pupils from Worcester public and private schools are members of the cast and crew. Assumption junior Matthew Angelini stars as Horton the Elephant. The performance will be directed and produced by Assumption College Professor Brian Tivnan.

Based on the classic children’s books by Dr. Seuss, Seussical’s story is the heartwarming, fantastical tale of Horton the Elephant, who finds himself faced with a double challenge. Not only must Horton protect his tiny friend Jojo (and all of Jojo’s fellow invisible Whos) from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, his friend the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him or his “kind and powerful heart.”

This production of singing and dancing ultimately highlights the power of friendship, loyalty, family and community. It is a triumphant story that is sure to make audience members laugh and cry.

Tickets cost $20. There is a $5 discount for children and students, excluding the Friday performance, which is $10 for everyone. Call The Hanover box office at 877-571-7469 for more information

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews