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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Debora Wondercheck

October 27, 2015 Email: info@artsandlearning.org

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SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL JUNIOR BRINGS SEUSSIMS TO LIFE

Dr. Seuss characters sing, dance, and inspire November 5-8 at Segerstrom High School Theater.

Santa Ana, CAFor over 75 years the books of Dr. Seuss have encouraged readers with thei r rhythmic, whimsical words, and life’s little lessons to believe and dream no matter how big or small. Now, the students of the Arts & Learning Conservatory(Arts&Learning) bring the magic of favorite Seuss stories and characters to life on the stage in Seussical, The Musical Junior on November 5, 6, 7, and 8, 2015 at the Segerstrom High School Theater in Santa Ana.

Your guides during the 90 minute musical journey will be none other than The Cat in the Hat and Horton the Elephant (two of Seuss’ most verbose and colorful characters). The music, songs, and characters will captivate audiences to sing-a-long and flashback to best-loved Seuss memories. Audiences will travel from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the World of the Whos to rediscover that a person is a person no matter how small. Based on the book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Arts & Learningproduction will awaken the imagination in children of all ages (even the big kids parents).

Cat in the Hat and JoJo(1)

After many auditions plushours and weeks of rehearsals, the selected Arts & Learning cast are ready to deliver a professional level musical. Students from North and South Orange Count ies, age 8 to 16, are excited to perform for the public, family, and friends. With so many talented Arts & Learning students, performance dates will highlight students from both counties on individual dates as follows:

North Orange County students perform on: Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 7 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

South Orange County students perform on: Saturday, November 7 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, November 8at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The bird girls

As a non-profit, the Arts & Learning Conservatory’s mission, “to inspire and equip all youth for success in life through accessible and exceptional arts education programs” welcomes over 150 underserved youth to this performance giving many children their first ever live theater experience. And we are honored so many local mayors have accepted the invitation of the Mayor of Whoville to attend on Opening Night and see first-hand how valuable the arts can be for all children.

Seussical, The Musical Junior tickets are $14.00 General Seating and $20.00 VIP Seating with performances November 5-8 at the Segerstrom High School Theat re, 2301 West MacArthur Boulevard in Santa Ana. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended; tickets will be an additional $2.00 day of show. Purchase tickets online at www.ArtsandLearning.org or call 714-728-7100 for more details.

To arrange interviews, obtain images or for information about Seussical, The Musical Junior or the Arts & Learning Conservatory programs, contact Founder/CEO Debora Wondercheck at 714-728-7100.

 

Submitted by Dolores C. Colín

Consultant, Arts & Learning Conservatory