National Opera House Event

Kilmore Variety Group present Seussical the Musical

16 - 17 March 2019

Tickets: €16 (adults) / €12 (children) / Founders Circle (centre seats only) €20.

The perfect musical for the whole family, Seussical takes us into the world of Dr. Seuss, where the best-loved characters collide and cavort in a wonderful fantasy land. We visit the most colourful of Dr Seuss' “thinks” including: The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and JoJo.

The Cat in the Hat guides us into the Jungle of Nool where we see Horton, the kind-hearted elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing the residents of Whoville. He meets JoJo, a Who child sent to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton decides he must protect the speck of dust on a nearby clover, while at the same time protecting an abandoned egg left to his care by the lazy Mayzie LaBird. Horton tries to convince the other animals in The Jungle of the existence of the Who’s, but he is ridiculed and put on trial for insanity. Only his loyal neighbour, Gertrude McFuzz, never loses faith in him. Eventually, the two fall in love.

Seussical weaves a story about friendship, loyalty, community and love. Despite all odds, Horton and Gertrude band together to save the Who’s, free Horton, and restore peace and unity to the Jungle of Nool. Charming Seussical teaches us the power of being unique, and the importance of fighting for your beliefs.

About the Group:

The Kilmore Variety Group have been performing together for 30 years and have enjoyed many successful shows including The King & I.

Director/Musical Director is long time group member and Music Teacher Eileen McCarthy.

The choreography is arranged by Wexford based Dancer & Dance Teacher Jonny Smith.