Sunday, November 20, 2011

"Suessical the Musical" Experience

Another voucher claimed for a new experience - Repertory Children Theater's Suessical the Musical.

Its on my bucket list to watch a musical and/or a play. I was happy to stumble upon - hmm actually, I check my voucher sites everyday - a P180 instead of P300 balcony seats deal for the 2:30pm show at OnStage Greenbelt.

Why Suessical? The musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty is based from Dr. Suess' books. According to the booklet, which I bought separately for P60, he wrote 46 books for children but Suessical is an adaptation of "Horton Hatches the Egg" and "Horton Hears a Who".

"Seussical begins with a little kid (Jojo) discovering a strange hat which has been left on the empty stage. He wonders about the hat, picks it up, an up pops a cat wearing the hat (the Cat) who convinces him that it is wonderful to think. The two of them proceed to think up characters and create a story. The characters and the story cone alive onstage."
Certainly its a play for the kids and the kids at heart, like me. The characters the stood out are
Jojo the imaginative kid, The cat in the hat, who encourages Jojo to create and to dream, Horton the elephant, Gertrude the bird with one feather tail, Mayzie la bird, Mr & Mrs Mayor and the people of Whoville.

Although the characters are supposed to be animals, the costumes are not literal. Instead , they used representations on their costumes and the corresponding animal gesture. It was very lively and colorful, such a wonderful experience. My other favorite part is the surprise representations for "Solla Sollew".

Experience it yourself, Suessical the Musical will run until December 2011. =)

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