Each June, teenagers from all over Brookhaven and the surrounding counties are given the opportunity to put their dramatic skills to good use. They star in their own production to showcase acting, singing and dancing talents and the money made from ticket sales is reinvested into Brookhaven Little Theatre to continue its mission of providing arts for all ages and fund continued improvements.
This year’s production is Seussical the Musical Jr. Within the songs’ lyrics, the Dr. Seuss story of “Horton Hears a Who” unfolds. Horton the Elephant hears the pleas for help from a small village — Whoville — located within a clover flower that he finds. The Whos have become dislodged from their host flower and are floating aimlessly through the world around them. As Horton salvages the village by placing it upon a clover, the animals that live alongside Horton begin to doubt his sanity. He continues to believe, and speak to, a population that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Through continued taunting the fellow creatures — including birds, kangaroos, monkeys, Thing 1 and Thing 2, the Grinch and the Cat in the Hat — try to wear Horton’s beliefs and commitment down and convince him that his plight to save the Whos is ridiculous. Meanwhile, Gertrude the Bird tries to gain Horton’s affections to satisfy an ongoing crush that she has on him.
“Seussical the Musical” tickets can be bought online at www.haventheater.org. The show will take place the 23rd– 25th with nighttime performances as well as Saturday and Sunday matinees. We hope to see you at our gorgeous Brookhaven Little Theatre in downtown Brookhaven!