Forevermore Dance & Theatre Arts Student set for Seussical Jr. in Franklin Park

Forevermore Dance & Theatre Arts Student Performance of Seussical Jr. | Submitted

The following news releases comes from a member of the Franklin Park community:

Forevermore Dance & Theatre Arts produces Suessical, Jr., running August 1-2, 2014 at East Leyden High School Auditorium in Franklin Park, will focus on the tale of Horton the Elephant, who finds Whos living on a speck of dust.

Horton runs into trouble throughout the show because he has to protect the Whos, but he also has to keep an eye on an abandoned egg. Horton will be teased, too, but through it all, Gertrude McFuzz will stand by his side. For kids and parents who grew up reading Dr. Seuss books, this musical stage show adaption of the classic stories will be fun for the whole family.

This summer, Forevermore has provided $3650 in scholarships to students along with an invaluable literacy appreciation experience at an intensive Musical Theatre Camp. Forevermore is more than just great dancing and is dedicated to giving back to the community. Forevermore has invited local children’s organizations to attend performances at no cost.

This TheatreBugs production gives 28 young performers the opportunity to experience the power of working as team in a theatre ensemble. Singing, dancing, acting, and creating are a part of the rehearsal process. Strong friendships are formed, and these young actors ages 6-13 practice the values of cooperation, teamwork, and problem solving.

The cast works with adult theatre professionals who direct and produce the show and teen mentors who assist behind the scenes to build and design the show. Seussical, Jr. is a full-scale musical with scenic design by Annalisa Jamnik and Maggie White; technical direction by Victor Pilolla; musical direction by Nancy Corpolongo; choreography by Kerrie Korzatkowski; and direction by David Korzatkowski. The cast and crew members are from: Chicago, Elmhurst, Elmwood Park, Franklin Park, Norridge, and River Grove.

 For tickets, click here.  

What: Seussical, Jr.

Where: East Leyden High School Auditorium 3400 Rose Street Franklin Park, IL 60131

When: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 7pm Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 2pm

Tickets: $12 in advance, $15/door

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