Theater Works presents the summer production SEUSSICAL

Photo by Josiah Duka Photography featuring (left to right) Joshua Vern, Josh Pike and Austin Beggs

PEORIA – Theater Works presents the summer production SEUSSICAL on stage July 14 – 30, 2017 at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. Plunging audiences, striped-hat-first, into Dr. Seuss’s whimsical world, SEUSSICAL takes over the Gyder stage with all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. SEUSSICAL is fun for the whole family!

“We wanted give the families in our community something fun to do during the summer. It’s just another way we are working towards our vision of being a significant cultural resource for the West Valley,” says Producing Artistic Director Chris Hamby on adding a summer show to Theater Works’ production lineup. The 33-member cast will be led Director Brett Aiken, Musical Director James May and Choreographer Tina Khalil. This is the second production that will feature a youth ensemble as part of the cast, representing a collaboration between YouthWorks and MasterWorks. Audiences will see many returning faces as well as several new cast members.

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, co-conceived Eric Idle, Based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Seussical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

SEUSSICAL will be on the Gyder Theater at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts (8355 West Peoria Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345) July 14 – 30, 2017. Single tickets are $38; discounts for seniors, students, and groups. Special pricing just for families! Purchase 2 Adult Tickets and 2 Student/Youth Tickets for $80 (a $108 value). Call our Box Office at (623)815-7930 or use Promo Code “Whoville” when checking out online.

Season tickets and Flex passes are available for the 2017-18 Season opening September 8 with GYPSY. To purchase tickets or find out more about Theater Works productions, contact the Box Office at (623) 815-7930 or visit