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Seussical Jr! Coming to YAAL

The Youth Actors Academy of Lincoln (YAAL) is proud to announce that tickets are on sale now for Seussical Jr! Performances will take place October 11-13, 2019 at the YAAL Theatre located at 1233 Libra Drive, Suite 2, Lincoln, NE 68512.

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical Jr! a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

This production of Seussical Jr. is performed by our talented youth actors ages 7-14.  The show is approximately 90 minutes with an intermission.

Show dates and times are as follows:  Friday, October 11th at 7pm; Saturday, October 12th at 2pm and 7pm; and Sunday, October 13th at 2pm and 6pm.  Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for youth under 18, and preferred seating is $20.  All seats are general admission and may be purchased online. Tickets will also be available at the door for $10, subject to availability.  This show is directed by Christina Docter, with the assistance of Hannah Segura as Music Director, Assistant Director and Choreographer Michelle Ingle, and Fred Vogel as Stage Manager.

YAAL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing affordable professional-level theatre training to youth of all ages and abilities.  Through YAAL’s high-quality work, young people gain confidence and learn commitment, responsibility, and team work skills that are critical to their success both in school and in life.   YAAL awards multiple need-based scholarships annually and includes youth with disabilities in all of its productions.  If a child wishes to participate in YAAL programming, we will find a way to get them involved.

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