Seuss is on the Loose at Governors State University (Video)

University Park, IL–(ENEWSPF)–April 25, 2016 – The GSU Center for Performing Arts announces the upcoming performance of Seussical.  This upbeat, whimsical musical production comes direct from New York and will be held on May 1, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Seussical started as a Broadway musical centered on The Cat in the Hat. Now, adapted and produced by Theatreworks, the community can view this original Broadway production for a fraction of the price.

Seussical is one of many productions put on each year by the Center for Performing Arts, and this performance will be one that is great for both adults and children. Based on The Cat in the Hat, Seussical adds a unique twist to the already popular children’s books. Incorporating Broadway-like song and dance, The Cat in the Hat acts as Emcee while creating even more mischief. This production allows the audience to view part of their childhood on stage, while they reminisce on how the famous Dr. Seuss has impacted their life.

Come out and enjoy some of Dr. Seuss’ classical books come to life in this contemporary stage play that spotlights works like The Cat in the Hat, The Who’s, and Horton Hears a Who. Since its creation, Seussical has been a hit with children of all ages across America and has been entertaining families for more than sixteen years.

Tickets and Information:

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.


By Phone: 708.235.2222

Box Office Hours: Monday- Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (open to 6 p.m. on Thursdays) and two hours prior to all performances

About Theatreworks Seussical

Seussical, with music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, book by Ahrens and Flaherty, and conception by Ahrens, Flaherty and Eric Idle (Monty Python), and was adapted from the works of Dr. Seuss.   Ahrens and Flaherty’s first professional job together was writing The Emperor’s New Clothes for Theatreworks USA in the early 80’s.   The production is directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The scenic design is by Narelle Sissons and the costume design is by Tracy Christensen.

About Center for Performing Arts

The Center brings diverse, high quality and affordable cultural and arts education experiences to more than 60,000 people. CPA offers national touring acts, Chicago-based artists and community and academic theatre. Whatever your cultural tastes, we have something for you.

Our state-of-the art facility seats 1,171 patrons and is located at a vibrant and dynamic university setting that also houses an on-site Visual Arts Gallery and The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, offering unique opportunities for pre- and post-show activities and gatherings.

Governors State University is located at 1 University Park, IL 60484. Conveniently located off of I-57 (off the new Stuenkel Road exit), the Center for Performing Arts is easily accessible from all neighboring south suburban communities. Parking is free. For best GPS directions, always use the location search term “Governors State University” only.

This release was written by GSU students:  Cassidy Bonnell, Devyn Forquer, Haily Kaufman, Tyler Pierce, Raechel Skoniecki, Regilyn Smith, Mychael Vanarsdale