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Dr. Seuss's classic characters return in the Centerstage production of Seussical, the Musical, which will open on Thursday.

All performances of Seussical, the Musical will take place at the Jewish Community Center of Louisville, located at 3600 Dutchmans Lane in Louisville. The musical will open on July 8 at 7: 30 p.m. Performances will also occur on July 10, 15, 17, 19, 22, and 24 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Performances on July 11, 18, and 25 will take place at 2 p.m. Last but not least, a performance will also occur on July 18 at 7 p.m. There will be no Friday performances.

Tickets for Seussical are $18 for each person and can be obtained by going to the JCC of Louisville front desk or by calling 502-459-0660. Rush tickets are also available on a limited basis before Sunday, Monday, and Thursday evening performances. More information about all tickets can be found at the JCC of Louisville's Centerstage website.

In the all-ages musical, Horton the elephant must perform multiple tasks, including protecting JoJo, his tiny friend, as well as the Whoville residents from dangers. Horton is also called upon by Mayzie La Bird to protect an abandoed egg. Soon, Horton and others face challenges of friendship, loyalty, community, and family.

Seussical, the Musical, created by Eric Idle, Lynn Ahrens, and Stephen Flaherty, brings forth many favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including the Cat in the Hat, Horton, and the residents of Who-ville, into one production. The musical was on Broadway at the Richard Rogers Theatre for nearly 200 performances in 2000.

Seussical is the first show of Centerstage's 2010-2011 season. Centerstage’s other shows include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Man of La Mancha, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Season ticket information can be found by going to the Centerstage portion of the JCC of Louisville website or by contacting Marcy Workman at 502-238-2739.

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