YORKTON – SaskExpress is bringing its production of Seussical to Yorkton.
Seussical is a musical comedy by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, based on the many children's stories of Dr. Seuss.
It’s basically Horton Hears a Who with a bunch of other Seuss characters mixed in,” said Elizabeth Bishop one of the performers. She added that other familiar ‘faces’ in the show include the famed Cat in the Hat narrating.
Bishop said the show is “quite out there” in terms of staging, adding it is “quite extravagant,” with the crew doing lots of quirky things in terms of props to bring the show to life.
Bishop noted that SaskExpress generally has a Christmas-themed show at this time of year, so Seussical is a little different, although The Grinch does have a cameo.
The show is certainly a family-themed one, and should bring smiles to children who will know the characters well.
As noted Bishop, who helps with back drop design in addition to her on stage roles, is from Kamsack. The 19-year-old joined SaskExpress in 2017. The spot with the long-running troupe dovetails nicely for Bishop who is pursuing her BA in theatre acting.
In addition to the Yorkton show Dec. 13, at the Anne Portnuff Theatre it will be in Weyburn Dec. 15, Moose Jaw Dec. 16, as well as shows in Regina over eight days.