The Arvada Center Presents the Children’s Musical “Seussical”

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities opens the children’s musical Seussical on February 2, 2018. Based on the stories of Dr. Seuss, the musical is an amalgamation of many of his most famous books, like Horton Hears a Who! and Dr. Seuss’s Gertrude McFuzz. Seussical is directed by David and Julie Payne, with musical direction by Keith Ewer and choreography by Piper Arpan. The Arvada Center Artistic Producer of Musical Theatre is Rod A. Lansberry. Seussical is sponsored by US Bank, Xcel Energy, and the Fine Arts Foundation.


Enter the fantastic world of Dr. Seuss in the musical, Seussical! Music and dance bring characters like Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and Gertrude McFuzz together on stage. Don’t miss out on all the fun and all the “thinks you can think”! The musical debuted on Broadway in 2000 and spawned two US national tours and a UK tour. It has become a beloved classic for schools and regional theatres around the world.


The production opens February 2, running through March 23, then reopens May 14 - 25, 2018. Performances are Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., and noon, and various Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets call the Box Office at 720-898-7200 or go to


There will be two Sensory Friendly performances of Seussical on Saturday, March 10 at 11 a.m., and Monday, March 12 at 10 a.m. Seussical will be Audio Described for the sight impaired on Tuesday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m. and noon. It will be Shadow-interpreted for the hearing impaired on Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18, both at 10:00 a.m. and noon. Shadow-interpreted theatre utilizes specially trained American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters to perform as “shadows” on stage alongside actors.


The cast includes Brandon Bill (Horton), Ben Griffin (Cat), Barret Harper (Mr. Mayor, Wickersham 3), Emma Maxfield (Sour Kangaroo, Fish, Bird Girl), Susannah McLeod (Wickersham 2, Bird Girl, Who, Fish), David Miller (Wickersham 1, Who), Melissa Morris (Boy/Jojo), Leiney Rigg (Mayzie, Fish), Alissa Robinson (Mrs. Mayor, Bird Girl), and Rebecca Spence (Gertrude, Fish).