Family Fun
April 3, 2013 • 07:20:38 p.m.

Dr. Seuss stories to come to life on stage


 (From left) Katie Das (Mrs. Mayor) Charlie Karner (Mr. Mayor) and Ben Cisco (The Grinch) of the Children’s Theatre of Elgin bring the musical “Suessical Jr.” to life. (Provided photo)

ELGIN – The Children’s Theatre of Elgin will wrap up its 25th anniversary season with the musical “Seussical Jr.” from April 11 to 14 at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. The musical will bring Dr. Seuss stories to life with characters such as The Grinch, Yertle The Turtle, The Cat In The Hat and more.

The musical is directed by Jen Prise; the vocal direction is by Bre Koll; and choreography is by Children’s Theatre of Elgin graduate Sarah Robertson. 

In a news release, the show’s producer Leslie Gorkowski said, “It is a very fun show.”

Information and online reservations are available at A special school show was added. The show will take place at noon Thursday, April 11.

Public performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14.

Tickets cost $11 for adults and $9 for students and seniors. Purchase tickets online at or by calling 847-214-7550. Advanced ticket purchasing is recommended.

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