Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with North Farmington musical

The North Farmington High School Theatre ROPA (Raiders of the Performing Arts) will celebrate the birthday of Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, with a production of “Seussical the Musical.”

Because the school’s auditorium is undergoing renovations, the March 1-3 performances will be held at Farmington High School, 32000 Shiawassee St. in Farmington.

Seussical the Musical
North Farmington thespians rehearse a scene from “Seussical the Musical” on the stage at Farmington High School. (North Farmington Theatre)

Based on the stories of Dr. Seuss, primarily Horton Hears a Who, “Seussical the Musical” is a kid-friendly show narrated by the Cat in the Hat. The adventure begins as Horton the Elephant discovers a speck of dust that is home to the Whos. Along the way, Horton is kidnapped and goes to trial, all while protecting the invisible Whos and an egg left behind by his fun-seeking friend Mayzie La Bird.

There will be a special character meet-and-greet on stage following the Saturday, March 3, 1 p.m. matinee.

Seussical the Musical
North Farmington students will welcome audiences at Farmington High School’s auditorium, while their home theater is under construction. (North Farmington Theatre)

A portion of ticket sales throughout the weekend will be donated to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

Purchase tickets in advance at showtix4u.com and enter “NFHS” in the search box, or follow the link in the Upcoming Events section at facebook.com/NFTheatre — where you’ll also find show publicity and early rehearsal photos.

Tickets will also be available at the door, with the box office opening two hours before each show. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets at a discounted $10 rate by sending their request to NFROPABoosters@gmail.com.