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‘Seussical Jr.’ coming to Batavia Fine Arts Centre

Published: Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 5:11 p.m. CST

BATAVIA – Rising Star Theatreworks – a nonprofit community theater group – is presenting the musical “Seussical Jr.” this month at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre.

The musical will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 9, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the fine arts center, 1201 Main St., Batavia.

The Cat in the Hat and other Dr. Seuss favorites will make a come back in the musical by Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

According to a news release, the audience will be transported by colorful Seuss characters to the Jungle of Nool, Circus McGurkus and the invisible world of the Whos.

Directed by Jen Prise, with vocal direction by Jonathan Horn and choreography by Paula Venckus, “Seussical Jr.” also features cast members in grades three through nine, who hail from the Tri-cities. Local cast members include (from Batavia) Colin Callahan, Sarah Heylmun, Colin Steele, Maisie Sweeney and Natalie Sweeney; (from Geneva) Colton Benjamin, Megan Rose Boskey, Jillian Connolly, Jill Danklefsen, Matthew Granquist, Mallory Grant, Hannah Hendrian, Maggie Hendrian, Abbey Loria, Carrie Loria, Braden Meiners, Maggie Schubert, Jameson Shanahan, Rachel Tork and Sophie Walz; and (from St. Charles) Kaleigh Brutto, Riley Brutto, Trevor Cowart; Marghee Fullem, Daniel Hommowun, Emi Kaliski, Lauren Nicole, Mack Rivara, Alyssa Robinson, Taylor Stevens and Grace Telfer.

Tickets range from $14 to $19.

For tickets, visit www.rstix.com. For group ticket sales, call 630-845-4028.

The entrance to the Batavia Fine Arts Center is on the north side of the school on Wilson Street.

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