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Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 9:36 am, Wed Jul 16, 2014.

The fifth show of The Muny's 96th season, “Seussical,” will be on stage Tuesday, July 22, through Monday, July 28.  

Stephen Wallem stars as Horton the Elephant, with John Tartaglia as The Cat in the Hat. Co-starring are Julia Murney as Mayzie LaBird, Kirsten Wyatt as Gertrude McFuzz, Liz Mikel as Sour Kangaroo, James Anthony as Gen. Genghis Kahn Schmitz, Gary Glasgow as The Mayor of Whoville, April Strelinger as Mrs. Mayor and Reuben Thomas as JoJo.

Dr. Seuss’ timeless stories burst to wondrous and enchanting musical life in one of the world’s most popular musicals. Narrated by The Cat in the Hat, this magical show weaves the whimsical tale of Horton the Elephant and his quest to protect the people of Who-ville, people only he can see. Featuring the delightful music of the award-winning composing team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, “Seussical” reminds the audience of the first lesson of Dr. Seuss: Always believe.

“This wonderful musical explores the power and mystery of imagination,” said Muny Executive Producer and Artistic Director Mike Isaacson. “I can’t imagine a more exciting and fantastic group of actors to inspire our audience to celebrate the world of Seuss.”

The show is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges, with music direction by Valerie Gebert.

The final shows in The Muny’s 2014 season lineup are “Grease,” July 31-Aug. 8; and “Hello, Dolly!” Aug. 11-17.

For ticket information, call 314-361-1900 or visit www.muny.org.

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