' "Seussical" celebrates iconic children's author through song and dance'

I wrote a feature about a play opening in Orem:

Characters from the most and least popular Dr. Seuss stories appear throughout “Seussical the Musical,” opening Friday at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre.

“Everything from the Lorax to the Sneetches to the Grinch to the Whos and the various jungle animals from the Jungle of Nool, there’s a little bit of everything in there,” said Eric James Smith, who plays the Cat in the Hat in the show. “I think everyone who’s ever read a Dr. Seuss book will find something familiar.”

Director Shawn M. Mortensen said the show is not just “Dr. Seuss vomit,” but a loving tribute that also does manage to tell a clear story through all the references.

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