Review: Fantastic, feel-good fun as kids perform magical Dr Seuss tales

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The cast of Junior Aberdeen Youth Music Theatre lit up The Tivoli last night in their latest production of Seussical the Musical.

Seussical, a fairly new show on the musical theatre circuit, takes more than 15 different stories from one of the world’s most popular children’s authors and weaves them into this performance.

While a number of Dr Seuss characters, such as the Cat in the Hat, appear in the musical, the main story involves Horton fighting to save the small community of Whoville, and hatching the egg abandoned by vain, footloose and fancy-free Mayzie.

From the very first number the talented young performers brought the show to life with their extremely colourful costumes and dazzling array of dance routines.

Musical numbers came thick and fast, in fact there was very little dialogue throughout as the young cast sang their hearts out. There are no famous songs in the show but

It’s packed with catchy tunes that you can’t help singing along to, including the big group numbers How Lucky You Are and Oh, The Things You can Think.

Playing the demanding part of Horton was the fabulous Joel Anderson while Sophie Love did a star turn as the narrator, Cat in the Hat.

A special mention must go to the three supporting roles of JoJo (Tiana Mudkavi), Gertrude (Rachael Henderson) and Mayzie (Olivia Douglas) who all had great vocals and stage presence throughout.

With some tickets still available for the rest of the week why not bring the kids along for a fantastic, feel-good night out.

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