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Dr. Seuss's The Lorax Set for Old Globe and Children's Theatre Company

The US premiere of the production had its world premiere at London's Old Vic.

The Old Vic's production of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax will make its US premiere at Minneapolis's Children's Theatre Company and San Diego's The Old Globe.
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San Diego's Old Globe and Minneapolis's Children's Theatre Company will co-present the US premiere of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. Performances are set for April 17-June 10 at the Children's Theatre Company and July 2-August 12 at the Old Globe.

Based on the beloved children's book, Dr. Seuss's The Lorax is adapted by David Greig (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and features music and lyrics by Charlie Fink. The show is desribed as follows: "Silky soft Truffula trees provide the perfect ingredient for a nifty new garment. But when demand skyrockets, who will speak for all the trees in the Truffula forest? Enter the Lorax. Dr. Seuss's The Lorax has been enchanting adults and children alike for generations, and this summer his irresistible, big-hearted, mustachioed hero will be brought to inventive life."

H. Adam Harris, along with Meghan Kreidler and Rick Miller puppeteering, will play The Lorax. Joining them are Steven Epp as The Once-ler. The ensemble features Ansa Akyea, Christopher Becknell, Stephanie Bertumen, Brian Bose, Ryan Colbert, Lynnea Doublette, Johannah "Joh" Easley, Rajané Katurah, Ryan Lear, Ryan Dean Maltz, Emily Michaels King, and Autumn Ness.

The creative team includes Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell (puppetry design), Jon Clark (lighting design), Tom Gibbons (sound design), Phil Bateman (musical supervisor and arranger), James Vasquez (associate director), Stacy McIntosh (production stage manager).

For tickets and information to the Old Globe production, click here.

For tickets and information to the Children's Theatre Company production, click here.