Pajama Party/Seussical KIDS - Cancelled
By Cristi Cary Miller and Jay Michael Ferguson/Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty
Directed by Mark Harrod/Dee Baldock
Pajama Party - It's time for bed - time to pick up our toys, take a bath, brush our teeth, and put our PJs on to end the day. But wait! What's that noise I hear under my bed? Where's my teddy bear? See how bedtime can really be a blast in this creative and cozy 20-minute musical!
Seussical KIDS - Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton's challenge is twofold — not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
Produced by Verona Area Community Theater at Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center, 300 Richard St., Verona
Performances: April 2-4, 2020
Cancellation of Spring Youth Productions
Due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus, VACT has decided to cancel performances of its spring youth productions: Pajama Party, Suessical Kids, and GTK Footloose (April 2-4), and Chicago HSE (April 16-18). With school district restrictions making the Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center (VAHS PAC) inaccessible until April 6, there is no option for the April 2-4 productions. VACT has also decided that out of concern for continuing large group rehearsals, for the safety of our cast and staff, we will also cancel performances of Chicago HSE, regardless of whether the VAHS PAC reopens after April 6.
We want to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our four casts, staff, volunteers, and families. We know that this decision will cause a great deal of disappointment, and please know that we share in your sadness, but VACT feels strongly that this is the right decision. We will continue to explore options for allowing our amazing casts a way to show all, or a portion, of the great work that had been done on these productions thus far, but with so many questions still unanswered we do not have any details at this time. Cast members will receive emails through our regular channels if any further decisions are made.
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