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Local actors featured in ‘Seusscal’

ACTON — “Seussical,” a fun, accessible show centered around Dr. Seuss characters, will be presented by Open Door Theater Feb. 3 to 12 at the R.J. Grey Junior High School in Acton.

Performing in this family-friendly show are Harvard locals Monique Morin, Lee Allen, Dallas Briggs-Adams and Liz Ruark. Also performing is an Ayer resident Heather Pruiksma and Weston resident Lali Haines.

This fun musical adventure features music by composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens (“Ragtime”). This show also includes many fan-favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and the Whos. All these and more are brought together through the tale of a boy named JoJo, who is unnoticed by his peers and thinks “unusual thinks,” but finds an ally in Horton the Elephant. Audiences will journey into the storybook world of Dr. Seuss as this creative duo tries to convince their friends to see that “anything is possible” if they can only imagine beyond what is right in front of them.

There will be seven performances including a sensory-friendly matinee on Feb. 11 at noon. Open Door is also presenting an American Sign Language interpretation for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing on Feb. 4, and an audio-described show for those who are blind or have low vision on Feb. 11 in the evening. Every show will feature open captioning, using integrated projections to enhance the onstage action.

Tickets are now on sale by calling Open Door Theater, 978-264-8150, or purchase online at For information about theater accessibility and special shows: or

Show Dates are Feb. 3 at 7 p.m., Feb. 4th at 2 p.m. (ASL-interpreted), Feb. 5 at 2 p.m., Feb. 10 at 7 p.m., Feb. 11 at noon (sensory-friendly), Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. (audio-described), Feb. 12 at 2 p.m.

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