Our community playhouse stages their own version of Broadway musicals. It is a real community effort with volunteers from schools and colleges from several counties. With a hired professional director and muscians they stage pretty exciting representations of what the originals were on Broadway.
It's one way we provincials far from the Great White Way can get a taste of culture. We've seen Joseph's Technicolor Coat, Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret, Through the Woods, and Chorus Line.
Today is was Suessical, the musical based o Dr. Suess characters. The cat in the hat was emcee, and Horton, the elephant, and the Grinch were there too. Fifty or sixty kids and adults dressed in colorful, outlandish, costumes and became story book characters and danced and sang, like Broadway troupers, and never forgot a line.
And today, the audience was kids from nearby schools. They were entranced.
A lady friend and I sat front row, center stage. We were close to the action. When Horton, the elephant, sat on Maizy's egg, faithful one hundred percent, it began to snow on Horton. We were so close it snowed on us too. In a few moments, the cat in the hat came with a rag and wiped the snow off Horton, and then he leaned over and wiped the snow off the lady and me.
The kids in the audience went wild.
How're we gonna keep 'em down on the farm, now that they've seen Broadway?