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Sat, Mar 18


Belmont Arts Collaborative

Seussical KIDS! produced The Accessible Theatre Project & DMR Adventures

Oh, the thinks you can think when Dr. Seuss best-loved characters collide in an unforgettable musical caper!

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Seussical KIDS! produced The Accessible Theatre Project & DMR Adventures
Seussical KIDS! produced The Accessible Theatre Project & DMR Adventures

Time & Location

Mar 18, 2023, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Belmont Arts Collaborative, 221 Carlton Rd, Suites 3 &, 4, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA

About the event

The Accessible Theatre Project is partnersing with DMR Adventures to offer a FREE sensory-friendly production of "Seussical KIDS" on March 18th at 3pm! Sensory-friendly performances aim to provide a positive theater experience for Autistic people or people with other sensory-related disabilities and their families. Below is a link to reserve free tickets for this performance

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical KIDS, a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

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!

Book by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty

Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Co-Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Music Supervised, Adapted and Produced by Bryan Louiselle


April Arcidicono, Aislyn Ardleigh-Clark, Maggie Barnes, Daniel Baxton, Rowan Bergstrom, Freya Braun-Wahlin,, Mariah Cherebin, Zoey Coltrane, Georgia Comer, Mickey Comer, Nathan Courville, Grace Forester, Stella Gelfand, Elliott Gewirtz, Elinor Hoover, Jordan Jennings, Ella Kennard, Connor Neil, Marie Newberry, Emerson Perrel, Raya Pickard, Sara Piper, Maren Price, Cordelia Rice, Carter Rooney, Ella Smith, Emmie Smith, Sarah Smith, Ginger Snyder, Madeleine Spangler, Sophia Starr, Emit Tillack, Wilder Wayland, Liam Weaver, Isla White, Ruby Wilkins, Daphne Wise, Louise Wise

Directed by Melissa Charles

Music Direction by Nancy Paulson

Stage Management by Morgan Hall

Costume Design and Production Management by Karen Schlicht

Assistant Director: Mark Williams

Assistant Choregraphers: Jonathan Karns, Lilah Davis

Vocal Director:  Xavier Taylor

Production Assistant: Annika Braun-Wahlin

Assistant Stage Manager: Lilah Davis



This INDOOR performance will take place at the Belmont Arts Collaborative (221 Carlton Road, Suite 3, Charlottesville, VA 22902 - in Kathy's shopping Center).


- Seating will begin 30 minutes before the performance. Please do not attempt to enter prior to 30 minutes before the performance.


-There are no refunds. If you need to change the date of your performance which has not yet ocurred, please email and we will do our best to accommodate your request.


- The recommended age of admission is 5 years old, but you may certainly bring younger students if you feel they will enjoy the show and be able to sit quietly in the small theatre for approximately 40 minutes. Please note that our theatre is very intimate and your neighbors are close! Our actors use the lobby to make entrances and exits. Due to the intimate nature of the theatre, each person who needs a seat will need a ticket.


- Our pricing model, like most of our classes and programs is based on an accessible model, rather than a set price for age or location in the space. You may be familiar with the terms "sliding scale" or "pay what you can/will."  Please choose the price point that is right for you/your family/your financial requirements. If all price points are out of reach, feel free to contact and we will work on a solution!


- At this time, masks are not required for audience members, but this requirement may change.


-Patrons will present their name to the box office assistant at check-in, but also please have you digital ticket in your possession.


- Latecomers who arrive after the performance time may not be seated.  Late seating is at the discretion of the house manager.


- The performance will run approx. 40 minutes with no intermission.


-Please reach out to with any accessibility needs at least 24 hours prior to the performance.


- There will be limited options for food and drink. We ask that all food/drink be consumed outside or in the lobby


- Due to the license for this show, filming of any kind is NOT prohibited. No filming will be allowed and the performance will not be live streamed. Please do not take photos, flash or otherwise.


Performers may choose to perform without masks


If you'd like to buy tickets for a sold out performance, you can join the standby line, which will begin no earlier than 30 minutes before show time. Unclaimed tickets will begin to be released no earlier than 5 minutes before the show begins. Anyone wishing to buy unclaimed tickets MUST stay physically in line, and no single person may buy more than 2 tickets. There will be no list in writing and it will be impossible to get tickets for the sold out performance more than 5 minutes before the show begins. Being in the standby line does not guarantee you will get a ticket, but we will do our best to accommodate as many people as possible.

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