Mar 18, 2015

Commercial Entertainment Presents "Seussical" at Williamson Campus

Photo Caption: Pictured, left to right: Chandler Wallace as Cat in the Hat and Bethanie Lyon as Jojo. Photo credit: Max Sechrest.

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. - March 18, 2015) - - - The Columbia State Community College commercial entertainment program will present its annual spring musical, "Seussical," April 10 - 11 at the Williamson Campus.

"Seussical" is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza. Tony award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty­ have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, and Jojo, a little boy with a big imagination. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

"Seussical" is fun for all ages," said Cathy Hudnall, director and assistant professor of the commercial entertainment program. "Dr. Seuss is such a beloved classic, kids and parents alike are sure to enjoy the show."

Friday's Spring Theater begins at 7:30 p.m., and the lobby doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for this event are $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 3 - 10. Children can enjoy preshow activities in the lobby before the performance, along with photo opportunities with cast members after the show.

Saturday's Dessert Theater begins at 7:30 p.m. The lobby doors open at 6 p.m., and dessert service begins at 6:45 p.m. Tickets for this event are $12 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 - 10. Limited table seating is available for this performance.

To purchase tickets, call (615) 790-4400. Hudnall encourages everyone to purchase their tickets in advance, especially for Dessert Theater, which features Freddie Smith's Gourmet Desserts and a beverage. All children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character and bring a pillow so they can sit up front to watch the show.

Columbia State's Williamson Campus is located at 104 Claude Yates Drive, next to Franklin High School off Hillsboro Road in Franklin. Additional information about the commercial entertainment program can be found at

Photo Caption:
Pictured, left to right: Sarah Barberi as Gertrude the Bird and Logan McCann as Horton the Elephant. Photo credit: Bethanie Lyon.

Photo Caption: Pictured, left to right: Briana Hoffman as Mrs. Mayor of Whoville and Matthew Russel as Mayor of Whoville. Photo credit: Bethanie Lyon.

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