Chad Bower / Eyewitness News
JEFFERSON, La. -- The Jefferson Performing Arts Society has launched another summer of Youth Musical Theatre, kicking off the season with the play Seussical, Jr.
The musical brings to life iconic Dr. Seuss characters, like Horton the Elephant, the Grinch and The Cat in the Hat, in an adventure that shows the spirit of imagination.
You can catch the show only this weekend at the East Jefferson High School Auditorium at 400 Phlox Avenue in Metairie. The times are: June 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m. and June 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets for both productions are $10 for kids (12 and under), $12 for students, seniors and members of the military, and $15 for adults.
The musical is based off the Tony Award-winning play Seussical the Musical and features over 60 children actors between third and seventh grade.
In the JPAS Youth Musical Theatre Intensive, the young actors spend three weeks rehearsing and learning what it takes to put on a full musical.
You can also catch Guys and Dolls, performed by high schoolers, next week at the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre. The showings are June 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m. and June 26 at 2 p.m.