Calendar » Get Out

The Doctor's In

Everybody's favorite kid-lit MD prescribes a dose of fantasy in Ohio City production.


Nobody grows too old for Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham. That's why the Near West Theatre production of Seussical Jr. is aimed at audiences of all ages — but especially kids who've been reading about Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and the folks down in Whoville. "It's amazing how goofy and silly and fun they can be," says Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek, who doubles as the show's director and choreographer. "We want to help kids just tap in, let loose, and take risks. This show has it all."For the play, 39 thesps from 9 to 13 years old have been rehearsing after school for six weeks to fine-tune their portrayals of fish and jungle creatures. They've also memorized a medley of colorful tunes to bring Seuss' fantasyland to life. "There really is a universality to Dr. Seuss," says Morrison-Hrbek. "So it's a no-brainer, tapping into everyone's feelings about it." Curtain times are at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the St. Patrick Club Building, 3606 Bridge Avenue in Ohio City. Tickets are $6. Call 216-961-6391 or visit
June 12-14, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., June 15, 3:30 p.m., 2008

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.