BALLINGER –Members of the Ballinger Elementary Choir will unlock the imaginations of patrons when they bring the Cats in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie LaBird, the Whos in Whoville and other Dr. Seuss favorites to life with their production of Seussical™ KIDS, announced this week by the Cat in the Hat and Drew Cohen, president of Music Theatre International (MTI). Co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle, Seussical™ KIDS combines Dr. Seuss tales (…and tails!) using the plinker-plunker of many musical styles – ranging from Latin to pop, swing to gospel, and R&B to funk – as colorful as the classic books.

BALLINGER –Members of the Ballinger Elementary Choir will unlock the imaginations of patrons when they bring the Cats in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie LaBird, the Whos in Whoville and other Dr. Seuss favorites to life with their production of Seussical™ KIDS, announced this week by the Cat in the Hat and Drew Cohen, president of Music Theatre International (MTI). Co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle, Seussical™ KIDS combines Dr. Seuss tales (…and tails!) using the plinker-plunker of many musical styles – ranging from Latin to pop, swing to gospel, and R&B to funk – as colorful as the classic books.

“Now, I’m here, there is no telling what may ensue with a Cat such as me, and a Thinker like you!,” says the Cat in the Hat.

Horton will hear a "Who" and cheerful chaos will ensue when the choir presents Seussical™ KIDS at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 12 in the Ballinger High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

The musical is co-directed by Deidra Dallas, Janet Wilson, Matt Cleveland, and Dale and Ida Lee Ellis.

"We strongly encourage everyone to attend this fabulous production by these talented students," said music director Dale Ellis.

Seussical™ KIDS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com.