The McLean Community Players return to the Alden Theatre with the musical Seussical, which opens July 12, 2019, and runs weekends through July 28. Seussical brings together many beloved Dr. Seuss characters, including the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Maizie La Bird, the Grinch, JoJo and the Whos. The Cat narrates the story – pulled from more than a dozen Dr. Seuss books – of Horton’s adventures while protecting The Whos. The characters travel everywhere from the Jungle of Nool to Whoville, the Circus McGurkus, and other far off destinations. The music embraces many styles, including Latin, pop, swing, and R&B. The themes of bravery, loyalty, love, and the power of imagination make this musical appealing to theater-goers of all ages. Co-conceived by Eric Idle, Stephen Flaherty (music and book), and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics and book). Performances are weekends, July 12-28, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $28, general admission; $23, seniors, students, and tax district residents; $15, ages 15 and younger. Tickets are available on MCP’s website (www.McLeanPlayers.org), at 866-811-4111, and at the Alden Box Office.