Seussical Jr. and Adventure Improv

Jean’s Teens, a community theater group featuring young local performers, has been hard at work for the past month staging the wacky world of Dr. Seuss in the musical, Seussical, Jr. Directed by Vicki Etchings, who last directed A Christmas Carol and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Jean’s Playhouse, Seussical, Jr. showcases the talents of sixteen 9- to 17- year-olds as they bring to life the strange and otherworldly characters from Dr. Seuss’ long career of creating children’s literature for all ages.

Hanna Olivier, a fifteen-year-old home-schooled student from Lincoln, plays one of the few human characters in the show, the Mayor of the Whos. Miss Olivier, who was last seen on the Jean’s Playhouse stage as Fan in A Christmas Carol, explains that one of the recurring lines in the show, “A person is a person no matter how small,” exposes the theme running through the play and- as many of us can remember- Dr. Seuss’ eclectic body of work. The creative process of staging the play and getting “into character” has been affirmative and stimulating for Miss Olivier, who says that “Vicki encourages us to use our imagination and be the character as we see it.”

Seussical, Jr. will be playing at Jean’s Playhouse on Saturday, June 1st at 2:00 pm and Sunday, June 2nd at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for all ages and may be purchased at or over the phone at (603) 745-2141. Meet the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, JoJo, Mazie and all your other favorite Seussian characters in this fabulous show. You will like it better than Green Eggs and Ham, but you can’t watch it there you can only watch it at Jean’s Playhouse!


Also opening the same weekend is Adventure Improv, which returns to commence our stellar professional summer season! Audiences roar with laughter as our company actors perform from the top of their heads and fly by the seat of their pants, creating hilarious scenes through games and sketches. You can participate by yelling out your ideas or sit back and enjoy all the fun in this family-friendly improvisational cavalcade of jocularity. Performances run Saturday, June 1st, Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, June 9th at 2:00 pm; tickets are $20 for all ages.