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Get Your Seuss On

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The recent movie release of The Lorax was so universally maligned that many viewers walked away saying, among other less printable things, “I could do better.” Now it appears that somebody has -several somebodies, in fact.  This Saturday, Seattle families have two opportunities to experience local artists’ interpretations of Dr. Seuss.

Book-It Repertory Theatre’s next Family Fun Days are: Saturdays April 28, May 5 & May 12, featuring The Lorax and The Sneetches & Other Stories. Family Fun Days begin at 10:30 with themed crafts, followed by a theatrical performance of Book-It’s adaptation of the stories at 11:00, and are followed by a fun drama workshop for children and their parents. Tickets cost $10 for children/$12 for adults. Half-price coupons are available during story-time at The Seattle Children’s Museum. You can get tickets here.

Also this Saturday, the Bushwick Book Club is celebrating National Poetry Month with musical performances inspired by Dr. Seuss. For the uninitiated, here is the Book Club’s description of itself:

The Bushwick Book Club is not your run-of-the-mill book club. Much like any, we act upon the urge to read and to have discussions about what we read. But we found that this was not enough for us. When we read books, we also want to write songs about them. And when we write songs, we like to perform them for an audience.

At 5 p.m. on April 28, they will perform a family matinee at the Fremont Abbey. Performers include: Debbie Miller, Levi Fuller, Matt Price, Justin Froese, Bridget Quigg, Galen Green, Mark Blasco, Dave Ewing, Tai Shan, Kate Graves, Sean Storts, and Bucket of Honey. Tickets are $15 for families (2 adults, up to 4 kids)/$6 adults/free for kids 10 and under. Buy tickets here. Families are welcome to bring outside food and eat dinner during the performance. The Abbey offers ample floor space for kids to dance, plus plenty of seats for parents. The Abbey Cafe will be open (and possibly streaming the show on the big screen) for parents and kids who need to step out.