Family fun and entertainment is abuzz this holiday season

Gold Reef City goes all out with family entertainment this holiday season!

Gold Reef City, SA’s most loved local entertainment spot, is bringing the colourful world of Dr Seuss to the Lyric Theatre to inspire and entertain like never before with Seussical! If that isn’t enough, check out the magical line up of family entertainment at movies@ Gold Reef City.

Seussical – coming to Gold Reef City for a strictly limited season!

A tale from one of the world’s most beloved storytellers coming to life on stage at South Africa’s Most Loved Local Entertainment spot, sounds like a match made in Heaven…or should we say Gold Reef City? From 20 December 2019, the colourful world of Dr. Seuss takes over the Lyric theatre, Gold Reef City in Seussical.

You’ve loved the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, the Grinch and the Who’s. Now, meet Jojo: one kid with an unstoppable imagination, who brings together all your favourite characters from acclaimed family author, Dr. Seuss in a big musical adventure like you’ve never seen before!

From the Jungle of Nool to the tiniest planet in the sky Whoville, to Circus McGurkus and everywhere in-between, all while never leaving our own backyard, cleverly brought to life with Naledi Award-winning theatre company &CO in their brand new wildly theatrical production of SEUSSICAL!

Highly theatrical, imaginative and colourful, Seuss comes to vivid life this holiday season at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City for one hour of non-stop inventive fun and energy, colour and dancing, it’s bound to be the talk of the town for its strictly limited season, running weekends from 20 December through 12 January.

This feel-good musical bonanza dares guests to think big and reminds them of the power of loyalty, family, and acceptance. After all, a person’s a person no matter how small!

“This show is truly holiday fun for the kid in all of us, celebrating the everyday magic that lies around us! Gold Reef City is thrilled to welcome this one-of-a-kind production to the Lyric Theatre’s stage,” says Marketing Manager of Gold Reef City, Feron Somiah

With tickets only at R100 and a stage time of just over an hour, Seussical is suitable for the whole family ages four and up! Remember that Rewards members enjoy up to 20% off the full ticket price. Not a rewards cardholder? The good news is, if you visited Gold Reef City Theme Park you get 10% off the full ticket price when you produce your armband (valid for bookings at Gold Reef City’s Box Office only).

About the show:

SEUSSICAL is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza featuring music by Tony Award-winning team, Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Aherns, book by Lynn Aherns and Stephen Flaherty, co-conceived by Monty Python’s Eric Idle, this “Theatre For Young Audiences” version is presented by special arrangement with DALRO, based on the numerous works of children’s author Dr. Seuss.

The star-studded cast includes Musanete Sukupwanya (Cat in the Hat), Mortimer Williams (Horton), Chantal Stanfield (Gertrude McFuzz), Carly Graeme (Mayzie La Bird), Abby Molz (Jojo), Sarah Richard (Mrs. Mayor), Yamikani Mahaka-Phiri (Mr. Mayor), Lois du Plessis (Sour Kangaroo) with Danelle Cronje and Danny Meaker.

Produced by &CO, directed by Matthew Counihan, music supervised by Rowan Bakker, choreographed by Sebe Leotlela, designed by Sarah Roberts, lighting design by Denis Hutchinson and sound design by Mark Malherbe, digital by Drew Digital. This production is based on a concept by Drew Bakker. This original production was workshopped as part of RedFest at Redhill School.

Want to see a sneak preview of SEUSSICAL – holiday fun for the kid in all of us? Click here

movies@ Gold Reef City

Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf are back in Frozen (3D), and they’re going far into the forest to learn an ancient mystery about their kingdom. Also on the cards is Jumanji: The Next Level (3D) – the gang is back, but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. Star Wars fans can look forward to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (3D) where the surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more. It’s all-out adventure and family fun at movies@ Gold Reef City this festive season!

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