Seussical the Musical
Sacramento, CA 95818
The title alone should give a clue that even through this production is part of Runaway Stage Productions' main season and not part of its Storybook Theatre children's productions, it's a show for the young crowd. It's colorful, bright, features funny characters dressed in crazy costumes and full of songs (though not the strongest of show tunes) backed by a live orchestra. The story is a bit disjointed, but the kids in a recent audience didn't seem to care: They just sat back, or on their knees for a better view, and basked in the silliness. It's for kids or adults who are accompanied by a kid. There's also great opportunity to bring the kids down to the orchestra pit before or during intermission to check out where the live music is coming from. F, Sa 8pm; Su 2pm. Through 3/23. $18-$25. Runaway Stage Productions at the 24th Street Theatre, 2791 24th St.; (916) 207-1226; www.runawaystage.com.