UP NEXT IN THE BLACK BOX
The Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center is thrilled to host hundreds of artists in its beautiful black box theatre. We hope you'll visit OFTEN and experience great theatre produced by our three resident companies: Theatre in the Park, The Barn Players and Spinning Tree Theatre Company! We'll be VERY glad to see you!
The Barn Players | October 26-29, 2023
RAGTIME: In Concert
The Barn Players | November 17-19, 2023
6 x 10 Ten Minute Play Festival
TIP | December 8-24, 2023
Back by popular demand!
Seussical The Musical
A NEW Theatre in the Park Holiday Tradition!
Directed by Zane Champie
Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Seussical is fun for the whole family!