SUMMIT, NJ - Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, Pebble Players will stage 'Seussical, Jr.' beginning January 17 at The Oakes Center.

The Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.

Although Horton faces ridicule, danger 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!

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With a book, music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, 'Seussical, Jr.' features Dr. Seuss’ best loved characters springing into action onstage in a fantastical musical extravaganza. Show dates are Jan 17 - 19 and 24 - 26. Friday and Saturday evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday Matinee shows start at 2 p.m.

Tickets, priced at $20 for adults and $15 for children, are available by visiting

The Oakes Center is located at 120 Morris Avenue.