Based on the book The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
Produced by permission of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.
Premiered at the Children's Theatre Company (Minneapolis)
Directed by Peter Brosius
Book and Lyrics by Philip Dawkins
Music by David Mallamud
On Sneetch Beach, there’s a line in the sand—Star Bellies on one side, Plain Bellies on the other. That’s the way it is, was, and will be. At least until the sneaky and greedy Sylvester Monkey McBean comes to town with his Star On machine. Suddenly, the difference between the haves and the have nots—those with stars and those without—isn’t so clear. What will the Sneetches do now? In this rousing and inventive musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ powerful parable about the surface things that divide us, it will take a courageous friendship between an unlikely pair of Sneetches to find the answers.
Photos by Dan Norman