One fish. Two fish. Red fish. Blue fish. You're a smart kid, bet you can figure out what rhymes there. Now try another. Seuss. Noise. Truce. Voice. Do what now? It surely can't be that easy. "Seuss," as in the good Dr., means to be paired with truce, no? No, indeed! The venerable Dr. Seuss, author of books exploring the gastronomical appeal of eggs (green) and ham, and cats donning headwear (hats, even!) actually pronounced his own name as Soy-se. If he were writing a sweet-ass rap, he'd say, "Yo, my name is Seuss, and ya bitches is 'bout to hear my voice." Not, rather, "Yo, my name is Seuss, and ya bitches 'bout to drink this verbal juice." And so thus, when you ask for tickets to the upcoming production of Seussical Jr. at Casa MaÃ±ana, may we suggest asking for tickets to Soy-sickle Jr. 'Cause true fans are hard-core like that. The Soy-sickle Jr. is as frivolous, whimsical and fun as any of the Doc's books, and the fine folk of Casa MaÃ±ana are unlikely to do it anything but justice. Seussical Jr. runs Friday and Saturday at Casa MaÃ±ana, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave. in Fort Worth. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $13 to $20. Call 817-332-2272.
Fri., July 18, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., July 19, 7:30 p.m., 2008