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Free ‘Dr. Suess Celebration’ coming to Peoria stage for one night

City, Theater Works team up for performance

Posted 2/8/24

The city of Peoria is partnering with Theater Works to celebrate the birthday of the creative genius Dr. Seuss with a free community performance.

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THEATER

Free ‘Dr. Suess Celebration’ coming to Peoria stage for one night

City, Theater Works team up for performance

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The city of Peoria is partnering with Theater Works to celebrate the birthday of the creative genius Dr. Seuss with a free community performance.

See “A Dr. Seuss Celebration” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29 at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 10580 N. 83rd Drive.

“Join us to celebrate the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, popularly known as Dr. Seuss, who was born on March 2, 1904,” Marylou Stephens, Director, the city’s arts, culture and library services department director, shared in a press release. “With over 60 books, this American children's author and cartoonist has delighted generations of readers, television viewers, movie-goers, and Broadway audiences. We all have a favorite Dr. Seuss book.”

In this one-man show, actor Duffy Hudson takes the audience on a fantastic journey exploring Dr. Seuss’ whimsical stories.

"We are excited to have Duffy Hudson and his Seuss performance in Peoria,” Theatre Works Executive Director Chris Hamby stated. “Dr. Seuss is an icon of imagination, literacy, and play. His legacy is a testament to the true power of words. I can't imagine a better combination to share with our community."

Hudson is an actor, director, writer, teacher, and filmmaker who has performed in hundreds of plays, some on Broadway and off-Broadway, and directed more than 300 theatrical pieces, including workshop productions with Brooke Shields, Jessica Lange, Don Johnson, Tatum O’Neal, and Marlo Thomas.

He also wrote the children’s book “The Boy Who Came from Heaven.” Hudson has toured the U.S. with his one-man shows of Edgar Allan Poe, Albert Einstein, and George Burns.

He has been voted Best One-Man Show in Los Angeles two years in a row.

“A Dr. Seuss Celebration” is free to attend. Reservations are suggested and available by visiting theaterworks.org or calling 623-815-7930.