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From left, seventh-grader Heather Adams plays Young Kangaroo, sixth-grader Carter Lockwood plays a Bird Girl, seventh-grader Madeline Lai plays Sour Kangaroo and sixth-grader Phoebe Ross plays a Bird Girl in a scene from "Seussical Jr." at the Manchester Essex Middle School Auditorium in Manchester. The musical, based on characters and events in various Dr. Seuss books, is being produced in collaboration with the YMCA of the North Shore Theatre Company. Showtimes are this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.