‘Seusical’ opens Friday in the A Gym at ACHS

A musical that was first cast exactly one year ago will be performed this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Much has changed. Originally, Suszanne Hollinrake and Alex Steines were directing “Seusical,” a musical romp based on the characters of Dr. Seuss. But the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the show and the original cast spent the spring out of class and in a virtual learning environment.

Both Mrs. Hollinrake and Mr. Steines have since retired from teaching and their drama and speech duties. Kylie La Rue is the new director and Felicity Eward the new musical director.

The musical was supposed to have been performed in the King Opera House. With the venerable old theater undergoing renovation, the production will be held in the A Gym. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child who is in trouble for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping 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.

Cast Members  

Jojo, Hailey Smith  

Cat in the Hat, Austin Stanley  

Horton the Elephant, Caleb Toopes  

Gertrude McFuzz, Taylee Wolfer  

Mayzie La Bird, Sarah Matt  

Sour Kangaroo, Hanna Anderson  

Roo, Brianna Wolfer  

Mrs. Mayor, Faith Zanoni  

Mayor, Trell Amoss  

Bird Girl #1, Abby Perry  

Bird Girl #2, Rachel Showers  

Bird Girl #3, Arbjola Maksuti  

Bird Girl #4, Makayla Summers  

Bird Girl #5, Anna Curiel  

Wickersham Brother #1, Grant Wilson  

Wickersham Brother #2, Caelan Robinson  

Wickersham Brother #3, Averi Drake  

Thing 1, Ella Hutchinson  

Thing 2, Emma Wenger  

Yertle the Turtle, Travis Sheffield  

Vlad Vladikoff, Gavin Archer  

The Grinch, Nick Perry  

Jungle Citizens, Lexi Bernadino, Sophia Hopkins, Josie Sturtz

Who Citizens, Jenna Clouse, Adelina Curiel, Samantha DeMeyer, Lydia Dobson, Reganne Eads, Cole Hafer, Jasmine Hughes, Kathryn Maddy, Tessa Orsini, Tatum Pearson, Alyssa Prevo, Hanna Schwarte, Bella Sovern, Shelby Stewart, Tucker Wear

Circus Animals, Abby Perry, Rachel Showers, Grant Wilson

Fish/Circus Spectators, Samantha DeMeyer, Reganne Eads, Tatum Pearson, Alyssa Prevo

Featured Dancer, Sophia Hopkins

Tickets on sale here: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/47905