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.
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