Travel to the Jungle of Nool and the invisible world of the Whos as the Weber Middle School Drama Club presents “Seussical.”
All of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters will come alive through this energetic and lively musical! Led by the mischievous Cat in the Hat (eighth-grader Amy Baxter) we follow the story of Horton the Elephant (eighth-grader Eleanor Chromy) who discovers a dust speck containing Whoville. He then meets JoJo (seventh-grader Abby Smith), a Who child constantly reprimanded for her “thinks” and her parents the Mayor and Mayor’s Wife of Whoville (eighth-graders Noah Corsitto and Emily Djohan). Horton decides to protect this speck of dust on a nearby clover, while also protecting an egg abandoned by the selfish and flamboyant Mayzie la Bird (eighth-grader Hannah Brooks). Only Horton’s friend and loyal neighbor, Gertrude McFuzz (eighth-grader Tessa Klugman), believes in him while the other Jungle Citizens put him on trial for insanity. Ultimately, friendship, community and the special thinks of a young child emerge triumphant and encourage all who watch to “think, dare and dream as boldly as Dr. Seuss.”
Performances will be held on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held in the Schreiber High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for general admission, $3 for students (K-12) and senior citizens (65+) and children five and under are free!
Weber Middle School’s production of “Seussical” is directed by Weber English teacher Stacey Portmore-Davies, musically directed by Weber music teacher Allison Friedman and choreographed by South Salem fifth grade teacher Mrs. Stacey Medford. The show features more than 150 talented students in the cast, pit orchestra, and crew.