The musical will feature high school students in the cast, pit and crew. Some highlighted characters include Ryan Kruft (12) as the Cat in the Hat, Adam Evans (11) as Horton the Elephant, Alexis Martin (10) as Jojo, Claire Fritz (11) as Gertrude McFuzz, Maya Hollinger (12) as Mayzie la Bird and Gaby Hohenwarter (10) as Sour Kangaroo. Ms. Christine Blaisdell, an English teacher at EAHS, is the director of the entire production.
Cast members are excited and preparing for the production. Many are focusing on their character’s traits, like Evans, who feels that Horton the Elephant “fits [his] personality perfectly.” Others are thrilled by the quality of the musical. Fritz is glad that the show is “loaded with song and dance,” and includes “all sorts of styles, from jazz to mambo, and your classical musical theatre ballads.” Kruft believes that Seussical will attract people of all ages, and seeing them “[enjoy the] show definitely makes it worth it in the end.”
There are four showings of Seussical. The dates include Thursday, February 28; Friday, March 1; and Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m., as well as a matinee showing on Saturday, March 2 at 1 p.m.. Tickets will be available at the Box Office before the show and are $7 for students and $10 for adults.