Elizabethtown Area High School is proud to present its spring musical, “Seussical,” on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m.; Friday, March 1, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The production coincides with Dr. Seuss Day (National Read Across America Day), March 1, held every year on the school day closest to the birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss (March 2).
Based on the works of the Dr. Seuss and opening up discussion topics such as creativity, kindness, acceptance, and imagination, Seussical is fun for the whole family as the audience watches the stories come to life in song and dance on stage. “The Cat in the Hat” narrates the audience through multiple stories created by Jojo, a young child looking to feel less Alone in the Universe. Along the way, we meet Horton the Elephant who is determined to protect the tiny planet of Who on a clover. Being different from the other jungle creatures, Horton is the Biggest Blame Fool in the Jungle of Nool. Characters like the Sour Kangaroo and Mayzie La Bird, as well as the Wickersham brothers, mock Horton on his quest. Meanwhile, Horton’s next door neighbor, Gertrude McFuzz, works to prove her friendship and love to Horton. Meanwhile, in Who, Jojo is sent by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mayor, to military school because of his tendency to think that Anything is Possible.
Leading the cast of 41 is senior Ryan Kruft as The Cat in the Hat, junior Adam Evans as Horton the Elephant, sophomore Lexy Martin as Jojo, junior Claire Fritz as Gertrude McFuzz, senior Maya Hollinger as Mayzie La Bird, sophomore Gaby Hohenwarter as the Sour Kangaroo, junior Carter Rutkowski as General Ghengis Khan Schmitz, sophomore Bryan Murray as Mr. Mayor, and senior Kayla Azaroff as Mrs. Mayor. A stage and tech crew of 37 students and pit orchestra of 24 help to create the magical and musical world of Dr. Seuss.
Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.etownschools.org/theater or at the box office on Monday, Feb. 25, or Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 6-8 p.m. in the EAHS main lobby. Tickets will also be available one hour before each performance at the box office. Tickets are $8 in advance/$9
at the door for students and seniors, and $10 in advance/$11 at the door for adults.