The only thing more entertaining than reading a Dr. Seuss book is seeing a musical based on selections from his most popular works! The Ellicottville 6th,7th, and 8th grade Drama Club is excited to present the magical musical extravaganza Suessical Jr! Performances are on Wednesday, Nov. 15 and Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the ECS Stage. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5.
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical Jr., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger 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!
Seussical Jr. will be directed by Crystal Wilder, with Pat Waldron as the Vocal Director, Elizabeth Weber as Choreograpgher and Gwen Bush will be producing the musical.
The cast includes: Christian Swalcy, Dylan Timblin, Josh Coolidge, Sarah Weber, Olivia Bacon, Katie Krotz, Keelin Finn, Emma Steffenhagen, Emma Krzanak, Katryna Jennings, Katrina DeChane, Gian Nuzzo, Braylon Wyatt, Zach Clark, Jaxon Czapla, Hali Fish, Errol Moore, Morgan Krotz, Emmet Jacobson-Collidge, Selena Smith, Baylee Ruiz, Shelby Colburn, Gracie Conkin, Gwen DeChan, Emma Lafferty, Audry Hurlburt, Breana Andrews, Allison Pheffer, Jessi Rust, Chloe Huffman and Abby Chudy.