Walcha Central School primary students are preparing to stage a performance of Seussical Junior by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. The production is based on the works of Dr Seuss.
“Students have auditioned and have been assigned roles - both onstage and backstage - and rehearsals have begun ,” said musical director, Georgie MacDiarmid.
“They are ready to have fun and work hard in creating our very own masterpiece. Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of our favourite Dr Seuss characters will be springing to life.”
Ms MacDiarmid said audience members would be transported from various places inside a small boy’s imagination; from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, with the Cat in the Hat narrating the journey.
“The story follows Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the ‘Whos’,” she said.
“Horton must protect the Whos from the dangers of the world while guarding an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. The powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged, but will they emerge triumphant in Horton’s quest to help those in need? Oh, the thinks you can think when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and create an unforgettable musical.”
The show will be performed on December 13 and 14, and tickets will go on sale in term 4.