The Old Rochester Regional High School Drama Club will present on April 3 – 6 the Broadway smash hit Seussical the Musical by Composer and Librettist, Stephen Flaherty, and Lyricist and Librettist, Lynn Ahrens. This family-oriented show boasts over 100 talented ORR students. The musical is based on several of Dr. Seuss’ books including: The Cat in the Hat; Horton Hears a Who!; McElligot’s Pool; Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!; and many others. This lively production features the Cat in the Hat who tells the story of Horton, an elephant that discovers a speck of dust containing Who’s, including JoJo, a Who child sent off to a military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton’s attention to the speck of dust and his “loitering” care of Mayzie LaBird’s egg has elicited taunting and accusations from the rest of the animal kingdom, except for Gertrude McFuzz, who longs for his attention. Ultimately it is JoJo, whose “thinks” save them all in the end.
The cast includes: Senior Makenzie Despres as The Cat in the Hat; Senior Troy Rood as Horton the Elephant; Sophomore Kaeli Peters as JoJo; Senior Sam Resendes as Mayor of Who; Sophomore Lexi Meloni as Mrs. Mayor; Sophomore Emily Faulkner as Gertrude McFuzz; Senior Nicole Enos as Amazing Mayzie La Bird; Freshman Sara Achorn as The Sour Kangaroo; and Junior Michael Amato as General Gengus Khan Schmitz. The cast is supported by ninety actors and technicians.
The show is produced and directed by Paul Sardinha, costumes by Helen Blake, lighting by John Farrell, ad music conducted by Michael Barnicle.
The musical is presented in the Gilbert D. Bristol Auditorium of Old Rochester Regional High School, under the auspices of the David S. Hagen Performing Arts Series. Seussical will be performed Thursday – Saturday, April 3, 4, and 5, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, April 6 at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices are $12 for students and senior citizens, $15 for the general public and may be purchased at Plumb Corner Market in Rochester, Pen and Pendulum in Mattapoisett, and the Marion General Store in Marion. Tickets will be available at the door until sold out.
For more ticket information, please contact Lisa at 508-758-6762.