Feb. 14, 2017
Students from Monticello High School are hard at work preparing for the upcoming production of Seussical. The show will be held on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a matinee on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m. All shows will take place in Monticello High School's Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium, located at 39 Breakey Ave. Monticello, NY 12701. The cost is $3 for students (must show student ID) and $5 for adults. Senior citizens enjoy complimentary tickets to this event.
What is Suessical? According to Musical Theater International:
Now one of the most performed shows in America,
Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza!
Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff,
My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have
lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss
characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the
Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a
big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us
from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the
invisible world of the Whos.
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping 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.
Featuring Hit Songs:
• Oh, The Thinks You Can Think
• Horton Hears A Who
• The One Feather Tail Of Miss Gertrude McFuzz