January 31 and February 1, 2013 at 7 p.m; Saturday, February 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Vista Ridge High School
200 SOUTH VISTA RIDGE BLVD, Cedar Park, Texas 78613 (click for map)
Tickets can be purchased online at www.seat yourself.biz/vrhsdrama
Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (LUCKY STIFF, MY FAVORITE YEAR, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and 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 containing 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 to 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.
FROM The Word (www.vrhsword.com)
Seussical the Musical Hits the Stage Next Week
Edie Monceaux, J-1 Reporter
January 22, 2013
Dr. Seuss will soon be taking over. The theater department will perform Seussical, a fantastic show based on several of Dr. Seuss’s classic books, running Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 in the auditorium.
Tickets are $8 and can be purchased . Shows will run at 7 p.m. on Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 along with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Feb. 2.
“Usually our rehearsals are from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.,” sophomore choreographer Ross Lombardo said. “We rehearse most days of the week unless there’s an important event.”
Rehearsing and running through the show, from the time they step in the auditorium until it’s time to go home, the cast and crew waste no time.
“The musical had a slow start,” Lombardo said. “But now we can see the show, the pieces are all put together and it shows.”
With these students, there’s more perks in the making besides just the performance itself — it’s the people they get to work with and get to know.
“One of my favorite parts is being able to work with the upperclassmen and sophomores,” freshmen Adele Simms said. “It’s fun to see how everyone interacts and gets along and works together.”
With how much they’ve spent working on the show and putting it together, it has become more than just a show to these students, it has become something they all have grown to love and something they will always remember.
“This has given me something new to be proud of and flaunt,” Lombardo said. “I don’t think the musical has impacted me, but it has enhanced me definitely.”
Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online.
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