West Potomac Presents 'Seussical' the Musical
Based on the beloved children’s stories written by Dr. Seuss, "Seussical the Musical" has won the hearts of audiences young and old as it has become one of the most frequently-performed musicals in America.
The West Potomac Theatre Department, headed by Philip Lee Clark, is proud to present Seussical the Musical in the school’s Springbank Auditorium with performances for the public beginning April 25. The high-energy show follows the adventures of such well-know characters as Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle, and The Whos down in Whoville as the show integrates storylines from more than 20 of Seuss’ books into the script.
The cast is comprised of more than 40 West Potomac students; as well as 30 younger actors from eight neighboring elementary and middle schools. This talented group of actors is led by seasoned performers and West Potomac seniors Ryan Walker (Horton the Elephant), Maddie White (Gertrude McFuzz), Rachelle Husband (Mazie La Bird) and Julia Warren (Cat in the Hat). Joining these actors is Waynewood sixth grader Aubrey Blount in the role of JoJo, the boy with a big imagination.
Seussical follows the adventures of Horton, the Cat in the Hat and other childhood favorites as they sing and dance their way through the classic tales of Dr. Seuss. Along the way they visit the Jungle of Nool, find One Fish Two Fish in McElligot’s pool and there’s even a visit to the speck of dust known as the land of Who.
Seussical is perfect for kids of all ages! Tickets are $12 at the door. Performances will be held on April 25 (Scout Show) at 5 p.m., April 26, 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. and April 29 at 2:30 p.m.
-- This piece was sent to Patch by West Potomac High School parent Laura Marshall.