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Seussical the Musical Debuts this Week

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Seventeen actors plus fifteen crew members want to invite you to Seussical the Musical which will be performed this coming week at the Mena High School Performing Arts Center. The story is centered around 12 of Seuss’ favorite children’s books.  Some of Seuss’ most familiar characters included in this show are Horton the elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, the Whos, Mayzie LaBird, the Sour Kangaroo, Yertle the Turtle, and the Wickersham brothers. The show originally debuted on Broadway in 2000.

The music is upbeat, the scenery is colorful, the costumes are full of imagination, and the actors are stunning!  This show is appropriate for all ages and teaches lessons of character as you follow the life of JoJo and his “thinks” that seem to keep getting him into trouble.

Some interesting facts about this production that you may not know.  The young boy is being played by a young fifth grade student from Holly Harshman school.  All of the dances being performed during the show have been choreographed by senior high school students.  This performance will use professional taped accompaniment. All of the students become animals at some point in the show.

Seussical the Musical will be performed this coming week for students at all of Mena Public School campuses as well as public performances on Saturday and Sunday. Any other schools that are interested in attending this show are most welcome and should contact jessica.kropp@menaschools.org.  The public performances will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 pm and Nov. 20 at 2:30 pm.  The tickets will be $5.00 a person at the door.

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