“Horton hears a Who,”and “Cat in the Hat,” are just some of the Dr, Seuss’s famous books featured in this year’s district play: Seussical the Musical. But just from the name students may not know what the play is about.

“Horton hears a Who,”and “Cat in the Hat,” are just some of the Dr, Seuss’s famous books featured in this year’s district play: Seussical the Musical. But just from the name students may not know what the play is about.

Seussical is a musical that is a complex amalgamation of Dr. Seuss’s most famous books,” junior Candis Sowell said. “Most based around Horton hears a who but includes characters like The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude Mcfuzz, Mayzie La Bird and more.”

Although Seussical is based on Dr. Seuss’s famous books, the musical itself has a deeper message for it’s audience.

“Even though Seussical is aimed for younger audiences, it still has very powerful themes that carry to everyone. Using the words and stories of Dr. Seuss, it teaches about bullying and loneliness and how to overcome it in your life,” sophomore Kori Hays said.

Playing the characters in this play was easy for some because they really connected to the person or animal that they were portraying.

“I was a bird girl, which is a trio who kind of helps narrate the story,” Kori said, “It was exciting for me to be a bird girl because I love being able to play animals and finding ways to incorporate their mannerisms into my performance and i got the chance to carry some pretty difficult harmonies throughout the show.”

With any play or musical, there’s lines to remember, but some actors didn’t find memorizing them that hard since the lines all rhymed which gave them time to spend more time connecting to their character.

It was fairly easy to memorize my lines because they all rhyme, and I found it to be relatively easy to channel the character because I identify a lot with the silly and overtop aspects of the role,” senior Jesse Tompkins said.

Even though preparing for this play was hard work, the actors felt like it was a great success.

We rehearsed pretty much every day after school for 2 and a half months. It was a lot of work but the end product made it worth it,” Kori said.

The actors and actress that were in the district musical had great experience and was beneficial to all that performed.

Seussical has been beneficial to me as an actor because I was able to gain some experience working in an actual functioning theatre, and I was able to learn lots of new things from all of the amazingly talented people that were in the show with me,” Jesse said.

 Even though Seussical the Musical was an all over success, there are some things that could have been improved upon.

“There are a couple of technical things that didn’t go exactly how I wanted them to, but that’s live theater,” drama teacher Jessica Fichter said.

While there was some technical issues, some felt that the recognition the director got could have been improved upon.  

“The only thing I think I would change is that Mrs. Fichter did not get enough appreciation for all the work she put in,” Kori said. “She gave up countless hours of her life to make this the best show possible and I think more people need to recognize that and thank her for it, because she really is incredible.”

Story by Maddie Mason, Lindsay Long, and Chyna Wallace