Keverian School Drama Club presents first-ever musical: “Seussical Jr.”
The Keverian School Drama Club is proud to present their first-ever musical: “Seussical Jr.” The cherished Dr. Seuss books have been turned into a magical musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and brought onstage featuring over 35 Keverian students in grades 5-8. The magical stories, such as “Horton Hears a Who!” and “The Cat in the Hat,” come to life in an original musical: telling the story of Horton the Elephant as he tries to save the small planet of Whos from naysayers. He encounters characters from other Dr. Seuss stories, including The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz and Mayzie LaBird. The imagination runs wild amidst the diverse musical styles, ranging from Latin to pop, swing to gospel and R&B to funk. For kids and parents who grew up reading Dr. Seuss books, this musical stage show adaptation of the classic stories will be fun for the whole family! Through the power of love and imagination, the musical teaches us that “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”
The performances will be on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Everett High School Auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door: $2 for children between 6-14 and Everett Public School staff/students and $5 for those over 14. Please prepare and bring cash for the event because there will be concessions, raffles and many fun surprises before and after the performance.
“Seussical Jr.” is directed by Keverian School Theatre Specialist Britt Mitchell; Music is directed by Keverian School Music Specialist Eric Dauenhauer; Choreography is by Keverian School Grade 5 EL teacher Hayley Petraitis. The Keverian School Drama Club has been around for nine years and continues to grow with every performance.
“Seussical Jr.” is presented through a special arrangement with (and all authorized materials are supplied by) Music Theater International, 423 West 55th St., New York, NY 10019; (212) 541-2684; mtishows.com.