Dr. Seuss stories come to life at Marina Village

“Seussical, Jr.” actors at Marina Village Middle School include from left to right: Tyler Barth, Tom Janus, Delaney Kelleher and Jackie Limm. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

The Cat in the Hat will make a special appearance at Marina Village Middle School in El Dorado Hills on Thursday, Nov. 3, and Friday, Nov. 4, when “Seussical Jr.,” a fun-filled musical based on some of the stories by Dr. Seuss, is performed by 20 sixth- through eighth-grade students.

The story follows the adventures of Horton the Elephant (Tom Janus) who becomes aware of the tiny Whos (Luke Latini, Amanda Gomez and JP Burke) living on a dust speck. Horton is determined to protect the Whos but ends up losing them and sitting on an egg for his neighbor Maizie (Jackie Limm), who’s got better things to do in Palm Beach. Despite the antics of The Cat in the Hat (Tyler Barth) and others, Horton stays loyal to the egg and with the help of his friend Gertrude (Delany Kelleher) even finds and saves the Whos.

The show will be presented Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. in the MP Room at Marina Village Middle School. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for kids (eighth grade and younger). Families of four can purchase the “Family Fun Night” package for $15, which includes four tickets to the show (two adult/two child) and four free items from the concession stand.

“Seussical Jr.” is sponsored by Marina Village’s PTC and produced by Art & Soul Productions. The show is directed by Kitty Czarnecki with musical direction by Kathy Kelleher.

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Posted by on Oct 31 2011.
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