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Seussical performed for community

Autumn Jessee

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On May 5 and 6, 2018, the Graham High Theatre Company preformed Seussical the Musical. Admission was $5, and the performance was open to the community. The students had been working on the show since the end of February, and the amount of work that the cast and crew put into the show was amazing.

Performing in the show were student from Ms. Tinsley’s select choir class and show choir class, as well as a hand full of others. Senior, Ian Siebenhaar had the lead role of Cat in the Hat. Austin Shields, senior, had the role of Horton the Elephant. Senior Michaela Tabor played Mazie LaBird, and senior Seth Carter played Jojo The Who. Sophomore Sara Siebenhaar played the main love interest with the role of Gertrude McFuzz. Sophomores Nathaniel Slusher and Sydney Pennington played Mr. & Mrs. Mayor. Sophomore, Makenzie Phipps and freshman Elaine Tino played the Kangaroos. Sophomore, Lindsey Pruitt had the role of the Grinch and sophomore, Hannah Overstreet was cast as Yertle the Turtle. All of Ms. Tinsley’s 8th graders were casted as Whos. Most of the girls from the select choir were Bird Girls. Senior Garrett Wright, junior Brian Fisher, and sophomore Connor White played the Wickersham Brothers. All others that were cast were Whos. The crew was comprised of senior, Jacob Shoun, junior Kenny Laws, and sophomores Autumn Jessee and Andrea Heffinger.

The plot of Seussical the Musical is the basic plot of Horton Hears a Who with a few other elements added. During the first half of the show, Horton agrees to sit on Mazie’s egg while she goes on vacation. In the second half of the show, Horton is kidnapped by hunters and taken to auction in New York and sold to the circus.

Wickersham Brother and junior, Brian Fisher says, “My favorite part of the show was the costumes and the set. I enjoyed the Wickersham’s song because it was the most fun to sing.”


Seussical was a fun  and creative show that let the students show a lot of energy on stage. This show was a labor of love for everyone that was involved, but it was well worth it. Every student that participate in this show is part of a close knit family, that GHS theater makes up. There will be no additional performances of Seussical.

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