Thursday, February 15, 2007

Seussical: The Musical

Rhyme Time
By Jennifer Smits, Journal staff writer

MARTINSBURG - Dr. Seuss may be gone, but his characters are not forgotten.
The Cat and the Hat, Horton the Elephant and a variety of others will come to life at the Apollo Civic Theatre in "Seussical:The Musical."

The show debuts Friday.

"Seussical" weaves together the characters and messages from Dr. Seuss' famous children's books into a musical.

At least 14 of Dr. Seuss' classics are incorporated into the story, which follows Horton the Elephant as he tries to save the people of Who.

"There is something from just about every single book," says Director Lauren Hugg.

Chuck Walker says he was "pleasantly surprised" by the touching moments of the show and says it's hard for him to not get choked up in spots.

"There are a couple of really emotional spots," he says. "Who would think you'd get broken up over a Dr. Seuss story."

He says his favorite part of the show is when the character of Gertrude McFuzz sings "Notice Me Horton" because she is trying very hard to get the attention of Horton.

Journal Junction, News
Tuesday, May 16, 2006

From Martinsburg:

If you want to see a great stage production, go see "Seussical the Musical" next weekend at the Apollo Civic Theatre. Contratulations to the entire cast and to its director, Lauren Hugg. . . . We are blessed to have so much local talent.

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