Question: How long is this show?
The show runs approximately two hours plus a 15-minute intermission. All the shows begin at 7 pm.
Question: Is this show only for kids?
Those not familiar with Seussical might see the colorful set and costumes and assume this production is mainly for children but this original Broadway musical premiered in 2001 and has been one of the most widely produced musicals since. Seussical will appeal to the whole family from elementary-school children all the way to great-grandparents. While it is true that this would be a great first theatre production for young children, the entire family will enjoy the show.
Question: Why are there no matinees for this show?
With over seventy-five high school students involved in this show and a rigorous two-weekend performance schedule, following eight weeks of rehearsals, the best way to insure our cast, crew and orchestra stay healthy is to give them adequate time to recover between performances. A few years ago, we changed the time of our evening shows from 7:30 pm to 7:00 pm to help accommodate younger members of our audience. Putting on a musical theatre production after school and on weekends is a huge undertaking. Thank you for your understanding.
Question: Why aren’t there any shows on Friday nights?
We reserve the option of adding a Friday night show if we possibly can. The reason we can’t plan on this in advance is because we do not know the playoff schedule for the football team in advance. We also have members of our orchestra who play for the WVHS Pep Band. This causes a delay in our scheduling that cannot be helped. Last year, we were able to add a Friday night for The Sound Of Music and we will try to do the same this year. Please subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop or check back here at our website. Thanks again for your understanding!
Question: What is Suessical about?
This fantastical family musical is based on the books of Dr. Seuss, including favorites like “Horton Hears a Who!” “Horton Hatches the Egg,” and “Miss Gertrude McFuzz.”
Story: Horton hears a noise coming from a speck of dust on a clover and commits himself to it and the Whos who live on it; Jojo, a misfit Who who “doesn’t Think normal Thinks,” struggles to find his place in the tiny Who society; Gertrude McFuzz tries to catch the attention of her love – the kind and compassionate Horton. Through mishaps and adventures, these unique characters finally find what they seek – their places in their world.