The Peekskill High School drama club will present the musical Seussical this Friday through Sunday. Created from the works and characters of Dr. Seuss, the story centers around Horton the Elephant, who finds himself faced with a double challenge —not only must he protect his tiny friend  Jojo, as well as all the invisible Whos, from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule by the Sour Kangaroo, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him, the only one who recognizes “his kind and his powerful heart.”  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. The action takes place in locales such as the Jungle of Nool, the Circus McGurkus and the invisible world of the Whos.      

Seussical Principles (Jamej Lawton, Stephanie Gil, Hashim Campbell, Samantha Calderon, Nicole Troche, Miles Jay Harvey - kneeling)

Joining the High School cast on the stage are 35 students from Peekskill School District Grades K-8. Director Katie Schmidt Feder, a Peekskill resident and parent who is thrilled to be directing and choreographing at PHS after directing professionally and teaching throughout Westchester and NYC, decided to invite the younger students to audition for the show to get the whole community involved in this “family-friendly, fantastic, fun show!” 
       Performances take place on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, April 17 at 2pm in the PHS Auditorium, 1072 Elm Street, Peekskill.   Tickets may be purchased at the PHS lobby box office on Thursdays 4-6 pm, Saturdays 12-2 pm and at the door before performances.  Prices are $15 for Adults, $10 for Students, $7 for seniors and kids under 10. For more information contact [email protected].
Photos courtesy of Peekskill HS

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