Middle school students at are polishing their acting skills to present “Seussical Jr.”
“Seussical Jr.” is a magical, musical show that brings to life many of Dr. Seuss’ beloved characters, such as Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie LaBird and that imaginative thinking boy-JoJo. It is a story of friendship, family and community.
Showtimes are at 7 p.m., April 20 and 21 at the Mundelein Seminary Theater.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for kids and children ages 2 and under are free. Reserve now at www.stgilbertschool.org or call 847-223-8600.
“("Suessical Jr.") is a sure hit for everyone in the family to enjoy!” said director Jeanna Daebelliehn. “The cast and crew are all working hard to bring this production to life. The energetic songs, colorful sets, and colorful costumes will make you want to join in the fun.”
For some students, this will be their last show at Saint Gilbert's because they will be graduating at the end of this school year.
"It's a really fun show to end on," said eighth grader, Abbey Schlicksup, who plays Gertrude McFuzz. "Everyone is living up to their roles, and it is going to be a great show."
Eighth-grader Kyle Fisher, who plays Horton the Elephant, said, "I really like playing the character Horton the Elephant, because he teaches and is taught a lot of life lessons. Come see the show!"
The Mundelein Seminary Theater is located on the University of St. Mary of the Lake campus, at 1000 East Maple Avenue in Mundelein. Any tickets not sold in advance will be available for purchase at the door.
Proceeds from the production will go to support Saint Gilbert, a Catholic school in Grayslake accredited by the Archdiocese of Chicago. Founded in 1944, Saint Gilbert School serves children in preschool through eighth grade. It is dedicated to providing a challenging, faith-based curriculum.
For information about the school or the performance, call 847-223-8600.