Heineman Middle School presents Seussical JR.

Join the cast and crew of Heineman Middle School’s Seussical JR. as Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in this fantastical musical extravaganza, October 20-21.

Families and community members are invited to the Performing Arts Center to hear Dr. Seuss’ most famed character, The Cat in the Hat, tell the delightful story of Horton the Elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. From the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Directed by Pam Moore and Emily Jorgensen, and assistant director Kim Popenfoose, Seussical JR. teaches the power of being unique and the importance of standing up for your beliefs.

Just like Dr. Seuss’ books, the stage is transformed into a colorful, fun, and adventurous place with lighting and sound by Nathan Knapke and his TTS crew, set design by Ashley Kaster and Angie Young, and playful dances by director of choreography Rebecca McCarthy and student choreographer Kevin Kline.

Seussical JR. is based on the works of Dr. Seuss, with music by Stephen Flaherty, book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Eric Idle.

Performances are scheduled for October 20-21 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on October 21 at
2:00 p.m. in the District 158 Performing Arts Center at Huntley High School. Tickets are $5 each, general seating and can be purchased at the door or online through the WebStore.

For more information please contact show directors Emily Moore at emoore@district158.org or Pam Jorgensen at pjorgensen@district158.org or Director of Performing Arts Center Lorie Woods at
(847) 659-6107.