Seussical the Musical
Congratulations to our Sixty-five cast and crew members for their ourstanding performance of the musical “Seussical” April 2018 at McConnellsburg High School.
A strange red-and-white striped top hat appears on an empty stage. A young boy, Jo Jo (Rogue Skiles), is drawn toward the magical hat. He begins to imagine what type of wonderful person would wear such a hat, when the Cat in the Hat (Logan Conner) suddenly comes to life. The cat begins singing about the power of imagination – throughout the song famous characters are introduced: Horton the Elephant (Brice Feagley), Gertrude McFuzz (Briana McFadden), the Whos of Whoville (Cabe Batdroff, Brenna Skiles, Henry Alexander, Jordy Sharpe, Ian Hampton, Maggie Mellott, Jaelyn McFadden, Cruz Oetiz, Chole Mahoney, Dylan Streletz, Riley Gumpher, Phillip Rotz) including the Mayor (Kaleb Skiles and his wife (Lillian Doyle), General Schmidt (Edward Wenschhof), Mayzie (Olivia Alexander), Sour Kangaroo (Abby Hann), Yertle/ The Grinch (Damon Knepper), Young Kangaroo (Emily Harper), Thing I and II (Alexis Lupey and Aryanna Lupey), Wickersham Monkeys (Jonah Peck, Kyle Li, Elliott Wakefield, Andrew Washabaugh), Bird Girls (Rebecca Wenschhof, Megan Fix, Madisyn Culler), Little Bird Girls (Raegan Shindle, Kailee Gelvin, Imagine Jansen) and the Citizens of the Jungle (Noah Mellott, Kohen Westberry, Alex Mumma, Jackson Sharpe, Alaija Jefferson, Emma Peck, Julia Forguer, Ryleigh Vanleeuwen, Reagan Stoliper, Marian Christy, Faith Dickerson, Kris Stermer, Kyler Hale, Cloe Fletcher, Grace Strait, Rylea Ramsey, Hannah Dick, Briona Felty, Cheyenne Lake).
The 2017 musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” won the Totem Pole Playhouse’s Carl Schurr Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical; also Brice Feagley won Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Outstanding Musical Chorus, and the Jean Stapleton Award was given to Lexi Lupey at the awards ceremony.
This project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Cultural Alliance of York. The grant money will be used to defray production expenses. The PA Partners in the Arts (PPA) is an initiative between local arts organizations and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency. State government funding for the arts comes through an annual appropriation by PA’s General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by the Cultural Alliance of York.