Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

April 22, 2013

Jet Theatrix present Seussical, Jr.


CROSSVILLE — The CCHS Advanced Choir and Jet Theatrix Drama Clubs have teamed up and are proud to announced their spring musical, Seussical, Jr. Performance dates are Thursday through Sunday, May 2-5 at 7 p.m. with Sunday's performance at 3 p.m. All performances will take place at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street in the church gymnasium. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children. Seussical, Jr. is directed by CCHS vocal music teacher Rebecca Purdue, with assistance from Theatrix director Angela Robbins.

In this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza, Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big  imagination—Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge—not only must he protect the 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, danger, kidnapping, 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!

Purdue and Robbins, along with their teams, are looking forward to sharing this one of a kind collaboration with you. Seussical, Jr. is fun for the whole family! For more information about Seussical, Jr. or future Jet Theatrix/Advanced Choir projects, contact Angela Robbins or Rebecca Purdue at CCHS.