‘Seussical Jr.’ Takes To Stage At PVMS East

'Seussical Jr.' Takes To Stage At PVMS East

Julia Gerberich (above with her hand raised) plays Mayzie, and Ava DiFiore plays Bird Girl, in Perkiomen Valley Middle School East’s production of “Seussical Jr.”

COLLEGEVILLE PA – Perkiomen Valley Middle School East students will take audience members on a fantastical journey to the Jungle of Nool, and Whoville, as they perform the play “Seussical Jr.” Feb. 24-26 (2017; Friday through Sunday) in the school’s Spahr Auditorium, 98 Kagey Rd.

'Seussical Jr.' Takes To Stage At PVMS East

Ronde Washington plays Horton

“Seussical Jr.” is a colorful, energetic production that weaves together characters and plot lines from the beloved tales of Dr. Seuss. The show is narrated by the Cat in the Hat, who tells the story of Horton, an elephant who finds a speck of dust containing the tiny citizens of Whoville, including the child JoJo. In addition to protecting the Whos from danger, Horton must also guard an abandoned egg left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.

Some all-time favorite Seuss characters embark on a journey from the Jungle of Nool to Circus McGurkus, to the invisible world of the Whos. In the end, the powers of friendship and loyalty are challenged and Horton emerges triumphant, teaching the age-old lesson, “a person is a person, no matter how small.”

About 75 Perkiomen Valley Middle School students are involved in the cast and crew of this production, which is directed by Courtney Boches.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door, or in advance by sending an email to ticket coordinator Staci Heirgesell, here. Performances begin Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 25 at 6 p.m.; and Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. An additional performance will be held Feb. 26 if either the Friday or Saturday dates are canceled due to inclement weather.

'Seussical Jr.' Takes To Stage At PVMS East

The Cat in the Hat, portrayed by AJ Fernandez, and JoJo, portrayed by Brandon Fredette, rehearse

Photos from Perkiomen Valley Middle School East