Woodridge to present ‘Seussical JR’

2019-03-14 06:01
Woodridge Preparatory School is set to present Seussical JR, based on the popular works of Dr Seuss. Cast members are (back from left) Khazimla Adam (grade 7), Prosper Muyatwa (grade 6), Nicholas Janse van Rensburg (grade 6), Khumo Ntisana (grade 7), Mo Han Zhang (grade 7), Tamsin de Villiers (grade 6), (front) Joshua White (grade 7), Erich Russouw (grade 7), Ben Opperman (grade 7) and Makayla Emmerick (grade 6).            Photo:LUBELLA PHOTOGRAPHY

Woodridge Preparatory School is set to present Seussical JR, based on the popular works of Dr Seuss. Cast members are (back from left) Khazimla Adam (grade 7), Prosper Muyatwa (grade 6), Nicholas Janse van Rensburg (grade 6), Khumo Ntisana (grade 7), Mo Han Zhang (grade 7), Tamsin de Villiers (grade 6), (front) Joshua White (grade 7), Erich Russouw (grade 7), Ben Opperman (grade 7) and Makayla Emmerick (grade 6). Photo:LUBELLA PHOTOGRAPHY

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WOODRIDGE Preparatory School is set to present Seussical JR, based on the popular works of Dr Seuss, with music adapted and produced by Bryan Louiselle.

The production combines 15 of Dr Seuss’s most loved books into one big imaginary tale, of which “Horton Hears a Who” forms the biggest part.

The musical will lure the audience into the imaginary Jungle of Nool, with the Bird Girls, Horton the Elephant a Sour Kangaroo, the Gangsters of the Jungle, the Wickersham Brothers, Shy Gertrude, who adores Horton, and the flamboyant Mayzie, who leaves poor Horton to “babysit” her egg, while she goes off on holiday to Palm Beach.

Along the way, audiences will be guided by the quirky comments and fun-filled role play of the Cat in the Hat, who will introduce them to the tiny Whoville families, living on their speck of dust.

The plot thickens when Horton tries to save them from the angry Jungle Citizens and judge Yertle the Turtle, who sends Horton and his speck to be boiled, until Jojo, Mr and Mrs Mayor’s son, helps the tiny planet, Whoville to be heard. This grabs the attention of the Jungles citizens and they all realise that “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

True to Dr Seuss’s writing style, the script is a delight, with lots of nonsense words and far-fetched ideas.

The cast comprises 205 learners, either as main cast, backup singers, sound/lighting technicians or ushers, making it one of the biggest productions yet for the school.

The show takes place in the Raymond Ritchie Hall at Woodridge Preparatory School on Tuesday, March 19 at 18:30, Wednesday afternoon, March 20 at 14:00, and Thursday night, March 21 at 18:30. Tickets can be purchased online through Quicket at R20 for children and R50 for adults.

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