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MEEKER I Remember those great childhood stories by Dr. Seuss, and his amazing characters such as “The Cat in the Hat”? Those zany and colorful characters will come to life in the ERBM Recreation and Park District’s Center Stage Youth Theatrical Group production of “Seussical, Jr.” on Nov. 16, at 6 p.m., and Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. at the Meeker High School auditorium at 500 School St. Tickets purchased in advance for all ages are $4 available at the Meeker Recreation Center, or $5 at the door on performance days. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as a favorite Seuss character, bring a camera and have a picture taken with a cast member or set piece. For more information contact the Meeker Recreation Center at 970-878-3403.
More than 50 of Meeker’s outstanding young thespians have been rehearsing since August to bring you the third of the series of youth musical productions since 2010, which included “Annie, Jr.” and Walt Disney’s “Cinderella Kids.” Directed by Laurie Zellers, and assisted by musical director Shana Holliday, the young cast will thrill and delight you with their great songs and hilarious, talented performances.
Horton, the lead character, is delightfully played by Christopher Strate; Gertrude McFuzz is equally well played by Annalise Amack; Mayzie is masterfully portrayed by Mason Holliday; Cat in the Hat is impressively presented by Elissa Quinteros; JoJo is humorously played by Ruby Holliday; Thing 1 is played by Tatum Kennedy and Thing 2 is played by Aspen Merrifield. Sour Kangaroo is portrayed by veteran thespian Kinzie Turner and the Young Kangaroo is played by Allie Sanders.
Seussical character groups are played by these very talented performers:
Bird Girls: Arabella, Maddie Kummer; Gussie, Sydney Main; Mitzie, Sena Zellers; LuLu, Shelby Steele; Teenie, Mikayla Cardile.
Wickersham Brothers Monkeys: Jud, Elijah Deming; Stinky, Hamp Hightower; Slinkey, Ashdon Siebert; Lud, Carter Strate; Horatio, Liam Deming.
Jungle Girls: Fiffer-feffer-fef, Tori Laskar; Fiazz-ma-wizza-ma-dill, Maryn Shults; Foo Foo the Snoo, Sierra Williams; Soobrian Snipe, Kolbi Franklin; Salla-mañgoox, Karissa Smith.
Circus Acts: Trapeze Artist, Brinlee Williams; Circus Clown, Sydney Cochran; Lion, Jasmine Patterson; Ring Master/Dr./Vlad, Trapper Merrifield; Vertle the Turtle, Zach Harmon.
Whos: Mr. Mayor, Charlie Day; Mrs. Mayor, Savannah May; The Grinch, Jared Henderson; Martha May Who, Yoli Carablantes; Betty Lou Who, Sophia Goedert; Stella Blu Who, Melody Marquette; Lolla Lee Who, Hadley Franklin; Sue Lou Who, Ashley Nielsen; Sophie Lou Who, Autumn Lawsen; Cindi Lou Who, Ellie Quinteros; Stu Who, Angelo Theos.
A delight for children to perform, “Seussical” is now one of the most-performed shows in America!