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Plum High School's 'Seussical' Brings Dr. Seuss Tales to Life

Catch the high school musical Thursday, Friday or Saturday!

Things are getting a little chaotic on the Plum High School stage this weekend!

Students will be performing "Seussical" the musical beginning tonight, April 11, through Saturday. Shows will be at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium.

The show revolves around some of Dr. Seuss' characters and is a show the entire family can enjoy. The plot mirrors "Horton Hears a Who!" which centers around Horton the Elephant and his attempts protect Who-Ville, a planet the size of a speck of dust.

Thrown into the mix are characters from The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Green Eggs and Ham, If I Ran the Circus and many more of Seuss' books.

Sophomore Emily Matisko plays the Cat in the Hat, who acts as the narrator of the play.

"It's pretty cool because I am playing a male character who is very mischievous," she said with a laugh. "I am always stirring stuff up."

Junior Connor Cook, who plays Horton, said he is looking forward to performing for the community.

"This is such a fun show," he said. "It's like we're having a huge party on stage."

Cook and Matisko have been performing in the Plum musicals as well as in Larry Cervi's East End Kids group for years. Cook said their experiences together have helped them on stage.

"We do a lot of shows together, so if we mess up or something doesn't go right, we know how to reach out to each other," he said. "We can get it to work out."

The cast and crew have been working on getting the musical together since January. Though they all have been hard at work, Matisko said it's been a fun process.

"The great thing about this is that it doesn't even feel like we're rehearsing," she said. "The whole show gets you going. You can't not like it."

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