Parishville-Hopkinton to produce 'Seussical' Friday and Saturday
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:52 pm

The cast of the upcoming PHCS Follies production of Seussical, from left, top, Brynne Reid and Allie Bruno; bottom row, Mark Severtson, Erik Severtson and Jacob Fisher.

PARISHVILLE -- The members of the PHCS Follies program are presenting this year’s musical, “Seussical,” on Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8.

The curtain rises in the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School auditorium at 7 p.m. both nights.

Tickets are available at the door at a cost of $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Now one of the most performed shows in America, “Seussical” is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza.

Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant (Mark Severtson), The Cat in the Hat (Jacob Fisher), Gertrude McFuzz (Brynne Reid), Lazy Mayzie (Allie Bruno) and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo (Erik Severtson) -- are brought to life in this show transporting 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 that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school 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 in 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, said a press release from the school.