Seussical A Success

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From Seussical the Musical

Matinee at 2

For your entertainment,

a humble review:

Once upon a time, there was a small handful of folks who overcame the doubters and nay-sayers and, through courage and commitment, saved a small town’s dreams and hopes.  Think it’s the story of the City of Central?  Well, yes, but coincidentally it’s also the plot of Central Community Theatre’s “Seussical the Musical”.  A talent-blessed cast of actors and a fun score based on Dr. Seuss’ zany stories made for great entertainment Saturday afternoon.  The cast was spot-on in their dancing, singing, and acting; the orchestra, under the direction of Byron Clinkingbeard, was top-notch; and the costumes, setting and lights were just icing on a delightful cake.  Star billing went to Dillon Chustz as the Cat in the Hat, who cheerfully created mayhem throughout the show, Garrett Smith as Horton the Elephant, who exuded sincerity and style, and Meghann Sullivan as the spunky heroine, imagination-filled JoJo.  An excellent supporting cast of Claire Clinkingbeard as poor, neglected Gertrude McFuzz, Faith Weatherly as vain Mayzie LaBird, Emma Graves as the snooty Sour Kangaroo, and Cameron Cooke and Ashley Estave as Mr. And Mrs. Mayor, respectively, added many entertaining highlights throughout the show.  A huge chorus of Monkeys, Birds, and Whos all danced the imaginative choreography with precision and sang with gusto.  Especially funny moments were offered by Connor Lloyd in the role of General Gengus Khan Schmitz, head of the local military school in Who-ville, and his chorus of Cadets.  Skillfully directed under the auspices of Karen Clinkingbeard, the show was a wonderful success and a credit to the talent we have here in Central. In the spirit of the show, here is a small offering:


                        To all the great actors, the tall and the small,

                        Who sang and who danced with the best heart of all,

                        To directors and costumers, set builders and lights,

                        To musicians and sound guys and birds wearing tights,

                        To Thing 1 and Thing 2 with your set moving skills,

                        And even the folks who typed the playbills! –

                        Many thanks for bringing the theater here

                        We can’t wait to see what you offer next year!


-Mia Freneaux