Dr. Seuss comes to life

Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Outlook photo by Chris McConnell

Members of the cast for the LHS school musical “Seussical” rehearse on Monday night. The upcoming musical combines several of Dr. Seuss’ beloved stories and characters into a fun-filled singing and dancing performance. This is the 22nd year LHS students will perform a musical and the students have been practicing since Sept. 23. They will perform the show next Thursday and Friday night in the high school auditorium.

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The cast of the upcoming LHS musical “Seussical” rehearse in the high school auditorium on Monday evening. The performances will take place next Thursday and Friday evening at 7 p.m.

Laurel High School students are nearing the end of their rehearsals for the upcoming musical “Suessical” on Nov. 21 and 22.

“Suessical” follows some of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved stories, including “Cat in the Hat,” “Horton Hears a Who” and “Horton Hatches an Egg.”

There will be lots of singing, dancing and fun featuring some of the late author’s most wellknown characters.

Director Rhonda Burghardt said auditions were held on Sept. 23 and there are 50 LHS students involved in the show. “This is the 22nd year we have held a musical at LHS,” she said.

Denise Hammer has been the assistant director for 16 of those years and Sherry Sauskojus designed the colorful backdrop and instructed the kids on painting. Both Hammer and Sauskojus are in charge of the sets and props and Burghardt said “the students have been participating in work parties on weekends in preparation for the show.”

The performance are Thursday Nov. 21 and Friday Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. at the LHS auditorium. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for students.

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