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Horton the Elephant and other characters take stage in Gunnison

Horton the Elephant and other characters take stage in Gunnison

 

Daniela Vazquez

Staff writer

11-17-2016

 

 

GUNNISON—Gunnison Valley High’s drama class presents Seussical, a musical themed around the world renowned author, cartoonist, animator and publisher on Thursday, Nov 17-19 at 7 p.m.

The GVH production is directed by Kristen Weidner, wife of GVH drama teacher Matt Weidner, and is presented through a special arrangement from Music Theatre International.

The production begins when Horton hears a noise coming from a speck of dust he sees on a clover. When he discovers Whos living on it, he commits to protecting it.

Jojo, a misfit Who who “doesn’t think normal thinks,’ struggles to find his place in the tiny Who society.

Gertrude McFuzz, the girl-bird with one feather, tries to catch the attention of her true love, the kind and compassionate Horton.

Watch as the characters from Dr. Seuss’s books “Horton Hears a Who,” Horton Catches an Egg,” and “Miss Gertrude McFuzz” come to life and go through mishaps and adventures as they go in search to find their places in the world.

The original Broadway premiere, directed by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, debuted at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York on Nov. 30, 2000.

General Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children and students.

For more information call the school at 435-528-7256.