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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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  • The “Cat in the Hat” and other famous characters from the pages of Dr. Seuss’ books will be coming to life on stage this weekend at Newton High School with “Seussical the Musical.”Three event highlights1) Family fun. “It’s a very high-energy show that’s great for a family outing, and it brings Dr. Seuss to life,” said NHS theater director Cassandra Conley. “... It’s kid friendly.”2) Story time. The show’s plot follows the story “Horton Hears a Who!,” about an elephant named Horton who tries to protect the people of Who-ville, who live on a tiny speck of dust. Other characters from famous Dr. Seuss tales, such as “The Cat in the Hat,” also make appearances in the show.3) Support the school. Conley said her students have been working hard to prepare for the show. They have been rehearsing two to three times a week since September, and students also have helped build the show’s whimsical sets and designed some of the colorful costumes. Some students are performing in the musical’s pit orchestra, as well. She estimates about 100 students are involved in the production.More info Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18, in the NHS auditorium. Cost: Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Reservations: Email cconley@newton.k12.ks.us or call 284-6280, ext. 2430. 
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