BY COLETON SCHMITTO
"With a cast of 'Noolians' and a set adorned by feathery 'Truffula trees,' HOOLIGAN Theatre Company is letting its inner child run wild. Today, the student-based theater company will attempt to embody the spirit of Dr. Seuss in its production of Seussical, opening at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre in Macgowan Hall.
Seussical follows the plot of 'Horton Hears a Who,' a tale in which Horton, an honest and misunderstood elephant, discovers a planet consisting of a speck of dust upon a clover populated by tiny inhabitants called 'Whos.' However, to his dismay, Horton is the only character who can hear them and is condemned by the Jungle of Nool for believing that this microscopic planet exists.
Although the story adheres to the central plot of 'Horton Hears a Who,' HOOLIGAN’s stage adaptation transforms the story into a musical homage to various Dr. Seuss classics. Notable characters include The Cat in the Hat as the narrator and Gertrude McFuzz from 'Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories' as Horton’s offbeat admirer.
Michelle Cantrell, a first-year undeclared student, plays the role of Gertrude McFuzz. Cantrell said it takes a lot of commitment to establish a character that can be funny as well as likeable in front of a live audience."
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"Hooligan Theatre Company to put up 'Seussical' production that brings back beloved characters of Dr. Seuss' books"
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