Perry High School holds auditions for ‘Seussical’

Allison Ullmann - Staff
High school students read a scene from “Seussical” during their audition. PHOTO BY ALLISON ULLMANN/THE PERRY CHIEF

Perry High School held auditions for its spring musical, “Seussical,” on Nov. 26, 27 and 29.

Jenn Nelson, one of the directors, said they had 41 students audition for the musical over the course of the week. Students who want to be in the chorus, she added, can sign up during lunch next week. Nelson said they are also recruiting students for the tech and stage crew.

“Mr. Peterson and I are very pleased with the large turnout for auditions,” Nelson said of fellow director Randy Peterson. “We have a lot of very talented singers and actors, and there was a lot of energy and excitement each night.”

Perry High School will present “Seussical” at 7 p.m. on April 5, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 6.

“’Seussical,’ with its familiar characters and stories, is a musical for the whole family, from ages 2 to 102!” Nelson said of this year’s selection.

Cast List:

The Cat in the Hat - Allie Taggart

Horton the Elephant - Eoin Davis

Gertrude McFuzz - Dannah Karolus

JoJo the Who - Ainsley Marburger

Sour Kangaroo - Madison Mason

Mayzie LaBird - Jayden Whitney

Mr. Mayor - Jevan Stokely

Mrs. Mayor - Dri Eastman

General Schmitz - Blake Heater

Young Kangaroo - Amber Benway

Judge Yertle the Turtle - Camden Studer

The Grinch - Mario Cruz

Wickersham Brothers - Adrianna Escalante, Sebastian Hernandez, Tony Roe

Bird Girls - 1-Julia Stetzel, 1-Cassidy Hibbert, 2-Maddy Cannon, 2-Sammi Dahm, 3-Bella Nath, 3-Anna Ridnour

Things 1 & 2 - Brianna Fields & Kaylynn Bousman

Cadets - Carlos Calderon, Mike Echeverria, Alex Morales

Whos - Claudia Vargas, Sharitzy Romero, Bryce Eastman, Zari Hopper, Molly Moorhead

Jungle Creatures - Adam Atkins, Bridgette Murphy, Trinity Summerson

Circus Performers - Kayla McFarland, Maura Richardson, Alex Tasler, Sarah Vaughn, Zoe Meyer, Destiny Hegstrom, Britney Rivera