‘Seussical’ to open at PAC after two weeks’ work
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Cast members gather at the edge of the stage to talk with director WT McRae and musical director Andrew Hames, during a rehearsal of “Seussical the Musical” Wednesday at the Sitka Performing Arts Center. The full-scale musical will open Friday night after just two weeks of rehearsal. (KCAW photo by Ed Ronco)
Seussical the Musical takes to the Performing Arts Center stage tonight and tomorrow. A group of high school students and recent graduates from across the country have spent the last two weeks putting the show together.
The musical relies on contributions from 18 of Dr. Seuss’s books, from the well-known “Green Eggs and Ham” to the less famous “McElligot’s Pool.”
KCAW’s Ed Ronco attended some rehearsals and sent back this report, in his best Seussian rhyme:
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Performances are 7 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday. Hear an interview earlier from earlier this week with director WT McRae and actor Megan Wright.
Tickets are available at Old Harbor Books or at the door.
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