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Seaside High School gets ‘Seussical’
Seaside High School’s Drama Depart-
ment will bring to the stage “Seussical the
Musical” Thursday through Saturday.
The show is presented through a spe-
cial arrangement with Music Theatre
Teacher Ann Susee is directing the
musical, with help from SHS grad Dylan
Hanson as assistant director and SHS grad
Makena Anderson as choreographer. The
musical director is SHS choir teacher Kim-
“Seussical the Musical” is a compila-
tion of Dr. Seuss stories including “Hor-
ton Hears a Who,” “Horton Hatches an
Egg” and “The Grinch.” Familiar charac-
ters such as Thing 1 and Thing 2, Yertle
the Turtle, Gertrude McFuzz, the Wicker-
sham Brothers and the Sour Kangaroo will
also make appearances.
Senior Lukas Jolly stars as the empa-
thetic elephant Horton. Senior Frida Ruff
stars as the Cat in the Hat. Sophomore
Maggie Neuwirth stars as JoJo the Who.
Sophomore Olivia Mayhugh, an under-
study for the Cat in the Hat, will perform
in the title role on Feb. 20.
In preparation for the move to a com-
bined middle/high school next year, Susee
cast a few middle- and grade-schoolers as
Other actors in the play include Hailey
Smith, Ella Jesberger, Savannah LaSpina,
Jacob Seibel, Kaiya Taylor, Dakota Wal-
lock, Emma Harsch, Allie Anderson, Taj
Goeringer, Emma Brown, Sophia Reyn-
olds, Hayden Spratt, Eva Bailey, Parker
Davis, Abigail Sills, Harmony Brady,
Lillian Johnston, Karli Jackson, Kyle
Jackson, Emelly Biamont and Sophia
The stage crew, also known as Thing 1
and Thing 2, are sophomores Chelsee Fen-
ton and Mary Barnes. Lights and sound
crew include Jude Gomez, Lucas Neuwirth
‘Seussical the Musical’ cast members practice the show’s opening number. From left, Lillian
Johnston, Parker Davis, Savannah LaSpina, Sophia Reynolds, Ella Jesberger, Harmony Brady and
Lukas Jolly. Back row, from left, Emma Harsch, Allie Anderson, Dakota Wallock and Kaiya Taylor.
and Connor Jackson. Other students help-
ing with the play include Josie Kero and
All performances will be in the SHS
cafeteria, 1901 N Holladay Drive. Shows
begin promptly at 7 p.m. Doors open at
6:30. Tickets are sold at the door.
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for
seniors and students 12 and above with-
out an ASB card, and $6 for students under
the age of 12 and students with SHS ASB
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Participants will meet at
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west of Burger King in Asto-
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Participants can also meet the
club at the city bus parking lot
off 1100 South Hemlock St.
Once in Cannon Beach, hik-
ers will make an easy trek of
about four miles. Along the way,
hikers will see a secret view-
point of Haystack Rock, pocket
parks behind Cannon Beach’s
downtown, a spruce reserve and
Call June Baumler at 503-
368-4323 to reserve a spot. Par-
ticipants don’t have to be a
member of the club to join the
hike. Dogs aren’t allowed.
More information is available