By: Megan Studer
On Thursday, January 26th, the Highlands Theatre Department performed the first act of Seussical the Musical for the Middle School. The cast has been practicing for months for their revealing of this play. Seussical the Musical is a combination of many of the Dr. Seuss characters coming to life and creating their own story. Cat in the Hat, played by Hank Slaby, tells the story of how Horton the Elephant, played by Peter Laskey, discovers a whole new world on a speck of dust and tries to protect it and the Who’s within, including curious Jojo, played by Thomas Gray-Torsell.
Peter Laskey, eighth grader, said, “It was a very fun play this year, I liked being the main role. I like being an eighth grader and seeing new sixth graders and seventh graders because I think it’s fun. There was not a lot of set changes, it’s just everything that happens stays on stage. Students should come and see the whole play because it’s a really exciting play and you’d really enjoy it, it’s basically awesome.”