Beginning Thursday, the Nation Ford High School Drama Department will perform "Seussical," a musical/comedy that features the interaction of different Dr. Seuss characters.
"It's great. It's really energetic - a lot of fun to do," said senior Justin Sebastyan, who plays the Cat in the Hat, the lead character that narrates the play.
"The set is really colorful too."
Sebastyan said this is his largest leading role, and said he is ready to pull it off.
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"I feel like it's my time," Sebastyan said. "Everyone is ready."
Sebastyan, a senior, will be attending the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York next year. Behind his narration, "Seussical" will feature elaborate sets and costumes portraying characters and environments from Dr. Seuss books, said Theater Director Amy Turner.
"We actually rented the costumes from two Broadway tours that are not going on right now," Turner said.
Turner said the drama students chose this show because it's fun to perform.
"It is such a high energy show. [The actors] can all remember how to be kids again since they are performing for kids," Turner said.
Senior Michael Hirsch, who plays Horton from the book "Horton Hears a Who," agreed that the laid back atmosphere that performing a play like this provides is really enjoyable.
"I hope I have the energy to get through it," Hirsch said. "It's fun because we all get to be goofy and laugh on stage."
A silent auction will be taking place throughout the duration of the shows to help the department to raise money for an upcoming spring break trip to New York City.
"We're going to go see 'Wicked, Mary Poppins' and 'In the Heights,' " Turner said.
"And we'll go see the Empire State Building [and other] New York landmarks."
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